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n. flattery; admiration that is more than is necessary or deserved
The rock star thrived on the adulation of his groupies and yes-men
v. to make impure or of poorer quality by adding inferior or tainted(contaminated) substances
It is a crime to adulterate foods without informing they buyer; when consumers learned that Beechnut had adulterated its apple juice by mixing the juice with water, they protested vigorously.
Most Americans were unaware of the advent of the Nuclear age until the news of Hiroshima reached them.
adj. artistic; dealing with or capable of appreciating the beautiful (of a person or building); CF. aesthete; CF. aesthetics
n. feeling of kinship; similarity; Ex. strong affinity for her; Ex. many affinities between two languages
n. positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath; V. affirm; ADJ. affirmative; CF. affirmative action: positive discrimination
n. state of distress; trial; cause of distress or suffering; V. afflict: inflict grievous suffering on
n. insult; offense; intentional act of disrespect; V: insult or hurt the feelings of intentionally
n. collection; heap; V. agglomerate: gather into a rounded mass; N. aggolmeate: jumbled mass; heap
adj. highly excited; intensely curious
We were all agog at the news that the celebrated movie star was giving up his career in order to enter a monastery.
n. environment; atmosphere; Ex. restraurant with a pleasant ambience; ADJ. ambient: completely surrounding; Ex. ambient temperature
adj. obedient; compliant; readily managed; responsive; willing to be led; answerable or accountable legally
v. attatch or add on; fasten.
First the registrar had to affix his signature to the license; then he had to affix his official seal.
Before you punish both boys for fighting, see wheter you can determine which one was the aggressor.
v. mix; make less pure; lessen or moderate.
Our delight at the Met's victory was alloyed by our concern for Al Leiter, who injured his pitching arm in the game.
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