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vouchsafe [ vouch-seyf ] verb (used with object), vouch·safed, vouch·saf·ing. to grant or give, as by favor, graciousness, or condescension:to vouchsafe a reply to a question.to allow or permit, as by favor or graciousness:They vouchsafed his return to his own country. verb (used … Continue reading

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cozen [ kuhz-uh n ] verb (used with or without object) to cheat, deceive, or trick. WORDS RELATED TO COZEN dupe, hoodwink, cheat, bilk, chisel, trick, beguile, bamboozle, gyp, swindle, defraud, con, flimflam, fraud

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bruit [ broot ] verb (used with object) to voice abroad; rumor (used chiefly in the passive and often followed by about):The report was bruited through the village. noun Medicine/Medical. any generally abnormal sound or murmur heard on auscultation.Archaic. rumor; report.Archaic. noise; din; clamor. … Continue reading

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caliginous [ kuh-lij-uh-nuh s ] adjective Archaic: It was a caliginous and stormy night … Sure, that doesn’t quite have the same ring as “dark and stormy,” but it works. Caliginous is an archaic adjective meaning: “misty, dim, dark.”

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requiescat [ rek-wee-es-kaht, -kat ] noun a wish or prayer for the repose of the dead.

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Attrition [at·tri·tion] n.  1. A gradual, natural reduction in membership or personnel, as through retirement, resignation, or death. 2. A gradual diminution in number or strength. “The company’s attrition rate was quite high.”

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Apathetic [ap·a·thet·ic] adj.  1. Feeling or showing little or no emotion; unresponsive. 2. Feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent. “He seemed very apathetic about the company’s closure.”

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im·pet·u·ous [imˈpeCH(o͞o)əs] ADJECTIVE acting or done quickly and without thought or care. “her friend was headstrong and impetuous” synonyms: impulsive · rash · hasty · overhasty · reckless · heedless · foolhardy

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rue [ro͞o] VERB bitterly regret (something one has done or allowed to happen). “Ferguson will rue the day he turned down that offer” synonyms: regret · be sorry about · feel apologetic/remorseful about

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early 15c., “prompted by malice or ill-will, intending to mislead,” from Old French senestre, sinistre “contrary, false; unfavorable; to the left” (14c.), from Latin sinister “left, on the left side” (opposite of dexter), of uncertain origin. Continue reading

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pe·nu·ri·ous [pəˈn(y)o͝orēəs] ADJECTIVE formal extremely poor; poverty-stricken. “a penurious old tramp” synonyms: poor · as poor as a church mouse · poverty-stricken · destitute

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scha·den·freu·de [ˈSHädənˌfroidə] NOUN pleasure derived by someone from another person’s misfortune. “a business that thrives on schadenfreude” · [more] synonyms: delight · pleasure · happiness · joy · joyfulness · gladness · elation

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pug·na·cious [pəɡˈnāSHəs] ADJECTIVE eager or quick to argue, quarrel, or fight. “his public statements became increasingly pugnacious” synonyms: combative · aggressive · antagonistic · belligerent · bellicose · warlike

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decant \ dih-KANt \  , verb; 1. to pour (a liquid) from one container to another. 2. to pour (wine or other liquid) gently so as not to disturb the sediment.  Quotes: One of Enzo’s jobs was to decant  the … Continue reading

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