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abrasiveness billowing
Abrasiveness Billowing

noun from Latin. 1. texture of any material or substance used for grinding, polishing, etc., as emery, pumice, or sandpaper. 2. tending to annoy or cause ill will; overly aggressive: The abrasiveness of her personality was so rough that everyone avoided her.

verb from Old Norse from Latin 3. to rise or roll in or like billows/waves; surge. 4. to swell out, puff up, etc., as by the action of wind: The flags were billowing in the breeze.; they were surging in the wind.

cower enhance
Cower Enhance
  • verb from Old Swedish from Old German to crouch, as in fear or shame, to cringe or recoil in fear.: The dog was terrified of being beaten so he went to cower or cringe in the corner.
  • verb from Old English/Old French, -hanced, -hanc·ing. 1. to raise to a higher degree; intensify; magnify: The candelight enhanced her beauty. To improve in looks or quality. 2. to raise the value or price of: Rarity enhances the worth of old coins.: I decided to enhance the painting by adding some yellow and gold colors.
harangue labyrinth
Harangue Labyrinth
  • Noun and verb from Middle French 1. a scolding or a long or intense verbal attack; diatribe. 2. a long, passionate, and vehement speech, especially one delivered before a public gathering. 3. any long, pompous speech or writing of a tediously hortatory or didactic nature; sermonizing lecture or discourse.: Adolph Hitler delivered a harangue to the crowd; his pompous speech told how he was the greatest leader in the world.
  • Noun from Latin and Greek. 1. an intricate combination of paths or passages in which it is difficult to find one's way or to reach the exit. 2. a maze of paths bordered by high hedges, as in a park or garden, for the amusement of those who search for a way out. 3. a complicated or tortuous arrangement, as of streets or buildings. 4. any confusingly intricate state of things or events; a bewildering complex: I became lost in the labyrinth at Knotts Scary Farm; I could not find my way out of the maze.
nullify plaintiff
Nullify Plaintiff
  • Verb from Late Latin , -fied, -fy·ing. 1. to render or declare legally void or inoperative: to nullify a contract.  invalidate, annul, void, cancel.
  • 2. to deprive (something) of value or effectiveness; make futile or of no consequence: I had to nullify my marriage when I found out my husband was married to four other women.

noun from Old English. Used in Law . a person who brings suit in a court (as opposed to defendant). The plaintiff decided to sue his neighbor for $500 damages when the neighbor’s tree fell on his car.

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Replete Tangible

Adjective from Middle English/Middle French. 1. abundantly supplied or provided; filled (usually followed by with ): a speech replete with sentimentality. 2. stuffed or gorged with food and drink. 3. complete: The essay was replete in its notes and citations; it was full of notes and citations.

  • Adjective from Late Latin. 1. capable of being touched; discernible by the touch; material or substantial. 2. real or actual, rather than imaginary or visionary: the tangible benefits of sunshine. 3. definite; not vague or elusive: no tangible grounds for suspicion. 4. (of an asset) having actual physical existence, as real estate or chattels, and therefore capable of being assigned a value in monetary terms: Ghosts are not a tangible object; they cannot be touched and are imaginary.
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Bungler Dissenter

  • noun of uncertain origin (1520) or verb 1. a person who performs clumsily and awkwardly; person who botches the job: He was so clumsy he was called a bungler at his work site .
  • Noun from Latin. 1. a person who disagrees or has a difference of opinion, as from an established church, political party, or majority opinion. 2. An English Protestant who dissents or disagrees with the beliefs of the Church of England is a Dissenter.