Word(s) of the day


feel or show fear or apprehension.

“she quailed at his heartless words”

coop up

to keep (a person or animal) inside a building or in a small space especially for a long period of time —usually used as (be) cooped up

“The children were cranky after being cooped up in the house all day.”

“The dog is cooped up in a cage.”


a cancellation or postponement of a punishment.

“he accepted the death sentence and refused to appeal for a reprieve


teach (a person or group) to accept a set of beliefs uncritically.

“broadcasting was a vehicle for indoctrinating the masses”


in a way that is based on deep feeling and emotional reactions rather than on reason or thought:

“The performance was both viscerally exciting and intellectually satisfying.”


relating to tailoring, clothes, or style of dress.

sartorial elegance”


struggle by every available means to gain or achieve something.

“both men will be jockeying for the two top jobs”

set in

(of something unpleasant or unwelcome) begin and seem likely to continue.

“tables should be treated with preservative before the bad weather sets in


(among men) a colleague or a fellow member of an organization.

“an old college comrade


maintain or support oneself, especially at a minimal level.

“he subsisted on welfare and casual labour”


oppressive absolute power and authority exerted by the government rule by a despot

“an excess of law is despotism, from which free men revolt”

a system of government in which the ruler has unlimited power ABSOLUTISM


place or insert between one thing and another.
“she interposed herself between the newcomers”

intervene between parties.
“the legislature interposed to suppress these amusements”

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