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context
writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
n writ
written command issued by a court (telling someone to do or not to do something)
affidavit
written statement made under oath (for use as proof in a court of law)
s figure
written symbols; number; amount represented in numbers; outline or silhouette of a thing or human body; person (well-known); impression; diagram; pattern; group in a dance; Ex. figure of speech; V. calculate with numbers; adorn with figures; appear; consider; Ex. My name did not figure in the list.
n misnomer
wrong or improper name; incorrect designation
n amiss
wrong; faulty; Ex. something amiss; ADV.
n malfeasance
wrongdoing; misconduct (by a public official)
annuity
yearly allowance
n jaundiced
yellowed; prejudiced (envious, hostile, or resentful) from long and disappointing experience of human affairs; Ex. with a jaundiced eye
n cede
yield (title or territory) to (esp. after losing a war); surrender formally; N. cession
succumb
yield (to something overwhelming); give in; die; Ex. succumb to the illness
s indulge
yield to; gratify; allow oneself a special pleasure; Ex. indulge one's every whim/a child/in a big cigarette; N. indulgence
n cession
yielding to another; ceding
n whelp
young animal (esp. of the dog or cat family); young wolf, dog, tiger, etc.
n debutante
young woman making formal entrance into society
n callow
youthful; immature; inexperienced