Word of the Week: Rancorous

CliffsNotes August 21, 2014




Word: RANCOROUS (adj)

Meaning: malicious

Synonyms: vindictive, bitter, grudging

1. Paul was rancorous after he lost his job due to budget cuts.

2. Albert Runcorn was a particularly rancorous employee at the Ministry of Magic within the Harry Potter series.

3. Puppies who are abused and tormented may grow up to be rancorous dogs.

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