Word of the Week: Inundate

CliffsNotes October 14, 2014




Word: INUNDATE (v)

Meaning: flood

Synonyms: overwhelm, swamp, engulf


1. When Alice returned from vacation, she was inundated with piled up paperwork.

2. If the Hoover Dam breaks, the Colorado River will inundate the surrounding land with water.

3. Once the Twitter chat about The Giver began, Lois Lowry was inundated with tweeted questions.

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