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walloping

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Definition: (noun) A sound thrashing or defeat.
Synonyms: debacle, drubbing, thrashing, trouncing, whipping, slaughter.
Usage: The tournament was an embarrassment, with our team receiving a thorough walloping from the opponent.
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pauperism

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Definition: (noun) A state of extreme poverty or destitution.
Synonyms: indigence, penury, need.
Usage: Two children begged for money on the subway, and their pauperism weighed heavily on the minds of the train's passengers.



apostasy

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Definition: (noun) Abandonment of one's religious faith, a political party, one's principles, or a cause.
Synonyms: defection, renunciation.
Usage: He had been very devoted to his cause, so when he declared his apostasy to the crowd, there was an audible gasp.