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sinew

sin·ew

sinew

 
pronunciation:
sIn yu
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a tendon.
definition 2: muscular strength.
similar words:
brawn, muscle
definition 3: (often pl.) the source or foundation of strength and vigor.
Elections are the sinews of democratic government.
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