Category: Word of the Day
1. to deprive of rank or office, esp. from an important position such as that of king.
The rebels deposed the leader and quickly established a provisional government.
2. to testify or give evidence, under oath, that can be used as testimony in a court of law.
The witness deposed that he had arrived home at midnight.
3. to question or gain a sworn statement from (a witness) for use in a trial.
1: to shut up or confine (an animal) in a pound.
The dog was dangerous and had to be impounded.
2: to confiscate and retain (property or documentary evidence) in legal custody.
The police impounded the vehicle that had been used as the getaway car.
3: to confine or secure (water) in a reservoir.
Bagnell Dam impounds the Osage River in the U.S. state of Missouri, creating the Lake of the Ozarks.
1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the earliest period or original condition.
“Three months of camp life on Lake Tahoe would restore an Egyptian mummy to his pristine vigor, and give him an appetite like an alligator. I do not mean the oldest and driest mummies, of course, but the fresher ones.” (Mark Twain)
2. pure, fresh, or clean as new; unspoiled or unsullied.
After months spent trekking in the pristine wilderness, the city seemed a noisy, crowded, polluted place.
The used car had hardly any mileage on it and was in pristine condition.
any belief, opinion, doctrine, or the like, that a person or, especially, an organization holds as being true.
He began to question the tenets of his religion.
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a state of having very low energy with drowsiness and apathy; lassitude.
She’d fallen into a lethargy caused by physical pain and depression, and she now spent most of her time in bed.