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Meaning – (of a woman) continually criticize and order about (her husband or other male partner).
Usage – “he was a henpecked husband at the end of his tether”
Synonyms – browbeaten, downtrodden, bullied, dominated, nagged, subjugated, oppressed, repressed, intimidated, ground down, without a mind of one’s own, tied to someone’s apron strings, under someone’s heel; meek, timid, docile, cringing, cowering, abject; informalunder someone’s thumb, led by the nose, treated like dirt.
Meaning – a person’s death.
Usage – “he held the post until his untimely decease in 1991”
Meaning – assert one’s will over another in an arrogant way.
Usage – “Cathy had been a martyr to her gruff, domineering husband”
Synonyms – browbeat, bully, intimidate, pressurize, menace, hector, boss (about/around), push around/about, order about/around, give orders to, lord it over, tyrannize, terrorize, persecute, oppress.
Meaning – hold royal office; rule as monarch.
Usage – “Queen Elizabeth reigns over the UK”
Synonyms – be king/queen, be monarch, be sovereign, sit on the throne, occupy the throne, wear the crown, wield the sceptre, hold sway, rule, govern.
Meaning – show one’s resentment or anger, especially by throwing up one’s head and drawing in one’s chin.
Usage – “she bridled at his tone”
Synonyms – bristle, be/become indignant, take offence, take umbrage, be affronted, be offended.
Meaning – solicit votes from (electors or members).
Usage – “in each ward, two workers canvassed some 2,000 voters”
Synonyms – campaign, electioneer, solicit votes, drum up support; stump; informaldoorstep.
Meaning – feeling or expressing blissful happiness.
Usage – “a beatific smile”
Synonyms – rapturous, joyful, ecstatic, seraphic, blissful, serene, happy, beaming, glad.
Meaning – relating to or affecting the senses rather than the intellect.
Usage – “the work showed a deliberate disregard of the more sensuous and immediately appealing aspects of painting”
Synonyms – aesthetically pleasing, aesthetic, pleasurable, gratifying, rich, sumptuous, luxurious; affective; sensory, sensorial.
Meaning – completely fascinated or absorbed by what one is seeing or hearing.
Usage – “a rapt teenage audience”
Synonyms – fascinated, enthralled, spellbound, captivated, riveted, gripped, mesmerized, enchanted, entranced, charmed, bewitched, transported, enraptured; thrilled, ecstatic, rapturous.
Meaning – check or guide (a horse) by pulling on its reins.
Usage – “he reined in his horse and waited”