ill-gotten

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Definition: (adjective) Obtained illegally or by improper means. Synonyms: dirty. Usage: There is a proverb which says that ill-gotten gains never prosper, and the Prince found that the stolen ring brought him ill-luck after all. Discuss

forbearance

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Definition: (noun) Good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence. Synonyms: longanimity, patience. Usage: Nevertheless, his army rebelled in Spain; this arose from nothing but his too great forbearance, which gave his soldiers more license than is consistent with military discipline. Discuss

step-down

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Definition: (noun) A reduction in amount or size. Synonyms: diminution, decrease. Usage: Having just declared bankruptcy, Lester admitted that his grand plans for renovating his kitchen needed a drastic step-down. Discuss