chancre chancre

Definition(s):

  • (n) a small hard painless nodule at the site of entry of a pathogen (as syphilis)

Usage(s):

  1. But the descriptions of the bloody strike at the North American-owned banana plantation, the militia's "chancre of blind obedience" and the lawyers' "sleight of hand" are as .
  2. Even more startlingly, this skillfully articulated drama prefigures the spate of British plays (notably Peter Nichols' The National Health) that have dwelt on the inner chancre .
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repudiate repudiate
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