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1
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acquiesce

A

to give in; to agree

2
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alleviate

A

to lessen or relieve discomfort or a bad situation, even if only temporarily

3
Q

amass

A

to accumulate

4
Q

ameliorate

A

to make better or more tolerable

5
Q

appease

A

to sooth; to pacify by giving in

6
Q

assuage

A

to sooth or comfort; to lessen the pain of

7
Q

atrophy

A

to waste away from lack of use

8
Q

augment

A

to add to or increase

9
Q

belittle

A

to insult or degrade

10
Q

censor

A

to limit communication to prevent the loss of secret information

11
Q

censure

A

to condemn severely for inappropriate or rule-breaking behavior

12
Q

coalesce

A

come together as one; to unite

13
Q

condone

A

to approve of or allow to happen

14
Q

denounce

A

to speak out against or condemn

15
Q

deride

A

to ridicule or laugh at contemptuously

16
Q

desecrate

A
  1. to divest of sacred or hallowed character or office.
  2. to divert from a sacred to a profane use or purpose.
  3. to treat with sacrilege; profane.
17
Q

deter

A

to prevent or stop someone from doing something

18
Q

digress

A

to veer off the main topic

19
Q

disparage

A

to belittle or say uncomplimentary things about in an indirect way

20
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drone

A

to talk on and on in a dull way

21
Q

efface

A

to erase or rub away the features of

22
Q

emulate

A

to imitate as a role model

23
Q

engender

A

to create or produce

24
Q

enthrall

A

to hold spellbound; to captivate or charm completely

25
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exemplify

A

to serve as an example or representative of

26
Q

extol

A

to praise

27
Q

instigate

A

to provoke or stir up a controversy

28
Q

languish

A

to become listless, hopeless, or depressed

29
Q

meander

A

to wander slowly or aimlessly

30
Q

mitigate

A

to lessen the severity of something, such as a punishment or injury

31
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nullify

A

to cancel out or make very unimportant, as if nonexistent

32
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preclude

A

to prevent or make impossible

33
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refute

A

to disprove

34
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reproach

A

to scold or rebuke

35
Q

repudiate

A

to reject or deny

36
Q

rescind

A

to repeal, to take back formally

37
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solicit

A

to ask for, to seek

38
Q

vacillate

A

to waver between alternatives; to be indecisive

39
Q

veer

A

to turn aside or swerve away from a course, direction, or purpose

40
Q

venerate

A

to revere or treat something or someone holy