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inure (v)

(usually be inured to) Accustom (someone) to something, especially something unpleasant



1. (adj) Free from an obligation or liability imposed on others
2. (v) Free (a person or organization) from an obligation or liability imposed on others
3. (n) A person who is exempt from something, especially the payment of tax


inveigle (v)

Persuade (someone) to do something by means of deception or flattery
(inveigle oneself or one's way into) Gain entrance to (a place) by using deception or flattery


divisive (adj)

Tending to cause disagreement or hostility between people


amortize / amortise (v)

Gradually write off the initial cost of (an asset) over a period
Reduce or pay off (a debt) with regular payments
Transfer (land) to a corporation in mortmain


(v) /əˈɡlɒməreɪt/
(adj) (n)/əˈɡlɒmərət/

1. (v) Collect or form into a mass or group
2. (n) A mass or collection of things
3. (adj) Collected or formed into a mass



1. Displace the beats or accents in (music or a rhythm) so that strong beats become weak and vice versa
2. Shorten (a word) by dropping sounds or letters in the middle, as in symbology for symbolology, or Gloster for Gloucester



1. (n) The cracking or breaking of a hard object or material
2. (v) Break or cause to break
Sustain a fracture of (a bone)
(With reference to a group or organization) split or fragment and become unable to function or exist
(Of speech or a language) faltering and full of mistakes; broken


maudlin (adj)

Self-pityingly or tearfully sentimental
(Of a book, film, or song) highly sentimental


cumbersome (adj)

Large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry or use; unwieldy
Slow or complicated and therefore inefficient


(n) /ˈprɒspɛkt/
(v) /prəˈspɛkt/

1. (n) The possibility or likelihood of some future event occurring
A mental picture of a future or anticipated event
Chances or opportunities for success or wealth
2. (n) A person regarded as likely to succeed or as a potential customer, client, etc
3. (n) A place likely to yield mineral deposits
4. (n) An extensive view of landscape
5. (v) Search for mineral deposits, especially by drilling and excavation
(prospect for) Search for; seek


sterile (adj)

1. Not able to produce children or young
(Of a plant) not able to produce fruit or seeds
(Of land or soil) too poor in quality to produce crops
Lacking in imagination, creativity, or excitement; uninspiring or unproductive
2. Free from bacteria or other living microorganisms; totally clean


hector (v)

Talk to (someone) in a bullying way



1. (v) Imitate (someone or their actions or words), especially in order to entertain or ridicule
(Of an animal or plant) resemble or imitate (another animal or plant) to deter predators or for camouflage
(Of a drug) replicate the physiological effects of (another substance)
(Of a disease) exhibit symptoms that bear a deceptive resemblance to those of (another disease)
2. (n) A person skilled in imitating the voice or actions of others in an entertaining way
An animal or plant that mimics another
3. (adj) Imitative of something



1. (v) Be a sign or warning of (an imminent event, typically an unwelcome one)
(Of a person) predict
2. An omen or portent
A feeling of presentiment or foreboding


deftly (adv)

In a way that is neatly skilful and quick in movement
In a clever way