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schmooze
/ʃmuːz/

1. (v) Talk intimately and cosily; gossip
Talk in a cosy and intimate manner to (someone), typically in order to manipulate them
2. (n) A long and intimate conversation

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cozy/cosy
/ˈkəʊzi/

1. (adj) Giving a feeling of comfort, warmth, and relaxation
(Of a relationship or conversation) intimate and relaxed
Not seeking or offering challenge or difficulty; complacent
2. (n) A soft covering to keep a teapot, boiled egg, etc. hot
3. (v) Make (someone) feel comfortable or complacent
(cosy up to) Snuggle up to
(cosy up to) Ingratiate oneself with

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hobnob (v)
/ˈhɒbnɒb/

Mix socially, especially with those of perceived higher social status

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muckraking (n)
/ˈmʌkreɪkɪŋ/

The action of searching out and publicizing scandal about famous people

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sacerdotal (adj)
/ˌsasəˈdəʊt(ə)l/

Relating to priests or the priesthood; priestly

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diminutive
/dɪˈmɪnjʊtɪv/

1. (adj )Extremely or unusually small
(Of a word, name, or suffix) implying smallness, either actual or imputed to convey affection, scorn, etc.
2. (n) A smaller or shorter thing, in particular
A diminutive word or suffix.
A shortened form of a name, typically used informally

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incontrovertible (adj)
/ˌɪnkɒntrəˈvəːtɪb(ə)l/

Not able to be denied or disputed

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dander
/ˈdandə/

1. (v) (get/have one's dander up)Lose one’s temper
2. (n) Flakes of skin in an animal’s fur or hair
3. (n) A stroll
Stroll

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stroll
/strəʊl/

1. (v) Walk in a leisurely way
2. (v) Achieve a sporting victory without effort
3. (n) A short leisurely walk
4. (n) A victory or objective that is easily achieved.

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flake
/fleɪk/

1. (n) A small, flat, very thin piece of something, typically one which has broken away or been peeled off from a larger piece
A snowflake
Thin pieces of crushed, dried food or bait for fish
2. (n) A crazy or eccentric person.
3. (v) Come or fall away from a surface in flakes
Lose small fragments from the surface
4. (v) Separate (food) into flakes or thin pieces
(Of food) come apart in flakes or thin pieces

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persecute (v)
/ˈpəːsɪkjuːt/

Subject (someone) to hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of their race or political or religious beliefs
Harass or annoy (someone) persistently

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intermingle (v)
/ɪntəˈmɪŋɡ(ə)l/

Mix or mingle together

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mingle (v)
/ˈmɪŋɡ(ə)l/

Mix or cause to mix together
Move among and engage with others at a social function

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finagle (v)
/fɪˈneɪɡ(ə)l/

Obtain by dishonest or devious means
Act in a dishonest or devious manner

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tertiary (adj)
/ˈtəːʃ(ə)ri/

1. Third in order or level
Relating to or denoting education at a level beyond that provided by schools, especially that provided by a college or university.
2. Relating to or denoting the first period of the Cenozoic era

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entrenched (adj)
/ɪnˈtrɛn(t)ʃt/

(Of an attitude, habit, or belief) firmly established and difficult or unlikely to change; ingrained