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Flashcards in Verbs 1 Deck (24):
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Acquiesce

To give in; to agree

2

Alleviate

To lessen or relive discomfort or a bad situation, even if only temporarily

3

Amass

To accumulate

4

Ameliorate

To make better or more tolerable

5

Appease

To soothe; to pacify by giving in

6

Assuage

To soothe or comfort; to lessen the pain of

7

Atrophy

To waste away from lack of use

8

Augment

To add or to increase

9

Authoritarian

In the same manner as an absolute ruler or dictator

10

Belittle

To insult or degrade

11

Censor

To limit communication to prevent the loss of secret information

12

Censure

To condemn severely for inappropriate or rule-breaking behavior

13

Coalesce

To come together as one; to unite

14

Condescend

To patronize; to stoop to someone else's level in an offensive way

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Condone

To approve of or allow to happen

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Denounce

To speak out against or condemn

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Deride

To ridicule or laugh at contemptuously

18

Desecrate

To profane a holy place

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Deter

To prevent or stop someone from doing something

20

Digress

To veer off the main topic

21

Discriminate

To differentiate or make a distinction based on some quality; in recent times, usually has the connotation of unfair racial, ethnic, or gender bias

22

Disparage

To belittle or say uncomplimentary things about in an indirect way

23

Divert

To change the course or direction of

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Drone

To talk on and on in a dull way