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Racked

M: Torture on the rack.

1) to torture or distress acutely; torment ex: his body was racked with pain.

2) to strain in mental effort: to rack one's brain

3) to strain beyond what is normal or usual

S: A police department racked by doubt and accusations.

S: DEATH STALKS SHANGHAI:; A CITY RACKED BY WAR

 

 

 

2

inveigh

M: 

1) to protest strongly or attack vehemently with words (usually foll. by against) ex: to inveigh against isolationism.

Sent: Greg Sargent catches John Boehner invoking none other than Abraham Lincoln to inveigh against the deficit.

S: As you listen to him solemnly inveigh against dancing, physical pleasure and the evils of Communism, you can’t help considering how the authority of “Holy Mother Church,” as he calls it, has crumbled in the face of the scandals and cover-ups that have decimated Irish church attendance.

S: Is this a sign that in Europe and the Americas, same-sex marriage could become analogous to divorce: something that Catholic leaders technically frown upon but don’t bother to inveigh against all that much?

3

Sag

stock prices sagged

4

marinate

to steep

5

breach

to break or rupture

6

stew

to fret, worry, or fuss (also noun as a state of agitation, unease, worry) 2)to feel uncomfortably hot and humid

7

Mar

to damage or spoil 2) render less perfect, attractive, useful; impair. 3) to disfigure or deface, or scar.

8

singe

to burn superficially or slightly; scorch. to burn the ends of (hair, cloth)

9

Kanker

to have a restless or incessant longing (fol by after or for.

10

balk

To stop, as at an obstacle, and refuse to proceed (fol by at) he balked at making the speech. 2) to stop short and stubbornly refuse to go on. WITH OBJ 4) to place an obstacle in the way of; hinder;thwart: a sudden reversal that balked her hopes.

11

Bilk

1) to defraud; to cheat. 2) to evade payment of (a debt) 3) to frustrate: a career bilked by poor health. 4) to escape from; elude: to bilk one's pursuers.

12

Muckrake

to search for and expose real or alleged corruption, scandal.

13

Rankle

(of unpleasant feelings and experiences) to continue to cause keen irritation or bitter resentment within the mind; fester W/O: to cause keen irritation or bitter resentment in; His colleagues criticism rankled him for days.

14

Edict

M: DICT-tate to say "ee"

1) a decree issued by a sovereign or other authority.

2) any authoritative proclamation or command.

S: Kafando on Friday signed a decree to disband the presidential guard. He also fired its commander and the country's security minister, according to the edict announced on national television.

S: Analysts had predicted that the TSA edict could suck 1.2 trillion naira ($6 billion) out of the commercial banking system.

S: The tension at the two Seattle companies can't be solved by legislative edict.