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lambaste

to scold or criticize harshly; to beat or whip severely

meander

to wander about, wind about; a sharp turn or twist

miscontrue

to misinterpret; to misunderstand

mollify

make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else

mortify

to humiliate

obviate

to prevent; to make unnecessary

pacify

(v.) to make peaceful or calm; to soothe

persevere

to refuse to give up despite difficulties

peruse

(v.) to read thoroughly and carefully

permeate

(v.) to spread through, penetrate, soak through

pervaricate

to lie or deviate from the truth

procure

to obtain through special effort; to bring about

quell

to put down forcibly; suppress

quench

satisfy (thirst)

query

to ask; inquire

quiver

the act of vibrating

prognosticate

make a prediction about

rankle

to cause continuing anger or irritation

recant

retract

reciprocate

to give in return

recompense

the act of compensating for service or loss or injury

reconcile

come to terms

seethe

be in an agitated emotional state

satiate

fill to satisfaction

undulate

to move in waves or with a wavelike motion; to have a wavelike appearance or form

usurp

(v.) to seize and hold a position by force or without right

wield

To use, control, or manage, as a weapon, or instrument, especially with full command.

sequester

keep away from others

tarry

(v.) to delay leaving; to linger, wait; to remain or stay for a while

transpire

come about, happen, or occur

vacillate

To sway from one side to the other; oscillate

ward

watch over or shield from danger or harm

wrest

to take by force, twist from

writhe

to make twisting or turning movements in a way that suggests pain or struggle

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