Word Wealth Part 1 Unit 1 (verbs,) Part 2 Unit 1 (all)

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Word Wealth Part 1 Unit 1 (verbs,) Part 2 Unit 1 (all)

abolish

to do away with, put an end to

acquire

to get, procure, obtain

adapt

to make suitable, agreeable, harmonious

admonish

to warn, reprove, advise

affirm

to declare, assert

declare

to state firmly or emphatically

avouch

to declare solemnly the truth of something

maintain

to uphold a belief or statement

warrant

to justify an action or idea

advocate

to advise or urge an idea or course of action

coerce

to compel, bring out by force

constrains

obliges

constraint

mild form of pressure

importune

implore, entreat

obligation

the social force that binds you to your obligations and the courses of action demanded by that force

prevail

triumph

extort

twists forth or wrests

impel

drives, forces

compulsory

required by rule

mandatory

required

curtail

to cut down, reduce

foreshorten

reduce in scope while retaining essential elements

abbreviate

shorten

abridge

to shorten or condense

truncate

make shorter as if by cutting off

desiccate

remove water from

lengthen

become long or longer

amplify

increase the volume of

expand

become larger in size or volume or quantity

defer

to delay or postpone

divulge

to disclose or reveal

exposure

scandalous disclosure

revelation

mystery or secret opened up or revealed

manifest

open, evident

unmask

reveal the true nature of

confess

admit, make a clean breast of

implore

to beg, plead, entreat

solicit

ask for funds, good, business

entreat

beg, especially for mercy

supplicate

beg, especially in prayer

importune

beg in urgent need

abstract

formal summary

digest

summary which may employ the style, form, and manner of the original article or book

synopsis

summary of a story, speech, or series of events

compendium

comprehensive summary or concise treatise in some field of learning.

acquiesce

to consent, agree, passively

assent

say yes

accede

yield

concur

agree

allude

to refer to or mention casually

cite

mention, refer to, quote

casual

offhand, incidental

constitute

to form, or make up

contrive

to plot, scheme, devise a way

corroborate

to verify, confirm, substantiate

culminate

to reach the highest point

summit

highest point

zenith

highest point of a career

acme

highest point of excellence

depreciate

to decrease in value, belittle

decry

express strong disapproval of

disparage

to belittle, speak slightly of

appreciate

add to the price or value

dilate

to expand or enlarge

discriminate

to observe differences, make unfair distinctions

arid

dry, barren, parched, lifeless

sere

withered, dried up, or mildly scorched by heat

sterile

unfruitful, incapable of producing life, lacking vitality, free from micro-organisms

desiccated

dried up

jejeune

dull and flat, barren or dried up

effete

spent, worn, exhausted- thus sterile

chronic

constant, habitual, recurring

dubious

doubtful, uncertain, causing doubt

dubitable

causing doubt

indubitable

not questioned or doubted

indulgent

yielding, lenient, easy-going

internal

inside, within, inner

gratification

please, pleasing, agreeable, free

license

allowed

sanction

official permission or approval

toleration

official recognition of the right of individuals to hold dissenting opinions (especially in religion)

dispensation

an exemption from some rule or obligation

patent

a document granting an inventor sole rights to an invention

authorization

authorized

sufferance

a disposition to tolerate or accept people or situations

sanction

official permission or approval

condonation

to excuse by seeming to overlook, treat as if trivial

lethat

deadly, fatal

mortal

death-causing

livid

pale, lead-colored, grayish blue

overt

open, unconcealed

conspicuous

attracts attention

ostensible

motive for disagreeing is apparent

manifest

plans and ideas are open

flagrant

not only overt

palpable

deeds or wrongs you can see or feel readily

senile

characteristic of old age

senile dementia

mental derangement that often occurs in old age

dotage

senility with weak-mindedness or abnormal fondness

superannuation

condition of being retired or disqualified for active duty

longevity

long life

virtual

almost, for all practical purposes, being something in effect but not actually

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