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aver

to assert or declare with confidence

abhor

to hate disdainfully

cajole

to persuade gently through flattery

coerce

to compel by force; to force

compel

to force or drive strongly esp. into a course of action

convey

to communicate or make known

discern

to see or perceive what is not easily apparent/perceivable

deride

to belittle through mockery

demean

to humiliate or put down; to degrade

dupe

to trick or deceive

emulate

to copy out of admiration

extol

to glorify or praise greatly; worship

equivocate

to speak unclearly or ambiguously on purpose

feign

to fake or pretend to be affected by

goad

to prod, to urge, to incite

instigate

to cause by incitement; to initiate (something bad)

incur

to cause to happen; to cause

impel

to force or compel from within (us. by morals)

lament

to express deep sorry or regret for, usually out loud

lope

to move or run with long, bounding strides

loathe

to feel deep disgust or aversion for; to hate

prevail

to triumph over; to be greater in strength or influence

renege

to go back on a big promise or oath

revere

to deeply respect tinged with awe; to raise to a god-like status

supplicate

to ask or beg for earnestly or humbly

succumb

to fail to resist and give in to; to yield reluctantly

spurn

to reject with scorn

transmogrify

to change form in a bizarre or magical fashion

venture

to set out on a risky journey, to take a risk

beguile

to deceive through charm or magic; to amuse through charm

depict

to show using visual words

disdain

to treat with dislike or scorn

daunt

to discourage, tire, to cause loss of will

desecrate

to destroy sanctity or holiness of

enhance

to make better, improve

ingratiate

to see another's favor through servile flattery

intimidate

to make fearful or nervous

invoke

to call upon the aid of a higher power

ignite

to rouse the passions, to set aflame

lumber

to walk clumsily

lure

to tempt with promise of reward, to entice

perceive

to become aware of through the senses

quell

to put down forcibly

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