26 terms

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accentuate
a verb used to emphasize or intensify something
allude
hint, intimate, suggest; contains a casual or indirect reference
amplify
to expand upon a statement by using details, illustration, analysis
analyze
break down, explicate; to examine critically, so as to bring out the essential elements or give the essence of
assail
to makes concerted or violent attack on
assess
appraise, adjust, evaluate; to estimate or judge the value, character of; to impose a tax or other charge on.
attest
to bear witness to; certify; declare to be correct, true, or genuine; declare the
truth of, in words or writing
augment
to make larger; enlarge in size, number, strength, or extent; increase
aver
to assert or affirm with confidence; declare in a positive or peremptory manner
badger
to harass or urge persistently; pester; nag
bewail
to express deep sorrow for, lament, to express grief
bombard
to attack violently with weapons or words
buttress
to give encouragement or support to
capture
to take captive, as by force or craft; seize; to gain possession or control of, as in
a game or contest"
clarify
to make an idea or statement intelligible; to free from ambiguity and confusion; to
make or become easy to understand
clinch
to settle (a matter) decisively, to secure (a nail, screw, etc.) in position by beating down the protruding point, to embrace
commiserate
to feel or express sorrow or sympathy for; empathize with; pity, to sympathize
(usually follow by with)
concede
to acknowledge as true, just, or proper; admit OR to acknowledge (an
opponent's victory, score, etc.) before it is officially established
conjure
to affect, produce, bring, influence, or call upon by some sort of spell or magic.
OR to bring to mind; recall. OR to appeal to solemnly or earnestly.
connote
to signify or suggest (certain meanings, ideas, etc.) in addition to the explicit or primary
meaning. OR to involve as a condition or accompaniment.
construe
to give the meaning or intention of; explain; interpret; infer. OR to arrange or combine or
analyze (words, phrases, etc.) syntactically
convey
to impart or communicate by statement, suggestion, gesture, or appearance, to transfer or
deliver (as property) to another especially by a sealed writing
debunk
to expose the pretensions or falseness of, especially by ridicule.
decry
to speak disparagingly of; denounce as faulty or worthless; express censure of.
delineate
to portray in words; describe or outline with precision.
demonstrate
to show clearly; to prove or make clear by reasoning or evidence