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

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