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43 terms

Robbie: 42 Verbs

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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