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to admonish

to admonish

/ædˈmɑnɪʃ/
verb
warn strongly; put on guard

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to articulate

to articulate

/ɑɹˈtɪkjəˌɫeɪt/, /ɑɹˈtɪkjəɫət/
verb
to pronounce or utter something in a clear and distinct way

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to balk

to balk

/ˈbɑɫk/, /ˈbɔk/
verb
to be reluctant to do something or allow something to happen, particularly because it is dangerous, difficult, or unpleasant

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to chastise

to chastise

/tʃæˈstaɪz/
verb
censure severely

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to conciliate

to conciliate

/kənsˈɪlɪˌeɪt/
verb
cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of

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to confer

to confer

/kənˈfɝ/
verb
to exchange opinions and have discussions with others

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to decry

to decry

/dɪˈkɹaɪ/
verb
express strong disapproval of

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to demur

to demur

/dɪˈmɝ/
verb
to express disagreement with or reluctance to do something

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to denote

to denote

/dɪˈnoʊt/
verb
have as a meaning

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to fathom

to fathom

/ˈfæðəm/
verb
come to understand

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to hail

to hail

/ˈheɪɫ/
verb
to praise someone or something, particularly in the press, etc.

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to intimate

to intimate

/ˈɪnəmət/, /ˈɪntəˌmeɪt/, /ˈɪntəmət/
verb
imply as a possibility

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to negate

to negate

/nɪˈɡeɪt/
verb
deny the truth of

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to surmise

to surmise

/sɝˈmaɪz/
verb
to guess that something is true without having enough evidence

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to underscore

to underscore

/ˌəndɝˈskɔɹ/
verb
give extra weight to (a communication)

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to vituperate

to vituperate

/vˈɪɾuːpɚɹˌeɪt/
verb
spread negative information about

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to refute

to refute

/ɹɪfˈjut/
verb
prove to be false or incorrect

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blinkered

blinkered

adjective
*** limited in scope or understanding; narrow-minded

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caustic

caustic

/ˈkɑstɪk/, /ˈkɔstɪk/
adjective
harsh or corrosive in tone

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convoluted

convoluted

/ˈkɑnvəˌɫutəd/
adjective
highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious

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didactic

didactic

/daɪˈdæktɪk/
adjective
instructive (especially excessively)

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embroiled

embroiled

/ɛmˈbɹɔɪɫd/
adjective
deeply involved especially in something complicated

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erroneous

erroneous

/ɛˈɹoʊniəs/, /ɝˈoʊniəs/
adjective
containing or characterized by error

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intelligible

intelligible

/ˌɪnˈtɛɫədʒəbəɫ/
adjective
capable of being apprehended or understood

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plausible

plausible

/ˈpɫɔzəbəɫ/
adjective
apparently reasonable and credible, and therefore convincing

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qualified

qualified

/ˈkwɑɫəˌfaɪd/
adjective
contingent on something else

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tacit

tacit

/ˈtæsɪt/
adjective
suggested or understood without being verbally mentioned

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nonetheless

nonetheless

/ˌnənðəˈɫɛs/
adverb
despite what was just mentioned
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Nonetheless, many contemporary filmmakers are students of his work and cite it as their inspiration.

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respectively

respectively

/ɹɪˈspɛktɪvɫi/
adverb
in exactly the order mentioned

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whereas

whereas

/hwɛˈɹæz/, /wɛˈɹæz/
conjunction
used to introduce a statement that is true for one thing and false for another
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Whereas most people around here don't!

Whereas, if I were to be like, "Hey, let's be friends!"

And my deaf accent comes out more in videos whereas the southern accent comes out more in person.

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conundrum

conundrum

/kəˈnəndɹəm/
noun
a confusing question or a difficult problem

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discrepancy

discrepancy

/dɪsˈkɹɛpənsi/
noun
a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions

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dissonance

dissonance

/ˈdɪsənəns/
noun
absence of agreement between a group of people

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duplicity

duplicity

/duˈpɫɪsɪti/
noun
acting in bad faith; deception by pretending to entertain one set of intentions while acting under the influence of another

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exemplar

exemplar

/ɪɡˈzɛmpɫɑɹ/
noun
something to be imitated

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gist

gist

/ˈdʒɪst/
noun
the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience

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implication

implication

/ˌɪmpɫəˈkeɪʃən/
noun
a possible consequence of something such as an event, decision, or action

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paradox

paradox

/ˈpɛɹəˌdɑks/
noun
a seemingly contradictory or absurd statement, which may be proven to be true

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veracity

veracity

/vɝˈæsɪti/
noun
unwillingness to tell lies

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vitriol

vitriol

/ˈvɪtɹiəɫ/
noun
abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will

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