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to aver

to aver

/ˈeɪvɝ/
verb
to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true

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to brook

to brook

/ˈbɹʊk/
verb
put up with something or somebody unpleasant

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to countenance

to countenance

/ˈkaʊntənəns/
verb
to agree to, accept, or support something

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to delineate

to delineate

/dɪˈɫɪniˌeɪt/
verb
describe in vivid detail

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to disabuse

to disabuse

/dɪsəbˈjus/, /dɪsəbˈjuz/
verb
free somebody (from an erroneous belief)

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to divine

to divine

/dɪˈvaɪn/
verb
perceive intuitively or through some inexplicable perceptive powers

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to equivocate

to equivocate

/ɪˈkwɪvəˌkeɪt/
verb
be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information

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to excoriate

to excoriate

/ɛkˈskɔɹiˌeɪt/
verb
express strong disapproval of

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to exhort

to exhort

/ɪɡˈzɔɹt/
verb
to try very hard to persuade someone to do something particular

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to harangue

to harangue

/hɝˈæŋ/
verb
to speak to people in a lengthy, loud, and angry way

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to impugn

to impugn

/ˌɪmˈpjun/
verb
attack as false or wrong

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to log

to log

/ˈɫɔɡ/
verb
to record events or facts

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to maunder

to maunder

/mˈɔːndɚ/
verb
speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly

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to palaver

to palaver

/pælˈɑːvɚ/
verb
speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly

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to quibble

to quibble

/ˈkwɪbəɫ/
verb
evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections

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to reproach

to reproach

/ɹiˈpɹoʊtʃ/
verb
express criticism towards

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to skirt

to skirt

/ˈskɝt/
verb
avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

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apposite

apposite

/ɐpˈɑːsɪt/
adjective
being of striking appropriateness and pertinence

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conciliatory

conciliatory

/kənˈsɪˌɫiəˌtɔɹi/, /kənˈsɪɫjəˌtɔɹi/
adjective
making or willing to make concessions

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contentious

contentious

/kənˈtɛnʃəs/
adjective
involving or likely to cause controversy

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disingenuous

disingenuous

/dɪsɪnˈdʒɛnjuəs/
adjective
not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness

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eloquent

eloquent

/ˈɛɫəkwənt/
adjective
being able to utilize language to convey something well, especially in a persuasive manner

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extenuating

extenuating

/ɪkˈstɛnjuˌeɪtɪŋ/
adjective
partially excusing or justifying

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glib

glib

/ˈɡɫɪb/
adjective
artfully persuasive in speech

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laudable

laudable

/ˈɫɔdəbəɫ/
adjective
deserving to be praised or admired, even if not successful, especially an action, aim, or idea

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parochial

parochial

/pɝˈoʊkiəɫ/
adjective
narrowly restricted in outlook or scope

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syncretic

syncretic

/sɪŋkɹˈɛɾɪk/
adjective
of or characterized by syncretism

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tendentious

tendentious

/ˌtɛnˈdɛnʃəs/
adjective
having or marked by a strong tendency especially a controversial one

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moreover

moreover

/mɔˈɹoʊvɝ/
adverb
used to support or add to what one has just said by giving new or more information

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diatribe

diatribe

/ˈdaɪəˌtɹaɪb/
noun
thunderous verbal attack

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finesse

finesse

/fɪˈnɛs/
noun
the act of dealing with a situation in a subtle and skillful way

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imbroglio

imbroglio

/ˌɪmˈbɹoʊɫˌjoʊ/
noun
an intricate and confusing interpersonal or political situation

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nuance

nuance

/ˈnuɑns/
noun
a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude

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