Flashcard
Spelling

to prognosticate

to prognosticate

/ˌpɹɑɡˈnɑstəˌkeɪt/
verb
make a prediction about; tell in advance

Examples

Flashcard
Spelling

to detonate

to detonate

/ˈdɛtəˌneɪt/
verb
cause to burst with a violent release of energy
Click to see examples

Examples

It did not detonate.

What would happen if we were to detonate a very very powerful nuclear weapon on the moon?

Right here a nuclear weapon is detonated and time freezes.

Flashcard
Spelling

to captivate

to captivate

/ˈkæptɪˌveɪt/
verb
to attract someone by being irresistibly appealing
Click to see examples

Examples

Gamestop has captivated Wall Street's attention.

Reticular theory captivated the field with its elegant simplicity.

Franklin was captivated by Eleanor’s intellectual depth and social conscience.

Flashcard
Spelling

to decimate

to decimate

/ˈdɛsəˌmeɪt/
verb
kill in large numbers
Click to see examples

Examples

Droughts and bug infestations, for example, are common and can easily decimate a country's harvest.

The covid pandemic has decimated government coffers.

But if Panama disease takes hold in Latin America, it will decimate the industry.

Flashcard
Spelling

to satiate

to satiate

/sˈeɪʃɪˌeɪt/
verb
fill to satisfaction
Click to see examples

Examples

We're bemoaning the fact that there's so many ballots that they can't be counted in time to satiate everyone's thirst for immediate answers.

That will leave you feeling full and satiated for longer.

Does it seem satiated?

Flashcard
Spelling

to conciliate

to conciliate

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

Examples

We want to assuage and conciliate them.

Flashcard
Spelling

to osculate

to osculate

/ˈɑːskjʊlˌeɪt/
verb
have at least three points in common with

Examples

Flashcard
Spelling

to fulminate

to fulminate

/ˈfʊɫməˌneɪt/
verb
criticize severely
Click to see examples

Examples

[distant sirens] - Fulminated mercury.

Flashcard
Spelling

to dilate

to dilate

/ˌdaɪˈɫeɪt/
verb
become wider
Click to see examples

Examples

When you run a fever, your blood vessels dilate and you give off more energy.

Their pupils will go from dilated to pinpoints in a couple of seconds.

You know, a patient comes in completely dilated or, you know, having really bad contractions at home.

Flashcard
Spelling

to matriculate

to matriculate

/məˈtɹɪkjəɫeɪt/
verb
enroll as a student
Click to see examples

Examples

He matriculated there in the fall of 1851, at age 14.

While Sanders matriculated, Jackson embarked on an unusual forked pro career.

This is trending down, with 40.9% of applicants matriculating in 2020.

Flashcard
Spelling

to initiate

to initiate

/ˌɪˈnɪʃiˌeɪt/
verb
bring into being
Click to see examples

Examples

These were the worst performers among companies that have initiated buybacks.

But it does mean that you’ll have to find a way to initiate the conversation.

Independently, at NASA's Langley Research Center, and alternate approach to lunar simulation was initiated.

Flashcard
Spelling

to truncate

to truncate

/ˈtɹəŋˌkeɪt/
verb
make shorter as if by cutting off
Click to see examples

Examples

Some cephalopods truncated their shell.

So we truncated a lot of time.

I'm going to offer brief introductions of our visitors, radically truncating the prodigious extent of their achievements.

Flashcard
Spelling

to dissipate

to dissipate

/ˈdɪsəˌpeɪt/
verb
spend frivolously and unwisely
Click to see examples

Examples

Engineers can open up extra lines to dissipate the extra power.

So it dissipates out into the seawater without causing too much noise.

Because you have to dissipate momentum.

Flashcard
Spelling

to promulgate

to promulgate

/pɹoʊˈməɫɡeɪt/
verb
state or announce
Click to see examples

Examples

That March, a new constitution was promulgated.

Now, these are regulations that are promulgated.

And they promulgated something we call the principle of sufficient reason.

Flashcard
Spelling

to depopulate

to depopulate

/diˈpɑpjəˌɫeɪt/
verb
reduce in population

Examples

Flashcard
Spelling

to amputate

to amputate

/ˈæmpjəˌteɪt/
verb
the removal of a limb or a part of it via surgical operatons due to being diseaed or badly damaged
Click to see examples

Examples

What remained of his hand would be amputated later in the year.

It was amputated six months after he lost his job.

So, if you amputate at the level of the wrist, you regenerate the hand."

Flashcard
Spelling

to federate

to federate

/ˈfɛdɝˌeɪt/
verb
enter into a league for a common purpose

Examples

Flashcard
Spelling

to accumulate

to accumulate

/əkˈjumjəˌɫeɪt/
verb
to get an increasing amount of something over a period of time
Click to see examples

Examples

But I have accumulated just a couple of new things

Our shoppers can earn and accumulate gold points and then convert that into cash through gift cards.

Their DNA slowly changes from generation to generation and differences accumulate.

Flashcard
Spelling

to obviate

to obviate

/ˈɑbviˌeɪt/
verb
do away with

Examples

great

you-have-reviewed-all-the-words-in-this-lesson