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to enamor

to enamor

/ɛˈnæmɝ/
verb
attract; cause to be enamored
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I was enamored by the beauty of martial arts, the physicality, the grace and the speed.

I've been enamored with this one ever since my unboxing over on Short Circuit.

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to abhor

to abhor

/æbˈhɔɹ/
verb
to detest something, often for moral reasons
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Nature abhors a vacuum!

And it comes out, and people who see it are abhorred.

So power abhors a vacuum.

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to proctor

to proctor

/ˈpɹɑktɝ/
verb
watch over (students taking an exam, to prevent cheating)

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to clangour

to clangour

/klˈæŋɡɚ/
verb
make a loud resonant noise

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to devour

to devour

/dɪˈvaʊɝ/
verb
destroy completely
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If you come too close, they'll devour you and add your energy to their collection.

A primitive hunter cell swallowed another cell, but instead of devouring it, the two cells formed a union.

This sphere is surrounded by a shell of energy that devours everything it comes into contact with.

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to belabor

to belabor

/bɪˈɫeɪbɝ/
verb
attack verbally with harsh criticism
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There's more but I'm not gonna belabor you with it.

So I don't want to belabor the symbols here too much.

And I won't belabor this slide too much.

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to endeavor

to endeavor

/ɪnˈdɛvɝ/
verb
attempt by employing effort
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And we will endeavor to answer.

Each day I endeavor to surround myself with positive people who bring good energy into my life.

Now it's looking to commercialize, a costly endeavor for them and any company in this space.

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to demur

to demur

/dɪˈmɝ/
verb
take exception to
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The Grant administration wanted to annex it and the Dominican Republic, but Congress demurred.

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to procure

to procure

/pɹoʊkˈjʊɹ/
verb
get by special effort
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And then she procures a specific device from one of her fellow hackers.

My job as being a music director for Hot 93.9 in Honolulu was procuring music.

We grow on site and we procure our medicine from other patients.

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to coiffure

to coiffure

/kˈɔɪfjʊɹ/
verb
arrange attractively

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to accrue

to accrue

/əˈkɹu/
verb
to gradually grow or increase in amount by accumulation
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But if you opt in, then you're foregoing benefits that are accruing from certain other programs.

Knowing that we can deal with unexpected costs without accruing debt helps us sleep at night.

Instead they will accrue to you."

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to maneuver

to maneuver

/məˈnuvɝ/
verb
direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
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So I'm trying to maneuver myself into this chair

A lot of them don't know that they can actually maneuver the obstacle course.

And they need to push and maneuver a weight six times.

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to clamber

to clamber

/ˈkɫæmbɝ/
verb
climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
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But they still clambered around on all fours in the trees, more like monkeys.

Now they clambered on the bandwagon and united under Prussian leadership to form the German Empire.

When the alternative is clambering across a room with a tape measured, you know?

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to patter

to patter

/ˈpætɝ/
verb
make light, rapid and repeated sounds
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So it wasn't just that I was doing an 18-page patter song.

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to welter

to welter

/ˈwɛɫtɝ/
verb
be immersed in

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to massacre

to massacre

/ˈmæsəkɝ/
verb
kill a large number of people indiscriminately
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He reached Elegeia where his entire army was surrounded and massacred.

The Ayyubid army poured through the breach and massacred 800 of the defenders.

It was a massacre.

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to aver

to aver

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

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to impair

to impair

/ˌɪmˈpɛɹ/
verb
make worse or less effective
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Laboratory experiments provide evidence that failing to get enough sleep dramatically impairs memory and concentration.

They'll use "hearing impaired".

I used to use "hearing impaired" a lot.

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to wither

to wither

/ˈwɪðɝ/
verb
wither, as with a loss of moisture
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Your arm is withered because of a curse.

And I just wanted to wither away. "

And it was a terrible thing to say, and as soon as I said it, Katie withered.

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