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to conquer

to conquer

/ˈkɑŋkɝ/
verb
overcome by conquest
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Although this recruit was able to conquer the obstacle, her fellow recruits were not.

God hasn't conquered the business cycle.

Gates also laid out seven broad examples of the ways the company could conquer the Internet.

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to hinder

to hinder

/ˈhɪndɝ/
verb
be a hindrance or obstacle to
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But it basically said that something, something, something we don't want to hinder developmental growth.

Does the state help or hinder this work?

This isn't to say that COVID-19 won't be hindered at all by seasonality.

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esquire

esquire

/ˈɛsˌkwaɪɹ/
noun
a title of respect for a member of the English gentry ranking just below a knight; placed after the name

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to meander

to meander

/miˈændɝ/
verb
to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course
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They can be meandering bits about going and getting something out of the refrigerator.

Tristram Shandy's meandering account of his birth is a case in point.

Instead, Castor meandered aimlessly, like he was auditioning to be on one of those sleep apps.

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to cower

to cower

/ˈkaʊɝ/
verb
crouch or curl up
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Galileo was not cowered.

The president at this point had sort of cowered from this particular policy debate.

But there was one white boxer who refused to cower behind the color barrier: our buddy Bob Fitzsimmons.

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to totter

to totter

/ˈtɑtɝ/
verb
walk unsteadily
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so I will totter around in the hearth for a little bit and then move on to this chamber.

I am going to continue tottering around outside.

Totter, totter, totter.

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to engender

to engender

/ɛnˈdʒɛndɝ/, /ɪnˈdʒɛndɝ/
verb
make (offspring) by reproduction
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But these moves engendered some criticism among longtime fans of these pure sports car names.

But it also engenders a lot of controversy.

So, again, it's intended to engender fear, to spread anxiety and really create terror.

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to jeer

to jeer

/ˈdʒɪɹ/
verb
laugh at with contempt and derision
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The crowd jeered at him when he crossed the line 30 minutes after the winner.

He was constantly subjected to the stares and jeers of the public.

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to forswear

to forswear

/fɔɹˈswɛɹ/
verb
formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure

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to canter

to canter

/ˈkæntɝ/
verb
to make a horse move in a three-beat stride

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to sunder

to sunder

/ˈsəndɝ/
verb
break apart or in two, using violence
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For his slaves it had been a heart wrenching sundering of family ties.

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to empower

to empower

/ɪmˈpaʊɝ/
verb
to give someone the power or authorization to do something particular
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Now with her own small business, she's empowering people to make a change.

Whether Playboy's efforts to be more empowering can save the magazine remains to be seen.

I think it's really important that we empower and adequately fund the agencies that go after these scammers.

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to confer

to confer

/kənˈfɝ/
verb
to give an official degree, title, right, etc. to someone
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He often conferred with the director and other actors, working through shots and scenes with them.

We had hoped to confer today's honorary degrees in person.

The context really does confer meaning.

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to titter

to titter

/ˈtɪtɝ/
verb
laugh nervously
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Ken: You are literally tittering on the edge of cheating.

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to deter

to deter

/dɪˈtɝ/
verb
try to prevent; show opposition to
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The stiff competition doesn't deter Giorgos.

But that didn't deter millions of Americans from coming back to Publishers Clearing House.

[Narrator] But do longer and harsher sentences actually work to deter crime?

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to endanger

to endanger

/ɛnˈdeɪndʒɝ/
verb
put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
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And no not the protection of endangered species.

But not doing so would also endanger thousands of lives.

If the fetus develops poorly or dies, the mother's health is endangered.

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to filibuster

to filibuster

/ˈfɪɫəˌbəstɝ/
verb
obstruct deliberately by delaying
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A cadre of Conservative MPs tried to filibuster the bill, falsely claiming it would pardon convicted pedophiles.

I thought only the Senate could filibuster.

You have some Senate Democrats vowing to filibuster a separate bill.

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to bicker

to bicker

/ˈbɪkɝ/
verb
to argue over unimportant things
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We even bicker about the proper way to eat them.

- We are never bickering -

People can bicker on their own time.

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to quaver

to quaver

/ˈkweɪvɝ/
verb
sing or play with trills, alternating with the half note above or below

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to falter

to falter

/ˈfɔɫtɝ/
verb
move hesitatingly, as if about to give way
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Some industry watchers have also seen the brand falter slightly on other metrics.

The enemy is faltering but he is not yet beaten.

Attacks on Europe faltered.

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