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to ally

to ally

/ˈæɫaɪ/, /əˈɫaɪ/
verb
to support or side with another
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And there were other troops also that were allied with Napoleon.

So you pretty much have every major power in Europe is now allied against Napoleon.

You are definitely not an ally.

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to deify

to deify

/ˈdiəˌfaɪ/
verb
exalt to the position of a God
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He called democracy, a new religion that deifies the masses.

A few days later, he was deified at the request of his sons.

As for Claudius, he was deified after his death, worshipped as a God by his former subjects.

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to descry

to descry

/dɛsˈkɹaɪ/
verb
catch sight of

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to mortify

to mortify

/ˈmɔɹtɪˌfaɪ/
verb
undergo necrosis
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I’d be mortified.

Well, this is just mortifying.

This is mortifying to admit now, but it's true.

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to stultify

to stultify

/ˈstəɫtəˌfaɪ/
verb
deprive of strength or efficiency; make useless or worthless

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to mollify

to mollify

/ˈmɑɫəˌfaɪ/
verb
cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of
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Last week, Pelosi tried to mollify calls for impeachment by saying she would rather see Trump in jail.

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to decry

to decry

/dɪˈkɹaɪ/
verb
express strong disapproval of
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Last week, a group of Republican House members visited El Paso to decry President Biden's policies.

>> Others were obviously decrying it.

The accounts built an audience by publishing content celebrating Black excellence and by decrying police brutality.

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to ratify

to ratify

/ˈɹætəˌfaɪ/
verb
to validate an agreement by signing it or voting for it
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Those new governments had to ratify the 14th amendment if they wanted to get back into the union.

Come on America, let's ratify the treaty now.

It's you, your victory has been ratified.

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to ossify

to ossify

/ˈɑsəˌfaɪ/
verb
cause to become hard and bony
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These are known as ossified tendons and they helped support the tail.

Most marsupials also lack ossified kneecaps and have significantly more teeth than other mammals.

It's becoming more and more stagnated and ossified.

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to terrify

to terrify

/ˈtɛɹəˌfaɪ/
verb
fill with terror; frighten greatly
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An Ocean Waiting to Happen The nomads were terrified.

It can be terrifying for an average healthy person.

Parents were terrified.

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to classify

to classify

/ˈkɫæsəˌfaɪ/
verb
to put people or things in different categories or groups
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The most valuable quills are classified as Alba.

And while the majority of the E-4B's capabilities are classified, we do know a few things.

Classifying cannabis as a schedule I drug has been highly debated since then.

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to gainsay

to gainsay

/ˈɡeɪnˌseɪ/
verb
take exception to

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to foray

to foray

/ˈfɔɹeɪ/
verb
briefly enter enemy territory
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It's America's first and only foray into quasi-colonialism in Africa.

But Lamborghini's foray into electrification, the Sián FKP 37, doesn't save fuel.

He undertook creating Google's foray into the email world as his 20 percent project.

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to belay

to belay

/bɪlˈeɪ/
verb
fasten a boat to a bitt, pin, or cleat
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- Belay me.

- I don't know how to do a belay symbol, but here it is.

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to waylay

to waylay

/ˈweɪˌɫeɪ/
verb
wait in hiding to attack
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- They're not over, they're waylaid.

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to amnesty

to amnesty

/ˈæmnəsti/
verb
grant a pardon to (a group of people)
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Promising amnesty to those who are already here illegally encourages more aliens to come illegally.

Luckily for the toddler, when he turned three, Augustus proclaimed amnesty for the conspirators.

Butch then urged Powers to approach the governor on his behalf seeking an amnesty deal.

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to sully

to sully

/ˈsəɫi/
verb
charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone
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Cutting our cover, unfurling the flag, ditching the drag, and sullying pantaloons.

Thus, he didn’t want his name to be sullied by his work in comics.

Steven says he did until he sullied his chances by being a fuckin' embarrassment.

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to bandy

to bandy

/ˈbændi/
verb
toss or strike a ball back and forth

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to espy

to espy

/ˈɛspi/
verb
catch sight of
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And then, also, when you hosted the ESPYs, I dressed up like an octopus guy.

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