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to yearn

to yearn

/ˈjɝn/
verb
desire strongly or persistently
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Sometimes, we yearn for it.

He was desperate, yearning to reconnect with his family from whom he'd been separated, his culture.

I definitely yearned for a connection.

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to drone

to drone

/ˈdɹoʊn/
verb
talk in a monotonous voice
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airports are commonly fenced off to prevent drones from interfering with airport operations.

armed drones have been active across the globe.

The drone became the face of us conflicts in the Middle East.

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to rant

to rant

/ˈɹænt/
verb
talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
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Maybe I'm ranting on about this too much.

I never heard you rant like that.

and I would rant.

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to cavil

to cavil

/kˈævəl/
verb
raise trivial objections

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to retch

to retch

/ɹˈɛtʃ/
verb
make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit
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I was seasick as a dog, just throwing up and retching and "Get me off!"

Bringing the total scores... - (retching) Ew!

*retching noise*

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to beam

to beam

/ˈbim/
verb
to smile joyfully in an obvious way
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Or do we beam it power from the ground with a super powered laser?

Tall structures could be built with these beams.

Instead, thin steel beams were used to build a strong vertical framework for the walls.

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to hail

to hail

/ˈheɪɫ/
verb
to praise someone or something, particularly in the press, etc.
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Apps can hail a cab within minutes and AI assistants are everywhere to help us throughout the day.

The camera has also gained considerable popularity among a particularly novel population of customers, ride hailing service drivers.

That's one reason ride hailing companies

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to prate

to prate

/pɹˈeɪt/
verb
speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
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If it prates, that's a nice thick enough sauce.

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to debut

to debut

/ˈdeɪbju/, /deɪbˈju/
verb
appear for the first time in public
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We saw them from when they first debuted to when everybody disbanded and there was a connection there.

He formed BTS in 2010, and the group officially debuted in 2013.

The Olympic rings officially debuted at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Belgium.

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to redound

to redound

/ɹiˈdaʊnd/
verb
contribute
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They aren't able to see how this thing redounded across history.

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to bide

to bide

/ˈbaɪd/
verb
dwell
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The group was biding their time, trying to figure out the finer details of the plan as time went on.

He spent the next couple of years biding his time as he examined new business ventures.

Biding his time, he built himself into a better recruit.

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to reprimand

to reprimand

/ˈɹɛpɹəˌmænd/
verb
censure severely or angrily
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Rolfe has once been reprimanded for firing his service weapon, police records show.

And he's like, you thought I was gonna reprimand you.

She quietly advised him and was the only person who could reprimand his behavior.

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to gloat

to gloat

/ˈɡɫoʊt/
verb
gaze at or think about something with great self-satisfaction, gratification, or joy
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It almost seems like I'm gloating.

Then he promptly gloated that it was him alone that affected LeBron's decision and free agency.

Don't gloat.

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to allude to

to allude to

/ɐlˈuːd tuː/
verb
make a more or less disguised reference to

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to embarrass

to embarrass

/ɪmˈbɛɹəs/
verb
cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious
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But I can assure you that we're over here trying not to embarrass ourselves.

She doesn't leak, she doesn't gossip, she doesn't embarrass herself.

and I just felt like I couldn't embarrass myself there.

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to filch

to filch

/ˈfɪɫtʃ/
verb
make off with belongings of others

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to entwine

to entwine

/ɛntˈwaɪn/
verb
spin, wind, or twist together
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Satyavan was her one true love, and their fates were entwined forever.

It were these mental scars that would soon entwine his fate with Franz Ferdinand’s.

Recycling is deeply entwined with our economic system and right now, doesn't make much economic sense.

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to reminisce

to reminisce

/ˌɹɛməˈnɪs/
verb
recall the past
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We reminisce about everyone who used to sit out here on these streets.

And I'll just tell you that Jill and I were reminiscing a little bit yesterday.

We just reminisce, laugh, and sometimes sing.

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to lave

to lave

/ˈɫeɪv/
verb
cleanse (one's body) with soap and water

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