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to conscript

to conscript

/ˈkɑnsˌkɹɪpt/, /kənsˈkɹɪpt/
verb
enroll into service compulsorily
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Christian was conscripted into the military, and Catherine returned to her father and Callian.

It was probably a relief when Schindler was conscripted into the Czechoslovak army for 18 months service.

And reformers were very actively conscripted by the state to legitimize a system that was in crisis.

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to gladden

to gladden

/ˈɡɫædən/
verb
make glad or happy

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to fathom

to fathom

/ˈfæðəm/
verb
come to understand
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I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom.

Again, I can't fathom it.

The loss of life here in Boulder is just -- it's hard to fathom.

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to decamp

to decamp

/dəˈkæmp/
verb
leave suddenly
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He decamped Strasbourg for Mainz post haste.

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to heed

to heed

/ˈhid/
verb
to be attentive to advice or a warning
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We should heed that lesson when it comes to finding out the best way to deploy autonomous vehicles.

And other plants heed this warning.

But that's all right because you wouldn't heed His word.

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to blurt

to blurt

/ˈbɫɝt/
verb
utter impulsively
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So in all honesty, just blurt it out.

And she looked at my eyes and just blurted my name out loud like right then and there.

That is blurting it out.

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to mire

to mire

/ˈmaɪɝ/, /ˈmaɪɹ/
verb
cause to get stuck as if in a mire
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Charney had been mired in controversy for years.

This messaging is especially important as the K-pop industry has become mired in scandal in recent years.

Do it yourself because they will only mire you in bureaucracy.

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to broach

to broach

/ˈbɹoʊtʃ/
verb
bring up a topic for discussion
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My husband, obviously knows, including some co-workers when the topic is broached.

You broach that one half-inch of space between you and they could bite you.

[Conan] Clearly I've broached a troubling subject for you.

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to avenge

to avenge

/əˈvɛndʒ/
verb
take revenge for a perceived wrong
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There’s Vali, Odin’s son who avenged Baldr’s death.

And Vidar, son of Odin and the giantess Grid, avenged Odin’s death.

Khan also wants to avenge his father's death.

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to pluck

to pluck

/ˈpɫək/
verb
look for and gather
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Pluck the thickest string on the guitar.

But plucking these claws can be a dangerous process.

Yes, we have gone and plucked out the very best students from poor families.

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to preside

to preside

/pɹiˈzaɪd/, /pɹɪˈzaɪd/
verb
to have or act in an authoritative role in a ceremony, meeting, etc.
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I count it a notable honor that you have assigned to me the privilege of presiding at our deliberations.

The bill whose passage he'd presided over was renamed in his memory.

The Chief Justice presides over impeachment trials, and sometimes he gets to wear a special robe when this happens.

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to espouse

to espouse

/ɪˈspaʊs/, /ɪˈspaʊz/
verb
choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans
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This view, espoused by Hobbes and followed by many today, is known as contractarianism.

These ideas had been espoused by Charlesown grandfather, Erasmus Darwin.

So ACT basically espouses a radical acceptance of reality.

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to warp

to warp

/ˈwɔɹp/
verb
make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
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When the wool arrives, we then warp it, we then weave it.

What is this exotic product with the power to warp people’s financial sense beyond recognition?

The things on the stage can affect the stage itself, stretching and warping it.

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to winnow

to winnow

/ˈwɪˌnoʊ/
verb
separate the chaff from grain by using air currents
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The field ultimately winnows out.

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to boycott

to boycott

/ˈbɔɪˌkɑt/
verb
refuse to sponsor; refuse to do business with
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No seriously like, no one is boycotting a mom and pop’s pizza place.

Big-name companies are boycotting Facebook, yet another controversy.

Black churches urged their congregations to boycott the buses that Monday.

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to jut

to jut

/ˈdʒət/
verb
extend out or project in space
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Right, you can jut si vu right there.

You guys are jut ruining Reggie's set.

They're called Ting Flex plans and they charge juts $5 per gig.

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to vouchsafe

to vouchsafe

/vˈaʊtʃseɪf/
verb
grant in a condescending manner

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