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to cadge

to cadge

/ˈkædʒ/
verb
obtain or seek to obtain by cadging or wheedling

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to browse

to browse

/ˈbɹaʊz/
verb
look around casually and randomly, without seeking anything in particular
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I'm just browsing.

and I actually just say, "Oh, I'm just browsing."

And I was like, "Oh, no, I'm just browsing.

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to envenom

to envenom

/ɛnvˈɛnəm/
verb
cause to be bitter or resentful

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to humbug

to humbug

/ˈhəmˌbəɡ/
verb
trick or deceive
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Animated holiday specials make me feel like I was bitten by a radioactive humbug!

I stand by my humbug!

Bah, humbug. >> Grump is better than grinch when talking about the President.

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to entrench

to entrench

/ɛnˈtɹɛntʃ/
verb
fix firmly or securely
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It might have entrenched the structure that kept competition from breaking out.

entrenching aristocratic power still further.

So we have quite deeply entrenched poverty at the bottom and extraordinary wealth at the top.

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fallow

fallow

/ˈfæˌɫoʊ/
adjective
(of farmland) not used for growing crops for a period of time, especially for the quality of the soil to improve
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But, right now, it's fallow season for electioneering.

Not just the stuff that grows in fields when they're fallow.

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to fresco

to fresco

/ˈfɹɛskoʊ/
verb
paint onto wet plaster on a wall
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Today, I'm going to walk you through how Marco restores this beautiful 583-year-old fresco.

And this is a very important part of the fresco restoration, because it stabilize the fresco itself.

There has been a surveillance of the Italian authority over this fresco.

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to bemuse

to bemuse

/bɪmˈjuz/
verb
cause to be confused emotionally

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to betroth

to betroth

/bɪtɹˈoʊð/
verb
give to in marriage
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Helene was shoved aside, and Sisi was betrothed to the ruler of Austria.

I was once betrothed to a baron, not of oil, but of something else. -

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to bode

to bode

/ˈboʊd/
verb
indicate, as with a sign or an omen
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If this is true, it bodes well for Maserati.

That might bode well for a business in an America that is also changing.

It's also why the end of the Skywalker saga bodes so well for Disney in China.

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to prevail

to prevail

/pɹiˈveɪɫ/, /pɹɪˈveɪɫ/
verb
be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
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Which technologies prevail remains to be seen.

although the myth prevailed; 16.

But the pilots insisted they were vital to lunar landing preparation and they prevailed.

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to afflict

to afflict

/əˈfɫɪkt/
verb
cause physical pain or suffering in
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Ironically, the disease most often afflicts impoverished people, because of a lack of proper nutrition and hygiene.

Baldwin was a frail, inexperienced teenager, sadly afflicted by leprosy.

One in four Zimbabweans was thought to be afflicted with clinical depression and anxiety.

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to posit

to posit

/ˈpɑzət/
verb
put before
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Then, they posited that those that survive and reproduce will pass on their traits to their offspring.

And Aryabhata famously posited that the earth rotatesdailyon its axis.

He posited a complete system, joining the elements and the heavens.

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to ante

to ante

/ˈænti/
verb
place one's stake
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I can give you an ex ante probability.

] that were inserted into the ante penultimate choir.

Gotta up that ante.

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to imbibe

to imbibe

/ɪmˈbaɪb/
verb
take in liquids
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And I've imbibed it.

Rob: You're always looking, you're always imbibing experiences and culture.

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to stoke

to stoke

/ˈstoʊk/
verb
stir up or tend; of a fire
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The disaster stoked public fears about nuclear power.

Historically, pandemics have stoked xenophobia.

Caroline: I am super stoked.

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to deliquesce

to deliquesce

/dɪlˈɪkwɛs/
verb
melt away in the process of decay

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to privilege

to privilege

/ˈpɹɪvɪɫədʒ/, /ˈpɹɪvɪɫɪdʒ/, /ˈpɹɪvɫədʒ/, /ˈpɹɪvɫɪdʒ/
verb
bestow a privilege upon
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But the tests were highly discriminatory, privileging white candidates from educated backgrounds.

But the idea that happiness should be privileged over security is pretty radical.

If there's one value that American conservatives privilege above others, it's liberty.

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to singe

to singe

/ˈsɪndʒ/
verb
burn superficially or lightly
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Reading 20 Mr. Edwards likes singing very much, but he is very bad at it.

Birds like sitting and singing in these trees.

The birds are singing happily in the sky.

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to vie

to vie

/ˈvaɪ/
verb
to intensely compete with another person in order to achieve something
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That could put Harris in an awkward spot as she vies to take on President Donald Trump.

But they were still vying for their place among early reptiles and reptile-like mammal ancestors.

And these princes, just like their European counterparts were constantly vying for power and control over more territory.

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