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to adore

to adore

/əˈdɔɹ/
verb
to love and respect someone very much
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and I adore it, OK?

Find a career that gives you the space in your life to pursue a hobby you adore.

If you happen to have a friend who truly adores bacon, then an email would suffice.

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to please

to please

/ˈpɫiz/
verb
to make someone satisfied or happy
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If Google pleased advertisers, relevance to the user would no longer be the primary page-ranking consideration.

"Please forgive me, I didn't know that you were her mother."

"I'd like some more jam, please."

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aversion

aversion

/əˈvɝʒən/
noun
a strong feeling of dislike toward someone or something
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- It's called loss aversion, and it's a big part of why we hate paying taxes.

Adriene: Understanding of loss aversion can help businesses and policymakers influence decisions.

This is loss aversion at work.

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partial

partial

/ˈpɑɹʃəɫ/
adjective
being fond of someone or something
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But with partial hearing and then that, trying to put it together.

We had a partial we had two parts of a boat dock washed up onto our front yard.

It was the tiny partial skull and endocast of a juvenile primate, which Dart called the Taung Child.

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passion

passion

/ˈpæʃən/
noun
a great feeling of love, hate, etc.
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Accessibility is not about passion.

This isn't a passion project.

Now we're going to make or create a passion plan to help map out how to get there.

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keen

keen

/ˈkin/
adjective
being very eager and enthusiastic
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And those who are eating them are really keen for you to know about it.

Governments are going to be very keen in certain priority sector on shoring their supply.

But it doesn’t look like Borelopelta was too keen on conifers.

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to dislike

to dislike

/dɪˈsɫaɪk/
verb
to not like a person and consider them unpleasant
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He seemed to want people to dislike him.

I began to dislike Linton rather than pity him.

I don't dislike these people.

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to despise

to despise

/dɪˈspaɪz/
verb
to hate and have no respect for something or someone
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Others despise it.

But nobles and clergymen came to despise his presence.

And what if we told them that the people who rejected them were people they despise.

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disgust

disgust

/dɪsˈɡəst/
noun
a strong feeling of distaste for someone or something
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It was a look of disgust, pain and shame.

Because for you, talking about money brings up all sorts of bad feelings like fear, anxiety and disgust.

The way we treat animals will probably be one of the things future generations will look down on in disgust.

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prejudice

prejudice

/ˈpɹɛdʒədɪs/
noun
an unreasonable opinion or judgment based on dislike felt for a person, group, etc., particularly because of their race, sex, etc.
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Because Luthor is fueled by hatred and prejudice and a lust for power.

But the rich world he created would outlive his personal prejudices.

The racial slur in this newsreel title shows the prejudice towards Mexican workers during this time.

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resistance

resistance

/ɹiˈzɪstəns/, /ɹɪˈzɪstəns/
noun
the act of refusing to accept or obey something such as a plan, law, or change
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My resistance surprised him, and he shouted for help.

When a truck enters the bed, it meets little resistance at first, then more as it travels.

But there is an overwhelming resistance to inoculation.

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to abide

to abide

/əˈbaɪd/
verb
(always negative) to tolerate someone or something
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His trio was expected to tour and record constantly, abiding to an exhausting schedule.

But this same technology can also be used on us law abiding citizens.

Ugh, Renoir, whom I cannot abide.

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antipathy

antipathy

/ænˈtɪpəθi/
noun
a strong feeling of aversion, opposition, or dislike

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grudge

grudge

/ˈɡɹədʒ/
noun
a deep feeling of anger and dislike toward someone because of what they did in the past
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If someone humiliates us, we will hold that grudge indefinitely, and we will get our revenge.

Do you feel like any clients still hold a grudge against you?

He might have a grudge against me.

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misogynist

misogynist

/ˈmɪzədʒɪnɪst/
noun
someone who hates or despises women or assumes men are much better
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Misogynists struck back against these protests.

The shooter, a racist, a misogynist, and a coward -- specifically targeted working-class Asian women.

This was the result of a misogynist, racist hatred that stems from white supremacy.

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to favor

to favor

/ˈfeɪvɝ/
verb
to treat someone better than someone else, especially in an unfair manner
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Others favor a less lifelike approach.

We favor learning.

But then of likely Trump voters, that poll found that forty-three percent of them were going to favor Trump.

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inclined

inclined

/ˌɪnˈkɫaɪnd/
adjective
having a tendency to do something; possessing an innate ability for something
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New investors that are coming on board, they're far more technologically inclined than older generations.

And if you are so inclined to gulp it down, there's at least one benefit you can look forward to.

The song starts to boom and you're more inclined to dance.

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preferable

preferable

/ˈpɹɛfɝəbəɫ/, /ˈpɹɛfɹəbəɫ/
adjective
more suitable or attractive
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So, buying organic is still preferable, but does not grant you moral absolution.

That might be preferable.

Nothing is preferable to something?

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preference

preference

/ˈpɹɛfɝəns/, /ˈpɹɛfɹəns/
noun
an instance of wanting or liking something more than something else
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That's my personal preference.

I completely understand that is a personal preference.

So it's just personal preference.

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absolute

absolute

/ˈæbsəˌɫut/
adjective
complete and total, or free from any imperfection
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But that is just absolute speculation," Lipo says.

I felt like absolute crap.

You are an absolute kumquat.

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to appeal

to appeal

/əˈpiɫ/
verb
to arouse interest or attraction
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I should have confessed everything, as I do now, and appealed to your great generosity of spirit.

And this way of life doesn't appeal to younger generations.

But before launching salads, McDonald's tried another tactic to appeal to customers who wanted a healthier option.

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enemy

enemy

/ˈɛnəmi/
noun
someone who is against a person, or hates them
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Remember, I am a bad enemy.

She’s a friend, not an enemy.

This is the work of an enemy.

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to stand

to stand

/ˈstænd/
verb
to be willing to accept or tolerate a difficult situation
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A young person was standing on the other side of the pond.

A small break in a pipe can eventually create a sinkhole that swallows whatever stood above it.

Instead, they stand on a platform while they are riding.

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to captivate

to captivate

/ˈkæptɪˌveɪt/
verb
to attract someone by being irresistibly appealing
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Gamestop has captivated Wall Street's attention.

Reticular theory captivated the field with its elegant simplicity.

Franklin was captivated by Eleanor’s intellectual depth and social conscience.

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to detest

to detest

/diˈtɛst/, /dɪˈtɛst/
verb
to absolutely hate someone or something
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It was something that he absolutely detested.

The Federal commander, General Victoriano Huerta, detested Villa.

It's a song of hope and longing from a character who is detested by everyone around him.

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to long

to long

/ˈɫɔŋ/
verb
to desire or strongly want something, especially when it is not likely to happen soon
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Long ago, people did not understand infection.

The dentist did a lot of work in his mouth for a long time.

A long piece of wood was marked into hours.

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to loathe

to loathe

/ˈɫoʊð/
verb
to dislike something or someone very much often with a sense of disgust
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But there's something about a book tour in particular that makes you start really loathing yourself.

If the rest of the police force had contempt for Vidocq before, now they loathed him.

And he made sure young Heydrich loathed it too.

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