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- To impose means to force or inflict something on someone else. If you want to impose your musical taste on your parents, play your tunes all day at top volume.
- force, inflict, press, urge
- the action of endowing something or someone.
- bequest, legacy, inheritance
kindly endorsement and guidance
- If you’re rowdy, you’re loud and raucous. You’re disturbing the peace and somebody’s likely to ask you to quiet down.
- rowdy teenagers
- laugh at with contempt and derision
- flout, gibe, scoff
- voluntary self-punishment in order to atone for some wrongdoing
- self-abasement, self-mortification
A facsimile is a copy or reproduction of something. Many parents hope their children will be facsimiles of themselves; many children have other plans in mind.
- the term during which some position is held
- incumbency, term of office
- highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
- someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
- sluggard, snail, idler, loafer
feel a keen desire for (something lacking or absent).
impressive in appearance
- turn away or aside
- she averted her eyes during the more violent scenes
having or giving off a smell, especially an unpleasant or distinctive one.
- give up (power or territory).
- they have had to cede control of the schools to the government
- surrender, concede, relinquish, yield
intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner
exuberantly or triumphantly joyful.
severely critical of others.
very cold in temperature
- raise (something) by means of ropes and pulleys.
- upraise, uplift, elevate, erect
- attack or criticize the reputation or integrity of.
- he aspersed the place and its inhabitants
- an unrestrained expression of emotion
- in an ebullition of fervor
- someone employed to conduct others, guide
- ushers showed them to their seats
- knowledge gained through tradition or anecdote
- mythology, myths, legends, folklore
- compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others
- rival mobs vying for control of the liquor business
Watch out! The robber has a bodkin! A bodkin is a short knife with a thin blade
A testament is a statement of belief. The most famous testaments are the two parts of the Christian Bible: the Old and New Testaments.
- Preempt means to displace or take something before others can
- many tables were already preempted by family parties
- besiege, surrounded
- The zebra was beset by leopards
disrespect to the sacred
a counter accusation, counterattack
- (especially of a man) having a stout body; somewhat fat.
- stout, plump, fat, overweight, heavy
- generally considered or reputed to be, supposed
- the putative father of a boy of two
- When you macerate something, you soften it by soaking it in a liquid, often while you're cooking or preparing food.
- to soften
- (of a person) having ambitions to achieve something, typically to follow a particular career.
set free, emancipate
- an inimitable style
- give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority
- abstaining from sexual intercourse
Scottish word for a lake
a temporary structure on the outside of a building, made usually of wooden planks and metal poles, used by workers while building, repairing, or cleaning the building.
- (of an argument or statement) not seeming reasonable or probable; failing to convince.
- this is a blatantly implausible claim
the highest point of a hill or mountain.
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