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| |abate| |/|əˈbeɪt|/| | |Show Spelled| |[|uh|-|beyt|]| | |Show IPA| | | | | |verb (used with object), |abated, |abating.| |1.|to reduce in amount, degree, intensity, etc.; lessen; diminish: |to abate a tax; to abate one's enthusiasm.| |2.|Law.|a.|to put an end to or suppress (a nuisance). |b.|to suspend or extinguish (an action). |c.|to annul (a writ). |3.|to deduct or subtract: |to abate part of the cost.| |4.|to omit: |to abate all mention of names.| |5.|to remove, as in stone carving, or hammer down, as in metalwork, (a portion of a surface) in order to produce a figure or pattern in low relief. | | | |Relevant Questions| | | |What Is An Abater?| |What Is Abatvent?| | | |How To Abate A Public Nuisance| |What Is Abatement?| | | |What Is Abate?| |What Does Abate Stand For?| | | | | |What Is An Abater?| |What Is Abate?| | | |How To Abate A Public Nuisance| |What Is Abatvent?| | | | | |verb (used without object), |abated, |abating.| |6.|to diminish in intensity, violence, amount, etc.: |The storm has abated. The pain in his shoulder finally abated.| |7.|Law.| |to end; become null and void. | | | | | |Origin: | |1300–50;| |Middle English| Middle French |abatre| to beat down, equivalent to |a-| |a-|5| + |batre| Late Latin |batere| for |Latin| |battuere| to beat; |a-| perhaps also understood as |a-|3| | |Related forms| | |abatable, |adjective | | | |abater; |Law.| |abator, |noun | | | |unabatable, |adjective | | | |unabating, |adjective | | | |unabatingly, |adverb | | |Synonyms|1. |decrease, weaken. |6. |subside. |Antonyms|1, 6. |increase, intensify. |
Another feature is that these great storms to not necessarily |abate| as they| | come inland.|She hopes the backlash will |abate| soon.|Acid rain began to |abate| when pollution contributing to it was limited.|While the heat will |abate| eventually, don't count on much relief from rising| | energy bills.|Order the employer to take affirmative action to |abate| the reprisal.|Meanwhile, the debate over this and similar cases will not |abate|.|Forecasters said the storm would be slow to |abate| even as it moved inland.|His passion for sports didn't |abate|.|That conclusion counters fears that the most important part of the economy, consumer spending, will soon |abate|.|If the music industry drops their prices, pirates will |abate|.
| |bigot| |/|ˈbɪg|ət|/| | |Show Spelled| |[|big|-|uh|t|]| | |Show IPA| | | | | |noun | |a person who is utterly intolerant of any differing |creed|, belief, or opinion. | | | | | |Origin: | |1590–1600;| Middle French (|Old French:| derogatory name applied by the French to the Normans), perhaps Old English |bī God| by God |
The |bigot| is like the pupil of the eye; the more light you put upon it, the| | more it will contract.|Stop being a political |bigot| and putting words in our mouths.|The sincerity of either man can only be doubted by the |bigot| and the fool.|It's not a big shame to be a |bigot| these days.|Many of his political opponents consider him a racist |bigot|.|Anyone can be a |bigot|, in any context.|Obviously this writer is just another arrogant |bigot| full of himself.|Perhaps it's worth making it clear that they'll relax the law for her because she has the right to be a |bigot|.|To be a |bigot| means that you hold negative views of a group despite evidence.
| |counterfeit| |/|ˈkaʊn|tərˌfɪt|/| | |Show Spelled| |[|koun|-ter-fit|]| | |Show IPA| | | | | |adjective | |1.|made in imitation so as to be passed off fraudulently or deceptively as genuine; not genuine; forged: |counterfeit dollar bills.| |2.|pretended; unreal: |counterfeit grief.| | | | |noun | |3.|an imitation intended to be passed off fraudulently or deceptively as genuine; forgery. |4.|Archaic.| |a copy. |5.|Archaic.| |a close likeness; portrait. |6.|Obsolete|. |impostor; pretender. | | | |Relevant Questions| | | |What Is Counterfeiting?| |What Are Some Of The Hardest Banknotes To Counterfeit?| | | |How To Identify Counterfeit Tickets| |What Is The Walkthrough For Counterfeit Island?| | | |How To Identify Counterfeit Money| |When Is It Night On Counterfeit Island?| | | | | |What Is Counterfeiting?| |How To Identify Counterfeit Money| | | |How To Identify Counterfeit Tickets| |What Are Some Of The Hardest Banknotes To Counterfeit?| | | | | |verb (used with object) | |7.|to make a counterfeit of; imitate fraudulently; forge. |8.|to resemble. |9.|to simulate. | | | |verb (used without object) | |10.|to make counterfeits, as of money. |11.|to feign; dissemble. | | | | | |Origin: | |1250–1300;| (adj.) |Middle English| |countrefet| false, forged Anglo-French |cuntrefet,| |Old French| |contrefait,| past participle of |conterfere| to copy, imitate, equivalent to |conter-| |counter-| + |fere| to make, do ≪ |Latin| |facere| (see |fact|); (v.) |Middle English| |countrefeten,| verbal derivative of |countrefet| | |Related forms| | |counterfeiter, |noun | | | |counterfeitly, |adverb | | | |counterfeitness, |noun | | | |noncounterfeit, |adjective | | | |uncounterfeited, |adjective | | |Synonyms|1. |spurious, bogus. See |false|. |2. |sham, feigned, simulated, fraudulent; mock, fake, ersatz. |3. |falsification, sham. |7. |copy; falsify. |
Yet whereas |counterfeit| art has been around for centuries, wine forgery is relatively new.|The amount of |counterfeit| cash in circulation remains small.|Students charged with making |counterfeit| money for cafeteria use.|Using a bank or official currency exchange reduces the chance of receiving |counterfeit| cash or being swindled.|Finally, there was nothing in his country whereof he had not the |counterfeit| in gold.|There will be more inspections to prevent |counterfeit| or unsafe goods from crossing our borders.|By your logic, the existence of |counterfeit| dollar bills would virtually preclude the existence of real greenbacks.|Different societies have taken different measures to defend themselves against these |counterfeit| teachers.|Online ordering also carries a higher risk of encountering |counterfeit| pills.|If there were no cash, then |counterfeit| goods would be worth more because they would be directly bartered and exchanged.
| |enfranchise| |/|ɛnˈfræn|tʃaɪz|/| | |Show Spelled| |[|en-|fran|-chahyz|]| | |Show IPA| | | | | |verb (used with object), |enfranchised, |enfranchising.| |1.|to grant a franchise to; admit to |citizenship|, especially to the right of voting. |2.|to endow (a city, constituency, etc.) with municipal or parliamentary rights. |3.|to |set| free; liberate, as from slavery. | | | | |Also, |franchise|.| | |Origin: | |1505–15;| Middle French, |Old French| |enfranchiss-| (long stem of |enfranchir| to free), equivalent to |en-| |en-|1| + |franch-| free (see |frank|1|) + |iss-| |-ish|2| | |Related forms| | |enfranchisement | |/|ɛnˈfræn|tʃaɪz|mənt|, |-tʃɪz-|/| | |Show Spelled| |[|en-|fran|-chahyz-m|uh|nt|, |-chiz-|]| | |Show IPA| |, |noun | | | |enfranchiser, |noun | | | |unenfranchised, |adjective | |
The effort could |enfranchise| millions of people who have lived in this country for years without seeking citizenship.|His strategy was to create public jobs for the unemployed, |enfranchise| labor and expand the minimum wage.|Some are dedicated to serving particular community needs, such as helping to |enfranchise| homeless persons.|As evidence of change, the following recently developed programs are designed to |enfranchise| low-income populations:.
| |hamper|1| |/|ˈhæm|pər|/| | |Show Spelled| |[|ham|-per|]| | |Show IPA| | | | | |verb (used with object) | |1.|to hold back; hinder; impede: |A steady rain hampered the progress of the work.| |2.|to interfere with; curtail: |The dancers' movements were hampered by their elaborate costumes.| | | | |noun | |3.|Nautical|. |gear that, although necessary to the operations of a vessel, is sometimes in the way. | | | | | |Origin: | |1300–50;| |Middle English| |hampren;| akin to |Old English| |hamm| enclosure, |hemm| |hem|1| | |Related forms| | |hamperedly, |adverb | | | |hamperedness, |noun | | | |hamperer, |noun | | | |unhampered, |adjective | | | |unhampering, |adjective | | |Synonyms|1. |obstruct, encumber, trammel, clog. See |prevent|.|Antonyms|1. |further, encourage, facilitate. | | | |hamper|2| |/|ˈhæm|pər|/| | |Show Spelled| |[|ham|-per|]| | |Show IPA| | | | | |noun | |1.|a large basket or wickerwork receptacle, usually with a cover: |picnic hamper; clothes hamper.| |2.|British|. |such a basket together with its contents, especially food. | | | | | |Origin: | |1350–1400;| |Middle English| |hampere,| variant of |hanypere| |hanaper| |
Attacks by pirates are common and |hamper| the delivery of food aid.|High winds, powerful waves and difficult currents |hamper| operations.|Unfortunately, confusing chapter openings and a barrage of characters and| | creatures |hamper| the book's rhythm.|Shoes that are too big or too small can harm a child's delicate feet and |hamper| | walking.|Confidence or lack of it can drive or |hamper| economic growth.|The novel exhibits a hell-bent momentum that makes for quick reading, but inconsistencies |hamper| its flow.|The decision might also |hamper| oil drilling in the Arctic.|This blindness can seriously |hamper| honest communication and, as a result, learning.|His only outlets are running around his neighborhood or burrowing into the depths of the clothes |hamper|.|Growing up, Wilson rolled socks into balls and shot them into any |hamper| he could find.
| |kindle|1| |/|ˈkɪn|dl|/| | |Show Spelled| |[|kin|-dl|]| | |Show IPA| | | | | |verb (used with object), |kindled, |kindling.| |1.|to start (a fire); cause (a flame, blaze, etc.) to begin burning. |2.|to |set| fire to or ignite (fuel or any combustible matter). |3.|to excite; stir up or set going; animate; rouse; inflame: |He kindled their hopes of victory.| |4.|to light up, illuminate, or make bright: |Happiness kindled her eyes.| | | | |verb (used without object), |kindled, |kindling.| |5.|to begin to burn, as combustible matter, a light, fire, or flame. |6.|to become aroused or animated. |7.|to become lighted up, bright, or glowing, as the sky at dawn or the eyes with ardor. | | | |Relevant Questions| | | |What Is A Kindle?| |How To Create A Kindle Email Id| | | |What Is Free For Amazon Kindle?| |How To Add Documents To A Kindle| | | |What To Do When A Kindle Freezes?| |What Are Kindle Books?| | | | | |What Is A Kindle?| |What To Do When A Kindle Freezes?| | | |What Is Free For Amazon Kindle?| |How To Create A Kindle Email Id| | | | | | | |Origin: | |1150–1200;| |Middle English| |kindlen| Old Norse |kynda;| compare |Old Norse| |kindill| torch, candle | |Related forms| | |kindler, |noun | | |Synonyms|1–3. |fire, light. |Kindle, |ignite, |inflame |imply setting something on fire. |To kindle |is especially to cause something gradually to begin burning; it is often used figuratively: |to kindle someone's interest.| |To ignite |is to set something on fire with a sudden burst of flame: |to ignite dangerous hatreds.| |Inflame |is now found chiefly in figurative uses, as referring to unnaturally hot, sore, or swollen conditions in the body, or to exciting the mind by strong emotion: |The wound was greatly inflamed.| |3. |arouse, awaken, bestir, incite, stimulate. | | | |kindle|2| |/|ˈkɪn|dl|/| | |Show Spelled| |[|kin|-dl|]| | |Show IPA| | | | | |verb (used with object), |kindled, |kindling.| |1.|(of animals, especially rabbits) to |bear| (young); produce (offspring). | | | |verb (used without object), |kindled, |kindling.| |2.|(of animals, especially rabbits) to give birth, as to a litter. | | | |noun | |3.|a litter of kittens, rabbits, etc. | | | | | |Origin: | |1175–1225;| |Middle English| |kindelen,| v. use of |kindel| offspring, young, equivalent to |kind-| (|Old English| |gecynd| offspring; see |kind|2|) + |-el| |-le| |
Little chips |kindle| the fire and big logs sustain it.|Uncivilized people use the friction of two pieces of wood to |kindle| a fire.|They meet, date and |kindle| the standard romantic sparks until each learns the| | awesome truth about the other's brood.|Prosecutors have found it tough to build cases against executives whose| | companies helped |kindle| the financial crisis.|Dry coconut husks were lugged in armfuls to |kindle| the cookout fire.|This noteworthy study should |kindle| debates within the business community.|Possibilities of such a system |kindle| the imagination.|True breakthroughs always |kindle| lights in the dark of the unknown which lead to new scientific achievement.|The one |kindle|s the fire, the other blows it.|The paintings show two mother cats and each |kindle| of kittens.
| |noxious| |/|ˈnɒk|ʃəs|/| | |Show Spelled| |[|nok|-sh|uh|s|]| | |Show IPA| | | | | |adjective | |1.|harmful or injurious to health or physical well-being: |noxious fumes.| |2.|morally harmful; corrupting; pernicious: |a noxious plan to spread dissension.| | | | | | |Origin: | |1605–15;| Latin |noxius| harmful, hurtful, injurious, equivalent to |nox|(|a|) harm, hurt, injury (akin to |nocēre| to do harm, inflict injury; see |innocent|) + |-ius| |-ious| | |Related forms| | |noxiously, |adverb | | | |noxiousness, |noun | | |Synonyms|1. |hurtful, unwholesome, unhealthy, nocuous, detrimental, deleterious. |2. |corruptive. |Antonyms|1, 2. |harmless. |
These chemicals can make plants smell good or, alternately, |noxious|.|She got him to eat his peas, whenever the |noxious| legume appeared on his plate,| | by paying him $5.|The |noxious| gas was the result of the impact.|The invaders meet any foe aggressively, releasing |noxious| chemicals during| | battle.|The airtight chamber could insulate occupants from |noxious| fumes and supply 15 men with food, air and water for 96 hours.|Fingers crossed that I haven't caught whatever |noxious| mixture of germs was incubating in my car during the journey out.|She must avoid the |noxious| preening that taints so many memoirs of their authors' misspent youth.|It releases lots of soot and various |noxious| chemicals as it burns, and so has fallen out of favour in many Western countries.|Business and politics too often overlap, often in a |noxious| cocktail with local and foreign spooks and crooks.|They surround their crops with rows of chili peppers, whose smell is |noxious| to elephants.
| |placid| |/|ˈplæs|ɪd|/| | |Show Spelled| |[|plas|-id|]| | |Show IPA| | | | | |adjective | |pleasantly calm or peaceful; unruffled; tranquil; serenely quiet or undisturbed: |placid waters.| | | | | | |Origin: | |1620–30;| Latin |placidus| calm, quiet, akin to |placēre| to |please| (orig., to calm); see |-id|4| | |Related forms| | |placidity | |/|pləˈsɪd|ɪ|ti|/| | |Show Spelled| |[|pl|uh|-|sid|-i-tee|]| | |Show IPA| |, |placidness, |noun | | | |placidly, |adverb | | | |unplacid, |adjective | | | |unplacidly, |adverb | | | |unplacidness, |noun | | |Synonyms|See |peaceful|.|
And the |placid| beasts still gazing with their mild eyes full of loving.|Even |placid| Oman is being dragged into the row.|The colonial society seems |placid|, prospering at a Neolithic level, with the| | world populated by small farming villages.|His demeanor was as |placid| as that of a midnight watchman finishing his shift.|The heat is searing and the mood |placid|.|No matter how |placid| it may look, water always holds danger.|Houseboats are usually the stuff of lakes, bays, and |placid| rivers.|Donald took umbrage, but he seethed beneath a seemingly |placid| exterior.|But beyond the state's borders, the reaction has been anything but |placid|.|If their expressions are |placid|, they're pleased.
| |remuneration| |/|rɪˌmyu|nəˈreɪ|ʃən|/| | |Show Spelled| |[|ri-myoo-n|uh|-|rey|-sh|uh|n|]| | |Show IPA| | | | | |noun | |1.|the act of |remunerating|. |2.|something that |remunerates|; reward; pay: |He received little remuneration for his services.| | | | | | |Origin: | |1470–80;| earlier |remuneracion| Latin |remūnerātiōn-| (stem of |remūnerātiō|), equivalent to |remūnerāt|(|us|) (see |remunerate|) + |-iōn-| |-ion| | |Related forms| | |nonremuneration, |noun | | | |preremuneration, |noun | | | |superremuneration, |noun | |
Second, let's not forget that |remuneration| committees are making choices with| | other people's money.|Many report receiving multiple job offers, with excellent |remuneration|, even in| | these difficult times.|It's also the cold fact that students need to be entrepreneurial, placing| | pieces for maximum exposure and |remuneration|.|The main fund manager is usually the largest investor and |remuneration| depends| | on the fund performing profitably.|Often the consultants are hired by the same executives whose |remuneration| is under discussion.|Then the banker leaders convinced their boards they deserved outrageous |remuneration| as merchant bankers had enjoyed.|When your present employer is the only company likely to offer you a top job, it has a big say in your |remuneration|.|We cannot link the worth of the executives with the |remuneration|.|It cannot match the perks, opportunities or |remuneration| for the professionals required to do the work.|With that amount of |remuneration|, asking for or receiving retirement is well unmanly.
| |abash| |/|əˈbæʃ|/| | |Show Spelled| |[|uh|-|bash|]| | |Show IPA| |, | | | | |verb (used with object) | |to destroy the self-confidence, poise, or self-possession of; disconcert; make ashamed or embarrassed: |to abash someone by sneering.| | | | | | |Origin: | |1275–1325;| |Middle English| |abaishen| dialectal Old French |abacher,| |Old French| |abaissier| to put down, bring low (see |abase|), perhaps conflated with |Anglo-French| |abaiss-,| long stem of |abair,| |Old French| |esba|(|h|)|ir| to gape, marvel, amaze (|es-| |ex-|1| + |-ba|(|h|)|ir,| alteration of |baer| to open wide, gape Vulgar Latin |*batāre;| cf. |bay|2|, |bay|3|) | |Related forms| | |abashment, |noun | | |Synonyms|shame, discompose, embarrass. |


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