EXTOL (Verb)

MEANING: 1. praise, glorify, or honor enthusiatically EXAMPLES: 1. A new documentary broadcast on state-run television extols Gregory's ideas 2. He extolled the virtues of the Nigerian people


MEANING: 1. match or surpass (a person or achievement), typically by imitation. 2. imitate 3. reproduce the function or action of (a different computer, software system, etc.) EXAMPLES: 1. Most presidents wish to emulate Alexander the Great 2. Her character is not something I wish to emulate 3. The adaptor is factory set to emulate a German graphics board

EMEND (Verb)

MEANING: 1. make corrections and revisions to (a text) 2. alter (something that is incorrect). EXAMPLES: 1. the text was emended in the second edition 2. the year of his death needs to be emended to 1905

ABJECT (Adjective)

MEANING: 1. (of a condition or situation) extremely unpleasant and degrading 2. (of a person or their behaviour) completely without pride or dignity; self-abasing 3. You use abject to emphasize that a situation or quality is extremely bad. EXAMPLES: 1. the abject condition of the peasants is pitiful 2. Tolu gave an abject apology 3. Both of them died in abject poverty


The verb vilify comes from the same root as the word vile which is a negative word. MEANING: 1. To vilify someone is to spread nasty stories about them, whether true or not. 2. To speak or write about in an abusively disparaging manner. EXAMPLES: 1. The Nazi propaganda vilified the Jews 2. He has been vilified in the press SYNONYMS:  berate, belittle, abuse, insult, slight, attack, criticize, censure, condemn, decry, denounce, pillory, lambaste


/ˈrɛlɪɡeɪt/ MEANING: 1. assign to a lower position; reduce in rank 2. assign to a class or kind EXAMPLE: 1. If the quarterback of the football team stops making decent throws he might be relegated to the position of benchwarmer. 2. They aim to prevent women from being relegated to a secondary role


Instigate comes from the Latin word instigare "to incite." When you instigate, you start something. People who are instigators often begin trouble but then back off and let others break the rules. The word sometimes carries conflict with it. MEANING: 1. To provoke or stir up, bring about or initiate (an action or event). 2. Incite someone to do something, [...]


The nifty thing about dispel is that you can use it when talking about emotional problems (such as worries and fears) as well as physical ones (such as wild cats).  MEANING: 1. to cause to separate and go in different directions 2. to remove fears, doubts, and false ideas, usually by proving them wrong or unnecessary  EXAMPLE: 1. Daniel dispelled the pack of wild cats with two dogs [...]

GARRULOUS (Adjective)

MEANING: excessively talkative, especially on trivial matters, tending to talk a lot EXAMPLE: I met a garrulous cab driver SYNONYMS: chatty, gabby, loquacious, talkative


MEANING: (Adjective) - appropriate to a purpose; helpful or useful in a particular situation, but sometimes not morally acceptable: (Noun) - a means to an end EXAMPLES: In this circumstance, it is expedient for me to show my loyalty The ladder was a useful expedient for getting to the second floor SYNONYMS: Convenient, Advantageous, Appropriate

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