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Meaning of burlesque, scourge, ossify, correlate, disentangle, denounce, stymie, indemnify, depict, mire

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Meaning of burlesque (verb)
to imitate in a non-serious manner; to mock

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His stump speeches were so hackneyed, he seemed to be burlesquing of his role as a congressman.

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Meaning of scourge (verb)
to whip severely; to flog; to lash; to chastise

Example
Perhaps the worst scourge is the thought that you might have listened and might have understood if I had managed to tell you what had happened.
Certainly it can be concluded that the circumstances of Sisson's early life fuelled his salutary hatreds and helped form the outsider's perspective which now makes him a scourge of the age's insidious orthodoxies.

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Meaning of ossify (verb)
to turn to bone; to harden

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Over time, the plant matter has ossified.
The tablet will ossify when left in the sun.

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Meaning of correlate (verb)
to bring into mutual relation; to connect

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The service man was asked to correlate the two computer demonstration pamphlets.

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Meaning of disentangle (verb)
to free from confusion; to extricate; to unknot; to release; to undo

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We need to disentangle ourselves from the dizzying variety of choices.

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Meaning of denounce (verb)
to speak out against; to condemn; to accuse; to censure

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A student rally was called to denounce the use of drugs on campus.

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Meaning of stymie (verb)
to hinder; to obstruct; to impede

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Large amounts of snowfall will stymie the rescue effort.

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Meaning of indemnify (verb)
to insure against; to pay for loss or damage; to reimburse; to compensate

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It is important to indemnify your valuables with a reliable insurance company.

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Meaning of depict (verb)
to portray; describe; to characterize; to draw

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The mural depicts the life of a typical urban dweller.

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Meaning of mire (verb)
to cause to get stuck in wet, soggy ground; to muddy

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The car became mired in the mud.

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