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Meaning of eschew, subsume, censure, instigate, endorse, discomfit, garish, biased, parsimonious, philanthropy

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Meaning of eschew (verb)
to shun; to avoid; to keep away from

Example
Eschew the traffic and you may arrive on time.

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Meaning of subsume (verb)
to include within a larger group

Example
The AFL was subsumed by the NFL in the 1960s.

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Meaning of censure (noun)
disapproval; expression of disapproval; criticism

Example
His remarks drew the censure of his employers.
A censure of the new show upset the directors.

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Meaning of instigate (verb)
to start; to provoke; to inflame; to incite

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It was uncertain to the police as to which party instigated the riot.

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Meaning of endorse (verb)
to support; to approve of; to recommend; to approve; to sanction

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The entire community endorsed the politician who promised lower taxes and a better school system.

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Meaning of discomfit (verb)
to frustrate the expectations of; to perplex; to confuse

Example
The close game discomfited the number one player.

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Meaning of garish (adjective)
gaudy; showy; loud; excessively ornamented; bright

Example
The gold fixtures seemed garish.

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Meaning of biased (adjective)
prejudiced; influenced; not neutral

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The vegetarian had a biased opinion regarding what should be ordered for dinner.

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Meaning of parsimonious (adjective)
very frugal; unwilling to spend; economical

Example
The owner was so parsimonious he refused to purchase new curtains when the old ones fell off the window.
The parsimonious individual argued that twenty-five cents was much too expensive for a pack of gum.

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Meaning of philanthropy (noun)
charity; unselfishness; goodwill toward mankind

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After years of donating time and money to the children's hospital, Mrs. Elderwood was commended for her philanthropy.

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