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

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Eschew the traffic and you may arrive on time.

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Definition of discriminate (verb)
to distinguish; to demonstrate bias; to treat differently

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Being a chef, he discriminated carefully among ingredients.

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Definition of flout (verb)
to mock; to jeer; to show disdain for

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Do not flout an opponent if you believe in fair play.

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Definition of hamper (verb)
to interfere with; to hinder; to delay; to impede

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The roadblock hampered their progress, but they knew a shortcut.

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Definition of parley (verb)
to speak with another; to discourse

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I will parley the information to the appropriate person.

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Definition of feign (verb)
to pretend; to imitate; to fake; to fabricate; to make up

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It is not uncommon for a child to feign illness in order to stay home from school.

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Definition of truncate (verb)
to shorten by cutting; to abridge

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With the football game running over, the show scheduled to follow it had to be truncated.

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Definition of consort (verb)
to associate; to join; to be in agreement

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They waited until dark to consort under the moonlight.

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Definition of spurn (verb)
to push away; to repel; to reject

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It emphasizes the huge element of mystery and uncertainty in voters' behavior, which makes them spurn the most fluent campaigns and ignore the gaffes and trifles which dominate television news bulletins and front pages.
The woman spurned the advances of her suitor, saying she wasn't ready for a commitment.

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Definition of engender (verb)
to bring about; to bring forth; to cause; to produce; to generate

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The group attempted to engender changes to the law.

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