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Definition of circumvent, ingratiate, inveigh, coercion, discursive, misanthrope, insatiable, peruse, haughty, soporific

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Definition of circumvent (verb)
to avoid; to outwit; to get around

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A better understanding of the toxin's mode of action at the molecular level could lead to other strategies to circumvent resistance, for instance by redesigning the target-selecting region of the toxins.
New ramps that trucks could mount or circumvent at low speeds are one solution.

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Definition of ingratiate (verb)
to bring into one's good graces; to attempt to gain favor; act in a pleasant and agreeable manner

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The man was hoping to ingratiate himself with his wife by buying a bouquet of flowers and candy.

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Definition of inveigh (verb)
to speak angrily or bitterly; to protest forcefully; to rant

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He is the sort of Sixties dominie who used to inveigh in class against the system.
No good to sit under beautiful Italian trees amongst beautiful Italian peasants and inveigh petulantly against miners and respectable women.

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Definition of coercion (noun)
use of force; compulsion; pressure

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An essential precondition for order is economic justice and welfare, without which moral socialization cannot take root as other than fragile coercion.
Physical expressions of affection following an obedience which needed a little coercion to achieve, can be most effective.

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Definition of discursive (adjective)
moving from topic to topic; rambling

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Yet there are those of us who, although firmly based inside such an institution, have undertaken anthropological training and have subsequently developed the academic wish to be discursive.

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Definition of misanthrope (noun)
person who distrusts everything; hater of mankind

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After the man swindled all of the woman's savings, she became a misanthrope.
The misanthrope lived alone in the forest.

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Definition of insatiable (adjective)
unable to be satisfied; extremely greedy

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Man is endowed with an insatiable curiosity about himself and about the world around him, in his perception of which his own nature finds its reflection.

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Definition of peruse (verb)
to read carefully; to study

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A vast majority of time was spent perusing the possible solution to the dilemma.

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Definition of haughty (adjective)
proud of oneself and scornful of others; snobbish; arrogant; disdainful

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The haughty ways she displayed her work turned off her peers.
The haughty girl displayed her work as if she were the most prized artist.

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Definition of soporific (adjective)
causing sleep; causing drowsiness

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The motion of the train, the clickety-click of the rail joints, had a somewhat soporific effect on Mr Wishart and he found himself nodding off.
The soporific medication should not be taken when you need to drive.

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