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garner
to gather and store in or as if in a granary, to amass, acquire
embellish
to make beautiful, as by ornamentation, decorate, to add ornamental or fictitious details to
jettison
to cast overboard or off, to discard (something) as unwanted or burdensome
allege
to assert to be true, affirm, to assert without or before proof, to state (a plea or excuse, for example) in support or denail of a claim or accusation
exacerbate
to increase the severity, violence, or bitterness of, aggravate
conciliate
to overcome the distrust or animosity of, appease, to regain or try to regain (friendship or goodwill) by pleasant behavior, to make or attempt to make compatible, reconcile; to gain or try to gain someone's friendship or goodwill
recant
to make a formal retraction or disavowal of (a statement or belief to which one has previously committed onself), to make a formal retraction or disavowal of a previously held statement or belief
raze
to level to the ground, demolish, to scrape or shave off
portend
to serve as an omen or a warning of, presage, to indicate by prediction, forecast
slough
to be cast off or shed, come off, to shed a slough, to discard as undesirable or unfavorable, get rid of
calumniate
to make maliciously or knowingly false statements about
proffer
to offer for acceptance, tender
vacillate
to sway from one side to the other, oscillate, to swing indecisively from one course of action or opinion to another, hesitate
decimate
to destroy or kill a large part of (a group), to inflict great destruction or damage on, to reduce markedly in amount, to select by lot and kill one in every ten of
presage
to indicate or warn of in advance, portend, to have a presentiment of, to foretell or predict, to make or utter a prediction