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attenuate
to make slender, fine, or small, to reduce in force, value, amount, or degree, weaken, lessen
rebuff
reject bluntly, snub, repel or drive back
inure
to habituate to something undesirable, especially by prolonged subjection, accustom
abrogate
to abolish, do away with, or annual, especially by authority
burnish
to make smooth or glossy by or as if by rubbing, polish, to rub with a tool that serves to smooth or polish
deprecate
to express disapproval of, deplore, to belittle, depreciate
emanate
to come or send forth, as from a source
sequester
to cause to withdraw into seculsion, to remove or set apart, segregate
espouse
to take in marriage, marry, to give one's loyalty or support to
interpolate
to insert or introduce between other elements or parts, to insert (material) into a text, to change or falsify (a text) by introducing new or incorrect material, to make insertions or additions
deign
to think it appropriate to one's dignity, condescend
mesmerize
to spellbind, enthrall, to hypnotize
engender
to bring into existence, give rise to, procreate, originate
preempt
to appropriate, seize, or take for oneself before others, to take the place of, displace, have precedence or predominance over
gainsay
to declare false, deny, to oppose, esp by contradiction