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laud
(v) to praise
They lauded one candidate and railed against the other.
laudatory
(adj) Expressing or conferring praise
The author happily read the critic's laudatory comments.
porter
(n) A person employed to carry burdens
The porter took the bags from the traveler.
salutation
(n) greeting
I bring salutations from Prince Charming.
vocation
(n) regular occupation, job
Because she excelled in math, the student was interested in an engineering vocation.
via
(prep) by way of
The letter arrived via courier
iteration
(n) repetition
The first time the musical theme is played we hear only woodwinds; in the second interations, the horns join the woodwinds.
reiterate
(v) repeat
The boy ignored her, even though she reiterated her point.
rapacious
(adj) (1) greedy, ravenous; (2) taking by force, plundering.
The rapacious hyena stole the carcass from the cheetah.
rapt
(adj) Deeply absorbed
She listed with rapt attention.
avocation
(n) hobby (a = from/away from)
Fishing was his avocation.
invoke
(v) call upon for aid
She regretted having invoked the demon.
advocate
(v) support; also a noun meaning one who supports a cause (ad = to/toward)
He advocated higher taxes.
vouch
(v) to give personal guarantee
I will vouch for their good behavior.
equivocal
(adj) ambiguous or doubtful
The evidence for that theory is at best equivocal
equivocate
(v) to deliberately use ambiguous language.
Politicians often equivocate, but they don't fool me.
portage
(v) to carry boats and supplies overland between two waterways or around an obstacle to navigation (can also be a noun)
The scout traveled by canoe and portaged the supplies when he reached the shore.
purport
(v) To have or present the often false appearance of being or intending (pro = forward)
The con man purported to be a bank investigator.
comport
(v) to behave oneself in a particular manner
Comport yourself with dignity.