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bent

*He had a naturally artistic bent.
BENT =
leaning, inclination, proclivity
brook
BROOK =
to tolerate, endure, countenance
chauvinist
CHAUVINIST =
a blindly devoted patriot
consequential
CONSEQUENTIAL =
pompous, self-important
damp
DAMP =
to diminish the itensity or check the vibration of sound
die
DIE =
a tool used for shaping, as in a tool and die shop
essay

*the newly born fawn essayed a few wobbly steps.
ESSAY =
to test, try, attempt, experiment
exact

*Even a victorious war exacts a heavy price.
EXACT =
to demand, call for, require, take
fell

*The lumberjacks arrived and felled many trees.
FELL =
to cause to fall by striking or also, inhumanely cruel
flag
FLAG =
to sag or droop, to become spiritless
ford
FORD =
to wade across the shallow part of a river or stream
flip
FLIP =
sarcastic, impertinent, as in a flippant remark
grouse
GROUSE =
to complain or grumble
guy
GUY =
a rope, cord, cable attached to something as a brace; to steady or reinforce using a guy
list

*THe ships' broken mast listed helplessly in the wind.
LIST =
to tilt or lean to one side
bent

*He had a naturally artistic bent.
BENT =
leaning, inclination, proclivity
brook
BROOK =
to tolerate, endure, countenance
chauvinist
CHAUVINIST =
a blindly devoted patriot
consequential
CONSEQUENTIAL =
pompous, self-important
damp
DAMP =
to diminish the itensity or check the vibration of sound
die
DIE =
a tool used for shaping, as in a tool and die shop
essay

*the newly born fawn essayed a few wobbly steps.
ESSAY =
to test, try, attempt, experiment
exact

*Even a victorious war exacts a heavy price.
EXACT =
to demand, call for, require, take
fell

*The lumberjacks arrived and felled many trees.
FELL =
to cause to fall by striking or also, inhumanely cruel
flag
FLAG =
to sag or droop, to become spiritless
ford
FORD =
to wade across the shallow part of a river or stream
flip
FLIP =
sarcastic, impertinent, as in a flippant remark
grouse
GROUSE =
to complain or grumble
guy
GUY =
a rope, cord, cable attached to something as a brace; to steady or reinforce using a guy
list

*THe ships' broken mast listed helplessly in the wind.
LIST =
to tilt or lean to one side
lumber

*Lumbering giants on land, walruses are actually graceful swimmers.
LUMBER =
to move heavily and clumsily
milk
MILK =
to exploit, to squeeze every last ounce of
mince
MINCE =
to pronounce or speak affectedly, euphemize, speak too carefully

also, to take tiny steps or tiptoe
nice

*He made a nice distinction between the two cases.
NICE =
exacting, fastidious, exremely precise
obtain

*Those standards no longer obtain.
OBTAIN =
to be established, accepted or customary
occult
OCCULT =
hidden, concealed, beyond comprehension
pied

*The Pied Piper was so named because of his multicolored coat.
PIED =
multicolored, usually in blotches
pine
PINE =
to lose vigor (through grief); to yearn
pluck
PLUCK =
courage, spunk, fortitude
prize

*The information was prized from him.
PRIZE =
to pry, press or force with a lever; something taken by force, spoils
rent
torn, past tense of rend: He rent his garments;

an opening or tear caused by such: a large rent in the fabric
sap
SAP =
to ennervate or weaken the vitality of

also, a fool or nitwit
scurvy

*He was a scurvy old reprobate.
SCURVY =
contemptible, despicable
singular
SINGULAR =
exceptional, unusual, odd
steep

*She was steeped in esoteric knowledge.
STEEP =
to saturate or completely soak
strut
STRUT =
the supporting structural cross-part of a wing
table
TABLE =
to remove from consideration
tender

*He tendered his resignation.
TENDER =
to proffer or offer
promulgate
PROMULGATE =
To make known (a decree, for example) by public declaration; announce officially.

To put (a law) into effect by formal public announcement.
deletrious
DELETERIOUS =
Having a harmful effect; injurious: the deleterious effects of smoking.
vociferous
VOCIFEROUS =
Making, given to, or marked by noisy and vehement outcry
cynicsim
CYNICISM =
an attitude or belief that all people are motivate by selfishness