Verbs

  1. Accede
    • 1. agree to a demand, request, or treaty
    • eg. the supreme court authorities did not accede to the jallikattu supporters
    • School Principal did not accede to parents for reducing fee
  2. Accentuate
    Emphasize, To stress, Make more noticeable or prominant

    Accentuate the moral in your speech with the help of a quote or an anecdote

    Learn to Accentuate, learn to inflate, listeners will definitely cogitate

    Accentuated point instills (registers in mind) through conscious contemplation
  3. Accost
    To approach and speak to boldly or aggressively, as with a demand or request.

    Angry beggar accosted me for money

    Teenage children are accosting parents to fulfil their desires

    Accosting anybody is prohibited in Cummins. You must be humble.

    You cannot win one's love by Accosting
  4. Accrue
    accumulate, collect, grow, increase.

    The bonus accrued in your account will be carried forward
  5. Adorn
    To decorate or add beauty to

    Lot of flowers are used to adorn the idols during worship
  6. Advent/ Inception
    Onset, beginning, commencement, start.

    Advent of 20th century marked with great technological developments on electronic goods
  7. Advocate
    to speak or write in favor of; support or urge by argument; recommend publicly
  8. Allude
    hint, intimate, suggest. To refer casually or indirectly

    While explaining me the tasks of my new job, colleague alluded the risks involved

    Manager must allude and elicit answers from reportee instead of directly answering or showing solution
  9. Applaud
    • Clap hands or shout after performance in approval
    • eg. The dance performance deserves a huge round of applauds
  10. Apprehend
    Arrest, catch, capture, seize

    Understand, comprehend, realize, recognize

    The thieves were quickly apprehended

    He is sharp enough to apprehend even complex problem
  11. Astonish/ Astound
    • affect with wonder
    • "Your ability to speak six languages amazes me!"
    • syn : amaze
  12. Attenuate
    Become weaker in strength, value, or magnitude, reduced, lessened, decreased, diminished, impaired, enervated, reduce in thickness; make thin

    Radiation from the sun is attenuated by the earth's atmosphere

    Attenuated battery, bad weather mad the day laborious and strenuous
  13. Attribute
    Assign, Give credit to, impute, ascribe

    We attributed this quotation to Shakespeare

    People impute great cleverness to cats
  14. Babble
    To utter a meaningless confusion of words or sounds, To talk foolishly or idly

    chatter, Gabble, Jabber, Rapid and indistinct speech

    Kids jabber while playing to suppress each other

    Babies babble before they can talk

    TMOD role helps to prevent jabbering and helps to develop sensible Talking

    I have a habit of jabbering in anxiety
  15. bewildered
    Baffled, befuddled, bemused, confounded, confused, lost, mazed, mixed-up, perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment

    Parents are often bewildered by kid's questions

    I was bewildered to see the protocols followed in Toastmasters meeting

    She felt bewildered on the first day of school
  16. Boggle
    • 1. To hesitate as if in fear or doubt
    • 2. To shy away or be overcome with fright or astonishment
    • eg. The mind now boggling at all the numbers on the table, both sides agreed to a recess of an hour
    • 3. To act ineptly or inefficiently; bungle
  17. Broach
    introduce, propose, bring up, submit, advance
  18. Capitulate
    To surrender under specified conditions; come to terms, To give up all resistance; acquiesce

    All flat owners capitulated the issue of car parking
  19. Cherish
    • 1. To treat with affection and tenderness; hold dear:
    • eg. cherish one's family; fine rugs that are cherished by their owners.
    • 2. To keep fondly in mind; entertain:
    • eg. cherish a memory.
  20. Confine
    • 1. To keep within bounds; restrict:
    • eg. Please confine your remarks to the issues at hand
    • 2. To shut or keep in, especially to imprison.
    • 3. To restrict in movement:
    • eg. The sick child was confined to bed.
  21. Consolidate
    • bring together into a single whole or system
    • "The town and county schools are being consolidated"
  22. Construe
    • make sense of; assign a meaning to
    • "What message do you see in this letter?"
    • "How do you interpret his behavior?"
    • syn : interpret
  23. Concede
    Admit or Acknowledge, often reluctantly, as being true

    To grant (a privilege or right, for example)

    Subordinate concedes to boss eventually

    Guests will be conceded to deliver prepared Speeches after becoming toastmasters
  24. Compel
    • 1. To force, drive, or constrain:
    • eg. Duty compelled the soldiers to volunteer for the mission.
    • 2. To necessitate or pressure by force; exact:
    • eg. An energy crisis compels fuel conservation. See Synonyms at force.
    • 3. To exert a strong, irresistible force on; sway:
    • eg. The land, in a certain, very real way, compels the minds of the people
  25. Comply
    • act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes
    • "He complied with my instructions"
    • "You must comply or else!"
    • "Follow these simple rules"
    • "abide by the rules"
    • syn : follow, abide by
  26. Commute
    • 1. To travel some distance regularly between one's home and one's place of work
    • 2. To substitute; exchange
  27. Contemplate
    To look at attentively and thoughtfully, Cogitate, ponder, meditate, To consider carefully and at length

    Contemplated the problem from all sides

    Every speech needs deep contemplation after the speech
  28. Curtail
    • To cut short or reduce
    • eg. I've had to curtail my visit.
  29. Damn
    To bring about the failure of; ruin. To condemn as harmful, illegal, or immoral

    A cleric who damned gambling and strong drink.

    Damn it, it caused failure

    It is a Damn thing
  30. Daunt
    Scare off, pall, frighten off, scare away, frighten away, scare, cause to lose courage, Discourage

    Every daunting work brings an opportunity with it

    DFSS became so daunting/intimidating that people are frustrated and are leaving the company because of the pressure.

    From daunting to daring is the journey of a Toastmaster
  31. Dazzle
    • 1. To dim the vision of, especially to blind with intense light.
    • 2. To amaze, overwhelm, or bewilder with spectacular display:
    • eg. a figure skater who dazzled the audience with virtuosic jumps.
    • eg. usage of high beam head lamps in vehicles inside city is not suggested. It dazzles the oncoming vehicle drivers and can cause accidents.
    • 3. To become blinded.
    • 4. To inspire admiration or wonder.
  32. Debar
    • 1. To exclude or shut out; bar.
    • 2. To forbid, hinder, or prevent.
  33. Decapitate
    To cut off the head of; behead.
  34. Decipher
    Interpret (ambiguous, obscure, or illegible matter), Convert from a code or cipher to plain text; decode.

    You have to contemplate and decipher the important information out of patents and papers and make use of it in our projects.

    Listening to prominant speakers, you must learn to decipher their tricks
  35. Deem
    • 1. To have as an opinion; judge:
    • eg. I deemed it was time for a change.
    • 2. To regard as; consider:
    • eg. deemed the results unsatisfactory.
  36. Defer
    Postpone, Procrastinate, put off

    We decided to defer our visit to J&K due to sensitive situation there

    Our new house possession deferred for few more months owing to pending work

    We have decided to defer club contest due to sufficient time availability for Area contest

    Deferring speech opportunity is a substantial loss to the development of a Toastmaster

    I decided to defer Yoga Teacher training course to next year
  37. Defy (Defied)
    Oppose or resist with boldness, refuse to cooperate, to be unaffected by, challenge or dare (someone) to do something

    If you are not convinced of something, there is nothing wrong in defying to do it.

    Defied the blockade by sailing straight through it

    Defied the court order by leaving the country

    So the plague defied all medicines

    She defied her accusers to prove their charges.
  38. Defend
    • 1. To make or keep safe from danger, attack, or harm.
    • 2. To attempt to prevent the opposition
    • 3. To support or maintain, as by argument or action; justify
  39. Dejected
    Being in low spirits; depressed, downhearted

    Lord Krishna said the one who is neither delighted nor dejected by worldly things is the one who attains immortality

    Detecting due to failures is the sign of weak mind

    Sometimes dejection does lead to new beginning through experience
  40. Demeanour
    Appearance, The way a person behaves towards others; conduct, bearing, or mien

    Your success is determined by your demeanor

    I maintain approachable demeanor
  41. Deploy
    • a. To position (troops) in readiness for combat, as along a front or line.
    • b. To bring (forces or material) into action.
    • c. To base (a weapons system) in the field.
    • 2. To distribute (persons or forces) systematically or strategically.
    • 3. To put into use or action:
    • eg. Samuel Beckett's friends suspected that he was a genius, yet no one knew . . . how his abilities would be deployed
  42. Deprive
    Take away possessions from someone, Divest

    Depriving yourself from Humour speech contest is a loss to your Toastmasters journey

    SAA will deprive you from Barging in and out of room while somebody is speaking on stage

    Many are deprived of basic needs in the aftermath of natural disaster
  43. Depute
    • 1. To appoint or authorize as an agent or a representative.
    • 2. To assign (authority or duties) to another; delegate.
  44. Discard
    To throw away; reject.
  45. Disguise
    to change the appearance or guise of so as to conceal identity or mislead, as by means of deceptive garb
  46. Destine
    • 1. To determine beforehand; preordain:
    • eg. a foolish scheme destined to fail; a film destined to become a classic.
    • 2. To assign for a specific end, use, or purpose:
    • eg. money destined to pay for their child's education.
    • 3. To direct toward a given destination:
    • eg. a flight destined for Tokyo.
  47. Deterrant
    • 1. Something that deters:
    • eg. a deterrent to theft.
    • 2. A retaliatory means of discouraging enemy attack:
    • eg. a nuclear deterrent.
    • Deter
    • To prevent or discourage from acting, as by means of fear or doubt:
    • eg. Does negotiated disarmament deter war?
  48. Deteriorate
    • become worse or disintegrate
    • "His mind deteriorated"
  49. Dither
    • 1. A state of indecisive agitation.
    • 2. To be nervously irresolute in acting or doing.
    • eg. Suddenly boss arried at my desk when I was in the middle of something other than work, I dithered to his questions.
  50. Devour
    • 1. To eat up greedily.
    • 2. To destroy, consume, or waste:
    • eg. Flames devoured the structure in minutes.
    • 3. To take in eagerly:
    • eg. devour a novel.
    • 4. To prey upon voraciously:
    • eg. Kumbhakarna devoured srirama's army before being decapitated by srirama
  51. Dread
    • 1. to anticipate with apprehension or terror
    • 2. to fear greatly
    • eg. I everyday dread the long drive home.
  52. Dwindle
    • 1. To become gradually less until little remains.
    • 2. to grow or cause to grow less in size, intensity, or number; diminish or shrink gradually
  53. Dwell
    • 1. To live as a resident; reside.
    • 2. To exist in a given place or state:
    • eg. dwell in joy.
  54. Elaborate
    • add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
    • "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"
    • syn : lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilate
  55. Elevate
    • Raise, lift, get up, bring up, promote, upgrade, advance, kick upstairs
    • Give a promotion
    • Assign to a higher position
    • Raise from a lower to a higher position

    "John was elevated when a replacement was hired"

    "I got elevated to higher position after many years of hard work"
  56. Elicit
    • to draw or bring out or forth; educe; evoke
    • to elicit the truth; to elicit a response with a question.
  57. Embark
    Start, Begin

    She embarked upon a new career

    Kids embarked upon learning skating

    We embarked upon meditation everyday

    I embarked upon improving my public speaking skills by joining toastmaster
  58. Embarrassing
    To cause confusion and shame to; make uncomfortably self-conscious; disconcert; abash
  59. Embrace
    Hug, clasp in the arms, Accept (a belief, theory, or change) willingly, enthusiastically, welcome, receive enthusiastically/wholeheartedly, adopt

    Our club members embrace every individual who is weak in communication skills and is willing to improve

    Cummins embraces diversity which enables innovation
  60. Endorse
    Give support or one's approval to, second, back, indorse

    I'll second that motion

    I can't back this plan

    Executive council unanimously endorsed change of club name

    All family members endorsed to practice music daily
  61. Enrich
    • make better or improve in quality
    • "The experience enriched her understanding"
    • "enriched foods"
  62. Expel
    • remove from a position or office
    • "The chairman was ousted after he misappropriated funds"
    • syn : oust, throw out, drum out, boot out, kick out, expel
  63. Exploit
    • Use or manipulate to one's advantage
    • "He exploited the new taxation system"
    • "She knows how to exploit the system"
    • "he works his parents for sympathy"
    • syn : Make better use of
  64. Extricate
    • release from entanglement of difficulty
    • "I cannot extricate myself from this task"
    • syn : untangle, disentangle, disencumber
  65. Fetch
    • go or come after and bring or take back
    • "Get me those books over there, please"
    • "Could you bring the wine?"
    • "The dog fetched the hat"
    • syn : bring, get, convey
  66. Forbid
    • 1. To command (someone) not to do something: I forbid you to go.
    • 2. To command against the doing or use of (something); prohibit: forbid smoking on trains.
    • 3. To have the effect of preventing; preclude: Discretion forbids a reply.
  67. Fortify
    to protect or strengthen against attack; surround or provide with defensive military works.
  68. Foster
    • 1. To bring up; nurture: bear and foster offspring.
    • 2. To promote the growth and development of; cultivate: detect and foster artistic talent.
    • 3. To nurse; cherish: foster a secret hope.
  69. Fudge
    • Meaning: Present or deal with something in a vague or inadequate way, especially so as to conceal the truth or mislead.
    • 1. The politicians fudge lot of issues.
    • 2. Kids are smart at fudge on several issues.
  70. Hinder
    • 1. To be or get in the way of.
    • 2. To obstruct or delay the progress of.
    • 3. great respect, regard, esteem, etc., or an outward sign of this
    • 4. high or noble rank
    • 5. a privilege or pleasure it is an honour to serve youhonour
  71. Impede
    To retard or obstruct the progress of.
  72. Impel
    Actuate, Necessitate, press, push, drive forward through moral pressure; propel, urge

    I was impelled by events to reach out to many at a time.

    His motivating speech impelled many to join club
  73. Imply
    To involve by logical necessity; entail: Life implies growth and death, To express or indicate indirectly, suggest

    His tone implied disapproval
  74. Impose
    • 1. To establish or apply as compulsory; levy: impose a tax.
    • 2. To apply or make prevail by or as if by authority: impose a peace settlement.
    • 3. To obtrude or force (oneself, for example) on another or others.
    • 4. Printing To arrange (type or plates) on an imposing stone.
    • 5. To offer or circulate fraudulently; pass off: imposed a fraud on consumers.
  75. Incur
    To become liable or subject to (something unwelcoming) as a result of one's actions; bring upon oneself: incur the anger of a friend.

    We have to be cautious while investing in shares, else we incur significant losses
  76. Induce
    • 1. To lead or move, as to a course of action, by influence or persuasion.
    • 2. To bring about or stimulate the occurrence of; cause: a drug used to induce labor.
  77. Indulge
    To engage or take part, especially freely or avidly

    I have indulged into many different activities

    Indulging into Toastmasters for last 3 years, I have witnessed significant change in me through introspection
  78. Infer
    • 1. To conclude from evidence or premises.
    • 2. To reason from circumstance; surmise: We can infer that his motive in publishing the diary was less than honorable.
    • 3. To lead to as a consequence or conclusion: "Socrates argued that a statue inferred the existence of a sculptor"
  79. Inflate
    To fill (something) with air or gas so as to make it swell.

    Attenuated timelines and inflated demands create stress in individuals
  80. Infuse
    • 1. To put into or introduce as if by pouring: infused new vigor into the movement.
    • 2. To fill or cause to be filled with something: infused them with a love of the land.
    • 3. To steep or soak without boiling in order to extract soluble elements or active principles.
    • 4. To flavor or scent (a liquid) by steeping ingredients in it: "He would infuse . . . vegetable oil with the pungent taste of scallions"
    • 5. To introduce (a solution) into the body through a vein for therapeutic purposes.
  81. inject
    • 1. To force or drive (a fluid) into something: inject fuel into an engine cylinder; inject air into a liquid mixture.
    • 2. To introduce into conversation or consideration: tried to inject a note of humor into the negotiations.
  82. Instigate
    • 1. To urge on; goad.
    • 2. To stir up; provoke, or incite to some action or course: to instigate people to revolt.
    • eg. It is very easy to instigate narrow minded people
  83. Interpret
    Understand, Decode, Construe, Comprehend

    I seldom succeed in interpreting the remarks of some colleagues

    Often we interpret smile as an agreement and open door as an invitation
  84. Intervene
    • 1. To come, appear, or lie between two things: You can't see the lake from there because the house intervenes.
    • 2. To come or occur between two periods or points of time: A year intervened between the two dynasties.
    • 3. To occur as an extraneous or unplanned circumstance: He would have his degree by now if his laziness hadn't intervened.
  85. Intimidating
    To make timid; fill with fear, To coerce or inhibit by or as if by threats. Terrify

    The acts of terrorists are so intimidating

    Boss intimidated assistant to accept his proposal

    Women intimated her colleague with false charges to gain advantage at office
  86. Invade
    • To intrude upon, infringe, encroach on, violate
    • "This new colleague invades my territory"
    • "The neighbors intrude on your privacy"
    • syn : intrude on, obtrude upon, encroach upon
  87. Invoke
    • 1. to call for with earnest desire; make supplication or pray for: to invoke God's mercy.
    • 2. to call on (a deity, Muse, etc.), as in prayer or supplication.
    • 3. to declare to be binding or in effect: to invoke the law.
  88. Jabber
    Gabble, Babble, Rapid and indistinct speech

    Kids jabber while playing to suppress each other

    TMOD role helps to prevent jabbering and helps to develop sensible Talking

    I have a habit of jabbering in anxiety
  89. Jeopardize
    • pose a threat to; present a danger to
    • "The pollution is endangering the crops"
    • syn : endanger, menace, threaten, imperil, peril
  90. Jumble
    A confused multitude of things, clutter, muddle, fuddle, mare's nest, welter, smother
  91. Kneel
    supporting yourself on your knees
  92. Malign
    Speak unfavorably about, badmouth, traduce, drag through the mud, evil or harmful in nature or influence

    Antonym: Benign

    She maligns her in laws everywhere

    Prompted by malign motives, he indulged in office politics
  93. Nagging
    • continually complaining or faultfinding
    • "nagging parents"
  94. Obsessed
    Having or showing excessive or compulsive concern with something, haunted, preoccupied, taken up

    Became more and more haunted by the stupid riddle

    Was absolutely obsessed with the girl

    He was taken up in worry for the old woman

    I easily get obsessed by programming
  95. Ouster
    Dismissal, Expulsion, Expel, Ejection, Removal especially wrongful

    British ouster from India marked the glory of freedom fighters

    Lack of integrity of results in ouster

    Oustered due to his wrongdoings

    Oustering is inevitable for under performers
  96. Overwhelm
    To overcome completely in mind or feeling to load, heap, treat, or address with an overpowering or excessive amount of anything

    I feel overwhelmed with lot of things to pay attention to in my role

    Continuous overwhelming situation in work leads to fatigue

    Plan your prepared speech well in advance rather than overwhelming yourself with preparation and practice at the end

    Club witnessed overwhelming response to the call for nominations for humour speech club contest
  97. Perceive (Perception)
    To become aware of directly through any of the senses, especially sight or hearing. To achieve understanding of; apprehend

    Each individual perceives a particular situation differently

    Your perception is a picture of your maturity
  98. Persevere
    Persist, refuse to stop, hang on, hold on

    Success is the result of perseverance
  99. Pursue
    • 1. To follow in an effort to overtake or capture; chase:
    • eg. a fox that was pursued by hounds.
    • 2. To strive to gain or accomplish:
    • eg. pursue lofty political goals.
    • 3. To proceed along the course of; follow:
    • eg. a ship that pursued the southern course.
    • 4. To carry further; advance:
    • eg. Let's not pursue this argument.
    • 5. To be engaged in (a vocation or hobby, for example).
    • 6. To court: a lady who was pursued by many suitors.
    • 7. To continue to torment or afflict; haunt:
    • eg. was pursued by the demons of lust and greed.
  100. Persuade
    Coax, convince, induce, coerce, influence, entice, tempt, lure, cajole, press someone into, win someone over, argue someone into, pressurize someone into

    My brother persuaded me to take the tough mathematics course.
  101. Preclude
    Keep from happening or arising, make impossible, especially before hand, prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid

    My sense of tact forbids an honest answer

    Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project
  102. Procrastinate
    Delay

    Procrastinating individual development plan is detrimental to one's own development

    Procrastinating pending work only creates burden on future

    Procrastinating your speech will deprive you from development
  103. Prone
    • having a tendency (to); often used in combination
    • "a child prone to mischief"
    • "failure-prone"
  104. Quavering
    Voice with fear or weakness
  105. Sober
    Quiet or sedate in demeanor marked by seriousness, gravity, solemnity, etc., as of demeanor, speech.

    Some people are so sober while talking that we feel pleasant to listen to them
  106. Sulking
    Be silent, mope, brood, pout, have a long face, be in a bad mood, be put out, be out of sorts, be out of humour, be grumpy, be despondent, be moody, be resentful, pine, harbour a grudge, eat one's heart out, moon about/around; morose, and bad-tempered out of annoyance or disappointment.

    Sulking is the result of inability to let go

    Kids never sulk, if they do they are no more kids

    Sulking is equivalent to carrying garbage on head for long time
  107. Vouch
    Give personal assurance, guarantee

    I vouch for him that he will be able to fulfil all responsible
  108. Weeping
    Crying
  109. Torment
    Agony, suffering, torture, pain, anguish, misery, distress, affliction, trauma, wretchedness,woe, Severe physical or mental suffering.

    Torture, afflict, harrow, plague, distress, agonize, cause agony to, cause suffering to, cause pain to, inflict anguish on

    Their deaths have left both families in torment

    He was tormented by jealousy
  110. Lament
    Grief, sorrow, wail, wailing, lamentation, mourn, moan, moaning, groan, weeping, crying, sob, sobbing, keening, howl, complaint

    His mother's night-long laments for his father

    There were constant laments about the conditions of employment

    He was lamenting the death of his infant daughter
  111. Strain
    Pressure, burdens, exertions, a severe or excessive demand on the strength, resources, or abilities of someone or something.

    The accusations put a strain on relations between the two countries

    Strain in relationships is the result of excessive, prolonged demands and expectations
  112. Conjure
    Cause (a spirit or ghost) to appear by means of a magic ritual. implore (someone) to do something

    They hoped to conjure up the spirit of their dead friend. She conjured him to return
  113. Ellude
    verb

    1.

    escape from or avoid (a danger, enemy, or pursuer), typically in a skilful or cunning way.

    "he tried to elude the security men by sneaking through a back door"

    synonyms:evade, avoid, get away from, dodge, flee, escape (from), run (away) from; More

    2.

    (of an achievement or something desired) fail to be attained by (someone).

    "sleep still eluded her"
  114. Remedy
    Treatment, cure, medicine, restorative, set right (an undesirable situation), put to right, rectify, retrieve, solve, fix, sort out, solve

    It is leader's responsibility to remedy the situation

    Remedy for any set back is an appropriate decision

    Time is the best remedy for all interpersonal problems
  115. Ponder
    think about (something) carefully, especially before making a decision or reaching a conclusion.

    "I pondered the question of what clothes to wear for the occasion"

    synonyms:think about, give thought to, consider, review, reflect on, mull over, contemplate, study, meditate on, muse on, deliberate about, cogitate on, dwell on, brood on/over, ruminate about/on, chew over, puzzle over, speculate about, weigh up, turn over in one's mind;More
  116. Imbibe
    absorb or assimilate, acquire, grasp, gain, pick up

    I want my children to imbibe in them strong values

    Spiritual wisdom is in imbibing spiritual knowledge in life experiences

    If one does not imbibe the culture of appreciation, one cannot succeed

    I want to imbibe habit of reading

    Imbibing emotional intelligence is necessary to be successful leader
  117. Cogitate
    Think, contemplate, consider, give thought to, give consideration to, mull over, think deeply about something; meditate or reflect.

    My kids struggling with math makes me cogitate to find a remedy or new technique

    Writing speech needs sufficient cogitation
  118. Recuperate
    verb

    1.

    recover from illness or exertion.

    "she has been recuperating from a knee injury"

    synonyms:get better, recover, convalesce, get back to normal, get well, regain one's strength/health, get back on one's feet, get over something; More

    2.

    recover or regain (something lost or taken).

    "they will seek to recuperate the returns that go with investment"

    synonyms:get back, regain, recover, win back, recoup, retrieve, reclaim, repossess, have something returned, be reunited with, find, redeem, rescue

    "he won an appeal and recuperated the money"
  119. Spew
    verb

    1.

    expel large quantities of (something) rapidly and forcibly.

    "buses were spewing out black clouds of exhaust"

    synonyms:emit, discharge, eject, expel, belch out, pour out, spout, disgorge

    "factories and chemical plants were spewing out clouds of yellow smoke"

    noun

    vomit.
  120. Repent
    verb

    feel or express sincere regret or remorse about one's wrongdoing or sin.

    "the Padre urged his listeners to repent"

    synonyms:feel remorse for, regret, be sorry for, rue, reproach oneself for, be ashamed of, feel contrite about, wish that one had not done something; More

    view or think of (an action or omission) with deep regret or remorse.

    "Marian came to repent her hasty judgement"
  121. Tranquil
    Free from disturbance; calm, peaceful, restful, reposeful, calm, quiet, still, serene, placid, relaxing, soothing, undisturbed, idyllic, halcyon, mild, pleasant 

    I want to create tranquil ambience in pooja room to be able to meditate

    I prefer tranquility in surroundings
  122. Hanker
    feel a strong desire for or to do something.

    "he hankered after a lost golden age"

    synonyms:yearn, long, have a longing, have a hankering, crave, desire, wish, want, hunger, thirst, lust, ache, be aching, itch, be itching, burn, be burning, pant, want badly, be eager, be desperate, be hungry, be greedy, be thirsty, be consumed with a/the desire, be eating one's heart out;More
  123. Bolster
    Strengthen, support, reinforce, make stronger, boost, fortify

    I must Bolster Nandu and Laki's creativity

    Bolstering my wife's shopping skills helps in saving cost but also sometimes is detrimental to her effective use of time

    Audience in Toastmasters meeting bolster speakers through applauds and encouraging feedbacks

    • Enhanced meeting quality is starting to bolster confidence in speakers
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    Provide (a seat) with padded support.

    Bolster the seats for a more comfortable ride
  124. Entrust
    Assign the responsibility for doing something to (someone), endow, hand over

    I've been entrusted with the task of getting him safely onboard

    You persuade people to entrust their savings to you
  125. Instill
    Inculcate, implant, fix, ingrain, infuse, impress, imprint, introduce, gradually but firmly establish (an idea or attitude) in a person's mind, administer, introduce, add gradually, infuse, inject, put (a substance) into something in the form of liquid drops

    The values her parents had instilled into her helped her make right decision

    She was told how to instil eye drops
  126. Blemish
    a small mark or flaw which spoils the appearance of something.

    "the girl's hands were without a blemish"

    synonyms:imperfection, fault, flaw, defect, deformity, discoloration, disfigurement; More

    verb

    1.

    spoil the appearance or quality of (something).

    "his reign as world champion has been blemished by controversy"

    synonyms:mar, spoil, impair, disfigure, blight, deface, flaw, mark, spot, speckle, blotch, discolour, scar;More
  127. Tame
    (of an animal) not dangerous or frightened of people; domesticated.

    "the fish are so tame you have to push them away"

    synonyms: domesticated, domestic, not wild, docile, tamed, disciplined, broken, broken-in, trained, not fierce, gentle, mild, used to humans; 
  128. Reinforce
    strengthen or support (an object or substance), especially with additional material.

    "the helmet has been reinforced with a double layer of cork"
  129. Relish
    Enjoy greatly. Enjoy, delight in, love, like, adore, be pleased by, take pleasure in, rejoice in, appreciate, savour, revel in, luxuriate in, glory in, make pleasant to the taste, flavouring

    He was relishing his moment of glory
  130. Wade
    • Walk with effort through water or another liquid or viscous substance
    • intervene in (something) or attack (someone) vigorously or forcefully. assault, launch oneself at, weigh into, fly at, let fly at, turn on, round on, lash out at, hit out at, fall on, jump on/at, lunge at, charge, rush, storm

    "he waded out to the boat"

    "Seb waded into the melee and started to beat off the boys"

    We must learn to wade through the ups and downs of life

    The ship reached the island after wading through the waves

    Ussain bolt won the 100m run after wading through the crowd of runners
  131. Tremble
    Shake involuntarily, typically as a result of anxiety, excitement, or frailty. shake like a leaf, quiver, twitch, palpitate; quaver, waver; raretremor, be in a state of extreme apprehension, be afraid, be fearful, be filled with fear, be frightened, be apprehensive, worry, be anxious, shudder, judder, wobble, rock, vibrate, move, sway, totter, teeter

    "Isobel was trembling with excitement"

    "Joe's face was pale and his hands were trembling".

    "I tremble to think that we could ever return to conditions like these"

    "I trembled at the thought of what might be lurking near me unseen"

    "the earth trembled beneath their feet"

    "the entire building trembled"

    I always trembled seeing my 7th std teacher

    She trembled by her friends punishment she witnessed
  132. Behold
    • To perceive through sight or apprehension,
    • See or observe (someone or something especially of remarkable or impressive nature)
    • look-at, see, observe, view, watch, survey,
    • gaze at, gaze upon, stare at, scan, witness,
    • regard, contemplate, inspect, eye

    Girls behold their handsome prince

    I wish to behold lord Sri Ram every moment

    They beheld a bright star shining in the sky

    "The wrath of an angry woman is something to behold," Dean muttered.

    Beholding the beautiful nature, I completely lost myself

    On her birthday, she beheld the special gift of her father

    Behold, here I am

    It was pleasure to behold the beauty of sun set
  133. Entice
    • Attract or tempt by offering pleasure or advantage. Tempt, allure, lure, attract
    • dangle a carrot in front of

    "a show which should entice a new audience into the theatre"

    There is nobody on this earth who will not be enticed by tasty food, chocolates
  134. Enthrall
    capturing and holding one's attention; fascinating.

    "an enthralling best-seller"
  135. Preach
    Speak philosophy, Deliver spiritual message

    Preach but also lead by example

    Preach practical spiritual wisdom
  136. Parch
    make or become dry through intense heat.

    "a piece of grassland parched by the sun"

    synonyms:searing, scorching, blistering, flaming, blazing (hot), baking (hot), burning, fiery, torrid, withering; More

    roast (corn, peas, etc.) lightly.
  137. Subjugate
    bring under domination or control, especially by conquest. conquer, gain control of, bring someone to their knees, overcome, overpower, enslave, tyrannize, oppress, repress, subdue, suppress

    Antonyms: liberate

    The invaders had soon subjugated most of the population

    The new ruler firmly subjugated the Church to the state

    Subjugating is also
  138. Ordain
    make (someone) a priest or minister; confer holy orders on.

    "he was ordained a minister before entering Parliament"

    synonyms:confer holy orders on, appoint, induct, install, invest, anoint, consecrate; 

    archaicfrock

    "the Church of England voted to ordain women"

    2.

    order (something) officially.

    "equal punishment was ordained for the two crimes"

    synonyms:decree, rule, order, command, enjoin, lay down, set down, establish, fix, enact, legislate, dictate, prescribe, pronounce

    "it was ordained that anyone hunting in the forest without permission was to pay a fine"
  139. Despondent
    in low spirits from loss of hope or courage.

    "she grew more and more despondent"

    synonyms:disheartened, discouraged, dispirited, downhearted, low-spirited, in low spirits, hopeless, downcast, cast down, crestfallen, down, low, disconsolate, in despair, despairing, wretched, oppressed
  140. Scorch
    Burn the surface of (something) with flame or heat, burn, sear, singe, char, blacken, discolour

    Surrounding houses were scorched by heat from the blast

    The buildings around us were scorched by the fire

    Move very fast (of a person or vehicle)

    A sports car scorching along the expressway

    the burning or charring of the surface of something.
  141. Perplexed
    completely baffled; very puzzled.

    "she gave him a perplexed look"
  142. Barge in
    Intrude, interfere, force one self, Enter a room hurriedly without permission

    Barging in and out of Toastmasters meeting when somebody is on stage is prohibited

    Stop Barging in like that, I don't like it

    I must avoid Barging in discussions and must listen completely first
  143. Mundane
    Very ordinary and thus not interesting, exciting
  144. Stagger
    walk or move unsteadily, as if about to fall.

    "he staggered to his feet, swaying a little"

    synonyms:lurch, walk unsteadily, reel, sway, teeter, totter, stumble, wobble, move clumsily, weave, flounder, falter, pitch, roll

    "Sonny took the blow on the temple and staggered sideways"

    2.

    astonish or deeply shock.

    "I was staggered to find it was six o'clock"

    synonyms:astonish, amaze, nonplus, startle, astound, surprise, bewilder, stun, flabbergast, shock, shake, stop someone in their tracks, stupefy, leave open-mouthed, take someone's breath away, dumbfound, daze, benumb, confound, disconcert, shatter, take aback, jolt, shake up; More
  145. Adjudge
  146. Aberration
    a departure from what is normal, usual, or expected, typically an unwelcome one.

    "they described the outbreak of violence in the area as an aberration"
  147. Decease
  148. Exemplify
    Be a typical example of, typify, epitomize, serve as a typical example of, represent, symbolize, illustrate or clarify by giving an example.

    The best dry sherry is exemplified by the fino of Jerez

    An anecdote helps to exemplify the point
  149. Garner
    gather or collect (something, especially information or approval).

    "the police struggled to garner sufficient evidence"
  150. Confiscated
  151. Plagiarism
  152. Elucidate
    make (something) clear; explain.

    work such as theirs will help to elucidate this matter
  153. Toil
    work extremely hard or incessantly, labour, work like a dog, work day and night
  154. Sabotage
    Deliberately destroy, damage, or obstruct (something), especially for political or military advantage.
  155. Taunt
    A remark made in order make someone angry, provoke
  156. Endure
    Suffer patiently
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