Advanced Vocabulary List 10

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detect detect
To discern (something hidden or subtle): detected a note of sarcasm in the remark.

The thinly cut meat and its inconsequential roll have next to no flavor; the only taste we can detect is that of the Belgian cheese. - Mussel Bar: Wiedmaier's latest is a letdown, bar none

disclose disclose

Failure to disclose is one of the first things they warn you about when you become a senator; it comes right after they give you the key to the Senate elevator. - October 2006

dominate dominate


emerge emerge
To come into view; to come out.

Eventually the truth will emerge.

endeavor endeavor
To try very hard to achieve something.

We hoped that the president would endeavor to help the people.

imply imply
To strongly suggest something.


provoke provoke

Today, another American legend, Mark Twain, celebrated for the power of his language and his ability to delight and provoke, is also under attack. - Life Upon the Wicked StageĀ—Freedom of Artistic Expression

revoke revoke
To take back by reversing; to cancel the validity of something.

The judge said that he would revoke my driver's license if I got another speeding ticket.

speculate speculate
To engage in the buying or selling of a commodity with an element of risk on the chance of profit.

Linking to the same Washington Post story, Crispin Sartwell, at his eyeofthestormblogs. com, writes: "this, we may speculate, is the reason that many prisoners of the u.s. will never be released: nothing they did before, but the secrets they learned in prison, the details of their own torture, present a security risk. we will not only torment you, we will detain/disappear you for having been tormented by us." - Balkinization

sustain sustain
To continue, support or maintain something.

Even as he is in prison on false charges, Max has sustained his belief in the justice system.


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