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adroit adroit
Dexterous; deft.

In other words, we expect quite a lot from the "adroit" waiter from the point of view of active knowledge gathering and skillful orchestration of movements based on the current cognitive map -- representation of the world and management of the body. - Archive 2009-05-01

bogus bogus
Not true; fake.

The politician's allegations against the prime minister were completely bogus.

impede impede
To retard or obstruct the progress of. See Synonyms at hinder1.

Does the R behind my name impede you from having a true debate? - Think Progress » Congressman: ‘I Fear…We Will Have Many More Muslims In The United States’

loathe loathe
To hate, detest, revile.

Yeah you probably right, but the hypocrisy and deceit of the Republicans which Americans loathe is simply unmatched! - CNN Poll: Americans think Sanford should resign

revere revere
To regard with awe, deference, and devotion.

In his current column at Politico, the oh-so-funny Mike Allen asks: Do reporters 'revere' Senator Clinton? - Archive 2007-11-01

rudimentary rudimentary
Being in the earliest stages of development; incipient.

They were introduced in rudimentary fashion in Second Edition and became a full-fledged system in Third Edition. - 4e PHB Readthrough – Chapter 5: Skills « Geek Related

skirmish skirmish
A minor or preliminary conflict or dispute: a skirmish over the rules before the debate began.

Interesting use of the word skirmish while troops are fighting this is what's going on in Washington as well. - CNN Transcript Feb 18, 2007

terse terse
Brief, concise, to the point.

Ms. Diallo's lawyers received what one of them called a "terse" letter Friday inviting her to meet with prosecutors at 3 p.m. to discuss what will happen in court Tuesday. - Strauss-Kahn Case May Be Dropped

trivial trivial
Ordinary; commonplace.

Mr. Weinberg noted that the core inflation rate, which strips out volatile prices, is just 0.9 per cent on an annual basis, which he calls "trivial." - The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

verify verify
To prove the truth of by presentation of evidence or testimony; substantiate.

First, the word "verify" more accurately reflects the requirements placed on end users of endangered wood. - NPR Topics: News


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