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adverse adverse
Unfavorable; harmful.

Major Nidal Hasan lectured senior Army physicians about what he called adverse effects if Muslim soldiers are sent to fight other Muslims. - CNN Transcript Nov 10, 2009

celebrate celebrate
To perform (a religious ceremony): celebrate Mass.

When I win the lottery, we are going to celebrate with a huge party.

coherent coherent
Sticking together; cohering.

Second, it's marketing's assignment to turn that tune or differentiating idea into what we call a coherent marketing direction. - Marketing 101

consecutive consecutive
Marked by logical sequence.

Richard Byrd, 40, will serve the term consecutive to a sentence in a Peoria County drug case. - News from

detain detain
Obsolete To retain or withhold (payment or property, for example).

Max was detained by the police for more than 3 hours at the airport.

disclose disclose
To make known (something heretofore kept secret).

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

disrobe disrobe
To remove the clothing or covering from.

The nurse asked the patient to disrobe and wait for the doctor in the exam room.

distort distort
To twist out of a proper or natural relation of parts; misshape.

Every word has a specific meaning that will be twisted to distort from the true menaing and intent or to veil it in a shroud of uncertainty. - Obama adviser: Protesters wrong about health-care reform

enforce enforce
To give force to; reinforce: "enforces its plea with a description of the pains of hell” ( Albert C. Baugh).

The police are supposed to be here to enforce the law.

flout flout
Openly disregard.

The OED’s first attestation of flaunt to mean flout is in 1923, so apparently once the error appeared, it took off like gangbusters. - Flout good taste; flaunt your excesses « Motivated Grammar

hostile hostile
Unfriendly; Antagonistic

"As soon as we see them start moving towards the east, then they have what we call hostile intent, then we can target them," he said. - Gadhafi Stops Rebels in Battle for Oil Port

lethal lethal
Capable of causing death.

A rattlesnake's venom is lethal.

lubricate lubricate
To apply a lubricant to.

To keep your bicycle going smoothly, you should lubricate all of the moving parts.

malign malign
To speak bad about someone.

Please do not malign Mary. She is a very good person.

meander meander
To follow a winding course; to wander.

Max arrived late to school everyday because instead of walking straight to school he’d first meander through the park hunting insects for his collection.

prohibit prohibit
To forbid by authority: Smoking is prohibited in most theaters. See Synonyms at forbid.

What Prop K does prohibit is sex trafficking investigations that involve racial profiling. - Proposition K is gaining momentum in San Francisco! You Can Help! « Bound, Not Gagged

provoke provoke
To incite to anger or resentment.

Let them, as far as I am concerned, but it may short term provoke more counterreaction. - The Anti-Wedge Document - The Panda's Thumb

To move back or away from a limit, point, or mark: waited for the floodwaters to recede.

According to these proxies, the climatic evolution of East Africa over the past 150 years (‘modern climate†™) is characterized by a drastic dislocation around 1880, when lake levels dropped notably and glaciers started to recede from the latest maximum extent. - Think Progress » Senate Committee Launches Taxpayer-Funded Misinformation Campaign About Gore Movie

remove remove
To move from a place or position occupied: removed the cups from the table.

Me, not so much, but what I think is really cool about what you've described is how it puts all the moral conflict at one remove from the people -- it's the * vampires* (from what you describe) that are trying to figure out how to live morally as everything is collapsing around them. - intertribal: who's a sexy chick? (damn, gurl!)

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

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.

ridicule ridicule
To expose to ridicule; make fun of.

His ideas were ridiculed by his colleagues.

stamina stamina
Endurance; ability to sustain physical or mental effort.

You must have incredible stamina to compete in the Tour de France.

subterfuge subterfuge
A deceptive stratagem or device: "the paltry subterfuge of an anonymous signature” ( Robert Smith Surtees).

Regarding archives being deleted, it seems to me that a little subterfuge is required here, if you think your blog/newspaper is going to be bought out by megacorp, burn a copy on disc, say nothing, and take it home. - Mainstream media: killing the past


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