Advanced Vocabulary List 10

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detect detect
Discover or determine the existence of something.

It was easy to detect dishonesty in the politician’s speech.

disclose disclose
Make known; reveal.

The reporter refused to disclose his source for the article.

dominate dominate
Control; tower above.

The building dominates the city's skyline.

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.

Mary’s words implied contempt for Max.

provoke provoke
Anger, enrage, or stir up (a reaction or emotion).

The politician’s speech provoked protest and outrage around the country.

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
Form a theory about a subject with little real evidence.

We can only speculate what it’s like to be Max.

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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