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Words You Need to See in the Wild – 11 Words

abeyance

temporary cessation or suspension

Charles the Fair having died and left only a daughter, the nation’s rights, so long in abeyance, were once more regained.Various
contemporary

belonging to the present time

But observers also say that loosening regulations on freedom of expression and promoting local contemporary artists are equally important.New York Times (Feb 29, 2012)
doldrums

a state of inactivity

Across most of the country, home values are stuck in the doldrums, crimping consumer spending and leaving anxious owners in search of relief.Washington Post (Dec 27, 2011)
dissuade

turn away from by persuasion

Scotland proposes to make it an offence to display tobacco products in shops so as to dissuade young people from taking up smoking.
elude

escape, either physically or mentally

The Internet has enabled counterfeiters to further elude authorities by cutting out the middlemen and selling directly to shoppers.Chicago Tribune (Feb 3, 2012)
fritter

spend frivolously and unwisely

The judge added she did not believe Gatti intended for his fortune to be frittered away in lengthy court proceedings.Washington Post (Sep 14, 2011)
iota

a tiny or scarcely detectable amount

Speaking in his native Trinidad on Saturday, Warner told local media he’s not guilty of “a single iota of wrongdoing.”Seattle Times (May 28, 2011)
redolent

serving to bring to mind

In total, Woods had 27 putts — a pleasing statistic, no doubt, and one more redolent of his glory days.
stoke

stir up

As the collective wisdom of the crowd displaces traditional advertising, the roaring engines of e-commerce are being stoked by favorable reviews.New York Times (Jan 26, 2012)
wreak

cause to happen or to occur as a consequence

Giant solar storms can wreak havoc on satellites and power grids.New York Times (Mar 8, 2012)
galvanize

stimulate to action

The evil deed shocked the public and galvanized the city’s police force.Seattle Times (Jan 4, 2012)

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