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Meaning – reproduce (a message, sound, or transmission) in a confused and distorted way.
Usage – “garbled directions”
Synonyms – mix up, muddle, jumble, confuse, blur, slur, obscure, distort, twist, twist around, warp, misstate, misquote, misreport, misrepresent, mistranslate, misinterpret, misconstrue; tamper with, tinker with, change, alter, doctor, falsify, pervert, corrupt, adulterate; raremisarticulate, misrender .
Meaning – not showing a serious or respectful attitude.
Usage – “a flippant remark”
Synonyms – frivolous, superficial, shallow, glib, thoughtless, carefree, irresponsible, insouciant, offhand; disrespectful, irreverent, facetious, cheeky, pert, overfamiliar, impudent, impertinent.
Meaning – make (someone) feel drained of energy or vitality.
Usage – “enervating heat”
Synonyms – exhaust, tire, fatigue, weary, wear out, devitalize, drain, sap, weaken, make weak, make feeble, enfeeble, debilitate, incapacitate, indispose, prostrate, immobilize.
Meaning – establish or settle (someone) in a comfortable, safe place.
Usage – “Agnes ensconced herself in their bedroom”
Synonyms – settle, install, establish, park, shut, plant, lodge, position, seat, entrench, shelter, screen; nestle.
Meaning – a person who cultivates an area of interest, such as the arts, without real commitment or knowledge.
Usage – “there is no room for the dilettante in this business”
Synonyms – dabbler, potterer, tinkerer, trifler, dallier; amateur, non-professional, non-specialist, layman, layperson.
Meaning – an upper-class young woman making her first appearance in fashionable society.
Usage – “the women’s team includes eighteen year-old debutante Katharine Merry”
Meaning – criticize unfairly; disparage
Usage – “doom and gloom merchants who denigrate their own country”
Synonyms – disparage, belittle, diminish, deprecate, cast aspersions on, decry, criticize unfairly, attack, speak ill of, speak badly of, blacken the character of, blacken the name of, give someone a bad name, sully the reputation of, spread lies about, defame, slander, libel, calumniate, besmirch, run down, abuse, insult, slight, revile, malign, vilify.
Meaning – make an attack in return for a similar attack.
Usage – “the blow stung and she retaliated immediately”
Synonyms – fight back, strike back, hit back, respond, react, reply, reciprocate, counterattack, return fire, return the compliment, put up a fight, take the bait, rise to the bait, return like for like, get back at someone.
Meaning – move or swing back and forth in a regular rhythm.
Usage – “the grain pan near the front of the combine oscillates back and forth”
Synonyms – swing, sway, swing from side to side, swing back and forth, swing backwards and forwards, swing to and fro, vibrate.
Meaning – sounding sad and mournful.
Usage – “a plaintive cry”
Synonyms – mournful, sad, wistful, doleful, pathetic, pitiful, piteous, melancholy, melancholic, sorrowful, unhappy, wretched, woeful, grief-stricken, broken-hearted, heartbroken, desolate, heart-rending, forlorn, woebegone, disconsolate; literaryplangent, heartsick, dolorous.