Theme : Verbs
1. ensconce (en-SKONS)
1. To settle firmly and comfortably.
2. To hide securely.
“Vladimir Putin is once more ensconced behind the Kremlin’s walls.”
2. equivocate (i-KWIV-uh-kayt)
verb intr.: To be vague or ambiguous, especially in order to mislead.
“The bishop equivocates and wrings his fat hands and procrastinates.”
3. petrify (PE-tri-fy)
1. To turn into stone.
2. To harden or deaden.
3. To stun or paralyze with fear.
To become stony or callous (= showing or having an insensitive and cruel disregard for others.).
4. impute (im-PYOOT)
verb tr.: To attribute, ascribe, or credit, often unfairly.
“‘There’s a tendency to impute much greater skill on the part of somebody like Jamie Dimon, who is very smooth,’ Bill Miller says.”
5. exscind (ek-SIND)
verb tr.: To cut out or off.
“The knife skipped off the stone and almost exscinded Shih Te’s index finger.”