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Hightail

hightail–verb: go away or leave at full speed or rapidly.  (Usually used with it.)

After Martha saw the bear we decided to hightail it back to the cabin.

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Saturday Synopsis

After his long school day, Juan returned home grumpy and petulant.

The crowd was animated and gabbled all at once about a light hovering in the western sky. 48 more words

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No wonder there are so many grammatical gaffes!

Is it any wonder that there are so many grammatical mistakes made by the writers and editors at Yahoo! Style? Here’s the opening sentence from a Style article written by — wait for it — the site’s editor in chief: 15 more words

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com・min・gle

v.

To blend together; mix.

The red paste commingled with the blue glitter and became the drawing point of his art.

Source: The American Heritage Dictionary Fifth Edition

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Inveigle

inveigle–verb: win over by ingenuity or artful talk.

Stan inveigled Marie to go to a movie.

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Retain [Verb]

The tips of sunshine slipped across the house, which slept under a rooftop of black shingles and the lowest branches of the old elm tree. Fallen leaves, green as a caterpillar’s underside, swirled in the recess of the gutter that trailed along the rooftop’s edge. 94 more words

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be・lie

v.

  1. To misrepresent or disguise.
  2. To show to be false.

His happy demeanour belied the heartbreak caused by his mother’s recent death.

Source: The American Heritage Dictionary Fifth Edition

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