Here is this week’s vocabulary list.
croak – (verb) 1a. to make a deep harsh sound, 1b. to speak in a hoarse throaty voice; 2. grumble; 3. slang : die.
edit¹ – (verb) 1a. to prepare (as literary material) for publication or public presentation, 2a. to assemble (as a moving picture or tape recording) by cutting and rearranging, 3a. to alter, adapt, or refine especially to bring about conformity to a standard or to suit a particular purpose; 2. to direct the publication of; 3. delete —usually used with out.
play² – (verb) 1a. to engage in sport or recreation : frolic, 1b. to have sexual relations; especially : to have promiscuous or illicit sexual relations —usually used in the phrase play around, 1c. (1) : to move aimlessly about : trifle (2) : to toy or fiddle around with something (3) : to deal or behave frivolously or mockingly : jest (4) : to deal in a light, speculative, or sportive manner (5) : to make use of double meaning or of the similarity of sound of two words for stylistic or humorous effect; 2a. to take advantage, 2b. (1) : flutter, frisk (2) : to move or operate in a lively, irregular, or intermittent manner, 2c. to move or function freely within prescribed limits, 2d. to produce a stream; 3a. (1) : to perform music (2) : to sound in performance (3) : to emit sounds (4) : to reproduce recorded sounds, 3b. (1) : to act in a dramatic production (2) : show, run, 3c. to be suitable for dramatic performance, 3d. to act with special consideration so as to gain favor, approval, or sympathy—often used in the phrase play up to, 3e. to produce a specified impression in performance; 4a. to engage or take part in a game, 4b. to perform in a position in a specified manner, 4c. to perform an action during one’s turn in a game, 4d. gamble, 4e. (1) : to behave or conduct oneself in a specified way (2) : to feign a specified state or quality (3) : to take part in or assent to some activity : cooperate (4) : to act so as to prove advantageous to another —usually used in the phrase play into the hands of, 5. to gain approval : go over; 6a. (1) : to engage in or occupy oneself with (2) : to engage in (an activity) as a game (3) : to deal with, handle, or manage (4) : exploit, manipulate, 6b. to pretend to engage in the activities of, 6c. (1) : to amount to by one’s efforts (2) : to perform or execute for amusement or to deceive or mock (3) : wreak (4) : to use or introduce as a political or rhetorical strategy; 7a. (1) : to put on a performance of (a play) (2) : to act in the character or part of (3) : to act or perform in, 7b. to perform or act the part of; 8a. (1) : to contend against in or as if in a game (2) : to use as a contestant in a game (3): to perform the duties associated with (a certain position) (4) : to guard or move into position to defend against (an opponent) in a specified manner, 8b. (1) : to wager in a game : stake (2) : to make wagers on (3) : to speculate on or in (4) : to operate on the basis of, 8c. to put into action in a game; especially : to remove (a playing card) from one’s hand and place usually faceup on a table in one’s turn either as part of a scoring combination or as one’s contribution to a trick, 8d. to catch or pick up (a batted ball) : field, 8e. to direct the course of (as a ball) : hit; also : to cause (a ball or puck) to rebound; 9a. to perform (music) on an instrument, 9b. to perform music on, 9c. to perform music of (a certain composer), 9d. (1) : to cause (as a radio or phonograph) to emit sounds(2) : to cause the recorded sound or image of (as a record or a magnetic tape) to be reproduced; 10a. wield, ply, 10b. to discharge, fire, or set off with continuous effect, 10c. to cause to move or operate lightly and irregularly or intermittently, 10d. to keep (a hooked fish) in action.
set¹b – (verb) 1. to be becoming : be suitable : fit; 2. to cover and warm eggs to hatch them; 3a. to affect one with or as if with weight, 3b. to place oneself in position in preparation for an action (as running); 4. to place oneself in position in preparation for an action (as running); 5a. to pass below the horizon : go down, 5b. to come to an end; 6. to apply oneself to some activity; 7. to have a specified direction in motion : flow, tend; 8. of a dog : to indicate the position of game by crouching or pointing; 9. to dance face to face with another in a square dance; 10a. to become solid or thickened by chemical or physical alteration, 10b. of a dye or color : to become permanent, 10c. of a bone : to become whole by growing together.
venture¹ – (verb) 1. to expose to hazard : risk, gamble; 2. to undertake the risks and dangers of : brave; 3. to offer at the risk of rebuff, rejection, or censure; 4. to proceed especially in the face of danger.
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