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Power Verbs: The Complete Collection by Michelle Faulkner-Lunsford, Michael Lawrence Faulkner

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7. 100 Top Action Verbs for Schooling, Sagacity, Shrewdness, and Other Times to Be Sharp and Serious

Abate

(1) die away; put an end to; reduce; slack; subside

Word Used in Sentence(s)

(1) “In striking contrast to Eisenhower, the young Democratic president secretly pledged to Chiang use of America’s veto in the Security Council to keep the P.R.C. out of the United Nations. Kennedy believed his sympathies would eventually necessitate blocking China and so, against the advice of his experts, he chose to benefit from the inevitable by trading his veto for Chiang’s cooperation on other issues. Kennedy’s suspicion of China appeared to grow rather than abate during his presidency. Although the split between Moscow and Beijing became increasingly ...

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