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hastenspeed up the progress of; facilitateRather than wait for that day, he set out to hasten its arrival.ScientificAmerican(Sep 3, 2014)headwayforward movementAt times, you feel like you’re struggling to run forward, going through the motionsbut making no headway, frozen in place.Washington Postignitecause to start burningFirefighters say the blaze started when stain-soaked rags ignited on the frontporch.Washington Times(Dec 10, 2014)illuminatemake free from confusion or ambiguityThe problem is that for illuminating answers, you need to ask the rightquestions.New York Times(Dec 6, 2014)impendingclose in time; about to occurFirst, he gives the enemy 12 days of warning about impending airattacks.Washington Postimperioushaving or showing arrogant superiorityIt was a little scary how quickly he flipped from friendly to imperious.New YorkTimes(Sep 4, 2013)jabbertalk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory mannerA parrot jabbered atop its cage and a monkey squealed and battered at its bronzering, until its owner brought bananas.Bartlett, Paul Alexanderjargontechnical terminology characteristic of a particular subjectSteer clear of jargon, me-too claims, and statements without substance.Forbes(Dec5, 2014)jostlemake one's way by pushing or shovingIn Jerusalem, great religions have crowded and jostled their way down throughmillenniums.Los Angeles Times(Nov 21, 2014)jutextend out or project in spaceFrom its long beak juts a fearsome tooth.New York Times(Nov 10, 2014)kindlecall forth, as an emotion, feeling, or responseRecently in class I saw the fire of an idea flicker in a first-year student’s eyes—andso to kindle it I cold-called him.Forbes(Sep 16, 2014)knolla small natural hillThe home, set on a quarter-acre knoll, has views of the city, the HollywoodReservoir and the Hollywood sign.Los Angeles Times(Aug 9, 2014)luminoussoftly bright or radiant
It was briefly one of the most luminous stars in the galaxy.New York Times(Sep 3,2014)malleableeasily influenced“Memory is so malleable or volatile that each time we see something, the memoryis actually influenced and re-created.”Washington Times(Oct 18, 2014)materializecome into being; become realityBy the time people reach their 70s, they’re beginning to look back at the plans theymade and dreams they had that never materialized.Time(Nov 25, 2014)meandermove or cause to move in a sinuous or circular course

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