Subpoena noun A writ ordering a person to attend a court Synonyms summons

Subpoena noun a writ ordering a person to attend a

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Subpoena: noun, A writ ordering a person to attend a courtSynonyms: summons, mandate, court order“Subpoenas issued by a federal grand jury earlier this year demanded that the Port Authority hand over Mr.Samson’s personal travel records...”Source: "The chairman’s flight" published in The EconomistSyntax: noun, the arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences in a language“The three decided to record their reactions to Belinda’s not-particularly-erotic escapades and the author’sidiosyncratic syntax.”Source: "2016: the year the podcast came of age" published in The EconomistTenet: noun, a principle or beliefSynonyms: doctrine, precept, creed“In the Warren and Burger courts of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, religious accommodation was a liberal tenet.”Source: "Left, right" published in The EconomistTout: verb, Attempt to sell (something), typically by pestering people in an aggressive mannerSynonyms: endorse, urge“Providers have focused on the home, touting products such as coffee pots that turn on when the alarm clockrings...”Source: "Where the smart is" published in The EconomistUrbane: adjective, (Of a person, especially a man) courteous and refined in mannerSynonyms: suave, sophisticated, debonair“Beneath its urbane surface all Mr. Hough’s music is, in one way or another, a crusade.”
Source: "He’s the piano man" published in The EconomistVerbose: adjective, Using or expressed in more words than are neededSynonyms: wordy, loquacious, long-winded“But in recent years they have become particularly verbose, bombarding consumers with any small detail that mightenhance the brand.”Source: "It’s the real thing" published in The EconomistWhet: verb, Excite or stimulate (someone's desire, interest, or appetite)Synonyms: arouse, rouse, trigger“But sham democracy often whets people’s appetite for the real thing.”Source: "The road less travelled" published in The EconomistLevel 3 GRE Vocabulary: Most DifficultAbeyance: noun, a state of temporary disuse or suspensionSynonyms: suspense, remission, reserve“With the euro crisis in abeyance, high oil prices have become the latest source of worry for the world economy.”Source: "The new grease?" published in The EconomistAbjure: verb, Solemnly renounce (a belief, cause, or claim)Synonyms: relinquish, reject, disavow“Since 1986 he has been asking candidates for public office to sign his Taxpayer Protection Pledge, in which theyabjure tax increases of any sort forever.”Source: "It’s not over for Grover" published in The Economistanodyne/2016-11-27">Anodyne: adjective, not likely to cause offence or disagreement and somewhat dullSynonyms: bland, inoffensive, innocuous“The prospect of a day spent milling around... at the G20 summit this week, with nothing to show for it but ananodyne/2016-11-27">anodyne communiqué, must be depressing enough.”Source: "Agreeing to agree" published in The EconomistBilk: verb, Obtain or withhold money from (someone) by deceit or without justificationSynonyms: swindle, defraud, deceive“Partly because they are not paid properly, they bilk the system and get away with it, thanks to political contacts.”

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