Meaning: instigate or stir up (an undesirable or violent sentiment or course of action).
Synonyms: incite, provoke
Sentence: "they accused him of fomenting political unrest"
Meaning: to utter taunting words
Synonyms: jibes, sneer
Sentence: “teammates gibing each other when one fouls up an important play”
Meaning: supersede and replace.
Synonyms: supersede, override
Sentence: "domestic production has been supplanted by imports and jobs have been lost"
Meaning: a person's will, especially the part relating to personal property.
Synonyms: attestation, corroboration
Sentence: "father's will and testament"
Meaning: to get the support and help of (someone or something)
Sentence: “They're enlisting volunteers for an experiment”
Meaning: a false, absurd, or distorted representation of something.
Synonyms: misinterpretation, mockery
Sentence: "the absurdly lenient sentence is a travesty of justice"
Meaning: wary and unwilling to take risks.
Synonyms: chary, guarded
Sentence: "the officials were very circumspect in their statements"
Meaning: characterized by or causing cohesion
Sentence: “a cohesive social unit”
Meaning: angry or dissatisfied.
Synonyms: aggrieved, resentful
Sentence: "judges receive letters from disgruntled members of the public"
Meaning: avoid or neglect (a duty or responsibility).
Synonyms: dodge, shun
Sentence: "I do not shirk any responsibility in this matter"