deign (verb)

Definition:

to do something that you consider a great favor or beneath your dignity to do

Example Sentences:

– Everyone wondered if Mr. Smith, the local snob, would deign to attend the party. (condescend, stoop)
– I will not deign to respond to these ridiculous accusations; I will treat them with the contempt they deserve. (stoop, lower myself)
– I won’t deign to dignify your stupid questions with a response. (stoop, lower myself)
– She has become somewhat elitist lately, so if she deigns to reply to my letter, I’ll be extremely surprised. (stoop, lower)

Synonyms:

 condescend, stoop, lower (oneself)

Antonyms:

rise

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evoke (verb)

Definition:

1. to stimulate and bring to mind memories from the past; 2. to provoke a reaction or emotion; 3. to recreate imaginatively

Example Sentences:

– It is amazing how music or certain smells can evoke moments from the past, seemingly long forgotten. (awaken, summon)
– Discussion of his ex-wife evoked bitterness in him. (aroused, generated)
– The eulogy helped evoke fond memories of our Grandma. (recall, elicit)
– I was hoping our presentation would evoke a positive response from the client, but all we received were blank and stoic stares. (elicit, arouse)

Synonyms:

arouse, recall, awaken, generate,

Antonyms:

quell, repress, silence, stem,

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