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  • 141turn — [[t]tɜrn[/t]] v. t. 1) to cause to move around on an axis or about a center; rotate: to turn a wheel[/ex] 2) to cause to move around or partly around, as for the purpose of opening, closing, or tightening: to turn a key[/ex] 3) to reverse the… …

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  • 142alienate — [v] cause unfriendliness, hostility break off, come between, disaffect, disunite, divide, divorce, estrange, make indifferent, part, separate, set against, turn away, turn off, wean, withdraw the affections of; concepts 7,19,231 Ant. be friendly …

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  • 143embitter — [v] upset, alienate acerbate, acidulate, aggravate, anger, annoy, bitter, bother, disaffect, disillusion, envenom, exacerbate, exasperate, irritate, make bitter, make resentful, poison, sour, venom, worsen; concepts 7,14,19 Ant. calm, comfort,… …

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  • 144estrange — [v] destroy the affections of alien, alienate, antagonize, break up, disaffect, disunify, disunite, divert, divide, divorce, drive apart, leave, make hostile, part, put on the outs*, separate, set at odds*, sever, split, sunder, turn off*, wean,… …

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  • 145disaffected — adj. 1 disloyal, esp. to one s superiors. 2 estranged; no longer friendly; discontented. Derivatives: disaffectedly adv. Etymology: past part. of disaffect (v.), orig. = dislike, disorder (as DIS , AFFECT) …

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  • 146drift apart — verb lose personal contact over time The two women, who had been roommates in college, drifted apart after they got married • Syn: ↑drift away • Hypernyms: ↑estrange, ↑alienate, ↑alien, ↑disaffect …

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  • 147drift away — verb lose personal contact over time The two women, who had been roommates in college, drifted apart after they got married • Syn: ↑drift apart • Hypernyms: ↑estrange, ↑alienate, ↑alien, ↑disaffect …

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  • 148estrangement — noun 1. separation resulting from hostility (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑alienation • Derivationally related forms: ↑estrange • Hypernyms: ↑isolation 2. the feeling of being alienated from other people …

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  • 149disaffectionate — disaffecˈtionate adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑disaffect …

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