to do something
A welter of something is a large, overwhelming, and confusing amount of it; this word can also refer to a state of confusion, disorder, or turmoil.
Banter is friendly conversation during which people make friendly jokes and laugh at—and with—one another.
To reconnoiter an area is to go and get preliminary information about it, especially for military purposes.
If you waver, you cannot decide between two things because you have serious doubts about which choice is better.
A teetotaler is one who does not drink alcohol.
To cloister someone is to remove and isolate them from the rest of the world.
If something encumbers you, it makes it difficult for you to move freely or do what you want.
When you decipher a message or piece of writing, you work out what it says, even though it is very difficult to read or understand.
A rejoinder is a quick answer to a reply or remark that can be rude, angry, clever, or defensive.
If something engenders a particular feeling or attitude, it causes that condition.
If something bewilders you, you are very confused or puzzled by it.
A disclaimer is a legal statement that declares a refusal to accept responsibility in case something bad happens when a product is used.
When someone lingers, they stay or remain somewhere longer than people usually do.
Criteria are standards that, if met, allow you to do something; for example, getting good grades and performing community service form standards that will help you get into college.
If you master a skill of some kind, you learn all there is to know about it.
When someone is in recovery, they are getting better and becoming healthy once again.
strike against forcefully
cause to become
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