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Apr 28, 2005
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temporize
adduce
perpend
animadvert
palter

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animadvert

(an-uh-mad-VURT) Pronunciation

verb intr.: To comment critically (upon) or to express criticism.

[From Latin animadvertere (to turn the mind to), from animus (mind) + advertere (to turn).]

"Ask pundits across the entire media spectrum to animadvert on the Moral Sickness in Modern Society and you'd expect many forests of newsprint to perish."
And Morals in the Maze; The Guardian (London, UK); Mar 13, 1993.

See more usage examples of animadvert in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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