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Word: foment

Definition: stir up; incite; instigate; promote the growth of (something evil or unpleasant)


Sentences Containing 'foment'

Alleged members have been indicted on charges of plotting to foment unrest, among other things by assassinating intellectuals, politicians, judges, military staff, and religious leaders, with the ultimate goal of toppling the pro-Western incumbent government in a coup that was planned to take place in 2009.
As part of his plan to foment a successful revolution in Venezuela, Bravo recruited military officers sympathetic to his cause within the ranks of the Army.
Desiring to foment a revolution in Hungary, he communicated by telegraph with Vladimir Lenin to garner support from the Bolsheviks which would ultimately not materialize.
Gandhi proceeded to foment "Quit India" in August 1942.
This tactic is at best disingenuous, and at worst a canard. The goal of the IDM is not to encourage critical thought, but to foment a revolution which would supplant evolutionary theory with ID."

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::: subsume - include (as a member of a group); encompass
::: brusque - blunt; abrupt; curt; not wanting to waste time being nice
::: venal - capable of being bribed; corrupt; CF. vernal
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::: posture - assume an affected pose; act artificially; N: pose; attitude
::: espouse - adopt; support (an idea or aim); marry; N. espousal
::: practicable - feasible
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