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Word: inculcate

Definition: teach (ideas or principles); instill


Sentences Containing 'inculcate'

Soul Grand Prix dances used mixed media, films, photos, and posters to inculcate the "Black is beautiful" style period.
Their great interest is to maintain their authority with the people, and this authority depends upon the supposed certainty and importance of the whole doctrine which they inculcate, and upon the supposed necessity of adopting every part of it with the most implicit faith, in order to avoid eternal misery.
They pay court to those patrons, sometimes, no doubt, by the vilest flattery and assentation; but frequently, too, by cultivating all those arts which best deserve, and which are therefore most likely to gain them, the esteem of people of rank and fortune; by their knowledge in all the different branches of useful and ornamental learning, by the decent liberality of their manners, by the social good humour of their conversation, and by their avowed contempt of those absurd and hypocritical austerities which fanatics inculcate and pretend to practise, in order to draw upon themselves the veneration, and upon the greater part of men of rank and fortune, who avow that they do not practise them, the abhorrence of the common people.

More Vocab Words

::: ineffectual - not effective; not having a desired effect; weak
::: indoctrinate - cause to accept a doctrine without questioning it; Ex. indoctrinated with mindless anti-communism
::: acute - (of the senses) sharp; quickly perceptive; keen; penetrating; brief and severe; Ex. acute sense of smell/analysis/pain
::: retrograde - go backwards; recede; degenerate; deteriorate; ADJ.
::: scintillate - sparkle; flash; be animated; be full of life; Ex. scintillating conversation
::: sonorous - resonant; producing a full deep sound; producing sound
::: finicky - too particular; fussy; difficult to please; too concerned with unimportant details or quality; Ex. finicky about her food
::: malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
::: nuptial - related to marriage or the wedding ceremony; N. nuptials: wedding ceremony
::: vigilant - watchful; on the alert; watchfully awake; alert to spot danger; N. vigilance