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    Again there's wax in my ears.This excerpt is from bbc news.

    Talks aimed to get Iran to give up its nuclear programme seem to (enhesibrate-inhisibrate???) war.


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    #2

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    Could it be "anticipate"??

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    #3

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    That occured to me too at first, but no matter how many times I rewind it, it still sounds like something else

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    #4

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    It must have been "exacerbate" - to make smth. worse


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    #5

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    It must have been "exacerbate" - to make smth. worse
    If the word is "exacerbate", then the sentence would be "Talks aimed to get Iran to give up its nuclear programme seem to exacerbate war." = "Talks aimed to get Iran to give up its nuclear programme seem to make war worse".
    This wouldn't make any sense because there is no ongoing war with Iran!

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    But could it be that they meant just a sort of a steady confrontation between the countries by "war"? Actually that's what I was thinking of when giving "exacerbate" as a version. I might be wrong though...


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    If they used "exacerbate", the sentence would read something like this:-

    "Talks aimed to get Iran to give up its nuclear programme seem to exacerbate the likelihood/advent of war".

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    #8

    Re: misheard word

    It's not "exacerbate".I've heard that word pronounced many times.
    Anticipate is nearer to that word, but to my ears it's something else.
    If only I could send "voice mail" so that you could listen it yourself.

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    Yeah I understand.
    It would be helpful perhaps if Archie gave us the previous sentence and the next one after that in question.


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    You can send the "voice mail" to << EMAIL REMOVED - Send PM to This User Instead >> and perhaps, I would be able to tell you what the word (or words) was after hearing it.

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