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-ATE Vocabulary Words

What are these words, which all end with the letters ate?
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Last updated: June 22, 2021
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renounce the throne
abdicate
sufficient, enough
adequate
giant corporation
conglomerate
slow down
decelerate
begin to grow, esp of a seed
germinate
sleep, like a bear in winter
hibernate
looking spotlessly clean
immaculate
to produce milk
lactate
enrol at university
matriculate
sit in silent stillness
meditate
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seasonally travel a long distance
migrate
propose someone for election to office
nominate
take part in, with others
participate
Aden and Zanzibar were British ones
protectorate
demote to a lower level
relegate
to specify
stipulate
deprive of air, possibly causing death
suffocate
to shorten
truncate
make a howling-like trilling sound
ululate
to clear of suspicion, or eventually prove right
vindicate
2 Comments
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Level 91
Jun 21, 2021
How about "abbreviate" for "to shorten"? And I feel like "howl, wail" would be more accurate than "howl like a dog" for "ululate." "Howl like a dog" suggests there's something distinctly canine about an ululation.
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Level 76
Jun 22, 2021
Fair enough! We'll accept your first suggestion as a type-in, and tweak the other clue.