Aver (v.): to state or assert to be true.

Synonyms: affirm, allege

Example Sentence: For a while, Ukraine lacked central leadership because multiple politicians averred that they had the power.

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Pare (v.): to trim something by cutting away its outer edges.

Synonyms: cut, trim

Example Sentence: Democratic nations typically pare executive power so that no single person has all the power in the system.


Coalesce (v.): to come together and form one mass or whole.

Synonyms: merge, unite

Example Sentence: Protesters in New York coalesced in Time Square in order to make a statement against excessive police power.

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