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American pronunciation of 

exterminate

view main entry for exterminate verb  /ɪkˈstɜrmɪˌneɪt/
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derived words

exterminationexterminations

  /ɪkˌstɜrmɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [countable/uncountable]
British English pronunciation: extermination
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exterminatorexterminators

noun [countable]

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gaslight

to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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