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Unnerve   /ənˈərv/   Listen

Disturb the composure of.  Synonyms: enervate, faze, unsettle.

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... forward as the head of a family, or as its suitable representative. If they are even ladies paramount, and in situations of command, they are also women. The staff of authority does not annihilate their sex; and scruples of female delicacy interfere for ever to unnerve and emasculate in their hands the sceptre however otherwise potent. Hence we see, in noble families, the merest boys put forward to represent the family dignity, as fitter supporters of that burden than their mature mothers. And of Caesar's ...
— "De Bello Gallico" and Other Commentaries • Caius Julius Caesar

Words linked to "Unnerve" :   discomfit, discompose, untune, upset, faze, unsettle, disconcert, unman

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