defy

definition: 
resist or confront with resistance
sentence: 
The effect almost makes it look as if one can defy gravity.
Scientists are often rewarded for delivering results that dazzle and defy expectation, but extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
difficulty: 
easy
toefl frequency: 
1
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adverb: 
deftingly
adjective: 
defying
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The circus performer demonstrated his death-defying routine.
verb: 
defy
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