Weather related

stoke
(v)
Meaning

1. (literal) to provide additional fuel to make a fire burn hotter

1st Sample Sentence

1. Use this stick to stoke the fire.

2nd Meaning

2. (figurative) stir up anger, etcetera

2nd Sample Sentence

2. It is illegal to stoke communal passions for political advantage.

Synonyms

kindle, stoke

Antonyms

allay, temper

Mnemonics

Remember the word stoke as strike. We start a fire by striking the match stick. Sounds like "stove" which is a furnace.

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