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abandoned

v: to give oneself up to (e.g., evil); to cast off or reject

accusation (accuse)

n: an indictment, a charge of an offense; the act of accusing

ambiguity (ambiguous)

n: hesitation, doubt; an uncertainty; an instance of double meaning

analyze (analyst)

v: to examine critically in order to bring out key elements or structure; to ascertain the elements of something

antagonize (-ism, -istic, -ist)

v: to struggle against

apology (apologize, apologetic)

n: an acknowledgment of fault or failure

architect (architecture)

n: a designer of any complex structure or plan

astute

adj: shrewd, crafty

blueprint

n: a plan or program of action

boundary

n: something that marks the limit or dividing line, or that limit itself

canvas

n: a type of cloth used in sails, tents, to paint onv: to solicit support or votes

comic (comedy, comedian)

adj: causing or intended to cause laughter

compassion (-ate)

n: sympathy, pity

compete (competition, competitive)

v: to strive for an objective

complex (complexity)

n: a group of related elementsadj: formed by combination; intricate or not easily analyzed

comprehensive

adj: large in scope; all-inclusive

compromise

n: a joint agreement between two partiesv: to come to terms by mutual concessions

condemn (condemnation)

v: to declare to be wrong or evil

conflict

n: a battle, a fightv: to fight or to battle

confusion (confused)

n: the state of being perplexed

consensus

n: agreement or unity of opinion

contemporary

adj: occurring at the same time

contempt (contemptuous)

n: the act of despising someone or something

convention (conventional)

n: an agreement; a norm or generally accepted rule, practice, or behavior; an assembly of people

conversation

n: a spoken interchange; a talk

corrective (correct, correction)

n: something that counteracts harm; something that restores health or proper behavior

critic (critical, criticism, criticize)

n: one who judges the truth or value of any matter

debate (debatable)

n: strife or contention in argumentv: to argue, discuss, quarrel over

deceit (deceitful, deceive)

n: misrepresentation or concealment of the truth; an instance of such behavior

defend

v: to protect or uphold

defined (definable, definition)

adj: having a specified outline or form

demand

n: a request, especially if urgentv: to ask for or require

deride

v: to laugh mockingly at; to scorn

desert

v: to abandon

destroy (destruction)

v: to ruin or put out of existence

determined

adj: resolved upon; resolute

digress (digression)

v: to deviate from or to stray; to depart from the main point in argument

discredit

n: a lack of reputation; a loss or lack of confidence or trustv: to injure the reputation of; to disbelieve

disease

n: illness

disregard

v: to pay no attention to

distort (distortion)

v: to twist; to misrepresent

document

v: to prove by evidence

dominate (dominance, dominant)

v: to master; to prevail

doubt (doubtful)

n: uncertaintyv: to hesitate to believe; to be uncertain

elect (election, electorate)

v: to choosen: chosen, selected

emotion

n: a state of mind; a strong feeling

endurance (endure)

n: the ability to last or hold out

enhance

v: to raise the level of

evaporate (evaporation)

v: to convert into gas; to disappear

exclude (exclusive)

v: to keep out; to deny entry to

expand (expansion)

v: to spread out; to give full expression to

generosity (generous)

adj: magnanimity; liberality in giving

hedonism (hedonist, hedonistic)

n: the love of pleasure as the chief goal of life

hypocrisy (hypocrite, hypocritical)

n: the practice of falsely professing a belief to which one's own actions do not conform

hypothesis

n: a proposition or assumption put forth as the basis for further investigation

illusory (illusion)

adj: deceptive

imitate (imitation)

v: to mimic or copy

integrity

n: completeness; free from moral corruption

investigate (investigation, investigator)

v: to examine a matter thoroughly; to make a systematic search

isolation (isolated)

n: unconnected with anything else

lubricate (lubricant)

v: to make slippery or smooth in order to minimize friction

manual

adj: pertaining to hands, especially labor done by handn: a book of instruction

measure

n: a size or quantity determined by measuring; something assessed by judgment or observationv: to ascertain size, quantity, or distance; to regulate or restrain

modest (modesty)

adj: having a moderate estimate of one's ability; not exaggerated or excessive

narrate (narrative, narrator)

v: to tell a story

navigate (navigable, navigation)

v: to find one's way

neglect (negligence, negligent)

v: to pay no or insufficient attention to

novel (novelty, novelist)

v: new, originaln: a usually long prose narrative

obey (obedience)

v: to comply with or submit to

observe (observable, observation)

v: to watch carefully; to adhere to (e.g., a custom)

offense (offensive)

n: an attack; a breach of law, duty, or manners

oppose (opponent, opposition)

v: to set oneself against; to confront with objections

perplex (perplexing, perplexity)

v: to confuse; to torment

persistent (persistence)

adj: enduring; persisting in an action

persuade (persuasive)

v: to successfully talk someone into an action or belief

plot

n: a small piece of ground; a plan; a conspiracyv: to plan, especially a conspiracy

preserve

v: to keep from harm

progress (progressive)

n: advancement; developmentv: to proceed; to move by stages; to move forward

prohibitive (prohibit)

adj: having the quality of preventing something from happening

prosaic (prose)

adj: commonplace, dull

protagonist

n: the chief person in a work of fiction; the leading person in a contest

restrain (restraint, restrained)

v: to prevent from doing something; to limit

revise (revision)

v: to look over repeatedly, as in a plan or piece of writing

satisfactory (satisfy)

adj: sufficient, adequate

scrutinize

v: to inspect closely; to examine methodically

stimulate (stimulant, stimulation, stimulus)

v: to rouse to action; to animate

supplant

v: to cause the downfall of; to remove from a position

suppress

v: to cause an activity to cease; to cause a person to become powerless

surreptitious

adj: obtained by suppression of the truth; acting stealthily or secretly

universal

adj: applicable in all cases; including or affecting all members of a particular group; pertaining to the universe

varied

adj: of different sorts or kinds

venerate (venerable, venerability)

v: to regard with deep respect; to pay honor to something

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