Summa vocab 101-150

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Habitat

The place or type of place where a plant or animal is normally found

Paradox

a statement containing opposite ideas that make it seem absurd or unlikely, although it is or may be true

inhibit

1) to make someone too nervous or embarrassed to do something 2) to hold back or prevent a process or action

obsolete

no longer used because something new has been invented

optimism

easy to control; willing to be influenced by someone or something ( root:am/amor/im (love))

underscore

to emphasize

Subjective

based on personal experience or feeling, not from external evidence. (root: sub-(under, down, secondary); jac/jec (throw, extend)

elusive

difficult to find, catch, define,or achieve

tentative

uncertain, done or said without certainty that it is right, definite, or final, not confident

exemplify

To illustrate by being an example of

criterion

the ideal in terms of which something can be judged, or with the help of which a decision is made

transmit

send from one person or place to another
2) to allow heat, light, sound, etc. to pass through

apathy

an absence of emotion, enthusiasm, or concern

precede

to happen or come before something or someone in order

stimulus

a change in an organism's surroundings that causes the organism to react
2) something that encourages better or faster development

solitude

the state of being alone, especially when this is desirable

induce

cause to do, to persuade or influence

erroneous

incorrect, containing mistakes

somber

dark, gloomy; depressed or melancholy in spirit,
2) sad and serious

scope

1) opportunity of ability to do or achieve something
2) the range of things that a subject deals with

reprehensible

morally wrong ,worthy of blame

erratic

irregular, not happening at regular times

chaos

a state of extreme confusion and disorder

methodology

set of procedures and principles used to preform certain activity

mundane

not interesting or exciting

disparage

to degrade, to speak of someone or something in a derogatory manner

pragmatic

treating things realistically

substantiate

to establish by evidence, prove; to give concrete or substantial form to something that is true

artifact

an object made by human beings; often refers to a primitive tool or other relic from an earlier period

capricious

changing suddenly, quickly esp. attitude or behavior

dubious

causing uncertainty or suspicion; not knowing if something is good or bad

augment

enlarge or increase

relieve

remove/reduce unpleasant pain or feeling

perpetuate

cause to continue or prevail for a longer period of time

nurture

to care/ protect something during growth and development

meticulous

extreme care in treatment of details

spite

feeling of wanting to hurt someone/something

encompass

to include large number of things, surround completely

ruthless

showing no mercy;cruel

devastate

To destroy, lay waste to a place/area
make someone feel shocked/sad

eccentric

a person with an unusual or odd personality/ behavior

extract

draw or pull out, usually with some force or effort

attain

to gain/ achieve something with effort

accommodate

to help one by doing something that they want
change behavior to better deal with situation

coherent

logical/ well organized, easy to understand
able to express oneself clearly

spontaneous

sudden, without prior planning or outside influence

concise

expressing much in few words, giving only necessary info

ambiguous

having more than one possible meaning

subdue

bring something under control, usually by force

sacred

made or declared or believed to be holy, connected to god
important, treated with respect

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