Words That Will Change Your Life 41-50
|augment|| V. increase; add to|
*In recent years the library's holdings of naval history have been significantly augmented.
|austere|| ADJ. rigidly severe; severely simple or bare|
*The rather austere décor was softened by early evening candle light.
|authoritarian|| ADJ. subordinating the individual to the state; completely dominating another's will; Ex. authoritarian regime/father|
*Hyndman was extremely authoritarian and tried to restrict internal debate about party policy.
|autonomous|| ADJ. self-governing; independent|
*There is a fine balance between encouraging autonomous learning and maintaining adequate supervision.
|aversion|| N. a feeling of intense dislike|
*There is still a strong aversion by many in parliament to embryonic stem cell research.
|belie|| V. contradict; give a false impression|
*His smile belies his anger.
|benevolent|| ADJ. generous; charitable; having a wish to do good|
*It turns out, however, their motives are not so benevolent.
|bolster|| V. support and strengthen|
*It will also bolster the already strong links with the college's local community.
|braggart|| N. a boaster; boastful in a loud, annoying way|
*Modest by nature, she was no braggart, preferring to let her accomplishments speak for themselves
|brevity|| N. concise and exact use of words in writing or speech|
*Brevity is essential when you send a telegram; you are charged for every word.