Word Wealth Unit 5

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adhere

to stick fast, cling

alter

to change or modify

alter ego

"other self"

veer or deviate

swing or turn from an intended plan or course of action

diversify

alter it so as to serve a veriety of needs

mutate

to change, especially in biology

transigure

alter the shape, nature, or appearance

transmute

change the very nature of something

assail

to attack

assault

an attack, usually violent and bodily

augment

to increase, make or become larger

increment

an increase, especially of salary

intensification

increase of the amount, quality, or determination of an effort

enhancement

heightening of attractiveness of value

accretion

growth, especially by addition of accumulation

dilation

an increase in the size of an aperture

chastise

to punish

castigation

severe and often public verbal criticism

retribution

well deserved punnishment or recompense

disperse

to scatter, seperate

diverge

to brance off, go in different directions

emulate

to strive to equal or excel

extricate

to disentangle

forage

to search for, ravage, plunder

ravage

to destroy, plunder, or devastate

pillage

to take food, money, or property by force

antagonist

a rival, opponent, adversary

apathy

lack of feeling, indifference

lethargy

drowsiness or sluggishness from physical cause

torpor

sluggishness from temporary loss of physical powers due to a cause

stupor

deadened state of mind (from drugs/shock)

avarice

greed for money, cupidity

covetous

to desire something too strongly, especially something forbidden

clarity

clearness

clarion

clear, sharp, shrill

elucidation

process of making it clear

conjecture

a guess, inference

supposition

supposes/prentends

speculation

imaginative guess

surmise

guessed based more definitely on facts

assumption

accepts a guess or belief as true

presumption

presume/pretend

postulation

accepts as fact what must be true because of something else one knows to be true

proposition/thesis

statement that you will undertake to demonstrate

hypothesis

plausable theory or explanation

defiance

bold opposition, open challenge

dexterity

skill, adroitness

adroitness

skill, chiefly mental

proficiency

knowledge and skill

facility

ease in doing or demonstrating something

descretion

prudence, wise restraint

judiciousness

wise judgment in action

prudence

caution mixed with wisdom

circumspection

caution characterized by looking at a problem from all sides and considering possible results

exertion

vigorous effort

endeavor

less vigorous and less muscular effort the exertion

exuberance

overflowing spirits, zestfulness

ebullience

bubbling or overflow of enthusiasm-referanced with people

elation

quieter kind of high spirits over good news

transport

rapture or ecstasy, carried away with delight

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