(v) a. To acknowledge as true or real, often unwillingly. b. To give; yield; grant. c. To make a concession.
(adj) No longer living; dead. (n) A dead person.
(n) A path or means of going out; an exit.
(n) a. A degree or stage in a series of gradual changes. b. A series of such changes; systematic progression.
(n) a. The degree to which something inclines; slope. b. An ascending or descending part; an incline.
(n) Someone or something that comes before another in time, especially in an office or position; forerunner.
(v) To go back; return to a previous condition.
(n) The act of withdrawing formally from membership in an organization, association, or union.
(v) a. To go beyond or over (a limit or boundary). b. To act in violation of, as a law.
(adj) Not having occurred before; without precedent; novel.
(adj) Similar in certain qualities, circumstances, or uses; in biology, similar in function but not in origin or structure.
(n) Direct contrast; opposition; in speech and writing, the placement of sharply contrasting ideas in balanced or parallel words, phrases, or grammatical structures, as in the famous Pope quotation, "To err is human; to forgive, divine."
(adj) Having like traits; similar; equivalent; worthy or capable of comparison.
(v) To differ or move away from a specified course or prescribed mode of behavior; diverge.
(v) To serve as the distinction between; to understand, perceive, or show the differences in or between; to become different, distinct, or specialized; to make distinctions; discriminate.
(n) The condition or fact of being unequal in age, rank, or degree; difference; lack of similarity; unlikeness.
(adj) Consisting of dissimilar elements or parts; miscellaneous; varied.
(adj) Consisting of elements of a similar or related nature; uniform in structure or composition.
(n) A subtle or slight degree of difference, as in meaning, color, or tone; a delicate shading; gradation.
(adj) Equivalent in significance, effect, or value.