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Adhere
Stick completely to a surface or substance (or) believe in or follow the practice of.
Aloof
Not friendly or forthcoming; cool and distant.
Ambiguous
Open to more than just 1 interpretation; having a double meaning.
Analyze
Examine in detail, typically for purposes of explanation and interpretation (analysis, analytical).
Anecdote
A short and amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person.
Antagonize
Cause someone to be hostile.
Anticipate
Regard as probable; expect or predict.
Apprehensive
Anxious or fearful that something bad will happen.
Arcane
Mysterious or secret
Assert
State a fact or belief confidentially or forcefully.
Assess
Evaluate or estimate the nature, ability, or quality of.
Attribute
Regard something as being caused by someone or something.
Bear
Endure an ordeal or difficulty.
Befall
(Of something bad) happen to someone.
Burgeon
Begin to grow or increase rapidly; flourish.
Coherent
Logical and consistent.
Compassion
Concerns for the suffering and misfortunes of others.
Compensate
Make up something unwelcomed or unpleasant by exerting and opposite force or affect
Compliment
A thing that completes or bring to perfection a larger whole.
Compose
Write or create.
constitute, make up (composition, composed of)
Impervious
Unable to be affected by.
Incendiary
Tending to stir up conflict.
Designed to cause fires.
Incompetent
Not having or showing the necessary skills to do something successfully.
(In)conceivable
Capable of being imagined or grasped mentally (not capable of being imagined).
(In)dissoluble
Able to be dissolved, loosened, or disconnected(not able to be broken apart).
Inevitable
Certain to happen; unavoidable.
Infer
deduce or conclude (information) from evidence and reasoning rather than from clear statements (inference).
Integrate
Combine 1 thing with another so that they become a whole
Intuition
Ability to understand something immediately, "gut feeling"
Justify
1. Show or prove to be right or reasonable. 2. Be a good reason for.
Lack
Be without or deficient in.
Latent
Existing but not yet developed or obvious; hidden; concealed
Lethargic
Sluggish or apathetic
Mere
Used to emphasize how small or insignificant someone or something is.
Minute
Extremely small.
Mishap
An unlucky accident.
Nostalgia
A sentimental longing or affection for the past.
Notion
A conception of or belief about something.
Obsolete
No longer produced or used; out of date.
Obstruct
To be or get in the way of; prevent; hinder.
dismay
consternation and distress typically caused by something unexpected
disposition
1.a person's inherent qualities of mind and character
2.an inclination or tendency
dynamic
characterized by constant change activity or progress
eclipse
a loss of significance power or prominence in relation to another person or thing
emerge
become apparent, important, or prominent
eminent
famous and respected within a particular sphere or profession
engage
1.occupy, attract or involve(someone's interest or attention)
2.(engage someone in) cause someone to become involved in(a conversation or discussion)
3.(engage in) participate or become involved in
engross
absorb all the attention or interest of
ethereal
extremely delicate and light in a way that seems too perfect for this world
evolve
develop gradually, especially from a simple to a more complex form
exploit
1.make full use of and derive benefit from
2.use a situation or person in an unfair or selfish way
facilitate
make an action or process easy or easier
feign
pretend to be affected by a feeling, state or injury
fleeting
lasting for a very short time
glaring
extremely obvious or conspicuous
hardship
severe suffering or deprivation
hurtle
move or cause to move at a great speed, typically in an uncontorlled manner
immerse
involve oneself deeply in a particular activity or interest (or) dip or submerge in a liquid
imminent
about to happen
immobile
able to move or be moved freely or easily(not able to be moved)
condescending
having or showing a feeling of superiority
consecutive
following continuously; in unbroken or logical sequence
contour
an outline, especially one representing or bounding the shape or form of something
contract
decrease in size, number, or range
contradict
be in conflict with
correlate
have a mutual relationship or connection
corollary
a direct or natural consequence or result
critical
1.epressing adverse or disapproving comments or judgements
2. expressing or involving an analysis of the mertis and failts of a work of literature, music, or art
3. involving the objective analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to forma judgment
4. (of a situation or problem) having the potential to become disastrous; at a point of crisis
cumbersome
1.large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry or use
2.slow or complicated and therefore inefficient
deficit
the amount by which something is too small
demean
cause a severe loss in the dignity of and respect for someone or something
depict
show or represent
determine
1.cause something to occur in a particular way: be the decisive factor in
2.ascertain or establish exactly, typically as a result of research calculation
devoid
enitrley lacking or free from
differentiate
1. recognize or ascertain what makes someone or something different
2.identify differences between
3. make someone or something appear different or distinct
4.make or become differnet in the process of growth or development
diffuse
spread out over a large area
digress
leave the main topic temporarily speech or writing
diminish
make or become less
discrepancy
a lack of compatibility or similarity between 2 or more facts
disinclined
willing or positive about and action belief or attitude
omit
leave out or exclude (someone or something, either intentionally or forgetfully
orient
align or position something relative to known point or landmark
paradox
an idea that, despite sound reasoning from acceptable premises, leads to a conclusion that seems senseless, logically unacceptable, or self-contradictory
pensive
engaged in, involving, or reflecting deep or serious thought
peril
serious and immediate danger
perptual
occuring repeatedly; so frequent as to seem endless and uniterrupted
ponder
think about something carefully
potent
having great power, influence, or effect
precede
1. come before(something) in time
2.come before in order position(preceding)
predate
exist or occur at a date earlier than something
priniciple
a fundamental truth or proposition that serves as the foundation for a system of belief or behavior
proficient
competent or skilled in doing or using something
profound
1.very great or intense
2.having or showing knowledge or insight
pungent
having an intensely strong taste or smell
redundant
not or no longer needed or useful
reflect
1.throw back without absorbing it
2.show an image of
3.embody or represent in a faithful or appropriate way
4.bring about a good or bad impression of: the incident reflects badly on the operating practices of the airlines
5.think deeply or carefully about
relevant
closely connected or appropriate to the matter at hand
resent
feel bitterness or slight anger at the circumstance, action, or person
revive
1.to regain life, consciousness, or strength
2.restore interest in or the popularity of
rudimentary
1.involving or limited to basic principles
2.of or relating to an immature, undeveloped, or basic form
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