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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