Globalization Vocabulary

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Adversaries
people competing against each other; enemies
Arbitrary
based on one persons judgment; could be biased
Asphyxiate
to cut off ones air supply to suffocate
Beleaguered
harassed or surrounded by troubles
Coherent
making an argument that makes sense
Compensate
to make something equal to something else
Component
a part of
Criterion
a trait used to judge something
Demeanor
a persons attitude or actions toward others
Diminutive
very small
Entity
a thing
Entrails
intestines and internal organs
Feasible
able to get done
Fluctuate
has the ability to change
Frantically
hurried in a panicky way
Gander
a look (slang)
Idiom
a saying that is not meant to be taken literally (ex. kick the bucket, the balls in your court, this is the last straw)
Impervious
not letting liquid flow through
Insidious
seemingly harmless, but dangerous
Insurmountable
so big as to seem success will never be found
Jovial
happiness
Loiter
to waste time or linger without purpose
Malevolent
wishing evil or harm to others
Malign
to speak badly about
Meager
a very small portion
Nefarious
extremely wicked
Paradox
a statement that contradicts itself (ex. wise fool, bittersweet, truth be told I'm lying, same difference)
Parcels
small packages
Perilous
full of risk or danger
Pertinent
important
Petulant
quickly irritated; to act like a child
Prestigious
honorable; respected
Quaver
to shake
Repent
to make up for a sin or wrong doing
Sanctioned
approved or supported by the government
Smoldering
burning slowly without a flame
Sternly
said in a strong or angry way
Subsequent
occurring later or after
Succumb
to give into something, like an illness
Suffice
enough to satisfy the assignment