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aboriginal
1.) First; original; indigenous; primitive; native. 2.) Of, typical of or pertaining to the dark-skinned people who were the earliest inhabitants of Australia.
absolve
1.) To set free, or release, as from some obligation, debt, or responsibility, or from guilt or blame or their consequences. 2.) To free from a penalty; to pardon.
abstract
1.) Considered apart from any application to a particular object, concrete reality or actual instances; separated from matter; existing in the mind only. 2.) Expressing a particular property of an object viewed apart from the other properties which constitute it; as opposed to concrete. 3.) Theoretical, not applied.
access
1.) The ability, right, or permission to approach, enter, speak with or use; admittance. 2.) A means, place, or way of approach.
accordance
1.) Agreement; conformity. 2.) The act of granting.
accreditation
The act of granting credit or recognition; certification as meeting all formal official requirements.
acupuncture
An originally Chinese medical practice of inserting needles into specific areas of the skin, especially to cure illness or to relieve pain.
adhere
1.) To stick fast or cleave; cling; to stay attached. 2.) To hold, be devoted in support or allegiance; to remain attached as a follower or upholder. 3.) To hold closely or firmly.
adjudicate
To try, hear, and determine (an issue or dispute); to settle by decree of a court of law; to sit in judgment.
advice
1.) An opinion recommended or offered, as worthy to be followed; counsel. 2.) A communication containing information or notice given.
advise
1.) To give advice to; to counsel; to warn. 2.) To recommend as desirable or wise. 3.) To give information or notice to; to inform (often followed by of).
affidavit
A sworn statement in writing; a declaration in writing, signed and made upon oath before an authorized official.
alleviate
To lighten or lessen (physical or mental troubles); to mitigate, or make easier to be endured.
ambigous
Lacking clearness or definiteness; obscure; indistinct.
ambivalent
Uncertain or indecisive as to which course to follow; being unable to choose between two courses of action; conflicted.
anarchy
1.) Absence of government or law; the state of society where there is no law or supreme power; a state of lawlessness; political confusion; insubordination. 2.) Confusion or disorder, in general.
antebellum
Before or existing before a war, especially the American Civil War.
antecedent
1.) A preceding circumstance, event, style, phenomenon. 2.) (Pural form) Ancestors; the history, events, characteristics of one's earlier life.
appliance
A device or instrument designed to perform a specific function; often, an electrical device for use in the home.
archetype
The original pattern or model from which all things of the same kind are copied or on which they are based; prototype; a perfect example.
architect
A person who designs and guides a plan or undertaking to make something. A person who designs buildings and advises in their construction.
arrogant
Making claims or pretensions to superior importance or rights; overbearingly assuming; insolently proud.
audible
Capable of being heard; actually heard.
belabor
1.) To work carefully at, worry about or explain more than necessary. 2.) To attack verbally, as with scorn or ridicule. 3.) To ply with blows; to beat soundly.
belligerent
Of warlike character; aggressively hostile, combative.
carnivorous
Flesh-eating; feeding on animals. Related to or characteristic of flesh-eating creatures.
demagogue
A person who gains power and popularity by arousing the emotions, passions and prejudices of a people.
dismal
1.) Gloomy to the eye or ear; sorrowful and depressing to the feelings; foreboding; cheerless; dull. 2.) Characterized by poor quality or low standard; pitiful.
encyclopedia
A work containing detailed knowledge and information about a variety of subjects or a comprehensive treatment about one subject.
fumigate
To expose to smoke or fumes, as in disinfecting or exterminating pests.
jurisdiction
1.) Sphere or extent of authority; the territory over which authority is exercised. 2.) The legal power, right, or authority of a particular court to interpret the law and administer justice. 3.) Power; authority; control.
manuscript
The original text of an author's work, handwritten or now usually typed, that is submitted to a publisher. Any text not printed.
matriarch
1.) The female head of a family or tribal line; a ruler by maternal right. 2.) A woman who is the founder or the most important member of a group or organization; in business, often the owner of the largest interest. 3.) A venerated old woman.
mitigate
to make less severe, intense, harsh, rigorous, painful, etc.; to moderate; to alleviate; to diminish; to lessen; to mollify.
orifice
A mouth or aperture, as of a tube, pipe, etc.; an opening; a mouthlike opening or hole; mouth; vent.
orthopedic
Of, pertaining to, or employed in, the medical specialty concerned with correction of deformities or functional impairments of the skeletal system, especially the extremities and the spine, and associated structures, as muscles and ligaments.
pandemic
1. ) (Of a disease) prevalent throughout an entire country, continent, or the whole world; epidemic over a large area. 2.) General; universal: pandemic fear of atomic war.
personification
1.) The attribution of a human nature, qualities, or character to inanimate objects, animals, or abstract notions. 2.) The representation of a thing or abstraction in the form of a person. 3.) The person or thing embodying a quality or the like; an embodiment or incarnation; an imaginary person or creature conceived to represent a thing or abstraction.
philosophy
1.) The rational investigation of the truths and principles of being, knowledge, or ethics. 2.) A particular system of thought based on such study or investigation. 3.) A system of principles for guidance in practical affairs.
primordial
First in order; primary; original; of earliest origin; constituting a beginning; giving origin to something derived or developed.
privilege
A special benefit, advantage, or favor; a right or immunity not enjoyed by others or by all; special enjoyment of a good, or exemption from an evil or burden; a prerogative.
sophomore
A student in the second year of high school or college. A person or group in the second year of any endeavor.
verdict
1.) The answer of a jury given to the court concerning any matter of fact in any cause, civil or criminal, committed to their examination and determination; the finding or decision of a jury on the matter legally submitted to them in the course of the trial of a cause. 2.) Decision; judgment; opinion pronounced.
vociferous
Making a loud outcry; clamorous; noisy.
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