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accept
to take or receive something; to accept an invitation
except
excluding; with the exclusion of
advice
(noun) an opinion or recommendation offered as a guide to action
advise
(verb) to give counsel to; offer an opinion or suggestion as worth following
than
in relation to; by comparison with; except; other than
then
next in order of time:
who
what person or persons?
which
what one?; whichever; (used relatively in restrictive and nonrestrictive clauses to represent a specified antecedent)
that
used to indicate a person, thing, idea, state, event, time, remark, etc.,
whose
possessive case of "who" and "which"
who's
contraction "who is"
peace
a state of mutual harmony between people or groups; silence; stillness
piece
Multiple meanings: (noun) a part of the whole; (verb) to mend or join together
principal
first or highest in rank, importance, value; Finance. a capital sum, as distinguished from interest or profit.
principle
an accepted or professed rule of action or conduct
council
a body of persons specially designated or selected to act in an advisory, administrative, or legislative capacity
counsel
advice; opinion or instruction given in directing the judgment or conduct of another.
councilor
a member of a council.
counselor
a person who counsels; adviser.
whether
used to introduce the first of two or more alternatives
weather
the state of the atmosphere with respect to wind, temperature, cloudiness, moisture, pressure, etc.
affect
to act upon; to change (used as a verb)
effect
result or consequence of an action (used as a noun)
already
previously
all ready
group is prepared
alter
to change (used as a verb)
altar
table or stand at which religious rites are performed (used as a noun)
altogether
entirely
all together
everyone in the same place
break
to fracture; to shatter
brake
a device to stop a machine
capitol
building; statehouse
capital
a city; the location of a government
cloths
pieces of fabric
clothes
apparel worn on the body
course
path of action; series of studies; used in the expression, "of course".
coarse
rough; crude; not fine
complement
something that completes something else
compliment
to give or receive praise
desert
to leave; to abandon (used as a verb)
desert
dry, barren, sandy region (used as a noun)
dessert
the final course of a meal (used as a noun)
formally
with dignity; following strict rules and procedures
formerly
previously; at an earlier date
here
in this place
hear
to receive sounds through the years