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vocab 5

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Adhere
to stick fast, cling
Alter
to change or modify
to veer or deviate
swing or turn from an intended plan our course of action
diversify
to alter to serve a variety of needs
mutate
to change especially in biology
transfigure
to alter the shape , nature or appearance
transmute
to change the very nature of something
Assail
to attack
assault
an attack usually violent to the body
Augment
to increase, make or become larger
increment
an increase, especially in salary
intensification
an increase of amount, quality, or determination of an effort
enhancement
heightening of attractiveness or value
accretion
growth especially by addition or accumulation
dilitation
an increase in the size of an aperture like the pupil in the iris of the eye
aggravation
a worsening or increase in the seriousness of an illness or problem
amplification
a form of enlargement usualy used for verbal statements and radio-television signals
Chastise
to punish
castigation
usually severe and often public verbal criticism
retribution
well deserved punishment or recompense
Disperse
to scatter, seperate
Diverge
to branch off, go in different directions
Emulate
to strive to equal or excel
vie
implies rivalry between persons of similar status
Extricate
to disentangle
Forage
to search for, ravage, plunder
ravage
to destroy,plunder or devestate
pillage
to take food money or property by force
Antagonist
a rival, opponent, adversary
Apathy
lack of feeling, indifference
lethargy
drowsiness or sluggishness from a physical cause
torpor
sluggishness from temparary loss of physical power
stupor
a deadened state of mind as from drugs or shock
Avarice
greed for money, cupidity
covetous
to desire something to strongly, especially something forbidden
Clarity
clearness
clarion
call that is clear sharp and shrill
elucidation
the process of making a plan clear
Conjecture
a guess, inference
supposition
pretends for the moment that it is true
speculation
an imaginitive guess
surmise
a guess base more on definitely on facts
assumption
accepts a guess or belief as if true
presumption
similar to assumption
postulation
accepts as facts what must be true because of something else one knows to be true
proposition or thesis
a statement that you will undertake to demonstrate
hypothesis
a plausible theory or explanation
Defiance
bold opposition, open challenge
Dexterity
skill, adroitness
adroitness
denotes skill, chiefly mental
proficiency
knowledge and skill
facility
ease in doing something or demonstrating something
Discretion
prudence, wise restraint
judiciousness
wise judgement in action
prudence
caution mixed with wisdom, especially when managing one's affairs
circumspection
caution characterized by looking at a problem from all sides and considering its possible results
Exertion
vigorous effort
endeavor
sustained but less vigorous and less muscular effort than exertion
Exuberance
overflowing spirits, zestfulness
ebullience
a bubbling or overflow of enthusiasm
elation
a quieter kind of high spirits over some success or good news
transport
rapture or ecstasy and literally mens being carried away with delight