Lesson 3 English Vocab

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anonymous
adj. of an unknown source or unreaveld name
anthology
n. a collection of various writings, such as songs, stories, or poems
conjecture
n. a conclusion based on guesswork or insufficient evidence v. to form an opinion while lacking sufficient evidence
disposition
n. 1. a person's usual mood; temperament 2. a regular tendency or inclination
encompass
v. 1. to enclose or encircle 2. to include
extricate
v. to free from a difficult or tangled situation
generation
n. 1. one step in line of descent of a family 2. all the people born and living about the same time 3. the average span of time between birth of parents and their children
guile
cunning or deceit in dealing with others; trickery
imperative
adj. 1. urgent; pressing 2. having the power or authority to command
instill
v. to introduce gradually in order to establish securely
modify
v. 1. to make less extreme or severe 2. to make changes in 3. in grammar, to limit or restrict in meaning
pivot
n. 1. a small bar or rod on which something else turns 2. a person or thing on which others depend v. to turn on or as if on a pivot
pivotal
adj. vitally important; significant
prevalent
adj. commonly occurring; widely accepted of practiced
recur
v. 1. to come upon again or to happen again 2. to come to mind again
recurrrence
n. the act of recurring
spontaneous
adj. 1. voluntary and unplanned 2. occurring or produced without human labor
spontaneity
n. the quality or condition or occurring in an unplanned way
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