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dark; vague; unclear; not well known; Ex. obscure meaning/village; V: darken; cover; make unclear; Ex. obscure the moon/meaning
related to thinking about something constantly; of an obsession; preoccupying; N. obsession: compulsive preoccupation with a fixed idea; compulsive idea; V. obsess: preoccupy the mind of excessively
physician specializing in delivery(assisting in giving birth) of babies; N. obstetrics; CF. midwife
mysterious; secret; supernatural; beyond human comprehension; CF. mysterious to human ?; OP. bare
attacking; insulting; distasteful; V. offend: violate; hurt the feelings of; N. offense: offending; violating of a moral or social code; crime; attack; Ex. first offense
medicine to induce sleep or deaden pain; something that relieves emotions or causes inaction; sleep-producing drug containing opium
individual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of circumstances; N. opportunism
not compulsory; left to one's choice; N. option: act of choosing; choice; freedom or power to choose; something available as a choice; Ex. have no option; Ex. two options
severe trial or affliction; difficult experience; trial(test of patience or endurance); affliction
apparent; appearing as such; professed(pretended); pretended; Ex. ostensible purpose of the expedition
act of extreme violence or viciousness; resentful anger; V: commit an outrage on; produce anger in; ADJ. outrageous: offensive
bossy; domineering and arrogant; decisively important; Ex. overbearing manner/importance; V. overbear: dominate
one opposed to force; antimilitarist; ADJ. N. pacifism: opposition to war as a means of resolving disputes
denoting an unobstructed and comprehensive view; N. panorama: unbroken view of a wide area
model; example that serves as a model; pattern; list of all the inflectional forms of a word
something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct
equipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings; Ex. photographic paraphernalia; CF. married woman's property exclusive of her dowry
ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF. ¸·´Â´Ù´Â °³³äÀÌ ¾Æ´Ô
not active; acted upon; receiving an action without acting in return; accepting without resistance
obvious; easily seen; open for the public to read; of or protected by a patent; Ex. patent to everyone; N.
support; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of; N. patron: one that supports; regular customer; N. patronage; CF. boycott
insightful; showing a good ability at perceiving and understanding; aware; wise; of perception
something long-lasting; perennial plant; ADJ: lasting through the year or many years; lasting for a long time; enduring
done routinely and with little care; superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; Ex. perfunctory kiss
that can be permeated; penetrable; porous; allowing liquids or gas to pass through; V. permeate: spread or flow throughout; charge
make perpetual; make something last for a long time; preserve from extinction; N. perpetuity
spread throughout; V. pervade: (of smells, ideas, feelings) spread throughout; charge; permeate
a person who is guided by materialism and is disdainful of intellectual or artistic values
punish by placing in a wooden frame or pillory; subject or expose to criticism and ridicule; N.
irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity
(particular form of) political organization; form of government of nation or state; Ex. student polity
self-important behavior; acting like a stuffed shirt(pompous person); ADJ. pompous: self-important
based on experience; of or acquired through practice (rather than theory); useful; Ex. practical man
practical (as opposed to idealistic); concerned with practical worth or impact of something; Ex. pragmatic test of the skill
something preceding in time which may be used as an authority or guide for future action; V. precede; CF. unprecedented
something that causes a substance in a chemical solution to separate out in solid form; Ä§ÀüÁ¦; OP. solvent
hurl downward; throw headlong; hasten; cause to happen sooner; condense and fall as rain or snow; cause (a solid substance) to be separated from a solution; ADJ. hasty; rash; premature; sudden
superiority of power, quantity, etc.; V. preponderate: be greater in power, weight, or importance; ADJ. preponderant
explore with a probe or tools; investigate; N: slender instrument used to explore a wound or body cavity; device designed to investigate an unknown region; thorough investigation; Ex. space probe
violate; desecrate (something holy); treat unworthily; be profane for; ADJ: secular; nonreligious; irreverent for holy things
great amount; plenty; overabundance; excess; lavish expenditure; Ex. profusion of choices; ADJ. profuse: plentiful; copious; giving or given abundantly; extravagant
so high as to prohibit purchase or use; tending to prevent the purchase or use of something; prohibiting; inclined to prevent or forbid; Ex. prohibitive tax
member of the working class; blue collar guy; N. proletariat: working class (who have to work for wages)
producing offspring or fruit in abundance; fertile; fecund; abundantly fruitful; producing abundant works; Ex. prolific writer
inclined to; likely to (suffer); prostrate; lying with the front downward; Ex. prone to disease/make mistakes; Ex. accident-prone
increase in number by producing young; multiply; spread; Ex. Most plants propagate by seed; Ex. newspaper propagating their ideas
substance which propels or drives forward (such as an explosive charge or a rocket fuel)
of a prophet or prophecy; having to do with predicting the future; N. prophecy; V. prophesy; N. prophet
used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease
fitness; quality of being proper; correct conduct; conformity to prevailing customs and usages; CF. proprietor, proprietary
stretch out full on ground; make prostrate; enervate; Ex. prostrating illness; ADJ: lying face down; having lost all strength
providing for future needs; displaying foresight; thrifty; preparing for emergencies; OP. improvident
arousing anger or sexual interest; annoying; Ex. provocative in tight jeans; V. provoke: incite to anger; cause (an unpleasant action or feeling); N. provocation
pertaining to mental dearrangement; N. psychopath: person with an antisocial personality disorder
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