61 terms

Mosaic 3

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abandonment
the act of leaving and never returning [= desertion]
accesibility
the capacity to be reached, approached, or used [≈ convenience] [≠ inaccessibility]
account
(for) to provide a justified analysis or explanation; to be the sole or primary factor
address
to deal with or discuss directly
adopt
to take a child of other parents legally as one's own child; to begin to use or have (a new method, etc.) [≈ foster, take in] [≠ disown]
affluent
having a large amount of money and owning many expensive things; very rich [= wealthy] [≠ poor, impoverished]
besides
other than (someone or something); in addition to (something) [= as well as]
capable
able to do something; skilled at doing something [= proficient] [≠ incapable]
chore
the regular or daily light work around a house [≈ task]
concern
something that causes people to worry or be interested
consequence
something that happens as a result of a particular action or set of conditions [= outcome] [≠ cause, reason]
constantly
remaining unchanged; happening all the time or very often over a period of time [= invariably] [≠ inconsistently]
cope
to deal with and attempt to overcome problems and difficulties [= handle] (usually used with with)
destined
planning or liable to be or do something
dramatic
sudden and extreme in a way that attracts attention; greatly affecting people's emotions [≈ powerful]
emerge
to become known or apparent [≈ appear] [≠ fade, fade away]
executive
relating to the job of managing or directing other people in a company or organization [= managerial] [≈ important]
extended
going beyond the usual, original, or basic version of something
facilitate
to help (something) run more smoothly and effectively; to help cause (something) [= aid, simplify] [≠ obstruct]
facility
a building or room built for a specific purpose [≈ amenity]
glance
to look at someone or something very quickly [≠ stare]
glass
ceiling an unfair system that prevents some people from getting the most powerful jobs due to race or gender [≈ prejudice]
invisible
impossible to see; not visible [= imperceptible] [≠ pronounced]
millennium
a period of 1,000 years
monetary
of or relating to money [= financial]
necessitate
to make (something) necessary [= require]
option
something that can be chosen [= choice, alternative]
portray
to describe or show (someone or something) in a particular way [= characterize]
radically
in a radical or extreme manner
rare
very uncommon; very fine [= infrequent] [≠ normal]
reveal
to make (something) known plainly or clearly, usually something that previously unknown [= expose] [≠ conceal, hide]
revolution
a sudden, extreme, or complete change in the way people live, work, etc. [≈ shift]
seek
to try to find (someone or something) [= search, pursue] [≠ ignore]
significant
large or important enough to be noticed or have an effect [= consequential] [≠ insignificant]
socialize
to talk to and do things w/ other people in a friendly way [= hang out]
spill
over to exceed the limits of a container, space, or area
survey
an activity in which many people are asked question to gather info about what most do/think about something [= poll] [≈ study, sample]
take
for granted to accept without question or objection [= assume, presume]
trend
a way of doing or thinking that is developing and becoming more common; something currently popular [= tendency]
well-being
the state of being happy, healthy, or successful
authentic
real or genuine; not copied or false [= true] [≠ fake]
barrier
a law, rule, problem, etc., that makes something difficult or impossible [=obstacle, restriction] [≠ facilitation]
decoy
a person or thing that attracts people's attention so they will not notice someone or something else [= fake, trick]
erect
to build (something) by putting together materials [= construct] [≠ demolish, destroy]
fake
not true or real despite looking so [= forged]
ficticious
not true or real, usually in reference to things that are spoken or written, not made [= made-up, untrue] [≠ authentic, real]
fine
to impose a fine on; to punish by monetary penalty [= penalize]
grant
to give (something) legally or formally [= authorized] [≠ rescind]
guarantee
an assurance for the fulfillment of a condition [= promise]
impose
to cause something (e.g. a tax, fine, punishment) to affect someone or something by using your authority [= enforce] [≠ pardon]
obstacle
something that makes it difficult to do something [= difficulty]
penalty
punishment for breaking a rule or law [= punishment] [≈ cost]
poll
an activity in which many people are asked question to gather info about what most do/think about something [= survey] [≈ study, sample]
prize
to value highly [= cherish] [≠ disregard]
register
to record information about (somebody or something) in a book or system of public records [= sign up]
resume
to begin again after stopping [= restart]
stiff
difficult to bend or move [= harsh, strict]
tolerant
willing to accept feelings, habits, or beliefs that are different from your own [= open-minded] [≠ intolerant]
trick
to deceive (someone) [= fool]
trickle
to move or go slowly in small numbers or amounts [≈ leak] [≠ flood]
valid
acceptable according to the law or rules of an institution [= legal] [≠ fake]