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Mosaic 2

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admit
to make known, usually with some unwillingness [= confess]
ahead
in or toward the front or place where someone is going; in, into, or or for the future [≠ behind]
appliance
a household device designed for a particular use and which usually requires electricity or gas
ascend
to move upward either physically or in position [≠ descend, fall]
brand
a category of products that are all made by a particular company and all have a particular name (e.g. Coke, Apple, McDonald's)
brisk
done with quickness and energy, mostly used in reference to moving or speaking [= lively] [≠ sluggish]
chilly
noticeably cold (weather) or unfriendly (people) [= cool, brisk] [≠ warm]
cram
to push or force (someone or something) into a space that is tight or crowded [≈ overcrowd]
crucial
extremely important; necessary [= critical, key] [≠ unimportant]
demanding
requiring much time, attention, or effort; hard to satisfy [= difficult, exhausting] [≠ simple, easy]
distinct
different in a way one can see, hear, smell, feel, etc.; noticeably different [≠ vague]
dominate
to be much more powerful or successful than others in a game, competition, etc.
duplicate
to make a copy of; to produce something equal to [= copy, clone] [≈ reproduce]
engineer
to plan, build, or manage (something) by using scientific methods or in a clever or skillful way [≈ devise]
face
to confront someone or something with determination [= deal with]
focus
to direct attention or effort at something specific [≈ direct, highlight]
grand
impressive because of size, importance, etc.; involving or including many people or things [= magnificent] [≠ trivial]
host
to serve as host to, at, or for
infuse
to cause a person or thing to be filled with something (such as a quality)
innovation
a new idea, device, or method
inspiration
something that makes someone want to do something or that gives an idea about what to do or create [≈ catalyst]
issue
to announce something in a public and official way [= announce]
knee-deep
deeply engaged or occupied (metaphor)
legend
a famous or important person who is known for doing something extremely well
metaphor
a word or phrase for one thing used to refer to another thing in order to show or suggest that they are similar [≈ analogy]
net
(profit) the amount which remains when all associated costs are subtracted (often profit, weight, or price)
nondescript
not easily described as a result of having no special or interesting qualities, parts, etc. [≠ unremarkable]
odd
strange or unusual; different from what is normal or expected [≠ normal]
openly
in the manner of being exposed to general view or knowledge [≠ secretly]
outpace
to go or grow faster than (something); to surpass in speed [≈ outdo, outrun]
outstanding
extremely good or excellent; easy to notice especially because of being important or very good [=exceptional]
overlook
to look down upon from above
perceive
to notice or become aware of (something) [= realize, recognize]
propel
to push or drive (someone or something) forward or in a particular direction
rally
to rouse people to action, usually for a common or shared purpose
revenue
money that is made by a business [= earnings]
ritual
a formal ceremony or series of acts that is always performed in the same way [≈ tradition]
rival
one of two or more striving to reach or obtain something that only one can possess [= competition]
spacious
having a large amount of space [= vast] [≠ tiny, crowded]
stoop
to descend from a superior rank, dignity, or status; to lower oneself morally
talented
possessing an unusual amount of natural ability [= gifted] [≠ incompetent]
tiny
very small [≠ huge, massive]
tireless
working very hard with a lot of energy for a long time; never seeming to get tired [= vigorous]
treat
to pay for someone's food, drink, or entertainment as an act of kindness
turnaround
a complete change from a bad situation to a good one, from one way of thinking to the opposite way [= one-eighty]
ultra-
going beyond others or beyond due limit [= extreme]
underestimate
to think of (someone or something) as being lower in ability, influence, or value than is true [= underrate]
vigor
strength, energy, or determination [= potency, vitality]