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Captivate
To fascinate by special charm
Capture
Seize or catch by force
Concede
To acknowledge as true, often unwillingly
Procession
The act of moving along
Homicide
Killing of a man
Incision
A surgical cut
Credo
What one believes
Credulous
Disposed to believe too readily: gullible
Undercurrent
An underlying tendency, force
Incur
To meet with, run into
Diction
Choice and use of words in speech and writing
Dictum
Authoritative statement
Induct
To formally place in an office or position, install
Deduct
To take away from another, subtract
Efficient
Having a direct effect
Benefactor
One who gives aid, especially financial aid
Defer
To put off, to postpone
Proliferate
To increase or spread at a rapid rate
Aggression
Hostile action or behavior
Digress
To stray from the main subject
Adjacent
Close to, lying near
Conjecture
To guess from inconclusive statement
Adjunct
Attached to another in a subordinate position
Circumlocution
Evasion in speech or writing
Conjunction
Word that joins two independent clauses
Ventriloquism
Sounds that seem to come from another
Transmit
To send from one to another
Emit
To give or send out
Expel
To cast out
Impel
To urge to action, drive forward
Append
To add as a supplement
Pensive
Thoughtful
Replenish
To refill
Deplete
To empty
Transpose
To reverse the order of, to interchange
Opponent
One who acts against another
Portfolio
Portable case for holding papers
Portage
Carrying boats and supplies overland between two waterways
Conscientious
Through and painstakingly
Omniscient
All knowing
Prescribe
To set down as a rule
Transcribe
To copy or write in another place
Sentient
Capable of feeling
Sentiment
Specific view
Obsequious
Complaint, obedient
Sequester
To set apart, place in safekeeping
Respect
To feel deferential regard for, esteem
Suspect
To surmise to be true or probable
Conspire
To agree, united, plot
Transpire
To become known
Statute
A law, decree
Static
Having no motion, quiscent
Constrict
To make smaller or narrower
Stringent
Imposing rigorous standards of performance
Tangible
Capable of being touched
Contract
The touching of two objects or surfaces
Contend
To strive after
Tension
A stretched condition
Contort
Bend or twist in a violent manner
Torture
Infliction of severe physical pain
Extract
To draw out
Detract
Divert attention from
Convene
To come together
Circumvent
To go around
Convert
To change into another form
Versatile
Capable of doing many things well
Evident
Clear, Obvious
Visage
Face, appearance
Vivacious
Energetic, lively
Victuals
Food, sustenance
Evoke
To call forth, summon
Vocation
Chosen occupation, calling