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a law; a rule; a regulation
statute
a starlike mark (*) used in printing (often to indicate a footnote)
asterisk
a phamplet
brochure
to fail to believe; to cause doubt; to damage the reputation of; disbelief; disgrace, or something that causes disbelief or disgrace
discredit
an act of withdrawing or going back; a procession leaving a place of assembly; a temporary decline in economic activity
recession
supposed or believable but not necessarily true; imagined, uncertain
thesis
an argument or supposition to be defended
hypothetical
point of view; the effects of distance or depth on the appearance of objects; drawn to product this effect
perspective
authority or power; the limits of territory governed by an authority
jurisdiction
a list of books or essays on a particular subject or by a particular author
bibliography
to condemn openly; to accuse formally; to inform against
denounce
to arouse suddenly; as if by electric shock; to coat a metal with a thin layer of zinc to prevent corrosion
galvanize
able to use two languages well; written or spoken in two languages
bilingual
lacking some essential quality; defective; incomplete
deficient
having a bad reputation; famous for bad things; notorious
infamous
having to do with a persons life; giving the story of a persons life
biographical
using irony and wit to attack ideas, people, or customs; sarcastic
satirical
to persuade someone not to do something; to discourage
dissuade
able to use language easily and skillfully; flowing smoothly; effortlessly
fluent
arranged in the order in which things happen
chronological
the principal beliefs, opinions or doctrines of a particular individual, class, or movement; basic ideas of an economic or political theory
ideologies
large, heavy, and clumsy; dull and tiresome
ponderous
appropriate; suitable to be applied
applicable
too soon; too early; before the proper time
premature
not important or relevant; not made of matter; spiritual
immaterial
subject to change; uncertain
tentative
not convient, not suitable to plans; bothersome; difficult to do
inconvenient
not important; insignificant
trivial
expecting the best; inclined to look on the bright side; cheerful; hopeful
optimistic
noticeable; observable; perceivable
perceptible
to scramble; to climb with difficulty using hands and feet
clamber
not ale to be reckoned beforehand; uncertain; too great a number to be counted
incalculable
loud applause; praise; to applaud; to approve strongly
acclaim
having or exerting influence; powerful; having effect
influential
perpetual; enduring; a plant that last through all the seasons for many years
perennial
something asserted as true; legally, testimony by one who cannot conscientiously swear an oath
affirmation
influenced; stirred emotionally; speaking or behaving in a false way to make an impression
affected
precedence; something that is first in time, order, or importance
priority
the state or quality of being prominent or standing out; state of being famous or distinguished; distinction
prominence
to restrict; to limit; to encircle; to draw a circle around
circumscribe
wildly excited; frantic
frenzied
left to chance; not planned; random
haphazard
causing doubt; uncertain; questionable
dubious
exhausting; very tiring
grueling
not neat; neglected; untidy
unkempt
not neat; changeable; fickle
volatile
a statement of equality; a process of making equal; a state of equality, especially in mathematics
equation
the fundamental nature of something; a defining feature; an extract of a substance
essence
something for which someone is legally responsible; a disadvantage or drawback; a debt
liability
the quality of being vain or conceited
vanity
useful; practical; able to perform a function
functional
chief in importance; supreme; dominant
paramount
to work together; to cooperate with the enemy
collaborate
to picture in words; to represent in picture or sculpture; to describe
depict
to produce a written or typed copy from another form, such as oral speech or shorthand notes
transcribe
to disturb or interfere with the order or progress of; to break apart; to split up
disrupt
self-governing; independent
autonomous
gathered into a whole; of individuals working together as a group; specifying a singular noun meaning a group of individuals, such as a tribe; any joint enterprise, especially a collective farm and those who work together on it; a noun meaning a group of individuals
collective
pertaining to something that exists in effect, though not in name or fact
virtual
not eager; unwilling
reluctant
deft; light and quick; agile
nimble
to cooperate secretly; to scheme; to join secretly in another wrongdoing
convey
rough sounding and harsh; rowdy
discreet
to carry or send from once place to another; to transfer from one person to another, such as ownership of land; to communicate a meaning or idea
connives
inclined to doubt; not easily convinced; showing doubt; doubtful
skeptical
careful in speech and action; tactful; modest; prudent
raucous
to happen; to occur
transpire
to urge on; to stir up; to provoke; to cause
instigate
cleverly humorous
wry
to frighten; to make afraid; to bully into doing or not doing something
intimidate
the process of adjusting or changing; a change or an adjustment
alteration
a first step or movement toward something; enterprise; ability to think or act without urging
initiative
unable to be recovered, restored, or replaced
irretrievable
something done or paid to make up for an insult, wrong, or injury
amends
an act of coming between in order to stop, settle, or change; interference
intervention
a mixture of thing that are usually not placed together; a musical piece made up of tunes from various works
medley
a severe rebuke or scolding; a formal censure; to rebuke severely; to object to
reprimand
not capable of being divided or separated
indivisible
a leisurely walk or stroll; a public walkway; to take a leisurely walk or stroll
promenades
severe; extreme; harsh
drastic
to draw back or in; to withdraw; to take back; to recant
retract
to excel; to go beyond the limit of
surpass
an ability to move quickly and easily; keenness and liveliness; quickness
agility
easily influenced or affected; unresistant; sensitive and impressionable
susceptible
a thin layer of valuable wood put over other wood; an outwardly attractive appearance that hides what is underneath
veneer
to become less and less; to decrease; to shrink
dwindle
on guard against danger or deception; cautious; suspicious
wary
to irritate or annoy greatly
exasperate
apparently unconcerned or uninterested; casual indifferent
nonchalant
to slip away or to pass (as with time)
elapse
anything that guarantees the fulfillment of a loan or obligation; related to the main subject; secondary; parallel in rank, time, and so on
collateral
to come into view; to become visible; to become known
emerge
to act in accordance with a request, custom, or rule
comply
to use up; to spend
expend
sympathy for someones grief or sorrow; an expression of sympathy
condolence
to determine the rate of charge or the amount to be paid; to set a value on for taxation; to evaluate
assess
to pollute; to make impure; to spoil
contaminate
the state of being free from; protection, especially from a disease or prosecution
immunity
support or upkeep of something; means of support or livelihood
maintenance
to lessen in value or in price; to belittle; to lessen the importance of
depreciate