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30 terms

Bridging the Gap Ch 2

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sur-
over, above, more
surcharge
additional charge, tax, cost
surface
uppermost or outermost area, top layer
surfeit
overindulgence, an excessive amount
surmise
to guess, to infer without certain evidence, to get more meaning than is obviously there
surveillance
a watch kept over someone or something
surplus
an amount greater than needed
sub-
under, beneath
subsequent
occurring later, following
subservient
excessively submissive
subsidiary
subordinate, secondary
substantiate
to establish by proof, to support with proof
subvert
to overthrow something (like a government), to cause the ruin of
subsistence
a means of supporting life
ambi
both, around, about
ambiance, ambience
the mood or atmoshpere of a place or situation
ambidextrous
able to use both hands equally well, unusually skillful
ambiguous
having two or more possible meanings
ambivalent
fluctuating between two choices, having opposing feelings
ambulatory
able to walk
ambition
strong desire for fame or power
dia
through, across
diagnosis
analysis of a situation, determination of the cause of medical symptoms
dialogue
conversation between two or more people
diametrical
extreme opposites
diatribe
bitter, abusive criticism
dialect
distinct variety of a language that is different from the standard
diagonal
a slanting line connecting opposite corners or angles
subconscious
beneath the level of conscious mental awareness
surrender
give up or agree to forego to the power or possession of another