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Medium Words II by Sefa Kırlı

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tentative
adjective: planned but not definite
behalf
noun: as a representative of somebody ("on [person]'s behalf" or "on behalf of [person]")
overcome
verb: win a victory over
provoke
verb: to cause to happen (usually a bad reaction)
elegant
adjective: beautiful, graceful
persist
verb: to continue to exist although something/someone tries to stop it
overwhelm
verb: to become too much to handle
slender
adjective: thin and attractive
ornamental
adjective: as a decoration
undertake
verb: promise to do or start to do a large and difficult project
coherent
adjective: logical and understandable
readily
adverb: without much difficulty or delay
complement
verb: to improve or make complete by pairing well
scrap
noun: a small piece (usually left after most is gone)
momentum
noun: the force from moving
hierarchy
noun: a system made of levels of power
foster
verb: to help the growth of something
gratify
verb: to make happy or satisfied
linger
verb: to stay for longer than expected
concede
verb: to acknowledge defeat
convey
verb: to communicate information
hazard
noun: a danger
migrate
verb: to leave one area to live in another
tint
noun: a small amount of color
culminate
verb: to reach the highest or most developed point
ambiguous
adjective: having more than one possible meaning
rigid
adjective: not easy or impossible to bend
scarce
adjective: very little, not enough
drawback
noun: a disadvantage, a negative part
downfall
noun: a sudden loss of power or success
perpetual
adjective: continuing forever without pause
absent
adjective: not where it is expected, missing
prestigious
adjective: very well known and respected as high quality
constraint
noun: something that limits or restricts
endeavor
verb: to try very hard to accomplish
compel
verb: make someone do something
controversy
noun: a strong disagreement among many people
specimen
noun: a small amount or individual used for studying the whole thing or group
via
preposition: by going through or using
convoluted
adjective: complicated and difficult to understand
reconcile
verb: to make two things be logical together
impose
verb: to officially order a new rule, tax, or punishment
consent
verb: to give permission
era
noun: the time period of an important historical situation
advocate
noun: a person who actively supports an idea
accumulate
verb: to come together into a larger number or amount over time
deter
verb: to try to prevent; show opposition to
displace
verb: to force to move to another place
emit
verb: to send out into the air (used for light, sound, smell, etc.)
defective
adjective: not made correctly and not working
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