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Abate
In an hour or so the storm would abate and they could leave.
inevitable
Jessi drew out the inevitable by taking her time to select her food
adhere
Glue makes the wallpaper adhere to the wall.
deficit
The government is facing a deficit of $3 billion. We will reduce the federal budget deficit.
differentiate
Staining reagents can also be used to differentiate lignified cell-walls
solution
I have a solution that might work
correlate
Your doctor will tell you that obesity and a lack of exercise correlate with health problems.
peril
Since your life is in peril, I suggest you run!
integrate
We need to integrate this new product seamlessly into the framework
empathy
He had empathy with small children
novice
When it came to coding complicated functions, the inexperienced coder was a novice.
entreaties
howie's total conversational contributions, if not discussing his flowers, were hovering entreaties if everyone had enough to eat or drink.
inauspicious
When you make a big mistake on your very first day on the job, this is an example of an inauspicious beginning to your career.
distinguish
You're old enough to distinguish between fact and fantasy.
solemn
On their faces was a quiet and solemn look
alacrity
Someone quickly and cheerfully accepting an invitation to a wedding is an example of a person acting with alacrity.
impervious
Jarrah timber is nearly impervious to the attacks of the teredo, and there is good evidence to show that, exposed to wear and weather, or placed under the soil, or used as submarine piles, the wood remained intact after nearly fifty years' trial.
justify
That didn't justify what I did
amicable
If you were a bit more amicable, people would not be afraid to approach you.
exemplary
His carefulness was exemplary, and his references are always exact.
mundane
Mowing the lawn is a mundane chore.
impropriety
She was shocked by the young man's impropriety.
pious
A pious family saying grace before dinner
void
He said nothing, void of emotion.
compensate
These advantages compensate for the greater first cost.
discrepancy
The discrepancy is attributed to a defect of rigidity in the earth.
facilitate
The translator will facilitate the conversation between the immigrant and the attorney.
variable
It is a matter of common observation that the blue of the sky is highly variable.
depict
The drawings on the cave walls depict the lives of the earliest men on the planet.
collaborate
Singers from many different musical genres will collaborate on a song to raise money for cancer research
discredit
The way Leonard responded to the customer was a discredit to the company's service policy.
substantiate
How do you plan to substantiate your right to inherit the billionaire's fortune?
amid
He came down the steps amid a flurry of activity
obsolete
Many people believe the Internet has made the postal service obsolete
contour
The contour lines showing the heights above sea-level are the directions along which species spread to form zones.
apprehensive
Mr. Cooms was apprehensive about what he described as an assault on our safety.
emit
Dolphins emit bursts of sound to communicate and to locate objects.
efficient
The nets or snares are highly efficient for this purpose
credulity
Evidence of a boundless credulity with regard to all sorts of monkish fables is to be met with everywhere
latent
The detective asked the lab technician to search the room for latent fingerprints.
disdain
She winced at the disdain in his eyes.
longevity
A week ago she might have pondered the longevity of their marriage.
sagacity
The coach's sagacity enabled the team to win
benign
When the doctor said my tumor was benign, I was so happy.
attribute
To attribute blame for some past disaster is rarely useful.
diffuse
There is true beauty in the saying - " It is unworthy of a noble nature to diffuse its pain."
maturation
The processes which take place in the grape during its growth and maturation are of considerable interest.
contaradict
No one dared to contradict him, so he brought in anyone he knew.
notion
Sometimes Jeff had this notion about protecting me from anything unpleasant
feign
Cleverly feign your fever and your mother might be gullible enough to let you stay home from school
peril
Since your life is in peril, I suggest you run!
anonymous
They think they are anonymous on the web but I can trace them all.
impetuous
His impetuous behavior landed him in prison
submissive
After months of training, our aggressive dog finally became submissive
incredulity
His expression changed to incredulity when he saw the confusion on Justin's face.
precede
A moral transformation must precede any real advance.
proficient
She was a very proficient skier.
hypothesis
The 2 scientists had a different hypothesis
coherent
If you can't explain this concept in a more coherent way, I will never be able to understand it
prolong
He quickened his pace, having little reason to prolong the trip
inevitable
Jessi drew out the inevitable by taking her time to select her food
ignominy
After being confronted about the theft, the official left the room in ignominy
condescend
You make me feel worthless with your condescending attitude.
emulate
We tried to emulate what we had seen in the movie
subtle
In the game, people are asked to identify the subtle differences between the similar pictures.