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Denigration
The act of unfairly critcizing someone or something
Antecedent
A thing or event that existed before
Egocentric
Self centered; not caring about other individuals
Patriarchy
A form of social organization in which men hold the power
Ambivalent
Uncertain or unable to decide about what course to follow
Vertigo
A sensation of motion in which the individual or surroundings seems to whirl dizzily
Recuse
To remove oneself from participation to avoid a conflict of interest
Enigma
Someone or something that is puzzling or difficult to understand
Obtuse
Not able to understand what is simple
Contradictory
Inconsistent
Holistic
An interest in the engagement of the whole; an interest in development of the whole
Paradox
A statement that seems strange or contradictory because they have qualities that don't normally go together
Correlate
To have a mutual relationship or connection (in which one thing affect or depends an another)
Compose
Write or create
Redundant
Not needed or useful
Relevant
Closely connected or appropriate to the matter at hand
Omit
To leave out or exclude
Adveristy
A difficult situation or condition ; misfortune
Infer
To make a guess based on evidence and reasoning
Vindicate
To clear from blame
Digress
To not stay on topic; to leave the subject temporarily
Justify
To prove; to offer a reasonable explanation
Consolidate
To combine
Eradicate
To eliminate or destroy
Grit
passion and perseverance in the pursuit of long-term goals
Assert
State or fact or belief confidently and forcefully
Exploit
Use a situation or person in an unfair or selfish way
Impervious
UnAble to be affected by
Incompetent
Not having or necessary skills to do something successfully
Pensive
Engaged in, involving, or reflecting deep or serious thought
Minute
Extremely small
Peril
Serious and immediate danger
Contract
decrease in size, number, or range
arcane
mysterious or secret; understood by only few
latent
existing by not yet developed or obvious
conerent
logical and consistent
inevitable
certain to happen; unavoidable
reflect
think deeply or carefully about
solemn
formal and dignified; serious
trivial
of little importance or value
demean
to make someone feel inferior
devoid
entirely lacking; empty
discrepancy
lack of compatibility or similarity between facts
incendiary
tending to stir up conflict; explosive
assiduous
hard-working
abnegate
to reject or refuse something; to deny oneself or something
felicity
bliss, intense happiness
penury
extreme poverty