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compute
make a mathematical calculation or computation
odyssey
N. an extended adventurous voyage or trip
acquisition
something gained, especially by one's own effort
conducive
tending to bring about
discernible
recognizable by sight or intellect
equate
to make equal oequivalent
ebb
fall away or decline
doctrine
a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
ameliorate
to improve or better
spire
a tall tower that forms the superstructure of a building (usually a church or temple) and that tapers to a point at the top
presume
to take for granted, assume or suppose; to dare, take upon onself, take liberties
moderator
someone who presides over a forum or debate
trek
make a long and difficult journey
philanthropist
someone who makes charitable donations intended to increase human well-being
ziggurat
a rectangular tiered temple or terraced mound erected by the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians
contrition
remorse, repentance, bitter regret felt owing to wrongdoing
exorbitant
going beyond the limits of what is fair, reasonable or expected( adj
proposition
a statement to be proved, explained, or discussed
manifest
to show plainly
regal
of,relating to, or suitable for a monarch;royal
proficient
very good at doing something ;expert
denote
to severe a a mark or indication of
jingoistic
supportive of extreme nationalism characterized by a belligerent foreign policy
laudable
desevring commendation;praiseworthy
pendulous
hanging lossely;suspened so as to swing or sway
bestow
to present a a gift
unpalatable
not pleasing to taste
precursor
one that precedes another; a forerunner or predessor
quondam
former; that once was
arid
not having enough rainfall to support agriculture
align
to bring into line
peril
the state of being in great danger
sweeping
having wide-ranging influence of effect
affirm
to declare to be true; assert
hued
colored
procure
to obtain
commence
to begin;start
edifice
an impressive or large biulding
enumerate
to name one after another; list
herald
to proclaim; announce
analogous
similar or alike in such a way as to permit a comparison
subtle
shrewd,keen,clever,or sly
coalition
an alliance,especially a temporary one, of people,parties,or nations
requisite
requirement