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Vocabulary Terms #1-#14

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Cynically/Cynical/Cynic
Doubtful whether something will happen or whether something is worthwhile.
Deceitful/Deceitfully/Deceit/Deceive
Misleading someone by hiding the truth.
Renounce/Renunciation
To refuse and stop using something, or formally announce that one will no longer do something (choice).
Mistrust
Be suspicious of or lack of trust.
Insolently/Insolent/Insolence
Showing a rude lack of respect.
Deprive/Deprivation
Deny a person the use of something considered necessary.
Preliminary
An action of event preceding or done in preparation for something more important.
Descendant
A person that is a direct relative from a parent.
Perpetual/Perpetually
Never ending, occurring repeatedly.
Vacant
Having no inhabitance, empty.
Motivation/Motivate
Reason for behaving in a certain way.
Essential
Absolutely necessary; extremely important.
Extent
The degree to which something is believed, has spread, or is covered.
Coherent/Coherently
Logical and consistent OR able to speak clearly and logically.
Endure
To suffer patiently (something painful or difficult); remain in existance.
Monitor
Observe and check the progress of something overtime.
Reluctant/Reluctantly
Unwilling or hesitant.
Audible/Audibly
Able to be heard.
Visible/Visibly
Able to be seen.
Inevitable/Inevitably
Certain to happen.
Diversion
Something that turns the mind or something else away from its course.
Undermine
Damage or weaken something.
Determination
Firmness of purpose.
Feint
To mock movement intended to deceive.
Instinct/Instinctive
Natural response or innate (built in) pattern of thinking: gut feeling.
Obscure
Not known, not important, not easily understood OR keep from being seen.
Strenuous
Requiring or using great physical or mental effort. (doesn't describe a person)
Anxiety/Anxious/Anxiously
Feeling of nervousness about something that may happen or something certain.
Judicious/Judiciously
Showing or done in good sense.
Luxurious/Luxuriously
Extremely comfortable or elegant involving great expense.
Discrimination/Discriminate
Unjust treatment of people based on race, age, or gender.
Semblance
Outward appearance that seems to be real.
Recede
To go or move back form a previous position.
Perplex
To feel completely confused.
Crafty/Craftily/Craftiness
Clever at doing something by deceitful methods.
Procession
A number of people or vehicles moving forward in an orderly way.
Deliberately
On purpose OR in a careful unhurried way.
Monotonus/Monotonously
Lacking in variety and interest.
Immune/Immunity
Resistance to the effects of something:not affected or influenced by something.
Interwoven
Entwined or blended together.
Frantic/Frantically
Wildly upset or fear.
Illusion
Deceptive appearance or impression.
Credible/Credibility
Able to be believed.
Conceive
To form a plan or an idea in mind: imagine.
Dissentient/Dissent
One who opposes the majority or official opinion.
Apathy/Apathetic
Lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern.
Cryptic/Cryptically
Having a meaning that is mysterious, not clear.
Vice
Immoral or wicked behavior OR a bad habit.
Ruthless/Ruthlessly/Ruthlessness
Having no pity or compassion for others.
Mediocre
Of only moderate quality or not very good.
Prudent/Prudently/Prudence
Acting with care and thought for the future.
Arrogant/Arrogantly/Arrogance
Having an exaggerated sense of one's own importance.
Sincere/Sincerely/Sincerity
Free from pretense or deceit; from genuine feelings.
Decisive/Decisively/Decisiveness
Setting an issue OR the ability to make decisions quickly and effectively.
Thrifty/Thriftiness
Using money or other resources carefully, and not wastefully.
Abstract/Abstractly
In thought or an idea, but not having a physical appearance.
Concrete/Concretely
Existing in material or physical form; real or solid.
Optimistic/Optimistically/Optimist
Hopeful and confident about the future.
Pessimistic/Pessimistically/Pessimist
Tending to see the worst in everything.
Confident/Confidently/Confidence
Feeling or showing certainty about something.
Condusive
Making a certain situation or outcome likely or possible.
Fatigue/Fatigued
Extreme tiredness, typically resulting from mental or physical effort or illness OR weakness in a muscle or organ after prolonged activity.
Stifling/Stifle
Very hot, causing difficulty in breathing OR making on feel restricted or limited.
Tangible
Clear and definite, real OR understood by touch.
Confidential/Confidentiality
Intended to be kept secret or private OR entrusted with private information.
Partiality
Unfair bias in favor of one thing or person over another.