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(n.) a follower, supporter; (adj.) attached, sticking to
(adj.) more than enough, large, spacious
Agonizing physical or mental pain; torment
Extremely dry or deathly boring
(adj.) not productive, bare
(n.) a light or other signal that warns and guides; a lighthouse; anything that guides or inspires
A stupid or careless mistake.
Noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline
Argument / Dispute
(adj.) in a friendly manner, hearty; cheery; (n.) A liqueur
(v.) to use up as a result of spending or consumption; to diminish greatly
(v.) to indicate, point out; to appoint (adj.) selected but not install
To lessen; decrease
(v.) to disagree; (n.) disagreement
(n.) difference, variety; a condition of having many different types of forms
to remain for a time; to reside; to focus attention on; to speak or write about at length
(adj.) causing fear because of strangeness; weird, mysterious
To avoid or escape
Having the same value.
Do something extremely well and better than others
A wide, open area or surface; a stretch
(v.) to make use of, develop; to make improper use of for personal profit; (n.) a feat, deed
An act intended to fool or deceive others
A common, often used expression that doesn't make sense if you take it literally.
(adj.) totally without skill or appropriateness
1. Without skil
Marked by imagination, resourcefulness, or cleverness
(n.) something new, a change; the act of introducing a new method, idea, device, etc.
An improvement of an existing technological product, system, or method of doing something.
Good-humored; cheerful; jocular
A special talent or skill; ability to do something easily
A special talent or skill
An extra amount of time or space that allows some freedom
(n.) extra space for moving along a certain route; allowance for mistakes or inaccuracies; margin of error
Lacking in quantity or quality
Having very little
gaudy; falsely attractive, Attracting attention in a vulgar manner
(adj.) knowing everything; having unlimited awareness or understanding
Extremely careful; very exacting, extremely careful; taking pains
To treat cruelly or harshly because of political, religious, or other differences.
to plunge or drop straight down, Fall suddenly and steeply
Coming at the beginning; coming before the main event or activity, An action or event preceding or preparing for something fuller or more important.
Adjective. Being the first or earliest of the kind or in existence. Uncivilized; savage., Artists who are self taught
1. eminent; 2. protruding; 3. obvious, (Adj.) Widely known, important
Thorough; complete, Strict or stern, Intense, difficult
To hold back, Suppress, (v.) to smother, prevent from breathing; to hold back or choke off
(adj.) lower in rank or position, secondary; (n.) one who is in a lower position or under the orders of someone else; (v.) to put in a lower or secondary position
Coming after or later, (adj.) coming after; following in time, place, or order
dangerously unstable and unpredictable, Insidious, Perfidious
Being in complete agreement, In complete agreement
Badly behaved, Difficult or impossible to control; disobedient
An increase in the percentage and in the number of people living in urban settlements., Growth of cities
(v.) to go away from, leave empty; to make empty; to void, annul, To make empty, as by leaving
Decision of the jury., (law) the findings of a jury on issues of fact submitted to it for decision
(n.) the point at which something begins or happens; a border; (v.) to incline, tend toward, approach; to be in the process of becoming something else
Full of life, Lively; full of vitality, Pulsing with energy; vigorous; lively
Essential, Having life, living; necessary to life, essential; key, crucial., Full of life
(n.) a solemn or sacred promise or pledge; (v.) to declare or promise in a solemn way
(adj.) one of a kind; unequaled; unusual; found only in a given class, place, or situation
An exchange of molecules across the boundary between adjacent layers of a fluid or across cell membranes.
(1) The conversion of a normal animal cell to a cancerous cell. (2) A change in genotype and phenotype due to the assimilation of external DNA by a cell. When the external DNA is from a member of a different species, transformation results in horizontal gene transfer.
A characteristic that an organism can pass on to its offspring through its genes.
(n.) the landscape, especially considered with regard to its physical features or fitness for some use
To bring to an end
Capable of being touched
To move in large numbers
Angles that add to 180 degrees.
Above; at a higher level
To devote much energy or effort, try hard
in a fixed position
To make calm and relaxed
Energy from the sun that is converted into thermal or electrical energy.
meaningful, important, to a great extent
A military blockade of a city or fortified place to force it to surrender
A place of refuge; a sacred place
(v.) to save from fire or shipwreck; (n.) property thus saved
Farm areas and life in the country.
(v.) to find and bring back, get back; to put right, make good, Get back
(v.) to get revenge; to strike back for an injury, Revenge, Pay back, To get back at someone
Controlled, not free, Limited; restricted; suppressed
adamant, steadfast, determined, being firm in purpose, determined
Far away, distant
A strong feeling of sadness or guilt for having done something wrong, Deep and painful regret for wrongdoing, Regret
Unwilling, Hesitant, (adj.) struggling in opposition.
An event following a response that strengthens the tendency to make that response.
A person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster
Narrate or tell; count over again, Retell a series of events
A statement designed to get further information or to clarify information already received
Anger, arouse, bring to action
A period in which individuals/businesses are financially successful and thriving., (noun) wealth, success
(v.) to bring before a court of law for trial; to carry out
To cause to move towards; push, To move forward
A thing that is regarded as more important than another.
A rigid attitude that is based on group membership and predisposes an individual to feel, think or act in a negative way toward another person or group., A negative attitude toward an entire category of people, often an ethnic or racial minority.
Give an expected result of an upcoming action or event.
A difficult or unpleasant situation
Clearly expressed; exact; accurate in every detail
Inability to meet basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter.
Actual care, custody, control, or management.
A work that closely imitates the style or content of another with the specific aim of comic effect and/or ridicule.
(v.) to restate in other words; (n.)a statement that presents a given idea in new language
To bring or come into being, Begin, arise
Hopeful and confident about the future
(n.) the beginning, start (especially of something violent and destructive); an attack, assult
Something that prevents one from moving forward
Factual, related to reality or physical objects; not influenced by emotions, unbiased
To discuss something in an attempt to reach agreement
Boring, tediously repetitious or lacking in variety
Extremely small; insignificant
Gaining protection by looking and acting like a different species
A movement from one country or region to another, A movement of people or animals from one region to another.
(n.) the greatest possible amount or degree; (adj.) reading the greatest possible amount or degree
Large and heavy; great in size or scope
A wonderful or amazing thing
(v.) to handle or use skillfully; to manage or control for person gain or advantage
(n.) a temporary substitute for something else; (adj.) crude, flimsy, or temporary
Full age; the age at which a person is entitled by law to the right to manage her or his own affairs and to the full enjoyment of civil rights.
To tempt or attract with the promise of something good
Actual, real, true to fact, or following the exact words of; or plain or unadorned.
(verb) To remain or stay in a place, longer than usual or past the time one was expected to leave.
The state of being similar; something that is similar.
(v.) to free from bondage or domination; to release
Free time not taken up with work
A document that is discussed or voted onby the State Legislature or Federal House or Senate, A law or set of laws made by a government
(v.) to make timid or frighten by threats; to use fear to get someone to do (or not to do) something
Is the use of an actual behavior that causes behavioral or attitudinal changes in others. (Influence can be seen as directional- Most frequently occurs downward [managers influencing employees] but can also be lateral [peers influencing peers] or [employees influencing managers]) (Influence is all relative- Absolute power of the "influencer" and "influencee" isn't as important as the disparity between them.
Bound to happen; unavoidable
(v) making something up on the spot, makes up, invents, makes do with
(adj.) very large or great; beyond ordinary means of measurement
(v.) to set on fire, to case to burn; to heat up, excite
(adj.) unfriendly; unfavorable; warlike, aggressive
Involving risk or danger, Dangerous
An environment that provides the things a specific organism needs to live, grow, and reproduce.
A category or type of literature (or of art, music, etc.) characterized by a particular form, style, or content.
(v.) to bring into existence; to be the cause of, To create or produce.
Having no useful result
A safety device with a thin metal strip that will melt if too much current passes through a circuit
reduces to a small arrangement of parts
Previous or first
Land, labor, and capital; the three groups of resources that are used to make all goods and services
To pull or draw out, usually with effort
A term that typically describes a species that no longer has any known living individuals.
To leave out; to keep from being a part of.
To enlarge beyond bounds of the truth; overstate; overemphasize, To describe something as larger or greater than it really is
To develop gradually, Change over time
(v.) to regard highly; (n.) a highly favorable opinion or judgement
Bursting out, An outburst or throwing forth of lava, water, steam, and other materals
(v) to come upon or meet with, especially unexpectedly: to encounter a new situation.
qualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen
Done with great attention to details; complicated, 1. complex and detailed (a); 2. to expand on (v)
being effective without wasting time or effort or expense
A change that is a result or consequence of an action or other cause., Adding emphasis or depth such as through shadows or bevels
A system in which people make, exchange and use things that have value.
The obscuring of one thing by another, such as the sun by the moon or a person by a more famous or talented person (n); to obscure, darken, make less important (v)
(n.) the length of time that something continues or lasts, Duration is a weighted average of the interest and principal payments, based on when the payments will be received.
(adj.) taking effect violently or rapidly; quite severe or radical in nature; extreme
(v.) to rule over by strength or power, control; to tower over, command due to height
Having to do with the household or family; not foreign, Having to do with the home
clearly or sharply defined to the mind, Clear; obvious; easy to see or notice
(film) a gradual transition from one scene to the next, Melt, Make a solution out of, or turn into a liquid
cautious reserve in speech; ability to make responsible decisions, QUALITY OF SHOWING SELF-RESTRAINT IN SPEECH OR ACTIONS; CIRCUMSPECTION; FREEDOM TO ACT ON ONE'S OWN
Communication between two or more people
(v.) to lower in quality or value; to wear away
Feeling, showing, or involving a hopeless sense that a situation is so bad as to be impossible to deal with
Gas to Solid, (law) a pretrial interrogation of a witness, Change from a gas directly to a solid
acting dull or slow-witted; thinking in a stupid manner
The process of informing a program that you plan to use a variable, what you want to call it, and how big it is.
An independent clause followed by subordinate clauses or phrases that supply additional detail., Increasing by adding all parts up to this point
To foster the growth of; to improve by labor, care, or study
- Sun centered univers, -heliocentric model of the universe
adj. Suitable for ones needs; making life easier n. anything that makes life easier or more comfortable
Going on without stopping.
1. The parts before or after a word or statement that influence its meaning
To harm by contact with something undesirable.
A factor that does not change when other variables change.
Easily seen or noticed
(v.) to preserve; to keep from being damaged, lost, or wasted; to save
An element of news that refers to the importance of the event. The greater the consequence, the greater the news value.
A legal defense that claims that the acts in question were committed with the persons consent or permission
Brief, to the point
Control over expression and action
Hard, dense bone tissue that is beneath the outer membrane of a bone
(n.) a series of notes clarifying or explaining something; an expression of opinion
(v.) to praise, express approval; to present as worthy of attention; to commit to the care of
crash together with violent impact, To come or strike together in a violent manner; to disagree forcefully
To work together
Clearness in thought or expression
Civics is the study of the rights and duties of citizens.
Arranged in order of time
An economic system based on private property and free enterprise.
A measure of the maximum output an organization, department, or equipment can produce in a time period. It is usually fixed in the short term.
1. A series of actions intended to accomplish a goal
A hardship; something difficult to bear
A group's refusal to have commercial dealings with some organization in protest against its policies
Being of use; helpful; favorable
A feeling of fear or nervous wonder and respect
(adj.) haughty, too convinced of one's own importanc
Fearful or anxious, especially about the future
Describes the behavior you want your listeners to follow after they have heard your arguments
(n.) clothing, that which serves as dress or decoration; (v.) to put clothes on, dress up
Anxious- Implies uneasiness, worry, or fea
(v.) regard something as probable or likely
A desire to succeed or be powerful
(n.) the loyalty or obligation owed to a government, nation, or cause
Extreme and generally prolonged pain; intense physical or mental suffering.
(physiology) the responsive adjustment of a sense organ (as the eye) to varying conditions (as of light), A trait that helps an organism survive and reproduce
(v.) to increase in number or amount; to pile up, collect, or gather
To furnish with something desires, needed or suited
(n) approach or admittance to places, persons, things; an increase; (v) to get at, obtain
Ample or more than sufficient
To give up completely; to desert; careless disregard for consequences; leave behind, relinquish; leave in troubled state; careless, often reckless disregard for consequences
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