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Word Wealth Unit 5

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adhere
to stick fast, cling
alter
to change or modify
alter ego
"other self"
veer or deviate
swing or turn from an intended plan or course of action
diversify
alter it so as to serve a veriety of needs
mutate
to change, especially in biology
transigure
alter the shape, nature, or appearance
transmute
change the very nature of something
assail
to attack
assault
an attack, usually violent and bodily
augment
to increase, make or become larger
increment
an increase, especially of salary
intensification
increase of the amount, quality, or determination of an effort
enhancement
heightening of attractiveness of value
accretion
growth, especially by addition of accumulation
dilation
an increase in the size of an aperture
chastise
to punish
castigation
severe and often public verbal criticism
retribution
well deserved punnishment or recompense
disperse
to scatter, seperate
diverge
to brance off, go in different directions
emulate
to strive to equal or excel
extricate
to disentangle
forage
to search for, ravage, plunder
ravage
to destroy, plunder, or devastate
pillage
to take food, money, or property by force
antagonist
a rival, opponent, adversary
apathy
lack of feeling, indifference
lethargy
drowsiness or sluggishness from physical cause
torpor
sluggishness from temporary loss of physical powers due to a cause
stupor
deadened state of mind (from drugs/shock)
avarice
greed for money, cupidity
covetous
to desire something too strongly, especially something forbidden
clarity
clearness
clarion
clear, sharp, shrill
elucidation
process of making it clear
conjecture
a guess, inference
supposition
supposes/prentends
speculation
imaginative guess
surmise
guessed based more definitely on facts
assumption
accepts a guess or belief as true
presumption
presume/pretend
postulation
accepts as fact what must be true because of something else one knows to be true
proposition/thesis
statement that you will undertake to demonstrate
hypothesis
plausable theory or explanation
defiance
bold opposition, open challenge
dexterity
skill, adroitness
adroitness
skill, chiefly mental
proficiency
knowledge and skill
facility
ease in doing or demonstrating something
descretion
prudence, wise restraint
judiciousness
wise judgment in action
prudence
caution mixed with wisdom
circumspection
caution characterized by looking at a problem from all sides and considering possible results
exertion
vigorous effort
endeavor
less vigorous and less muscular effort the exertion
exuberance
overflowing spirits, zestfulness
ebullience
bubbling or overflow of enthusiasm-referanced with people
elation
quieter kind of high spirits over good news
transport
rapture or ecstasy, carried away with delight