54 terms

1 Honors UNIT 2: SPORTS

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intuition
understanding or knowledge based on feelings
discrepancy
a difference between two things
merge
combine together to from one
negligible
very small or unimportant
contributory
being only one of several causes of a result
enhance
improve the value, level of something
encounter
face a problem
inhibit
make it difficult to progress or develop
grapple with
try hard to deal with a difficult problem
impede
make it difficult for something to happen properly
turbulence
violent movement of air or water
confer
give something such as an advantage, honor, or authority
buoyancy
the quality of being able to float
adverse
negative
immune to
not affected or influenced by
peak
when something is at its greatest or best
sought after
wanted by a lot of people
undergo
experience or have something happen to you
contemporary
modern
immerse in
become fully involved in or focused on something
utterly
completely
optimize
make something as good or effective as possible
hone
perfect a skill or technique
stimulate
make something become more active
divert
take attention away from something else
drag
the effect of air or liquid on a moving object
predominantly
mainly
friction
the force that prevents objects from moving freely when they are touching each other
cavity
a space or hole inside something
excess
more or greater than what is normal
repel
keep away
conventional
usually common or traditional
aid
a technique that helps you do something
emit
release light, gas, heat
incorporate
include as a part of
substance
a type of solid, liquid, or gas
reveal
show
thorough
done with great care and attention to detail
eliminate
remove something that is unnecessary, harmful
scrutiny
close examination
endorse
appear in an advertisement for something
be conducive to
provide the right conditions for something to happen
encroach on
spread over an area of land
impair
damage an ability
hinder
prevent progress or make it difficult to do something
detract from
make something seem less good, enjoyable, important
deplete
reduce the amount of something that still remains
distort
change information so it is no longer true
deteriorate
become worse
irrigation
a system for supplying water to farmland
subsidy
money given by the government to a businedd
utility
usefulness
diverse
consisting of a wide variety
fertile
able to produce growth

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