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Concentric
describes circles and spheres of different sizes with the same middle point; with a common axis or center line
Bulletin
a short broadcast containing a single item of news an official announcement
Empathy
the ability to identify with and understand somebody else's feelings or difficulties
Deuce
the number 2
Deify
to honor or adore somebody or something as if he, she, or it were divine
Draconian
unjustly harsh or severe
Epoch
a significant period in history or in somebody's life
Emphatic
expressed, thought, or done with emphasis
Alchemy
an early, unscientific form of chemistry that sought to changebase metals into gold and discover a life-prolonging elixir, a universal cure for disease, and a universal solvent alkahest
Crucible
a heat-resistant container in which ores or metals are melted; a place or set of circumstances where people or things are subjected to forces that test them and often make them change
Congenial
pleasant and suited to somebody's character or tastes; compatible in tastes, interests, attitudes, or backgrounds; having an outgoing pleasant character
Calibrate
to establish and mark the units on a measuring instrument
Conspire
to plan or agree in secret with others to commit an illegal or subversive act
Axiom
a statement or idea that people accept as self-evidently true
Blockade
an organized action to prevent people or goods entering or leaving a place
Expunge
to delete or blot out something unwanted
Burrow
a hole or tunnel dug as a living space by a small animal such as a rabbit
Deft
moving or acting in a quick, smooth, and skillful way
Epic
a lengthy narrative poem in elevated language celebrating the adventures and achievements of a legendary or traditional hero, e.g. Homer's Odyssey; impressive by virtue of greatness of size, scope or heroism
Cryptic
deliberately mysterious and seeming to have a hidden meaning; describes body markings or coloring that camouflages an animal
Admonish
to rebuke somebody mildly, but earnestly; to advice somebody to do or, more often, not to do something
Divert
to take somebody's mind off something and draw attention to something else
Apathy
lack of interest in anything, inability to respond emotionally, or the absense of any wish to do anything
Advocate
to support or speak in favor of something
Consumption
the eating or drinking of something, or the amount that somebody eats or drinks; the purchase and use of goods and services by consumers, or the quantity of goods and services purchased
Edify
to improve the morals or knowledge of somebody
Cacophony
an unpleasant combination of loud, often jarring, sounds
Agribusiness
the operations and businesses that are associated with large-scale farming
Dejected
feeling or showing sadness and lack of hope, especially because of disappointment
Dauber
person who makes in French cuisine, a dish of braised meat or vegetables, especially a traditional French dish of beef braised in wine
Bulwark
a structure such as a wall or fortification built to keep out attackers
Aesthetic
pleasing in appearance; sensitive to or appreciative of art or beauty
Dawdle
to spend far more time than is necessary in doing something
Credulous
resulting from a tendency to believe things too readily
Antagonist
somebody or something in conflict with one another
Astute
shrewd and discerning, especially where personal benefit is to be derived
Anthropology
the study of humankind in all its aspects, especially human culture or human development; it defers from sociology in taking a more historical and comparative approach
Arrogance
offensive display of superiority or self-importance; overbearing pride
Dilapidated
partly ruined or decayed, especially as a result of neglect
Aboveboard
honest, legal, and without deception
Elated
to make somebody very happy and excited
Daft
obviously silly or unreasonable; thoughtless or frivolous
Enlist
to gain the cooperation or support of somebody or something, or become actively involved in an effort
Epiphany
a sudden intuitive leap of understanding, especially through an ordinary but striking occurrence; the supposed manifestation of a divine being
Erudite
having or showing great knowledge gained from study and reading
Ecosystem
a localized group of interdependent organisms together with the environment that they inhabit and depend on
Chide
to reproach somebody gently
Aromatic
giving off a distinctive and pleasant smell
Egregious
conspicuously bad or offensive
Bovine
an animal belonging to the genus of cattle, displaying slowness regarded as typical of cattle and regarded animals
Demented
completely unreasonable or lacking any sense of the consequences of actions taken
Denizen
a resident of a specific country or area
Acronym
a word formed from the initials or other parts of several words
Denude
to strip somebody or something bare
Correlate
to gather together and compare related things such as results or reports
Conjecture
a conclusion, judgment, or statement based on incomplete or inconclusive information
Engaged
having agreed to get married; busy doing something; having teeth or other mechanical parts interlocked and often in operation
Cornet
to change something from one character, form, or function to another, or be changed in character, form or function
Consolation
a source of comfort to somebody who is upset or disappointed
Eloquent
said or saying something in a forceful, expressive, and persuasive way
Condone
to regard something that is considered immoral or wrong in a way, without criticizing it or feeling strongly about it
Acrid
unpleasantly strong and bitter in smell, taste, tone or character
Encumber
to hamper or impede somebody or something
Angst
an existentialiist philosophy, a feeling of dread arising from an awareness of free choice
Caboose
the last car on a freight train, with eating and sleeping facilities for the train crew; most freight trains no longer have a caboose
Ebony
a hard blackish wood
Deference
submission to the judgment, opinion, or wishes of another person
Ambulatory
relating to or equipped for walking; walking or moving around, or done while walking or moving; able to be revoked;a n aisle at the end of a choir or chancel in church
Adverse
creating unfavorable, undesirable, or harmful results; acting with or characterized by opposition or antagonism, creating momentum in a direction away from that desired, such as a flower does when it faces the main stem
Asset
somebody or something that is useful and contributes into the success of something
Aptitude
a natural tendency to do something well, especially one that can be further developed; quickness and ease in learning
Contentious
frequently engaging in and seeming to enjoy arguments and disputes
Assent
a formal expression of agreement or acceptance
Augment
to add to something in order to make it larger or more substantial, or to grow in this way
Desultory
happening in a random, disorganized, or unmethodical way
Dwindle
to decrease little by little by little in size, number, or intensity and approach zero, or make something decrease in this way
Aesthete
somebody who has or affects a highly developed appreciation of beauty, especially in arts
Adversary
an opponent in a conflict, contest, or debate
Acrophobic
an irrational fear of being in high places
Bliss
perfect happness, a state of spirtitual joy
Anthology
a collection of various things or ideas; a book that consists of essays, stories, music, or poems by different writers, musicians or artists
Abounding
to be great in number or amount, to be fully supplied, filled
Conventional
conforming to socially accepted customs of behavior or style, especially in a way that lacks imagination
Conglomeration
a mass formed by gathering a number of dissimilar materials or parts
Convert
to change something from one character, form, or function to another, or be changed in character, form or function
Deferential
showing or expressing polite respect or courtesy
Castigate
to criticize or rebuke somebody or somebody's behavior severely
Composure
calm and steady control over the emotions
Boundless
seeming to have no ed or limit
Comatose
in a coma; in a very tired or drunken state
Elevate
to raise something to a higher level or position
Crypt
an underground room or vault, often below a church, used as a burial chamber or chapel, or for storing religious artifacts
Comparable
similar enough for a fair comparison to be made; as good as another or each other
Altercation
a heated argument, quarrel or confrontation
Arid
completely lacking in interest or excitement; average annual rainfall < 25cm/10in
Duration
the period of time that something lasts or exists
Commotion
a scene of noisy confusion or activity
Artisan
somebody who is skilled at craft
Bigot
somebody with strong opinions, espeically on politics, religion, or ethnicity, who refuses to accept different view
Epigraph
a quotation at the beginning of a book, chapter, or section of a book, usually related to its themes; an inscription on something as such as a statue or building
Discrepancy
a distinct difference between two things such as sets of figures that should match or correspond
Dissipate
to fade or disappear, or make something do this; to spend or use something wastefully
Acrimonious
full of or displaying anger and resentment
Emulate
to be successful in comparison with somebody or something else
Ecumenical
involving or promoting friendly relations between different religions
Converse
to have a conversation
Aura
a characteristic or distinctive impression created by somebody or something
Eulogy
a speech or piece of writing that praises somebody or something very highly, especially a tribute to somebody who has recently died; great praise
Elusive
difficult to find, understand, define, or catch
Expenditure
the consuming or using up of something
Delineate
to describe or explain something in detail
Acoustic
relating to sound, hearing or the study of sound, describes music or a musical instrument that is not electronically amplified
Ecology
the study of the relationships between living organisms and their interactions with their natural or developed environment
Chronometer
a timepiece or a timing device with a special mechanism for ensuring and adjusting its accuracy, for use in determining longitude at sea or for any purpose where very exact measurement of time is required
Circumspect
taking into consideration all possible circumstances and consequences before acting
Apex
the highest point of something
Equity
justice implied in conformity with the law, but influenced at the same time by principles of ethics and fairs play; a claim that is judged to be just and fair
Exertion
an action that involves strenuous effort; the application of pressure or influence
Akin
similar or closely related to something; related by blood; describes languages that share a common origin or ancient forms
Consolidate
to increase the strength, stability, or depth of your success or position; to combine separate items or scattered material into a single whole or mass
Deplete
to use up or reduce something such as supplies, resources, or energy
Adorn
to add decoration, ornamentation, glory, or beauty to something
Elicit
to bring something to light or cause something to be disclosed, especially by a process of questioning or research
Carnivore
an animal that eats other animals
Deluded
to have been persuaded by somebody to believe something that is untrue or unreal
Dune
a mound or ridge of sand formed by wind or water action, typically seen on coasts and in deserts
Arduous
requiring hard work or continuous physical effort; very difficult to traverse, endure, or overcome
Contemptible
deserving to be treated with contempt (a powerful feeling of dislike toward someone/thing considered to be worthless)
Eccentric
unconventional, especially in a whimsical way
Agrarian
relating to life, especially its ownership and cultivation somebody who believes in the fair distribution of land, especially the redistribution of large amounts of land owned by the rich
Amnesty
a geberal pardon, especially for those who have committed a political crime; a period during which crimes can be admitted or illegal weapons handed in without prosecution
Expedient
advantageous for practical rather than moral reasons something done or a method used to achieve an objective quickly, regardless, of whether this is fair, right, or wise in the long term
Assail
to attack somebody vigorously with words or action
Despondent
extremely unhappy and discouraged
Blurb
a short piece of wrinting that praises and promotes something, especially a paragraph on the cover of a book
Analogous
similar in some respects, allowing an analogy to be drawn
Convene
to call people together for a formal meeting
Elude
to escape from or avoid somebody or something by cunning, skill, or resourcefulness
Chromatic
describes a musical scale that runs through all the semitones in an octave, e.g. using all the keys, black and white, on a keyboard
Dissertation
a lengthy formal written treatment of a subject, especially a long paper submitted as a requirement for a degree
Circumscribe
to limit the power of something or somebody to act independently
Bellicose
ready or inclined to quarrel, fight, or go to war
Edifice
a large or complex structure or organization
Apocryphal
probably not true, but widely believed to be true
Doleful
sad and mournful
Denunciation
a public accusation or condemnation of something or somebody
Erroneous
incorrect, based on an incorrect assumption, or containing aomething that is incorrect
Clash
to combine into verbal or physical conflict with somebody; to be incompatible; a loud harsh metallic noise
Counsel
a lawyer or group of lawyers who conduct cases in court or give legal advice; to give somebody advice and support on personal or psychological matters, usually in a professional context
Clot
a cluster of people or things; to thicken, or make a liquid thicken, and form lumps; to hinder the free movement or accessibility of something
Esoteric
intended for or understood by only an initiated few
Durable
lasting for a long time, especially without sustaining damage or water
Erosion
the gradual destruction or reduction and weakening of something
Enigmatic
having a quality or mystery and ambiguity and so difficult to understand or interpret
Clarify
to make something clearer by explaining it in greater detail
Emulsion
a suspension of one liquid in another; a thin light-sensitive coating of silver bromide or silver halide in a medium such as gelatin on a photographic plate, paper or film
Circumvent
to find a way of avoiding restrictions imposed by a rule or law without actually breaking it
Brevity
shortness in time, the economical use of words in speech or writing
Coerce
to make somebody do something against his or her will by using force or threats
Elliptical
extremely concise in speech or writing, sometimes so concise as to be difficult or impossible to understand
Belligerent
hostile, ready to start a fight, or ready to go to war; a participant in a war or fight, especially one recognized internationally
Contrite
deeply sorry for having behaved wrongly
Congeal
to become thick and solid, or cause a liquid to thicken and solidify; to become or make firm or strong
Concur
to have the same opinion as somebody else, or reach agreement independently on a specific point; to happen at the same time
Ambivalent
having mixed, uncertain, or conflicting feelings about something
Avidly
eager for or enthusiastic about something
Dubious
not sure about an outcome or conclusion
Apocalypse
the destruction or devestation of something, or an instance of this; a relevation made concerning the future
Deleterious
having a harmful or damaging effect on somebody or something
Camaraderie
a feeling of close friendship and trust among a group of friends
Cavern
a large underground cave or a large chamber in a series of caves
Broach
to introduce a subject for discussion, especially one that is awkward, to open for the first time, to enlarge
Crustacean
an invertebrate with several pairs of jointed legs, a hard protective outer shell, two pairs of antennae, and eyes at the end of stalks; lobsters, crabs, shrimp, crayfish, water fleas, barnacles, and wood lice are crustaceans
Eradicate
to destroy or get rid of something completely, so that it can never recur or return
Avert
to prevent something from occurring, especially something harmful; to turn your eyes away from something
Citadel
a fortress or strongly fortified building in or near a city, used as place of refuge
Asphyxiation
the act of depriving a person or animal of oxygen, usually leading to unconsiousness or death
Cunning
clever or artful in a way that is intended to deceive
Attain
to achieve a goal or desired state, usually with effort
Deafening
extremely or unbearably loud
Blueprint
a photographic print of a technical drawing with white lines printed on a blue background, or a similarly produced print with blue lines on a white background, usually of an architectural or engineering design; a plan of action or a guide to doing something
Egress
to come or go out of place
Acclaim
to praise highly, publicly, and enthusiastically
Celestial
relating to, suitable for, in, or typical of heaven
Diatribe
a biter verbal or written attack on somebody or something
Civility
the formal politeness that results from observing social conventions

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