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passive
acted upon rather than acting, yielding without resistance, submissive
abrasive
substance used for grinding an irritant
reconcile
to bring together to bring into harmony, to make friends again
denote
to be a sign of to indicate to signify to mean explicitly
somber
gloomy and sad, solemn and serious
hindrance
an action, person, or thing that impedes impediment, obstacle
turbulent
violently agitated, disordely stormy
irreducible
not capable of being made smaller or simpler
ultimate
last or final maximum, the final point,
necessitated
to make something unavoidable
figurative
not literally true, using figures of speech
intensive
mared by special effort, dedicated single minded highly concentrated
metaphors
figure of sppec that contains an implied comparison
adage
an old saying, a proverb
potency
poer strength, force
authenticity
genuine reliable true to its type
simile
a figure of speech that compares two unlike things using like or as
cadence
a rhythmic flow or pattern as in poetry, the time or beat of the movement in dancing or marching
allusion
an indirect reference, a passing mention
fallacies
a misleading or false idea, mistaken reasoning