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Passive
acted upon rather than acting; yielding without resistance; submissive
abrasive
a substance used for grinding; an irritant; causing irritation
reconcile
to bring together; to bring into harmony; to make friends again
denote
to be a sign of; to indicate; to signify; to mean explicity
somber
gloomy and sad; solemn and serious
hindrance
an action, person, or thing that impedes; impediment; obstacle
turbulent
violently agitated; disorderly; stormy
irreductible
not capable of being made smaller or simpler
ultimate
last or final; basic; maximum; the final point; maximum level
necessitated
to make something unavoidable
figurative
not literally true; using figures of speech
intensive
marked by special effort; dedictaed; single-minded; highly concentrated
metaphor
a figure of speech that contains an implied comparison
adage
an old saying; a proverb
potency
power; 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 rhytmic 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