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1. con⋅duct
1. con⋅duct
Noun 1. Personal behavior; way of acting; bearing or deportment.
2. Direction or management; execution: the conduct of a business.
Verb (used with object) 1. To behave or manage (oneself): He conducted himself well.
2. To direct (an orchestra, chorus, etc.) as leader
Verb (used without object) 1. To lead.
2. to act as conductor, esp. of a musical group.
Example: The head of President-elect Barack Obama's transition team said Sunday that the incoming administration is conducting an extensive review of President Bush's executive orders
2. a⋅mend   /ə’mɛnd/
2. a⋅mend   /ə’mɛnd/
Verb (used with object) 1. To alter, modify, rephrase, or add to or subtract from (a motion, bill, constitution, etc.) by formal procedure: Congress may amend the proposed tax bill.
2. To change for the better; improve: to amend one's ways.

Verb (used without object) 3. To grow or become better by reforming oneself: He amends day by day.

Example: "I would say that as a candidate, Sen. Obama said that he wanted all the Bush executive orders reviewed and decide which ones should be kept and which ones should be repealed and which ones should be amended, and that process is going on. It's been undertaken," Podesta said.
3. re⋅peal    [ri-peel]
3. re⋅peal    [ri-peel]
Verb (used with object) 1. To revoke or withdraw formally or officially: to repeal a grant.
Noun 2. The act of repealing; revocation; abrogation.

Synonyms of repeal
recall, rescind, reverse, revoke, abrogation,

Example: "I would say that as a candidate, Sen. Obama said that he wanted all the Bush executive orders reviewed and decide which ones should be kept and which ones should be repealed and which ones should be amended, and that process is going on. It's been undertaken," Podesta said.
4. Vir⋅tu⋅al⋅ly [vur-choo-uh-lee]
4. Vir⋅tu⋅al⋅ly[vur-choo-uh-lee]

Adverb for the most part; almost wholly; just about: He is virtually unknown.

Synonyms of virtually
almost, basically, essentially, nearly, practically, really, substantially, totally, around, fundamentally, implicitly,
Example: "I think that we're looking at -- again, in virtually every agency to see where we can move forward, whether that's on energy transformation, on improving health care, on stem cell research," he said.
5. bi⋅par⋅ti⋅san   /baɪˈpɑrtəzən/
5. bi⋅par⋅ti⋅san   /baɪˈpɑrtəzən/

Adjective representing, characterized by, or including members from two parties or factions: Government leaders hope to achieve a bipartisan foreign policy.
Example: Emanuel insisted Sunday that he would help the president-elect work in a bipartisan fashion, brushing off criticism that he would be a "hyper-partisan" chief of staff.