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Animosity
a feeling of strong dislike, ill will, or enmity that tends to display itself in action: a deep-seated animosity between two sisters; animosity against one's neighbor.
Apathy
absence or suppression of passion, emotion, or excitement.
2. lack of interest in or concern for things that others find moving or exciting.
Apprehensive
uneasy or fearful about something that might happen: apprehensive for the safety of the mountain climbers.
2. quick to learn or understand.
3. perceptive; discerning (usually fol. by of).
Commend
to present, mention, or praise as worthy of confidence, notice, kindness, etc.; recommend: to commend a friend to another; to commend an applicant for employment.
2. to entrust; give in charge; deliver with confidence: I commend my child to your care.
3. to cite or name with approval or special praise: to commend a soldier for bravery.
4. Feudal Law. to place (oneself or one's land) under another's protection so as to become his vassal.
5. Archaic. to recommend (a person) to the kind remembrance of another.
Compatible
capable of existing or living together in harmony: the most compatible married couple I know.
2. able to exist together with something else: Prejudice is not compatible with true religion.
3. consistent; congruous (often fol. by with): His claims are not compatible with the facts.
4. Computers. a. (of software) capable of being run on another computer without change.
b. (of hardware) capable of being connected to another device without the use of special equipment or software.

5. Electronics. (of a device, signal, etc.) capable of being used with equipment in a system without the need for special modification or conversion.
6. noting a system of television in which color broadcasts can be received on ordinary sets in black and white.
–noun 7. something, as a machine or piece of electronic equipment, that is designed to perform the same tasks as another, often in the same way and using virtually identical parts, programmed instructions, etc.: Software written for one computer will probably run on its close compatibles.
Condolence
Often, condolences. expression of sympathy with a person who is suffering sorrow, misfortune, or grief.
Consecrate
to make or declare sacred; set apart or dedicate to the service of a deity: to consecrate a new church building.
2. to make (something) an object of honor or veneration; hallow: a custom consecrated by time.
3. to devote or dedicate to some purpose: a life consecrated to science.
4. to admit or ordain to a sacred office, esp. to the episcopate.
5. to change (bread and wine) into the Eucharist.
Decrepit
weakened by old age; feeble; infirm: a decrepit man who can hardly walk.
2. worn out by long use; dilapidated: a decrepit stove.
Deride
laugh at in scorn or contempt; scoff or jeer at; mock.
Ingenuous
free from reserve, restraint, or dissimulation; candid; sincere.
2. artless; innocent; naive.
3. Obsolete. honorable or noble.
Multifarious
having many different parts, elements, forms, etc.
2. numerous and varied; greatly diverse or manifold: multifarious activities.
Obsolete
no longer in general use; fallen into disuse: an obsolete expression.
2. of a discarded or outmoded type; out of date: an obsolete battleship.
3. (of a linguistic form) no longer in use, esp., out of use for at least the past century. Compare archaic.
4. effaced by wearing down or away.
5. Biology. imperfectly developed or rudimentary in comparison with the corresponding character in other individuals, as of the opposite sex or of a related species.
–verb (used with object) 6. to make obsolete by replacing with something newer or better; antiquate: Automation has obsoleted many factory workers.
Omnivorous
eating both animal and plant foods.
2. eating all kinds of foods indiscriminately.
3. taking in everything, as with the mind: an omnivorous reader.
Parsimonious
characterized by or showing parsimony; frugal or stingy.
Quandary
a state of perplexity or uncertainty, esp. as to what to do; dilemma
Animosity
a feeling of strong dislike, ill will, or enmity that tends to display itself in action: a deep-seated animosity between two sisters; animosity against one's neighbor.
Apathy
absence or suppression of passion, emotion, or excitement.
2. lack of interest in or concern for things that others find moving or exciting.
Apprehensive
uneasy or fearful about something that might happen: apprehensive for the safety of the mountain climbers.
2. quick to learn or understand.
3. perceptive; discerning (usually fol. by of).
Commend
to present, mention, or praise as worthy of confidence, notice, kindness, etc.; recommend: to commend a friend to another; to commend an applicant for employment.
2. to entrust; give in charge; deliver with confidence: I commend my child to your care.
3. to cite or name with approval or special praise: to commend a soldier for bravery.
4. Feudal Law. to place (oneself or one's land) under another's protection so as to become his vassal.
5. Archaic. to recommend (a person) to the kind remembrance of another.
Compatible
capable of existing or living together in harmony: the most compatible married couple I know.
2. able to exist together with something else: Prejudice is not compatible with true religion.
3. consistent; congruous (often fol. by with): His claims are not compatible with the facts.
4. Computers. a. (of software) capable of being run on another computer without change.
b. (of hardware) capable of being connected to another device without the use of special equipment or software.

5. Electronics. (of a device, signal, etc.) capable of being used with equipment in a system without the need for special modification or conversion.
6. noting a system of television in which color broadcasts can be received on ordinary sets in black and white.
–noun 7. something, as a machine or piece of electronic equipment, that is designed to perform the same tasks as another, often in the same way and using virtually identical parts, programmed instructions, etc.: Software written for one computer will probably run on its close compatibles.
Condolence
Often, condolences. expression of sympathy with a person who is suffering sorrow, misfortune, or grief.
Consecrate
to make or declare sacred; set apart or dedicate to the service of a deity: to consecrate a new church building.
2. to make (something) an object of honor or veneration; hallow: a custom consecrated by time.
3. to devote or dedicate to some purpose: a life consecrated to science.
4. to admit or ordain to a sacred office, esp. to the episcopate.
5. to change (bread and wine) into the Eucharist.
Decrepit
weakened by old age; feeble; infirm: a decrepit man who can hardly walk.
2. worn out by long use; dilapidated: a decrepit stove.
Deride
laugh at in scorn or contempt; scoff or jeer at; mock.
Ingenuous
free from reserve, restraint, or dissimulation; candid; sincere.
2. artless; innocent; naive.
3. Obsolete. honorable or noble.
Multifarious
having many different parts, elements, forms, etc.
2. numerous and varied; greatly diverse or manifold: multifarious activities.
Obsolete
no longer in general use; fallen into disuse: an obsolete expression.
2. of a discarded or outmoded type; out of date: an obsolete battleship.
3. (of a linguistic form) no longer in use, esp., out of use for at least the past century. Compare archaic.
4. effaced by wearing down or away.
5. Biology. imperfectly developed or rudimentary in comparison with the corresponding character in other individuals, as of the opposite sex or of a related species.
–verb (used with object) 6. to make obsolete by replacing with something newer or better; antiquate: Automation has obsoleted many factory workers.
Omnivorous
eating both animal and plant foods.
2. eating all kinds of foods indiscriminately.
3. taking in everything, as with the mind: an omnivorous reader.
Parsimonious
characterized by or showing parsimony; frugal or stingy.
Quandary
a state of perplexity or uncertainty, esp. as to what to do; dilemma