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akin
adj.essentially similar,related, or compatible. wolves and dogs are closely akin.
appreciable
adj. capable of being percieved or measured. There is an appreciable difference between the two cars.
appreciative
adj. having or showing appreciation. Most children are appreciative of the sacrafices that their parents make for them.
articulate
verb.to utter distinctly.Articulating each note in the musical phrase.
broach
verb.to open up (a subject)for discusion.He has been dating her for years but has never boached the subject of marriage.
browse
verb. to skim.Two cows were browsing in the field for fresh grass to eat.
clamorous
adj.marked by confused din or outcry.TUMULTUOUS.The homeless men made clamorous pleas for help, so the officials decided to give assistence to them.
compact
adj.having a dense structure or parts or units closely packed or joined; occupying a small volume by reason of efficient use of space.The primitive hut was made of compact mud and branches.
confident
adj.charectarized by assurence:SELF-RELIANT.The teamis confident that they will win the game.
confidential
adj.marked by intimacy or willingness to confide:PRIVATE. Please lock up these confidential reports.
deduce
verb.to detemine by deduction:INFER.From her conversation, i deduced that she had a large family.
deportment
noun.conducts:BEHAVIOR.If her deportment does not improve ,the pricipal will expel her.
ethereal
adj.celestial,heavenly,intangible.Her ethereal beauty could not be captured by the greatest painter.
evince
verb.to display clearly:REVEAL.Her letters evinced the excitement that he felt at undertaking a job promotion.
infirmity
noun.the quality or state of being infirm ;the condition of being feeble. A back infirmity kept the young man out of the army.
initiate
verb.set going:BEGIN.The museum initiated the funraising drive with an eight-course dinner and dance.
instrumental
adj. serving as means, agent,tool. The newspaper was instrumental in bringing the problem to the public's attention.
lithe
adj.charectarized by easy flexibility and grace. A pole-vaulter should be strong and lithe.
meteoric
adj. resmbling a metor in speed or in sudden and temporary brilliance.Many a rock singer has enjoyed a meteoric rise to success.
negligible
adj. so small or unimportant or of so little consequence as to warrent little or no attention.The interst on my small savings account was negligigble.
pathos
noun. an element in experience or in artistic representation evoking pity or compassion:an emotion of sypathetic pity.The book has so much pathos that i wept all through it.
patronize
verb. to adopt an air of condecension torward.
preogative
noun. an exclusive or special right,power,or prvilege. She has the perogative to change her mind.
prolific
adj.causing abundant growth,generation,or reproduction. My pet hamsters were so prolific that they soon needed a larger cage for their progeny.
reconcile
verb. to restore to friendship or harmony:RESOLVE. The father was not able to reconcile his sons.
rhetoric
noun.the art of speaking or writting effectively;verbal communication:DISCOURSE.William Jefferson Clinton is a master of rhetoric.
stint
noun. STOP. i will have to stint my charity gifts this year in order to be able to have enough money to travel abroad next summer.
subsidy
noun.A grant by a govt. to a private person or company to assist an enterprise deemed advantageous to the public. The city sought a govt. subsidy for it's arts program.
uniform
adj.consistent in conduct or opinoin; not varying or variable.The windows in the house are all uniform.
vicissitude
noun. The quality or state of being changeable;a flutuation.Before he became a millionaire , he had to eithstand many vicissitudes.