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adversarial
adj. Relating to or characteristic of an adversary.
adversary
n. An opponent; an enemy.
affliction
n. A condition of pain, suffering, or distress
aggrieved
adj. 1- Feeling distress or affliction. 2- Treated wrongly; offended.
albeit
conj. Even though; although; notwithstanding.
allegiance
n. In political terms, the tie that binds an individual to another individual or institution.
amid
prep. Surrounded by; in the middle of.
apparel
n. Clothing, especially outer garments; attire.
ascend
v. To go or move upward; rise.
assert
v. To state or express positively; affirm:
at stake
idiom. At risk to be won or lost, as in We have a great deal at stake in this transaction.
bestow
v. To present as a gift or an honor; confer: bestowed high praise on the winners.
burst
v. 1- To come open or fly apart suddenly or violently, especially from internal pressure. 2- To explode.
clerical
adj. Of or relating to clerks or office workers or their work.
commodity
n. An article of trade or commerce, especially an agricultural or mining product that can be processed and resold
compel
v. To force, drive, or constrain.
Duty X the soldiers to volunteer for the mission.
compelling
adj. Urgently requiring attention.
a host of X socio economic problems.
compulsion
n. 1- The act of compelling. 2- The state of being compelled.
conscience
n. The awareness of a moral or ethical aspect to one's conduct together with the urge to prefer right over wrong
constrain
v. To compel by physical, moral, or circumstantial force; oblige. [force]
contempt
n. The feeling or attitude of regarding someone or something as inferior, base, or worthless; scorn.
contingency
n. A possibility that must be prepared for; a future emergency.
converse
v. To engage in a spoken exchange of thoughts, ideas, or feelings; talk. [speak]
converse
n. Spoken interchange of thoughts and feelings; conversation.
conviction
n. 1- The judgment of a jury or judge that a person is guilty of a crime as charged. 2- The act or process of convincing
croon
v. To sing popular songs in a soft, sentimental manner.
dazzle
v. To amaze, overwhelm, or bewilder with spectacular display
decree
n. In law, decision of a suit in a court of equity.
detract
v. To draw or take away; divert: They could detract little from so solid an argument.
embrace
v. 1- To clasp or hold close with the arms, usually as an expression of affection. 2- To take up willingly or eagerly.
X a social cause.
entail
v. To have, impose, or require as a necessary accompaniment or consequence: The investment entailed a high risk.
The proposition X is a rose entails the proposition X is a flower because all roses are flowers.
erect
v. To construct by assembling: erect a skyscraper. To raise to a rigid or upright condition.
erratic
adj. 1- Having no fixed or regular course; wandering. 2- Lacking consistency, regularity, or uniformity.
an X heartbeat.
exaggerate
v. To represent as greater than is actually the case; overstate
exemplify
v. 1- To illustrate by example: 2- To serve as an example of.
1- X an argument. 2- scenes that X the film director's style.
fortnight
n. A period of 14 days; two weeks.
foundry
n. An establishment where metal is melted and poured into molds.
haul
v. 1- To pull; tug. 2- To provide transportation; cart.
imminent
adj. About to occur; impending.
impunity
n. Exemption from punishment, penalty, or harm.
indict
v. To accuse of wrongdoing; charge:
indignant
adj. Characterized by or filled with indignation
indignation
n. Anger aroused by something unjust, mean, or unworthy
inferior
adj. Low or lower in order, degree, or rank
inferior
adj. Low or lower in order, degree, or rank: Captain is an inferior rank to major.
interim
adj. Belonging to, serving during, or taking place during an intermediate interval of time; temporary: an interim agreement.
leap
v. To spring or bound upward from or as if from the ground; jump: leaped over the wall; salmon leaping upriver.
reign
n. 1- Exercise of sovereign power, as by a monarch. 2- The period during which a monarch rules.
reluctant
adj. Unwilling; disinclined.
X to help
resent
v. To feel indignantly aggrieved at
resentment
n. Indignation or ill will felt as a result of a real or imagined grievance.
restrain
v. 1- To hold back or keep in check; control. 2- To limit or restrict.
rituals
n. A ceremonial act or a series of such acts.
rural
adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of the country.
sap
n. A covered trench or tunnel dug to a point near or within an enemy position
scorn
v. To express contempt; scoff.
stab
v. To pierce or wound with or as if with a pointed weapon.
suburb
n. A community in an outlying section of a city or, more commonly, a nearby, politically separate municipality with social and economic ties to the central city.
sweepstakes
n. Contest or race, usually a horse race, on which a lottery is run.
thorough
adj. Exhaustively complete: a thorough search.
thumble
v. 1- To fall or roll end over end. 2- To topple, as from power or a high position.
time frame
n. A period during which something takes place or is projected to occur
turnaround
n. A shift or change in opinion, loyalty, or allegiance
turnout
n. The number of people gathered for a particular event or purpose; attendance.
urban
adj. Of, relating to, or located in a city.
martyr
n. One who chooses to suffer death rather than renounce religious principles.
mend
v. 1- To make repairs or restoration to; fix. 2- To reform or correct
meritocracy
n. A system in which advancement is based on individual ability or achievement.
mingle
v. To mix or bring together in combination, usually without loss of individual characteristics.
miraculous
adj. Of the nature of a miracle; preternatural.
outline
v. To give the main features or various aspects of; summarize: outlined the major provisions of the tax bill.
outrage
n. An act of extreme violence or viciousness.
overhaul
v. To make extensive renovations or revisions on; renovate: proposals to overhaul the health care system.
overturn
v. 1- To cause to turn over or capsize; upset. 2- To cause the ruin or destruction of; overthrow.
perpetual
adj. Continuing or lasting for an indefinitely long time.
persecute
v. To oppress or harass with ill-treatment, especially because of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or beliefs.
pertain
v. To have reference; relate:evidence that pertains to the accident.
pertinent
adj. Having logical precise relevance to the matter at hand. [relevant]
plead
v. 1- To assert as defense, vindication, or excuse; claim as a plea: 2- To present as an answer to a charge, indictment, or declaration made against one.
precinct
n. A subdivision or district of a city or town under the jurisdiction of or patrolled by a specific unit of its police force.
rage
v. To speak or act in violent anger: raged at the mindless bureaucracy.
zeal
n. Enthusiastic devotion to a cause, ideal, or goal and tireless diligence in its furtherance. [passion]
zeal
n.
retain
v.
cordiality
n.
concordance
n.
discord
n.
heartthrob
n.
heartiness
n.
discourage
v.
cordate
adj.
stake
n.