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dichotomy
branching of plants, division into two parts
talismans
religious amulets (an object worn around the neck as a charm against evil or injury) or charms (something worn for its supposed magical effects)
decipher
to make out the meaning of, to discover the meaning of, to interpret
steer
to guide the course of
think: steering wheel
bland
gentle or agreeable, soothing, not irritating
eligible
fit or proper to be chosen, worthy of choice
laid-back person
relaxing, easy going
regale
to entertain, delight
regal
of or pertaining to king, royal
vindicate
show someone to be blameless, to clear as from accusation
exculpate, exonerate
posturing
exaggerated behavior, position, condition
a relative stance or position with regard to something
tepid
moderately warm, lukewarm
characterized by a lack of force or enthusiasm
moderate, mild, unemotional, halfhearted, apathetic
mediocre
of only ordinary or moderate quality, neither good nor bad, barely adequate
rather poor or inferior
superb
admirably fine or excellent, extremely good
of proudly imposing appearance or king, majestic
conscientious
meticulous, careful, controlled or done according to conscience
just, upright, honest, faithful, devoted, dedicated
conscience: the inner feeling of what is wrong and right in one's conduct or motives
theology
the field of study and analysis that treats God and of God's attributes and relations to the universe; study of divine things or religious truth
compliment
an expression of praise
triumph
to be victorious or successful, to rejoice over a sucess or victory
wallowed
to roll the body ondolently or clumsily in or as if in water, snow or mud
to be plentifully supplied
to move with difficulty in a clumsy or rolling manner
lumber
constituencies
a body of constituents; the voters or residents in a district respresented by an elective officer
the district itself
any body of supportters, customers,...etc
proxy
the agency, function or power of a person authorized to act as the deputy or substitute for another,
a written authorization empowering another person to vote or act for the signer
versatile
capable of or adapted for turning easily from one to another of various tasks, fields of endeavor
having or capable of many uses
variable or changeable as in feeling, purpose or policy
lackadaisical
without interest, vigor or determination
listless, lethargic, lazy, indolent
unheeded
disregarded
drape
to cover or hang with cloth or other fabric, to adjust, to arrange
purport
to present deliberately the appearance of being, profess or claim often falsely
to convey to the mind as the meaning or thing intended
(noun): meaning, purpose
disdain
to regard or treat with contempt, despise, aloofness, scorn
candor
the state or quality of being frank, open, sincere in speech or expression, freedom from bias
candid, impartial
endeavor
a conscientious or concentrated effort toward an end, an earnest attempt, purposeful or industrious activity
recuperate
to recover from sickness or exhaustion, regain health or strength, to recover from financial loss
germinate
to begin to grow or develop
promulgate
to make known by open declaration, proclaim formally or put into operation
announce, issue, declare, advocate
retrofit
to modify equipment, to install, to adapt, to fit, to replace existing parts
immobility
the quality or condition of being immobile or irremovable, fixed, not moving, motionless