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Assimilate
- To be or become absorbed
- To bear a resemblanced

He assimilated many new experiences on his European trip.
To become
Plethora
- Overabundance; excess

A plethora of advice and a paucity of assistance
More
Relegate
- To send or consign to an inferior position
- To send into exile; banish

He has been relegated to a post at the fringes of the diplomatic service.

He relegates the less pleasant tasks to his assistant.
Send away
Immerse
- To plunge into a place
- To involve deeply

She is totally immersed in her law practice.
Go into
Mitigate
- To become milder
- To make less severe.

To mitigate a punishment
Facets
- Aspect
- Phase

They carefully examined every facet of the argument.
Adipose
- fatty; consisting of, resembling, or relating to fat.

He recommended exercise to reduce my adiposity
Construe
- To adduce or explain the meaning of
- Interpret
- To analyze the structure of

They construed my smile as assent
Assent
- To agree or concur; subscribe to
- To yield in, to give in, concede
- Compliance

Assenting to his demands, I did as I was told
Construal
- an interpretation of the meaning of something; the act of construing
Autonomous
- Self-governing
- Independent
- Not subject to control from outside
- Existing and functioning as an independent organism

A subsidiary that functioned as an autonomous unit.
Valence
- The capacity of one person or thing to react with or affect another in some special way, as by attraction or the facilitation of a function or activity
- Chemistry/Immunology
- Psychology: The degree of attraction or aversion that an individual feels toward a specific object or event.

I do not claim to know much more about novels than the writing of them, but I cannot imagine one set in the breathing world which lacks any moral valence.
Interdependent
- Mutually dependent, depending on each other

Today, the mission of one institution can be accomplished only by recognizing that it lives in an interdependent world with conflicts and overlapping interests
Integral
- Pertaining to, or belonging as a part of the whole
- Necessary to the completeness of the whole
- Consisting or composed parts that together constitute a whole
- Possessing everything essential, entire
- Essential or necessary for completeness; constituent

The kitchen is an integral part of the house

The point is integral to his plan
Salient
- Prominent or conspicuous
- Projecting or pointing outwards
- Leaping or jumping
- Important, striking, remarkable
- Having a quality that thrusts itself into attention

Salient traits
A salient angle
A salient animal
Ascribe
- To credit or assign
- To attritube or to think of belonging, as a quality of characteristic

They ascribed courage to me for something I did out of sheer panic.

Other people ascribe his exclusion from the canon to an unsubtle form of racism.
Advocate
- To speak or write in favor of, support, recommend publicly.
- A person who speaks or writes in support of defense of a person, cause

He advocated higher salaries for teachers.

An advocate of peace.
Discernible
- Distinguishable
- Perceptible

Things happen in the earth and sky with no discernible cause.
Tactile
- Pertaining to, endowed with, or affecting the sense of touch.
- Perceptible to the touch; tangible

Heaney must thus continue to be a poet rich in tactile language
Esoteric
- Belonging to a few
- Private, secret, confidential
- Understood by and meant for only the select few who have special knowledge or interest

An esoteric cult
An esoteric interest
Archaic
- Prior to full development
- Primitive style
- Pertaining to the style of fine arts, especially from ancient times

An archaic form of animal life