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synthesis
1. the combining of the constituent elements of separate material or abstract entities into a single or unified entity (opposed to analysis).
2. a complex whole formed by combining.
3. Chemistry. the forming or building of a more complex substance or compound from elements or simpler compounds.
n.
parsimony
extreme or excessive economy or frugality; stinginess; niggardliness.
n.
abhor
to regard with extreme repugnance or aversion; detest utterly; loathe; abominate.
v.
propitiated
to make favorably inclined; appease; conciliate.
v.
expedient
1. tending to promote some proposed or desired object; fit or suitable for the purpose; proper under the circumstances: It is expedient that you go.
2. conducive to advantage or interest, as opposed to right.
adj.
a means to an end
n.
din
a loud, confused noise; a continued loud or tumultuous sound; noisy clamor.
n.
alacrity
1. cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness: We accepted the invitation with alacrity.
2. liveliness; briskness.
n.
sublime
1. elevated or lofty in thought, language, etc.: Paradise Lost is sublime poetry.
2. impressing the mind with a sense of grandeur or power; inspiring awe, veneration, etc.: Switzerland has sublime scenery.
3. supreme or outstanding: a sublime dinner.
adj.
7. the sublime, a. the realm of things that are sublime: the sublime in art.
n.
myriad
1. a very great or indefinitely great number of persons or things.
2. ten thousand.
n.
of an indefinitely great number; innumerable: the myriad stars of a summer night. adj.
aspirant
a person who aspires, as one who seeks or desires a career, advancement, status, etc.: The aspirants for foundation grants had yet to prove themselves.
n.
surmise
to conjecture or guess.
v.
a matter of conjecture.
an idea or thought of something as being possible or likely.
a conjecture or opinion.
n.