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congratulate
express one's pleasure to another person at that person's success
gracious
pleasant; courteous; kindly
grateful
feeling or expressing gratitude; thankful; obliged
gratify
give or be a source of pleasure or satisfaction
gratis
without charge or payment; free
gratitude
thankfulness
gratuitous
given freely; unwarranted
gratuity
present of money in return for a favor or service; tip
ingrate
ungrateful person
ingratiate
establish in the favor or good graces of another
immortal
not subject to death
immortality
eternal life or everlasting fame
moribund
dying; near death
mortal
destined to die; human; causing death, fatal
mortality
death rate, mortal nature
mortician
undertaker
mortification
shame; humiliation; embarrassment
mortify
embarrass; shame; humiliate
mortuary
funeral home
rigor mortis
stiffness of the body that sets in several hours after death
corporal
bodily
corporation
body authorized by law to act as a single person and to have rights and duties
corps
organized body of persons; branch of the military
corpse
dead body
corpulent
bulky; obese
corpus
general collection or body of writings, laws, etc.
corpuscle
blood cell, minute particle
corpus delicti
facts proving that a crime has been committed; body of victim in a murder case
esprit de corps
spirit of a body of persons; group spirit
habeas corpus
writ requiring a detained person to be brought before a court to investigate the legality of that persons's detention, right of a citizen to secure court protection against illegal imprisonment
incorporate
combine so as to form one body
aqueduct
artifical channel for conducting water over a distance
conducive
tending to lead to; contributive; helpful
conduct
lead; guide; escort
deduction
taking away; subtraction; resoning from the general to the particular
duct
tube or channel for conducting a liquid, air, etc.
ductile
able to be drawn out or hammered thin; easily led; docile
induce
lead on; move by persuasion
induct
admit as a member; initiate
induction
ceremony by which one is made a member; initiation; reasoning from the particular to the general
seduction
enticement; leading astray into wrongdoing
traduce
malign; slander; vilify; calumniate
viadcut
bridge for conducting a road or railroad over a valley, river, etc.
consecutive
following in regular order; successive
consequence
that which follows logically; result; importance
execute
follow through to completion; carry out; put to death
inconsequential
of no consequence; trivial; unimportant
non sequitur
statement that does not follow from previous statements
persecute
oppress; harass; annoy
prosecute
follow to the end or until finished; conduct legal proceedings against; sue
sequel
something that follows; continuation; cons3equence; outcome
sequence
following of one thing after another; succession; orderly series
sequential
arranged in a sequence; serial
concur
agree; be of the same opinion; happen together; coincide
concurrent
running together; occuring at the same time; simultaneous
currrent
now in progress; prevailing; flow
curriculum
course of study in school or college
cursive
running or flowing
cursory
running over hastily; superficially done
discursive
wandering from one topic to another; rambling; digeressive
excursion
going out or forth; expedition
incur
meet with something undesirable; bring upon oneself
incursion
rushing into; hostile invasion; raid
precursor
forerunner; predecessor
recur
happen again
aggressive
disposed to attack; militant; assertive; pushing
egress
means of going out; exit
gradation
change by steps or stages; act of grading
grade
step; stage; degree; rating
gradient
rate at which a road, railroad track, temperature, voltage, etc. rises or falls; slope; inclination
gradual
step-by-step; proceeding by small stages or degrees
graduate
complete all the steps of a course and receive a diploma or degree
graduated
arranged in regular steps, stages, or degrees
progressive
going forward to something considered better
regressive
disposed to move backward; retrogressive
retrograde
going backward; becoming worse
retrogression
act of going from a better to a worse state; deterioration
transgress
step beyond the limits or barriers; go beyond; break a law; violate
biped
two-footed animal
centipede
wormlike animal with one pair of legs on most of its segments
expedite
facilitate; accelerate or speed up
impede
hinder; obstruct; block
impediment
hindrance; obstacle; defect
millipede
wormlike animal with two pairs of legs on most of its segments
pedal
lever acted on by the foot
pedestal
support or foot of a column or statue; foundation
pedestrian
person traveling on foot
pedestrian
commonplace; unimaginative; dull
velocipede
tricycle; early form of bicycle
contact
touching or meeting; association; connection
contiguous
touching; in physcial contact; adjoining
contigent
dependent on something else; accidental
intact
untouched or uninjured; kept or left whole
intagible
not capable of being perceived by the sense of touch; hard to grasp or define exactly
tact
sensitive mental perception of what is appropriate on a give occasion
tactful
having or showing tact; diplomatic
tactile
pertaining to the sense of touch; tangible
tangent
touching at only one point; line or surface meeting a curved line or surface at one point, but not intersecting it
tangential
merely touching; slightly connected; digressive
apprehend
seize or take into custody; understand
apprehensive
quick to understand or grasp; fearful of what may come; anxious
comprehensible
able to be grasped mentally; understandable
comprehensive
including very much; extensive
prehensile
adapted for seizing
reprehend
find fault with; rebuke; reprimand; censure
reprehensible
deserving of censure; culpable
abject
sunk or cast down to a low condition; downtrodden; deserving contempt
conjecture
guess; supposition; inference
dejected
downcast; discouraged; depressed
eject
throw out; expel; evict
inject
force; introduce
interject
throw in between; insert; interpose
object
protest; disapprove
project
thrust; plan
projectile
body to be shot or otherwise "thrown forward"
reject
discard; refuse to take
subject
force to undergo something un pleasant or inconvenient
advert
turn attention; refer
aversion
feeling of repugnance toward something; strong dislike
avert
prevent; avoid
controversy
dispute; debate; quarrel
convert
transform
diversion
entertainment; amusment
divert
turn aside; amuse; entertain
extrovert
someone "turned outward"
inadvertently
without turning one's mind to the matter at hand; unintentionally
incontrovertible
not able to be "turned opposite" or disputed; not open to question
introvert
someone "turned inward", turn inward
invert
turn upside down
obverse
side turned toward the observer;
perverse
turned away from what is right or good; corrupt; wrongheaded
pervert
to turn away from right or truth; give a wrong meaning to
revert
return; go back
versatile
able to turn with ease from one thing to another; adaptable
verse
line of poetry
vertigo
condition in which one feels that one's surroundings are turning about; dizziness
commitment
consignment
commitment
consignment to prison or a mental institution
demise
death
emissary
person sent out on a mission
emit
send out; give off
intermittent
coming and going at intervals
missile
weapon capable of being propelled to hit a distant object; written message sent; letter
remiss
negligen; careless; lax
remission
lessening, relieving or disappearance
remit
send money due; forgive
transmit
coney; cause something to go from one person or place to another
circumlocution
roundabout way of speaking
colloquial
conversational; informal
colloquy
talking together; conference; conversation
elocution
art of speaking out or reading effectively in public
eloquent
speaking with force and fluency; movingly expressive
grandiloquent
using lofty or pompous words; bombastic
interlocutor
questioner; one who participates in a conversation
loquacious
talkative; garrulous
obloquy
speaking against; censure; reproach; bad repute
auriferous
bearing or yielding gold
coniferous
bearing cones, as the pine tree
odoriferous
yielding an odor, usually fragrant
pestiferous
infected with or bearing disease; pestilential; evil
proliferous
producing new growth rapidly and extensively
somniferous
bearing or inducing sleep
vociferous
producing a loud outcry; clamorous; noisy