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AMBIVALENT
simultaneously attracted toward and repulsed from something or someone
EQUIVOCAL
(adj.)1: having two or more possible meanings:AMBIGUOUS 2: DOUBTFUL, UNCERTAIN 3: QUESTIONABLE, SUSPICIOUS
PRESCIENT
having foreknowledge of events:a: omniscience with regard to the future b: FORESIGHT
BULWARK
(n)1a:a solid wall built for defense b:BREAKWATER,SEAWALL 2:a strong support or protection 3:the side of a ship above the upper deck (adj.)4:PROTECT
ENDEMIC
(adj.)1:restricted or peculiar to a locality or region 2:(n) NATIVE
DE FACTO
(adj./adv.)1:ACTUAL 2:actually exercising power
DE JURE
(adj./adv.)existing or exercising power by legal right
CHIMERIC
(adj.)1:existing only in the imagination 2:inclined to fantastic ideas or schemes
FLOUT
(vb)1:to treat with contemtuous disregard:SCORN 2:to indulge in scornful behavior
QUIXOTIC
(adj):idealistic to an impractical degree; esp:marked by rash lofty romantic ideas or extravagantly chivalrous action
DEMAGOGUE
(n):a person who appeals to the emotions and prejudices of people in order to arouse discontent and advance personal political ends
UBIQUITOUS
(adj.):existing or being everywhere at the same time: widely or generally present
PRODIGAL
(adj.)1:recklessly extravagant 2:wastefully lavish (n)3:a person who spends prodigally:SPENDTHRIFT
PRAGMATISM
(n.)1:a practical approach to problems and affairs 2:philosophical doctrine holding that the meaning of an idea is to be sought in its practical bearings, that the function of thought is to guide action, and that truth is to be tested by the practical consequences of belief
ALACRITY
(n.):promptness in response:a cheerful readiness to do something
BROOK
to put up with:BEAR, TOLERATE
PARADIGM
(n)1:MODEL, PATTERN 2:an example of a conjugation or declension showing a word in all its inflectional forms
ITERATION
(n)REPETITION;esp:a computational process in which a series of operations is repeated a number of times