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filial
(adj) Of, relating to, or befitting a son or daughter
Filial respect is considered an important virtue by the Chinese.
sedentary
(adj) Accustomed to sitting or to taking little exercise.
The employee became fat after taking the sedentary job.
missive
(n) A written message; a letter
The missive from his spy alarmed the king.
concur
(v) To be of the same opinion, agree (con = with)
The Republicans and Democrats did not often concur.
discourse
(n) Discussion, conversation
Discourse can often solve problems.
incur
(v) To acquire or come into (something usually undesirable)
The investor incurred substantial losses when the stock fell.
induce
(v) (1) bring about, (2) persuade
(1) The drug induced an allergic reaction. (2) The president's comments induced the senator to change her mind.
conducive
(v) Tending to cause or bring about; contributive
The abysmal working conditions were not conducive to a good relationship between the boss and the workers.
celerity
(n) Haste, quickness
Celerity is called for because the deadline is approaching.
Alacrity
(n) speed
The obese man moved with surprising alacrity.
cadence
(n) the beat in music, poetry
The cadence of the song varied from moderately fast to very slow.
domicile
(n) (legal) residence
She tried to argue that her domicile was in the state so that she could pay lower tuition.
quiescent
(adj) being still or at rest
The volcano had been quiescent for years, but the scientists did not consider it dormant.