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Bibliography
n.a list of books or essays on a particular subject or by a particular author
Asterisk
n.a starlike mark(*)used in printing (often to indicate a footnote)
Brochure
n.a pamphlet
Recession
n.an act of withdrawing or going back;a pricessino leaving a place of assembly;a temporary decline in economic activity
Hypothetical
adj.supposed or believed but not necessarily true;imagined,uncertain
Discredit
v.to fail to believe;tp cause doubt;to damage the reputation of;n.disbelief;disgrace,or something that cause disbelief or disgrace
Perspective
n.piont of view;the effects of distance or depth on the apperance of objects;agj.drawn to produce this effect
Thesis
n.an argument or supposition to be defended
Statue
n.a law; a rule;a regulation
Jurisdiction
n.authority or power;the limits or territory governed by an authority
Chronologial
agj.arranged in the order in which things happen
Denounce
v.to condemn openly;to accuse formally'to inform against
dissuade
v.to persuade someone not to do something;to discourage
galvanized
v.to arouse suddenly ad if by electric shock;to coat a metal with a thin layerof zinc to prevent corrosion
infamous
adj.having a bad reputation;famous fo rbad thins;notorious
deficient
adj.lacking some essential quality;defectivc;incomplete
satirical
adj.using irony and wit to attack ideas,people,or customs;sarcastic
biographical
adj.having to do with a person's life;giving the story of a person's life
fluent
adj.able to use language easily and skillfully;flowing smoothly;effortlessly
bilingual
adj.able to use two languages well;written or spoken in two languages
applicable
sdj.appropiate;suitable to be applied
immaterial
adj.not important or relevent;not made of matter;spirtitual
tentitive
adj.subject to change;uncertain
trival
adj.not important;insignificant
permature
adj.too soon;too early;before the proper time
perceptible
adj.noticeable;observable;perceivable
ponderous
adj.large,heavy,and clumsy;dull and tiresome
optimistic
adj.expecting the best;inclined to look on the bright side;cheerful;hopeful
indeologies
n.the principal beliefs,opinions,or doctrines of a particular individual,class,or movement;basic ideas of an economic or political theory
inconvenient
adj.not convenienvt;not suitable to plans;bothersome;difficult to do
Acclaim
n.loud applause;praise;v.tp applaude;to approve strongly
influnetial
adj.having or exerting influence;pwerful;having effect
affected
adj.influenced;stirred emotinoally;speacking or behaving in a flase way to make an impression
circumscribe
v.to restrict;to limit;to encircle;to draw a circle around
priority
n.precedence;someting that is first in time,order,or importance
affirmation
n.something asserted as true;legally;testmony by one who cannot conscientiously swear an oath
prominence
n.the state or quality of being prominent or standing out;state of being famous or distingushied;distinction
clamber
v.to scramble;to climb with difficulty using hands and feet
perennial
adj.peretual;enduring;n.a plant that last through all the seasons for many years
culable
adj.not able to be reckoned beforehand;uncertain;too great a number to be counted
grueling
adj.exhausting;very trying
vanity
n.the quality of being vain or conceited
dubious
adj.causing doubt;incertain;questionable
liability
n.something for which comeone is legally responsible;a disadvantage or drawvack; a debt
unkempt
adj.not neat;neglected;untindy
equation
n.a statement of equality; a process of making equal; a state of equality,esoecially in mathematics
volatile
adj.explosive;cahngeable;fickle
frenzied
adj.wildy excited;frantic
haphazad
adj.left to chance;not planned;random
essence
n.the fundamental nature of something;a defining feature,and extract of substance
autonomous
adj.self-governing;indepent
collaborate
v.to owrk together;to cooperate with the enemy
depict
v.to picture in words;to represent in pictuer or sculpture
funcional
adj.useful;practical;able to preform a function
collective
adj.gathered into a whole;of individuals working together as a group;specifying a singluar noun meaning a group of individuals, such as trice,n.any joint enterprise,espeacially a clooectivre farm and those who work together on it;a noun meaning a group of individual
papamount
adj.chief in importance;supreme;dominant
reluctant
adj.not eagar;unwilling
transcribe
v.to produce a written of typed copy from another form,such as aoral speech or shorthand notes
disrupt
v.to disturb or interfere with the order or progressof;to break apart;to split up
virtual
adj. pertaining to someting that exists in effect,though not in name or fact
skeptical
adj.inclined to doubt;not easily convinced;showing doubt;doubtful
nimble
adj.deft;light and quick;agile
raucous
adj.rough sounding and harsh;rowdy
convey
v.to send to one place or another;to transfer from oe place to another,such as ownership of kand;to communicate a meaning or idea
wry
adj.cleverly humarous
intimidate
v.to frighten;to make afraid;to bully into doing or not doing something
instigate
v.to urge on;to provoke;to cause
transpire
v.to happen;to occur
connives
adj.to cooperate secertly;to scheme;to join secertly in another's wrongdoing
discreet
adj.careful in speech and action;tactful;modest;prudent
promenades
n.a lesurely walk or stoll;a public walkway;v.to take a leisurely walk or stroll
irretrievable
unable to be recovered,restored,or replaced
drastic
urgingadj.severe;extreme;harsh
initative
n.a first step or movement toward something; enterprise;ability to think or act without
alteration
n.the process of adjusting ot changing;a change ot an adjustment
indivisible
adj.not capable tof being divided ot separted
intervention
n.an act of coming between in order to stop;settle;ot change;interference
amends
n.something done or paid to make up for an iunsult;wrong;or injury
reprimand
n.a sever rebuke or scolding;a formal censure;v.to rebuke severly;to object to
medley
n.a mixture of things that are not usually placed togethre;a musicalpiece made up of tunes from various works
aglitiy
n.ability to move quickly and easily;keenness and liveliness;quickness
nonchalant
adj.apparently unconcerned or uninterested'casually indifferent
exasperate
v.to irritae or annoy greatly
curpass
v. to excel;to go beyond the limit
retract
v. to draw back or in;to withdraw;to take back;to recant
wary
adj.to guard against danger or deception;cautios;supicious
elapsed
v.to slip away or to pass(as with time)
dwindle
v.to become less and less;to decrease'to shrink
susceptible
adj.easily influenced or affected;unresistant;sensitive and impressionable
veneer
n.a thin layer of valuab;e wood put over other wood;an outwardly attractive apperence that hides waht is underneath
aglitiy
n.ability to move quickly and easily;keenness and liveliness;quickness
nonchalant
adj.apparently unconcerned or uninterested'casually indifferent
exasperate
v.to irritae or annoy greatly
curpass
v. to excel;to go beyond the limit
retract
v. to draw back or in;to withdraw;to take back;to recant
wary
adj.to guard against danger or deception;cautios;supicious
elapsed
v.to slip away or to pass(as with time)
dwindle
v.to become less and less;to decrease'to shrink
susceptible
adj.easily influenced or affected;unresistant;sensitive and impressionable
veneer
n.a thin layer of valuab;e wood put over other wood;an outwardly attractive apperence that hides waht is underneath
aglitiy
n.ability to move quickly and easily;keenness and liveliness;quickness
nonchalant
adj.apparently unconcerned or uninterested'casually indifferent
exasperate
v.to irritae or annoy greatly
curpass
v. to excel;to go beyond the limit
retract
v. to draw back or in;to withdraw;to take back;to recant
wary
adj.to guard against danger or deception;cautios;supicious
elapsed
v.to slip away or to pass(as with time)
dwindle
v.to become less and less;to decrease'to shrink
susceptible
adj.easily influenced or affected;unresistant;sensitive and impressionable
veneer
n.a thin layer of valuab;e wood put over other wood;an outwardly attractive apperence that hides waht is underneath