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45 Cards in this Set

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to seize and take away (as a person) by force
free from imperfection : PERFECT
an unforeseen and unplanned event or circumstance
to bring about (a result) by effort <have much to accomplish today>2: to bring to completion : FULFILL
1 : free from error especially as the result of care <an accurate diagnosis> 2 : conforming exactly to truth or to a standard :
Adaptation Behavior that enables an organism to function effectively..
1: the quality or state of being addicted <addiction to reading>2: compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance (as heroin, nicotine, or alcohol)
sufficient for a specific requirement
verb1: to manage or supervise the execution, use, or conduct of <administer a trust fund>2 a: to mete out : DISPENSE
the act or process of admitting b: permission to enter2: the reciprocal of the impedance of a circuit
acting against or in a contrary direction : HOSTILE <hindered by adverse winds>
2 a : opposed to one's interests <an adverse verdict> <heard testimony adverse to their position>; especially : UNFAVORABLE <adverse criticism> b : causing harm : HARMFUL <adverse drug effects>
to aim at
2 a archaic : to have affection for b : to be given to : FANCY <affect flashy clothes>
3 : to make a display of liking or using : CULTIVATE <affect a worldly manner>
4 : to put on a pretense of : FEIGN <affect indifference, though deeply hurt>
5 : to tend toward <drops of water affect roundness>
a list or outline of things to be considered or done
tending toward or exhibiting aggression <aggressive behavior> b : marked by combative readiness <an aggressive fighter>
to adduce or bring forward as a source or authority
2 : to assert without proof or before proving <the newspaper alleges the mayor's guilt>
3 : to bring forward as a reason or excuse
1 : to apportion for a specific purpose or to particular persons or things : DISTRIBUTE <allocate tasks among human and automated components>
2 : to set apart or earmark : DESIGNATE <allocate a section of the building for special research purposes>
- al·lo·cat·able
1 a : a share or portion allotted or granted b : a sum granted as a reimbursement or bounty or for expenses <salary includes cost-of-living allowance>; especially : a sum regularly provided for personal or household expenses <each child has an allowance> c : a fixed or available amount <provide an allowance of time for recreation> d : a reduction from a list price or stated price <a trade-in allowance>
2 : an imposed handicap (as in a horse race)
3 : an allowed dimensional difference between mating parts of a machine
4 : the act of allowing : PERMISSION
5 : a taking into account of mitigating circumstances or contingencies <the plan makes no allowance for bad weather>
1 : occurring or succeeding by turns <a day of alternate sunshine and rain>
2 a : arranged first on one side and then on the other at different levels or points along an axial line <alternate leaves> -- compare OPPOSITE b : arranged one above or alongside the other
3 : every other : every second <he works on alternate days>
4 : constituting an alternative <took the alternate route home>
1 : to study or determine the nature and relationship of the parts of by analysis
2 : to subject to scientific or grammatical analysis
capable of or suitable for being applied : APPROPRIATE <statutes applicable to the case>
1 : ARREST, SEIZE <apprehend a thief>
2 a : to become aware of : PERCEIVE b : to anticipate especially with anxiety, dread, or fear
3 : to grasp with the understanding : recognize the meaning of
1 : to join as a partner, friend, or companion
2 obsolete : to keep company with : ATTEND
3 : to join or connect together : COMBINE
4 : to bring together or into relationship in any of various intangible ways (as in memory or imagination)
: one who is legally appointed to transact business on another's behalf; especially : LAWYER
1 a (1) : a citation (as from a book or file) used in defense or support (2) : the source from which the citation is drawn b (1) : a conclusive statement or set of statements (as an official decision of a court) (2) : a decision taken as a precedent (3) : TESTIMONY c : an individual cited or appealed to as an expert
2 a : power to influence or command thought, opinion, or behavior b : freedom granted by one in authority : RIGHT
3 a : persons in command; specifically : GOVERNMENT b : a governmental agency or corporation to administer a revenue-producing public enterprise <the transit authority>
4 a : GROUNDS, WARRANT <had excellent authority for believing the claim> b : convincing force <lent authority to the performance>
1 a : the scenery or ground behind something b : the part of a painting representing what lies behind objects in the foreground
1 : to block off or stop up with a barricade <barricade a street>
2 : to prevent access to by means of a barricade
1 a : of, relating to, or forming the base or essence : FUNDAMENTAL <basic truths> b : concerned with fundamental scientific principles : not applied <basic research>
2 : constituting or serving as the basis or starting point <a basic set of tools>
3 a : of, relating to, containing, or having the character of a chemical base b : having an alkaline reaction
1 a : the act of battering or beating b : an offensive touching or use of force on a person without the person's consent -- compare ASSAULT 2a
1 : to shake or wave (as a weapon) menacingly
2 : to exhibit in an ostentatious or aggressive manner
1 : the quality or state of being brutal
2 : a brutal act or course of action
1 chiefly dialect : a usually leather pouch, wallet, or pack; also : its contents
3 : a quantity (as of energy or water) involved in, available for, or assignable to a particular situation; also : an account of gains and losses of such a quantity <the global carbon budget>
4 a : a statement of the financial position of an administration for a definite period of time based on estimates of expenditures during the period and proposals for financing them b : a plan for the coordination of resources and expenditures c : the amount of money that is available for, required for, or assigned to a particular purpose
1 a : to determine by mathematical processes <calculate the rate of acceleration> b : to reckon by exercise of practical judgment : ESTIMATE <calculate the likelihood of success> c : to solve or probe the meaning of : FIGURE OUT <trying to calculate his expression -- Hugh MacLennan>
2 : to design or adapt for a purpose <he carefully calculated the timing of his arrival for maximum impact>
3 a : to judge to be true or probable b : INTEND <I calculate to do it or perish in the attempt -- Mark Twain>
1 a : to destroy the force, effectiveness, or validity of : ANNUL <cancel a magazine subscription> <a canceled check> b : to bring to nothingness : DESTROY c : to match in force or effect : OFFSET -- often used with out <his irritability canceled out his natural kindness -- Osbert Sitwell> d : to call off usually without expectation of conducting or performing at a later time <cancel a football game>
2 a : to mark or strike out for deletion b : OMIT, DELETE
3 a : to remove (a common divisor) from numerator and denominator b : to remove (equivalents) on opposite sides of an equation or account
4 : to deface (a postage or revenue stamp) especially with a set of ink lines so as to invalidate for reuse
1 : legal competency or fitness <capacity to stand trial>
2 a : the potential or suitability for holding, storing, or accommodating <a large seating capacity> b : the maximum amount or number that can be contained or accommodated <a jug with a one-gallon capacity> <the auditorium was filled to capacity> -- see METRIC SYSTEM table, WEIGHT table
3 a : an individual's mental or physical ability : APTITUDE, SKILL b : the faculty or potential for treating, experiencing, or appreciating <capacity for love>
4 : DUTY, POSITION, ROLE <will be happy to serve in any capacity>
5 : the facility or power to produce, perform, or deploy : CAPABILITY <a plan to double the factory's capacity>; also : maximum output <industries running at three-quarter capacity>
6 a : CAPACITANCE b : the quantity of electricity that a battery can deliver under specified conditions
1 : a distinguishing trait, quality, or property
2 : the integral part of a common logarithm
3 : the smallest positive integer n which for an operation in a ring or field yields 0 when any element is used n times with the operation
1 : belonging to, consisting in, or dependent on circumstances <a circumstantial case> <circumstantial factors>
2 : pertinent but not essential : INCIDENTAL
3 : marked by careful attention to detail : abounding in factual details <a circumstantial account of the fight>
1 : an official summons to appear (as before a court)
2 a : an act of quoting; especially : the citing of a previously settled case at law b : EXCERPT, QUOTATION
3 : MENTION: as a : a formal statement of the achievements of a person receiving an academic honor b : specific reference in a military dispatch to meritorious performance of duty
1 : to arrange in classes <classifying books according to subject matter>
2 : to assign (as a document) to a category
1 : to have or make a beginning : START <the meeting will commence soon>
2 chiefly British : to take a degree at a university
transitive verb
1 : to be equivalent to : COUNTERBALANCE
2 : to make an appropriate and usually counterbalancing payment to <compensate the victims for their loss>
3 a : to provide with means of counteracting variation b : to neutralize the effect of (variations)
intransitive verb
1 : to supply an equivalent -- used with for
2 : to offset an error, defect, or undesired effect <his enthusiasm compensates for his lack of skill>
3 : to undergo or engage in psychological or physiological compensation
1 : proper or rightly pertinent
2 : having requisite or adequate ability or qualities : FIT <a competent teacher> <a competent piece of work>
3 : legally qualified or adequate <a competent witness>
4 : having the capacity to function or develop in a particular way; specifically : having the capacity to respond (as by producing an antibody) to an antigenic determinant
1 : to compose out of materials from other documents
2 : to collect and edit into a volume
3 : to build up gradually <compiled a record of four wins and two losses>
4 : to run (as a program) through a compiler
1 obsolete : to be ceremoniously courteous
2 : to conform, submit, or adapt (as to a regulation or to another's wishes) as required or requested <comply with federal law> <the devices comply with industry standards>
1 a : settlement of differences by arbitration or by consent reached by mutual concessions b : something intermediate between or blending qualities of two different things
2 : a concession to something derogatory or prejudicial <a compromise of principles>
1 a : an act of compelling : the state of being compelled b : a force that compels
2 : an irresistible persistent impulse to perform an act (as excessive hand washing); also : the act itself