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abstract
not easy to understand
acclaim
loud approval, applause
acquiesce
to agree to an opinion
adamant
firm, not yielding
adversary
an enemy
aesthetic
showing good taste, artistic
alleviate
to make easier
aloof
reserved, cool
altercaton
dispute
amass
to accumulate
ambiguous
vague
ambivalent
undecided
ameliorate
to make better
amiable
friendly
amorphous
having no determined form
anarchist
one who beleives a formal govt is necessary
antagonism
hostility, opposition
apathy
lack of emtion, interest
appease
to make quiet, to calm
apprehensive
fearful, aware, conscious
arbitrary
based on one's preference or whim
arrogant
concieted, acting superior to others
articulate
to speak distinctly, to hindge to connect, to convey, fluent
assess
to estimate the avlue of
astute
cunning, sly
atrophy
to waste away through lack of nutrition
audacious
fearless, bold
augment
to increase or to add
austere
harsh, severe, strict
authentic
real, genuine , trustworthy
authoritarian
demanding obedience
banal
common, petty, ordinary
belittle
to make small; to think lightly of
benefactor
one who helps others; a donor
benevolent
kind;generous
benign
mild;harmless
biased
predujice; influence ; not neutral
blasphemous
irreligious, profane; impious; away from acceptable standards.
blithe
happy;cherry;merry
brevity
briefness; shortness
candid
honest; truthful
capricious
changeble; fickle
caustic
burning; sarcastic; harsh
censor
to examine and delete objectionable material
charlatan
an imposter; fake
coalesce
to combine or come together
collaborate
to work together
compatible
in agreement; harmonious
complacent
content; self-satisfied; smug
compliant
yielding; obedient
comprehensive
all inclusive;complete; thorough
concede
to admit; to surrender; to abandon ones opinion.
concise
in few words, brief, condensed
condescend
to consciously come down from ones position or rank
condone
to overlook; to forgive
conspicuous
easy to see; noticeable
consternation
amazement, terror that causes confusion
consummation
the completion; finish
contemporary
living or happening at the same time; modern
contempt
scorn; disrespect
contrite
regretful; sorrowful
conventional
traditional, common, routine
cower
to crouch down in fear and shame
defamation
any harm to a name or reputation; slander
deference
a yielding to the opinion of another
deliberate
any harm to name or reputation; slander
denounce
to speak out against; to condemn
depict
to portray in words, to present a visual image
deplete
to reduce, to empty
depravity
moral corruption; badness
deride
to riducle; to laugh at with scorn
desecrate
to violate a holy place or sanctuary
detached
seperated, not interested, standing alone
deter
to prevent,to discourage, to hinder
didactic
(1)instructive
(2) dogmatic (stubborn)
(3) preachy
digress
to stray away from the subject; to wander from the topic
diligence
hard work
discerning
distinguishing one thing from another
discord
disagreement; lck of harmony
discriminate
1- to distinguish from another
2- to demonstrate biased
3-able to distinguish
disdain
1-intense dislike
2-to look down upon
3-able to distinguish
disparge
to belittle; to undervalue
disparity
difference in form; character or degree
dispassionate
lack of feeling; impartial
disperse
to scatter; to seperate
disseminate
to circulate; to scatter
dissent
to disagree, to differ in opinion
dissonance
harsh contradiction
diverse
different, dissimilar
document
1-offical paper containing information
2- to support; to subtantiate or verify
dogmatic
stubborn; biased; opinionated
dubious
doubtful; uncertain; skeptical suspicious
eccentric
odd; peculiar; strange
efface
to wipe out; to erase
effervescence
liveliness, spirit; enthusiasm 2- bubbliness
egocentric
self centered