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persuade
to successfully talk someone into an action or belief
plot
n. a small piece of ground; a plan; a conspiracy
v. to plan, especially a conspiracy
preserve
to keep from harm
progress
n. advancement; developement
v. to proceed; to move by stages; to move forward
prohibitive
having the quality of preventing something from happening
prosaic
commonplace, dull
protagonist
the chief person in a work of fictiom; the leading person in a contest
restrain
to prevent from doing something; to limit
revise
to look over repeatedly, as in a plan or piece of writing
satisfactory
sufficient, adequate
scrutinize
to inspect closely; to examine methodically
stimulate
to rouse to action; to animate
supplant
to cause the downfall of; to remove from a position
suppress
to cause an activity to cease; to cause a person to become powerless
surreptitious
obtained by suppression of the truth; acting stealthily or secretly
universal
applicable in all cases; including or affecting all members of a particular group; pertaining to the universe
varied
of different sorts or kinds
venerate
to regard with deep respect; to pay honor to something
abandoned
to give oneself up to (e.g.,evil); to cast off or reject
accusation
an indictment, a charge of an offense; the act of accusing
ambiguity
hesitiation, doubt; an uncertainty; an instance of double meaning
analyze
to examine critically in order to bring out key elements or structure; to ascertain the elements of something
apology
an acknowledgement of fualt or failure
architect
a designer of any complex structure or plan
astute
shrewd, crafty
blueprint
a plan or program of action
boundary
something marks the mimit or fividing line, or that limit itself
canvas
n. a type of cloth used in sails,tents, to paint on
v. to solicit support or votes
comic
causing or intended to cuase laughter
compassion
sympathy, pity
antagonize
to stuggle against
compete
to strive fro an objective
complex
n. a group of related elements
adj. formed by comnination; intricate or not easily ananlyzed
comprehensive
large in scope; all-inclusive
compromise
n. a joint agreement between two parties
v. to come to terms by mutual concessions
condemn
to declare to be wrong or evil
conflict
n. a battle, a fight
v. to fight or to battle
confusion
the state of being perplexed
consensus
agreement or unity of opinion
contemporary
occuring at the same time
contempt
the act of despising someone or something
convention
an agreement; a norm or generally accepted rule, practice, or behavior; an assembly of people
corrective
something that counteracts harm; something that restores health or proper behavior
critic
on who judges the truth or value of any matter
conversation
a spoken interchange; a talk
debate
n. strife or contention in arguement
v. to argue, discuss, quarrel over
deceit
misrepresentation or concealment of the truth; an instance of such behavior
defend
to protect or uphold
defined
having a specified outline or form
demand
n. request, especially if urgent
v. to ask for or require
deride
to laugh mockingly at; to scorn
desert
to abandon
destroy
to ruin or put out of existence
determined
resolved upon; resolute
digress
to deviate from or to stray; to depart from the main point in argument
discredit
n. a lack of reputation; a loss or lack of confidence or trust
v. to injure the reputation of; to disbelieve
disease
illness
disregard
to pay no attention to
distort
to twist; to misrepresent
document
to prove by evidence
dominate
to master; to prevail
doubt
n. uncertainty
v. to hesitate to believe; to be uncertain
elect
v. to choose
n. chosen, selected
emotion
a state of mind; a strong feeling
endurance
the ability to last or hold out
enhance
to raise the level of
evaporate
to convert into gas; to disappear
exclude
to keep out; to deny entry to
expand
to spread out; to give full expression to
generosity
magnanimity; liberality in giving
hedonism
the love of pleasure as the chief goal of life
hypocrisy
the practice of falsely professing a belief to which one's own actions do not conform
hypothesis
a proposition or assumption put forth as the basis for further investigation
illusory
deceptive
imitate
to mimic or copy
integrity
completeness; free from moral corruption
investigate
to examine a matter thoroughly; to make a systematic search
isolation
unconnected with anything else
lubricate
to make slippery or smooth in order to minimize friction
manual
adj. pertaining to hands, especially laobr done by hand
n. a book of instruction
measure
n. a size or quantity determined by measuring; something assessed by judgement or observation
v. to ascertain size, quantitiy, or distnace; to regulate or retrain
modest
having a moderate estimate of one's ability; not exaggerated or excessive
narrate
to tell a story
navigate
to find one's way
neglect
to pay no or insufficient attention to
novel
v. a new, orginal
n. a usually long prose narravtive
obey
to comply with or submit to
observe
to watch carefully; to adhere to (e.g., a custom)
offense
an attack; a breach of law, duty, or manners
oppose
to set oneself against; to confront with objections
perplex
to confuse; to torment
persistent
enduring; persiting in an action