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voluble






S7
(adj) talking a great deal with ease and fluency
tenet

(TEN-it)




S7
(n) belief; doctrine
obsolete






S7
(adj) outmoded; old-fashioned
plumb

(plum)




S7
(v) to examine deeply; to determine the depth
cryptic






S7
(adj) having hidden or ambiguous meaning
profound






S7
(adj) deep; not superficial
anomaly

(a-NOM-a-lee)




S7
(n) deviation from the norm


A snowy day in Cairo, Egypt is a true anomaly.
unprecedented






S7
(adj) having never occurred before; novel
affective






S7
(adj) relating to one's emotions


Her affective behaviors were always out of control.
affect

[(v) = a-FECT)]
[(N) = AFF-fect)



S7
(v) to influence something

(n) one's evident emotional state, usually seen in facial expression

Climate rarely affects earthquakes.
Her affect was one of absolute guilt.
effect

(ih-FECT)




S7
(v) to bring about a result
(n) the result of some activity/action

I expect these changes to be effected immediately.

What was the effect of the changes on the older voters?
empathize

(EM-pa-THIZE)




S7
(v) to put oneself in another's place emotionally or associate oneself with anothers ideas


I had been through it myself and I could really empathize with her problems.
sympathize






S7
(v) to feel, share, or be in accord with another's suffering


If you can't sympathize with him, your not likely to try to help him.
dissemble






S7
(v) to disquise or conceal one's feelings behind a false appearance


Stop dissembling and get to the heart of the matter before us, now!
atrophy

(atra-FEE)




S7
(v) to waste away; deteriorate in size or function
miniscule






S7
(adj) very, very small
facile

(FAS-il)

NOTE: has multiple and somewhat dissimilar meanings


S7
(Adj) superficial [in a negative sense]; also, something done with little or no effort (no particular superficiality implyed here), or great ease

Her facile answers showed her insincerity.

She moved smoothly through the interviews with such facile skill that she was hired on the spot.
conjure

(CON-jer)




S7
(v) to bring to mind (also: to call forth a spirit)
chimerical

(KI-mer-i-kul)




S7
(adj) imaginary; unreal