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synthesis






S8
(n) a combination of separate things to make a coherent whole
antithesis

(ann-TITH-i-sis)




S8
(n) the opposite of something
paragon

(para-GON)




S8
(n) a model of perfection
attributes

(AT-tri-BUTES)




S8
(n) qualities
criteria






S8
(n) standards used in evaluation (singular = CRITERION)
amiable






S8
(adj) friendly; likable
surmise






S8
(v) to make an educated guess
pulchritude






S8
(n) beauty (in a person)
skewed






S8
(adj) distorted in meaning or shape
acme

(AK-me .... NOT aca-me)




S8
(n) the highest point; pinnacle


Acme is is the highest point and nadir is the opposite, the lowest point.
titan






S8
(n) a person of great stature or achievement; mythological giants
obscure






S8
(adj) not easily understood (also: dark; imdistinct; not well known)
conform






S8
(v) to be in agreement; to match the shape of something
scenario






S8
(n) a possible situation or chain of events (also: outline or plot of a literary work)
discourse






S8
(n) formal lengthy discussion (also: a conversation or verbal expression)
concensus






S8
(n) a state of general agreement
immersed






S8
(v) deeply involved; absorbed; completely and closely enclosed or enveloped by something
ponder






S8
(v) to think deeply
acumen

(AK-you-min)




S8
(n) keenness of insight