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accompany
to go together with someone or something
adaptation
the process of changing something so that it can be used in a different way
allege
to say that something is true though it has not been proved
anguish
suffering caused by extreme pain or worry
barrage
a lot of complaints, questions, etc.
bias
an opinion about whether a person, group, or idea is good or bad which influences how you deal with it
broader
wider
debate
a discussion or argument on a subject in which people express different opinions
despair
feeling that you have no hope at all
dialect
a form of a language that is spoken in one area which is different from the way it is spoken in other areas
disengage from
to deliberately stop being involved with a group or activity
eligible
able or allowed to do something
elusive
difficult to find
embedded
put into something firmly and deeply
envision
to imagine something as a future possibility
evade
to avoid doing something that you should do
excerpt
a short piece of writing or music taken from a longer book, poem, etc.
extrovert
a confident person who enjoys being with other people
fellowship
money given to a student to allow him or her to continue his or her studies
flawed
spoiled by having mistakes, weaknesses, or damage
founded
started an organization, town or institution
grainy
having a rough appearance, as if made up of spots
gruesome
very unpleasant to look at
hike
a long walk in the country, mountains, etc.
hunch
a feeling that something is true or that something will happen
immobilized
not able to move
impairment
inability to hear or see well, or having a physical or mental limitation
inconsequential
not important
insightful
being able to understand something very clearly
intake
consumption
integrity
the quality of being honest and having high moral principles
interpretation
an explanation for an event, someone’s actions
interrogate
to ask someone a lot of questions, sometimes in a threatening way
introvert
someone who thinks a lot about his own problems, interests, etc., and doesn’t want to be with other people
judgment
an opinion that you form or decision that you make after thinking about something
junkie
someone who is addicted to something
justify
to give an acceptable explanation for something
juvenile
childish, or relating to children
landmark
something important or recognizable
legitimate
fair or reasonable
lethal
deadly
limb
arm or leg
manipulate
to make someone do exactly what you want by deceiving or influencing him
misery
great suffering or unhappiness
mobilize
to gather or be brought together in order to work to achieve something difficult
motive
the reason that makes someone do something
newsworthy
important or interesting enough to be reported as news
optimist
someone who believes that good things will happen
peak
the pointed top of a mountain
perception
the way you understand something and your beliefs about what it is like
perched
to be in a position on top of or on the edge of something
perspective
a way of thinking about something that is influenced by the type of person you are or your experiences
pessimist
someone who always expects bad things to happen
propaganda
information which is false or emphasizes just one part of a situation
quest
a long search for something
rags
small pieces of old cloth
relevant
directly relating to the subject or problem being discussed
remedy
a successful way of dealing with a problem
repetitive
done many times in the same way
sap
to gradually make something weak or destroy it
scrutiny
the process of examining something carefully and completely
segregation
separation of one group of people from another because of race, sex, religion, etc.
sensational
intended to excite or shock people
skeptical
doubting or not believing something
shuffle
to walk slowly and in a noisy way, without lifting your feet
slanted
providing facts in a way that unfairly supports one side of an argument or opinion
speculation
guessing what happened or will happen without knowing the facts
summit
the top of a mountain
suppose
imagine
tamer
not as wild, calmer
torso
your body, not including your arms, legs, and head
turbulent
experiencing a lot of sudden changes
underlying
the reason that is most important, but not easy to discover
vaguely
not clearly
vantage point
a way of thinking about things that is influenced by your own situation
wobbly
moving from side to side in an unsteady way
agility
ability to move quickly and easily
agitated
very anxious, nervous, or upset
attribute
assign
bond
a special relationship
candidate
person or animal who is perfect for a job or suitable to do something
capacity
ability to do or produce something
concept
understanding of how something is
cope
to succeed in dealing with a difficult problem or situation
cue
an action or event that is a signal for something else to happen
deluded
believing something that is not true
evaluate
to judge how good, useful or successful someone or something is
evolve
to develop and change over a long period of time
factor
something that influences or causes a situation
feat
impressive achievement that needs a lot of strength and skill
flock
a group of animals, especially birds
formidable
very powerful or impressive
herd
a group of a particular type of animal that lives together
housebroken
trained not to make the house dirty with urine or other body waste
inoculation
vaccination
instinct
a natural tendency or ability to behave or react in a particular way
intellect
the ability to understand things and think intelligently
kennel
a place where dogs are cared for when their owners are away.
matriarch
a woman who has the most power or influence in a social group
nuance
a very slight difference in meaning, color, or feeling
perceive
to understand or think about something in a particular way
preconceived idea
a thought formed about something before you know what it is really like
prevail
to be most common or frequent
primate
a member of the group of mammals that includes humans and monkeys
realm
an area of knowledge, interest, or thought
repertoire
all the plays, pieces of music, etc. that a performer or group can perform
resemble
to look like or be similar to
revere
to greatly respect and admire someone
sixth sense
a special ability to feel or know something, intuition
standard
level of quality, skill or ability considered to be normal
subtle
not easily noticed unless you pay careful attention
telepathy
a way of communicating in which thoughts are sent from one person’s mind to another person’s mind
uncanny
very strange and difficult to explain
unwittingly
without knowing or realizing something
acupuncture
a way of treating pain or illness by putting thin needles into parts of the body
ailment
an illness that is not very serious
alternative
different from what is usual or expected
chronic
continuing for a long time and not easily solved or cured
complementary
combining well with other things to bring out the good in them
conventional
used or existing for a long time and considered usual
funding
an amount of money used for a specific purpose
hypnosis
a state similar to sleep, in which someone’s thoughts and actions can be influenced by someone else
impractical
not sensible
infused
filled with a particular feeling of quality
mainstream
the beliefs and opinions that represent the most usual way of thinking about or doing something
non-invasive
medical treatment that does not involve cutting into someone’s body
orphanage
a place where children who have no parents live
to pay out of pocket
to pay with your own money
placebo
a harmless substance that is given to a patient instead of medicine
practitioner
someone who is trained to do a particular type of work that involves a lot of skill
radical
very different
to raise eyebrows
to cause or show surprise or disapproval
reputable
respected for being honest and doing good work
rural
relating to country areas
somber
sad and serious
therapy
the treatment of an illness or injury over a fairly long period of time
ticklish
easy to tickle
traditional
following ideas, methods, etc. that have existed for a long time rather than doing something new or different
treatment
a method that is intended to cure an injury or sickness