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adjust
to adapt or conform
propose
to put forward for consideration, discussion, or adoption; suggest

"propose a change in the law"
dismantle
to take apart; disassemble; tear down
malfunction
failure to function properly
clarification
to make clear or easier to understand

"clarified her intentions"
somber
dark; gloomy

"somber mood"
analysis
the separation of an intellectual or material whole into its constituent parts for individual study
provoke
to incite to anger or resentment

"provoke a fight"
solitary
existing, living, or going without others; alone

"a solitary traveler"
confer
to bestow (an honor, for example)

"conferred a model on the hero"
clumsy
lacking physical coordination, skill, or grace; awkward
tempo
a characteristic rate or rhythm of activity; a pace
significance
the quality of being important and worthy of note

"the significance of a well-balanced diet"
feasible
capable of being accomplished or brought about; possible

"a feasible plan"
imply
to express or indicate indirectly

"His tone implied disapproval"
jumble
to mix in a confused way; throw together carelessly
compel
to force, drive, or constrain

"Duty compelled the soldiers to volunteer for the mission."
perseverance
steady persistence in adhering to a course of action, a belief, or a purpose; steadfastness
elude
to evade or escape from, as by daring, cleverness, or skill

"The suspect continues to elude the police."
garrulous
wordy and rambling

"a garrulous speech"
comprise
to consist of; be composed of
quaint
charmingly odd, especially in an old-fashioned way
impoverished
reduced to poverty; poverty-stricken
aqueduct
a pipe or channel designed to transport water from a remote source, usually by gravity
relinquish
to retire from; give up or abandon
motif
a dominant theme or central idea
trifling
of little worth or importance
compliance
a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others; cooperation
scholarly
having or showing profound knowledge and scholarship
wily
marked by skill in deception