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aspect
appearance to the eye or mind
astonish
to cause sudden wonder or amazement
belie
to give a false impression of something; to misrepresent
benign
posing little or no threat; harmless
bland
dull and lacking distinction
empirical
based on experience or observation, not theory
envision
to picture in the mind; imagine
essence
the most important ingredient or crucial element of something
evoke
to summon or call forth
freelance
to sell services to employers without a long-term commitment
guise
a false outward appearance
hone
to perfect or make more effective
imagery
a set of mental pictures or images
impeccable
having no flaws; perfect
insular
separated from the outside world; isolated
intimacy
the state of close acquaintance or familiarity
keen
sharp or vivid
linguist
a person accomplished in languages
nascent
just coming into existence; emerging
perception
awareness of one’s environment through physical sensation
pneumonia
an acute or chronic disease marked by inflammation of the lungs
quandary
A state of uncertainty or perplexity
semantic
relating to meaning in language
sociology
the study of the institutions and development of human society
transcribe
to make a written copy of something
vivid
presented in a clear and striking manner
wince
to shrink back involuntarily, as from pain or distress
wit
cleverness or originality in concept, design, or performance
wrought
put together or created, often with great effort
nominalize
to convert into a noun