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agile
adj. able to move and act quickly and easily
agenda
n. a list of things to be done
ambiguous
adj. having double meaning
exigency
n. urgency ; state of demanding immediate attention
actuary
n. a clerk; one who calculates insurance figures
actuate
v. to put into action; bring into existence
intransigent
adj. uncompromising; stubborn;inflexible
coagulation
n. the act of thickening or becoming immobile
coagulate
v. to thickin into a solid mass
counteract
n. to oppose by contrary action; to act against
aggravate
v. to increase
indigent
adj. poverty stricken
cogent
adj. convincing
cogitate
v. to think deeply
repress
v. to hold back; to restrain
depressant
n. something that causes a sinking of the spirit or dejection
depression
n. a decrease in happiness; amount; of force
suppress
v. to hold down
irrepressible
adj. uninhibited; uncontrollable
reprimand
n. a punishment
v. to punish
repellent
n. something that wards off
repulsive
adj. offensive
dispel
v. to drive away or scatter
propel
v. to cause to move forward
compulsive
adj. behaving in an uncontrollable,obsesseive way
impulsive
adj. haste;done without prior thought
convulsive
adj. producing uncontrollable and voilent shaking
convulse
v. to shake violently
revulsion
n. disgust; strong dislike
protrude
v. to push or jut foward
extrusive
adj. tending to push or thrust out
extrude
v. to push out
obtrusive
adj. pushy ; butting in
abstruse
adj. unclear
unobtrusive
adj. not easily noticeable
retract
v. to take back
retractable
adj. capable of being drawn back
retraction
n. the act of being taken back
attact
v. to take away from or diminish
contract
v. to draw together or shorten
contractional
adj. pertaining to a written agreement
contraction
n. a shortening
tractable
adj. docile; obedient;easily managed
intractable
adj. not easily led or managed; disobedient
traction
n. the adjesive function of something in the surface on which it moves
frangible
adj. readily or easily broken
fraction
n. numerical representation or a piece broken off
factional
adj. pertaining to parts of a whole
refractory
adj. resisting control or authority; stubborn
refraction
n. deviation from a straight path
fracture
n.v. break; rupture or tear
infringe
n to violate the law or rights of another
infringement
n. a violation of an agreement
infraction
n. the act of violating or a violation
factious
adj. troublesome; irritable or quarrelsome; argumentative
erupt
v. to force out or bust
eruption
sudden; violent outburst
eruptive
adj. exploding
disrupt
v. to throw into confusion or to upset
disruptive
adj. throwing into confusion; upsetting
rupture
n/v. to burst
corrupt
v. to make immoral
prehensile
adj. adapted foor seizing or grouping
comprehend
v. to understand
comprehensive
adj. covering the full scope
apprehend
v. to take custody of or to seize; to arrest
reprehensible
adj. deserving disapproval
reprehend
v. to criticize
apprehensive
adj. worried; anxious
reprisal
n. punishment; criticism
inhibit
v. to prohibit or prevent from doing something
prohibition
n. an order to restrain or stop
exhibit
v. to present a viewer to show or display
exhibition
n. one who shows off
habitation
n. occupancy;dwelling place
habitat
n. natural environment
habitable
adj. capable of being lived in
uninhabitable
adj. not capable of being lived in
rehabilitation
n. the at of restoring
dishabille
n. state of being careless
conservation
n. the act of saving or protecting something
conservative
adj. moderate
servitude
n. slavery or bondage of any kind
servile
adj. slave like
subservient
adj. obedient to authority
disservice
n. a harmful action
reservoir
n. a storage container; a large supply
serf
n. a peasant; worker; or servant
noted
adj. widely and favorable known; famous
connote
v. to convey or suggest additional meaning
denote
v. refer to
recognize
v. to acknowledge or show appreciation
recognizance
adj. on your own personal obligation
incognito
adj./adv. with one's indentity concealed; disguised
notoriety
n. the condition of being talked about in a negative way
ignorant
adj. uninformed; uneducated
ignoble
adj. morally low and dishonorable
noble
adj. at a high level
cognizant
adj. aware of ; informed
cognizance
n. awareness
nominate
v. to dessignate or name or to apppoint or propose as a canidate
nominee
n. one who has been designated
nominal
adj. pertaining to a name; not real or actual; minor and insignificant
cognomen
n. an earned name or family name
misnomer
n. ac incorrect title or name
renown
n. exalted reputation;fame
nomenclature
n. set of sustem of names or terms
ignominy
n. loss of one's good name; public shame
denomination
n. name of a class of things
nomenclature
n. set of sustem of names or terms
ignominy
n. loss on one's good name; public shame
denomination
n. name of a class of things
innate
adj. possessed at birth
cognate
adj. related by family
preternatural
adj. existing beyond the naural or normal
essential
adj. necessary
essence
n. most important element
nonentity
n. something that does not exist or only in the mind
present
adj. existing ;happening now
absent
adj. missing
agent
n. one who acts
recreation
n. refreshment of strength; activities done for pleasure
creative
adj. innovaative; characterized by originality
crescent
adj. in the shape of a moon
n. shpaed-like a moon
crescendo
n. a gradual increase
accretion
n. increase in size by acumulation
excrescence
n. an abnormal outgrowth; enlargement
concrete
adj. actual; real; tangible; observable
decrement
n. a gradual decrease
increment
n. a gradual increase; something gained or added
augment
v. to make greatrer; larger; more intense
auxiliary
adj. offering or providing help
auction
n. a public sale of property sold to the highest bidder
august
adj. marked by majestic dignity; inspiring awe or admiration
nutrition
n. the act or process of nourishing or being nourished
nutrient
n. something that nourishes
nutriment
n. food for the process o nourishing
malnutrition
n. stte of being poorly fed or nourished
nurture
v. to feed or educate