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ASSAY
archaic : TRIAL, ATTEMPT
2 : examination and determination as to characteristics (as weight, measure, or quality)
3 : analysis (as of an ore or drug) to determine the presence, absence, or quantity of one or more components; also : a test used in this analysis
AUGMENT
to make greater, more numerous, larger, or more intense 2. 3 : SUPPLEMENT
DIVERGE
: to move or extend in different directions from a common point : draw apart ; 2. to become or be different in character or form : differ in opinion
2 : to turn aside from a path or course : DEVIATE
FACTION
a party or group (as within a government) that is often contentious or self-seeking : CLIQUE
2 : party spirit especially when marked by dissension
FIORD
: a narrow inlet of the sea between cliffs or steep slopes
IMPOTENT
: not potent : lacking in power, strength, or vigor : HELPLESS b : unable to engage in sexual intercourse because of inability to have and maintain an erection; broadly : STERILE
2 obsolete : incapable of self-restraint : UNGOVERNABLE
INHERENT
involved in the constitution or essential character of something : belonging by nature or habit : INTRINSIC
SUBSIDE
to sink or fall to the bottom : SETTLE
2 : to tend downward : DESCEND; especially : to flatten out so as to form a depression
3 : to let oneself settle down : SINK
UNREMITTING
not remitting : CONSTANT, INCESSANT
VOGUE
the leading place in popularity or acceptance
2 a : popular acceptation or favor
ABSTAIN
to refrain deliberately and often with an effort of self-denial from an action or practice
CATHARSIS
1 : PURGATION
2 a : purification or purgation of the emotions (as pity and fear) primarily through art b : a purification or purgation that brings about spiritual renewal or release from tension
3 : elimination of a complex by bringing it to consciousness and affording it expression
CREDENCE
mental acceptance as true or real CREDIBILITY. a small table where the bread and wine rest before consecration
DISSIPATE
1 a : to break up and drive off (as a crowd) b : to cause to spread thin or scatter and gradually vanish to lose (as heat or electricity) irrecoverably
2 : to spend or use up wastefully or foolishly
ENTITY
BEING, EXISTENCE; especially : independent, separate, or self-contained existence b : the existence of a thing as contrasted with its attributes
2 : something that has separate and distinct existence and objective or conceptual reality
3 : an organization (as a business or governmental unit) that has an identity separate from those of its members
ENTOMOLOGY
a branch of zoology that deals with insects
IDYLL
1 a : a simple descriptive work in poetry or prose that deals with rustic life or pastoral scenes or suggests a mood of peace and contentment b : a narrative poem treating an epic, romantic, or tragic theme
2 a : a lighthearted carefree episode that is a fit subject for an idyll b : a romantic interlude
OMNIVOROUS
1 : feeding on both animal and vegetable substances
2 : avidly taking in everything as if devouring or consuming
PROTOTYPE
an original model on which something is patterned : ARCHETYPE
2 : an individual that exhibits the essential features of a later type
3 : a standard or typical example
4 : a first full-scale and usually functional form of a new type or design of a construction (as an airplane)
TEPID
: moderately warm : LUKEWARM 2. a : lacking in passion, force, or zest b. : marked by an absence of enthusiasm or conviction