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amateur
person who follows a particular persuit as a n. pastime, rather than as a profession
2. one who performs rather poorly:in expierienced
amiable
adj. likable; good natured
amicable
adj. characterized by friendliness, not antagonism; friendly; neighborly; not quarelsome
amity
n. friendship; goodwill; friendly relations
amorous
adj. strongly moved by love; loving; inclined to love; enamored
enamored
adj. inflamed with love, charmed, captivated
animosity
n. ill will; violent hatred leading to active opposition
animus
n. ill will
equanimity
n. eveness of mind or temper under stress
magnanimous
adj. showing greatness or obility of mind; chivilrous; forgiving; generous in overlooking injury or insult
unamity
n. oneness of mind; complete agreement
unanimous
adj. of one mind; in complete accord
affinity
n. kinship; sympathy; likeness; attraction
confine
v. keep within limits; restrict
definitive
adj. serving to end and unsettled matter; conclusive; final
finale
n. end or final part of a musical composition, opera, play, ect.
finis
n. end
fluctuate
v. flow like a wave, move up and down, change often and irregularly
fluent
adj. ready with a flow of words, speaking or writing easily; articulate; eloquent
fluid
n. substance that flows
flux
n. concious flow or changing; unceasing change
influx
n. inflow; inpouring; inrush
degenerate
v. sink to a lower class or standard; worsen; deteriorate
engender
v. give birth to; create; generate; produce; cause
genre
n. kind; sort; category
progenitor
n. ancestor to whom a group traces its birth; forefather; forebear
regenerate
v. cause to be born again; put new life into; reform completely
aggregate
adj. gathered together in one mass
aggregation
n. gathering of individuals into a body or group; assemblage
congregation
n. "flock" or gathering of people for religeous worship
gregarious
adj. inclined to associate with the flock or group; fond of being with others; sociable
segregation
n. seperation from the flock or main body; setting apart; isolation; seperation
coherence
n. state of sticking together
adhere
v. stick
cohere
v. stick together
cohesion
n. act or state of sticking together; unity; bond
incoherent
adj. not logically connected; disconnected; unintelligable
inherent
adj. deeply infixed; intrinsic; essential
bilateral
adj. involving two sides
collateral
adj. situated at the side; accompanying; parallel; additional; supplementary
equilateral
adj. having all sides equal
lateral
adj. of or pertaining to the side
multilateral
adj. having many sides
quadrilateral
n. plane figure having four sides and four angles
unilateral
adj. one-sided; undertaken by one side only
alliteration
n. repetition of the same letter or consonant at the beginning of neighboring words
literacy
n. state of being lettered or educated; ability to read and write
literal
adj. following the letters or exact words of the original; verbatim; word-for-word
literacy
adj. having to do with letters or literature
literate
adj. lettered; ableto read and write; educated
elucidate
v. throw light upon; make clear; explain; clarify
lucid
adj. clear; easy to understand; comprehensable
luminary
n. one who is a source of light for others, inspiration, famous person
luminous
adj. emitting light; broght; shining; brilliant
translucent
adj. letting light through