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to acknowledge as true or real, often unwillingly
concede
no longer living; dead
deceased
an exit
egress
a degree or stage in a series of gradual changes
gradation
degree to which something inclines; slope
gradient
someone or something that comes before another in time
predecessor
to go back
regress
act of withdrawing formally from a membership
secesion
to go beyond or over
transgress
not having occured before
unprecedented
similar in certain qualities or uses
analogous
direct contrast; opposition
antithesis
having like traits; similar
comparable
to differ or move away from a specified course
deviate
to serve as the distinction between
differentiate
condition or fact of being unequal in age
disparity
consisting of dissimilar elements or parts
heterogeneous
consisting of elements of a similar nature
homogeneous
subtle or slight degree of difference
nuance
equivalent in significance or value
tantamount
independence
autonomy
a ruler having absolute power or authority
despot
characteristic of a social and and economic system of government in Europe
feudal
dominion or control, particularly of one country over another
hegemony
an order of persons or entities classified according to rank
hierarchy
a right or privilege
prerogative
government or any other administration in power
regime
chief of state, usually in a monarchy
sovereign
referring to a government that exercises control over all aspects of life
totalitarian
to seize and retain the rights, power, etc.
usurp
lack of feeling or emotion
apathy
acceptance, as of a proposal
assent
understanding, concerned identification with another's situation
empathy
expressing or arousing pity
pathetic
scientific study of a disease
pathology
a sense of something about to occur
presentiment
arousing great interest or excitement
sensational
ability to feel, sense, or percieve
sensibility
inclined to give advice in a self-righteous way
sententious
thought, view, or attitude based more on feeling than on reason
sentiment
responsible for wrong or error
culpable
to free from charge
exonerate
to obtain by threats or other coercive means
extort
not permitted by custom or law
illicit
incapable of being corrected
incorrigible
an offense of less seriousness than a felony
misdemeanor
to steal
purloin
a tough or rowdy person
ruffian
without scruples or principles
unscrupulous
unpleasant; disgusting
vile
good-humored, playful conversation
banter
a representation, usually pictorial, which exaggerates or distorts the features
caricature
amusingly odd or comical
droll
playfully humorous
facetious
marked by a disrespectful frivolity or indifference
flippant
loud or lively merriment
hilarity
laughable because of an obvious absurdity or ridiculousness
ludicrous
gladness or lightheartedness
mirth
playful or fanciful; imaginatively humorous
whimsical
a witty or clever remark
witticism
unfavorable to one's interest or welfare
adverse
having a strong feeling of dislike or reluctance
averse
to leave one country or region to settle in another
emigrate
in a manner marked by metaphorical language or figures of speech
figuratively
to enter and settle in a country or region
immigrate
having or showing creative or inventive skill
ingenious
showing or having simplicity in a childlike way
ingenuous
according to the actual meaning of a word or phrase
literally
to ill-treat persistently and grievously
persecute
to bring a legal action against in order to convict of a violation of a law
prosecute
strict economy, especially that imposed by force
austerity
to decrease in value
depreciate
the value of a property after subtracting the liabilities that can be claimed against it
equity
avoiding the unnecessary expenditure of money
frugal
lacking money or resources to provide adequately the necessities of life
indigent
very generous in giving
munificent
consisting of or having to do with money
pecuniary
a moderate and brief decline in economic activity
recession
to pay compensation for goods
remunerate
capable of meeting all financial needs
solvent
having or showing skill, cleverness, or resourcefulnes in handling situations
adroit
very sophisticated; worldly
blase
a trite or overused expression or idea
cliche
a body of customers
clientele
a person who organizes, operates, and assumes the risk of a business venture
entrepreneur
something in which a person excels
forte
lacking social experience or grace
gauche
marked by unaffected simplicity
naive
cool, carefree, and casually unconcerned
nonchalant
an appointment or engagement to meet at a fixed place or time
rendezvous
characterized by procrastination
dilatory
lazily slow or relaxed
languid
drowsy or sluggish indifference
lethargy
in a condition of inactivity or rest
quiescent
the act or condition of resting
repose
laziness; indolence
sloth
to walk while asleep
somnambulate
drowsiness; sleepiness
somnolence
causing or tending to cause sleep
soporific
a condition of reduced sensisbility or consciousness
stupor
to make seem greater; exaggerate
aggrandize
condition of exceeding reasonable or proper limits
exorbitance
characterized by pretended or affected grandeur
grandiose
an exaggerated statement often used as a figure of speech
hyperbole
not temperate or moderate
intemperate
to preoccupy the mind excessively
obsess
state of having or displaying great wealth and luxury
opulence
recklessly wasteful or extravagant
profligate
to gratify to excess
satiate
beyond what is required or sufficient
superfluous
a natural attraction; liking
affinity
active hatred
animosity
a strong feeling of dislike
anitpathy
marked by or showing warmth of emotion or desire
ardent
deserving to be regarded with a feeling of dislike
contemptible
to consider or reject as unworthy
disdain
inspired with love
enamored
to destroy the affection of friendliness of
estrange
a definite and habitual liking
penchant
a feeling of strong dislike
repugnance
someone or something that precedes or goes before
antecedent
to follow as a consequence or result
ensue
lasting for a very brief time
ephemeral
about to occur
imminent
a period of time betwen two events
interim
lasting or seeming to last forever
interminable
lasting an indefinitely long time
perennial
acting or done hastily or impulsively
precipitate
provided for the time being; temporary
provisional
looking back on or directed toward the past
retrospective
to surrender under specified conditions
capitulate
to agree to do something one regards as below one's dignity
condescend
courteous respect
deference
to behave in a demeaning or self-abasing manner
grovel
a follower who behaves in the manner of a servant
lackey
to have greater authority
predominate
characteristic of a slave
slavish
the act of bringing under rule or dominion
subjugation
proudly scornful; disdainful
supercilious
one who seeks favor or advancement through flattering important people
sycophant
to decrease the density of
attenuate
so fine or thin in texture as to be transparent
diaphanous
to weigh down; burden
encumber
vanishing or likely to vanish like a vapor
evanescent
a fine film of cobwebs often seen floating in air or caught on objects
gossamer
capable of being felt or touched
palpable
to spread or flow throughout
permeate
easily bent or flexed without breaking
pliant
having great weight
ponderous
resembling glue in consistency and stickiness
viscous