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aberrant
atypical
affirmative
positive, supporting action
aggregation
combine
akin
similar, related
akin
similar
altruism
selflessness
ameliorate
to make more tolerable
amicable
friendly, peaceable
analogous
similar
ancillary
supplementary, auxiliary
aphorism
a concise statement of a principle
apropos
relevant
arable
fit for or used for the growing of crops
arbitrage
purchase and sale of securities in order to profit from price discrepancies
arcane
secret, obscure
aseptic
lacking emotion or warmth
assiduity
persistent personal attention.
assuage
ease, quench
attrition
reduction in numbers by resignation, retirement, or death
audacious
bold, risky
averse
having a feeling of distaste
axiom
statement accepted as true
baroque
complex, extravagant
beset
troubled
bias
preference
boon
benefit or favor
brevity
briefness
camp
deliberately outrageous
capricious
impulsive, unpredictable
cede
yield, transfer
cessation
a stop
circadian
relating to a 24 hour cycle
cognitive
based on knowledge or thought
colloquial
informal
compensable
can be compensated
complacent
satisfied
concord
state of agreement
confabulate
to discuss something
confer
to give
conjecture
a guess
connotation
a defined characteristic; an implied meaning
conspecific
of the same species
conspicuous
easily visible
consternation
amazement leading to confusion
constituencies
the people involved in or served by an organization
contiguity
closeness or contact
contingency
something that may happen
couched
to phrase in a certain way
crux
crutial point
culpable
blameworthy
dearth
an inadequate supply
decree
order usually having the force of law
deference
respect and esteem due a superior
delineate
to describe in detail
derogate
to cause to seem inferior
dichotomy
separation into mutually exclusive or contradictory groups
dilettanti
an admirer or lover of the arts
disaggregation
separate
disambiguate
to establish a single semantic or grammatical interpretation for
disparate
fundamentally different elements
disparate
different, distinct
dispel
to rid mind of something
disproportionate
being out of proportion
divestitures
government disposal of interests
divination
seeking knowledge by supernatural means
dualism
idea that people are both spritual and physical
duffer
an incompetant person
dysentery
a disease characterized by severe diarrhea with passage of mucus and blood
efface
rub out, wear away
efficacy
effectiveness
egalitarianism
believing in equality
egregious
flagrant
elicit
to provoke a reaction; to draw out something
emanate
to come out of; to send out
endemic
native to a particular people, country, environment
engender
create
entitative
considered as pure entity; abstracted from all circumstances
enumerate
count, list
envisage
to view in a certain way
epigone
inferior imitator
epitome
typical example
esoteric
private, confidential
esoteric
intended for only a few; secret
excitation
being excited
exogenous
caused by factors outside the system
expatriate
to renounce allegiance to one's native country
expropriate
to deprive of possession
extol
to priase something
extrapolate
infer, estimate a value
facially
concerned with appearance
facile
easy
fiduciary
held in trust or confidence
flagrant
offensive
fortuitous
lucky
frenetic
frantic
frittered
to waste bit by bit
gambit
a remark intended to start a conversation
gauche
socially awkward
gleaned
find out
goaded
persuade, urge
heterogeneous
dissimilar or diverse
holistic
concerned with wholes
homogeneous
similar
immutable
not capable of change
impetus
force, stimulus
impinge
to have an effect
impunity
exemption from punishment or loss
incredulous
skeptical
indifferent
neutral
indolent
lazy
inept
unfit, incompetent
inexorable
relentless
inference
conclusion; reasoning process; implication
infirmities
failures
inroads
advance, penetration
intimated
hinted
intrinsic
basic and essential, of itself
inveterate
habitual
invigilate
to proctor
juxtaposition
put side-by-side
kibitz
to offer an opinion
knell
indication of failure
latent
hidden, dormant
laudable
worthy of praise
lauded
praised
laureate
recipient of honor
loath
reluctant
microcosm
small version of something larger
milieu
environment
minutia
minor details
monotony
tedious lack of variety
moribund
the state of dying or inactivity
myopic
lacking in foresight
nebulous
indistinct, vague, unclear
neologism
coined, new expression
novel
refreshingly new
onerous
troublesome, burdensome
ostensibly
seeming to be true but open to doubt
overarching
including everything
palatial
luxurious
panacea
cure-all
panoptic
comprehensive view
panoptic
all-encompasing
paradigm
an example that serves as a model
paradox
something that is seemingly contradictory
pare
to trim excess
perquisites
a priviledge in addition to salary
pique
to arouse interest
poignant
touching, cutting
postulate
to assume; to claim something
precede
to go before something
precipitously
hastily
prima facie
legally sufficient to establish a fact
prodigious
sizable, ominous
profound
having intellectual depth and insight
prolific
highly productive
prosaic
unimaginative
prudent
having good sense
pundit
somebody who expresses and opinion
putative
commonly accepted
quasi
having some resemblance
quell
to put a stop to
quixotic
imaginary
redress
remedy
relegate
assign; deligate
remuneration
pay rate
repertoire
range of resources that somebody has
replete
full
reputed
generally believed
rescind
to take back
revelatory
revealing
rubric
an authoritative rule; set of printed rules
salience
prominence, being important
salient
noticible, relevant
salutary
beneficial; advantageous
sated
appeased by indulgence
shoals
underwater sandbank, shallow water
sinecure
paid job requiring little work
societal
relating to society
spate
sudden strong outburst
staunch
faithful, sound, strongly built
stratagem
trick in warfare
superfluous
exceeding what is sufficient or necessary
surly
menacing, threatening
tacit
implied
tantamount
equivalent
taxonomy
classification
tenure
term of holding something
throng
crowd
tout
to offer something; to priase something
travail
hard work
ubiquitous
widespread
ulterior
underlying
underpin
to support
unfettered
liberated
vehement
with conviction
vehemently
ferociously, passionately
venerable
worthy of respect
verocity
truthfulness
vicarious
experienced through another by imagining
vista
scenic view; mental picture
voluminous
large capacity
wane
dwindle
watershed
turning point
white elephant
a possession that is costly to maintain
writ
written order or document
digression
departure from topic
espouse
to adopt a belief; to marry
malarkey
nonsense, rubbish, insincere talk
onerous
difficult
nomenclature
name system
vignette
short essay
seminal
influential and original