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status quo

status-kwo'
the existing condition; present state of things

After,2000,precidencial election, a lot of americans believe time has come to change the status quo.
dejected

di-jek' tid
depressed; downcast
David was dejected;after the death of his mother.
stature

stach' er
level of achievementand honor

Nelson Mandela has a great stature of leader ship.
abduction

ab-duk' shan
kidnapping
The abduction of the tourists, made kashmir a risky placeto travel.
abstain

ab-stan'
not to do some thing by choise

the prisoners abstained from drinking liqour while they were in their prison cells.
tenable

ten'-abal
capable of being defended;
logical
scientists believe human cloning is a tenable idea.
deduction


di-duk'-shan
some thing subtracted from total.
since there was deduction for disabled people. the blind- man paid half of the bus fare.
eject

i-jeckt
to force to leave; to expel

The machine was ejectingt the product very fast.
jettison

jet-ison
to throw out forcefully;to trow over board

we jettisoned the waterbags from the boat.
conducive

kun-doo'siv
contributing to;leading to
Procrastination is condusive to failur.
staunch

stonch
faithful; firmly supporting

My staunch wife made possible the payments of all credit card bills.

tenacious

te-na' shoos
firmly holding;gripping; retaining

A tenacious customers where waiting outside the shop for more than 8 hours untill they bought the new video games.