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Sublime
Characterized by nobility; majestic
suceed
1. v. to accomplish
2. to come after and take the place of
subconscious
1. adj. not wholly conscious; partially or imperfectly conscious
2. n. the part of the mind below the conscious level
subjective
1. adj. taking place in a person's mind rather than the external world
2. particular to a given person; personal
sublimate
1. chem. to cause a solid or gas to change state without becoming a liquid;
2. v. to modify the natural expression of a primitive, insinctual impulse in a socially acceptable manner
subside
1. to sink to a normal level or the bottom, as in a sediment;
2. to become less agitated or active; decrease
subterfuge
n. a deceptive strategem or device
succumb
1. to submit to an overpowering forces
2. to die (middle English)
subvert
1. to destroy completely; ruin;
2. to undermine the character or morals of another; to corrupt
subservient
adj., excessively willing to yield; submissive
contort
to twist out or bend out of shape
(con) (with)
distort
1. to change something to make it false
2.to twist something out of its natural shape. (dis) (apart)
retort
a quick witty sometimes bitting reply
(re) (back again)
tortuous
1. having many twists and turns
2. deceitfully roundabout;tricky
nasturtium
1.any of various new world plant parts of the genus tropaeolum
2. a brilliant orange-yellow
(nasus) (nose)
extort
to obtain from another by coercion or intimidation.
(ex) (out of)
torque
1. a collar, necklace, or armband bade of twisted metal.
tort
damage, injury, or a wrongful act done willfully, negligently, or in circumstances involving strict liablility, but not involving breach of contact, for which a civil suit can be brought.
truss
1. a supportive device
2. a rigid framework
3. to tie up or bind tightly
adversity
hardship; misfortune
avert
to turn away (ones eyes)
introvert
a person whose thoughts and interests are directed inward.
perverse
1.stubbornly doing other than what is reasonable or required.
2. obstinately persisting in an error or faault; wrongly self willed, or stubborn
prose
1.ordinary speech or writing without rhyme or meter.
prosaic
1. commonplace or dull; matter-of-fact or unimaginative: a prosaic mind.
2. of or having the character or form of prose rather than poetry.
invert
1. to turn upside down.
2. to reverse in position, order, direction, or relationship.
versatile
1. capable of doing many things competently
2. having varied uses or serving many functions
version
1.a description or account from one point of view, especially as opposed to another.
2. a translation from another language
vice versa
With the order or meaning reversed; converselyWith the order or meaning reversed; conversely
extroversion
1. Interest in or behavior directed toward others or one's environment rather than oneself.
2. A turning inside out, as of an organ or part.
vertigo
1. a. The sensation of dizziness.
b.An instance of such a sensation.
2.A confused, disoriented state of mind.
vortex
1. A spiral motion of fluid within a limited area, especially a whirling mass of water or air that sucks everything near it toward its center.
2. A place or situation regarded as drawing into its center all that surrounds it