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myriad
an indefinitely great number; countless, innumerable
contagious
easily spread from person to person
epidemic
a sudden, widespread outbreak, usually of an infectious disease; breaking out and spreading quickly
eminent
high in rank or reputation; distinguished; outstanding or noteworthy
intentional
done on purpose; deliberate
probable
likely to be true or to happen
picturesque
suggesting a picture; strikingly vivid; charming or quaint to look at
appalling
causing horror, shock or dismay
romantic
having to do with love or adventure; appealing to the imagination; fanciful and unrealistic; a person who demonstrates these qualities
ruthless
without pity; cruel; hardhearted
erosion
a gradual wearing away (as of the earth's surface); deterioration
parasitic
living at the expense of or taking advantage of others; living on an organism and contributing nothing
hydraulic
moved or operated by compressing water or some other liquid
automaton
a robot; a person acting like a robot
photogenic
having qualities that are attractive or suitable for photographing
aeronautics
the science and practice of aircraft navigation; the engineering of an aircraft
planetarium
a building with a domed ceiling onto which images of celestial bodies are projected
agenda
a list of things to be done; things to be dealt with in a business meeting
antibiotics
infection fighting substances derived from microorganisms
respiration
breathing; a complete breath, including exhaling and inhaling
considerate
thoughtful; kind; taking the needs of others into account
hypothesis
an unproven theory
synthetic
artificial; made by chemical process to imitate a natural product
rebate
a partial refund; to give back part of an original payment
arrogant
to be full of undue self-importance or feelings of superiority
technology
the technical methods of applying scientific and industrial skills to practical uses; applied science
malfunction
to fail to function or act as expected; a failure to work as expected
warranty
a guarantee by the seller that a product will maintain a certain standard or be replaced or repaired
congested
to overcrowd; to clog, as with mucus
commute
to change; to change a penalty to a less severe one; to travel back and forth
articulate
using distinct syllables or words; able to speak clearly; to speak clearly and distinctly; to express in words
distraction
something that diverts or draws attention away; the act of diverting attention; a condition of mental distress
illuminate
to provide with light; to make understandable; to clarify; to decorate a manuscript with colorful designs
inclination
a tendency; a personal preference or liking; a slant or slope
upbraid
to scold or criticize sharply
testify
to bear witness, especially in court; to give evidence
demolish
to tear down; to wreck; to ruin
denial
a statement that something is false; a refusal of a request or a right; a rejection of a belief
category
a division or group in any classification system; a class
detach
to unfasten; to disconnect