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ASSESS
to appraise or evaluate
ASSIDUOUS
sitting at something until it is finished; diligent, persistent
INSIDIOUS
treacherous; more dangerous than evident
PRESIDE
to have authority or control
RESIDUAL
something remaining at the end of a process
SEDATE
serene and dignified; settled, calm
SEDENTARY
marked by much sitting
SUBSIDE
to sink to a lower level; to become less agitated
SUPERSEDE
to take the place of; supplant
CESSATION
the act of stopping or ceasing
CONCEDE
to admit, often unwillingly
EXCEED
to be greater than; to go beyond the limits of
INCESSANTLY
occuring without interruption; continuously
INTERCEDE
to act as mediator in a dispute
PRECEDENT
an occurrence used as an example in dealing with simmilar cases at a later time
RECEDE
to move back or away from
SECEDE
to withdraw formally from membership
SUCCESSION
the act of following in order or sequence
CONDUCIVE
tending to bring abouta specific result
DEDUCTIVE
involving reasoning to draw a conclusion
EDUCATE
to give knowledge
INDUCE
to lead a person by poersuasion to an action or belief
INDUCT
to admit as a member
MISCONDUCT
behavior not conforming to prevailing standards or laws
REDUCTION
lessening something
PRODUCTIVE
producing abundantly; yielding useful results
COLLOQUIUM
an informal meeting to exchange view; an academic seminar
ELOCUTION
the art of public speaking
INTERLOCUTOR
one who participates in a conversation
COLLOQUIAL
informal, conversational language
ELOQUENCE
fluent and persuasive speech
LOQUACIOUS
extremely talkative
SOLILOQUY
speaking alone to oneself; a monologue
SOMNILOQUIST
a sleeptalker
VENTRILOQUIST
a person who speaks so that the sounds seems to come from elsewhere
ADVENT
the arrival of something
CONTRAVENE
to oppose in an argument
CONVENE
to come together
CONVENTIONAL
conforming to established practice; traditional
INCONVENIENCE
something inopportune or ill-timed
INTERVENE
to be in between; to interfere
PROVENANCE
place of origin
SOUVENIR
a token of remembrance; a memento
VENTURE
a dangerous or daring undertaking
VENUE
the location of a gathering
EGREGIOUS
outstandingly bad
EXACERBATE
to increase the severity of; aggravate; worsen
ELUCIDATE
to clarify
ELICIT
to bring out or evoke
ERADICATE
to pull up as if by the roots; to get rid of completely
EXONERATE
to free from blame
EVASION
the act of avoiding through cunning
EXORBITANT
exceeding appropriate limits; immoderate; excessive
EXTOL
to praise lavishly
IGNORANT
without knowledge; unaware or uninformed
IMPARTIAL
not biased
IMPERTURBABLE
unshakably calm
IMPERVIOUS
incapable of being affected
IMPLACABLE
incapable of being appeased
INCONSPICUOUS
not readily noticed or seen
INEFFABLE
incapable of being expressed in words; unutterable
IRRESPONSIBLE
not accountable to a higher authority
PERCEIVE
to become aware through the senses
PERENNIAL
lasting through the year
PERFIDY
deliberate breach of faith
PERMEATE
to flow or spread throughout; diffuse
PERPETRATE
to be guilty of; commit
PERPETUAL
lasting for eternity, never ending
PERSEVERANCE
steadfast adherence to a course of action or belief
PERTINENT
having some connection with the matter at hand
PERVASIVE
prevalent throughout
EXPEDIENT
useful in getting a desired result
EXPEDITE
to speed up the progress of
EXPEDITION
a journey for a definite purpose
IMPEDE
to obstruct or delay the progress of; to hinder
PEDESTRIAN
a person travelling on foot; ordinary, dull
PEDIGREE
a line of ancestors; lineage
QUADRUPED
a four-footed animal
ASSENT
to express agreement; concur
INSENSITIVE
not capable of perceiving with a sense; not responsive to the feelings of others
NONSENSICAL
foolish
RESENTFUL
full of deep hostility due to a real or imagined offense
SENSATIONALISM
use of material to shock, excite, or arouse curiosity
SENSIBILITY
ability to feel sensations; mental or emotional responsiveness towards something
SENSORY
relating to the senses
SENTENTIOUS
concise in expression; succint
SENTIMENTAL
extravagantly emotional; arising from emotion rather than reason