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congregate (verb)

kong'gri-gat`
def. to meet; to assemble

All the people in the village congregate to watch the house burn.
contemporary (noun,adjective)

k n-tem'p -rer`e
def.1.n.a person living during the same time period as another person 2.adj.existing at the same time 3.adj.current; modern

John was a contemporary of mine at my old job; we both worked there in the 1980s.
bravado (noun)

br -va'do
def. false bravery; showy display of courage

He is full of bravado about how he will take the exam without studying.
coherent (adjective)

ko-hir' nt
def. logical; consistent; clearly reasoned

After he proved the hardest problem, we accepted him as a coherent guy.
gregarious (adjective)

gri-gar'e- s
def. sociable; fond of company

He is a very gregarious man who enjoys company.
disreputable (adjective)

dis-rep'y -t -b l
def. not respectable; having a bad reputation

He was known as a disreputable man after he cheated on his friends.
cliche (noun)

kle-sha'
def. an overused, trite expression

Her report is full of cliches, and contains no useful ideas.
collaborate (verb)

k -lab' -rat`
def. to work together

Both their name was on the book, because they collaborate to finish the book.
segregate (verb)

seg'ri-gat`
def. to seperate

I segregated the older children from the babies.
syndrome (noun)

sin'drom`
def. a group of symptoms that indicates a disease or disorder

The spots on his arms are part of a syndrome of that virus.
nadir (noun)

na'd r
def. the lowest point

The day his wife died was the nadir of his life.
communal (adjective)

k -myoo'n l
def. referring to a community or to joint ownership

Parks are communal property for all the people to enjoy.
charisma (noun)

k -riz'm
def. quality of leadership that attracts other people

Because of his charisma, that popular movie star has so many fans.
discord (noun)

dis'kord`
def. strife; lack of agreement

Because of the discord between members, the imortant meeting was canceled.
intersperse (verb)

in`t r-spurs'
def. to scatter here and there; to distribute among other things

A few apartment buildings were interspersed among the house.
compatible (adjective)

k m-pat' -b l
def. harmonious; living in harmony

That husband and wife are very compatible, so they never get divorced.
cuisine (noun)

kwi-zen'
def. style of food or cooking

After he went to that restaurant, he likes French cuisine.
disparity (noun)

di-spar'i-te
def. inequality; difference

Even though he is a chief of our group, we don't listen to him because there is a disparity between what he says and what he does.

sparse (adjective)

spars
def. thinly scattered or distributed; meager

During the winter, food for bird is often sparse.
concur (verb)

k n-kur'
def. to agree

Two doctors concurred that the man needs a heart operation.
zenith (noun)

ze'nith
def. the highest point

THe sun is at its zenith around noontime.
synthesis (noun)

sin'thi-sis
def. something made from combined parts; the making of something by combining parts

First, he finished his study as a part, and he combined those to make a synthesis.
disperse (verb)

di-spurs'
def. to scatter; to distribute widely

The federal government disperses funds to the states. The crowd dispersed after the demonstration.
synopsis (noun)

si-nop'sis
def. a short summary

I had no time to read that report, so I read a synopsis of it.