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milieu: A person’s social setting or environment.

candid: (Adj) -Impartial and free from prejudice. -Straightforward, open and sincere. (N) A spontaneous or unposed photograph.

ostentatious: intended to attract notice. of ostentation.

capricious: Impulsive and unpredictable; determined by chance, impulse, or whim

bombastic: Pompous or overly wordy. High-sounding but with little meaning.

loquacious: Talkative or chatty, especially of persons given to excess conversation.

dispassionate: not showing, and not affected by emotion, bias, or prejudice

visceral: -Of or related to the viscera—internal organs of the body; splanchnic. -Having to do with the response of the body as opposed to the intellect, as in the distinction between feeling and thinking. Often described as intuition; cf. gut feeling, gut reacti

stratagem: A deceptive tactic designed to gain the upper hand. Typically, involves underhanded dealings and obfuscation.

streamlined: (Adj)-Designed to offer little resistance to the flow of fluid, especially by having sleek, graceful lines. -Having been made more simple and straight forward. (V) Simple past tense and past participle of streamline.

infighting: Fighting or quarreling among the members of a single group or side.

mitigated: (Adj)lessened, reduced, diminished (V) Simple past tense and past participle of mitigate.

jingoism: Excessive patriotism or aggressive nationalism especially with regards to foreign policy. A jingoistic attitude, comment, etc.

ossified: (Adj)Of ideas or attitudes, inflexible, old-fashioned. (V)Simple past tense and past participle of ossify.

bureaucratization: the formation of, or the conversion of something into, a bureaucracy

politicized: (Adj)-politically aware or active -given political characteristics or overtones (V) Simple past tense and past participle of politicize

innovation: -The act of innovating; the introduction of something new, in customs, rites, etc. -A change effected by innovating; a change in customs; something new, and contrary to established customs, manners, or rites.

gossamer: (N)A fine film or strand as of cobwebs, floating in the air or caught on bushes etc. (Adj)Tenuous, light, filmy or delicate. A soft, sheer fabric.

metaphorical: Pertaining to or characterized by a metaphor; figurative; symbolic.

analogy: A relationship of resemblance or equivalence between two situations, people, or objects, especially when used as a basis for explanation or extrapolation.

ingenuity: The ability to solve difficult problems, often in original and creative ways

dogged: (V)Simple past tense and past participle of dog. (Adj)Stubbornly persevering, steadfast.

calculated: (V)Simple past tense and past participle of calculate. (Adj)Produced by calculation

symbolism: Representation of a concept through symbols or underlying meanings of objects or qualities.

ambivalent: -Simultaneously experiencing or expressing opposing or contradictory feelings, beliefs, or motivations. -Alternately having one opinion or feeling, and then the opposite.

inherent: A natural part or consequence of something.

cliché: Something, most often a phrase or expression, that is overused or used outside its original context, so that its original impact and meaning are lost. A trite saying; a platitude.

anecdote: A short account of an incident, often humorous. A previously untold secret account of an incident.

dictum: An authoritative statement; a dogmatic saying; a maxim, an apothegm. A judicial opinion expressed by judges on points that do not necessarily arise in the case, and are not involved in it.

respite: (N) A brief interval of rest or relief. A reprieve, especially from a sentence of death. (V) To delay or postpone.

stimulus: -Anything that may have an impact or influence on a system -Something external that elicits or influences a physiological or psychological activity or response.

equivocate: -To use words of equivocal or doubtful signification; to express one's opinions in terms which admit of different senses, with intent to deceive; to use ambiguous expressions with a view to mislead; as, to equivocate is the work of duplicity. -To render e

denunciation: -Proclamation; announcement; a publishing. -The act of denouncing; public menace or accusation; the act of inveighing against, stigmatizing, or publicly arraigning; arraignment.

filament: -a fine thread or wire -such a wire, heated to glowing, in an incandescent light bulb or a thermionic valve

nascent: -Emerging; just coming into existence. -Of the state of an element at the time it is generated from some compound.

viable: -Able to live on its own (as for a -Able to be done, possible.newborn.)

prohibitive: (Adj) -Tending to prohibit, preclude, or disallow. -Costly to the extreme; beyond budget. (N) negative imperative

cryptic: (Adj) -Having hidden meaning. -Mystified or of an obscure nature. (N)A cryptic crossword.

supercilious: Arrogantly superior; showing contemptuous indifference; haughty.

pugnacious: Naturally aggressive or hostile; combative; belligerent.

perfidy: -A state of act of violating faith or allegiance; violation of a promise or vow, or of trust reposed; faithlessness; treachery. -Specifically, in warfare, an illegitimate act of deception, such as using symbols like the Red Cross or white flag to gain pro

aspersion: -An attack on somebody's reputation or good name, often in the phrase to cast aspersions upon…. -A sprinkling of holy water.

tenacity: -The quality or state of being tenacious; as, tenacity, or retentiveness, of memory; tenacity, or persistency, of purpose. -The quality of bodies which keeps them from parting without considerable force; cohesiveness; the effect of attraction; – as dist

pastoral: (Adj) -Of or pertaining to shepherds; hence, relating to rural life and scenes; as, a pastoral life. -Relating to the care of souls, or to the pastor of a church; as, pastoral duties; a pastoral letter (N) -A poem describing the life and manners of shephe

urbanization: -the process of the formation and growth of cities -the change in a country or region when its population migrates from rural to urban areas

mechanization: The use of machinery to replace human or animal labour, especially in agriculture and industry.

atypical: (Adj) -Not conforming to the normal type. -Unusual or irregular. (N)An atypical antipsychotic.

equilibrium: -The condition of a system in which competing influences are balanced, resulting in no net change. -The state of a body at rest or in uniform motion in which the resultant of all forces on it is zero.

ambivalence: -The coexistence of opposing attitudes or feelings (such as love and hate) towards a person, object or idea. -A state of uncertainty or indecisiveness.

entomologist: A scientist who studies insects

derelict: (Adj)-Abandoned, forsaken; (of ship) abandoned at sea; dilapidated, neglected. -Negligent in performing a duty. (N)-Abandoned property; a ship abandoned at sea. -An abandoned or forsaken person; an outcast.

decrepit: Weakened or worn out from age or wear

austerity: -Sourness and harshness to the taste. -Severity of manners or life; extreme rigor or strictness; harsh discipline.

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