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A person’s social setting or environment.
(Adj) -Impartial and free from prejudice. -Straightforward, open and sincere. (N) A spontaneous or unposed photograph.
intended to attract notice. of ostentation.
Impulsive and unpredictable; determined by chance, impulse, or whim
Pompous or overly wordy. High-sounding but with little meaning.
Talkative or chatty, especially of persons given to excess conversation.
not showing, and not affected by emotion, bias, or prejudice
-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
A deceptive tactic designed to gain the upper hand. Typically, involves underhanded dealings and obfuscation.
(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.
Fighting or quarreling among the members of a single group or side.
(Adj)lessened, reduced, diminished (V) Simple past tense and past participle of mitigate.
Excessive patriotism or aggressive nationalism especially with regards to foreign policy. A jingoistic attitude, comment, etc.
(Adj)Of ideas or attitudes, inflexible, old-fashioned. (V)Simple past tense and past participle of ossify.
the formation of, or the conversion of something into, a bureaucracy
(Adj)-politically aware or active -given political characteristics or overtones (V) Simple past tense and past participle of politicize
-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.
(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.
Pertaining to or characterized by a metaphor; figurative; symbolic.
A relationship of resemblance or equivalence between two situations, people, or objects, especially when used as a basis for explanation or extrapolation.
The ability to solve difficult problems, often in original and creative ways
(V)Simple past tense and past participle of dog. (Adj)Stubbornly persevering, steadfast.
(V)Simple past tense and past participle of calculate. (Adj)Produced by calculation
Representation of a concept through symbols or underlying meanings of objects or qualities.
-Simultaneously experiencing or expressing opposing or contradictory feelings, beliefs, or motivations. -Alternately having one opinion or feeling, and then the opposite.
A natural part or consequence of something.
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.
A short account of an incident, often humorous. A previously untold secret account of an incident.
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.
(N) A brief interval of rest or relief. A reprieve, especially from a sentence of death. (V) To delay or postpone.
-Anything that may have an impact or influence on a system -Something external that elicits or influences a physiological or psychological activity or response.
-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
-Proclamation; announcement; a publishing. -The act of denouncing; public menace or accusation; the act of inveighing against, stigmatizing, or publicly arraigning; arraignment.
-a fine thread or wire -such a wire, heated to glowing, in an incandescent light bulb or a thermionic valve
-Emerging; just coming into existence. -Of the state of an element at the time it is generated from some compound.
-Able to live on its own (as for a -Able to be done, possible.newborn.)
(Adj) -Tending to prohibit, preclude, or disallow. -Costly to the extreme; beyond budget. (N) negative imperative
(Adj) -Having hidden meaning. -Mystified or of an obscure nature. (N)A cryptic crossword.
Arrogantly superior; showing contemptuous indifference; haughty.
Naturally aggressive or hostile; combative; belligerent.
-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
-An attack on somebody's reputation or good name, often in the phrase to cast aspersions upon…. -A sprinkling of holy water.
-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
(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
-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
The use of machinery to replace human or animal labour, especially in agriculture and industry.
(Adj) -Not conforming to the normal type. -Unusual or irregular. (N)An atypical antipsychotic.
-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.
-The coexistence of opposing attitudes or feelings (such as love and hate) towards a person, object or idea. -A state of uncertainty or indecisiveness.
A scientist who studies insects
(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.
Weakened or worn out from age or wear
-Sourness and harshness to the taste. -Severity of manners or life; extreme rigor or strictness; harsh discipline.