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  1. equivalent word two words that can be interchanged in a context are said to be synonymous relative to that context
  2. equivalent being essentially comparable to something
  3. equivalent weight the atomic weight of an element that has the same combining capacity as a given weight of another element; the standard is 8 for oxygen
  4. benevolent showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding
  5. ambivalent uncertain or unable to decide about what course to follow
  6. equivalence essential comparability and interchangeability
  7. controversial marked by or capable of causing disagreement
  8. diversity noticeable variety
  9. iontophoresis therapy that uses a local electric current to introduce the ions of a medicine into the tissues
  10. adversity a state of misfortune or affliction
  11. Giovanni da Verrazano Florentine navigator who explored the eastern coast of North America (circa 1485-1528)
  12. controversy a dispute where there is strong disagreement
  13. Gianni Versace Italian fashion designer (1946-1997)
  14. adverse in an opposing direction
  15. Abutilon theophrasti tall annual herb or subshrub of tropical Asia having velvety leaves and yellow flowers and yielding a strong fiber; naturalized in southeastern Europe and United States
  16. blank verse unrhymed poetry, usually in iambic pentameter
  17. ambivalence mixed feelings or emotions
  18. antiphrasis the use of a word in a sense opposite to its normal sense
  19. indifferent marked by a lack of interest
  20. ground forces a permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state