Word Generation Weekly - Series 1

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  1. analyze
    consider in detail in order to discover essential features
  2. factor
    anything that contributes causally to a result
  3. function
    what something is used for
  4. interpret
    make sense of; assign a meaning to
  5. structure
    a complex entity made of many parts
  6. guideline
    a rule that provides direction for appropriate behavior
  7. mature
    characteristic of adulthood
  8. ambiguous
    having more than one possible meaning
  9. due
    that which is deserved or owed
  10. status
    the relative position or standing of things or persons
  11. complexity
    the quality of being intricate and compounded
  12. culture
    all the knowledge and values shared by a society
  13. element
    one of the individual parts making up a composite entity
  14. resourceful
    adroit or imaginative
  15. tradition
    an inherited pattern of thought or action
  16. design
    a preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something
  17. feature
    a prominent attribute or aspect of something
  18. impact
    have an effect upon
  19. potential
    the inherent capacity for coming into being
  20. transfer
    move from one place to another
  21. considerable
    large in number or amount or extent or degree
  22. contribute
  23. demonstrate
    give an exhibition of to an interested audience
  24. sufficient
    of a quantity that can fulfill a need or requirement
  25. valid
    well grounded in logic or truth or having legal force
  26. rely
    have confidence or faith in
  27. react
    show a response to something
  28. alternative
    necessitating a choice between different possibilities
  29. justify
    show to be right by providing proof
  30. proportion
    ratio of the magnitude of a part to that of the whole
  31. access
    the right to make use of or take advantage of something
  32. civil
    of or relating to or befitting citizens as individuals
  33. despite
    contemptuous disregard
  34. integrate
    make into a whole or make part of a whole
  35. promote
    contribute to the progress or growth of
  36. attribute
    explain or regard as resulting from a particular cause
  37. interest
    excite the curiosity of
  38. project
    imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
  39. relocate
    move or establish in a new place
  40. statistics
    a branch of mathematics concerned with quantitative data
  41. adjustment
    the act of making something different
  42. exposure
    presentation to view in an open or public manner
  43. modify
    cause to change; make different
  44. monitor
    keep an eye on; keep under surveillance
  45. transition
    a change from one place or state or subject to another
  46. fundamental
    serving as an essential component
  47. alter
    make a change to
  48. conflict
    a disagreement or argument about something important
  49. substitute
    be a replacement
  50. compound
    a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts
  51. diversity
    noticeable variety
  52. enhance
    make better or more attractive
  53. migration
    the movement of persons from one locality to another
  54. presume
    take to be the case or to be true
  55. reveal
    make visible
  56. acknowledge
    accept to be what is claimed
  57. incidence
    the relative frequency of occurrence of something
  58. incorporate
    include or contain; have as a component
  59. initiative
    readiness to embark on bold new ventures
  60. transport
    move something or somebody around
  61. advocate
    a person who pleads for a person, cause, or idea
  62. contrary
    exact opposition
  63. prohibit
    command against
  64. release
    grant freedom to; free from confinement
  65. reverse
    change to the contrary
  66. intervention
    care provided to improve a situation
  67. phenomenon
    any state or process known through the senses
  68. priority
    status established in order of importance or urgency
  69. suspend
    bar temporarily
  70. transmit
    send from one person or place to another
  71. abandon
    forsake; leave behind
  72. frivolous
    not serious in content or attitude or behavior
  73. contemporary
    characteristic of the present
  74. dramatic
    sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect
  75. exploit
    use or manipulate to one's advantage
  76. accumulation
    several things grouped together or considered as a whole
  77. contradict
    deny the truth of
  78. exhibit
    show; make visible or apparent
  79. inevitable
    incapable of being avoided or prevented
  80. manipulate
    influence or control shrewdly or deviously
  81. isolation
    a state of separation between persons or groups
  82. confinement
    the act of keeping something within specified bounds
  83. system
    a procedure or process for obtaining an objective
  84. mental
    of or relating to the mind
  85. solitary
    single and isolated from others
  86. decade
    a period of 10 years
  87. incompatible
    not in harmonious or agreeable combination
  88. temporarily
    for a limited time only; not permanently
  89. unify
    bring together for a common purpose or action
  90. violation
    an act that disregards an agreement or a right
  91. derogatory
    expressive of low opinion
  92. stereotype
    treat or classify according to a conventional conception
  93. connotation
    the internal content of a term or concept
  94. slur
    a disparaging remark
  95. stigmatize
    condemn or openly brand as disgraceful
  96. convince
    make realize the truth or validity of something
  97. enormous
    extraordinarily large in size or extent or degree
  98. integrity
    moral soundness
  99. persistent
    stubbornly unyielding
  100. reluctant
    unwilling to do something contrary to your custom
  101. compensation
    something given or received as payment or reparation
  102. financial
    involving fiscal matters
  103. fund
    a reserve of money set aside for some purpose
  104. recover
    get or find back
  105. sum
    the whole amount
  106. candidate
    someone who is considered for something
  107. campaign
    a race between candidates for elective office
  108. ethics
    motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
  109. issue
    an important question that is in dispute and must be settled
  110. display
    show; make visible or apparent
  111. accountable
    responsible for one's actions
  112. inappropriate
    not suitable for a particular occasion or use
  113. constant
    uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing
  114. disseminate
    cause to become widely known
  115. legal
    established by or founded upon law or official rules
  116. assault
    attack someone physically or emotionally
  117. abuse
    treat badly
  118. trigger
    put in motion or move to act
  119. distort
    make false by mutilation or addition
  120. physical
    involving the body as distinguished from the mind or spirit

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