Word Generation Weekly - Series 2

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definitions & notes only words
  1. standardized
    brought into conformity with a standard
  2. assess
    estimate the nature, quality, ability or significance of
  3. criterion
    the ideal in terms of which something can be judged
  4. correspond
    be compatible, similar, or consistent
  5. formulate
    come up with after a mental effort
  6. affirmative
    giving assent
  7. discrimination
    unfair treatment of a person or group based on prejudice
  8. aspect
    a characteristic to be considered
  9. retain
    secure and keep for possible future use or application
  10. relevant
    having a bearing on or connection with the subject at issue
  11. capacity
    capability to perform or produce
  12. distribute
    give to several people
  13. method
    a way of doing something, especially a systematic way
  14. morality
    motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
  15. abstain
    refrain from doing, consuming, or partaking in something
  16. guarantee
    promise to do or accomplish
  17. contrast
    the act of distinguishing by comparing differences
  18. parallel
    duplicate, correspond to, or match
  19. industry
    the action of making of goods and services for sale
  20. logical
    capable of thinking in a clear and consistent manner
  21. implement
    pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue
  22. motivate
    give an incentive for action
  23. undertake
    accept as a challenge
  24. incentive
    a positive motivational influence
  25. enable
    provide the means to perform some task
  26. inequity
    injustice by virtue of not conforming with standards
  27. resource
    aid or support that may be drawn upon when needed
  28. adequate
    sufficient for the purpose
  29. illustrate
    depict with a visual representation
  30. disproportionate
    out of proper balance
  31. embryo
    an animal organism in the early stages of growth
  32. paralyzed
    affected with paralysis
  33. theory
    a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the world
  34. investigate
    conduct an inquiry of
  35. obtain
    come into possession of
  36. obesity
    the condition of being excessively overweight
  37. primary
    most important
  38. emphasize
    stress or single out as important
  39. restrict
    limit access to
  40. multidimensional
    having or involving or marked by several aspects
  41. generate
    produce, as energy
  42. derive
    come from
  43. advantage
    the quality of having a superior or more favorable position
  44. consume
    use up, as resources or materials
  45. contaminate
    make impure
  46. recite
    repeat aloud from memory
  47. allegiance
    the act of binding yourself to a course of action
  48. signify
    convey or express a meaning
  49. principle
    a basic generalization that is accepted as true
  50. conclusion
    a position or opinion reached after consideration
  51. specify
    define clearly
  52. establish
    institute or enact
  53. cohesive
    well integrated
  54. constrain
    hold back
  55. xenophobia
    a fear of foreigners or strangers
  56. amend
    make revisions to
  57. equity
    conformity with rules or standards
  58. constitute
    form or compose
  59. resolve
    find a solution or answer
  60. legislate
    make laws or bills
  61. prevention
    the act of hindering
  62. critical
    marked by a tendency to find and call attention to flaws
  63. pursue
    follow in an effort to capture
  64. alter
    cause to change; make different
  65. approach
    ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem
  66. economic
    of or relating to production and management of wealth
  67. multicultural
    relating to or including diverse nationalities or customs
  68. attribute
    a quality belonging to or characteristic of an entity
  69. facilitate
    make easier
  70. distinct
    not alike; different in nature or quality
  71. conserve
    keep in safety and protect from harm, loss, or destruction
  72. renewable
    capable of being replaced
  73. invest
    lay out money or resources in an enterprise
  74. proceed
    move ahead; travel onward in time or space
  75. maximize
    make as big or large as possible
  76. rating
    standing or position on a scale
  77. ban
    forbid the public distribution of
  78. interact
    do something together or with others
  79. occur
    come to pass
  80. complex
    complicated in structure
  81. design
    a preliminary sketch indicating the plan for something
  82. creationism
    the literal belief in the account of Creation given in the Book of Genesis
  83. concept
    an abstract or general idea inferred from specific instances
  84. evolve
    undergo development
  85. perspective
    appearance as determined by distance from the viewer
  86. disclaimer
    denial of any connection with or knowledge of
  87. prescription
    written instructions from a doctor to a druggist
  88. potential
    the inherent capacity for coming into being
  89. assume
    take to be the case or to be true
  90. rely
    have confidence or faith in
  91. civic
    of or relating to or befitting citizens as individuals
  92. apathy
    the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things
  93. enforce
    ensure observance of laws and rules
  94. decline
    a gradual decrease
  95. evidently
  96. amnesty
    the formal act of liberating someone
  97. undocumented
    lacking necessary documents
  98. orient
    adjust to a specific need or market
  99. exclude
    prevent from being included or considered or accepted
  100. compound
    put or add together
  101. privacy
    the quality of being secluded from the presence of others
  102. invasion
    any entry into an area not previously occupied
  103. consist
    be composed of
  104. secure
    free from danger or risk
  105. corporal
    affecting the body as opposed to the mind or spirit
  106. prerequisite
    something that is needed or obligatory in advance
  107. eligible
    qualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen
  108. maintain
    keep in a certain state, position, or activity
  109. affect
    have an influence upon
  110. previous
    just preceding something else in time or order
  111. resume
    a summary of your academic and work history
  112. responsibility
    the social force that binds you to a course of action
  113. acquire
    gain through experience
  114. perceive
    become aware of through the senses
  115. sustain
    lengthen or extend in duration or space
  116. tracking
    the pursuit by following tracks or marks they left behind
  117. aptitude
    inherent ability
  118. policy
    a plan of action adopted by an individual or social group
  119. component
    one of the individual parts making up a larger entity
  120. involve
    occupy or engage the interest of

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