Word Generation Weekly - Series 3

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  1. debate
    a discussion with reasons for and against some proposal
  2. controversy
    a dispute where there is strong disagreement
  3. perspective
    appearance as determined by distance from the viewer
  4. justify
    show to be right by providing proof
  5. bias
    a partiality preventing objective consideration of an issue
  6. cite
    refer to for illustration or proof
  7. research
    systematic investigation to establish facts
  8. data
    a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn
  9. phase
    arrange in stages
  10. strategy
    an elaborate and systematic plan of action
  11. extend
    stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope
  12. radical
    far beyond the norm
  13. crucial
    of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis
  14. attain
    gain with effort
  15. initiative
    the first of a series of actions
  16. adopt
    take up and practice as one's own
  17. ensure
    make certain of
  18. tension
    a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense
  19. consent
    give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to
  20. duration
    the period of time during which something continues
  21. wiretap
    tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information
  22. patriot
    one who loves and defends his or her country
  23. eliminate
    end, take out, or do away with
  24. suspicious
    openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
  25. source
    a document from which information is obtained
  26. displace
    cause to move, usually with force or pressure
  27. regime
    the governing authority of a political unit
  28. diminish
    decrease in size, extent, or range
  29. stable
    resistant to change of position or condition
  30. estimate
    an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth
  31. voluntary
    of your own free will or design
  32. literacy
    the ability to read and write
  33. impose
    compel to behave in a certain way
  34. allocate
    distribute according to a plan or set apart for a purpose
  35. rigid
    fixed and unmoving
  36. range
    a variety of different things or activities
  37. regulate
    bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage
  38. circumstances
    one's overall condition in life
  39. conception
    the event that occurred at the beginning of something
  40. genetic
    relating to the study of heredity and variation in organisms
  41. consequence
    the outcome of an event
  42. undernourished
    not getting adequate food
  43. extract
    remove, usually with some force or effort
  44. modify
    cause to change; make different
  45. DNA
    a long linear polymer found in the nucleus of a cell
  46. export
    a commodity sold to a foreign country
  47. symbolic
    serving as a visible sign for something abstract
  48. domestic
    produced in a particular country
  49. integrate
    make into a whole or make part of a whole
  50. efficient
    being effective without wasting time, effort, or expense
  51. capable
    having ability
  52. ongoing
    currently happening
  53. compatible
    able to exist and perform in harmonious combination
  54. notion
    a general inclusive concept
  55. gender
    the biological or cultural traits associated with one sex
  56. comprise
    form or compose
  57. adapt
    make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose
  58. conduct
    behave in a certain manner
  59. paradigm
    a standard or typical example
  60. vocational
    of or relating to an occupation
  61. inherently
    in an essential manner
  62. exceed
    be greater in scope or size than some standard
  63. equivalent
    being essentially equal to something
  64. focus
    the concentration of attention or energy on something
  65. emerge
    come out into view, as from concealment
  66. exploit
    use or manipulate to one's advantage
  67. furthermore
    in addition
  68. confront
    be face to face with
  69. interfere
    get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action
  70. pose
    pretend to be someone you are not
  71. contact
    be in or establish communication with
  72. prime
    first in rank or degree
  73. minimum
    the smallest possible quantity
  74. monitor
    keep an eye on; keep under surveillance
  75. revenue
    the entire amount of income before any deductions are made
  76. institute
    set up or lay the groundwork for
  77. incident
    a single distinct event
  78. escort
    accompany
  79. invoke
    summon into action or bring into existence
  80. distribution
    the act of spreading or apportioning
  81. outweigh
    be more important or signficant than
  82. anecdotal
    based on stories rather than data or scientific observation
  83. front
    the outward appearance of a person
  84. sought
    that is looked for
  85. intrinsic
    belonging to a thing by its very nature
  86. commodity
    articles of commerce
  87. practitioner
    someone who carries out a learned profession
  88. evaluate
    form a critical opinion of
  89. infer
    conclude by reasoning
  90. conceive
    have the idea for
  91. unethical
    not conforming to approved standards of social behavior
  92. benefit
    be advantageous for
  93. detect
    discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
  94. rationalize
    defend, explain, or make excuses for by reasoning
  95. scheme
    an elaborate and systematic plan of action
  96. subsequently
    happening at a time later than another time
  97. dominant
    most frequent or common
  98. import
    bring in from abroad
  99. commission
    place an order for
  100. yield
    give or supply
  101. participate
    be involved in
  102. superior
    of high quality or performance
  103. resilient
    recovering readily from adversity, depression, or the like
  104. consensus
    agreement in the judgment reached by a group as a whole
  105. undergo
    pass through
  106. empower
    give qualities or abilities to
  107. deny
    declare untrue; contradict
  108. implication
    a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred
  109. role
    the actions and activities assigned to a person or group
  110. anonymous
    having no known name or identity or known source
  111. underlying
    in the nature of something though not readily apparent
  112. capacity
    capability to perform or produce
  113. adequately
    in a sufficient manner
  114. harassment
    the act of tormenting by persistent attacks and criticism
  115. disperse
    to cause to separate and go in different directions
  116. catalyze
    change by catalysis or cause to catalyze
  117. segregation
    the act of keeping apart
  118. reform
    improve by alteration or correction of errors or defects
  119. injustice
    the practice of being unjust or unfair

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