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  1. exhibition
    the act of displaying or demonstrating
  2. producer
    someone who manufactures something
  3. regional
    characteristic of a particular area
  4. immediate
    directly before or after as in a chain of cause and effect
  5. incident
    a single distinct event
  6. childhood
    the state of a child between infancy and adolescence
  7. draft
    a current of air
  8. slip
    move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner
  9. accompany
    go or travel along with
  10. politician
    a leader engaged in civil administration
  11. angry
    feeling or showing extreme displeasure or hostility
  12. knock
    deliver a sharp blow or push :"He knocked the glass clear across the room"
  13. seed
    a mature fertilized plant ovule consisting of an embryo and its food source and having a protective coat or testa
  14. salary
    fixed payment for services
  15. illustrate
    depict with a visual representation
  16. imply
    express or state indirectly
  17. breakfast
    the first meal of the day (usually in the morning)
  18. temporary
    not permanent; not lasting
  19. liberal
    showing or characterized by broad-mindedness
  20. lake
    a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land
  21. qualify
    prove capable or fit; meet requirements
  22. competitive
    involving rivalry over something
  23. true
    consistent with fact or reality; not false
  24. hi
    an expression of greeting
  25. yellow
    yellow color or pigment
  26. habit
    an established custom
  27. disk
    something with a round shape resembling a flat circular plate
  28. core
    the center of an object
  29. emotional
    of or pertaining to feelings
  30. aircraft
    a vehicle that can fly
  31. self
    your consciousness of your own identity
  32. metal
    a chemical element or alloy that is usually a shiny solid
  33. existence
    the state or fact of being
  34. bone
    rigid tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
  35. panel
    sheet that forms a distinct section of something
  36. prime
    of or relating to the first or originating agent
  37. appointment
    a meeting arranged in advance
  38. emphasize
    stress or single out as important
  39. maximum
    the greatest or most complete or best possible
  40. effectively
    in a manner producing an intended result
  41. elsewhere
    in or to another place
  42. bother
    disturb, especially by minor irritations
  43. initiative
    readiness to embark on bold new ventures
  44. sharp
    having a point or thin edge suitable for cutting or piercing
  45. diet
    the usual food and drink consumed by an organism
  46. motion
    the act of changing location from one place to another
  47. gray
    of an achromatic color intermediate between white and black
  48. plastic
    synthetic material that can be molded into objects
  49. complicate
    make less simple
  50. discipline
    a system of rules of conduct or method of practice
  51. disappoint
    fail to meet the hopes or expectations of
  52. boss
    a person who exercises control and makes decisions
  53. assumption
    the act of taking something for granted
  54. freeze
    change from a liquid to a solid when cold
  55. extreme
    of the greatest possible degree, extent, or intensity
  56. passage
    the act of moving from one state or place to the next
  57. reputation
    the general estimation that the public has for a person
  58. forth
    forward in time, order, or degree
  59. negotiation
    a discussion intended to produce an agreement
  60. mechanism
    device consisting of a piece of machinery
  61. coat
    an outer garment that covers the body from shoulder down
  62. democracy
    the orientation of those who favor government by the people
  63. pocket
    a small pouch inside a garment for carrying small articles
  64. lucky
    having or bringing good fortune
  65. crash
    break violently or noisily
  66. observation
    the act of taking a patient look
  67. meat
    the flesh of animals used as food
  68. concentration
    the spatial property of being crowded together
  69. implication
    something that is inferred
  70. deserve
    be worthy
  71. unusual
    not common or ordinary
  72. defend
    protect against a challenge or attack
  73. classic
    of recognized authority or excellence
  74. king
    a male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom
  75. interaction
    mutual or reciprocal dealings or influence
  76. repair
    fix by putting together what is torn or broken
  77. collapse
    break down, literally or metaphorically
  78. borrow
    get temporarily
  79. fundamental
    serving as an essential component
  80. dish
    a piece of dishware normally used as a container for holding or serving food
  81. abroad
    to or in a foreign country
  82. soul
    the immaterial part of a person
  83. capable
    having ability
  84. defeat
    an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest
  85. presidential
    relating to a president or presidency
  86. perfect
    being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish
  87. enhance
    increase
  88. proud
    feeling self-respect, self-esteem, or self-importance
  89. emergency
    a sudden unforeseen crisis that requires immediate action
  90. educational
    relating to the process of instruction
  91. distinguish
    mark as different
  92. substantial
    real; having a material or factual existence
  93. nearby
    not far away in relative terms
  94. manufacturer
    someone who constructs or produces something
  95. slide
    move smoothly along a surface
  96. valuable
    having worth or merit
  97. personal
    concerning an individual or his or her private life
  98. breast
    either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman
  99. cope
    come to terms with
  100. approximately
    imprecise but fairly close to correct
  101. accommodation
    making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
  102. highlight
    an area of lightness in a picture
  103. reporter
    a person who investigates or communicates news stories
  104. climate
    the weather in some location averaged over a period of time
  105. shirt
    a garment worn on the upper half of the body
  106. exception
    an instance that does not conform to a rule
  107. corporation
    a business firm recognized by law as a single body
  108. chip
    a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
  109. winner
    a person with a record of successes
  110. encounter
    come together
  111. brown
    of a color similar to that of wood or earth
  112. breathe
    draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs
  113. excuse
    a defense of some offensive behavior
  114. partly
    in part; in some degree; not wholly
  115. tennis
    a game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the court
  116. urban
    relating to a city or densely populated area
  117. confuse
    mistake one thing for another
  118. southern
    situated in or oriented toward the south
  119. output
    production of a certain amount
  120. beauty
    the qualities that give pleasure to the senses
  121. massive
    containing a great quantity of matter
  122. install
    set up for use
  123. calculate
    make a mathematical computation
  124. mouse
    small rodent having a pointed snout and small ears
  125. mathematics
    a science dealing with the logic of quantity and arrangement
  126. upper
    higher in place or position
  127. creation
    the act of starting something for the first time
  128. occupy
    live in (a certain place)
  129. outline
    the line that appears to bound an object
  130. sufficient
    of a quantity that can fulfill a need or requirement
  131. update
    modernize
  132. luck
    an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
  133. preserve
    keep in safety and protect from harm, loss, or destruction
  134. split
    separate into parts or portions
  135. swing
    change direction with a swinging motion; turn
  136. illness
    impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
  137. journalist
    a person who writes or broadcasts news stories
  138. sudden
    happening without warning or in a short space of time
  139. advertisement
    a public promotion of some product or service
  140. consistent
    the same throughout in structure or composition
  141. original
    preceding all others in time
  142. aside
    on or to one side
  143. comfort
    a state of being relaxed and feeling no pain
  144. secondly
    in the second place
  145. severe
    unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment
  146. gene
    part of DNA controlling physical characteristics and growth
  147. prospect
    the possibility of future success
  148. snow
    precipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice crystals
  149. plot
    a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation
  150. neck
    the part of an organism (human or animal) that connects the head to the rest of the body
  151. criterion
    the ideal in terms of which something can be judged
  152. primarily
    for the most part
  153. integrate
    make into a whole or make part of a whole
  154. criticism
    a serious examination and judgment of something
  155. convention
    the act of meeting formally
  156. bet
    stake on the outcome of an issue
  157. retain
    secure and keep for possible future use or application
  158. sequence
    a following of one thing after another in time
  159. plain
    simple
  160. volunteer
    a person who performs work done by choice
  161. rural
    living in or characteristic of farming or country life
  162. calm
    not agitated; without losing self-possession
  163. abandon
    forsake; leave behind
  164. examination
    the act of scrutinizing something closely (as for mistakes)
  165. silence
    the state of being quiet (as when no one is speaking)
  166. rapid
    characterized by speed
  167. efficient
    being effective without wasting time, effort, or expense
  168. revolution
    a single complete turn
  169. delight
    a feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction
  170. spell
    write or name the letters that comprise the accepted form of
  171. premise
    a statement that is held to be true
  172. lean
    incline or bend from a vertical position
  173. dramatic
    characteristic of a stage performance
  174. differ
    be dissimilar or unlike
  175. grateful
    feeling or showing thankfulness
  176. protein
    an organic compound essential to living cells
  177. bike
    a two-wheeled vehicle that is moved by foot pedals
  178. distribute
    give to several people
  179. intellectual
    of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind
  180. derive
    come from
  181. crucial
    of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis
  182. employment
    the state of having a job
  183. wheel
    a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines)
  184. crop
    a cultivated plant that is grown commercially
  185. minority
    being or relating to the smaller in number of two parts
  186. origin
    the place where something begins
  187. interpretation
    the act of expressing something in an artistic performance
  188. gentleman
    a man of refinement
  189. drama
    a work intended for performance by actors on a stage
  190. landscape
    an expanse of scenery that can be seen in a single view
  191. educate
    give knowledge acquired by learning and instruction
  192. toy
    an artifact designed to be played with
  193. fault
    an imperfection in an object or machine
  194. exhibit
    show; make visible or apparent
  195. minor
    inferior in number or size or amount
  196. hunt
    pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)
  197. storm
    a violent weather condition with winds 64-72 knots (11 on the Beaufort scale) and precipitation and thunder and lightning
  198. thick
    not thin
  199. achievement
    the action of accomplishing something
  200. negotiate
    discuss the terms of an arrangement
Created on June 27, 2017 (updated June 27, 2017)

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