EG VOCAB 9

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  1. absolve
    grant remission of a sin to
  2. escalate
    increase in extent or intensity
  3. mediate
    act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
  4. alleviate
    provide physical relief, as from pain
  5. evaluate
    estimate the nature, quality, ability or significance of
  6. mortify
    cause to feel shame
  7. alternative
    one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen
  8. exacerbate
    make worse
  9. niche
    a small concavity
  10. ambivalent
    uncertain or unable to decide about what course to follow
  11. excerpt
    a passage selected from a larger work
  12. obscure
    not clearly understood or expressed
  13. analyze
    break down into components or essential features
  14. exemplify
    be characteristic of
  15. obsolete
    no longer in use
  16. analyze
    break down into components or essential features
  17. explicit
    precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable
  18. pacify
    ease the anger, agitation, or strong emotion of
  19. animosity
    a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility
  20. exposition
    a collection of things for public display
  21. perception
    the process of becoming aware through the senses
  22. approximate
    not quite exact or correct
  23. falter
    move hesitatingly, as if about to give way
  24. perspective
    a way of regarding situations or topics
  25. arbitrary
    based on or subject to individual discretion or preference
  26. feasible
    capable of being done with means at hand
  27. pertinent
    being of striking appropriateness
  28. attribute
    a quality belonging to or characteristic of an entity
  29. feign
    make believe with the intent to deceive
  30. ponder
    reflect deeply on a subject
  31. beneficial
    promoting or enhancing well-being
  32. fluctuate
    move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern
  33. prevalent
    most frequent or common
  34. comprehensive
    including all or everything
  35. fluctuate
    move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern
  36. proponent
    a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
  37. connotation
    an idea that is implied or suggested
  38. formulate
    prepare according to instructions
  39. punitive
    inflicting punishment
  40. contrast
    the opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared
  41. generate
    bring into existence
  42. rapport
    a relationship of mutual understanding between people
  43. credible
    capable of being believed
  44. gist
    the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
  45. rationale
    an explanation of the fundamental reasons
  46. cursory
    hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough
  47. hypothetical
    a conjectural possibility or circumstance
  48. reconcile
    come to terms
  49. cursory
    hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough
  50. impartial
    free from undue bias or preconceived opinions
  51. redundant
    more than is needed, desired, or required
  52. cynic
    someone who is critical of the motives of others
  53. implausible
    highly imaginative but unlikely
  54. respective
    considered individually
  55. dearth
    an insufficient quantity or number
  56. implication
    something that is inferred
  57. retaliate
    make a counterattack and return like for like
  58. deficient
    inadequate in amount or degree
  59. imply
    express or state indirectly
  60. sabotage
    a deliberate act of destruction or disruption
  61. demonstrate
    give an exhibition of to an interested audience
  62. incentive
    a positive motivational influence
  63. scrutiny
    the act of examining something closely, as for mistakes
  64. depict
    give a description of
  65. incoherent
    without logical or meaningful connection
  66. similar
    having the same or nearly the same characteristics
  67. derive
    come from
  68. indolent
    disinclined to work or exertion
  69. simulate
    reproduce someone's behavior or looks
  70. detract
    take away a part from; diminish
  71. infamous
    known widely and usually unfavorably
  72. squander
    spend thoughtlessly; throw away
  73. devastate
    cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
  74. infuriate
    make furious
  75. succumb
    consent reluctantly
  76. digress
    wander from a direct or straight course
  77. innovation
    the act of starting something for the first time
  78. tangible
    perceptible by the senses especially the sense of touch
  79. dilemma
    state of uncertainty in a choice between unfavorable options
  80. intercede
    act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
  81. technique
    a practical method or art applied to some particular task
  82. diligent
    quietly and steadily persevering in detail or exactness
  83. interpret
    make sense of; assign a meaning to
  84. traumatic
    psychologically painful
  85. dissent
    a difference of opinion
  86. intimidate
    to compel or deter by or as if by threats
  87. turmoil
    a violent disturbance
  88. distort
    twist and press out of shape
  89. isolate
    place or set apart
  90. valid
    well grounded in logic or truth or having legal force
  91. diversion
    a turning aside
  92. jeopardize
    pose a threat to; present a danger to
  93. verify
    confirm the truth of
  94. elation
    a feeling of joy and pride
  95. lucrative
    producing a sizeable profit
  96. viable
    capable of life or normal growth and development
  97. elicit
    call forth, as an emotion, feeling, or response
  98. mandatory
    required by rule
  99. vulnerable
    capable of being wounded or hurt

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