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It looks great but I think it could use some more elaborate definitions?
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Good collection thank you
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how to open the docx files ..please help
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Devolves - to delegate, degenerate;
Overture - an introductory section;
Skirmish - minor battle;
Plebiscite - vote in which a population exercises the right of national self determination;
Rhetoric - a style of speaking, writing;
Restitution - return to previous state;
Predisposition - tendency, inclination;
Reconcile - to settle, to resolve;
Hypothesis - tentative explanation for an observation;
Rebuttal - act of refuting, offering contradictory contention;
Substantiate - to solidify stand;
Petulance - peevish, ill-tempered, choler;
Obliterating - to wipe out completely;
Conspicuously - easy to notice, prominent;
Ostensibly - appearing represented;
Laudable - praiseworthy;
Pragmatic - practical;
Ubiquitous - seeming to be everywhere at once;
Stellar type - outstanding;
Megalomaniac - obsession with grandiose or extravagant things;
Diaspora - dispersion of people from original homeland;
Dragooned - to compel by violent measures or threat, coerce;
Palatable - agreeable, acceptable;
Noxious - harmful;
Moot - subject to argument, undecided;
Audacity - fearless, intrepidity;
Plagiarized - to use somebody else’s work into one's;
Foraging - to wander in search of food;
Smoulder - to burn with little smoke and no flame;
Draconian - exceedingly harsh;
Proselytize - to convert one's religion;
Camaraderie - familiarity and trust between friends;
Nuance - A subtle or slight degree of difference;
Agnostic - One who believes that it is impossible to know whether there is god;
Satirical - relating to, characterized by satire;
Crooner - a soft singing or humming;
Pernicious - destructive, causing great harm;
Crass - dull, boorish;
Perversely - persistent or obstinate in what is wrong;
Benign - having a kindly disposition, gracious;
Empathetic - feeling sympathy;
Grappling - hand to hand combat;
Polemics - art of dispute;
Malefactors - evildoers;
Elicited - to bring or draw out;
Heedless - unmindful, thoughtless;
Castigated - to criticize severely;
Embittered - to make bitter in flavor;
Supplant - to displace and substitute;
Culmination - climax, to come to an end;
Inscrutable - difficult to fathom or understand;
Elucidated - to make clear or plain;
Egalitarian - equal rights to all;
Emanating - to come from a source;
Invigorate - to refresh;
Vicissitude - change in circumstances;
Contentious - controversial;
Myriad - innumerable;
Exacerbate - to increase severity, violence;
Oligarchy - power vested to few people;
Euphemism - substituting a mild or vague term;
Resurrecting - to rise from the dead;
Vagaries - erratic action, wild idea;
Emancipation - to free from bondage;
Appropriated - to set apart, authorize;
Renegade - traitor;
Plethora - over abundance;
Patriarchal - head of family, group etc;
Alludes - indirect reference;
Ethnocentrism - belief in the superiority of one's own ethnic group;
Altruism - practice unselfish concern;
Sycophants - to bribe authorities in order to gain advantage;
Agrarian - agriculture;
Preponderance - superiority in number, weight;
Juxtaposing - close comparison;
Buttressed - to support, encourage;
Brazen - to face boldly, shamelessly;
Repeal - reversal of law;
Embargo - prohibit trade with a country;
Reminiscent - remind;
Champion - to defy;
Disenfranchised - to deprive of a privilege right;
Peripatetic - walking or traveling about;
Allay - support;
Neophyte - a beginner, novice;
Aspersions - attack on somebody's reputation;
Inexplicable - difficult to explain;
Derision - ridicule;
Purport - intention of doing;
Stodgy - dull, unimaginative;
Hyperbole - exaggeration;
Gleaned - together, collect;
Adulatory - to praise or admire excessively;
Indignation - anger aroused by something wrong;
Inchoate - infant idea;
Perfunctory - superficial, hasty;
Canonized - great, famous;
Vehemence - intensity of emotion;
Diffident - restraint, lacking confidence;
Unassailable - undesirable;
Discursive - aimlessly from one to another;
Paraphernalia - equipment, apparatus;
Revered - devoted;
Octogenarian - person of the age between 80 and 90;
Bawdiness - smuttiness, dirtiness in speech;
Persiflage - light-hearted talk;
Platitudinous - unoriginal, bromidic, dull;
Ephemeral - lasting for only a short time, temporary;
Evanescent - vanishing out, ephemeral;
Indigent - a needy or destitute person;
Opulent - rich, abundance;
Equivocate/prevaricate - to dodge, to speak false deliberately;
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