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1

Clearly noticed; different (adj./adv./adj./v., 1 syn)

Distinct, distinctly, distinctive, distinction
Definite
(there was a distinct aroma of coffee in the restaurant - the two theories are distinctly different from each other)

2

Primary or principal; having or exercising control over something (adj./adv./v./n., 1 syn)

Dominant, dominantly, dominate, domination
Major
(the dominant life forms of the Paleozoic era lived in the water - the skyscraper dominated the skyline)

3

Not growing or producing; asleep (adj./n., 1 syn)

Dormant, dormitory
Inactive
(the volcano had been dormant for hundreds of years before the eruption last month - the seniors live in the new dormitory)

4

Lacking color; uninteresting, boring (adj./adv./n., 1 syn)

Drab, drably, drabness
Colorless
(their clothing was quite drab - the drabness of the desert made driving less interesting)

5

Something that captures the imagination; exciting (adj./adv./v./n., 1 syn)

Dramatic, dramatically, dramatize, drama
Emotional
(the dramatic finish to the game left us speechless - the hurricane dramatically changed the coastline)

6

To select or represent something chosen from many sources or places (adj./adv., 1 syn)

Eclectic, eclectically
Diverse
(he has an eclectic taste in music, from hard rock to classical - the eclectic group of students came from fifteen different countries)

7

Something with a large number of parts; full of details (adj./adv./v./n., 1 syn)

Elaborate, elaborately, elaborate, elaboration
Complex
(an elaborate headdress indicated rank within the Aztec community - his elaboration of the issue was quite thorough)

8

Unusual in a positive way (adj./adv., 1 syn)

Exceptional, exceptionally
Phenomenal
(the orchestra's performance was exceptional - the North Star is exceptionally bright)

9

Honest or true; real (adj./adv./n., 1 syn)

Genuine, genuinely, genuineness
Authentic
(she was genuinely concerned about world hunger - this is a genuine artifact from the American Civil War)

10

Very risky, unsafe (adj./adv./n., 1 syn)

Hazardous, hazardously, hazard
Dangerous
(handling flammable liquids is hazardous - there are many hazards involved with starting a business)

11

Of little consequence; very small (adj./adj./n., 1 syn)

Minuscule, minute, minutia
Tiny
(the sale of the building had a minuscule effect on the profits of the corporation - some leaves are covered with minute hairs)

12

To make ready (*first in importance or in time) (v./adj./adj./n., 1 syn)

Prime, primed, prime, prime
Prepare
(the directors primed the actors before the performance - Mozart passed away in the prime of his life)

13

Simple; not complex (adj./n., 1 syn)

Rudimentary, rudiment
Basic
(he has a rudimentary knowledge of computers - the rudiments of grammar are taught in all English classes)

14

To question the truthfulness of information presented as a fact; to not trust (adj./adv./n., 1 syn)

Skeptical, skeptically, skeptic
Unconvinced
(the professor was skeptical about the theories of climate change - to answer his skeptics, the scientist presented proof of his conclusions at the conference)

15

Showing no emotion; appearing disinterested (adj./adv./n., 1 syn)

Stoic, stoically, stoicism
Indifferent
(his stoicism was unusual, since he is normally an emotional boy - his stoic reaction to the event surprised his friends)

16

Simple; not deep; near the surface (adj./adv., 1 syn)

Superficial, superficially
Shallow
(the inspector determined that the crack in the bridge was only superficial - you should not try to answer the question superficially)

17

Powerful, full of action (adj./adv./n., 1 syn)

Vigorous, vigorously, vigor
Strong
(his vigorous defense of the issues impressed everyone - he approached his work with vigor)