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1

To confuse to a point at which no progress can be made (v./adj./n., 1 syn)

Baffle, baffling, bafflement
Puzzle
(Ex: That was a baffling question, Causes of diseases have baffled doctors for centuries)

2

To produce, to carry; to show; to endure (v./adv./adj., 1 syn)

Bear, bearably, bearable
Yield
(This orchard bears many fine harvests of apples - although stock prices declined, losses have been bearable for most investors)

3

To make something difficult to see (v./adj./n., 1 syn)

Blur, blurred, blur
Cloud
(The rain blurred everyone’s view of the valley - the accident is just a blur in my mind)

4

Intensely bright or colorful; intelligent (adj./adv./n., 1 syn)

Brilliant, brilliantly, brilliance
Radiant
(A brilliant thinker - she brilliantly produced a solution)

5

To alert someone of danger, warn someone to take care or pay attention to something (v./adj./adj./adv./n., 1 syn)

Caution, cautious, cautionary, cautiously, caution
Warn
(The officier cautioned the motorist to slow down - they entered into the negotiations cautiously)

6

Needing careful treatment; sensitive, easily broken (adj./adv., 1 syn)

Delicate, delicately
Fragile
(Discuss a delicate issue in public - handle it delicately)

7

To increase in a positive way, such as in value, power, or beauty (v./n./adj., 1 syn)

Enhance, enhancement, enhanced
Strengthen
(Enhance your chances of being admitted - computer enhanced our productivity)

8

To make easier; to ease the progress of (v./adv., 1 syn)

Facilitate, facilitative
Assist
(His careful planning facilitated the completion of the project - good teaching strategies facilitate student learning)

9

Nonstop, continual, or never-ending (adj./adv., 1 syn)

Incessant, incessantly
Constant
(The woman’s incessant talking disturbed everyone watching the movie - the dogs’ incessant barking kept the whole neighborhood up all night)

10

In addition to, alongside (prep. ph./, 1 syn)

In conjunction with
Along with
(Exercise, in conjunction with a nourishing diet, contributes to a healthy lifestyle - The architects planned the building in conjunction with the engineers)

11

To interest greatly (v./adj./adv./n., 1 syn)

Intrigue, intriguing, intriguingly, intrigue
Fascinate
(he was intrigued by the acclaim that he received - The intriguing question baffled historians)

12

To prevent movement, progress, or success (v./n./adj./adv., 1 syn)

Obstruct, obstruction, obstructive, obstructively
Block
(Downed trees obstructed many roads, a huge building obstructed the ocean view from the apartment)

13

To change a belief or behavior by argument or reason (v./adv./adj./n., 1 syn)

Persuade, persuasively, persuasive, persuasion
Convince
(a persuasive argument - they couldn't persuade their critics to see their point of view)

14

A repayment or reward for a deed (n./adv./v., 1 syn)

Recompense, recompensable, recompense
Compensation
(the knight received gold as recompense for saving the kingdom - he assured him he'd be recompensed for his extra efforts)

15

To throw off naturally; to give out (v., 1 syn)

Shed
Discard
(in order to grow up, crabs must shed their shells - the experiments shed no new information on the cause of the disease)

16

To be the only one of a kind; special (adj./adv./n., 1 syn)

Unique, uniquely, uniqueness
Rare
(he was presented with a unique opportunity to attend the conference - his style of writing is uniquely his own)

17

To be complementary or appropriate; a good match (adj., 1 syn)

Well-suited
Compatible
(the design of the house is well-suited to its surroundings - the experienced principal was well-suited for the job of superintendant of schools)