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1

The most important or most common (adv./adj, 1 syn)

Chiefly, chief
Mostly
(houses are made chiefly of wood products - corn is the chief crop of the Midwest)

2

Not fine or smooth; not delicate (adj./adv./noun, 1 syn)

Coarse, coarsely, coarseness
Rough
(sandpaper is an extremely coarse material - wool clothing has a certain coarseness in texture)

3

Ordinary (adj., 1 syn)

Commonplace
Frequent
(text messaging is more commonplace than voice calling - female lawyers are commonplace in the US)

4

Being measured or judged by comparison (adv./adj./v./n., 1 syn)

Comparatively, comparative, compare, comparison
Relatively
(It was comparatively easy for him to learn baseball -Compare algebra and trigonometry)

5

Difficult to understand or explain; having many parts (adj./n., 1 syn)

Complex, complexity
Complicated
(The businessman astutely approached the complex production problem - the universe has a complexity beyond comprehension)

6

Following accepted rules or standards (adj./adv./n., 1 syn)

Conventional, conventionally, convention
Traditional
(He agrees with the conventional theory of ... - To become integrated into a society, you must learn the conventions of that society)

7

Odd or strange; eager to learn (adj./adv./n., 1 syn)

Curious, curiously, curiosity
Peculiar
(A curious object was discovered - She was curiously interested in the history)

8

To send out; give off (v./n./n., 1 syn)

Emit, emission, emitter
Release
(The raging forest fire emitted a dense, white smoke - telescopes can detect the faintest light emitted by distant stars)

9

Very; to an unusual degree (adv./v./n./adj./adv., 1 syn)

Exceedingly, exceed, excess, excessive, excessively
Extremely
(in tropical zones, it is exceedingly hot and humid - it is not safe to exceed the speed limit)

10

No one else; nothing else; not shared with others (adv./adj./n./v., 1 syn)

Exclusively, exclusive, exclusion, exclude
Restrictively
(this room is used exclusively by the faculty - they excluded everyone under 21 from the contest)

11

To bring about the end of something (v./adj./n., 1 syn)

Extinguish, extinguishable, extinguishment
Terminate
(the firefighters quickly extinguished the flames - modern medicine has extinguished many previously serious illnesses)

12

Extremely large (adj./adv./n., 1 syn)

Immense, immensely, immensity
Massive
(from the mountaintop you can see the immense valley ) she was immensely interested in the idea of teaching a foreign language)

13

Not easy to bend; firm; inflexible (adj./adv., 1 syn)

Rigid, rigidly
Stiff
(the teacher was very rigid in his ideas about class attendance - he adhered rigidly to his opinions about marriage)

14

Regularly; usually done (adv./adj./n., 1 syn)

Routinely, routine, routine
Ordinarily
(She routinely gets a physical examination - it is routine for students to become homesick at times)

15

Lasting physical or mental strengh (n., 1 syn)

Stamina
Endurance
(the Olympic runner demonstrated incredible stamina - the horse lacked the stamina to win the race)

16

Enough; in a satisfying manner (adv./n./adj./v., 1 syn)

Sufficiently, sufficiency, sufficient, suffice
Adequately
(Jenny is sufficiently mature to make her own decisions - her income is sufficient for her needs)

17

Can be seen, power of imagination or wisdom, especially with regard to the future (adv./adj./n./v./adj., 1 syn)

Visibly, visible, vision, view, visionary
Noticeably
(Ken was visibly upset about his performance evaluation - Stars are more visible on a clear fall evening)