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1

Something that is thought to belong to a person or thing; a quality by which something is identified (n./v./adj., 1 syn)

Attribute, attribute, attributable
Characteristic
(His ability to work on a team is one of his many outstanding attributes - the forest fire was attributed to careless campers who abandoned a live campfire)

2

Confident or aggressive; lacking regard for consequences (adj./adv./n., 1 syn)

Brash, brashly, brashness
Reckless
(the brash young man made many poor business decisions - Lucy's brashness often got her into trouble at school)

3

To make more easily understood; to make clear (v./n., 1 syn)

Clarify, clarification
Explain
(chapter 2 in the textbook clarifies the process of osmosis - a clarification of the government's position on this matter is necessary)

4

To prevent from being seen or discovered (v./n., 1 syn)

Conceal, concealment
Hide
(the students concealed their feelings about the course - his concealment of the evidence made his case more difficult to prove)

5

To make certain; give support (v./adj./n., 1 syn)

Confirm, confirmed, confirmation
Prove
(the director confirmed that the meeting would be on the tenth - we have just received confirmation of your reservation on the flight to LA)

6

Easy to reach; near; suitable to one's needs (adj./adv./n., 1 syn)

Convenient, conveniently, convenience
Practical
(the investigator suspected that the disappearance of the evidence was too convenient to be accidental - for the convenience of the student body, the library is located in a central location)

7

The central or most important part (adj./n., 1 syn)

Core, core
Chief
(The core curriculum consists of courses that are required of all students - they are loyal to the core)

8

Very serious or unsafe; finding fault (adj./v./n./n./adv., 1 syn)

Critical, critique, criticism, critic, critically
Dangerous
(it is critical to follow the directions for the experiment exactly as the instructor indicates - the runner accepted criticism from his coach very well)

9

A difference between things that should be similar or equal (n., 1 syn)

Discrepancy
Inconsistency
(the discrepancy in her experiment data led her to believe that she had made a mistake - there is usually a discrepancy between how coffee smells and how it tastes)

10

To change from the original shape or condition, usually in an unnatural way (v./adj./n., 1 syn)

Distort, distorted, distortion
Deform
(time and space are distorted when travelling at the speed of light - distortion of the image from a microscope can be caused by low light)

11

Various; distinct from others (adj./adv./n./v., 1 syn)

Diverse, diversely, diversity, diversify
Different
(Freud had many diverse interests in psychology - the diversity of life forms on the earth makes zoology an interesting area of study)

12

To happen at some time in the future, usually gradually (adv., 1 syn)

Eventually
Finally
(a good education will eventually pay big dividends)

13

Successful, wealthy (adj./adv./v./n., 1 syn)

Prosperous, prosperously, prosper, prosperity
Thriving
(in the early 1900s, San Francisco was a prosperous city - bacteria prosper under the proper conditions)

14

Done for a special reason (adv./adj./adv./n., 1 syn)

Purposefully, purposeful, purposely, purpose
Deliberately
(the course syllabus was designed purposefully to be easy to follow - he was authorized to spend the money for business purposes)

15

To uncover; to expose (v./adv./adj./n., 1 syn)

Reveal, revealingly, revealing, revelation
Disclose
(the president revealed some of his ideas before he gave his speech - the report made some revelations about the nature of the conflict)

16

Almost not (adv./adj./n., 1 syn)

Scarcely, scarce, scarcity
Hardly
(the woman scarcely spoke a word of English - due to a scarcity of water, a rationing plan was established)

17

According to a reasoned, but not proven, point of view (adv./adj./n./v., 1 syn)

Theoretically, theoretical, theory, theorize
Hypothetically
(his argument was theoretically appealing, but not realistic - Leonardo da Vinci theorized that Earth was not the center of the universe)