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Impair

To make worse or less effective

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Compromise

To risk having a harmful effect on something (to harm)

To lower standards/morals

To accept that you will change your opinion on order to reach an agreement with someone

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Insipid

Lacking interest or significance or impact

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Provocative

Causing thought about interesting subject

Causing an angry reaction

Simulating (causing sexual desire)

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Immense

Extremely large in size or degree

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Vast

Extremely big

Eg: vast majority

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Serendipity

Finding something pleasant that you weren't even looking for

幸運

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prescient

Knowing or suggesting correctly what will happen in the future

Foresighted

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Fortuitous

(Of something that is to your advantage) not planned, happening by chance

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Long-standing

Having existed for a long time

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Lucrative

(Esp of a business, job or activity) producing a lot of money

Profitable

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Revival

復興

The process of becoming more active or popular again

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Kindred

Similar and related

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Commensurate

To be in proportion or corresponding in degree or amount

Proportionate

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Imperative

Extremely important or urgent

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Coalesce

If two or more things coalesce, they come or grow to form one thing or system

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Incense

To cause someone to be extremely angry

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Heterodox

(Of belief, ideas or activities) different to and opposing generally accepted beliefs

Iconoclastic

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Synthesise

To produce a substance

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Ubiquitous

Seeming to be everywhere

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Sporadic

Happening sometimes; not regular or continuous

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Scanty

Smaller in size or amount than is considered necessary or is hoped for

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Omnipresent

Present or having an effect everywhere at the same time

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Prolix

Usually too many words and therefore boring or difficult to read or listen to

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Long-winded

A long-winded speech, article etc is too long or uses too many words

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Ameliorate

To make a bad situation better

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Obsolete

Not in use any more, having been replaced by something newer

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Disparate

Different in every way

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Divergent

Different from each other
Disparate

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Herald

A sign that something will happen