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regard with disgust and hatred

"professional tax preparers abhor a flat tax because it would dry up their business"

abhor

2

extremely bad; appalling.

"the quality of her work is abysmal"

abysmal

3

fit in with the wishes or needs of.

"any language must accommodate new concepts"

accommodate

4

a person one knows slightly, but who is not a close friend.

acquaintance

5

ready or likely to attack or confront;

aggressive

6

acceptable

"the tea was all right"

all right
alright is not a word

7

deviating from what is standard, normal, or expected.

"an anomalous situation"

anomalous

8

a person who applies to a higher court for a reversal of the decision of a lower court.

appellant

9

relating to the regions around the North Pole.

arctic

10

an exchange of diverging or opposite views, typically a heated or angry one.

argument

11

a person appointed to act for another in business or legal matters.

attorney

12

causing or feeling embarrassment or inconvenience.

"he had put her in a very awkward situation"

awkward

13

a large body of troops ready for battle

battalion

14

a chart or series of pages showing the days, weeks, and months of a particular year

calendar

15

a round or cylindrical container, typically one made of metal, used for storing such things as food, chemicals, or rolls of film.

canister

16

ka-ri-bi-n

Caribbean

17

firm, whitish, flexible connective tissue found in various forms in the larynx and respiratory tract, in structures such as the external ear, and in the articulating surfaces of joints. It is more widespread in the infant skeleton, being replaced by bone during growth.

cartilage

18

an official count or survey of a population, typically recording various details of individuals.

census

19

chi-lay

Chile

20

a green pigment, present in all green plants and in cyanobacteria, responsible for the absorption of light to provide energy for photosynthesis

chlorophyll

21

(of an argument, theory, or policy) logical and consistent.
"they failed to develop a coherent economic strategy"

coherent

22

the quality of being logical and consistent.
"this raises further questions on the coherence of state policy"

coherence

23

co-lom-be-a

Colombia

24

the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc.
"the company's commitment to quality"

commitment

25

perceptible by comparison; relative.
"he returned to the comparative comfort of his own home"

comparative

26

naturally accompanying or associated.
"she loved travel, with all its concomitant worries"

concomitant

27

a relationship in which a person, thing, or idea is linked or associated with something else.
"the connections between social attitudes and productivity"

connection

28

general agreement.
"a consensus of opinion among judges"

consensus

29

acting or done in the same way over time, especially so as to be fair or accurate.
"the parents are being consistent and firm in their reactions"

consistent

30

conformity in the application of something, typically that which is necessary for the sake of logic, accuracy, or fairness.
"the grading system is to be streamlined to ensure greater consistency"

consistency

31

a proposition that follows from (and is often appended to) one already proved.
a direct or natural consequence or result.
"the huge increases in unemployment were the corollary of expenditure cuts"

corollary

32

communication by exchanging letters with someone.
"the organization engaged in detailed correspondence with local congressmen"

correspondence

33

the experimental science of determining the arrangement of atoms in crystalline solids

crystallography

34

a member of a group of American Indian peoples of the Canadian Northwest and Alaska, traditionally speaking Athabaskan languages, and having collective representation in Canadian political life.
Dene is the common Athabaskan word for "people"

Dene (no accents in English)

35

move or fall downward.
"the aircraft began to descend"

descend

36

remove the moisture from (something, especially food), typically in order to preserve it.
"desiccated coconut"

desiccate

37

grow or cause to grow and become more mature, advanced, or elaborate.
"motion pictures developed into mass entertainment"

develop

38

a condition in which feces are discharged from the bowels frequently and in a liquid form.
synonyms: loose stools;

diarrhea

39

an acute, highly contagious bacterial disease causing inflammation of the mucous membranes, formation of a false membrane in the throat that hinders breathing and swallowing, and potentially fatal heart and nerve damage by a bacterial toxin in the blood. It is now rare in developed countries because of immunization.

diphtheria

40

fail to fulfill the hopes or expectations of (someone).
"I have no wish to disappoint everyone by postponing the visit"

disappoint

41

able to be discerned; perceptible.
"the scandal had no discernible effect on his career"

discernible

42

a specified sphere of activity or knowledge.
"the expanding domain of psychology"

domain

43

infection of the intestines resulting in severe diarrhea with the presence of blood and mucus in the feces.

dysentery

44

an overwhelming feeling of great happiness or joyful excitement.
"there was a look of ecstasy on his face"

ecstasy

45

cause (someone) to feel awkward, self-conscious, or ashamed.
"she wouldn't embarrass either of them by making a scene"

embarrass

46

represent (something) as being larger, greater, better, or worse than it really is.
"they were apt to exaggerate any aches and pains"

exaggerate

47

a short extract from a film, broadcast, or piece of music or writing.

excerpt

48

make (someone) feel very happy, animated, or elated.
"the children were exhilarated by a sense of purpose"

exhilarate

49

having reality or existence.
"the technique has been existent for some years"

existent

50

the fact or state of living or having objective reality.
"the plane was the oldest Boeing remaining in existence"

existence

51

(especially of an official body) absolve (someone) from blame for a fault or wrongdoing, especially after due consideration of the case.
"the court-martial exonerated me"

exonerate

52

(of a price or amount charged) unreasonably high.
"the exorbitant price of tickets"

exorbitant (not exhorbitant)

53

a native or national of the Philippines, or a person of Filipino descent.

Filipino

54

the center of interest or activity.
"this generation has made the environment a focus of attention"

focus

55

be aware of beforehand; predict.
"we did not foresee any difficulties"

foresee

56

estimate or determine the magnitude, amount, or volume of.
"astronomers can gauge the star's intrinsic brightness"

gauge (CAN)
gage (USA)

57

a line of descent traced continuously from an ancestor.
"combing through the birth records and genealogies"

genealogy

58

the whole system and structure of a language or of languages in general, usually taken as consisting of syntax and morphology (including inflections) and sometimes also phonology and semantics.

grammar

59

a member of a small independent group taking part in irregular fighting, typically against larger regular forces.

guerrilla

60

subject to aggressive pressure or intimidation.

"a warning to men harassing women at work"

harass

61

an escape of blood from a ruptured blood vessel,
a damaging loss of valuable people or resources suffered by an organization, group, or country.

hemorrhage

62

(of a characteristic or disease) determined by genetic factors and therefore able to be passed on from parents to their offspring or descendants.

"cystic fibrosis is our most common fatal hereditary disease"

hereditary

63

a diagram consisting of rectangular bars

histogram

64

conferred as an honour, without the usual requirements or functions.

honorary

65

the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one's own behavior does not conform; pretense.

hypocrisy

66

a supposition or proposed explanation made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation.

hypothesis

67

free from outside control; not depending on another's authority.

"the study is totally independent of central government"

independent

68

the fact or state of being independent.

independence

69

absolutely necessary, essential, vital

"he made himself indispensable to the parish priest"

indispensable

70

extremely small.

"an infinitesimal pause"

infinitesimal

71

treat (a person or animal) with a vaccine to produce immunity against a disease.

inoculate

72

write or carve (words or symbols) on something, especially as a formal or permanent record.

"his name was inscribed on the new silver trophy"

inscribe

73

insisting or demanding something; not allowing refusal.

insistent

74

the fact or quality of insisting that something is the case or should be done.

"his insistence on unilateral nuclear disarmament"

insistence

75

member of an indigenous people of northern Canada and parts of Greenland and Alaska. In the United States and Canada, the term "Eskimo" was commonly used by ethnic Europeans to describe the Inuit.

Inuit (plural) Inuk (singular)

76

showing luminous colors that seem to change when seen from different angles. opalescent

iridescent

77

not connected with or relevant to something. beside the point

irrelevant

78

a room or building equipped for scientific experiments, research, or teaching, or for the manufacture of drugs or chemicals.

laboratory

79

a person who acts as a link to assist communication or cooperation between groups of people.

liaison

80

the occurrence of a natural electrical discharge of very short duration and high voltage between a cloud and the ground or within a cloud, accompanied by a bright flash and typically also thunder.

lightning
not lightening (make or become lighter in weight, pressure, or severity)

81

make or become liquid.

liquefy

82

a US federal or municipal law officer.

marshal

83

ascertain the size, amount, or degree of (something) by using an instrument or device marked in standard units or by comparing it with an object of known size.

measure

84

the science or practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease (in technical use often taken to exclude surgery).

medicine

85

an object kept as a reminder or souvenir of a person or event.

"you can purchase a memento of your visit"

memento

86

(especially in western Canada) a person of mixed American Indian and Euro-American ancestry, in particular one of a group of such people who in the 19th century constituted the so-called Métis nation in the areas around the Red and Saskatchewan rivers.

Métis

87

extremely small; tiny.
"a minuscule fragment of DNA"

minuscule

88

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Mississippi

89

spell (a word) incorrectly.

misspell

90

a soft leather slipper or shoe, strictly one without a separate heel, having the sole turned up on all sides and sewn to the upper in a simple gathered seam, in a style originating among North American Indians.

moccasin

91

Morocco

Morocco

92

a flammable oil containing various hydrocarbons, obtained by the dry distillation of organic substances such as coal, shale, or petroleum: naphtha

naphtha

93

discussion aimed at reaching an agreement.

"a worldwide ban is currently under negotiation"

negotiation

94

a five-cent coin; five cents.

nickel

95

occurring, appearing, or done infrequently and irregularly.

"the occasional car went by but no taxis"

occasional

96

an incident or event. happening

"vandalism used to be a rare occurrence"

occurrence

97

the branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of disorders and diseases of the eye.

ophthalmology

98

a flammable, whitish, translucent, waxy solid consisting of a mixture of saturated hydrocarbons, obtained by distillation from petroleum or shale and used in candles, cosmetics, polishes, and sealing and waterproofing compounds: paraffin

paraffin

99

(of lines, planes, surfaces, or objects) side by side and having the same distance continuously between them.

parallel

100

an activity that someone does regularly for enjoyment rather than work; a hobby.

"his favorite pastimes were shooting and golf"

pastime

101

relating to the time, usually a number of weeks, immediately before and after birth.

perinatal

102

permitted; allowed.

permissible

103

Philippines

Philippines

104

a tough, light, flexible synthetic resin made by polymerizing ethylene, chiefly used for plastic bags, food containers, and other packaging.

polyethylene

105

a synthetic resin that is a polymer of styrene, used chiefly as lightweight rigid foams and films.

polystyrene

106

a synthetic resin in which the polymer units are linked by urethane groups, used chiefly as constituents of paints, varnishes, adhesives, and foams.

polyurethane

107

the state of having, owning, or possessing something.

"are you in possession of any items over $500 in value?"

possession

108

come before (something) in time.

precede

109

of or involving preference or partiality; constituting a favor or privilege.

"preferential interest rates may be offered to employees"

preferential

110

a special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group of people: white privilege

privilege

111

begin or continue a course of action.

"we can proceed with our investigation"

proceed

112

the way in which a word is pronounced.

pronunciation

113

food poisoning caused by bacteria: ptomaine

ptomaine poisoning

114

paralysis of all four limbs; tetraplegia.

quadriplegia

115

to become less thin or less dense, or to make or become more refined.

rarefy

116

go or move back or further away from a previous position.
"the flood waters had receded"

recede

117

a suggestion or proposal as to the best course of action, especially one put forward by an authoritative body.

recommendation

118

tending to remind one of something.
"the sights were reminiscent of my childhood"

reminiscent

119

offering resistance to something or someone.
"some of the old churches are resistant to change"

resistant

120

the refusal to accept or comply with something; the attempt to prevent something by action or argument.
"she put up no resistance to being led away"

resistance

121

having an obligation to do something, or having control over or care for someone, as part of one's job or role.

"the department responsible for education"

responsible

122

any disease marked by inflammation and pain in the joints, muscles, or fibrous tissue, especially rheumatoid arthritis.

rheumatism

123

a strong, regular, repeated pattern of movement or sound.

rhythm

124

involving or committing sacrilege.

sacrilegious

125

not joined or touching physically. Standing apart

separate

126

a military operation in which enemy forces surround a town or building, cutting off essential supplies, with the aim of compelling the surrender of those inside.

siege

127

the seed of the soybean plant, used in a variety of foods and fodder, especially as a replacement for animal protein.

soybean

128

relating to space.

spatial

129

randomly determined; having a random probability distribution or pattern that may be analyzed statistically but may not be predicted precisely.

stochastic

130

take the place of (a person or thing previously in authority or use); supplant.

"the older models have now been superseded"

supersede

131

a tax or duty to be paid on a particular class of imports or exports.

tariff

132

an inclination toward a particular characteristic or type of behavior.

"for students, there is a tendency to socialize in the evenings"

tendency

133

complete with regard to every detail; not superficial or partial.

"planners need a thorough understanding of the subject"

thorough

134

a point of entry or beginning.

"she was on the threshold of a dazzling career"

threshold

135

up to (the point in time or the event mentioned).

"the kidnappers have given us until October 11th to deliver the documents"

until

136

very strange; bizarre.

weird

137

refuse to give (something that is due to or is desired by another).

"the name of the dead man is being withheld"

withhold

138

past participle of write.

written