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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