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1

not harmful or offensive

innocuous "it was an innocuous question"

2

not objectionable or harmful

inoffensive "the water ouzel is an agile, inoffensive creature | inoffensive wallpaper"

3

a change or difference in condition, amount, or level, typically with certain limits

variation "regional variations in house prices | the figures showed marked variation from year to year"

4

(of two or more people) fully in agreement

unanimity "the doctors were unanimous in their diagnoses."

5

be harmonious or consistent with

accord

6

harmony or agreement between people or groups

unity "their leaders called for unity between opposing "

7

in agreement or harmony

congruence "institutional and departmental objectives are largely congruent | the rules may not be congruent with the requirements of the law."

8

formal agreement

concordance "the concordance between the teams' research results"

9

help to explain (something) by providing further information about it.

shed light on

10

make (something) clear; explain

elucidate "work such as theirs will help to elucidate this matter"

11

provide or serve as a satisfactory explanation or reason for

account for "he was brought before the Board to account for his"

12

standing out so as to be clearly visible

conspicuous "he was very thin, with a conspicuous Adam's apple"

13

highly obvious or conspicuous

glaring "there is a glaring omission in the above data."

14

recognizably different in nature from something else of a similar type

distinct "the patterns of spoken language are distinct from those of writing | there are two distinct types of sickle cell disease."

15

cause surprise or confusion in (someone), esp. by acting against their expectations

confound "the inflation figure confounded economic analysts."

16

(of a state, quality, or emotion) very great or intense

profound "profound social changes | profound feelings of disquiet."

17

(of something complicated or unaccountable) cause (someone) to feel completely baffled

perplex "she was perplexed by her husband's moodiness"

18

giving cause for alarm; serious

grave "a matter of grave concern."

19

cause (someone) to become perplexed and confused

bewilder "she seemed frightened and bewildered | his reaction had bewildered"

20

totally bewilder or perplex

baffle "an unexplained occurrence that baffled everyone"

21

a thing of little value or importance

confound "we needn't trouble the headmaster over such trifles"

22

a slight amount of something

shade "there is a shade of wistfulness in his rejection"

23

a person with whom one works, esp. in a profession or business.

colleague

24

a person or animal with whom one spends a lot of time or with whom one travels

companion

25

a conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning

inference "his emphasis on order and health, and by inference cleanliness"

26

occur again, periodically, or repeatedly

recurring "when the symptoms recurred, the doctor diagnosed something different"

27

more important than anything else; supreme having supreme power

paramount "the interests of the child are of paramount importance" "a paramount chief"

28

a small remaining quantity of something.

remnant

29

appoint (someone) to a specified position

designate "he was designated as prime minister"

30

a long, narrow part or section forming the handle of a tool or club, the body of a spear or arrow, or a similar implement

shaft "the shaft of a golf club | the shaft of a feather"