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AMBI

ambience

the all surrounding atmosphere

-the candles and soft music give my favorite Italian restaurant a romantic ambience

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ambivalent

having conflicting (different kinds) of feelings toward someone or something

-a child often feels ambivalence about a new baby both liking it and resenting it for the attention it gets

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ambidextrous

able to use both hands (right and left) with equal ease

-because she is ambidextrous and can serve equally well with both hands, she plays a great game of tennis

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ambiguous

having two possible meanings; uncertain or confusing in meaning

-from her ambiguous answer, I couldn't tell whether she was complimenting or insulting me

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VIA

way (Latin root)

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deviate

to turn away from an established way; to break from the accosted way of doing things

-anyone who deviates from the rules is likely to be in trouble

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impervious

not allowing entrance; not capable of being damaged or harmed

-the cloth was impervious to water, since it was made with a special waterproof material

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via (preposition)

by way of

- we are going to grandmas house via Chicago

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trivial

unimportant; insignificant

-Molly was difficult to work with because she became upset over the most trivial things

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-age (n.)

ex: salvage, storage

NOUN suffix

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-some (adj.)

lonesome, gruesome, handsome

ADJECTIVE suffix