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Salient

Adj. most noticeable or important:

- it succinctly covered all the salient points of the case.

• prominent; conspicuous:

- the salient object in my view.

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Apace

Adv. with speed; quickly; swiftly.

- work continues apace.

- preparations went on apace

- China can keep expanding apace. 

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Impetus

N. a moving force; impulse; stimulus:

- The impetus for Zing Train actually came from outside the company

- Shaum cites the institution of Casual Fridays as an 

impetus for the change.

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Venal

Adj. willing to sell one's influence, especially in return for a bribe; open tobribery; mercenary:

- a venal judge 

- The stereotypical congressperson is venal

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Symbiotic

N. a mutually beneficial relationship between different people or groups:

- Menke was known for her symbiotic relationship with 

Tarantino

- A symbiotic relationship between a business and its stakeholders

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Ardent

adj. intense feeling; passionate; fervent: intensely devoted, eager, or enthusiastic; zealous:

- ardent love, an ardent vow

- A bar that ardently kept blacks out

- despite being ardently courted by her 

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Pervade

V. To become spread throughout all parts of:

- Spring pervaded the air

- The notion that bigger is better had so pervaded our culture that...

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Zealous (zeal)

Adj. having or showing zeal:

- the council was extremely zealous in the application of the regulations.

- home to the country's most zealous Islamists

 

( N. great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an objective: his zeal for privatization)

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Reticent

Adj. not revealing one's thoughts or feelings readily:

- she was extremely reticent about her personal affairs

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Demur

V. raise objections or show reluctance:

- normally she would have accepted the challenge, but she demurred

they wanted to make him the treasurer, but he demurred.

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Notwithstanding

Preposition. in spite of:

- notwithstanding the evidence, the consensus is that the jury will not reach a verdict

- She went to the game anyway, doctor's orders 

notwithstanding.

Nevertheless; anyway; yet:

- we were invited notwithstanding

 

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Diatribe

N. a forceful and bitter verbal attack against someone or something:

- a diatribe against consumerism.

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Sultry

Adj. 1. (of the air or weather) hot and humid:

- It was a sultry summer day

2. (especially of a woman or her behaviour) displaying or suggesting a strongly sexual nature:

- a sultry French dressmaker.

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Foolhardy

Adj. recklessly bold or rash:

- it would be foolhardy to go into the scheme without support

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Consummate

Adj. showing great skill and flair:

- she dressed with consummate elegance

- a consummate business person

 

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Erstwhile

Adj. Former:

- the erstwhile president of the USA

- Jim Thompson was an erstwhile accountant 

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Exude

V. (of a person) display (an emotion or quality) strongly and openly:

- Kon exudes goodwill

- He simply exuded confidence

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Modicum

N. a small quantity of a particular thing, especially something desirable or valuable:

- his statement had a modicum of truth.

- he hasn't even a modicum of common sense

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Impasse

N. a situation in which no progress is possible, especially because of disagreement; a deadlock:

- the current political impasse

- The impasse between Israel and the Palestinians shows little 

sign of easing.

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Ancillary

Adj. providing necessary support to the primary activities or operation of an organization, system, etc.:

- ancillary staff.

• in addition to something else, but not as important:

- paragraph 19 was merely ancillary to paragraph 16.

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