V. Suppose that something is true without having evidence to confirm it:
- He surmised that something must be wrong
- one could surmise that ISIS has been working
towards thispoint for years now
Adj. lasting only for a short time; impermanent:
- a transient cold spell
- These exploits, however, were transient in their effects.
1. V. (used with object) to produce, cause, or give rise
- Hatred engenders violence
- The issue engendered continuing controversy
2. V.(used without object) to be produced or caused;
come into existence:
- Conditions for a war were engendering in Europe.
1. V. Restore friendly relations between:
- the king and the archbishop were publicly reconciled
- she wanted to be reconciled with her father.
2. V. Make or show to be compatible:
- the agreement had to be reconciled with the city's new international relations policy.
- It can be difficult to reconcile your ideals with reality
N. the state of having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone:
- The law's ambivalence about the importance of a victim's identity
- Government ambivalence towards the arts.
V. Return to a former or less developed state:
- they would not regress to pre-technological tribalism.
- in my area we were regressing not progressing
1 Adj. not allowing fluid to pass through:
- an impervious layer of basaltic clay.
2. Adj. incapable of being injured or impaired:
- Impervious to wear and tear.
- he worked, apparently impervious to the heat.
3.incapable of being influenced, persuaded, or
- impervious to reason
- impervious to another's suffering.
- impervious to
N. A trace or remnant of something that is disappearing or no longer exists:
- the last vestiges of colonialism.
- A few columns were the last vestiges of a Greek
• [ usu. with negative ] the smallest amount:
- he waited patiently, but without a vestige of sympathy.
Adj. firm, steadfast, or uncompromising:
- a stalwart supporter of the U.N.
N. a steadfast or uncompromising partisan:
They counted on the party stalwarts for support in the off-year campaigns.
Adj. generous or forgiving, especially towards a rival or less powerful person:
- she should be magnanimous in victory
- a magnanimous gesture
2. high-minded; noble:
- a just and magnanimous ruler.