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Surmise 

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

 

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Transient

Adj. lasting only for a short time; impermanent:

- a transient cold spell

- These exploits, however, were transient in their effects.
 

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Engender

1. V. (used with object) to produce, cause, or give rise 

to

- 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.

 

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Reconcile

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

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Ambivalence

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.

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Regress

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

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Impervious

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 

affected:

- impervious to reason 

- impervious to another's suffering.

- impervious to 

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Vestige

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 

temple.

• [ usu. with negative ] the smallest amount:

- he waited patiently, but without a vestige of sympathy.

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Stalwart

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.

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Magnanimous

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.