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catalyst

(n.) a person, thing, or agent that causes or speeds up a reaction or change without itself being changed

Syn: mechanism; vehicle; means

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jargon

(n.) vocabulary distinctive to a particular group of people

Syn: terminology; lingo

3

judicious

(adj.) showing sound judgement

Syn: sensible; wise; careful

Ant: foolish; impractical; prejudicial

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foible

(n.) a minor weakness in character

Syn: fault; shortcoming

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benediction

(n.) the act of blessing

Ant: curse; malediction

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frivolous

(adj.) trivial; silly

Syn: inconsequential; vain

Ant: vital; important

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alacrity

(n.) liveliness; willingness; eagerness

Syn: enthusiasm; readiness; zeal

Ant: slowness; reluctance

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deify

(v.) to make a god of; to look upon or worship as a god

Syn: idolize; worship

Ant: abhor; detest

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carnage

(n.) bloody & extensive slaughter

Syn: bloodshed; slaughter

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impel

(v.) to push into motion

Syn: urge; force; propel; drive

Ant: restrain

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epitaph

(n.) an inscription on a tombstone; a brief comment about a deceased person

 

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harp

(v.) to persist in talking continuously (on or about something)

Sun: ramble; complain

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lateral

(adj.) of or relating to the side

Syn: sideways

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pallid

(adj.) pale; faint in color

Syn: colorless

Ant: hearty; robust

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impetuous

(adj.) acting suddenly without thought

Syn: impulsive; rash

Ant: planned; careful

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roots stru and struct

to build

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roots tempor and temper

time

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root therm

heat