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hibernate
sleep throughout the winter; N. hibernation
embrace
to include something, often as one of a number of things
Ethos
the beliefs or character of a group
out of place
not in the proper position; disarranged
incorporate
to include something as part of something larger
imitative
copying someone or something
overshadow
to cause someone or something to seem less important or less happy
sparseness
thinly scattered or distributed
vain
futile, useless, pointless, unsuccessful
providential
1.timely, happening exactly when needed but without being planned 2.involving divine foresight or providence
imperceptible
unable to be noticed or felt because of being very slight
trifling
trivial
technocrat
an expert in science or technology who has a lot of power in or influence with the government or industry
ascertain
find out for certain; make certain
harbinger
Anything that foreshadows a furture event; omen; sign.
prophetic
predictive, saying correctly what will happen in the future
subjective
influenced by or based on personal beliefs or feelings, rather than based on facts
stark contrast
Exactly opposite of, against
allegation
a claim that someone has done something wrong.
equitable
treating everyone equally; fair:
standing
reputation, rank, or position in an area of activity, system, or organization
adverse
having a negative or harmful effect;going against; opposing; unfavorable; hostile
stance
a way of thinking about something
on the face of it
apparently;without knowing all of the relevant facts
preternatural
more than is usual or natural;supernatural
acknowledgement
recognition of the importance or quality of something
dichotomy
(1) A division into two often contradictory groups. (2) Something with qualities that seem to contradict each other.
discrepancy
a difference between two things that should be the same
accord
agreement
milieu
general environment or surroundings
rhetoric
clever language that sounds good but is not sincere or has no real meaning
disperse
to scatter or move away over a large area
excrete
to get rid of waste from the cells or from the body
substantiate
to support a claim with facts:
dissimilar
not the same, different
acumen
mental keenness; sharpness of judgment; quickness of intellectual insight
notation
a system of written symbols in music or math
agonize
spend time worrying and trying to make a decision about sth
bear on sth
to be connected or related to something
dissemble
to hide your real intentions and feelings or the facts
scrutinize
to examine something very carefully in order to discover information
bogus
false, not real, or not legal
deem
to consider or judge something in a particular way
incentive
something that encourages a person to do something
erroneous
wrong or false
novel
new and original, not like anything seen before
scathing
witheringly scornful; severely critical
novice
not experienced, beginner
inconsequential
insignificant; unimportant
contextualize
to consider something in its context