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convection
the flow of heat through a gas or a liquid
conviction
A firmly held belief or opinion.
domestic
a person who is paid to help with menial tasks such as cleaning.
segregate
Separate or divide along racial, sexual, or religious lines.
thenceforth
after that; from that time forward
bear sb/sth out
to support the truth of something
census
an official count or survey of a population, typically recording various details of individuals.
sorely
extremely; very much
deterrence
the action or the fact of deterring people from doing something
bind sb to sth
to force someone to keep a promise
dislodge
To force out of a place, especially a place of rest, hiding, or defense.
conceivable
possible to imagine or to believe
strain
an animal or plant from a particular group whose characteristics are different in some way from others of the same group
conceive (of)
to imagine something
spectacle
a visually striking performance or display.
chronological
following the order in which a series of events happened
transpose
to change something from one position to another, or to exchange the positions of two things
thriller
a book, play, or film that has an exciting story, often about solving a crime
ludicrous
stupid or unreasonable and deserving to be laughed at
condescending
treating someone as if you are more important or more intelligent than them
fallout
1.Airborne substances 2.The adverse results of a situation or action.
advection
The transfer of heat or matter by the flow of a fluid, especially horizontally in the atmosphere or the sea.
dwarf
make sth seem small and insignificant by comparison
discharge
to send out a substance, especially waste liquid or gas
satiate
to completely satisfy yourself or a need, especially with food or pleasure, so that you could not have any more
gorge
to eat until you are unable to eat any more
palatable
to have a pleasant taste; acceptable
downplay
to make something seem less important or less bad than it really is
codify
to arrange something, such as laws or rules, into a system
conjecture
a guess about something based on how it seems and not on proof
Prerogative (of)
A right or privilege exclusive to a particular individual or class
hoard
to collect large amounts of something and keep it in a safe, often secret, place
grandeur
Splendour and impressiveness, especially of appearance or style
unwarranted
Not justified or authorized, not having a good reason and therefore annoying or unfair
stature
the good reputation a person or organization has, based on their behaviour and ability
extrapolation
the process of using existing information to discover what is likely to happen or be true in the future
misnomer
a name that does not suit what it refers to, or the use of such a name
identify (with)
Regard oneself as sharing the same characteristics or thinking as someone else.
divine
ADJ : 1.connected with a god, or like a god 2.extremely good and pleasant V: to guess something
siege
the surrounding of a place by an armed force in order to defeat those defending it
untenable
(of theories etc) incapable of being defended or justified
red herring
a fact, idea, or subject that takes people's attention away from the central point being considered
perplex
to confuse and worry someone slightly by being difficult to understand or solve
underlie
Be the cause or basis of (something)
postulate
Suggest or assume the existence, fact, or truth of (something) as a basis for reasoning, discussion, or belief.
hallmark
a typical characteristic or feature of a person or thing
statute
a law that has been formally approved and written down
lest
With the intention of preventing (something undesirable); to avoid the risk of.
heretofore
before this time; until now