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reluctant
Unwilling; disinclined; exhibiting or marked by unwillingness.
revulsion
A strong, often sudden, feeling that something is extremely unpleasant.
obedient
Doing, or willing to do, what you have been told to do by someone in authority.
discrepancy
A difference between two things that should be the same.
fluster
To make or become nervous or upset.
pent-up
Not given expression; repressed.
trait
A distinguishing feature, as of a person's character.
in essence
Relating to the most important characteristics or ideas of something.
elucidate
To explain something or make something clear.
exaggerate
To make something seem larger, more important.
disjunction
The act of disjoining or the condition of being disjointed.
lopsided
Heavier, larger, or higher on one side than on the other.
overstate
To state in exaggerated terms.
altruistic
Showing a wish to help or bring advantages to others, even if it results in disadvantage for yourself.
distort
To change something from its natural, or intended meaning or condition.
sanitation
The development and application of sanitary measures for the sake of cleanliness.
menace
Something that is likely to cause harm.
havoc
Widespread destruction; devastation.
mould
To form into a particular shape; give shape to.
constituent
One of the parts that a substance or combination is made of.
impetus
A force that helps something to happen or develop more quickly.
pragmatic
Involving or emphasizing practical results rather than theories and ideas.
dwindle
To become gradually less or smaller over a period of time until almost nothing remains.
amass
To collect a lot of something such as money or information over a period of time.
patent
The official legal right to make or sell an invention for a particular number of years.
malleable
Describes a substance that is easily changed into a new shape.
tray
A flat object, usually with raised edges, used for carrying food and drinks.
taper
To become gradually narrower at one end, or to make something do this.
disdain
The feeling that someone or something is not important and does not deserve any respect.
germ
A very small organism that causes disease.
relish
To get great pleasure or satisfaction from something.
dazzle
If light dazzles you, it makes you unable to see for a short time.
drab
Not colourful or interesting.
despise
To hate someone or something and have no respect for them.
pedigree
A list of the parents and other relations of an animal.
ludicrous
Stupid or unreasonable and deserving to be laughed at.
incongruous
Unusual or different from what is around or from what is generally happening.
apt
Suitable or right for a particular situation.
appease
To give your opponents what they want.
scuffle
A small fight that lasts for a short time and is not very violent.
pant
To breathe very loudly with your mouth open, for example when you have been running or exercising.
abrupt
Sudden and unexpected, often in an unpleasant way.
shudder
To shake suddenly with very small movements because of a very unpleasant thought or feeling.
prominence
The state of being important or well known.
empirical
Based on real experience or scientific experiments rather than on theory.
treatise
A formal piece of writing that considers and examines a particular subject.
whereas
Compared with the fact that; but.
foster
To help something to develop over a period of time.
inaugurate
To start or introduce something new and important.
formative
Relating to the time when someone or something is starting to develop in character.
admission
Permission to join a club or become a student at a college or university.
faculty
A department or group of departments in a university.
peer
A person who has equal standing with another or others, as in rank, class, or age.
cohort
A group of people who share a characteristic, usually age.
versatile
Able to change easily from one activity to another or able to be used for many different purposes.
step up to the plate
To move into a position where one is ready to do a task; step up to the plate.
astounding
Very surprising or shocking.
innumerable
Too many to be counted.
veracity
The quality of being true, honest, or accurate.
insight
A clear, deep, and sometimes sudden understanding of a complicated problem or situation.
pantheon
A small group of people who are the most famous, important, and admired in their particular area of activity.
tenet
One of the principles on which a belief or theory is based.
affront
A remark or action intended to insult or offend someone.
acute
Very serious or severe.
dismal
Sad and without hope.
excess
An amount that is more than acceptable, expected, or reasonable.
implore
To ask someone to do or not do something in a very sincere, emotional, and determined way.
curl up
To sit or lie in a position with your arms and legs close to your body.
garner
To collect something, usually after much work or with difficulty.
testament
proof, evidence, testimony
play out
Proceed to the end.
win hands down
be outright winner
falter
To lose strength or purpose and stop, or almost stop.
conceive
To imagine something.
novel
Strikingly new, unusual, or different.
crew
A group of people who work together, especially all those who work on and operate a ship, aircraft, etc..
dulcet
Describes sounds that are soft and pleasant to listen to.
precarious
In a dangerous state because not safe or firmly fixed.
satnav
Abbreviation for satellite navigation.
cattle
Cows and bulls that are kept for their milk or meat.
graze
To eat grass growing in a field.
covert
Secretly, or in a hidden way.
infringe
to break a law, rule, or agreement
wade
To walk through water with difficulty because of the pressure of the water against your legs.
hapless
Unlucky and usually unhappy.
trail
A path through the countryside, often made or used for a particular purpose.
foil
To prevent from being successful; thwart.
enforce
To make people obey a law, or to make a particular situation happen or be accepted.
snoop
To look around a place secretly, in order to discover things or find out information about someone or something.
uphold
To defend or keep a principle or law, or to say that a decision that has already been made, especially a legal one, is correct.
fond of
To have a great liking for someone or something; to like doing something.
premise
An idea or theory on which a statement or action is based.
clank
To make a short loud sound like that of metal objects hitting each other, or to cause something to make this sound.
hyperbole
A way of speaking or writing that makes someone or something sound bigger, better, more, etc. than they are.
meld
To (cause something to) combine with something else.
prime
To make ready; prepare
surveillance
The careful watching of a person or place, especially by the police or army, because of a crime that has happened or is expected.
unveil
to announce something officially that was previously a secret
deter
to make someone decide not to do something
drone
A pilotless aircraft operated by remote control.