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unity
being in full agreement; being joined together
critique
a review of the quality of a work
differentiation
a discrimination between things as different and distinct
closure
the act of closing something
minimize
to make something as small as possible
selective
choosing through thoughtful comparison
availability
being present and able to be used
depict
to describe someone or something
cue
a word or action during a stage play to tell an actor to speak
parental
concerning, or provided by, a parent
ritual
performed as part of a formal ceremony
fertility
the state of a female being able to produce young
adjacent
being close or near to a border, wall, or point
inhibition
the process whereby nerves can retard or prevent the functioning of an organ; the act of blocking or holding back
observer
someone whose job it is to watch or notice things
readily
in a quick and easy manner
questionnaire
form used to get information from many people
generalization
making a statement about a group from limited data
qualitative
concerning how good something is, rather than quantity
tense
stretched tight and stiff
locally
Concerning the area around where you are
transcription
something written
nutrient
a chemical, food, that animals and plants need to live, develop, and be healthy
reinforce
to strengthen
simulate
to look, feel, or behave like something; to copy
statistically
with respect to statistics
dense
very thick and difficult to see/get through
ecology
the study of plants, animals, people, and their environments
null
having no impact
terminal
the end of something
informal
not official; not done by the rules
discharge
to release someone or something
adaptive
able to adjust to new conditions
ecological
concerning the environment, plants, or animals
protocol
a set of rules; computers use protocol so they can exchange information
progressive
believing in modern ideas about social change
aesthetic
concerning the sense of artistic beauty
agriculture
the science of farming
exploit
to use something or someone selfishly or unethically
practitioner
a person working in a profession, such as medicine
occupation
a career or regular job
equivalence
when something is equal to something else
pragmatic
dealing with problems in a reasonable, practical manner
productivity
rate at which something is made or that people work
arrow
a symbol to give direction; a long piece of wood shot from a bow
reproduce
to make a copy of something
commentary
explanation or discussion of a written work/event
residue
left over after part or most is taken away
unstable
likely to move from its position or fall
consensus
a decision that is shared by most of the members of a group
simplify
to make something easier to do, use or understand
radius
a given area or a range around a certain point; a line from the center of a circle to its edge
artificial
not made by people; not created by nature
harvest
the time of year to bring crops in from the fields
suicide
the act of purposely killing yourself because you no longer wish to live
pi
the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle; approximately equal to 3.14
monkey
an animal related to humans, which lives in trees
habitat
the natural place, or type of place, where a plant or animal lives
assignment
A duty that you are give to do (especially in the armed forces)
replicate
to repeat something, such as an experiment, study or process
mechanical
using or having to do with machines
disability
a condition that limits a person's ability to do something
cattle
cows or bulls on a farm
purely
for no other reason; only and completely
contradiction
the act of saying that something is not true or very different
scatter
to make things separate and go in different directions
problematic
being difficult to deal with or fix
correction
a change to make something right
linguistics
the study of human languages
hormone
a chemical produced by the body to control some function
primitive
being of an early time period in the past
ethics
the moral principles, standards, and rules for deciding what is right and wrong
accumulation
the act of getting or becoming bigger or more over time
static
being unchangeable or unmovable
consent
to agree or allow to do something
substrate
a substance which a catalyst or enzyme has an effect on
straightforward
easy to do or understand; not complicated
discrimination
the ability to recognize the difference between things; treating different groups of people unfairly
separately
not with another person or thing
randomize
to arrange in a random order
sensory
referring to the five senses (hearing, sight, smell, taste and touch)
confine
to keep something or someone within a limited area so it cannot escape
mineral
a substance naturally formed in the ground
peripheral
not connected to the main or important part of something
spontaneous
something that happens on its own, seemingly without cause
reliability
a quality that makes someone or something dependable and deserving of trust
clone
to make an exact copy of a living thing
orient
to focus your attention or efforts on something
elaborate
to be made or done with great care or with much detail
nominal
in name or thought but not reality
insert
to put something in something
reproduction
the process that produces the next generation
dominance
the state of being more powerful, successful, or important than others
allocation
the distribution of items set apart according to a plan or purpose
lung
an organ used to breathe
productive
doing a lot of work and achieving a lot
decay
to be slowly broken down by natural processes
conscious
aware of what is going on around you; not knocked out
thickness
the distance between the opposite edges of a thing
transmit
to broadcast by using electrical signals to a radio or TV
conceive
to think of, or create, something new (e.g. idea, child)
offspring
the child of a person or the young of a plant or animal
resemble
to be similar to someone or something in looks or manner
circulation
the movement of blood through the body
correctly
in an accurate or correct manner
necessity
something that you must have or do
metaphor
a figure of speech based on analogy
tract
a large stretch of land
liver
a large organ in the body that helps to absorb food and clean the blood
subjective
the use of personal feelings and opinions, rather than facts
accumulate
to gather or acquire so that you have more of it
rejection
the act of refusing to consider or believe something
maximize
to increase, or become as large or great as possible
replacement
the act of putting something new in the place of something that is old, broken or missing
amongst
in or through a group
complication
action making something harder to do something
plural
refers to more than one person or thing
valve
a device along a pipe that can either open and allow something to flow, or close and block it
absorption
process of being absorbed (e.g. liquid, attention)
monetary
concerning money, often referring to a country's economic system
thermal
with reference to some source of heat
likewise
in the same way, in addition to
tolerance
a willingness to let people do, say or believe what they wish, without judging or challenging them
articulate
to express something clearly using language
donor
a person or group that gives gifts or money to help support an organization or cause
flux
a state of flow and change
mobility
the ability to move
manipulation
the act of controlling something or someone
elevate
to make something higher
nationalism
the spirit of love of your country, for example, leading to war
analogy
comparison of things based on their similarity
adverse
negative or harmful
nitrogen
a colorless chemical element without a smell that forms most of the earth's atmosphere
plausible
being reasonable and possibly true
vein
one of the little tubes that return blood from the body to the heart
controversy
strong public disagreement about something
wheat
a kind of grain that is used to make flour for bread
rewrite
to write again to improve, or correct errors
manual
needing the use of physical strength or work; a book of information or instructions
strategic
concerned with strategy; well thought out
peasant
a person of low social status, usually who works on a farm
absorb
to take in a liquid; soak up
sketch
a drawing made quickly that lacks detail
justification
a reason or fact that explains why something happens or exists
lifetime
the time between birth and death
binary
having two parts; using only 2 numbers, 1 and 0
definite
Not likely to change; clearly decided
contour
the shape of the outside edge of something
execution
killing a person as a (usually legal) punishment
rhythm
a pattern of sound and beats in music
ultimate
happening or coming at the end of process, final
dictionary
a book with the spellings and meanings of many words
constitution
a law determining the fundamental political principles of a government
acceleration
increase in the speed or rate of something
undermine
to weaken or destroy something secretly and usually slowly
disadvantage
a negative point; a downside; difficulty
myth
a popular belief that is false or unsupported by fact
strand
something that is plaited or twisted as a rope-like length
unify
to join or bring together
randomly
with no pattern or clear purpose; by chance
philosopher
a person who studies ideas about things such as the meaning of life and truth