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  1. 1. Thanks toLin, Fatimah, Eiman, Ileana, Yo, Shay, Mohammad, Lui sa, Kyoung, Jacky, Omar, Veronica, Chune and Bank
  2. 2. Optimum (adj.) Definition: most favorable or advantageous; best: optimum conditions Example:The optimum policy will make the best use of those investments rather than ignore them.
  3. 3. Predisposition (n.)Definition:1.A condition that makes sb/sth likely to behave in a particular way or suffer from a particular disease.2.A genetic predisposition to liver disease.Example: Our predisposition is to be aware of as much of whats going on around us as possible.
  4. 4. Sanction (v.) Definition: 1.To give permission for sth to take place. 2.To punish sb/sth. Example: The government refused to sanction a further cut in interest rates.
  5. 5.  Re-vi-tal-ize (v)Revitalize:to put new strength, power, or life intosomething.Synonyms: Refresh.Antonyms: Enervate, Ruin.Relaxation is a technique to revitalize body and mind.They hope to revitalize the neighborhood byproviding better housing.
  6. 6.  Ret-i-cent (adj)Reticent: unwilling to talk about what you feel or whatyou know.Synonyms: uncommunicative, silent, secretive.Antonyms: communicative.He was reticent to tell the truth for fear he would bepunished. silent uncommunicative Unwilling to talk
  7. 7.  Pro-lif-ic (adj)Prolific: a prolific artist, writer etc produces many works of art, books.Produce a lot of.Synonyms: productive.Antonyms: unproductive.Isaac Asimove is a prolific writer. 506 of his works being published.The more productive we can be, the more money we earn . I am a prolific writer. I wrote all these books in short time.
  8. 8. • Make it worse ; aggravate - irritate
  9. 9. •Relevant to a subject under consideration ;relevant .e.g: Please only bring up topics that are germaneto our discussion.
  10. 10. • Not influenced by personal feelings or opinions inconsidering and representing facts , unbiased .e.g: It is hard to establish an objective viewpoint onemotional subjects.
  11. 11. Paramount (adj):1. More important than anything else; supreme.2. Having supreme power. Synonyms: principal, superior, outstanding. Antonyms: Inferior , last, minor, trivial
  12. 12. Decorum (n):1. Behavior in keeping with good taste and propriety.2. Etiquette. “Picking Pete” lacks decorum. Synonyms: appropriate behavior, good manners. Antonyms: impoliteness, bad behavior.
  13. 13. Synonyms: distort, exaggerate, misinterpret.Antonyms: perceive, get , understand, discern
  14. 14. convert (v.)to persuade to change to ones religiousfaith <young missionaries who go door-to-door trying to convert people>to change in form, appearance, or use<the old factory was converted into anapartment building>Synonyms:proselytize, makeover, metamorphose,transfigure, transform, transmuteAntonyms: secularize; dissuade,e.g.: An example of convert is when youexchange dollars into Euros.
  15. 15. static (adj.) fixed in a place or position <the static installation of the statue in that niche means that no one will ever see its back, which is also of interest> Synonyms: immobile, nonmoving, standing, static Antonyms: mobile, movable (or moveable), moving, nonstationary e.g.: Prices are likely to remain static rather than fall.
  16. 16. stimulate (v.)to give life, vigor, or spirit to <research intoalternative energy sources has been stimulatedby this funding increase>to rouse to strong feeling or action <thegovernment crackdown has only stimulated thecitizenry to more acts of violence>Synonyms: amp (up), brace, energize, fire(up), invigorate, jazz (up), juice up, jump-start, liven(up)Antonyms: burnout, debilitate, drain, enervate, enfeeble, exhaust, fag, fatigue, harass, knockout, undermine, wash out, weaken, dull, kille.g.: Stimulate thinking about what currenttrends mean for practitioners and theirorganizations activities.
  17. 17.  Def. - to change something to suit different conditions or uses Part of Speech ◦ Adaptation/ Adaptability (N) ◦ Adapted/ Adaptable (Adj) Example ◦ She has adapted herself to college life quite easily.
  18. 18.  Def. - a sudden event that causes very great trouble or destruction Part of Speech ◦ Catastrophic (Adj) Example ◦ They were warned of the ecological catastrophe to come.
  19. 19.  Def. - to give a possible but not yet proved explanation for something Part of Speech ◦ Hypothesis (N) Example ◦ Biologists have hypothesized a relationship between the two species.
  20. 20. Stern (adj.)1. serious and strict, and showing strong disapproval ofsomeones behavior: sterner penalties for drug offencesstern look/voice/expression etcWait! I shouted in my sternest voice.stern warning/rebukeHis actions have earned him stern rebukes from human-rightsorganizations.2.be made of sterner stuffto have a strong character and be more determined than otherpeople to succeed in a difficult situation: Ann, made of sterner stuff than I, refused all offers of help.—sternly adverb—sternness noun [uncountable]
  21. 21. Rage (n) 1. a strong feeling of uncontrollable anger:Sobbing with rage, Carol was taken to the hospital. 2. be all the rage informal to be very popular or fashionable: DiCaprio became all the rage after starring in the film Titanic’. 3. rage for something a situation in which something is very popular or fashionable:the rage for mobile phones
  22. 22. Vicarious Adjective1. performed, exercised, received, orsuffered in place of another:vicarious punishment.2. taking the place of another personor thing; acting or serving as asubstitute. 3. felt or enjoyed through imaginedparticipation in the experience ofothers: a vicarious thrill.
  23. 23. Noxious Adjective1. harmful or injurious to health or physical well-being: noxious fumes.2. morally harmful; corrupting; pernicious: anoxious plan to spread dissension.
  24. 24. Contend Verb (used without object)1. to struggle in opposition: to contend with the enemyfor control of the port.2. to strive in rivalry; compete; vie: to contend for firstprize.3. to strive in debate; dispute earnestly: to contend againstfalsehood.
  25. 25. YEARN (v) : to have a strong or deep desire.
  26. 26. UNPARALLELED (adj) : without parallel,unequaled.
  27. 27. [im-plis-it] Implicitly (adv.)·Definition: Something that is implicit is expressed in an indirect way·Synonyms: implied, undeclared, unspoken, hidden·Antonyms: expressed, explicit, specific·Example sentence: Noonehasyetansweredinimplicitquestion in theendofmycolumn.
  28. 28. [in-frak-shuhn]·Definition: An infraction of a rule or law is an instance of breaking it·Synonyms: violation, infringement, misdemeanor·Antonyms: obedience, observance, upholding·Example sentence: Accusethem of some infraction orother on their website, and have themshutdown.
  29. 29. [prahym]·Definition: You use prime to describe something that is of the best possible quality.·Synonyms: best, elite, primary, top·Antonyms: last, secondary·Example sentence: Summeris the primetimetomakethisdrive, though spring and fall can also be pleasant.
  30. 30. Modified (adj.)Def. changed in form or characterExp. GMO fruits are the genetically modified organism.
  31. 31. Demise (n.) /dɪˈmʌɪz/Def.• a person’s death• the end or failure of an enterprise or institution• [mass noun]Law conveyance or transfer of property or a title by will or leaseExp. A demise of some local bookstores was occur when everything is in the online market.
  32. 32. Attributed to ; Attributable (adj. )Def. If somthing is attributed to an event, situation, or person, it was likely to cause by that event, situation, or person.• Synonyms: ascribe, impute, credit, assign, referExp. The success of students was attributed to their hardworking.
  33. 33. DIFFERENTIATE verb dif-ə-ren(t)-shē-āt • to obtain the mathematical derivative of• to mark or show a difference that distinguishes ANTONYMS: Confuse, mix SYNONYMS: Discriminate, distinguish E.g.: The white swan differentiates from others by its color and size.
  34. 34. CONFINE verb kən-fīnto hold within a location / to keep within limits ANTONYMS: Limit, restrict SYNONYMS: Exceed E.g.: The jail confines 1,500 prisioners.
  35. 35. RETROSPECT noun re-trə-spekt• reference to or regard of a precedent or authority• a review of or meditation on past events ANTONYMS: Preview SYNONYMS: Review, reconsideration E.g.: Porsche expo shows a retrospective of its popular models of all times.
  36. 36. Circumvent (v)Definitions: -to make a circuit around - to manage to get around especially byingenuity or strategy.Examples: We circumvented the problem by using adifferent program. He found a way to circumvent the law.
  37. 37. Metamorphosis (n) Definition:- change of physical form, structure, or substance especially by supernatural means Example:- The class learned about how caterpillars undergo metamorphosis to become butterflies.
  38. 38. Flamboyant (adj.) Definition:- marked by or given to strikingly elaborate or colorful display or behavior. strikingly bold or brilliant; showy Example: Lady Gaga wears flamboyant outfits when she performs.
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