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  1. 1. Thanks toLin, Fatimah, Eiman, Ileana, Yo, Shay, Mohammad, Lui sa, Kyoung, Jacky, 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: burn out, 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.