LSK VOC 13-16

Atrophy

to waste away

-to wear down, lose strength, or become weak, as from diuse, disease, or injury (said of the body part); to wither away

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Deplore

to condemn

-to feel or express disapproval of

Deprivation

a dificiency

-lack of shortage of one or more basic necessities

Exacerbate

to make worse

-to aggravate (a situation or condition); make more severe

Imperative

essential

-necessary; urgent

Mitigate

to relieve

-to make less severe or less intense; relieve

Objective

fair

-not influenced by emotion or personal prejudice; based only on what can be observed

Panacea

a complete solution

-something supposed to cure all diseases, evils, or difficulties; cure all

Unprecedented

unheard of 

-being the first instance of something; never having occurred before

Utilitarian

 

practical

-made or intended for practical use, stressing usefulness over beauty or other considerations

Decorum

proper conduct

-correctness in behavior and manners; standards or conventions of socially acceptable behavior

espouse

to speak for 

-to support, argue for , or adopt (an idea or cause)

exhilaration

happiness

-cheerfulness; high spirits

exorbitant

inconvenient

-excessive, especially in amount, cost, or price; beyond what is resonable or appropriate

Extricate

to untangle

-to free from a tangled situation or a difficulty

facilitate

to make possible

-to make easier to do or to get

orthodox

traditional

-following established, traditional rules or beliefs, especially in religion; following what is customary or commonly accepted

Rejuvenate

to give new life to 

-to make (someone) feel or seem young again; to make (something) seem fresh or new again

synchronize

to coordinate

-to cause to occur at exactly the same time ; to cuase (clocks and watches) to agree in time

tenuous

shaky

-having little sunstance or basic, weak , poorly supported

Disparity

a contrast

-an inequality or difference as in ages or amounts

forestall

to keep from happening

-to prevent or hinder by taking action beforehand

insidious

subtly harmfull

-working or spreading harmfully but in a manner hard to notice; more harmful than is evident at first

insinuate

to hint

-to suggest slyly

interrogate

to ask questions

-to question formally and systematically

obsequious

overly eager to please

-overly willing to serve, obey, or flatter in order to gain favor

omnipotent

all powerful

-all poweful; having unlimited power or authority

opportune

appropriate

-suitable (said of time) ; well timed

permeate

to penetrate

-to flow or spread throughout something

retribution

a penalty

-something given or done as repayment , reward, or usually punishment 

proficient

expert

-skilled; highly competent

holistic

concerned with the whole

-empasizing the whole and the interdependence of it’s parts rather than the parts separately

subversive

intended to destroy

-acting or intending to undermine or overthrow something established

staunch

faithful

-firm; loyal; strong in support

annihilate

to wipe out

-to destroy completely; reduce to nothingness

vindicate

to prove innocent

-to clear from blame or suspicion; justify or prove right

analogy

a comparison

-a comparison between two things in order to clarify or dramatize a point

emanate

to come out

-to flow or come out from a source ; come forth

placebo

a fake medicine

-a substance which contains no medicine

criterion

a standard

-a standard by which something is or can be judged

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