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  1. acquaintance
  2. Noun

    1. a person's knowledge or experience of something.

    2. a person one knows slightly, but who is not a close friend.

    Example: " the students had little acquaintance with the language "

    Example: " a wide circle of friends and acquaintances "

    Example: " After all, the ladies of your acquaintance belong to high society. "

    Synonym: familiarity with, knowledge of, experience with/of, awareness of, understanding of, comprehension of, grasp of

  3. attitude
  4. Noun

    A settled way of thinking or feeling about someone or something, typically one that is reflected in a person's behavior.

    Example: "She took a tough attitude toward other people's indulgences."

    Example: This is how I expected my attitude to remain after the election.

    Example: If such an attitude is meant to intimidate Muslim women, good luck.

    Synonym: term, name, expression, manner, disposition, feeling, position, with regard to a person or thing; tendency or orientation, especially of the mind: a negative attitude; group attitudes.

  5. perception
  6. Noun

    the ability to see, hear, or become aware of something through the senses. Perception (from the Latin perceptio, percipio) is the organization, identification, and interpretation of sensory information in order to represent and understand the environment.

    Example: "Another interesting issue deals with certain cultures' perception of beauty."

    Example: " the normal limits to human perception "

    Synonym: awareness, sense, recognition.

  7. preference
  8. Noun

    1. a greater liking for one alternative over another or others.

    Example: " a preference for long walks and tennis over jogging "

    Synonym: liking, partiality, predilection, proclivity, fondness, taste, inclination, leaning, bent, penchant, predisposition

    2. a prior right or precedence, especially in connection with the payment of debts.

    Example: " debts owed to the community should be accorded a preference "

  9. perceive
  10. Verb

    become aware or conscious of (something); come to realize or understand.

    Example: " his mouth fell open as he perceived the truth "

    Synonym: discern, recognize, become aware of, see, distinguish, realize, grasp, understand, take in, make out, find, identify, hit on, comprehend, apprehend, appreciate, sense, divine, figure out,

  11. judging
  12. Verb

    form an opinion or conclusion about.

    Example: " scientists were judged according to competence "

    Example: " Much misunderstanding has arisen by judging such primitive people by the standards of our present day civilization."

    Synonym: form the opinion, conclude, decide, consider, believe, think, deem, view, deduce, gather, infer, gauge, estimate, guess, surmise, conjecture, regard as, look on as, take to be, rate as, class as, reckon, figure

  13. figure out
  14. Verb

    to be able to understand something or to solve a problem

    Example: " We had to figure out the connection between the two events. "

    Synonym: understand, know, deduce, puzzle out, solve, lick, work, work out

  15. affection
  16. Noun

    a gentle feeling of fondness or liking.

    Example: " she felt affection for the wise old lady "

    Synonym: fondness, love, liking, tenderness, warmth, devotion, endearment, care, caring, attachment, friendship, warm feelings

  17. concern
  18. Noun

    anxiety; worry.

    Example: " This problem concerns all of us.

    Example: " The move follows growing public concern over the spread of the disease. "

    Example:such unsatisfactory work gives cause for concern

    Synonym: anxiety, fear, worry, distress, unease, apprehension, misgiving, disquiet, disquietude

  19. tough
  20. Adjective

    (of a substance or object) strong enough to withstand adverse conditions or rough or careless handling.

    Example: " tough backpacks for climbers "

    Synonym: durable, strong, resilient, sturdy, rugged, solid, stout, long-lasting, heavy-duty, industrial-strength, well-built, made to last


    a tough person, especially a gangster or criminal.

    Example: " young toughs sporting their state-of-the-art firearms "

    Synonym: ruffian, thug, goon, hoodlum, hooligan, roughneck, hood, heavy, bruiser, hardman, yahoo


    endure a period of hardship or difficulty.

    Example: " We've been trying to tough it out but it's difficult to come together in a short space of time under a new coach. "

  21. odd
  22. Adjective

    different from what is usual or expected; strange.

    Example: " the neighbors thought him very odd "

    Synonym: strange, peculiar, weird, queer, funny, unusual, unconventional, freaky

    happening or occurring infrequently and irregularly; occasional.

    Example: " neither did she want a secret affair, snatching odd moments together "

    Synonym: occasional, casual, irregular, isolated, random, sporadic, periodic, miscellaneous, various, varied, sundry

  23. outspoken
  24. Adjective

    frank in stating one's opinions, especially if they are critical or controversial.

    Example: " he has been outspoken in his criticism "

    Synonym: forthright, direct, candid, frank, straightforward, honest, open, plain-spoken, blunt, abrupt, bluff, brusque

  25. conscientious
  26. Adjective

    (of a person) wishing to do what is right, especially to do one's work or duty well and thoroughly.

    Example: " a conscientious and hardworking clerk "

    Synonym: diligent, industrious, punctilious, painstaking, sedulous, assiduous, dedicated, careful, meticulous, thorough, attentive, hard-working, studious, rigorous, particular, religious, strict

  27. Signify
  28. Verb

    be an indication of.

    Example: " this decision signified a fundamental change in their priorities "

    Synonym: be evidence of, be a sign of, mark, signal, mean, spell, be symptomatic of, herald, indicate, betoken

  29. Yield
  30. Noun

    the full amount of an agricultural or industrial product.

    Example: " the milk yield was poor "

    Synonym: profit, take, fruit, output, production


    produce or provide (a natural, agricultural, or industrial product)

    Example: " the land yields grapes and tobacco "

    Synonym: produce, bear, give, supply, provide, afford, return, bring in, earn, realize, generate, deliver, offer, pay out,

  31. i.e.
  32. that is to say (used to add explanatory information or to state something in different words).

    Example: " a walking boot which is synthetic, i.e. not leather "

  33. Incline
  34. Noun

    an inclined surface or plane; a slope, especially on a road or railway.

    Example: " the road climbs a long incline through a forest "

    Synonym: slope, gradient, pitch, ramp, bank, ascent, rise, upslope, dip, descent, declivity, downslope, hill, grade, downgrade


    feel willing or favorably disposed toward (an action, belief, or attitude).

    Example: " he was inclined to accept the offer "

    Synonym: predispose, prefer, bend, slope, dispose, tend

  35. Propose
  36. Verb

    put forward (an idea or plan) for consideration or discussion by others.

    Example: " he proposed a new nine-point peace plan "

    Synonym: put forward, suggest, submit, advance, offer, present, move, come up with, lodge, table, nominate

  37. challenge
  38. Noun

    a call to take part in a contest or competition, especially a duel.

    Example: " he accepted the challenge "

    Synonym: dare, provocation, summons


    invite (someone) to engage in a contest.

    Example: " he challenged one of my men to a duel "

    Synonym: disagree with, dispute, take issue with, protest against

  39. Exacting
  40. Adjective

    making great demands on one's skill, attention, or other resources.

    Example: " living up to such exacting standards "

    Synonym: demanding, stringent, testing, challenging, onerous, arduous, laborious, taxing, grueling, punishing, hard, tough


    demand and obtain (something, especially a payment) from someone.

    Example: " Our role is to produce the finest car, to the most exacting standards, in the world motor industry. "

    Synonym: demand, require, insist on, request, impose, expect, extract, compel, force, squeeze

  41. performance
  42. Noun

    An act of staging or presenting a play, concert, or other form of entertainment.

    Example: "Don Giovanni had its first performance in 1787"

    Synonym: show, production, showing, presentation, staging, concert, recital, gig

    The action or process of carrying out or accomplishing an action, task, or function.

    Example: "the continual performance of a single task reduces a man to the level of a machine "

    Synonym: carrying out, execution, discharge, accomplishment, completion, fulfillment

  43. concise
  44. Adjective

    Giving a lot of information clearly and in a few words; brief but comprehensive.

    Example: "A concise account of the country's history"

    succinct, pithy, incisive, brief, short and to the point, short and sweet, abridged,

  45. intimidate
  46. Verb

    frighten or overawe (someone), especially in order to make them do what one wants.

    Example: " he tries to intimidate his rivals "

    Synonym: frighten, menace, terrify, scare, terrorize, cow, dragoon, subdue, threaten, browbeat, bully, pressure, harass, harry, hassle, hound, torment, tyrannize, persecute, lean on, push around, bulldoze, railroad, twist someone's arm, strong-arm

  47. thoroughly
  48. adverb

    in a thorough manner, very much, greatly.

    Example: " he searched the house thoroughly "

    Synonym: rigorously, in depth, exhaustively, minutely, closely, in detail, meticulously, scrupulously, assiduously, conscientiously, painstakingly, methodically, carefully, comprehensively, fully, from A to Z, from soup to nuts

  49. restrict
  50. Verb

    put a limit on; keep under control.

    Example: "some roads may have to be closed at peak times to restrict the number of visitors"

    Synonym: limit, keep within bounds, regulate, control, moderate, cut down

  51. frustrate
  52. Verb

    prevent (a plan or attempted action) from progressing, succeeding, or being fulfilled.

    Example: " When you see these polls that show your popularity down a bit, it doesn't frustrate you? "

    Example: " It illustrates how the little man can, in the end, outwit and frustrate the grandiose plans of the great. "

    Synonym: thwart, exasperate, cross, torment

  53. prevent
  54. Verb

    keep (something) from happening or arising.

    Example: " action must be taken to prevent further accidents "

    Example: "to prevent somebody from doing something "

    Synonym: stop, avert, ward off, thwart, counteract, inhibit, restrain, disallow, stay

  55. opportunity
  56. Noun

    a set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something.

    Example: " we may see increased opportunities for export "

    Synonym: chance, lucky chance, favorable time/occasion/moment, time, right set of circumstances, occasion, moment, opening, option, window (of opportunity), turn, go, possibility, shot, break

  57. pitch
  58. Noun

    the quality of a sound governed by the rate of vibrations producing it; the degree of highness or lowness of a tone.

    Example: " a car engine seems to change pitch downward as the vehicle passes you "

    Synonym: tone, timbre, key, modulation, frequency

  59. deem
  60. Verb

    regard or consider in a specified way.

    Example: " the event was deemed a great success "

    Synonym: consider, regard as, judge, adjudge, hold to be, view as, see as, take for, class as, count, find, suppose, reckon, think, believe to be, feel to be, esteem

  61. relevant
  62. Adjective

    closely connected or appropriate to the matter at hand.

    Example: " the candidate's experience is relevant to the job "

    Synonym: pertinent, applicable, apposite, material, apropos, to the point, germane, connected, related, linked, on-topic

  63. attentive
  64. Adjective

    paying close attention to something.

    Example: " never before had she had such an attentive audience "

    Synonym: perceptive, observant, alert, acute, aware, heedful, vigilant, intent, focused, undistracted, committed, studious, diligent, conscientious, wary,

  65. utter
  66. Adjective

    complete; absolute.

    Example: " Charles stared at her in utter amazement "

    Synonym: complete, total, absolute, thorough, perfect, downright, out-and-out, outright


    make (a sound) with one's voice.

    Example: " Stepping back, he opened his mouth to speak but could not utter a sound. "

    Synonym: emit, let out, give, produce

  67. fulfill
  68. verb

    1. bring to completion or reality; achieve or realize (something desired, promised, or predicted).

    Example: " he wouldn't be able to fulfill his ambition to visit Naples "

    Synonym: achieve, attain, realize, actualize, make happen, succeed in, bring to completion, bring to fruition, satisfy

    2. carry out (a task, duty, or role) as required, pledged, or expected.

    Example: " some officials were dismissed because they could not fulfill their duties "

    Synonym: carry out, perform, accomplish, execute, do, discharge, conduct, complete, finish, conclude, perfect

  69. candid
  70. Adjective

    truthful and straightforward; frank

    Example: " This is the most honest, candid , and intelligent discussion I've read of this topic. "

    Synonym: frank, outspoken, forthright, blunt, open, honest, truthful, sincere, direct, plain-spoken, straightforward, ingenuous, bluff, upfront, on the level, on the up and up

  71. distinguish
  72. Verb

    recognize or treat (someone or something) as different.

    Example: " the child is perfectly capable of distinguishing reality from fantasy "

    Synonym: differentiate, tell apart, discriminate between, tell the difference between

  73. feasible
  74. Adjective

    possible to do easily or conveniently.

    Example: " This last idea seemed the best to me - and the most feasible to try and achieve as well. "

    Synonym: practicable, practical, workable, achievable, attainable, realizable, viable, realistic, sensible, reasonable, possible

  75. confine
  76. Noun

    the borders or boundaries of a place, especially with regard to their restricting freedom of movement.

    Example: " This sort of detail should never leave the confines of the hospital. "

    Synonym: frontier, border, barrier, mark, limit


    keep or restrict someone or something within certain limits of (space, scope, quantity, or time).

    Example: " he does not confine his message to politics "

    Synonym: enclose, incarcerate, imprison, intern, impound, hold captive, trap, shut in/up, keep, lock in/up, fence in, hedge in, wall in/up; restrict, limit

  77. cognition
  78. Noun

    the mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the senses.

    Example: " This form of mental unity could appropriately be called unity of cognition . "

    Synonym: perception, discernment, apprehension, learning, understanding, comprehension, insight, reasoning, thinking, thought

  79. appropriately
  80. Adjective

    suitable or fitting for a particular purpose, person, occasion, etc.

    Example: " This revival of classic taste in art is commonly and appropriately called Renaissance. "

    Synonym: fitly, suitably, befittingly, fittingly

  81. delineate
  82. Verb

    describe or portray (something) precisely.

    Example: " I was of the opinion that it was wise to delineate clearly the boundary of responsibility in this aspect. "

    Synonym: describe, set forth/out, present, outline, sketch, depict, represent, map out, define, specify, identify

  83. conclusion
  84. Noun

    the end or finish of an event or process. A judgment or decision reached by reasoning.

    Example: " I confess that I do not find the logic of the final sentence in that conclusion easy to follow. "

    Synonym: end, ending, finish, close, termination, windup, cessation, culmination, denouement, peroration, coda, outro

  85. confess
  86. Verb

    admit or state that one has committed a crime or is at fault in some way.

    Example: " once apprehended, they would confess their guilt "

    Synonym: admit, acknowledge, reveal, disclose, divulge, avow, declare, profess, own up, tell all; own up, plead guilty, accept the blame, tell the truth, tell all, make a clean breast of it, come clean, spill the beans, let the cat out of the bag, get something off one's chest, let on, fess up

  87. apprehend
  88. Verb

    1. understand or perceive. 2. arrest (someone) for a crime.

    Example: " great art invites us to apprehend beauty "

    Synonym: appreciate, recognize, discern, perceive, make out, take in, realize, grasp, understand, comprehend, get the picture

  89. compulsory
  90. adjective

    required by law or a rule; obligatory.

    Example: " compulsory military service "

    Synonym: obligatory, mandatory, required, requisite, necessary, essential, imperative, unavoidable, enforced, demanded, prescribed

  91. inhibit
  92. Verb

    hinder, restrain, or prevent (an action or process).

    Example: " cold inhibits plant growth "

    Synonym: impede, hinder, hamper, hold back, discourage, interfere with, obstruct, slow down, retard, curb, check, suppress, restrict, fetter, cramp, frustrate, stifle, prevent, block, thwart, foil, stop, halt

  93. comprehend
  94. Verb

    grasp mentally; understand.

    Example: " I simply couldn't comprehend what had happened "

    Synonym: understand, grasp, take in, see, apprehend, follow, make sense of, fathom, get to the bottom of, unravel, decipher, interpret, work out, figure out, make head(s) or tail(s) of, get one's head around, get the drift of, catch on to, get

  95. participate
  96. Verb

    take part.

    Example: " Finally, if you are fortunate enough to be able to participate in an employee share scheme, do so! "

    Synonym: take part in, engage in, join in, get involved in, share in, play a part/role in, be a participant in, partake in, have a hand in, be associated with, cooperate in, help (out) with, assist in, lend a hand with/to

  97. acute
  98. adjective

    1. (of a bad, difficult, or unwelcome situation or phenomenon) present or experienced to a severe or intense degree.
    2. having or showing a perceptive understanding or insight: shrewd.

    1. Example: " However, since then, patients needing urgent acute surgical care have had to travel 15 miles to the nearest hospital in Cashel. "

    2. Example: " I am a sensitive, not in a supernatural sense, but my senses are very acute, my hearing is very acute . "

    Synonym: severe, critical, drastic, dire, dreadful, terrible, awful, grave, bad, serious, desperate, dangerous

  99. deem
  100. Verb

    regard or consider in a specified way.

    Example: " the event was deemed a great success "

    Synonym: consider, regard as, judge, adjudge, hold to be, view as, see as, take for, class as, count, find, suppose, reckon, think, believe to be, feel to be, esteem