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Word Generation Weekly – Series 3 – 119 Words

debate

a discussion with reasons for and against some proposal

controversy

a dispute where there is strong disagreement

perspective

appearance as determined by distance from the viewer

justify

show to be right by providing proof

bias

a partiality preventing objective consideration of an issue

cite

refer to for illustration or proof

research

systematic investigation to establish facts

data

a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn

phase

arrange in stages

strategy

an elaborate and systematic plan of action

extend

stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope

radical

far beyond the norm

crucial

of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis

attain

gain with effort

initiative

the first of a series of actions

adopt

take up and practice as one’s own

ensure

make certain of

tension

a state of mental or emotional strain or suspense

consent

give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to

duration

the period of time during which something continues

wiretap

tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information

patriot

one who loves and defends his or her country

eliminate

end, take out, or do away with

suspicious

openly distrustful and unwilling to confide

source

a document from which information is obtained

displace

cause to move, usually with force or pressure

regime

the governing authority of a political unit

diminish

decrease in size, extent, or range

stable

resistant to change of position or condition

estimate

an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth

voluntary

of your own free will or design

literacy

the ability to read and write

impose

compel to behave in a certain way

allocate

distribute according to a plan or set apart for a purpose

rigid

fixed and unmoving

range

a variety of different things or activities

regulate

bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage

circumstances

one’s overall condition in life

conception

the event that occurred at the beginning of something

genetic

relating to the study of heredity and variation in organisms

consequence

the outcome of an event

undernourished

not getting adequate food

extract

remove, usually with some force or effort

modify

cause to change; make different

DNA

a long linear polymer found in the nucleus of a cell

export

a commodity sold to a foreign country

symbolic

serving as a visible sign for something abstract

domestic

produced in a particular country

integrate

make into a whole or make part of a whole

efficient

being effective without wasting time, effort, or expense

capable

having ability

ongoing

currently happening

compatible

able to exist and perform in harmonious combination

notion

a general inclusive concept

gender

the biological or cultural traits associated with one sex

comprise

form or compose

adapt

make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose

conduct

behave in a certain manner

paradigm

a standard or typical example

vocational

of or relating to an occupation

inherently

in an essential manner

exceed

be greater in scope or size than some standard

equivalent

being essentially equal to something

focus

the concentration of attention or energy on something

emerge

come out into view, as from concealment

exploit

use or manipulate to one’s advantage

furthermore

in addition

confront

be face to face with

interfere

get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action

pose

pretend to be someone you are not

contact

be in or establish communication with

prime

first in rank or degree

minimum

the smallest possible quantity

monitor

keep an eye on; keep under surveillance

revenue

the entire amount of income before any deductions are made

institute

set up or lay the groundwork for

incident

a single distinct event

escort

accompany

invoke

summon into action or bring into existence

distribution

the act of spreading or apportioning

outweigh

be more important or signficant than

anecdotal

based on stories rather than data or scientific observation

front

the outward appearance of a person

sought

that is looked for

intrinsic

belonging to a thing by its very nature

commodity

articles of commerce

practitioner

someone who carries out a learned profession

evaluate

form a critical opinion of

infer

conclude by reasoning

conceive

have the idea for

unethical

not conforming to approved standards of social behavior

benefit

be advantageous for

detect

discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of

rationalize

defend, explain, or make excuses for by reasoning

scheme

an elaborate and systematic plan of action

subsequently

happening at a time later than another time

dominant

most frequent or common

import

bring in from abroad

commission

place an order for

yield

give or supply

participate

be involved in

superior

of high quality or performance

resilient

recovering readily from adversity, depression, or the like

consensus

agreement in the judgment reached by a group as a whole

undergo

pass through

empower

give qualities or abilities to

deny

declare untrue; contradict

implication

a meaning that is not expressly stated but can be inferred

role

the actions and activities assigned to a person or group

anonymous

having no known name or identity or known source

underlying

in the nature of something though not readily apparent

capacity

capability to perform or produce

adequately

in a sufficient manner

harassment

the act of tormenting by persistent attacks and criticism

disperse

to cause to separate and go in different directions

catalyze

change by catalysis or cause to catalyze

segregation

the act of keeping apart

reform

improve by alteration or correction of errors or defects

injustice

the practice of being unjust or unfair