Terminology 7&8

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monopoly

exclusive control by one group or person often by the production of goods and services

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monotonous

repetitiously dull and colorless

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prime

first in excellence or value, position excellence

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unanimous

being fully in agreement, by vote

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unilateral

involving only on party or entity

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bilateral

affecting two parties, having two sides

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dilemma

predicament that requires a choice between two evenly balanced options

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quadruple

multiply by four, having four parts

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centennial

related to a hundred-year period, 100th anniversary of an event or its celebration

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century

a hundred year period

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omnipotent

all-powerful, having absolute power

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multiple

having to do with more than one

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minimal

very small in amount

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microscopic

very, very small: too small to be seen unaided with the naked eye

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maximize

make as great as possible, assign the greatest value to

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pandemonium

great noise or disorder

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abrade

wear away as by friction, erode

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atypical

not conforming, unusual

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component

element that makes up a larger system

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deduce

reach a conclusion, generally through rational thought, reason from a general principle to a specific example or instance

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dichotomy

division between two seemingly opposite parts

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diverge

move or lie in different directions from a common point , branch off, differ

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ecstasy

intense delight, state of mind where one is imply carried away

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evolve

achieve or develop gradually over time

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intercept

take or seize on the way from one place to another

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introspection

contemplation of one's own feelings and thoughts

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prehistoric

of a time before written records

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replenish

fill again, add to the supply

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belligerent

eager or "itching" for a fight, warlike

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complacent

overly content with what is

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boisterous

loud in behavior, sometimes to the point of being undisciplined

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incredulous

disbelieving to the point of being very skeptical

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loquacious

extremely talkative to the point of over doing it

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tenacious

persistent, holding stubbornly to an activity and not easily pulled away from it

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culpable

responsible for something bad or evil, blameworthy

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vulnerable

open to attack, liable to be wounded

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deceitful

inclined to be untruthful or deliberately misleading

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remorseful

experiencing or expressing regret for having done wrong

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docile

submissive, easily controlled

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eccentric

strange, departing from what is normal

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feisty

full of spirit

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impulsive

tending to act without thinking

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intrepid

fearless

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ambiguous

unclear in meaning , having more than one possible meaning

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precarious

not secure, shaky, dangerous

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amicable

peaceable, friendly, and without anger

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feasible

cable of being done or accomplished, possible

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collaborative

jointly working with other on a project

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compulsory

required

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seminar

a meeting for the exchange of ideas, especially a meeting of advanced students

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caucus

a closed meeting of members of a political party, especially a meeting to decide on a policy position

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crucial

very important, decisive to the point that it makes a difference to the outcome , critical

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deficient

not enough in amount, lacking in, incomplete

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fraudulent

dishonest often to the point of being illegal, gotten by illicit means

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turbulent

rough, causing disorder or commotion, stormy

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mundane

concerned with the ordinary, of the earth in contrast to the heavenly

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resistant

opposed to changed