abolish

to do away with

absurd

inconsistent with reason or logic or common sense

abuse

cruel or inhumane treatment

accomplish

to put in effect or gain with effort

accurate

matching exactly or almost exactly to something

appropriate

suitable or proper in the circumstances

arid

(of land or a climate) having little or no rain; too dry or barren to support vegetation

arrogant

having or revealing an exaggerated sense of one’s own importance or abilities

authentic

of undisputed origin; genuine

avid

having or showing a keen interest in or enthusiasm for something

awe

a feeling of reverential respect mixed with fear or wonder

barren

(of a place or building) bleak and lifeless

beacon

a fire or light set up in a high or prominent position as a warning, signal, or celebration

belligerent

hostile and aggressive

beneficial

favorable or advantageous; resulting in good

bias

prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair

bisect

divide into two parts

bizarre

very strange or unusual, especially so as to cause interest or amusement

blunder

a stupid or careless mistake

boisterous

(of a person, event, or behavior) noisy, energetic, and cheerful; rowdy

boycott

withdraw from commercial or social relations with (a country, organization, or person) as a punishment or protest

burden

load heavily

calculate

intend (an action) to have a particular effect

campaign

an organized course of action to achieve a particular goal

candor

the quality of being open and honest in expression; frankness

capacity

the ability or power to do, experience, or understand something

capital

wealth in the form of money or other assets owned by a person or organization or available or contributed for a particular purpose such as starting a company or investing

catastrophe

an event causing great and often sudden damage or suffering; a disaster

chronological

(of a record of events) starting with the earliest and following the order in which they occurred

civic

relating to the duties or activities of people in relation to their town, city, or local area

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