imply

strongly suggest the truth or existence of (something not expressly stated)

incentive

a thing that motivates or encourages one to do something

incoherent

(of spoken or written language) expressed in an incomprehensible or confusing way

indolent

wanting to avoid activity or exertion; lazy

intercede

intervene on behalf of another

interpret

understand (an action, mood, or way of behaving) as having a particular meaning or significance

isolate

identify (something) and examine or deal with it separately

jeopardize

put (someone or something) into a situation in which there is a danger of loss, harm, or failure

mediate

intervene between people in a dispute in order to bring about an agreement or reconciliation

niche

a comfortable or suitable position in life or employment

obscure

not clearly expressed or easily understood

pacify

quell the anger, agitation, or excitement of

perception

a way of regarding, understanding, or interpreting something; a mental impression

pertinent

elevant or applicable to a particular matter

proponent

a person who advocates a theory, proposal, or project

punitive

inflicting or intended as punishment

rapport

a close and harmonious relationship in which the people or groups concerned understand each other’s feelings or ideas and communicate well

rationale

a set of reasons or a logical basis for a course of action or a particular belief

reconcile

restore friendly relations between

redundant

not or no longer needed or useful

respective

belonging or relating separately to each of two or more people or things

sabotage

deliberately destroy, damage, or obstruct (something)

scrutiny

critical observation or examination

squander

waste (something, especially money or time) in a reckless and foolish manner

technique

a way of carrying out a particular task, especially the execution or performance of an artistic work or a scientific procedure

traumatic

emotionally disturbing or distressing

turmoil

a state of great disturbance, confusion, or uncertainty

valid

of an argument or point) having a sound basis in logic or fact; reasonable or cogent

verify

make sure or demonstrate that (something) is true, accurate, or justified

viable

capable of working successfully; feasible

vulnerable

likely to suffer from physical or emotional attack or harm

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