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abandon
   lacking restraint or control; feeling of extreme emotional intensity; unbounded enthusiasm
abstract
   theoretical; not concrete; not applied or practical; difficult to understand
academic
   related to school; not practical or directly useful; relating to scholarly organization; based on formal education
access
   approach; entry; entrance
accommodation
   living quarters provided for public convenience; something that meets a need; convenience
accompany
   travel with; be associated with
accumulation
   increase by natural growth or addition; concentration
accurate
   capable of providing a correct reading or measurement; performing with care and precision
achieve
   gain with effort; accomplish; fulfill
acquisition
   act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something
adaptation
   modification; alteration or adjustment in structure or habits
adequate
   sufficient; enough to meet a purpose
adjacent
   adjoining; neighboring; close to; lying near
adjustment
   making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
administration
   management; supervision; people who are in charge for management; activity of government for powers and duties
advocate
   speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something
affect
   have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
aggregate
   gather into a mass, sum, or whole; amount to
aid
   person or thing that promotes or helps in something done; helper; assistant
albeit
   even though; although; notwithstanding
alter
   modify; cause to change; make different; convert
alternative
   one of two or more things, ideas or courses of action that may be used; option; choice
ambiguous
   unclear or doubtful in meaning
amendment
   correction; revision
analogous
   comparable; similar or alike
analysis
   study; investigation; process of breaking down a substance into its constituent parts
annual
   occurring or payable every year
apparent
   capable of being seen, or easily seen; open to view; visible to eye
appendix
   something appended or added
appreciation
   recognition; taste; judgment or opinion, especially a favorable one
approach
   access; method
appropriate
   acquire; take possession of for one's own use; set apart for specific use
approximate
   approach; come near
arbitrary
   randomly chosen; determined by chance or impulse, and not by reason or principle
area
   plane surface, as of the floor of a room; open space in a building; the enclosed space; extent; scope; range
assembly
   gathering; meeting; a group of persons gathered together for common reason
assessment
   act of judging or assessing; amount determined as payable
assistance
   activity of contributing to fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
assume
   suppose; presume; take on; bear
assurance
   promise or pledge; certainty; self-confidence; freedom from doubt
attached
   fastened together; joined by wall, especially by sharing a wall with another building; not freestanding
author
   beginner, former, or first mover of anything; creator; originator; one who composes or writes book or composer
authority
   jurisdiction; power to enforce laws, exact obedience, command, determine, or judge; government
available
   convenient for use or disposal; not busy, free; obtainable; accessible
aware
   knowing; having knowledge or cognizance
behalf
   represent; advantage, benefit, interest of someone
benefit
   advantage; something that aids or promotes well-being ; welfare; gain
bias
   preference or inclination, especially one that inhibits impartial judgment; influence in unfair way
bond
   link; connection; uniting force or tie; binding agreement; duty
brief
   short in time, duration, length, or extent; concise
bulk
   majority; main part; volume; mass
capable
   having the ability required for a specific task
capacity
   mental or physical ability; ability to accommodate
challenge
   assert a right; raise a formal objection; take exception to
channel
   passage for water or other fluids to flow through; bed of a stream or river; route of communication or access
chapter
   division of a book or treatise; assembly of monks; bishop's council; organized branch of some society
chart
   graph; diagram; map showing coastlines, water depths, or other information of use to navigators
civil
   having to do with citizens or the state; courteous and polite
clarity
   clearness of thought or style; brightness; splendor
classical
   standard and authoritative rather than new or experimental; relating to the ancient Greeks and Romans, especially art, architecture, and literature
clause
   sentence; phrase; distinct article, stipulation, or provision in a document
code
   body of law; system of rules or regulations relating to one subject; system of symbols, letters, or words
coherence
   logical and orderly and consistent relation of parts; state of cohering or sticking together
coincide
   occur at the same time as; correspond
collapse
   breakdown; failure
commission
   fee for services; group of people appointed to find out about something; authorize
commitment
   pledge, undertaking; act of binding yourself to a course of action
commodity
   goods; article of trade; advantage; benefit.
communication
   activity of communicating; activity of conveying information
community
   society; a group of people living in the same locality and under the same government
compensation
   something given or received as payment as for a service or loss or injury
complement
   complete; consummate; make perfect
complex
   complicated in structure; a whole structure, as a building, made up of interconnected or related structures
component
   element; ingredient; abstract part of something
comprehensive
   thorough; including all or everything; broad in scope
comprise
   include; consist of; be composed of
concept
   something formed in the mind; thought or notion
concurrent
   simultaneous; coincident; occurring or operating at the same time
conduct
   direct the course of; manage or control; lead or guide
conference
   meeting for consultation or discussion; exchange of views
confirmed
   being firmly settled in habit; having been ratified; verified; fixed; established
conflict
   fight; struggle; incompatibility of dates or events
conformity
   similarity in form or character; agreement
consent
   agree in opinion or sentiment; be of the same mind; accord; concur; allow
considerable
   worthy of consideration; large in amount, extent, or degree
consistent
   being in agreement with itself; coherent; regular
constant
   invariable; repeating; continually occurring; persistent
constitutional
   of or relating to a constitution, or establishment form of government
construction
   act of constructing or building something
consumer
   people who buy goods or services
contact
   get in touch with; reach
contemporary
   modern; belonging to the same period of time
context
   circumstance
contract
   constrict; make smaller; compress or concentrate
contradiction
   assertion of contrary; denial of the truth of a statement or assertion; opposition, whether by argument or conduct
contrary
   relation of direct opposition; very opposed in nature or character or purpose
contrast
   act of distinguishing by comparing differences
contribution
   act of contributing; payment exacted for special purpose; impost or levy
controversy
   contentious speech act; argument
convention
   social or moral custom; formal meeting of members, representatives, or delegates; agreement between states
conversely
   in a converse manner; with change of order or relation; reciprocally.
convinced
   certain, sure
cooperative
   done with or working with others
coordination
   regulation of diverse elements into an integrated and harmonious operation
core
   basic, center, or most important part; essence
corporate
   united or combined into one body; collective; belonging to corporation or incorporated body
corresponding
   accompanying
couple
   a male and female associated together; a pair who associate with one another
create
   make or cause to be or to become; invest with a new thing
credit
   arrangement for deferred payment for goods and services; money available for a client to borrow
criteria
   standard, rule, or test on which a judgment or decision can be based
crucial
   of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis; of the greatest importance
currency
   money; general acceptance or use
cycle
   periodically repeated sequence of events; long period of time; entire round in a circle or a spire
data
   collection of facts, observations, or other information related to a particular question or problem
debate
   discussion; dispute; discussion involving opposing points
decline
   change toward something smaller or lower ; gradual falling off from a better state
definite
   fixed; exact; having distinct limits
definition
   clarity of outline; concise explanation
demonstrate
   show clearly and deliberately; manifest; confirm; prove
denote
   indicate; signify directly; refer to specifically
deny
   disagree with; refuse; declare untrue
depression
   recession; economic slump; concavity in a surface produced by pressing ; sadness; low spirits
design
   act of working out the form of something; creation of something in the mind; formulate a plan for
despite
   lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike; disdain, contemptuous feelings, hatred
device
   technique or means; instrument; machine used to perform one or more relatively simple tasks
discretion
   knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress; trait of judging wisely and objectively
displacement
   act of removing from office or employment
display
   exhibit; present or hold up to view; show; demonstrate; give evidence of; manifest
distinction
   excellence or eminence; note or mark of difference
distribution
   act of distributing or spreading or apportioning
diversity
   point or respect in which things differ; difference
document
   provide written evidence; record in detail
domain
   field; territory over which rule or control is exercised; networked computers that share a common address
domestic
   house-hold; of or relating to the home ; within the country or home
dominant
   major; important; outweighing
draft
   rough outline; draw up an outline; sketch
dramatic
   striking; sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect
duration
   length of time something lasts
dynamic
   energetic; vigorously active
economic
   pertaining to economy; frugal; cheap
edition
   whole number of copies of a work printed and published; single copy; act of editing
eliminate
   eradicate; abolish; rule out
emphasis
   special attention or effort directed toward something; stress
empirical
   derived from experiment and observation rather than theory
enable
   supply with the means, knowledge, or opportunity; make able; make feasible or possible
energy
   exertion of force; capacity for work or vigorous activity; usable heat or power
enormous
   very great in size, extent, number, or degrees; huge; massive
ensure
   make sure or certain; insure; assure
environment
   surroundings; totality of surrounding conditions
equation
   making equal; equal division; equality; equilibrium
equipment
   apparatus
equivalent
   interchangeable; comparable; equal, as in value, force, or meaning
erosion
   corrosion; a gradual decline of something
estate
   extensive landed property; everything you own; all of your assets
estimate
   judge to be probable; form an opinion about; evaluate
ethnic
   relating to races; group of people sharing common racial, national, or religious heritage
eventually
   ultimately; in the final result or issue; in the end
evidence
   something which makes evident or manifest; any mode of proof
evolution
   development; progression
exceed
   go beyond; be or do something to a greater degree
exhibit
   show, make visible or apparent
expansion
   growth; extent or amount by which something has expanded
expert
   person with a high degree of skill in or knowledge of a certain subject
explicit
   precisely and clearly expressed; definite; outspoken
exploitation
   unfair use of someone‚Äôs work giving little in return
export
   sell or transfer abroad
exposure
   risk, particularly of being exposed to disease; unmasking; act of laying something open
external
   exterior; outer; suitable for application to the outside
extract
   draw or pull out, usually with some force or effort; remove; get despite difficulties or obstacles