|Assert||دفاع و حمایت کردن|
|Concur||هم رای بودن|
|Embody||در بر داشتن|
|Relinquish||ول کردن، چشم پوشیدن|
- n. ambiguity
- adj. ambiguously
- adj. unclear meaning; something that can be understood in more than one way
- syn. vague
The men received an ambiguous message from their boss.
Her letter was full of ambiguities.
- adv. arbitrarily
- n. arbitrariness
- adj. an action or decision made with little thought
- syn. haphazard
Her choice of clothing seemed arbitrary.
The teacher arbitrarily decided to give the class a test.
- adv. assertively
- n. assertiveness
- n. assertion
- n. assertive
- v. to express or defend oneself strongly; to state positively
- syn. declare
The government asserted its control over the banking system.
The company president is an assertive individual.
- v. astound
- adv. astoundingly
- adj. very surprising
- syn. astonishing
The scientists made an astounding discovery.
The fans were astounded by their team’s success.
- adv. astutely
- n. astuteness
- adj. very intelligent, smart, clever
- syn. perceptive
He was an astute worker, finishing in half the time it took the others to finish.
They astutely determined that there would be no chance to finish on time.
- n. concurrence
- v. to have the same opinion or draw the same conclusion
- syn. agree
The director concurred with the conclusions of the committee’s report.
Do you concur with the details of the business plan?
- adj. deceptive
- v. deceive
- n. deception
- adv. making something appear true or good when it is false or bad
- syn. misleadingly
The magician deceptively made the rabbit disappear.
Bahram deceived Ali about the cost of the coat.
- n. designator
- n. designation
- v. to specify or select to do a task; to indicate
- syn. assign
Mr. Zandi designated the secretary to represent him at the meeting.
The designated driver drove everyone home after the party.
- n. determination
- v. determine
- adj. strong in one’s opinion, firm in conviction, to find out
- syn. resolute
They were determined to go to graduate school.
The judge determined that the man was lying.
- n. elicitation
- v. to get the facts or draw out the truth
- syn. extract
A lawyer will elicit all the facts necessary to prove her case.
Elicitation of the truth can be difficult at times.
- n. embodiment
- v. to be a good example of a concept or idea
- syn. exemplify
The constitution is an embodiment of Iranian ideals.
Elham embodies all of the qualities of a good leader.
- n. instigator
- adj. instigative
- v. to cause a conflict or argument
- syn. initiate
No one knew who had instigated the demonstration.
Dissatisfaction with government policies instigated the revolution.
- n. mundanity
- adv. mundanely
- adj. common or routine
- syn. ordinary
The student’s mundane summer job frustrated her.
His mother asked him to do all the mundane household chores.
- n. petition
- v. to make a request
- syn. appeal
Iran petitioned the United Nations to consider its case.
The student’s petition was denied.
- n. relinquishment
- v. to give up control
- syn. abdicate
The troubled executive relinquished her control of the company.
The relinquishment of his claim to the building will allow the building to be sold.
- n. resilience
- adv. resiliently
- adj. strong enough to recover from difficulty or disease
- syn. tenacious
She has a resilient personality and will soon feel better.
The doctor was surprised by his patient’s resilience.
- adv. temptingly
- n. temptation
- adj. tempting
- v. to make it attractive to do something, usually something not good
- syn. entice
The idea of getting rich quickly tempted him to invest his life savings.
Desserts are more tempting when one is on a diet.