FRENZY = a temporary madness or a violent mental or emotional agitation, intense usually wild and often disorderly compulsive or agitated activity BAMBOOZLE = to deceive by underhanded methods. Cause someone to believe an untruth SYNONYMS = lead by the nose AND deceive.
CURB = Something that checks or restrains: (High interest rates put a curb on spending) To check, restrain, or control as if with a curb. BAFFLE = To frustrate or check, or defeat (a person) as by confusing, perplexing or puzzling.
AGONIZE = To suffer extreme pain or great anguish. OR To make a great effort; struggle. VICISSITUDE = A change or variation. The quality of being changeable; mutability. One of the sudden or unexpected changes or shifts often encountered in one's life, activities, or surroundings SYNONYMS = VARIAT
CONTEMPLATE = To look at attentively and thoughtfully. To consider carefully and at length. To have in mind as an intention or possibility AMBIGUOUS = . Open to more than one interpretation, doubtful or uncertain. [email protected]
SERENDIPITY = the phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for ALLEVIATE = To make something (pain, for example) more bearable: Or to make something make easier; to relieve or lessen.
SUBMISSION = The act of submitting something for consideration. OR The act of submitting to the power of another; the state of being submissive or compliant; meekness. AMBIVALENCE = The coexistence of opposing attitudes or feelings, such as love and hate, toward a person, object, or idea.Uncertaint
PRECARIOUS = dependent on chance circumstances, unknown conditions, or uncertain developments OR characterized by a lack of security or stability that threatens with danger ESTRANGE = To make hostile, unsympathetic, or indifferent; It is to remove from an accustomed place or set of associations. ItĂ
VULGARIZE:vulĂ‚garĂ‚ized, vulĂ‚garĂ‚izĂ‚ing, vulĂ‚garĂ‚izĂ‚es 1. To make vulgar; debase: 2. To disseminate widely; popularize.COMPLIANT Disposed or willing to comply; submissive
OBLIVION = the fact or condition of forgetting or having forgotten, the condition of being oblivious, the condition or state of being forgotten or unknownDEVOUT=very sincere: deeply and sincerely felt or meant; very religious: deeply religious (Devout Monks, or devout Christians). OR
EMINENT = Prominent, standing out above or beyond all others. Having achieved eminence and therefore: deeply respected and honored for that achievement. DISGRUNTLE = to make somebody feel dissatisfied and irritated. Put into a bad mood.
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Reviewed on 08/27/2007 by rtieder