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Word List


  administer   (dmnstūr) verb   
1.  Work in an administrative capacity; supervise.   "administer a program"
2.  Administer or bestow, as in small portions.   "administer critical remarks to everyone present"
3.  Give or apply, as of medications.

  assert   (sūrt) verb   
1.  State categorically.
2.  To declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true.
3.  Insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized.   "Women should assert themselves more!"

  canny   (kn) adjective    Showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others.

  cope   (kohp) noun,verb    Come to terms or deal successfully with.

  epigram   (pgrm) noun    A witty saying.

  homage   (mj) noun    Respectful deference.

  nimble   (nmbl) adjective   
1.  Moving quickly and lightly.   "as nimble as a deer" "nimble fingers"
2.  Mentally quick.   "nimble wits"

  subside   (sbsd) verb   
1.  Wear off or die down.   "The pain subsided"
2.  Sink to a lower level or form a depression.   "the valleys subside"
3.  Sink down or precipitate.   "the mud subsides when the waters become calm"
4.  Descend into or as if into some soft substance or place.   "She subsided into the chair"

  vivid   (vvd) adjective   
1.  Evoking lifelike images within the mind.   "a vivid description"
2.  Having striking color.   "a bird with vivid plumage"

  zoology   (zohlj) noun    The branch of biology that studies animals.