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Word List


  breadth   (brdth) noun   
1.  An ability to understand a broad range of topics.   "a teacher must have a breadth of knowledge of the subject"
2.  The extent of something from side to side.
Synonyms:  distance, spread, scope
Antonym:  narrowness

  camaraderie   (kmrdr) noun    The quality of affording easy familiarity and sociability.

  consciousness   (knshsns) noun    An alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and your situation.   "he lost consciousness"

  convoluted   (knvltd) adjective   
1.  Curl, wind, or twist together.
2.  Rolled or coiled together.   "a convoluted shell"
3.  Practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive.
4.  Highly involved or intricate.   "convoluted legal language" "convoluted reasoning"

  disseminate   (dsmnt) verb    Cause to become widely known.
Synonyms:  proclaim, distribute, disperse, promulgate
Antonyms:  repress, suppress, stifle

  escalate   (sklt) verb    Increase in extent or intensity.   "The Allies escalated the bombing"
Synonyms:  grow, scale, climb, expand
Antonym:  de-escalate

  lethargy   (lthrj) noun   
1.  Weakness characterized by a lack of vitality or energy.
2.  Inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy.
Antonyms:  vitality, vigor

  megalopolis   (mglpls) noun    A very large urban complex (usually involving several cities and towns).

  postulate   (pschlt) noun,verb   
1.  Maintain or assert.
2.  Require as useful, just, or proper.   "This intervention does not postulates a patient's consent"

  rational   (rshnl) adjective   
1.  Consistent with or based on or using reason.   "rational behavior" "a process of rational inference" "rational thought"
2.  Of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind.   "the triumph of the rational over the animal side of man"
3.  Having its source in or being guided by the intellect (distinguished from experience or emotion).   "a rational analysis"
Synonyms:  logical, sensible, sound, prudent, reasonable
Antonyms:  rash, animal, absurd, silly, insane, unsound, irrational