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- 1.Restrain oneself from doing or enjoying something.
- 2.Refrain from drinking alcohol.
Render (something) poorer in quality by adding another substance, typically an inferior one.
Lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern.
- 1. Showing a willingness to take bold risk
- 2. Showing an impudent lack of respect
Given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behavior.
Confirm or give support to (a statement, theory, or finding).Synonyms:confirm - bear out - affirm - verify - support - certify
1. Remove the moisture from (something, esp. food), typically in order to preserve it.
2. Lacking interest, passion, or energy.
- 1. Cause or give rise to
- 2. Beget
Lasting for a very short time
Easily persuaded to believe something; credulous.
1.Of the same kind; alike.
2. Consisting of parts all of the same kind.
Synonyms:uniform - similar
(of a person, speech, or style of writing) Using very few words.
Synonyms:terse - concise - brief - succinct - short - curt
(of an action, idea, or goal) Deserving praise and commendation.
Synonyms:praiseworthy - commendable - creditable - meritorious
- 1. Make less severe, serious, or painful
- 2. Lessen the gravity of (an offense or mistake)
A person who is excessively concerned with minor details and rules or with displaying academic learning.
1. Dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations.
2. Relating to philosophical or political pragmatism.
- 1. The state or quality of conforming to conventionally accepted standards of behavior or morals.
- 2. The details or rules of behavior considered correct
Alternate or waver between different opinions or actions; be indecisive
evaporating rapidly; passing off readily in the form of vapor:Acetone is a volatile solvent.2.tending or threatening to break out into open violence;explosive: a volatile political situation.3.changeable; mercurial; flighty: a volatile disposition.4.(of prices, values, etc.) tending to fluctuate sharply andregularly: volatile market conditions.5.fleeting; transient: volatile beauty.