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  1. Mess, muddle
    • Hodge-podge:
    • A mess, a jumble, a heterogenous mixture.

    • Ex. 
    • The current landscape is a hodgepodge  ofvegetation.

    Once a hodgepodge  of stables and servants'quarters, the street is part of a neighborhood thatis now mainly full of businesses.

    And yes, the fonts at the left sidebar are ahodgepodge  of different fonts, typefaces andsizes.
  2. conscious, able to perceive through senses
    • Sentient:
    • (1) having the power of perception by the senses; conscious. (2) characterized by sensation and consciousness.

    • Ex. 
    • In its maddening dash through the swirling dustthe machine takes on the   attributes of a sentient thing.

    He was such an asshole that my arms actually became sentient beings with a sense of justice and gave him a faceful of fist.

    Look at someone-look into their eyes-and you can't fail to see the intelligent, sentient ,emotionally alive creature inside.

    The suffering of sentient  beings-humans and animals.

    Many times companion animals are replaced with less sentient  animals such as rodents.
  3. Askew; wrong
    • Awry: (pronounced uh - RYE like rye bread)
    • (1) with a turn or twist to one side; askew: to glance or look awry. (2) away from the expected or proper direction; amiss; wrong: Our plans went awry.

    • Ex. 
    • But when something goes awry , methylation can unleash a tumor by silencing a   gene that normally keeps cell growth in check.

    If something goes awry  on a trip, phone this number for customer care.

    Just looking for a little support in a world gone awry.
  4. Narrow valley
    • Ravine:
    • A narrow, steep-sided valley commonly eroded by running water.

  5. Gradual decline
    • Attrition:
    • 1. A gradual, natural reduction in membership or personnel, as through retirement, resignation, or death. 2. A gradual diminution in number or strength. “The company’s attrition rate was quite high.”

    • Ex. 
    • Our club has had a high rate of attrition becauseso many members have moved away.

     The enemy surrounded the town and conducted a war of attrition (gradually weakening the enemy).

    Every zombie war is a war of attrition .

    The Army has also slashed the rate of attrition for new soldiers.

    He would like to reduce the attrition .

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