English words I didn't know

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English words I didn't know
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  1. colloquial
    adjective(of language) used in ordinary or familiar conversation; not formal or literary:

    colloquial and everyday languagecolloquial phrases
  2. intrinsic
    (adjective) belonging naturally; essential:

    access to the arts is intrinsic to a high quality of life
  3. categorical
    (adjective) unambiguously explicit and direct:

    a categorical assurance
  4. lifeworld
    (noun) Philosophy

    all the immediate experiences, activities, and contacts that make up the world of an individual or corporate life.
  5. refute
    (verb)[with object]prove (a statement or theory) to be wrong or false; disprove:

    these claims have not been convincingly refuted

    prove that (someone) is wrong:

    his voice challenging his audience to rise and refute him

    deny or contradict (a statement or accusation):

    a spokesman totally refuted the allegation of bias
  6. exacerbate
    (verb)[with object]make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse:

    rising inflation was exacerbated by the collapse of oil prices
  7. ostensibly
    (adverb) as appears or is stated to be true, though not necessarily so; apparently:

    [sentence adverb]:the party secretary resigned, ostensibly from ill health
  8. conducive
    (adjective)(usually conducive to)making a certain situation or outcome likely or possible:

    the harsh lights and cameras were hardly conducive to a relaxed atmosphere
  9. multifarious
    (adjective)many and of various types:

    multifarious activitieshaving many varied parts or aspects:

    a vast multifarious organization
  10. allude
    (verb)[no object] (allude to)suggest or call attention to indirectly; hint at:

    she had a way of alluding to Jean but never saying her name 

    mention without discussing at length:we will allude briefly to the main points 

    (of an artist or a work of art) recall (an earlier work or style) in such a way as to suggest a relationship with it:

    the photographs allude to Italian Baroque painting

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