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1 Wordlist 35 Judging Roommates by Their Facebook Covers

2 1. Anonymous (adj.) Definition: made or done by someone whose name is not known or not made public Synonym: Example: The money was donated by an anonymous benefactor. Word Family: a·non·y·mous·ness, noun a·non·y·mous·ly, adverb non·a·non·y·mous·ness, noun

3 2. Arbitrary (adj.) Definition: based on chance rather than being planned or based on reason Synonym: random, unpredictable Example: Did you have a reason for choosing your destination or was it arbitrary? Word Family: ar·bi·trar·i·ly, adverb ar·bi·trar·i·ness, noun non·ar·bi·trar·i·ly, adverb non·ar·bi·trar·i·ness, noun non·ar·bi·trar·y, adjective

4 3. Clause (n.) Definition: a particular part of a written legal document, for example a law passed by Parliament or a contract (= an agreement) Synonym: section Example: They have added/deleted/amended a clause in the contract which says the company can make people redundant for economic reasons. Word Family: claus·al, adjective sub·claus·al, adjective sub·clause, noun

5 4. Clique (n.) Definition: a small group of people who spend their time together and do not welcome other people into that group Synonym: society, fraternity Example: Our golf club is run by a very unfriendly clique (of people). Word Family: clique·less, adjective cli·quey, cli·quy, adjective cli·quism, noun sub·clique, noun

6 5. Converse (v.) Definition: the opposite Synonym: opposite, reverse Example: In the US, you drive on the right-hand side of the road, but in Britain the converse applies. Word Family:

7 6. Deviate (v.) Definition: to do something that is different from the usual or common way of behaving Synonym: diverge, Example: The recent pattern of weather deviates from the norm for this time of year. Word Family: de·vi·a·ble, adjective de·vi·a·bil·i·ty, noun de·vi·a·tor, noun non·de·vi·at·ing, adjective un·de·vi·a·ble, adjective

8 7. Ditzy (n.) Definition: silly Synonym: silly, Example: He couldn’t tolerate his ditzy girlfriend. Word Family:

9 8. Diverse (adj.) Definition: different or including many different types Synonym: various, different Example: Students from countries as diverse as Colombia and Lithuania use Cambridge textbooks. Word Family: di·verse·ly, adverb di·verse·ness, noun o·ver·di·verse, adjective o·ver·di·verse·ly, adverb o·ver·di·verse·ness, noun

10 9. Domain (n.) Definition: an area of interest or an area over which a person has control Synonym: realm, territory Example: She treated the business as her private domain. Word Family: do·ma·ni·al, adjective

11 10. Fondness (n.) Definition: a liking Synonym: affection, liking Example: George's fondness for pink gins was well known. Word Family: self-fond·ness, noun

12 11. Freshman (n.) Definition: a student in the first year of high school, college, or university Synonym: undergraduate Example: He's a freshman at Harvard. Word Family: fresh·man·ship, noun pre·fresh·man, noun, plural pre·fresh·men. sub·fresh·man, noun, plural sub·fresh·men.

13 12. Impression (n.) Definition: an idea or opinion of what something or someone is like Synonym: sense, feeling Example: I didn't get much of an impression of the place because it was dark when we drove through it. Word Family: im·pres·sion·al, adjective im·pres·sion·al·ly, adverb im·pres·sion·less, adjective pre·im·pres·sion, noun

14 13. Inevitable (adj.) Definition: certain to happen and unable to be avoided or prevented Synonym: inescapable, assured Example: The accident was the inevitable consequence/result/outcome of carelessness. Word Family: in·ev·i·ta·bil·i·ty, in·ev·i·ta·ble·ness, noun in·ev·i·ta·bly, adverb qua·si-in·ev·i·ta·ble, adjective qua·si-in·ev·i·ta·bly, adverb

15 14. Institute (v.) Definition: to set up; establish; organize Synonym: invest Example: to institute a government. Word Family: re·in·sti·tute, verb (used with object), re·in·sti·tut·ed, re·in·sti·tut·ing. un·in·sti·tut·ed, adjective well-in·sti·tut·ed, adjective

16 15. Intervene (v.) Definition: to intentionally become involved in a difficult situation in order to improve it or prevent it from getting worse Synonym: get involved Example: The Central Bank intervened in the currency markets today to try to stabilize the exchange rate. Word Family: re·in·ter·vene, verb (used without object), re·in·ter·vened, re·in·ter·ven·ing. un·in·ter·ven·ing, adjective

17 16. Maximize (v.) Definition: to make something as great in amount, size, or importance as possible Synonym: boost, raise Example: Some airlines have cancelled less popular routes in an effort to maximize profits. Word Family: max·i·mi·za·tion, max·i·ma·tion, noun max·i·miz·er, noun

18 17. Passive (adj.) Definition: not acting to influence or change a situation; allowing other people to be in control Synonym: uninvolved Example: He's very passive in the relationship. Word Family: pas·sive·ly, adverb qua·si-pas·sive, adjective qua·si-pas·sive·ly, adverb sem·i·pas·sive, adjective sem·i·pas·sive·ly, adverb

19 18. Posture (v.) Definition: behaviour or speech that is intended to attract attention and interest, or to make people believe something that is not true Synonym: Example: His writing has been dismissed as mere intellectual posturing. Word Family:

20 19. Sibling (n.) Definition: a brother or sister Synonym: Example: I have four siblings: three brothers and a sister. Word Family: half-sib·ling, noun

21 20. So-called (adj.) Definition: used to show that you think a word that is used to describe someone or something is not suitable or not correct Synonym: supposed, presumed Example: It was one of his so-called friends who supplied him with the drugs that killed him. Word Family:

22 21. Subside (v.) Definition: If a condition subsides, it becomes less strong or extreme Synonym: moderate, soften Example: The police are hoping that the violence will soon subside. Word Family: sub·sid·ence, noun sub·sid·er, noun non·sub·sid·ing, adjective un·sub·sid·ed, adjective un·sub·sid·ing, adjective

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