Vocab quiz

Alleviate, Alleviates,Alleviated, Alleviating

a. To make something more bearableb. To partially remove or correct ( something undesirable.


Having or showing simultaneous and contradictory attitudes or feelings toward something or someone: characterized by ambivalence.


A. existing or coming about seemingly at random or by chance or as a capricious and unreasonable act of will. B. based on or determined by individual preference or convenience rather than by necessity or the intrinsic nature of something.

Cluster, clusters

a group of similar things or people positioned or occurring closely together.

connotation, connotations

an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to it literal or primary meaning

contemplation, contemplations

the action of looking thoughtfully at something for a long time.


not openly acknowledged or displayed

derive, derives, derived, deriving

a. to take, revive, or obtain especially from a specified source. b. to infer or deduce

elicit, elicits, elicited, eliciting

evoke or draw out ( a response, answer, or fact) from someone in reaction to ones own actions or questions


having an affection or liking for.