A rebellious person likes to challenge authority and break the rules every now and then. A really rebellious group tries to overthrow the government.
resisting control or authority
"a rebellious crew"
not submissive to authority
discontented as toward authority
synonyms:disaffected, ill-affected, malcontent
the act of being a pioneer or first to do something,
Introducing new idea or methods; innovative or pioneering
A suitor is a guy who asks you out on a date. You can describe your sister's prom escort as her suitor.
a man who courts a woman
To flunk is to do poorly on a test or in a class. One way to avoid flunking is to start studying several nights before a test.
fail to get a passing grade
synonyms:bomb, fail, flush it
fall short in what is expected
When a place or your state of mind is peaceful, quiet and serene, it is tranquil.
(of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves
"a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky"
synonyms:placid, quiet, smooth, still, unruffled
calm(of weather) free from storm or wind
Someone wayward is a little stubborn and independent — they're determined to find their own way and are not easily controlled.
resistant to guidance or discipline
synonyms:contrary, obstinate, perverse
not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority
difficult to manage or keep in order
A diaspora is a large group of people with a similar heritage or homeland who have since moved out to places all over the world.
the dispersion or spreading of something that was originally localized (as a people or language or culture)
type of:dispersion, distribution
the spatial or geographic property of being scattered about over a range, area, or volume
Colonialism has to do with one country exploiting another country by making it into a colony. Which is usually good for the mother country and bad for the colony.
exploitation by a stronger country of weaker one; the use of the weaker country's resources to strengthen and enrich the stronger country
control by a powerful country of its former colonies (or other less developed countries) by economic pressures
An abolitionist was someone who wanted to end slavery, especially in the United States before the Civil War — when owning slaves was common practice.
a reformer who favors abolishing slavery
crusader, meliorist, reformer, reformist, social reformera disputant who advocates reform
Fraught means filled with something — often something bad. Your Thanksgiving was fraught with awkward moments when your family saw your blue hair, and it only got worse when you told them you'd quit law school to join the circus.
filled with or attended with
"words fraught with meaning"
"an incident fraught with danger"
containing as much or as many as is possible or normal
marked by distress
If someone has dignity, it means they are worthy of respect. If you really want the lead role in a play and you try to bribe the director to give it to you, she might say, "Have you no dignity?"
the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect
synonyms:self-regard, self-respect, self-worth
type of:pride, pridefulness
a feeling of self-respect and personal worth
formality in bearing and appearance
"he behaved with great dignity"
type of:bearing, comportment, mien, presence
dignified manner or conduct
high office or rank or station
the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society
put down by force or authority
"suppress a nascent uprising"
synonyms:conquer, curb, inhibit, stamp down, subdue
my example: A MOST significant degree of successfulness in GRE and IELTS test is related to how percipient you are or can be at the time of exam, however the most one will make an occasional errors.
characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving
"a percipient author"
having or revealing keen insight and good judgment
Anything ineffable is unspeakably beautiful, moving, or horrible. It's beyond expression. If something is so powerful or emotional that you can't even describe it, it's ineffable.
too sacred to be uttered
"the ineffable name of the Deity"
synonyms:unnameable, unspeakable, unutterable
concerned with religion or religious purposes
defying expression or description
synonyms:indefinable, indescribable, unspeakable, untellable, unutterable
My example: The feeling of Noble achievement will be ineffable to those received it.
cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form
"twist the dough into a braid"
synonyms:bend, deform, flex, turn
When you twist something, you turn it in a different direction. You might twist off a bottle cap, or you might even twist the plot of a story you are writing.
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