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Lessons 1 and 2

Motion

TermDefinition
Percussion n. The sharp striking of one thing against another.
Percussion n. Instruments that make a sound when struck.
Percussion adj. Describing the striking of a substance or a musical instrument.
Perennial adj. Lasting for an indefinitely long time.
Perennial adj. Continuing regularly.
Perennial adj. Living longer than two years, said especially of plants.
Permeate tr. v. To penetrate through spaces; to spread throughout.
Persevere intr. v. To hold fast to a task or purpose despite handicaps or obstacles.
Defer tr. v. To postpone; to delay.
Defer intr. v. To yield respectfully to the opinion or will of another.
Dilatory adj. Tending to delay on purpose.
Elation n. Excited feelings of pride, triumph, or happiness.
Infer tr. v. To use available evidence to form a conclusion.
Infer tr. v. To guess.
Contend intr. v. To engage in a quarrel, a struggle, or rivalry.
Contend intr. v. To assert; to put forward in argument.
Intent n. Purpose.
Intent adj. Concentrating on or dedicated to an idea or action.
Subvert tr. v. To upset; to overthrow; to ruin.
Subservient adj. Excessively willing to yield; submissive.
Contort tr. v. To twist or bend out of shape.
Distort tr. v. To change something to make it false.
Distort tr. v. To twist (something) out of its natural shape.
Retort tr. and intr. v. To reply quickly and sharply, often as if in reply to an accusation.
Retort n. A quick, witty, sometimes biting reply.
Tortuous adj. Having many twists and turns.
Tortuous adj. Deceitfully roundabout; tricky.
Adversity n. Hardship; misfortune.
Avert tr. v. To turn away (one's eyes).
Avert tr. v. To prevent.
Introvert n. A person whose thoughts and interests are directed inward.
Perverse adj. Stubbornly doing something other than what is reasonable or required.
Prose n. Ordinary speech or writing without rhyme or meter (that is, without verse).
Prose adj. Referring to speech or writing other than verse.
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