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derivation - deriving; origin or source of something; Ex. the derivation of the word
amenable - obedient; compliant; readily managed; responsive; willing to be led; answerable or accountable legally; responsible; able to be tested by; Ex. amenable to sensible suggestions; Ex. He is very amenable; Ex. amenable to the usual tests
soliloquy - talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)
motility - ability to move spontaneously; ADJ. motile: moving spontaneously
insurgent - rebellious; N.
paraphernalia - equipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings; Ex. photographic paraphernalia; CF. married woman's property exclusive of her dowry
entrepreneur - businessperson (who assumes the risk of a business venture); contractor; ADJ. entrepreneurial
transcendental - going beyond common thought or ideas; impossible to understand by practical experiences or practices; known only by studying thoughts or intuition; OP. empirical; CF. transcendentalism
lackluster - lacking luster(shine; gloss); dull
devise - think up; invent; plan; bequeath; N: bequest