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salient

salient

/ˈseɪɫiənt/, /ˈseɪɫjənt/
adjective
having a quality that thrusts itself into attention
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Marx’s mother once made the salient comment . . .

And that is actually pretty salient point there.

That's a salient concern.

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astringent

astringent

/əˈstɹɪndʒənt/
adjective
sour or bitter in taste
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After the water, or shampoo, and astringent combination, your pores are open.

Going in a circular motion So I got a water and astringent mixed in one.

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clement

clement

/ˈkɫɛmənt/
adjective
(used of persons or behavior) inclined to show mercy
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Monarchs can be clement.

Laws can't be clement.

Clements argued that plant formations are best studied as units called communities.

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resilient

resilient

/ɹɪˈzɪɫjənt/
adjective
elastic; rebounds readily
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But it remains to be seen just how resilient its business is this time around.

They would be far more resilient to these periods of unemployment.

So it's indicating that, again, they were able to be somewhat resilient.

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incumbent

incumbent

/ˌɪnˈkəmbənt/
adjective
necessary (for someone) as a duty or responsibility; morally binding
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If the S&P 500 is higher, the incumbent party tends to win.

And if the S&P 500 is lower, the incumbent party tends to lose.

And then the incumbent automakers are also introducing dozens of new EVs over the next several years.

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lenient

lenient

/ˈɫiniənt/, /ˈɫinjənt/
adjective
more tolerant and less strict in punishing someone
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America has more lenient policies than other countries, including those that pay for plasma.

We're not more lenient with the stars.

Here, this is much more lenient.

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resplendent

resplendent

/ɹisˈpɫɛndənt/
adjective
having great beauty and splendor

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bent

bent

/ˈbɛnt/
adjective
fixed in your purpose
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Matter bends space and bent space tells matter how to move.

Light is bent around it, meaning you can see the front and parts of the back.

It looks bent because air and water have different refractive indices.

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demulcent

demulcent

/dˈɛmʌlsənt/
adjective
having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin

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insentient

insentient

/ɪnsˈɛnʃənt/
adjective
devoid of feeling and consciousness and animation

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affluent

affluent

/ˈæfɫuənt/
adjective
having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
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I am going to pretend I am very affluent for an hour.

But most affluent families go beyond these test prep books to help their children study for these exams.

And you know talented kids from less affluent families don't get to go to these schools.

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inherent

inherent

/ɪnˈhɛɹənt/, /ɪnˈhɪɹənt/
adjective
permanent, basic, or inseparable part of someone or something
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Cobalt, a popular element in battery development, carries inherent challenges.

It's just inherent in the nature of the watch.

Beauty meets an inherent need for meaningful information.

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nascent

nascent

/ˈneɪsənt/
adjective
being born or beginning
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TikTok's revenue model is still very, very nascent.

And dealing with the quirky nature of quantum physics creates some big hurdles for this nascent technology.

Prior to World War II with the nascent candy and soft drink industries, we got up to about 20 grams per day.

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convalescent

convalescent

/ˌkɑnvəˈɫɛsənt/
adjective
returning to health after illness or debility
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One way around this is to use convalescent plasma.

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impenitent

impenitent

/ɪmpˈɛnɪtənt/
adjective
not penitent or remorseful

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congruent

congruent

/ˈkɔnɡɹuˌɛnt/
adjective
being similar to and in agreement with something
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So a rhombus is a quadrilateral where four of the sides are congruent.

Or you could view it as a rectangle where all four sides are congruent.

But in either case, you have to have all four sides be congruent in order to be a square.

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emollient

emollient

/ɪmˈɑːliənt/
adjective
having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin
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The air itself has emollient properties.

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incipient

incipient

/ˌɪnˈsɪpiənt/
adjective
only partly in existence; imperfectly formed
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The disease is anchored in self-loathing, not in blasphemy, incipient paedophilia or murderous intent.

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prudent

prudent

/ˈpɹudənt/
adjective
careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment
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Or do we say that, in this moment of time, it's prudent to do so?

The prudent thing to do at that point would be to get out ahead of the problem.

It would hardly be prudent.

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proficient

proficient

/pɹɑˈfɪʃənt/
adjective
having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
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They were already proficient speakers.

Or for Excel, I'm proficient in writing formulas in Microsoft Excel.

I can't tell you what the penalty should be, because I'm not proficient in that area.

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