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to contrast

to contrast

/ˈkɑntɹæst/, /kənˈtɹæst/
verb
to compare two people or things so that their differences are noticeable
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ooh, let's see, what, contrast seat piping?

This stands in stark contrast to the picture we get from Camus, who said that we are all the determiners of the value of our own lives.

It also helped that it was dark so, you know, the contrast.

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to differ

to differ

/ˈdɪfɝ/
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to be different from something or someone
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Studies have identified several areas of the brain that differ from the norm in autistic individuals.

Towns 130 miles apart differ about 10 minutes in sun times.

Towns 1,300 miles apart differ about 100 minutes in sun times.

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to differentiate

to differentiate

/ˌdɪfɝˈɛnʃiˌeɪt/, /ˌdɪfɝˈɛntʃiˌeɪt/
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to tell or recognize the difference present between two people or things
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Do you differentiate between dogma and spirituality?

First, a uniform differentiates these workers from other people.

And that really differentiates our design from other designers.

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to distinguish

to distinguish

/dɪˈstɪŋɡwɪʃ/
verb
to recognize as different and mentally separate two things, people, etc.
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But what distinguishes it from other useful precious metals is its totally unique bright-yellow appearance.

New technologies could add value for customers and distinguish Caterpillar from competitors.

Climate has always changed, but you can't distinguish mankind's contribution from natural variability.

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to vary

to vary

/ˈvɛɹi/
verb
to make changes to or modify something, making it slightly different
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These colors vary among universities and countries.

Also, people were confused to see the time on sundials vary with the seasons.

And my hearing loss varies, so

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to compare

to compare

/kəmˈpɛɹ/
verb
to examine or look for the differences between of two or more objects
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How does a Segway compare to a bicycle?

They can compare these images with brain scans from their own patients.

Another benefit is that hydroponic farming uses very little water compared to traditional farming.

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to resemble

to resemble

/ɹiˈzɛmbəɫ/, /ɹɪˈzɛmbəɫ/
verb
to have the same appearance, quality, or attribute as something or someone else
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The dragon fish gets its nickname for how it resembles a dragon in flight as it swims.

And there are signs the front bench or something resembling it might be ready for a comeback.

So the Jeep brand really doesn't exist in anything resembling a vacuum anymore.

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contrary

contrary

/ˈkɑntɹɛɹi/, /kənˈtɹɛɹi/
adjective
completely different
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However, authorities have contrary opinions about using voiceprints for identification.

If you spend any time on youtube, you know people are contrary!

People read mail, contrary to-- you know, we're not living in the future yet.

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conversely

conversely

/ˈkɑnvɝsɫi/
adverb
in a contrasting or opposite way from what has just been mentioned
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Conversely, those who do purchase flood insurance may feel emboldened to live in riskier locations.

Conversely, positive utility is the satisfaction we get from gaining or consuming something.

And how, conversely, sciences and technologies are shaped by the societies that produce them.

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distinct

distinct

/dɪˈstɪŋkt/
adjective
separate and different in a way that is easily recognized
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"This new genetically- engineered insulin has two distinct advantages.

Subaru's cars themselves are also distinct.

Its vehicles do have a very distinct appearance.

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diverse

diverse

/daɪˈvɝs/, /dɪˈvɝs/
adjective
being of various and different types
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CHRISSY: The deaf community is very diverse.

Even in the diverse world of cheese, pule is unique.

But beyond Alibaba, Ma's income stream is impressively diverse.

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alike

alike

/əˈɫaɪk/
adjective
(of two or more people or things) showing close resemblance and having similarities without being identical
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The Germans began by dropping more than 1,000 tons of bombs on Stalingrad, and then the Russians responded by huggingthe Germans, staying as close to their front lines as possible so that German air support would kill Germans and Russians alike.

Here, tuna is sliced, packaged, and sold to high-end clientele and grocery stores alike.

The move was a major misstep, with widespread disapproval from fans and pundits alike.

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comparable

comparable

/ˈkɑmpɝəbəɫ/, /kəmˈpɛɹəbəɫ/, /kəmpɹəbəɫ/
adjective
having a similar ground that justifies making a comparison
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Traffic in stores has slowed and annual comparable store sales at Dunkin took a one percent dip in 2017.

The price is comparable to the International Space Station or the budget surplus of Germany in 2017.

Never before in human history have we enjoyed a comparable level of health.

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equivalent

equivalent

/ɪˈkwɪvəɫənt/
adjective
having the same meaning, quality, value, etc. as a different person or thing
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and you know other things that are equivalent.

That's equivalent to the conventional plastic waste produced by 13,000 Americans.

Matter and energy were not just theoretically equivalent, it was so hot they were practically the same stuff.

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identical

identical

/aɪˈdɛntɪkəɫ/
adjective
similar in every detail and totally alike
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They brag that their golf clubs are identical to the ones used by professional golfers.

The process of extracting sap from Boswellia and Commiphora trees is virtually identical.

That's when scientists make identical genetic copies of a plant.

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similar

similar

/ˈsɪməɫɝ/
adjective
almost the same; having a resemblance in appearance, quality, etc., but not identical
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Hourglasses worked in a similar way.

A similar shift took place in all developed countries.

They must look similar to humans.

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homogeneous

homogeneous

/ˌhoʊməˈdʒiniəs/
adjective
consisting of things or people of the same or very similar kind
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So yes, this is a homogeneous equation.

Of course American society isn't literally homogeneous.

And also, it sort of presents "the one percent" as a homogeneous group.

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indistinguishable

indistinguishable

/ˌɪndɪˈstɪŋɡwɪʃəbəɫ/
adjective
being impossible to be distinguished from something or someone else by comparison
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It’s incomplete, but was described as being almost indistinguishablefrom a modern human hyoid.

I'm just sick of being indistinguishable from everyone else.

It's almost indistinguishable from the money you need to make art.

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sort of

sort of

/sˈɔːɹt ʌv/
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to a degree or extent that is unclear
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I don't really understand why... this creates sort of a fiasco.

We were sort of rushed

Does that make you feel like, sort of, less than, I guess?

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distinction

distinction

/dɪˈstɪŋkʃən/
noun
an obvious difference between two similar or related things or persons
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The distinction of "prodigy" thus goes beyond mere intelligence.

Yeah, the distinction between the flavors I think is a lot smoother and lot oakier.

I think That we have to make a very clear distinction here?

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variety

variety

/vɝˈaɪəti/
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a range of things or people with the same general features but different in some details
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I think she's a bit of a variety streamer.

He's a variety channel.

I've recently noticed variety content.

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variation

variation

/ˌvɛɹiˈeɪʃən/
noun
a slight change in level, amount, magnitude, etc. of something
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OK so, this one has a couple of different variations

We just started simply with maybe one or two variations.

Even the newest variation of insulin has long been approved by the FDA.

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collision

collision

/kəˈɫɪʒən/
noun
a serious disagreement between people, ideas, opinions, etc.
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The nets absorb the energy from a truck collision.

It's on a collision course, and gets 2 meters closer to Mars every year.

The energy released in this collision would kill everything on the small planet.

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anomaly

anomaly

/əˈnɑməɫi/
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a thing, situation, etc. that differs from what is usual or standard
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We humans are an ecological anomaly.

The fourth staple of data mining is anomaly detection.

Some anomalies can be detected just by looking for deviations from averages.

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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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copycat

copycat

/ˈkɑpiˌkæt/
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a person who imitates the actions, clothes, ideas, etc. of someone else
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There are a slew of budget airline copycats worldwide.

Naturally, there have been copycats.

This mixture of machismo, entrepreneurship, and white nationalism has inspired copycats from as far away as California.

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generic

generic

/dʒəˈnɛɹɪk/
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relating to or suitable for a whole group or class of things rather than a specific one
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Champagne is often used as a generic term for sparkling wine.

But patents aren't the reason why a generic insulin doesn't exist.

And that's the reason why U.S. production for the generic industry has declined.

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chasm

chasm

/ˈkæzəm/
noun
a deep-rooted difference between two separate groups of people, points of view, etc.
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And it's a chasm!

It’s a chasm!

And I thought, I wanted to do something about that chasm, that 30-minute/10-year life expectancy chasm.

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to counterpoint

to counterpoint

/ˈkaʊntɝˌpɔɪnt/
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to form a contrast with something else; to make a different effect from something else
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Today we learned about libertarian free will and it’s counterpoint, hard determinism.

Why do we not write counterpoint?

So this is to illustrate that the poem takes place in this counterpoint of two shapes.

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differential

differential

/ˌdɪfɝˈɛnʃəɫ/
adjective
based on or relating to a difference
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This is a separable differential equation and we can integrate things quite easily.

We know that the particular solution of this differential equation contains this point.

Let's review a little bit of what we learned in differential calculus.

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