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Ability - Possession of the means or skill to do something.
Abortion - The deliberate termination of a human pregnancy.
Absolutely - With no qualification, restriction, or limitation; totally.
Abstinence - The practice of restraining oneself from indulging in something.
Acceptance - The action of consenting to receive or undertake something offered.
Accomplishment - Something that has been achieved successfully.
Accountant - A person whose job is to keep or inspect financial accounts.
Accuracy - The quality or state of being correct or precise.
Achievement - A thing done successfully with effort, skill, or courage.
Acknowledgement - Acceptance of the truth or existence of something.
Acquisitions - Assets or objects bought or obtained.
Action - The fact or process of doing something, typically to achieve an aim.
Adaptation - The action or process of making something suitable for a new use or purpose; modify.
Addiction* - The fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance or activity.
     Alcohol - A colourless, volatile, flammable liquid having an intoxicating effect.
     Drug - A medicine or other substance which has a physiological effect when ingested or otherwise introduced into the body.
     Other - Used to refer to something that is distinct or different.
     Smoking - The action or habit of inhaling and exhaling the smoke of tobacco or a drug.
Adversity - A difficult or unpleasant situation.
Advertising - The activity or profession of producing advertisements for commercial products or services.
Advice - Guidance or recommendations offered with regard to prudent action.
Affection - A gentle feeling of fondness or liking.
Age* - The length of time that a person has lived or a thing has existed.
Aggression - Feelings of anger or antipathy resulting in hostile or violent behaviour; readiness to attack or confront.
Agnostics - People who believe that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God.
Agreement - Harmony or accordance in opinion or feeling.
Air Force - A branch of the armed forces concerned with fighting or defence in the air.
Alcohol - A colourless, volatile, flammable liquid having an intoxicating effect.
Altitude - The height of an object or point in relation to sea level or ground level.
Amateur - A person who engages in a pursuit, especially a sport, on an unpaid basis.
Ambition - A strong desire to do or achieve something.
Angels - Spiritual beings believed to act as attendants, agents, or messengers of God.
Anger - A strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility.
Animals and Plants*
     Animals - Living organisms other than human; feed on organic matter; specialized sense organs and a nervous system; respond rapidly to stimuli.
          Cats - Small domestic carnivorous mammals.
          Dogs - Domestic carnivorous mammals.
          Other - Used to refer to something that is distinct or different.
          Pets - Domestic or tamed animals kept for companionship or pleasure.
     Plants - An organism of the kingdom Plantae.
Anonymous - Having an unknown or unidentified name.
Answer - A thing that is said, written, or done as a reaction to a question, statement, or situation.
Apology - A regretful acknowledgement of an offence or failure.
Apostles - The twelve chief disciples of Jesus Christ.
Appearance* - The way that someone or something looks.
Appraisal - An act of assessing something or someone.
Appreciation - Recognition and enjoyment of the good qualities of someone or something.
Architect - A person who designs buildings and in many cases also supervises their construction.
Argument - An exchange of diverging or opposite views, typically a heated or angry one.
Army - An organized military force equipped for fighting on land.
Art* - The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination.
Assertiveness - Confident and forceful behaviour.
Assumption - A thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof.
Atheists - People who disbelieve or lack belief in the existence of God.
Attention - Notice taken of someone or something; the regarding of someone or something as interesting or important.
Attitude - A settled way of thinking or feeling about something.
Audit - An official inspection of an organization's accounts.
Authority - The power or right to give orders, make decisions, and enforce obedience.
Authors - Writers of books, articles, or documents.
Autobiography - An account of a person's life written by that person.
Autumn - The season in the northern hemisphere (September-November) and southern hemisphere (March-May).
Avoid - Keep away from or stop oneself from doing something.
Awaken - Rouse from sleep; cause to stop sleeping.
Awards - Prizes or other marks of recognition given in honour of an achievement.
Aware - Having knowledge or perception of a situation or fact.

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Baby - A very young child.
Bachelors - Men who are not and have never been married.
Bad - Of poor quality or a low standard.
Balance - An even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady.
Baldness - The condition of having a scalp wholly or partly lacking hair.
Bank - A financial establishment that uses money deposited by customers for investment; pays, loans, and exchanges currency.
Bargain - An agreement between two or more people or groups as to what each will do for the other.
Baseball - A ball game played between two teams of nine on a diamond-shaped circuit of four bases.
Basketball - A game played between two teams of five players on a court.
Beauty - A combination of qualities, such as shape, colour, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight.
Beer - An alcoholic drink made from yeast-fermented malt flavoured with hops.
Belief - An acceptance that something exists or is true, especially one without proof.
Benefit - An advantage or profit gained from something.
Bereave - Be deprived of a close relation or friend through their death.
Best - Of the most excellent or desirable type or quality.
Bias - Prejudice in favour of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair.
Bible - The inspired Word of God.
Biography - An account of someone's life written by someone else.
Birth and Death*
     Birth - The act or instance of being born; the start of life as a physically separate being.
     Death - The action or fact of dying or being killed; the end of the life of a person or organism.
Birthday - The anniversary of the day on which a person was born.
Blame - Feel or declare that someone or something is responsible for a fault or wrong.
Body, Mind, and Spirit*
     Body - The physical structure, including the bones, flesh, and organs, of a person or an animal.
     Mind - The human consciousness that is manifested especially in thought, perception, emotion, will, memory, and imagination.
     Spirit - The non-physical part of a person which is the seat of emotions and character; the soul.
Bodybuilding - The practice of strengthening and enlarging the muscles of the body through exercise.
Boldness - Willingness to take risks and act innovatively; confidence or courage.
Books - Written or printed works consisting of pages glued or sewn together along one side and bound in covers.
Boredom - The state of feeling weary and impatient because one is unoccupied or lacks interest in one's current activity.
Boss - A person who is in charge of a worker or organization.
Boxing - The act, technique, or profession of fighting with the fists.
Boy - A male child or young man.
Boyfriend - A person's regular male companion with whom they have a romantic or sexual relationship.
Brain - An organ contained in the skull of vertebrates; the coordinating centre of sensation, intellectual, and nervous activity.
Branding - The creation of a name, symbol or design that identifies and differentiates a product from other products.
Bravery - Courageous behaviour or character.
Bride - A woman on her wedding day or just before and after the event.
Brother - A man or boy in relation to other sons and daughters of his parents.
Brother-in-Law - The brother of one's wife or husband.
Brotherhood - The relationship of brothers; brotherliness, comradeship; an association of men.
Bureaucracy - A system where important decisions are taken by state officials rather than by elected representatives.
Business and Economics*
     Business - An occupation, profession, or trade.
     Economics - The branch of knowledge concerned with the production, consumption, and transfer of wealth.

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Canada - The second largest country in the world; population 35,900,000 (estimated 2015); official languages, English and French; capital, Ottawa.
Candle - A cylinder or block of wax or tallow with a central wick which is lit to produce light as it burns.
Care - The provision of what is necessary for the health, welfare, maintenance, and protection of someone or something.
Career - An occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person's life and with opportunities for progress.
Careless - Not giving sufficient attention or thought to avoiding harm or errors.
Cats - Small domesticat carnivorous mammals.
Caution - Care taken to avoid danger or mistakes.
C.E.O. Quotations - Quotations made by prominent Chief Executive Officers.
Celebrity - A famous person, especially in entertainment or sport.
Censorship - The practice of officially examining things and suppressing unacceptable parts.
Certainty - Firm conviction that something is the case.
Challenge - A call to someone to participate in a competitive situation or fight to decide who is superior in terms of ability or strength.
Change - Make or become different.
Chaos - Complete disorder and confusion; behavior so unpredictable as to appear random.
Character - The mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual.
Charity - An organization set up to provide help and raise money for those in need.
Charm - The power or quality of delighting, attracting, or fascinating others.
Cheer - Shout for joy or in praise or encouragement.
Chemistry - The branch of science that deals with the identification of the substances of which matter is composed.
Child - A young human being below the age of puberty or below the legal age of majority.
Children - Plural form of child.
Chinese Philosophers - Philosophy written in the Chinese tradition of thought.
Choice - An act of choosing between two or more possibilities.
Jesus Christ - God in the flesh.
Christian - A person who has received Jesus Christ as their Saviour.
Church - The Body of Christ; a building used for public Christian worship.
Civilization - The stage of human social development and organization which is considered most advanced.
Class - A set or category of things having some property or attribute in common and differentiated from others by kind, type, or quality.
Classic Quotations* - The exact words of someone else judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality.
Clergy - The body of all people ordained for religious duties, especially in the Christian Church.
Clothing - Items worn to cover the body collectively.
Collect - Bring or gather together a number of things.
Committee - A group of people appointed for a specific function by a larger group and typically consisting of members of that group.
Common - Occurring, found, or done often; prevalent.
Common Sense - Good sense and sound judgement in practical matters.
Communication* - The imparting or exchanging of information by speaking, writing, or using some other medium.
Company - A commercial business; the fact or condition of being with another or others.
Compassion - Sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others.
Competition - The activity or condition of striving to gain or win something by defeating or establishing superiority over others.
Compliment - A polite expression of praise or admiration.
Compromise - An agreement or settlement of a dispute that is reached by each side making concessions.
Computer* - An electronic device for storing and processing data, typically in binary form, according to instructions given by a variable program.
Condemn - Express complete disapproval of; censure.
Confide - Tell someone about a secret or private matter while trusting them not to repeat it to others.
Confidence - The feeling or belief that one can rely on someone or something; firm trust.
Conflict - A serious disagreement or argument, typically a protracted one.
Conformity - Compliance with standards, rules, or laws.
Congratulate - Give someone good wishes when something special or pleasant has happened to them.
Conscience - An inner feeling or voice viewed as acting as a guide to the rightness or wrongness of one's behavior.
Consent - Permission for something to happen or agreement to do something.
Consequence - A result or effect, typically one that is unwelcome or unpleasant.
Conservation - The preservation, protection, or restoration of the natural environment, natural ecosystems, vegetation, and wildlife.
Consideration - Careful thought, typically over a period of time.
Consistency - Conformity in the application of something.
Consultant - A person who provides expert advice professionally.
Contempt - Feeling that a person or a thing is beneath consideration, worthless, or deserving scorn.
Contentment - A state of happiness and satisfaction.
Contract - A written or spoken agreement that is intended to be enforceable by law.
Convince - Cause someone to believe firmly in the truth of something.
Cooking - The practice or skill of preparing food by combining, mixing, and heating ingredients.
Corporate Culture - The beliefs and behaviors that determine how a company interacts and handles business.
Corruption - Dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery.
Cost - The value of money used up to produce something.
Country, Nation, and State*
     Country - A nation with its own government, occupying a particular territory.
     Nation - A large body of people united by common descent, history, culture, or language, inhabiting a particular state or territory.
     State - A nation or territory considered as an organized political community under one government.
Courage - The ability to do something that frightens one; bravery.
Courtship - A period during which a couple develop a romantic relationship before marriage.
Coward - A person who is contemptibly lacking in the courage to do or endure dangerous or unpleasant things.
Craft and Hobby*
     Craft - An activity involving skill in making things by hand.
     Hobby - An activity done regularly in one's leisure time for pleasure.
Creativity - The use of imagination or original ideas to create something; inventiveness.
Credit - The ability of a customer to obtain goods or services before payment; entitlement; a source of pride.
Crime - An action or omission which constitutes an offence and is punishable by law.
Criticism - The expression of disapproval of someone or something on the basis of perceived faults or mistakes.
Cry - The shedding of tears in response to an emotional state.
Curiosity - A strong desire to know or learn something.
Customer Service - The assistance and advice provided by a company to those people who buy or use its products or services.
Cycling - The sport or activity of riding a bicycle.
Cynicism - An inclination to believe that people are motivated purely by self-interest; scepticism.

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Dad - One's father.
Dance - Move rhythmically to music, typically following a set sequence of steps.
Danger - The possibility of suffering harm or injury.
Day - A period of twenty-four hours as a unit of time, reckoned from one midnight to the next, corresponding to a rotation of the earth.
Death - The action or fact of dying or being killed; the end of the life of a person or organism.
Debate - A formal discussion on a particular matter in which opposing arguments are put forward.
Debt - A sum of money that is owed or due; a liability or obligation.
Deceit - The action or practice of deliberately causing someone to believe something is not true by concealing or misrepresenting the truth.
Decision - A conclusion or resolution reached after consideration.
Defeat - Win a victory in a battle or other contest; overcome or beat.
Define - State or describe exactly the nature, scope, or meaning of.
Delegation - A body of people authorized or sent to act or represent others; a deputation.
Democracy - Government by the whole people of a country, especially through elected representatives.
Denominations - Recognized autonomous branches of the Christian Church.
Deserve - Do something or have or show qualities worthy of a reaction which rewards or punishes as appropriate.
Desire - A strong feeling of wanting to have something or wishing for something to happen.
Destroy - End the existence of something by damaging or attacking it.
Detail - An individual fact or item.
Determination - The quality of having made a firm decision and being resolved not to change it.
devil - The supreme spirit of evil; satan.
Diet - The kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats.
Difficulty - The state or condition of needing much effort or skill to accomplish, deal with, or understand.
Dignity - State or quality of being worthy of honour or respect.
Diligence - Careful and persistent work or effort.
Diplomacy - The profession, activity, or skill of managing international relations.
Direction - A course along which someone or something moves.
Disable - A disease, injury, or accident that limits someone in their movements, senses, or activities.
Disappear - Cease to be visible.
Disappointment - Sadness or displeasure caused by the non-fulfilment of one's hopes or expectations.
Disciples - The personal followers of Christ during his life, especially the twelve Apostles.
Discovery - The action or process of finding something or someone unexpectedly or in the course of a search.
Discrimination - The unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex.
Dispute - A disagreement or argument.
Distance - The length of the space between two points.
Divine - Of or like God.
Divorce - The legal dissolution of a marriage by a court or other competent body.
Doctor - A person who is qualified to treat people who are ill.
Dogs - Domesticat carnivorous mammals.
Dominate - Have power and influence over.
Double - Consisting of two equal, identical, or similar parts or things; twice as much or as many.
Doubt - A feeling of uncertainty or lack of conviction.
Dreams - A series of thoughts, images, and sensations occurring in a person's mind during sleep.
Drink - Any liquid that is taken into the body to quench thirst, for nourishment, etc.; beverage.
Drive - Determination and ambition to achieve something.
Drug - A medicine or other substance which has a physiological effect when ingested or otherwise introduced into the body.
Drunk - Affected by alcohol to the extent of losing control of one's faculties or behaviour.
Duty - A moral or legal obligation; a responsibility.

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Earth - The planet on which we live; the world.
Easter - A Christian feast commemorating the Resurrection of Jesus.
Economics - The branch of knowledge concerned with the production, consumption, and transfer of wealth.
Economy - The state of a country or region in terms of the production and consumption of goods and services and the supply of money.
Education - The process of receiving or giving systematic instruction.
Efficiency - The state or quality of achieving maximum productivity with minimum wasted effort or expense.
Ego - A person's sense of self-esteem or self-importance.
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Emotion - A strong feeling deriving from one's circumstances, mood, or relationships with others.
Employee - A person employed for wages or salary, especially at non-executive level.
Employment - The state of having paid work.
Empowerment - Authority or power given to someone to do something.
End - A final part of something, especially a period of time, an activity, or a story.
Endurance - The ability to suffer something painful or difficult patiently.
Enemy - A person who is actively opposed or hostile to someone or something.
Entertainment* - The action of providing or being provided with amusement or enjoyment.
Enthusiasm - Intense and eager enjoyment, interest, or approval.
Entrepreneur - A person who sets up a business(s), taking on financial risks in the hope of profit.
Environment - The setting or conditions in which a particular activity is carried on.
Envy - A feeling of discontented or resentful longing aroused by someone else's possessions, qualities, or luck.
Equality - The state or quality of being the same in quantity, size, degree, or value; having the same status, rights, or opportunities.
Eternity - Infinite or unending time.
Ethical - Relating to moral principles or the branch of knowledge dealing with these.
Euphoria - A feeling or state of intense excitement and happiness.
Everything - All things.
Evidence - The available body of facts or information indicating whether a belief or proposition is true or valid.
Evil - A force or spirit embodying or associated with the forces of the devil; profoundly immoral and wicked.
Examinations - Formal testing of a person's knowledge or proficiency in a subject or skill; detailed inspections or studies.
Excellence - The quality of being outstanding or extremely good.
Excitement - A feeling of great enthusiasm and eagerness.
Excuse - A reason or explanation given to justify a fault or offence.
Executives - People with senior managerial responsibilities in a business.
Exercise - Activity requiring physical effort, carried out to sustain or improve health and fitness.
Expectation - A strong belief that something will happen or be the case.
Experience - Practical contact with and observation of facts or events.
Explanation - A statement or account that makes something clear.

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Fact - A thing that is known or proved to be true.
Failure - Lack of success.
Fairness - Impartial and just treatment or behaviour without favouritism or discrimination.
Faith - Complete trust or confidence in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual conviction rather than proof.
Fame - The state of being known by many people.
Family and Relationship*
     Family - A group consisting of two parents and their children living together as a unit.
          Brother - A man or boy in relation to other sons and daughters of his parents.
          Sister - A woman or girl in relation to other daughters and sons of her parents.
          Children - Young human beings below the age of puberty or below the legal age of majority.
               Baby - A very young child.
               Boy - A male child or young man.
               Girl - A female child or young woman.
          Parents - A person's father and mother.
               Father - A man in relation to his child or children.
               Mother - A woman in relation to a child or children to whom she has given birth.
          Husband - A married man considered in relation to his spouse.
          Wife - A married woman considered in relation to her spouse.
     Relationship - The way in which two or more people or things are connected, or the state of being connected.
          Bachelors - Men who are not and have never been married.
          Courtship - A period during which a couple develop a romantic relationship before marriage.
          Divorce - The legal dissolution of a marriage by a court or other competent body.
          Friendship - The emotions or conduct of friends; the state of being friends.
          Marriage - The legally or formally recognized union of a man and a woman as partners in a relationship.
Famous Authors* - Writers of books, articles, or documents known about by many people.
Famous People* - A quote attributed to a very well known person.
Famous Quotations* - The exact words of someone else known about by many people.
Famous Sayings - Short, pithy, commonly known expressions which generally offer advice or wisdom and are known about by many people.
Famous Speeches - A formal address or discourse delivered to an audience and known about by many people.
Fantasy - The faculty or activity of imagining impossible or improbable things.
Fashion - A popular or the latest style of clothing, hair, decoration, or behaviour.
Fat - A natural oily substance occurring in animal bodies, especially when deposited as a layer under the skin or around certain organs.
Fate - The development of events outside a person's control, regarded as predetermined by a supernatural power.
Father - A man in relation to his child or children.
Father's Day - A day of the year (the second Sunday in June) on which fathers are honored by their children.
Fault - An unattractive or unsatisfactory feature.
Fear - An unpleasant emotion caused by the threat of danger, pain, or harm.
Feedback - The return of a portion of the output of a process or system to the input.
Feeling - An emotional state or reaction.
Fiction - Literature in the form of prose, especially novels, that describes imaginary events and people.
Fight - Take part in a violent struggle involving the exchange of physical blows or the use of weapons.
Finance - The management of large amounts of money, especially by governments or large companies.
Finish - Bring a task or activity to an end; complete.
Fire - Combustion producing light and heat; angry or exited feeling, enthusiasm.
Firmness - The quality of having a solid, almost unyielding surface or structure.
Fishing - The activity of catching fish, either for food or as a sport.
Fitness and Health*
     Fitness - The condition of being physically fit and healthy.
     Health - The state of being free from illness or injury.
Flattery - Excessive and insincere praise, given especially to further one's own interests.
Flower - The seed-bearing part of a plant, consisting of reproductive organs that are typically surrounded by a brightly coloured corolla and a green calyx.
Food and Drink*
     Food - Any more or less solid nourishment that is taken into the body to sustain life, provide energy, promote growth, etc.
     Drink - Any liquid that is taken into the body to quench thirst, for nourishment, etc.; beverage.
Fool - A person who acts unwisely or imprudently; a silly person.
Football - Any of various forms of team game involving kicking and/or handling a ball.
Force - Strength or energy as an attribute of physical action or movement.
Forget - Fail to remember.
Forgive - Stop feeling angry or resentful towards someone for an offence, flaw, or mistake.
Foreign - Of, from, in, or characteristic of a country or language other than one's own.
Fortune - Chance or luck as an arbitrary force affecting human affairs.
Free - Able to act or be done as one wishes; not under the control of another.
Freedom - The power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants.
Friction - The resistance that one surface or object encounters when moving over another.
Friendship - The emotions or conduct of friends; the state of being friends.
Frivolous - Not having any serious purpose or value.
Frown - Furrow one's brows in an expression indicating disapproval, displeasure, or concentration.
Fuck - Slang for sexual intercourse.
Fun - Enjoyment, amusement, or light-hearted pleasure.
Funny - Causing laughter or amusement; humorous.
Future - A period of time following the moment of speaking or writing; time regarded as still to come.

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Generosity - The quality of being kind and showing a readiness to give more than is necessary or expected.
Genius - Exceptional intellectual or creative power or other natural ability.
Girl - A female child or young woman.
Girlfriend - A person's regular female companion with whom they have a romantic or sexual relationship.
Giving Up - Cease making an effort; admitting defeat.
Glass - A hard, brittle substance, typically transparent or translucent, made by fusing sand with soda and lime and cooling rapidly.
Globalization - Develop or be developed so as to make possible international influence or operation.
Glory - High renown or honour won by notable achievements.
Goal - The object of a person's ambition or effort; an aim or desired result; a unit of scoring in a game.
God - Our Holy Father; supreme being; creator and ruler of the universe.
Golf - A ball and club game in which players attempt to hit balls into a series of holes with as few strokes as possible.
Good - To be desired or approved of.
Gossip - Casual or unconstrained conversation or reports about other people, typically involving unconfirmed details.
Government and Politics*
     Government - People with the authority to govern a country or state; a particular ministry in office.
     Politics - The activities associated with the governance of a country or area.
Grammar - The whole system and structure of a language.
Gratitude - The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.
Great Quotations* - Considerably above average; important or distinguished; exact words of someone else.
Greed - Intense and selfish desire for something, especially wealth, power, or food.
Greek Philosophers - Philosophy written in the Greek tradition of thought.
Green* - Concerned with or supporting protection of the environment.
Grief - Intense sorrow, especially caused by someone's death.
Growth - The process of increasing in size.
Grudge - A persistent feeling of ill will or resentment resulting from a past insult or injury.

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Habit - A settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up.
Happiness - A mental or emotional state of well-being, joy, or contentment.
Happy - Feeling or showing pleasure or contentment.
Hard Work - A great deal of effort or endurance.
Hardship - Severe suffering or privation.
Haste - Excessive speed or urgency of movement or action; hurry.
Hate - Intense dislike.
Hazard - A danger or risk.
Healing - The process of making or becoming sound or healthy again.
Health - The state of being free from illness or injury.
Heart - A hollow muscular organ that pumps blood through the circulatory system.
Heaven - The abode of God.
Hell - Regarded as the spiritual realm of evil and suffering.
Help - Make it easier or possible for someone to do something by offering them one's services or resources.
Heredity - The passing on of physical or mental characteristics genetically from one generation to another.
Hesitation - The action of pausing before saying or doing something.
History* - The study of past events, particularly in human affairs.
Hobby - An activity done regularly in one's leisure time for pleasure.
Hockey - Three variations: Ice, Field, and Street. Two opposing teams try to score a ball or puck into a net using sticks.
Holidays - Extended periods of leisure and recreation, especially those spent away from home or in travelling.
     Easter - A Christian feast commemorating the Resurrection of Jesus.
     Father's Day - A day of the year (the second Sunday in June) on which fathers are honored by their children.
     Independence Day - A day celebrating the anniversary of national independence. Another term for Fourth of July in the United States.
     Mother's Day - A day of the year (the second Sunday in May) on which mothers are honored by their children.
     New Year's Day - The first day of the year; in the modern Western calendar, January 1.
     Other - Used to refer to something that is distinct or different.
     St. Valentine's Day - February 14, a day to send a card to a person one loves or is attracted to.
Holy Bible* - The inspired Word of God.
Home and House*
     Home - The place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household.
     House - A building for human habitation.
Homosexual - A person who is sexually attracted to people of their own sex.
Honesty - The quality of being free of deceit; truthful and sincere.
Honour - Personal integrity; allegiance to moral principles.
Hope - A feeling of expectation and desire for a particular thing to happen.
Horror - An intense feeling of fear, shock, or disgust.
House - A building for human habitation.
Human Emotions* - Mental states that arise spontaneously rather than through conscious effort and are often accompanied by physiological changes.
Human Nature - The general psychological characteristics, feelings, and behavioural traits of humankind, regarded as shared by all humans.
Human Race - Human beings in general; humankind.
Human Rights* - Rights that are believed to belong justifiably to every person: life; liberty; freedom; equality.
Humanity - Human beings collectively.
Humankind - Human beings considered collectively (used as a neutral alternative to Mankind).
Humans - All of the living human inhabitants of the earth.
Humility - The quality of having a modest or low view of one's importance.
Humour* - The quality of being amusing or comic, especially as expressed in literature or speech.
Hunger - A feeling of discomfort or weakness caused by lack of food, coupled with the desire to eat.
Hurry - Move or act with great haste.
Husband - A married man considered in relation to his spouse.
Hypocrisy - The practice of claiming to have higher standards or more noble beliefs than is the case.

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Ideas - Thoughts or suggestions as to a possible course of action.
Idioms* - A group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words.
Idle - Not active or in use; without purpose or effect; pointless.
Ignorance - Lack of knowledge or information.
Illness - A disease or period of sickness affecting the body or mind.
Imagination - The faculty or action of forming new ideas, or images or concepts of external objects not present to the senses.
Imitation - The action of using someone or something as a model.
Immortality - The ability to live forever; eternal life.
Impossible - Not able to occur, exist, or be done.
Independence - The fact or state of being free from outside control; not subject to another's authority.
Independence Day - A day celebrating the anniversary of national independence. Another term for Fourth of July in the United States.
Indispensability - Absolutely necessary, essential, or requisite.
Infamous - Well known for some bad quality or deed.
Inferiority - The condition of being lower in status or quality than another or others.
Infinity - The state or quality of being limitless or endless in space, extent, or size; impossible to measure or calculate.
Information - Facts provided or learned about something or someone.
Inherit - Receive money, property, or a title as an heir at the death of the previous holder.
Initiative - The ability to evaluate or estimate and cause a process or action to begin independently.
Innovation - The action or process of making changes in something by introducing new methods, ideas, or products.
Insanity - The state of being seriously mentally ill; madness.
Inspiration* - The process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.
Instinct - An innate, typically fixed pattern of behaviour in animals in response to certain stimuli.
Integrity - The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles.
Intellectual - Of or relating to the intellect; a person possessing a highly developed intellect.
Intelligence* - The ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills.
Intention - A thing planned or meant; an aim or plan.
Internet - The global communication network that allows almost all computers worldwide to connect and exchange information.
Intuition - The ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning.
Investment - The action or process of investing money for profit.

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Jail - A place for the confinement of people accused or convicted of a crime.
Japan - A country in East Asia; population 126,600,000 (estimated 2015); official language, Japanese; capital, Tokyo.
Jazz - A type of music of black American origin which emerged at the beginning of the 20th century.
Jealousy - The state or feeling of showing an envious resentment of someone or their achievements, possessions, or perceived advantages.
Jesus Christ - God in the flesh.
Job - A paid position of regular employment.
Joke - A thing that someone says to cause amusement or laughter, especially a story with a funny punchline.
Journalism - The activity or profession of writing for newspapers or magazines or of broadcasting news on radio or television.
Joy - A feeling of great pleasure and happiness.
Judge - A public officer appointed to decide cases in a law court.
Judgment - The ability to make considered decisions or come to sensible conclusions.
Justice* - The quality of being fair and reasonable.

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Keep - Have or retain possession of.
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Kill - Cause the death of (a person, animal, or other living thing).
Kindness - The quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.
Kissing - Touching or caressing with the lips as a sign of love, sexual desire, or greeting.
Know - Be aware of through observation, inquiry, or information.
Knowledge* - Facts, information, and skills acquired through experience or education.

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Language - Method of communication, either spoken or written using words in a structured and conventional way.
Last - Coming after all others in time or order; final.
Last Words* - A person's final articulated words said prior to death.
Laughter - The action or sound of instinctive expressions of lively amusement.
Law - A rule of conduct or procedure established by custom, agreement, or authority.
Lawyer - A person who practices or studies law; an attorney or a counselor.
Lazy - Unwilling to work or use energy.
Leadership - The action of showing a group of people or an organization the way to a destination, or the ability to do this.
Learning - The acquisition of knowledge or skills through study, experience, or being taught.
Legacy - An amount of money or property left to someone in a will.
Leisure - Time when one is not working or occupied; free time.
Lending - To grant to someone the use of something on the understanding that it shall be returned.
Liberty - The state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one's behaviour or political views.
Lies* - False statements made with deliberate intent to deceive; intentional untruths; falsehoods.
Life - The condition that distinguishes animals and plants from inorganic matter preceding death.
Light - The natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible.
Lightning - An abrupt, discontinuous natural electric discharge in the atmosphere.
Limitations - Limiting rules or circumstances; restrictions.
Listening - Giving one's attention to a sound.
Literature* - Written works, especially those considered of superior or lasting artistic merit.
     Authors - Writers of books, articles, or documents.
     Autobiography - An account of a person's life written by that person.
     Biography - An account of someone's life written by someone else.
     Books - Written or printed works consisting of pages glued or sewn together along one side and bound in covers.
     Fiction - Literature in the form of prose, especially novels, that describes imaginary events and people.
     Grammar - The whole system and structure of a language; morphology and syntax.
     Journalism - The activity or profession of writing for media outlets.
     Literature - Written works, especially those considered of superior or lasting artistic merit.
     Nonfiction - Prose that is informative or factual rather than fictional.
     Other - Used to refer to something that is distinct or different.
     Play - A dramatic work for the stage or to be broadcast; engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation.
     Poetry - Works in which the expression of feelings and ideas is given intensity by the use of distinctive style and rhythm.
     Reading - To comprehend the meaning of written or printed matter by interpreting the characters or symbols of which it is composed.
     Satire - When human stupidity or vice is attacked through humour, irony, exaggeration or ridicule.
     Story - An account of imaginary or real people and events told for entertainment.
     Words - Distinct meaningful elements of speech or writing, used to form a sentence.
     Writing - The activity or skill of marking coherent words on paper and composing text.
Living - Having life; being alive; not dead; in actual existence or use; extant.
Lonely - Sad because one has no friends or company.
Losing - Failing to win; being deprived of or ceasing to have or retain something.
Love* - An intense feeling of deep affection.
Loyalty - The quality of giving or showing firm and constant support or allegiance to a person or institution.
Luck - Success or failure apparently brought by chance rather than through one's own actions.
Lustre - A gentle sheen or soft glow; glory or distinction.

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Mad - Mentally ill; insane.
Magic - The power of apparently influencing events by using mysterious or supernatural forces.
Man - An adult human male.
Management - The process of dealing with or controlling things or people.
Mankind* - Human beings considered collectively; the human race.
Manuscript - A book, document, or piece of music written by hand rather than typed or printed.
Marine - A member of a body of troops trained to serve on land or sea
Marketing - The action or business of promoting and selling products or services, including market research and advertising.
Marriage - The legally or formally recognized union of a man and a woman as partners in a relationship.
Martial Arts - The various forms of fighting and self-defense (such as karate and judo) that are widely practiced.
Materialism - A tendency to consider material possessions and physical comfort as more important than spiritual values.
Mathematics - The abstract science of number, quantity, and space.
Meaning - What is intended or indicated by a word, text, concept, or action.
Media* - The main means of mass communication (television, radio, newspapers, internet, etc.) regarded collectively.
Medicine* - The appLied science or practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.
Meeting - An assembly of people for a particular purpose, especially for formal discussion.
Memorandum - A written message in business or diplomacy.
Memory - The faculty by which the mind stores and remembers information.
Men - Plural form of man.
Mind - The human consciousness that is manifested especially in thought, perception, emotion, will, memory, and imagination.
Miracles - Extraordinary and welcome events attributed to a divine agency.
Mirror - A surface, typically of glass coated with a metal amalgam, which reflects a clear image.
Mischief - Playful misbehaviour, especially on the part of children.
Misfortune - Bad luck.
Mistakes - Acts or judgments that are misguided or wrong.
Misunderstood - Fail to interpret or understand something correctly.
Modesty - The quality or state of being unassuming in the estimation of one's abilities.
Mom - One's mother.
Moment - A very brief period of time.
Money* - A medium that can be exchanged for goods and services; legal tender.
Morals and Ethics*
     Morals - A person's standards of behavior or beliefs concerning what is and is not acceptable for them to do.
     Ethics - Moral principles that govern a person's behavior or the conducting of an activity.
Mother - A woman in relation to a child or children to whom she has given birth.
Mother's Day - A day of the year (the second Sunday in May) on which mothers are honored by their children.
Motivation* - The reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way.
Mourning - The expression of sorrow for someone's death.
Move - Go in a specified direction or manner; change position.
Murder - The unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another.
Music* - Sounds arranged so as to produce continuous, unified, and evocative compositions.
Mutual - Of a feeling or action experienced or done by each of two or more parties towards the other or others.
Mystery - Something that is difficult or impossible to understand or explain.
Myth - A traditional, typically ancient story dealing with supernatural beings, ancestors, or heroes.

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Naked - Devoid of customary or natural covering; nude; bare.
Nation - A large body of people united by common descent, history, culture, or language, inhabiting a particular state or territory.
Nature* - The physical world collectively as it exists without human beings or civilization.
Navy - The branch of the armed services of a state which conducts military operations at sea.
Negotiation - Discussion aimed at reaching an agreement.
Neither - Not the one nor the other of two people or things; not either.
New Year's Day - The first day of the year; in the modern Western calendar, January 1.
News - Newly received or noteworthy information, especially about recent events.
Night - The period from sunset to sunrise in each twenty-four hours.
Nobel Laureates* - People who have been awarded a Nobel Prize.
Noise - A sound, especially one that is loud or unpleasant or that causes disturbance.
Nonfiction - Prose writing that is informative or factual rather than fictional.
Nothing - Not anything; no single thing.

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Obituary - A notice of a death, especially in a newspaper, typically including a brief biography of the deceased person.
Obstacle - A thing that blocks one's way or prevents or hinders progress.
Occult and Supernatural*
     Occult - Mystical, supernatural, or magical powers, practices, or phenomena.
     Supernatural - Attributed to some force beyond scientific understanding or the laws of nature.
Opinion - A view or judgment formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.
Opportunity - A time or set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something.
Oppression - Prolonged cruel or unjust treatment or control.
Optimism - Hopefulness and confidence about the future or the success of something.
Order - The arrangement or disposition of people or things in relation to each other according to a particular sequence, pattern, or method.
Organization - A group of people arranged in a systematic way with a particular purpose.
Origin - The point or place where something begins, arises, or is derived.
Originality - The ability to think independently and creatively.
Other - Used to refer to something that is distinct or different.

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Pacifism - The belief that war and violence are unjustifiable and that all disputes should be settled by peaceful means.
Pagans - People holding religious beliefs other than those of the main world religions.
Pain - Highly unpleasant physical sensation caused by illness or injury.
Painting - The action or skill of using paint, either in a picture or as decoration.
Paradox - A seemingly absurd or contradictory statement or proposition which when investigated may prove to be well founded or true.
Parents - A person's father and mother.
Passion - Strong and barely controllable emotion.
Passover - A holiday commemorating the exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt.
Past - Gone by in time and no longer existing.
Patience - The capacity to accept or tolerate delay, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious.
Patriotism - The quality of having or expressing devotion to and vigorous support for one's country.
Peace* - Freedom from disturbance; tranquillity.
Penetrate - Go into or through something, especially with force or effort.
People - Human beings in general or considered collectively.
Perception - The ability to see, hear, or become aware of something through the senses.
Perseverance - Persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.
Persistence - The fact of continuing in an opinion or course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.
Personality - The combination of characteristics or qualities that form an individual's distinctive character.
Perspire - Give out sweat through the pores of the skin as a result of heat, physical exertion, or stress.
Pets - Domestic or tamed animals kept for companionship or pleasure.
Philosophy* - Study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence.
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Physics - The branch of science concerned with the nature and properties of matter and energy.
Pity - The feeling of sorrow and compassion caused by the sufferings and misfortunes of others.
Plagiarism - The practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.
Planning - The process of making detailed proposals for doing or achieving something.
Plants - Organisms of the kingdom Plantae.
Play - A dramatic work for the stage or to be broadcast; engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation.
Pleasure - A feeling of happy satisfaction and enjoyment.
Poetry - Literary work in which the expression of feelings and ideas is given intensity by the use of distinctive style and rhythm.
Poker - A card game played by two or more people who bet on the value of the hands dealt to them.
Police - The civil force of a state, responsible for the prevention and detection of crime and the maintenance of public order.
Polish - Make the surface of something smooth and shiny by rubbing it; Improve, refine, or add the finishing touches to.
Politician - A person who is professionally involved in politics, especially as a holder of an elected office.
Politics - The activities associated with the governance of a country or area.
Popes - Bishops of Rome as heads of the Roman Catholic Church.
Positive - Consisting in or characterized by the presence rather than the absence of distinguishing features.
Possibility - A thing that may happen or be the case.
Potential - Latent qualities or abilities that may be developed and lead to future success or usefulness.
Poverty - The state of being extremely poor.
Power - The ability or capacity to do something or act in a particular way.
Praise - Express warm approval or admiration of.
Prayer - A solemn request for help or expression of thanks addressed to God.
Preach - Deliver a sermon or religious address to an assembled group of people, typically in church.
Pregnancy - The condition or period of having a child or young developing in the uterus.
Prejudice - Preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience.
Preparation - The action or process of making something ready for use or consideration.
Present - Relating to the current period of time.
Presidential - Of or relating to a president or presidency.
Prestige - Widespread respect and admiration felt for someone or something on the basis of a perception of their achievements or quality.
Pretend - Behave so as to make it appear that something is the case when in fact it is not.
Pretty - Attractive in a delicate way without being truly beautiful or handsome.
Pride - A feeling of deep pleasure or satisfaction; self-respect.
Principal - Main or most important.
Principles - Fundamental truths or propositions that serve as the foundation for a system of belief or behaviour or for a chain of reasoning.
Prisons - Buildings in which people are legally held as a punishment for crimes they have committed or while awaiting trial.
Problem - A matter or situation regarded as unwelcome or harmful and needing to be dealt with and overcome.
Procrastination - The action of delaying or postponing something.
Products - Articles or substances that are manufactured or refined for sale.
Productivity - An efficiency measurement of output per unit of input.
Professional - Relating to or belonging to a a paid occupation.
Profit - Financial gain; the difference between the amount earned and the amount spent in buying, operating, or producing something.
Progress - Forward or onward movement towards a destination.
Proof - Evidence or argument establishing a fact or the truth of a statement.
Prophets - People regarded as inspired teachers or proclaimers of the will of God.
Prosperity - The state of being successful in material terms; flourishing financially.
Proverbs* - Short, well-known pithy sayings, stating a general truth or piece of advice.
Psychology* - The study of human behaviour.
Publicity - Notice or attention given to someone or something by the media.
Punctuality - The characteristic of being able to complete a required task or fulfill an obligation before or at a previously designated time.
Punishment - The infliction or imposition of a penalty as retribution for an offence.
Pure - Not mixed or adulterated with any other substance or material.
Purpose - The reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.

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Quality - The standard of something as measured against other things of a similar kind; the degree of excellence of something.
Quantity - The amount or number of a material or abstract thing not usually estimated by spatial measurement.
Question - A sentence worded or expressed so as to elicit information.
Quit - To depart from; leave.

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Race - Each of the major divisions of humankind, having distinct physical characteristics.
Reading - To comprehend the meaning of written or printed matter by interpreting the characters or symbols of which it is composed.
Reality - The state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them.
Reason - A cause, explanation, or justification for an action or event.
Recognition - The action or process of identifying someone or something from having encountered them before; know again.
Recreation - Activities done for pleasure and enjoyment.
Refuse - Indicate or show that one is not willing to do something.
Regret - Feeling sad, repentant, or disappointed over something that one has done or failed to do.
Relationship - The way in which two or more people or things are connected, or the state of being connected.
Religion* - The belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power; God.
     Holy Bible* - The inspired Word of God.
     Agnostics, Atheists, and Pagans
          Agnostics - People who believe that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God.
          Atheists - People who disbelieve or lack belief in the existence of God.
          Pagans - People holding religious beliefs other than those of the main world religions.
     Angels - Spiritual beings believed to act as attendants, agents, or messengers of God.
     Apostles, Disciples, and Prophets
          Apostles - The twelve chief disciples of Jesus Christ.
          Disciples - The personal followers of Christ during his life, especially the twelve Apostles.
          Prophets - People regarded as inspired teachers or proclaimers of the will of God.
     Bible - The inspired Word of God.
     Jesus Christ - God in the flesh.
     Christian - A person who has received Jesus Christ as their Saviour.
     Church - The Body of Christ; a building used for public Christian worship.
     Clergy - The body of all people ordained for religious duties, especially in the Christian Church.
     Denominations - Recognized autonomous branches of the Christian Church.
     devil - The supreme spirit of evil; satan.
     Divine - Of or like God.
     Evil - A force or spirit embodying or associated with the forces of the devil; profoundly immoral and wicked.
     Faith - Complete trust or confidence in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual conviction rather than proof.
     God - Our Holy Father; supreme being; creator and ruler of the universe.
     Heaven - The abode of God.
     Hell - Regarded as the spiritual realm of evil and suffering.
     Jesus Christ - God in the flesh.
     Miracles - Extraordinary and welcome events attributed to a divine agency.
     Passover - A holiday commemorating the exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt.
     Prayer - A solemn request for help or expression of thanks addressed to God.
     Preach - Deliver a sermon or religious address to an assembled group of people, typically in church.
     Religion - The belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power; God.
     Religious - Relating to or believing in a religion.
     Religious Leaders - People recognised by a religious body as having some authority within that body.
          Augustine - Saint.
          Amy Carmichael - Missionary.
          Dalai Lama - Buddhist Leader.
          Popes - Bishops of Rome as heads of the Roman Catholic Church.
          Saints - People acknowledged as holy or virtuous and regarded in Christian faith as being in heaven after death.
          Mother Teresa - Saint.
          Desmond Tutu - Archbishop.
     Repent - Feel or express sincere regret or remorse about one's wrongdoing or sin.
     Sin - An immoral act considered to be a transgression against divine law.
     Soul - The spiritual or immaterial part of a human being.
     Spiritual - Relating to or affecting the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things.
     Theology - The study of the nature of God and religious belief.
Remedy - A medicine or treatment for a disease or injury.
Remember - To recall to the mind by an act or effort of memory; think of again.
Repent - Feel or express sincere regret or remorse about one's wrongdoing or sin.
Reputation - The beliefs or opinions that are generally held about someone or something.
Research - The systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions.
Resource - A stock or supply of money, materials, staff, and other assets that can be drawn on by a person or organization in order to function effectively.
Respect - A feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.
Responsibility - The state or fact of having a duty to deal with something or of having control over someone.
Rest - Cease work or movement in order to relax, sleep, or recover strength.
Restaurant - A place where people pay to sit and eat meals that are cooked and served on the premises.
Result - A thing that is caused or produced by something else; a consequence or outcome.
Retirement - The action or fact of leaving one's job and ceasing to work.
Revenge - The action of hurting or harming someone in return for an injury or wrong suffered at their hands.
Reward - A thing given in recognition of service, effort, or achievement.
Rich - Having a great deal of money or assets; wealthy.
Ridiculous - Deserving or inviting derision or mockery; absurd.
Right - Morally good, justified, or acceptable.
Risk - A situation involving exposure to danger.
Roman Philosophers - Philosophy written in the Roman tradition of thought.
Romance - A feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love.
Room - Space that can be occupied; opportunity or scope for something to happen or be done.
Rule - One of a set of explicit or understood regulations or principles governing conduct or procedure within a particular area of activity.
Running - The action or movement at a speed faster than a walk, never having both or all the feet on the ground at the same time.

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Sacrifice - An act of slaughtering an animal or person or surrendering a possession as an offering to a deity.
Sad - Feeling or showing sorrow; unhappy.
Sailing - The practice, art, or technique required to operate and navigate a vessel.
Saints - People acknowledged as holy or virtuous and regarded in Christian faith as being in heaven after death.
Sales - The exchange of a commodity for money; the action of selling something.
Sarcasm - The use of irony to mock or convey contempt.
Satire - The use of humour, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices.
Satisfaction - Fulfilment of one's wishes, expectations, or needs, or the pleasure derived from this.
Scandal - An action or event regarded as morally or legally wrong and causing general public outrage and disgrace.
Science and Technology*
     Science - The observation, identification, description, experimental investigation, and theoretical explanation of phenomena.
     Technology - The application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in industry.
Scientist - A person who is studying or has expert knowledge of one or more of the natural or physical sciences.
Scolding - An angry rebuke or reprimand.
Season - Each of the four divisions of the year (spring, summer, autumn, and winter) marked by particular weather patterns and daylight hours.
     Spring - The season in the northern hemisphere (March-May) and southern hemisphere (September-November).
     Summer - The warmest season in the northern hemisphere (June-August) and southern hemisphere (December-February).
     Autumn - The season in the northern hemisphere (September-November) and southern hemisphere (March-May).
     Winter - The coldest season in the northern hemisphere (December-February) and southern hemisphere (June-August).
Secrets - Not known or seen or not meant to be known or seen by others.
Self-awareness - Conscious knowledge of one's own character and feelings.
Self-esteem - Confidence in one's own worth or abilities; self-respect.
Self-improvement - The improvement of one's knowledge, status, or character by one's own efforts.
Self-regard - Regard or consideration for oneself; self-respect.
Self-reliance - Reliance on one's own powers and resources rather than those of others.
Self-sacrifice - The giving up of one's own interests or wishes in order to help others or advance a cause.
Selfish - Lacking consideration for others; concerned chiefly with one's own personal profit or pleasure.
Sell - Give or hand over something in exchange for money.
Serene - Calm, peaceful, and untroubled; tranquil.
Serious - Demanding or characterized by careful consideration or application.
Service - The action of helping or doing work for someone.
Sex* - Two main categories into which living things are divided on the basis of functions.
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Signal - A gesture, action, or sound that is used to convey information or instructions, typically by prearrangement between the parties concerned.
Silence - Complete absence of sound.
Simplicity - The quality or condition of being easy to understand or do.
Sin - An immoral act considered to be a transgression against divine law.
Sincerity - The absence of pretence, deceit, or hypocrisy.
Sister - A woman or girl in relation to other daughters and sons of her parents.
Situation - A set of circumstances in which one finds oneself; a state of affairs.
Size - The relative extent of something; a thing's overall dimensions or magnitude; how big something is.
Slang* - A type of language consisting of informal words and phrases that are usually regarded as inappropriate.
Slave - A person who is the legal property of another and is forced to obey them.
Sleep - A natural periodic state of rest for the mind and body.
Smart - Having or showing a quick-witted intelligence.
Smile - A facial expression characterized by an upward curving of the corners of the mouth indicating pleasure, amusement, or derision.
Smoking - The action or habit of inhaling and exhaling the smoke of tobacco or a drug.
Soccer - A form of football played by two teams of eleven players with a round ball.
Society - The community of people living in a particular country or region and having shared customs, laws, and organizations.
Sociology* - The study of the development, structure, and functioning of human society.
Solitude - The state or situation of having no one else present; on one's own.
Solution - A means of solving a problem or dealing with a difficult situation.
Sorrow - A feeling of deep distress caused by loss, disappointment, or other misfortune suffered by oneself or others.
Soul - The spiritual or immaterial part of a human being.
Speech - The expression of or the ability to express thoughts and feelings by articulate sounds.
Speed - The rate at which someone or something moves or operates or is able to move or operate.
Spirit - The non-physical part of a person which is the seat of emotions and character; the soul.
Spiritual - Relating to or affecting the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things.
Sports and Recreation*
     Baseball - A ball game played between two teams of nine on a diamond-shaped circuit of four bases.
     Basketball - A ball game played between two teams of five on a court.
     Bodybuilding - The practice of strengthening and enlarging the muscles of the body through exercise.
     Boxing - The act, technique, or profession of fighting with the fists.
     Cycling - The sport or activity of riding a bicycle.
     Fishing - The activity of catching fish, either for food or as a sport.
     Football - Any of various forms of team game involving kicking and/or handling a ball.
     Golf - A ball and club game in which players attempt to hit balls into a series of holes with as few strokes as possible.
     Hockey - Three variations: Ice, Field, and Street. Two opposing teams try to score a ball or puck into a net using sticks.
     Martial Arts - The various forms of fighting and self-defense (such as karate and judo) that are widely practiced.
     Poker - A card game played by two or more people who bet on the value of the hands dealt to them.
     Recreation - Activities done for pleasure and enjoyment.
     Running - The action or movement at a speed faster than a walk, never having both or all the feet on the ground at the same time.
     Sailing - The practice, art, or technique required to operate and navigate a vessel.
     Soccer - A form of football played by two teams of eleven players with a round ball.
     Sports - Activities involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment.
     Sprinter - A runner who races over short distances at full speed.
     Wrestling - The sport or activity of grappling with an opponent and trying to throw or hold them down on the ground.
Spring - The season in the northern hemisphere (March-May) and southern hemisphere (September-November).
Sprinter - A runner who races over short distances at full speed.
St. Valentine's Day - February 14, a day to send a card to a person one loves or is attracted to.
Staff - All the people employed by a particular organization.
Stamina - The ability to sustain prolonged physical or mental effort.
Standard - A level of quality or attainment.
Start - Begin or be reckoned from a particular point in time or space; come into being.
State - A nation or territory considered as an organized political community under one government.
Statistics - The practice or science of collecting and analysing numerical data in large quantities.
Sticker - A determined or persistent person.
Stimulate - Raise levels of physiological or nervous activity in the body or any biological system.
Stock - The capital raised by a company or corporation through the issue and subscription of shares.
Stock Market - The market in which shares of publicly held companies are traded.
Stone - Hard solid non-metallic mineral of which rock is made; a lack of feeling, expression, or movement.
Story - An account of imaginary or real people and events told for entertainment.
Strategy - A plan of action designed to achieve a long-term or overall aim.
Strength - The quality or state of being physically strong.
Stress - A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.
Strong - Having the power to move heavy weights or perform other physically demanding tasks.
Study - The devotion of time and attention to gaining knowledge of an academic subject.
Stupidity - Behaviour that shows a lack of good sense or judgment.
Sublime - Of very great excellence or beauty.
Success - The accomplishment of an aim or purpose.
Succession - A number of people or things of a similar kind following one after the other.
Suffer - Experience or be subjected to something bad or unpleasant.
Suggest - Put forward for consideration.
Suicide - The action of killing oneself intentionally.
Summer - The warmest season in the northern hemisphere (June-August) and southern hemisphere (December-February).
Superiority - The state of being higher in rank, status, or quality.
Supernatural - Attributed to some force beyond scientific understanding or the laws of nature.
Surrender - Stop resisting to an enemy or opponent and submit to their authority.
Survival - The state or fact of continuing to live or exist, typically in spite of an accident, ordeal, or difficult circumstances.

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Tact - Skill and sensitivity in dealing with others or with difficult issues.
Talent - Natural aptitude or skill.
Talk - Speak in order to give information or express ideas or feelings; converse or communicate by spoken words.
Tax - A compulsory contribution levied on workers' income and business profits; added to goods, services, and transactions.
Tea - A hot drink made by infusing the dried crushed leaves of the tea plant in boiling water.
Teaching - The occupation, profession, or work of imparting knowledge or instruction.
Teamwork - The combined action of a group of people, especially when effective and efficient.
Technology - The application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in industry.
Television - A system for converting visual images (with sound) into electrical signals and transmitting and displaying them electronically on a screen.
Temper - A person's state of mind seen in terms of their being angry or calm.
Temptation - The desire to do something, especially something wrong or unwise.
Terror - Extreme fear.
Terrorism - The unofficial or unauthorized use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims.
Testimony - A formal written or spoken statement, especially one given in a court of law.
Theft - The action or crime of stealing.
Theology - The study of the nature of God and religious belief.
Thin - Having little, or too little, flesh or fat on the body.
Thinking - The process of considering or reasoning about something.
Thought - An idea or opinion produced by thinking or occurring suddenly in the mind.
Time* - The indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole.
     Future - A period of time following the moment of speaking or writing; time regarded as still to come.
     Past - Gone by in time and no longer existing.
     Present - Relating to the current period of time.
Timid - Showing a lack of courage or confidence; easily frightened.
Tiredness - The state of wishing for sleep or rest; weariness.
Today - On or in the course of this present day.
Tolerant - Showing willingness to allow the existence of opinions or behaviour that one does not necessarily agree with.
Tomorrow - On the day after today.
Tool - A device or implement used to carry out a particular function.
Top - The highest or uppermost point, part, or surface; highest or most important rank, level, or position.
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Tough - Of a substance or object strong enough to withstand adverse conditions or rough handling.
Travel - Make a journey, typically of some length.
Triumph - A great victory or achievement.
Trouble - Difficulty or problems.
Trust - Firm belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of someone or something.
Truth - The quality or state of being in accordance with fact or reality.
Try - An effort to accomplish something; an attempt.
Mark Twain

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Ugly - Unpleasant or repulsive, especially in appearance.
Understanding - The ability to perceive the intended meaning of something; comprehension.
Unity - The state of being united or joined as a whole.
Universe - All existing matter and space considered as a whole; the cosmos.

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Valentine - A card sent on St. Valentine's Day, February 14, to a person one loves or is attracted to.
Valentine's Day - (St. Valentine's Day) February 14, a day to send a card to a person one loves or is attracted to.
Valor - Great courage in the face of danger, especially in battle.
Value - The regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something.
Vegetarian - A person who does not eat meat or fish, and sometimes other animal products, especially for moral, religious, or health reasons.
Veteran - A person who has had long experience in a particular field; an ex-member of the armed forces.
Vice - Immoral or wicked behaviour.
Victory - Successful achievement.
Violence - Behaviour involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone or something.
Virtue - Behaviour showing high moral standards.
Vision - The faculty or state of being able to see; ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom.
Vulgar - Lacking sophistication or good taste.

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Wages - Fixed regular payments earned for work or services, typically paid on a daily or weekly basis.
War* - A state of armed conflict between different nations or states or different groups within a nation or state.
Weak - Lacking the power to perform physically demanding tasks; having little physical strength or energy.
Wealth - An abundance of valuable possessions or money.
Weapon - A thing designed or used for inflicting bodily harm or physical damage.
Weather* - The state of the atmosphere at a particular place and time.
Weight - A body's relative mass or the quantity of matter contained by it; a measure of the heaviness of an object.
Whisper - Speak very softly using one's breath rather than one's throat, especially for the sake of secrecy.
Wife - A married woman considered in relation to her spouse.
Wild - Living or growing in the natural environment; not domesticated or cultivated.
Oscar Wilde
Will - The faculty by which a person decides on and initiates action.
Wine - An alcoholic drink made from fermented grape juice.
Winning - Gaining, resulting in, or relating to victory in a contest or competition.
Winter - The coldest season in the northern hemisphere (December-February) and southern hemisphere (June-August).
Wisdom* - Quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment.
Wit - The capacity for inventive thought and quick understanding; keen intelligence.
Woman - An adult human female.
Women - Plural form of woman.
Words - Distinct meaningful elements of speech or writing, used to form a sentence.
Work - Activity involving mental or physical effort done in order to achieve a result.
World - The earth, together with all of its countries and peoples.
Worry - Feel or cause to feel anxious or troubled about actual or potential problems.
Wrestling - The sport of grappling with an opponent and trying to throw or hold them down on the ground.
Writing - The activity or skill of marking coherent words on paper and composing text.
Wrong - Not correct or true; incorrect.

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Yesterday - On the day before today.
Young - Having lived or existed for only a short time.
Youth - The period between childhood and adult age.

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Zest - Great enthusiasm and energy.

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