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::: adapt - make or become suitable for a specific use; alter; modify; adjust; N. adaptation: act of adapting; composition recast into a new form; Ex. The play is an adaption of a short novel.
::: ovation - enthusiastic applause
::: renegade - deserter; traitor; ADJ.
::: nonplus - put at a loss; bring to a halt by confusion; perplex; CF. no more
::: merit - good quality deserving praise; merits: aspect of character or behavior deserving approval or disapproval; Ex. judge each plan on its own merits; V: deserve; earn
::: stringent - (of rules) binding; rigid; marked by scarcity of money; Ex. stringent economic conditions
::: exertion - effort; expenditure of much physical work; V. exert oneself: make a great effort
::: expertise - specialized knowledge (in a particular field); expert skill
::: carat - (karat) unit of weight for precious stones; measure of the purity of gold
::: pernicious - very harmful; deadly; very destructive; Ex. pernicious effect/anemia