definition: something false or inauthentic presented as true or authentic, with intent to deceive or defraud.
example: The so-called “ancient” cave painting was a hoax that fooled the public completely.
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definition: movement toward a specific end; advance.
example: We’ve made a good deal of progress this week toward our fund-raising goal.
definition 1: to advance in time or space; proceed.
example: The climbers slowly progressed toward the summit.
definition 2: to develop, esp. in a positive way; improve.
example: As he progresses as an artist, he continues to gain recognition.
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definition 1: to weaken the foundations of.
example: The dike is being undermined by water.
definition 2: to gradually, secretly, or imperceptibly weaken and destroy.
example: Her mother-in-law undermined her relationship with her husband.
example: The rumors undermined the candidate’s credibility.
definition 1: to effect or bring to realization or completion.
example: She eventually fulfilled her lifelong dream of publishing a novel.
definition 2: to execute or carry out (a duty, command, or the like).
example: He fulfilled his military duty by serving two years in the Navy.
example: The man failed to fulfill his responsibilities as a father.
definition 3: to satisfy (a requirement, expectation, or desire).
example: She cannot graduate unless she fulfills the physical education requirement.
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definition 1: clear to the perception or understanding; obvious.
example: It was apparent to everyone that he was lying.
example: The symptoms of the man’s illness were quite apparent to the doctor.
example: The bias in the newspaper article was strikingly apparent.
definition 2: seeming to be so at first observation, but not necessarily so; ostensible.
example: The apparent loser of the race ended up the winner.
example: Her shy smile belied her apparent indifference.