harangue (v.) to speak loudly and angrily in a way that criticizes somebody/something or tries to persuade people to do something
Captain American harangued Iron Man about whether heroes should be monitored or controlled.
cajole (v.) to make somebody do something by talking to them and being very nice to them
The Joker cajoled and bribed Harvey Dent into taking revenge for the death of his girlfriend Rachel.
endogenous (adj.) (of a disease or symptom) having a cause that is inside the body
circadian (adj.) connected with the changes in the bodies of people or animals over each period of 24 hours
modulate (v.) to adjust
Food, exercises, and caffeine may be able to modulate your own endogenous circadian rhythms.
melange (n.) a mixture of a variety of different things
Hong Tzay-Ming’s general physics course is a melange of condensed matter physics.
be wide of the mark (idiom) not accurate
Pele’s predictions turns out to be wide of the mark.
posterity (unc n) all the people who will live in the future
We must protect our environment for posterity.
providence (unc n.) the quality of being prudent
Practicing their customary providence, Hakka immigrants were able to survive in 17th century Taiwan.