Narcotics Anonymous Way of Life

~ 2012 Form ~



A . . .

ABSTINENCE: Not using by choice especially drugs.

ACCEPT: To agree, consider, or hold to be true. To regard as true; believe in

ACCEPTANCE: The mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true. Belief in something.

ACCLAMATION: Enthusiastic approval, without dissent.

ACHIEVE: To get by means of one’s own efforts. To attain with effort or despite difficulty.

ACKNOWLEDGE: To admit the truth or existence. To admit the existence, reality, or truth of.

ACTIVE LISTENING: The ability to use all of one’s senses to hear what someone is conveying not just hearing .

ACQUIRE: To get especially by one’s own efforts. To get especially by one’s own efforts or gain through experience

ACTION: The doing of something or something done.

ACTIVE: Producing or involving action or movement. Involving or requiring physical exertion and energy

ADDICT: A person who has an obsessive and compulsive need for something such as drugs.

ADDICTION: A physical, mental, and spiritual disease that is characterized an obsession to use the drugs that are destroying us, followed by a compulsion that forces us to continue.

ADMISSION: An admitting of something that has not been proven. A voluntary acknowledgment of truth.

ADMIT: To make known, usually with some unwillingness.

ADVERSITY: Hard times.

ADVICE: Suggestions about a decision or action. Opinion about what could or should be done about a situation or problem

AFFIRMATION: Replacing the negative, random thoughts of self-condemnation and limitation with expansive good thoughts that help orient ourselves to a better and happier, healthy life. Usually in the form of short, well phrased sentences.

AFRAID: Filled with fear. Having feelings of aversion or unwillingness in regard to something

AGE: The time from birth to a specified time.

ALIENATE: To cause one who used to be friendly or loyal to become unfriendly or disloyal. To cause to become withdrawn or unresponsive; isolate or dissociate emotionally

ALIENATION: The act of alienating or one who has been alienated. Emotional isolation or dissociation.

ALTERNATIVE: A chance to choose between things or one of the things between which a choice can be made. The choice between two mutually exclusive possibilities or a situation presenting such a choice.

ALTRUISM: Without taking anything from those who depend on you, giving freely with no expectation of return for the purpose of making the world a better place.

AMENDS: Something done or given by a person to make up for a loss or injury one has caused. To better one's conduct; reform.

ANGER: A strong feeling of displeasure and often with active opposition to an insult, injury, or injustice. A strong feeling of displeasure or hostility.

ANGUISH: Great pain or trouble of body or mind. Agonizing physical or mental pain; torment.

ANONYMITY: The state of having set aside personal considerations of being named or identified for some greater good, practicing principles before personalities.

ANONYMOUS: Not named or identified, equal in status and importance.

ANTIDOTE: Something used to reverse or prevent the action of a poison. A remedy or other agent used to neutralize or counteract the effects of a poison.

ANTI-SOCIAL: Hostile toward society, unfriendly. Behaving in a manner that violates the social or legal norms of society.

ANXIETY: Fear or nervousness about what might happen.

APATHY: Lack of feeling or of interest, indifference.

APPARENT: Appearing to be real or true. Readily understood; clear or obvious.

APPRAISAL: The act of setting a value on something. The classification of someone or something with respect to its worth

APPRECIATION: The awareness or understanding of the worth or value of something. An expression of gratitude.

APPROPRIATE: Especially suitable. Suitable for a particular person, condition, occasion, or place; fitting.

APPROVAL SEEKING: Seeking to be accepted as satisfactory.

ARISE: To come into existence.

ARRESTED: The state of having the progress stopped, as with a disease.

ARROGANCE: A sense of one’s own importance that shows itself in a proud and insulting manner.

ASPECT: A certain way in which something appears or may be thought of. A way in which something can be viewed by the mind

ASPIRATION: A strong desire to achieve something high or great. A strong desire for high achievement.

ASSUME: To pretend to have or be. To be arrogant or pretentious.

ASSURANCE: The state of being certain or having confidence in one’s own self. Excessive self-confidence.

ATMOSPHERE: A surrounding influence or set of conditions. : A dominant intellectual or emotional environment or attitude

ATTACHMENT: Connection by feelings of affection or regard or the connection by which one thing is joined to another. A bond, as of affection or loyalty; fond regard.

ATTEMPT: To try to do something. An effort or a try

ATTITUDE: A feeling or opinion about a certain fact or situation. An arrogant or hostile state of mind or disposition.

ATTRACTION: The state of being attracted or pleased or something that attracts or pleases. The quality of arousing interest; being attractive or something that attracts

ATTRIBUTE: A quality belonging to a particular person or thing. A quality or characteristic.

AUTONOMOUS: Self-governing, free from outside control yet limited within the Fellowship by the Twelve Traditions.

AVOID: To keep away from.

AWAKE: To become conscious or aware of something.

AWAKEN: To awake.

AWAKENING: The state of becoming awake.

AWARENESS: Having or showing understanding or knowledge of something.

B . . .

BAFFLED: Defeated or held in check by confusion. Perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment.

BALANCE: To make things equal or the state of equality. A stable mental or psychological state; emotional stability.

BECOME: To grow to be. Enter or assume a certain state or condition,

BEHAVIOR: The way in which one conducts oneself. The manner in which one behaves.

BELIEF: Something that one thinks is true. Something believed or accepted as true.

BLAMING: The state of placing responsibility on others for something that fails.

BOND: A force or influence that brings or holds together. A uniting force or tie.

BOREDOM: The state of being weary and restless when things are uninteresting. The feeling of being bored by something tedious.

BUGABOOS: Something that one is afraid of. An object of obsessive, usually exaggerated fear or anxiety.

BUOYANT: Light hearted and cheerful.

BURDEN: Something that is hard to take. Something that is emotionally difficult to bear.

BUT: Term expressing a comparison or difference between general theory and personal application.

C . . .

CARING: A heavy feeling of interest, concern, or responsibility.

CARRY THE MESSAGE: To demonstrate with words and actions the benefits of living the program of NA.

CHANGE: To make or become different, alter from a former state. To become different or undergo alteration.

CHAOS: A state of complete confusion and disorder in which one can become physically stimulated. A state of extreme confusion and disorder.

CHARACTER DEFECTS: Those things that drain us of all our time and energy while causing pain and misery all our lives.

CHARACTERISTIC: A special quality or appearance that is a part of a person’s over all character. A distinguishing quality.

CLEAN: Total abstinence from all drugs, no exceptions.

CLING: Remaining emotionally or intellectually attached to something that one believes harmful to oneself. Remaining emotionally or intellectually attached to something that one believes harmful to oneself.

CLOSE-MINDEDNESS: The state of being unwilling to consider the suggestions or explanations of others as possible or feasible with regard to one’s self.

CLOUDS: Anything that distorts our ability to see or distinguish reality.

COME TO BELIEVE: The process through which one develops their system of belief about a Higher Power.

COMMITMENT: To pledge one’s self to a certain course of action. The state of being bound emotionally or intellectually to a course of action or to another person or persons.

COMMON BOND: Recovery from addiction.

COMMON DENOMINATOR: Our failure to come to terms with our addiction prior to coming to NA.

COMMON WELFARE: Our individual survival is directly related to the survival of the group and the Fellowship.

COMMUNICATE: To make known. To express oneself in such a way that one is readily and clearly understood.

COMPASSION: The state of deep awareness and sympathy for and a desire to help another who is suffering. Deep awareness of the suffering of another coupled with the wish to relieve it.

COMPEL: To make someone do something by the use of physical, moral, or mental pressure.

COMPLACENCY: A feeling extreme calm and satisfaction with one’s life or situations that hinders the process of seeking change. The feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself.

COMPREHEND: To understand fully.

COMPROMISING: To reach an agreement over a dispute with all parties changing or giving up some demands

COMPULSION: Once having started the process with one fix, one pill, or one drink we cannot stop through our own power of will.

COMPULSIVE: The state of acting on a compulsion.

CONCEDE: The admission of truthfulness of something. To acknowledge, often reluctantly, as being true, just, or proper; admit.

CONCEIVABLE: The state of being possible to conceive, imagine, or understand. Capable of being conceived, imagined, or understood.

CONCERN: A caring condition shown by a willingness to help others. Interest in, or care for, any person or thing.

CONCEPT: An idea that is generally accepted. An abstract idea or notion.

CONCLUSION: A final decision that is reached by reasoning or the ending of something. The result or outcome of an act or process.

CONDEMN: To declare to be wrong. To express strong disapproval of.

CONDITION: Something that is agreed upon as necessary if some other thing is to take place. Something essential to the appearance or occurrence of something else.

CONDUCTING: Choosing to behave in a certain manner. To comport (oneself) in a specified way.

CONFIDENCE: A feeling of trust and belief. Trust or faith in a person or thing.

CONFRONT: To face or meet issues that occur in our lives, simply and without hostility. come face to face with, especially with defiance or hostility.

CONFUSED: Experiencing a mental fog or feeling uncertain. Being unable to think with clarity or act with understanding and intelligence.

CONFUSION: The state of being confused. Impaired orientation with respect to time, place, or person; a disturbed mental state.

CONSCIOUS: The mental awareness of facts or one’s inner feelings. Intentionally conceived or done; deliberate.

CONSEQUENCE: The result of an action. Something that logically or naturally follows from an action or condition.

CONSISTENT: Sticking to one way of thinking or acting. : Reliable; steady,

CONTENTMENT: Freedom from worry or restlessness. Happiness with one's situation in life.

CONTINUE: To do the same thing without changing or stopping. To go on with a particular action or in a particular condition; persist.

CONTRADICT: To deny the truth of a statement. To assert or express the opposite of.

CONTRARY: The state of being opposed or unwilling to obey or behave well. Opposed, as in character or purpose.

CONTRIBUTE: Giving along with others to have a share in something. Give something to a common purpose.

CONTROL: To have power over. Authority or ability to manage or direct.

CONVINCE: To argue with someone to convince them to agree with or believe in certain things. To bring by the use of argument or evidence to firm belief or a course of action.

COPE: To struggle with or try to manage something. To contend with difficulties and act to overcome them.

CORE: The central or innermost part of something. The basic or most important part; the essence.v

COURAGE: The strength of mind that makes one able to meet danger and difficulties with firmness. That quality of mind which enables one to encounter danger and difficulties with firmness, or without fear.

CREED: A statement of a set of guiding rules or beliefs, usually of a religious faith. A system of belief, principles, or opinions.

CRITICAL: Being inclined to criticize especially in an unfavorable way. Characterized by careful, exact evaluation and judgment.

CRUCIAL: Being necessary to accomplish something. Of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis.

CULT: A select group of people recognize by its exclusive nature. An exclusive group of persons sharing an esoteric, usually artistic or intellectual interest.

CURE: The complete elimination of a disease. Something that corrects or relieves a harmful or disturbing situation..

D . . .

DAILY: Occurring, done, produces, or issued every day. Happening or done every day.

DANGEROUS: Anything that is able to or likely to cause injury. Being able or likely to do harm

DECEIT: Misleading a person or causing them to believe that which is false with a statement or act. Deliberate and misleading concealment, false declaration.

DECEPTION: The statement or act that deceives. The state of being deceived or misled.

DECISION: The act of making a choice.

DECLARATION: The act of making a statement as if certain. The act of making a statement as if certain.

DECLARE: To make a statement as if certain. State emphatically and authoritatively.

DEFAME: To maliciously attack the reputation of another.

DEFECTS: Things that we determine are interfering with our process of recovery.

DEFIANT: Showing a willingness to resist. Boldly resisting authority or an opposing force.

DEGRADATION: The state of being lowered from one level to a lower level. Being lowered from one level to a lower level.

DELUSION: A false belief that we continue to hold in spite of the facts. A false belief that we continue to hold in spite of the facts.

DEMOLITION: The act of ruining completely.

DEMORALIZATION: The act of weakening the discipline or spirit of a person.

DENIAL: The refusal to admit the truth of a statement or the refusal to accept or believe in someone or something.

DENY: To declare something not true or disowning something. To refuse to believe; reject.

DEPEND: Trust and reliance on others.

DEPENDENT: A person who depends upon another for support to an unhealthy degree. Unable to exist, sustain oneself, or act appropriately or normally without the assistance or direction of another.

DEPRAVITY: An act or practice that is morally bad or corrupt. Impairment of virtue and moral principles.

DEPRESSION: Low spirits, a common by_product of addiction common during withdrawal.

DERELICTION: The neglect of or failure in meeting personal responsibilities.

DESIRE: A strong wish made known.

DESPAIR: A feeling of complete hopelessness. Complete loss of hope.

DESPERATION: The state of feeling complete hopelessness that leads to recklessness. Recklessness arising from despair.

DESTRUCTION: The act of putting an end to something or the results of such acts.

DEVELOP: To make the possibilities more clear and usable gradually.

DILEMMA: A situation in which a person has to choose between things that seem to be all bad or unsatisfactory. A situation that requires a choice between options that are or seem equally unfavorable or mutually exclusive.

DIRECT: Going from one point to another without turning or stopping. Straightforward and candid.

DIRECTION: The path along which something moves, lies, or points. An instruction or series of instructions for doing or finding something.

DISAGREEMENT: The act or fact of having unlike ideas or opinions. A failure or refusal to agree.

DISASTER: Something that happens suddenly and causes suffering or loss.

DISCLOSURE: The act of making known.

DISCRETION: The power of having good sense in making decisions for oneself. Ability or power to decide responsibly.

DISEASE: A change in a person that interferes with normal functioning.

DISAPPOINTMENT: The act or condition of failing to satisfy the hope or expectation of. A feeling of dissatisfaction that results when your expectations are not realized.

DISHONESTY: The lack of honesty or the quality of not being honest or trustworthy.

DISILLUSION: To free from mistaken beliefs or foolish hopes.

DISQUALIFY: To make or declare something unfit or not qualified. Make unfit or unsuitable.

DISSEMBLING: The process of revealing parts of something in a particular manner to give a specific interpretation of the facts. Pretending with intention to deceive.

DISTORT: To tell in a way that is misleading.

DISTRACTING: Drawing someone’s mind or attention to something else or upsetting someone’s mind to the point of confusion. To cause to turn away from the original focus of attention or interest; divert.

DISTURBING: Making confused or troubling the mind. To trouble emotionally or mentally; upset.

DIVERSITY: The condition or fact of not being the same and the qualities that distinguish our differences.

DIVINE: Of or relating to God or a god. Godlike; heavenly; excellent in the highest degree; supremely admirable; apparently above what is human.

DOGMA: Something firmly believed. An authoritative principle, belief, or statement of ideas or opinion, especially one considered to be absolutely true.

DOMINATED: The state of someone or something having a commanding position or controlling power over one’s self. Controlled or ruled by superior authority or power.

DYNAMIC: Full of energy. Characterized by continuous change, activity, or progress.

DYNAMICS: Any of the various forces, physical or moral, at work in a situation.

E . . .

EAGER: Desiring very much, impatient. Having or showing keen interest, intense desire, or impatient expectancy.

EAGERLY: Acting with great desire, impatiently. In an eager manner.

EFFICIENCY: The quality or degree of being capable of bringing about a desired result with as little waste as possible. The production of the desired effects or results with minimum waste of time, effort, or skill.

EFFORT: A serious attempt. The use of physical or mental energy to do something.

EGO: The individual’s awareness of self that used to control us in all sorts of subtle ways. An inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others or your consciousness of your own identity.

EGOCENTRIC: Viewing everything in relation to oneself. Caring only about oneself; selfish.

EMBARRASED: Feeling confused or distressed. Caused to feel self-conscious or ill at ease.

EMBARRASMENT: The state of causing or feeling confused or distressed or those things that cause confusion or distress. The shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public.

EMOTIONS: Mental and bodily reactions accompanied by strong feelings. The part of the consciousness that involves feeling; sensibility.

EMOTIONAL: Expressing emotion.

EMPATHY: Having an intellectual or emotional identification with another. Identification with and understanding of another's situation, feelings, and motives.

EMPTINESS: Containing nothing. Lacking purpose or substance; meaningless.

ENCOURAGE: To give courage, spirit, or hope to another. To inspire with hope, courage, or confidence.

ENCOURAGEMENT: The act of, the state of, or things giving courage, spirit, or hope. The expression of approval and support.

ENDANGER: Risk. To expose to harm or danger; imperil.

ENDANGERED: The state of being or that which is at risk. To put to hazard; to bring into danger or peril; to expose to loss or injury.

ENDORSE: To give one’s support to something.

ENDURE: To put up with patiently or firmly, such as pain. Continue to exist.

ENEMIES: Something or someone that harms or threatens. One hostile to another; one who hates, and desires or attempts the injury of another.

ENTHUSIASM: A strong feeling in favor of something. Great excitement for or interest in a subject or cause.

ENTIRELY: Completely.

ENVY: The feeling of discontent at another’s good fortune with a desire to have the same good fortune for one’s self. To long after; to desire strongly; to covet.

EQUAL: One having the same rank as another. Being the same for all members of a group.

ESOTERIC: Understood by only a chosen few.

ESSENTIAL: Forming or belonging to the basic part of something. Basic or indispensable; necessary.

EVENTUALLY: Coming at some later time.

EVIDENT: Clear to the sight or to the mind. Easily seen or understood; obvious.

EXACT: Showing close agreement with fact, accurate. Strictly and completely in accord with fact; not deviating from truth or reality.

EXAMINE: To question or look at closely or carefully.

EXCEPT: To leave out from the whole, exclude.

EXERT: To put one’s self into action or a tiring effort, struggle. Make a great effort at a mental or physical task.

EXHAUST: To tire out or deplete one’s resources.

EXIST: To continue to live. To have actual being; be real.

EXISTENCE: The state of being alive. The fact or state of existing; being.

EXPECTATION: A desire that one places upon himself or another to accomplish.

EXPERIENCE: Something that one has actually done or lived through. The effect upon the judgment or feelings produced by any event, whether witnessed or participated in.

EXPOSURE: An act of making something known publicly. The disclosure of something secret .

EXTERNAL: Something situated on the outside of or related to the outside of a thing. Outside of or separate from ourselves

EXTREME: Something as far as possible from a center or its opposite. Far beyond the norm in views or actions.


F . . .

FAILED: Having been unsuccessful. To err in judgment; to be mistaken; to be unsuccessful.

FAILURE: A lack of success or a person who fails. The inability to function or perform satisfactorily.

FAITH: An individual’s system of beliefs. Confident belief in the truth, value, or trustworthiness of a person, idea, or thing.

FAULTS: Weaknesses in character. A character weakness, especially a minor one.

FEAR: A strong unpleasant feeling cause by being aware of danger or expecting something bad to happen. A painful emotion or passion excited by the expectation of evil, or the apprehension of impending danger

FEARLESS: Taking necessary actions in the midst of one’s fears. Oblivious of dangers or perils or calmly resolute in facing them.

FEEBLE: Lacking in strength or endurance. Pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness.

FEELINGS: The state of a person’s emotions. An affective state of consciousness, such as that resulting from emotions, sentiments, or desires.

FELLOWSHIP: A group with similar interests or goals. A close association of friends or equals sharing similar interests.

FESTER: To become painfully sore. To be inflamed; to grow virulent, or malignant; to grow in intensity; to rankle.

FIRM: Showing no weakness. Not subject to change; fixed and definite.

FOCUS: To concentrate attention or energy or the center of activity or interest.

FOCUSED: The state of being in the center of activity or interest. To direct toward a particular point or purpose.

FONDNESS: The state of liking or loving something. Warm affection or liking.

FOREVER: For a limitless time. For everlasting time; eternally.

FORGIVE: To stop feeling angry at or hurt by. To cease to feel resentment against, on account of wrongs committed.

FORGIVENESS: The act of forgiving or the state of being forgiven. Compassionate feelings that support a willingness to forgive.

FORMAL: Following established form custom, or rule. Following traditional standards of correctness.

FORTUNE: Favorable results that come partly by chance. Fate; destiny.

FOUNDATION: The support upon which something depends. The basis on which something stands or is supported; a base.

FRACTURED: Damaged or injured.

FREEDOM: The condition of being released from or no longer suffering from something unpleasant or painful. The capacity to exercise choice; free will.

FRIEND: A person who has a strong liking for and trust in another person. A person you know well and regard with affection and trust .

FRIGHTENED: Experiencing fear. Thrown into a state of intense fear or desperation.

FRUSTRATION: The feeling of disappointment or defeat. The condition that results when an impulse or an action is thwarted by an external or an internal force.

FUNCTION: To serve a certain purpose. The actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group.

G . . .

GENDER: Either of the two divisions of living things especially human beings, male and female. Sexual identity, especially in relation to society or culture.

GENUINE: Being just what it seems to be. Free from hypocrisy or dishonesty; sincere.

GIFTS: Things which are given. Something that is bestowed voluntarily and without compensation.

GIVING: Handing over with the expectation of it being kept. To bestow without receiving a return.

GOAL: That which a person tries to accomplish. The final purpose or aim.

GOD: A being conceived of as supernatural, immortal, and having special powers over people and nature.

GOD-AWARENESS: The mental acceptance of or belief in God.

GOODNESS: The state of being honest and upright. Moral excellence.

GRAFTED: To join one thing to another.

GRATIFICATION: The act of, the state of, or something giving pleasure or satisfaction to. That which gives pleasure.

GRATIFY: To give pleasure or satisfaction to. Make happy or satisfied.

GRATITUDE: The state of being consciously thankful for the things in one’s life. The state of being grateful; thankfulness

GRIEF: Very deep sorrow. Pain of mind on account of something in the past; mental suffering arising from any cause, as misfortune, loss of friends, misconduct of one's self or others, etc.

GRIM: Harsh in appearance. Shockingly repellent; inspiring horror.

GROUND: To instruct in basic knowledge or understanding. To instill or teach by persistent repetition.

GROUP CONSCIENCE: The process of polling how our members feel in order for our groups to make decisions about the things that affect our members and the Fellowship.

GROUPS: Addicts who come together to have recovery meetings. Addicts who come together to have recovery meetings and follow the Twelve Traditions

GROWTH: The process of being able to live and develop. Full development; maturity.

GUIDANCE: The act of showing the way. Something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action.

GUIDE: A person who leads, directs, or shows the right way. To instruct and influence intellectually or morally.

GUIDELINES: A written set of rules or principles that provide boundaries and guidance necessary to practicing appropriate behavior.

GUILT: The fact or feeling of having done something wrong that causes one to feel shame or regret. Remorseful awareness of having done something wrong; or self_reproach for supposed inadequacy or wrongdoing.

H . . .

HABIT: A way of acting or doing that has become fixed by being repeated often. A recurrent, often unconscious, pattern of behavior that is acquired through frequent repetition.

HAPPEN: To occur or come about by chance.

HAPPINESS: The state of enjoying one’s condition, content. State of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy.

HARMED: the state of having physical or mental damage. Having had pain or loss or suffering inflicted.

HEAL: To return to a sound or healthy condition. To restore (a person) to spiritual wholeness.

HEARTILY: With sincerity or enthusiasm. With gusto and without reservation

HELP: To provide someone with what is useful in achieving an end. To be of service; give assistance.

HELPLESSNESS: Not able to help or protect oneself. Powerlessness revealed by an inability to act.

HIGHER: Greater than average, having more that usual importance.

HIT: Occur. A dose of a narcotic drug.

HONEST: Not given to cheating, stealing, or lying. Characterized by integrity or fairness and straight_forwardness in conduct, thought, speech, etc.

HOPE: A desire for something together with the expectation of getting what is wanted. To wish for something with expectation of its fulfillment.

HOPELESS: Having no hope. Without hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success.

HOPELESSNESS: The condition of having no hope. The despair you feel when you have abandoned hope of comfort or success.

HORRIBLE: Causing great and painful fear, dread, or shock. Very unpleasant; disagreeable.

HORROR: Great and painful fear, dread, or shock. Intense and profound fear.

HOSTAGE: A person given or held to make certain that promises will be kept.

HOSTILITY: An unfriendly state, attitude, or action. A state of deep-seated ill-will.

HUG: Encircling another with our arms, embrace. To clasp or hold closely, especially in the arms, as in affection; embrace.

HUMAN: Of, relating to, being, or characteristic of people as distinct from lower animals. Subject to or indicative of the weaknesses, imperfections, and fragility associated with humans.

HUMBLE: Accepting one’s self as one actually is.

HUMBLY: Asking or doing with humility. In a humble manner.

HUMILITY: The state of being humble. Freedom from pride and arrogance; a modest estimate of one's own worth.



I . . .

I: The person speaking or writing.

IDEAL: A standard of perfection, beauty, or excellence. A conception of something in its absolute perfection.

IDENTIFICATION: The act of or state of being exactly alike or equal. A person's association with the qualities, characteristics, or views of another person or group.

IDENTIFY: To think of as being exactly alike or equal. To make to be the same; to unite or combine in such a manner as to make one; to treat as being one or having the same purpose or effect; to consider as the same in any relation.

IDLE: To spend time doing nothing. To move lazily and without purpose.

IGNORANCE: The state of not knowing. The condition of being uneducated, unaware, or uninformed.

IGNORING: Paying no attention to. To refuse to take notice of; to shut the eyes to; not to recognize; to disregard willfully and causelessly.

ILLNESS: Sickness. An unhealthy condition of body or mind.

ILLUSION: The state or fact of being lead to accept as true something unreal or imagined. Perception of something objectively existing in such a way as to cause misinterpretation of its actual nature.

IMPLY: To express indirectly, suggest rather than state plainly.

IMPROVE: To make or become better.

IMPULSE: A sudden stirring up of the mind and spirit to do something. A sudden desire,

INABILITY: The condition of being unable to do something. Lacking the power to perform.

INCAPABLE: Not able to do something. One who is morally or mentally weak or inefficient; an imbecile; a simpleton.

INCLINATION: A usually favorable feeling toward something. An attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others.

INCONSIDERATE: Careless of the rights or feelings of others. Lacking regard for the rights or feelings of others.

INCORPORATING: Joining or uniting closely into a single mass or body. To cause to merge or combine together into a united whole.

INCREASE: To make or become greater. Become bigger or greater in amount.

INCURABLE: Impossible to cure. Impossible to cure or unalterable in disposition or habits.

INDEPENDENCE: The quality or state of not being under the control or rule of someone or something. Freedom from control or influence of another or others.

INDICATION: The act of stating or expressing briefly. Something that points to or suggests the proper treatment of a disease, as that demanded by its cause or symptoms.

INDIFFERENT: Showing neither interest or dislike. Having no particular interest or concern; apathetic.

INDIRECT: Not having a plainly seen connection. Not straightforward or upright; unfair; dishonest; tending to mislead or deceive.

INDISPENSABLE: Essential. Absolutely necessary.

INFERIOR: Of little or less importance, value, or merit.


INFLUENCES: The act of, the person who, or something that has the power of producing an effect without apparent force or direct authority. The powers affecting a person, thing, or course of events.

INJURE: To cause pain or harm to.

INNERMOST: Farthest inward. Most intimate.

INSANITY: Repeating the same mistakes and expecting different results.

INSECURITY: The state of not feeling or being safe. Lacking self-confidence; plagued by anxiety.

INSIDIOUS: More dangerous than seems evident. Developing so gradually as to be well established before becoming apparent.

INSIGHT: The power or act of seeing what’s really important about a situation. Understanding, especially an understanding of the motives and reasons behind one's actions.

INSTANT: Happening or done at once. Occurring with no delay.

INSTRUMENT: A way of getting something done. The means whereby some act is accomplished..

INTANGIBLE: Not possible to think of as matter or substance. Lacking substance or reality; incapable of being touched or seen.

INTEGRITY: Total honesty and sincerity. Moral soundness; honesty; freedom from corrupting influence or motive.

INTENSELY: Having very strong feelings.

INTENSITY: The degree or amount of a quality or condition.

INTENTIONALLY: Acting on a determination to act in a particular way. Done deliberately.

INTENTIONS: A determination to act in a particular way.

INTOLERANT: Not putting up with something that one sees as being harmful or bad. Unwilling to tolerate difference of opinion.

INVENTORY: The act or process of making a list of items or such items. A list of traits, preferences, attitudes, interests, or abilities that is used in evaluating personal characteristics or skills.

INVOLVEMENT: Being drawn into a situation. The act of sharing in the activities of a group.

ISOLATION: The act or condition of placing or keeping oneself apart from others.

ISSUE: What finally happens. A personal problem or emotional disorder.

J . . .

JEALOUSY: Demanding complete faithfulness to someone or something. Painful apprehension of rivalry affecting one's happiness.

JOURNEY: Going from one place to another. A process or course likened to traveling; a passage.

JUDGE: Form an opinion after careful consideration or a person with the experience to give a meaningful opinion. Form an opinion or evaluation after careful consideration.

JUDGMENTAL: Having an opinion or estimate formed by examining and comparing. Inclined to make judgments, especially moral or personal ones.

JUSTIFY: A character defect that is demonstrated in efforts to prove or show to be just, right, or reasonable. Defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning.




K . . .

KINDNESS: The quality or state of wanting or liking to do good and to bring happiness to others. The quality of being warm-hearted, considerate, humane, and sympathetic

KNOWLEDGE: Understanding and skill gained by experience. Direct and clear awareness

L . . .

LEND: To give to someone usually for an agreed time period. To afford; to grant or furnish in general; as, to lend assistance; to lend one's name or influence.

LIABILITIES: Something that works to one’s disadvantage. Something that holds one back; a handicap.

LIMITATIONS: The quality or act of having a point beyond which a person or thing cannot go. A shortcoming or defect.

LIMITLESS: Having no limits.

LITERATURE: Written works having excellence of form or expression and ideas of lasting and widespread interest. Published writings in a particular style on a particular subject.

LONELINESS: The state of feeling alone. A feeling of depression resulting from being alone.

LOVABLE: Deserving of love. Having characteristics that attract love or affection.

LOVING: To feel warm affection for and show it. Feeling or showing love and affection.

M . . .

MAINTAIN: Keep in a particular or desired state. To keep in an existing state; preserve or retain.

MAINTENANCE: All that is necessary to keep something in a particular or desired state.

MANAGE: To achieve what one wants to do. To succeed in accomplishing or achieving, especially with difficulty.

MANIFEST: Clear to the senses or to the mind, easy to recognize. Clear to the senses or to the mind, easy to recognize.

MANIPULATING: Managing skillfully especially with the intent to deceive.

MANNERISMS: Habits (such as looking or moving in a certain way) that one notices in a person’s behavior. A distinctive behavioral trait.

MEANINGLESS: Having no meaning or importance. Having no meaning, direction, or purpose.

MEDITATE: To spend time in quiet thinking. To think or reflect, especially in a calm and deliberate manner.

MEDITATION: The act or instance of meditating.

MEMBER: One of the individuals making up a group. One of the persons who compose a social group (especially individuals who have joined and participates in a group organization).

MEMBERSHIP: Participating fully as a member.

MENTAL: Of or related to the mind and specific thought patterns.

MINDED: Greatly interested in a specific thing. To become aware of; notice.

MIRACLE: An extraordinary, rare, unusual, or wonderful event taken as a sign of the power of God. Any amazing or wonderful occurrence.

MISERY: Suffering or distress due to being poor, in pain, or unhappy. A feeling of intense unhappiness.

MODERATE: Neither very good nor very bad or neither too much nor too little. Being within reasonable or average limits; not excessive or extreme.

MONOTONOUS: Boring from always being the same. Tediously repetitious or lacking in variety.

MOOD-ALTERING: That which changes one’s state or frame of mind. Producing mood changes.

MORAL: Concerned with or relating to those things that a given society defines as right and wrong in human behavior. Acting upon or through one's moral nature or sense of right..

MOTIVATE: The act of providing someone with a reason for doing something.

MOTIVE: The reason for doing something. Something (as a need or desire) that causes a person to act.

MUST: A requirement.

N . . .

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS: A Twelve_step fellowship or society of men and women seeking recovery from the disease of addiction.

NATURE: The basic character of a person or thing. The essential characteristics and qualities of a person or thing.

NECESSARY: Needing to be had or done. Absolutely essential.

NEGATIVE: Not positive. Something that lacks all positive, affirmative, or encouraging features.

NEWCOMER: One recently arrived, beginner.

NONPROFESSIONAL: Members are simply addicts of equal status freely helping one another regardless of personal professional status.

NONSENSE: Foolish or meaningless words, actions, or things of no importance or value. Foolish or meaningless words, actions, or things of no importance or value.

O . . .

OBLIVION: An act of forgetting or the fact o having forgotten. The act or an instance of forgetting; total forgetfulness

OBSESSION: A disturbing or fixed and often unreasonable idea or feeling that cannot be put out of the mind such as resuming the use of drugs to feel better. That fixed idea that takes us back time and time again to our particular drug, or some substitute, to recapture the ease and comfort we once knew..

OBSTINATE: Sticking stubbornly to an opinion or purpose that is difficult to overcome or remove. Stubbornly adhering to an attitude, an opinion, or a course of action.

OBVIOUS: Easily found, seen, or understood.

OMNIPOTENCE: The state of having power or authority without limit.

ONGOING: Being in progress or movement. Currently happening.

ONLY: A single fact or instance and nothing more or different. In one manner or degree; for one purpose alone.

OPEN: Generally refers to a type of recovery meeting at which non-addicts are permitted to attend and observe a meeting in which participation remains open only to self-admitted addicts.

OPEN-MINDEDNESS: Having a mind that is open to new ideas. Having or showing receptiveness to new and different ideas or the opinions of others.

OPINION: A belief based on experience and on seeing certain facts but not amounting to sure knowledge. A belief stronger than impression and less strong than positive knowledge.

ORIENTED: Becoming acquainted with an existing situation or environment. To become adjusted or aligned.

OTHERS: Those people around the specific person that is the center of attention, generally includes one’s self. People aside from oneself.

OUR: Of or relating to us, both individually and collectively.

OUTRAGEOUS: Going far beyond what is accepted as right, decent, or just.

OVERPOWERING: To subdue by being too strong or forceful. So strong as to be irresistible.

OWN: Belonging to oneself or itself.

P . . .

PANIC: A sudden overpowering fear especially without reasonable cause.

PARADOX: A statement that seems to be the opposite of the truth or of common sense and yet is perhaps true.

PARALLEL: Having agreement in many or most details. A comparison made; elaborate tracing of similarity.

PARANOIA: A mental disorder characterized by systemized delusions such as grandeur or especially persecution. Extreme, irrational distrust of others.

PATIENT: Putting up with pain or troubles without complaint while showing calm self-control. Capable of calmly awaiting an outcome or result; not hasty or impulsive.

PATTERNS: Those things that are clear to ourselves and others because of their repetitive occurrences.

PEACE: The freedom from upsetting thoughts or feelings. A state of quiet or tranquility; freedom from disturbance or agitation.

PERCEIVE: To become aware of or understand through one’s senses and especially through sight.

PERCEPTION: The grasping of something such as meanings and ideas with one’s mind or a judgment formed from information grasped. Recognition and interpretation of sensory stimuli based chiefly on memory.

PERISH: To become destroyed or die.

PERSEVERENCE: The state or power of one who keeps trying to do something in spite of difficulties. Steady persistence in adhering to a course of action, a belief, or a purpose; steadfastness.

PERSISTENT: Continuing to act or exist longer than usual. Never_ceasing.

PERSONAL: Relating to a particular person or their qualities. Concerning or affecting a particular person or his or her private life and personality.

PERSONALITY: The qualities such as moods or habits that make one person different from others. The pattern of collective character, behavioral, temperamental, emotional, and mental traits of a person

PITFALL: A danger or difficulty that is hidden or is not easily recognized. An unforeseen or unexpected or surprising difficulty.

PLAGUED: Stricken or afflicted with disease or distress. A cause of annoyance; a nuisance.

POSSIBLE: Within the limits of ones abilities. Capable of happening or existing.

POTENTIAL: Existing as a possibility. Capable of being but not yet in existence.

POWER: Possession of control, authority, or influence over. The ability or capacity to perform or act effectively.

POWERLESSNESS: The state or acceptance of feeling that one has no control, authority, or influence over something. The quality of lacking strength or power; being weak and feeble.

PRACTICAL: Of or relating to action and practice rather than ideas or thought. Concerned with actual use or practice rather than ideas or thought

PRACTICE: Actual performance. A habitual or customary action or way of doing something.

PRAYER: A request addressed to God. Communicating our concerns to a Power greater than ourselves.

PRECONCEIVED: Already being in the state of having formed an idea of, imagining, or understanding. To form (an opinion, for example) before possessing full or adequate knowledge or experience.

PRELIMINARY: Something that comes before the main part. Coming before and usually serving as a temporary or intermediate step to something.

PREPARATION: The act of making ready beforehand for some special reason.

PRIDE: Too high an opinion of one’s own worth that results in a feeling of being better than others. A sense of one's own proper dignity or value; self-respect or an excessively high opinion of oneself; conceit.

PRIMARY: Most important.

PRINCIPLES: A general or basic truth on which other truths or theories can be based.

PRIVILEGE: A right or liberty granted. A special advantage or benefit not enjoyed by all.

PROCESS: A series of actions, motions, or operations leading to some result such as practicing the principles in the Steps. A natural progressively continuing operation or development marked by a series of gradual changes that succeed one another in a relatively fixed way and lead toward a particular result or end.

PROCRASTINATION: To put off doing something until later. To put off doing something, especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness.

PRODUCTIVE: Having the power to produce plentifully. Bringing into being; causing to exist.

PROFOUND: Feeling deeply or showing great knowledge and understanding.

PROGRAM: The plan of action that one follows and the tools that we use to achieve a goal such as the Twelve Steps and Traditions.

PROGRESS: To move toward a higher, better, or more advanced stage. Gradual improvement or growth or development.

PROGRESSIVE: Taking place gradually and consistently. Moving forward; advancing.

PROJECTION: To place one’s own expectations and desires in place of what is actually happening. A prediction made by extrapolating from past observations.

PROMISE: A statement by a person as to what they will or will not do. To make a declaration assuring that something will or will not be done.

PROMOTION: An effort to help NA move up in our public image, position or rank by the use of promises. NA’s public image consists of what we have to offer, a successful proven way of maintaining a drug-free lifestyle. A message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution.

ROMPTLY: Done at once. With little or no delay.

PROTECTED: Covered or shielded from something that would destroy or injure.

PROVEN: Convincing others of the truth of something by showing the facts. Established beyond doubt.

PURPOSE: Something set up a goal to be achieved.

PURSUED: To follow with an end in view.

Q . . .

QUESTION: Something asked. To analyze; examine.

QUINTESSENTIAL: The most perfect manifestations of a quality or a thing. Representing the perfect example of a class or quality.

R . . .

RACE: One of the three, four, or five great divisions based on easily seen thing such as skin color into which human beings are usually divided.

RATIONALIZATION: Finding believable but untrue reasons for one’s conduct. A defense mechanism by which your true motivation is concealed by explaining your actions and feelings in a way that is not threatening.

REACTION: A response of the body or mind to a stimulus such as a situation or stress. A response that reveals a person's feelings or attitude.

READINESS: The state of being prepared for use or action.

READY: Prepared for use or action.

REALITY: Actual existence. All of your experiences that determine how things appear to you.

REALM: The field of activity or influence.

REBELLION: Open opposition to authority.

RECAPTURED: To experience again. The act or condition of having been retaken or recovered.

RECEIVE: To take or get something that is given, paid, or sent.

RECIPROCAL: Done, felt, or given in return. Done by each to the other; interchanging or interchanged; given and received.

RECKLESS: The state of being given to wild careless behavior. Marked by unthinking boldness; with defiant disregard for danger or consequences.

RECOGNITION: The act or state of being willing to acknowledge. The form of memory that consists in knowing or feeling that a present object has been met before.

RECOGNIZE: To be willing to acknowledge. To know or identify from past experience or knowledge.

RECOVERY: The act, process, or an instance of regaining normal health, self-confidence, or position. The act of regaining or returning toward a normal or healthy state.

REGRET: Sorrow aroused by events beyond one’s control. Pain of mind on account of something done or experienced in the past, with a wish that it had been different.

REGULARLY: Steadily in practice or occurrence while following established usages or rules. Steadily in practice or occurrence while following established usages or rules.

RELAPSE: To slip or fall back into a former condition after a change for the better such as using drugs again.

RELATIONSHIP: A state of being connected by a common bond. A particular type of connection existing between people related to or having dealings with each other.

RELIEVING: Freeing partly or wholly from a burden or distress. Freeing from pain, anxiety, or distress.

RELIGION: The service or worship of God. A strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny.

RELY: To place faint or confidence in someone or something. To place faith or confidence in someone or something.

REMAIN: To be something yet to be done or considered. To continue unchanged in place, form, or condition, or undiminished in quantity.

REMORSE: Deep regret for one’s sins or for acts that wrong others. Deep regret for one’s sins or for acts that wrong others.

REMOVE: To get rid of. To take away.

RENEW: To make, do, or begin again.

REPARATION: The act of making up for a wrong. Compensation (given or received) for an insult or injury.

REPRIEVE: To delay the punishment or the consequences of one’s actions. A (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort.

REQUIRED: Necessary. Needed; essential.

RESENTMENT: A feeling of angry displeasure at a real or imaginary wrong, insult, or injury. Indignation or ill will felt as a result of a real or imagined grievance.

RESERVATIONS: The act of keeping something available for future use. A limiting qualification, condition, or exception.

RESPECT: To consider worthy of high regard. Courteous regard for people's feelings.

RESPONSIBLE: Having the credit or blame for one’s acts or decisions. Able to make moral or rational decisions on one's own and therefore answerable for one's behavior.

RESTORATION: The act of being put or brought back into an earlier or original state. A returning to a normal or healthy condition.

RESULTS: Something that comes about as an effect or end of. A favorable or concrete outcome or effect.

REVEAL: To show clearly. To make known (that which has been concealed or kept secret)

REVERT: To go back. To go back to a previous state.

RIDICULE: To make fun of. Language or behavior intended to mock or humiliate.

RIGHTEOUSNESS: The state of doing or being what is right.

RIGOROUS: Hard to put up with, harsh. Demanding strict attention to rules and procedures.

RISK: Possibility of loss or injury. The possibility of suffering harm or loss; danger.

ROOT: Source. The place where something begins.

S . . .

SANCTION: Approval. A consideration, influence, or principle that dictates an ethical choice.

SEARCHING: To go through thoroughly in an effort to find something. Examining closely or thoroughly.

SELF-ABSORPTION: Great interest or engrossment in one’s own interests, affairs, etc. Preoccupation with yourself to the exclusion of everything else.

SELF-APPRAISAL: Estimating the quality of one’s own life.

SELF-ASSESMENT: Estimating the quality of one’s own life.

SELF-CENTERED: Concerned only with one’s own affairs, selfish. Limited to or caring only about yourself and your own needs.

SELF-ESTEEM: Belief in oneself. Pride in oneself; self_respect.

SELFISHNESS: Taking care of oneself without thought for others. That supreme self-love or self-preference which leads a person to direct his purposes to the advancement of his own interest, power, or happiness, without regarding those of others.

SELF-PITY: Pity for oneself. A feeling of sorrow (often self-indulgent) over your own sufferings.

SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS: Being strongly convinced of the rightness of one’s actions or beliefs. Being strongly convinced of the rightness of one’s actions or beliefs; moralistic.

SELF-SEEKING: Seeking to mainly further one’s own interest. Taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others.

SENSITIVE: Easily or strongly affected, impressed, or hurt.

SERENITY: Calmness of mind; evenness of temper The absence of mental stress or anxiety.

SERVICE: Doing the right thing for the right reason.

SETBACK: A slowing of progress, a temporary defeat. An unfortunate happening that hinders of impedes.

SHAME: A painful emotion caused by having done something wrong or improper. A painful emotion caused by a strong sense of guilt, embarrassment, unworthiness, or disgrace.

SHARE: Belonging to one person. To participate in, use, enjoy, or experience jointly or in turns.

SHARING: To use, experience, or enjoy with others. Using or enjoying something jointly with others.

SHORTCOMING: The acting out on a character defect.

SHY: Not wanting or able to call attention to oneself because of not feeling comfortable around people. Lacking self-confidence.

SINCERELY: Being what it appears to be, genuine. Without pretense.

SOLUTION: The act, process, or result of finding an answer. A method for solving a problem.

SOURCE: The cause or starting point of something. The place where something begins, where it springs into being.

SPIRIT: A force within a human being thought to give the body life, energy, and power or the active presence of God in human life. A fundamental emotional and activating principle determining one's character.

SPIRITUAL: Of, relating to, or consisting of spirit not material. Of, relating to, or consisting of spirit not material.

SPOILS: Stolen goods. To do harm to the character, nature, or attitude of by over-solicitude, overindulgence, or excessive praise.

SPONSOR: Another recovering addict who can guide one through the Steps and Traditions.

STAGNATE: To become inactive. Be idle; exist in a changeless situation.

STEADFAST: Unchanging, loyal. Firm and dependable especially in loyalty.

STRENGTH: The quality of being strong. Capacity for exertion or endurance, whether physical, intellectual, or moral.

SUBCONSCIOUS: Occurring with little or no conscious perception on the part of the individual Existing in the mind but not immediately available to consciousness : affecting thought, feeling, and behavior without entering awareness.

SUBSEQUENT: Following in time, order, or place. Following in time; coming or being after something else at any time, indefinitely.

SUBSTITUTION: The act, process, or thing that takes the place of something else. The act of putting one thing or person in the place of another.

SUCCESSION: A series of persons or things that follow one after another. The act or process of following in order.

SUFFER: To experience something unpleasant, bear loss or damage. To feel or undergo pain of body or mind.

SUFFERING: The state or experience of one that suffers. Troubled by pain or loss.

SUFFICIENT: Enough to achieve a goal or fill a need. Of a quantity that can fulfill a need or requirement but without being abundant.

SUGGEST: To offer as an idea.

SUICIDE: The act of killing oneself purposefully. The act of killing yourself.

SUPERIOR: Feeling that one is more important than others.

SUPPORT: To keep going, sustain. Give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to.

SUPPRESS: To put down, subdue. Control and refrain from showing.

SURRENDER: The act of giving up or yielding oneself or something into the possession or control of someone else. Acceptance of despair.

SURVIVE: To remain alive. To carry on despite hardships or trauma.

SYMPTOMS: Noticeable changes in the body or its functions that are typical of a disease. Signs or tokens; that indicate the existence of something else.

SYSTEMATICALLY: Carrying out a plan with thoroughness or regularity. Carried on using step_by_step procedures.

T . . .

TEMPERED: Made into a more useful state.

TEMPTATIONS: That which makes one think of doing wrong. That which is attractive or inviting.

TENSIONS: A state of mental unrest. Mental, emotional, or nervous strain.

TERMINAL: Resulting in the end of life. Causing, ending in, or approaching death; fatal.

TERRIFIED: Frightened greatly. Thrown into a state of intense fear or desperation.

THANKFULNESS: Feeling grateful or showing thanks. Warm friendly feelings of gratitude.

THERAPEUTIC: Healing. Having a healing power or quality.

THOROUGH: Careful about little things. Painstakingly careful and accurate.

THRASHING: To move about violently. Moving about wildly or violently.

THREAT: A showing of an intention to do harm. An expression of an intention to inflict pain, injury, evil, or punishment or something that is a source of danger.

TOLERANCE: Sympathy for or acceptance of feelings or habits which are different from one’s own. Willingness to recognize and respect the beliefs or practices of others.

TOLERANT: Showing tolerance. Showing respect for the rights or opinions or practices of others.

TOPIC: The focus of discussion. The subject matter of a conversation or discussion.

TORTUROUS: Having many twists and turns. Extremely painful.

TRADITION: One of the set of twelve principles which help us live.

TRAITS: Qualities that set one person or thing off from another. Distinguishing features.

TRUST: Firm belief in the character, strength, or truth of someone or something. Firm reliance on the integrity, ability, or character of a person or thing.

TRUSTWORTHY: Deserving trust and confidence. Worthy of confidence, trust, or belief.

U . . .

UNCONDITIONAL: Without any special exceptions. Without conditions or limitations; absolute.

UNDERLYING: Forming the foundation of. Present but not obvious; implicit.

UNDERSTANDING: Knowing thoroughly or having reason to believe. Anything mutually understood or agreed upon.

UNIFORMITY: The quality, state, or an instance of having always the same form, manner, or degree – not changing. Conforming to one principle, standard, or rule; consistent.

UNIQUE: Being the only one of its kind. Radically distinctive and without equal.

UNITY: The state of those who are in full agreement. The state or quality of being in accord; harmony.

UNLIMITED: Having no restrictions or controls. Having or seeming to have no boundaries.

UNMANAGEABLE: Hard or impossible to manage. Difficult to keep under control or within limits.

UNPARALLELED: Having no equal. Radically distinctive and without equal.

URGENCY: The quality or state of calling for immediate action. Pressing importance requiring speedy action.

USELESSNESS: The feeling of being of or having no use. Incapable of functioning or assisting.

USERS: One who consumes as drugs. One who uses addictive drugs.

V . . .

VARIOUS: Of different kinds. Of many different kinds purposefully arranged but lacking any uniformity.

VICTIM: A person who is cheated, fooled, or hurt by another. A person who suffers injury, loss, or death as a result of a voluntary undertaking.

VIGILANCE: Staying alert especially to possible danger. The process of paying close and continuous attention.

VIGILANT: Alert especially to avoid danger. Carefully observant or attentive; on the lookout for possible danger.

VIGOROUS: Having strength or energy of body or mind. Characterized by forceful and energetic action or activity.

VIOLENT: Showing very strong force. Acting with, marked by, or resulting from great force, energy or emotional intensity.

VIRTUE: A desirable quality such as truth. The quality of doing what is right and avoiding what is wrong.

VOID: Containing nothing.

Z . . .

ZEAL: Eager desire to get something done or see something succeed. Enthusiastic devotion to a cause, ideal, or goal and tireless diligence in its furtherance.


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