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allocate: Read
v. Syn. assign
assign; distribute according to plan

allot: Read
v. Syn. distribute
parcel out in parts or portions; distribute to each individual concerned; assign as a share or lot

allude: Read
v. Syn. imply; refer
refer casually or indirectly, or by suggestion

aloft: Read
ad. Syn. upward
in or into a high place; high or higher up

aloof: Read
a. Syn. apart; distant
apart; remote in manner; distant physically or emotionally; reserved and remote

alternative: Read
a.
one of two or more things, ideas or courses of action that may be used; option; choice

amazing: Read
a. Syn. awesome; astounding; surprising
awesome; astounding; surprising

ambiguous: Read
a.
unclear or doubtful in meaning

ambivalence: Read
n.
state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes, such as love and hate

ambivalent: Read
a. Syn. mixed; contradictory
mixed; experiencing or expressing opposing or contradictory feelings

amenable: Read
a. Syn. responsible; accountable
responsive to advice or suggestion; responsible to higher authority; willing to comply with; agreeable

amiable: Read
a. Syn. agreeable; lovable
good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly

amicable: Read
a. Syn. friendly
exhibiting friendliness or goodwill; not quarrelsome

amnesia: Read
n.
partial or total loss of memory, usually resulting from shock or illness

amnesty: Read
n. Syn. pardon; forgiveness
general pardon granted by government, especially for political offenses

amphitheater: Read
n.
oval building with tiers of seats from central open space or arena

analogous: Read
a. Syn. comparable
comparable; similar or alike

anecdote: Read
n. Syn. episode; story
short account of amusing or interesting event; short narrative; secret story of history or biography

annex: Read
v. Syn. attach
append or attach; take possession of; incorporate into an existing political unit

annual: Read
a.
occurring or payable every year

anonymous: Read
a. Syn. unknown; nameless
having no name; having unknown or unacknowledged name

antagonism: Read
n. Syn. hostility; enmity
active resistance; condition of being an opposing principle, force, or factor

antagonist: Read
n.
one who contends with another, especially in combat; an adversary; opponent

antedate: Read
v.
be earlier in time; go back further

anticipate: Read
v. Syn. expect; predict
act in advance of; deal with ahead of time; predict

antique: Read
n. Syn. relic; curio
any furniture old and valuable; out of fashion

anxious: Read
a. Syn. eager; keen; worried
eager; keen; worried; uneasy and apprehensive about an uncertain event or matter

apathy: Read
n. Syn. indifference
lack of caring; indifference

apparent: Read
a. Syn. visible
capable of being seen, or easily seen; open to view; visible to eye

appealing: Read
a. Syn. attractive; charming
attractive; charming

appease: Read
v. Syn. relieve; pacify
bring peace, quiet, or calm to; satisfy or relieve

applaud: Read
v. Syn. clap; acclaim
acclaim; express approval, especially by clapping the hands

appraise: Read
v. Syn. evaluate
estimate value of; evaluate, especially in official capacity

apprise: Read
v. Syn. inform
inform; give notice to; make aware

approbation: Read
n. Syn. approval
expression of warm approval; praise

apt: Read
a. Syn. appropriate; suitable
likely; exactly suitable; appropriate; quick to learn or understand

arable: Read
a.
fit for growing crops, as by plowing

arduous: Read
a. Syn. hard; strenuous
demanding great effort or labor; difficult

arid: Read
a. Syn. dry; barren
dry; lacking moisture, especially having insufficient rainfall to support trees or plants

aroma: Read
n. Syn. fragrance; scent
fragrance; scent; pleasant characteristic odor, as of a plant, spice, or food

arrogant: Read
a. Syn. overbearing; lofty
arising from feeling or assumption of one's superiority toward others

articulate: Read
a. Syn. effective; distinct
expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language

artificial: Read
a. Syn. unreal
made by humans; produced rather than natural.

ascertain: Read
v. Syn. discover; insure
find out for certain; discover with certainty; make sure of

assail: Read
v. Syn. assault
assault; attack with or as if with violent blows

assault: Read
n. Syn. attack; onslaught
attack; onslaught

assert: Read
v. Syn. declare
declare or state with confidence; put oneself forward boldly

assiduous: Read
a. Syn. diligent; persistent
constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing or persistent

assimilate: Read
v. Syn. absorb
incorporate and absorb into mind; make similar; cause to resemble

astonishing: Read
a. Syn. astounding; miraculous
very wonderful; of a nature to excite astonishment; surprising greatly

astute: Read
a. Syn. shrewd
wise or keen; shrewd; with sharp intelligence

atone: Read
v.
make amends, as for sin or fault; pay for; turn away from sin

atrocity: Read
n.
brutal deed; atrocious condition, quality, or behavior; monstrousness

attain: Read
v. Syn. gain
achieve or accomplish; gain

attribute: Read
n. Syn. trait
essential quality; reputation; honor

audacious: Read
a. Syn. brave; bold
fearlessly, often recklessly daring; bold

auditory: Read
a.
of or relating to hearing, the organs of hearing, or the sense of hearing

augment: Read
v. Syn. increase
make greater, as in size, extent, or quantity

august: Read
a. Syn. impressive; majestic; grand
impressive; majestic; inspiring awe or admiration

austere: Read
a.
strict or severe in discipline; severely simple and unornamented

authentic: Read
a. Syn. genuine; real; valid; trustworthy
not counterfeit or copied; valid; trustworthy

authorize: Read
v. Syn. empower; sanction
empower; give permission for; sanction

automaton: Read
n.
mechanism that imitates actions of humans

autonomy: Read
n. Syn. independence; liberty
independence; self-government or the right of self-government; self-determination

avalanche: Read
n.
great mass of falling snow and ice

avarice: Read
n.
greediness for wealth; insatiable desire of gain

aver: Read
v. Syn. affirm
declare to be true; affirm

aversion: Read
n. Syn. disgust
firm dislike; turning away; avoidance of a thing, situation, or behavior because of dislike

avert: Read
v. Syn. prevent
prevent; turn or cause to turn off or away

aviator: Read
n.
someone who operates an aircraft

avid: Read
a. Syn. greedy
greedy; eager for; marked by keen interest and enthusiasm

avoid: Read
v. Syn. shun; prevent
shield away from; prevent

awkward: Read
a. Syn. clumsy; inept
difficult to handle or manage

bacchanalian: Read
a.
drunken; relating to reveling and drunkenness

bachelor: Read
n.
unmarried men; the first or lowest academic degree conferred by universities and colleges

baffle: Read
v. Syn. frustrate; perplex
frustrate as by confusing or perplexing; impede force or movement of

bald: Read
a. Syn. hairless
hairless; lacking a natural or usual covering

balmy: Read
a. Syn. mild; fragrant
mild and pleasant; fragrant

ban: Read
n. Syn. Prohibition
official prohibition; decree that prohibits something

bankrupt: Read
a.
penniless, without any money; financially ruined

bar: Read
n. Syn. caf‚
a counter where you can obtain food or drink; cafe; strip; stick

bare: Read
a. Syn. naked; nude
lacking the usual or appropriate covering or clothing

barren: Read
a. Syn. desolate
desolate; fruitless and unproductive; lacking

barter: Read
v. Syn. trade; exchange
trade goods or services without the exchange of money

bashful: Read
a.
abashed; daunted; very modest, or modest excess; constitutionally disposed to shrink from public notice

bead: Read
n. Syn. pearl; drops; droplet
small piece of material, such as glass, plastic, or wood, that is pierced for stringing

beam: Read
n. Syn. rafter; brace
ray of light; long piece of metal or wood; long piece fixed or movable in structure, machine, or tool

bear: Read
v. Syn. support; sustain
support; sustain; carry; have; yield; give birth; hold up or support

beckon: Read
v.
signal or summon, as by nodding or waving; attract because of inviting or enticing appearance

bellicose: Read
a. Syn. warlike; belligerent
warlike or hostile in manner or temperament; showing or having impulse to be combative

belligerent: Read
a. Syn. quarrelsome; aggressive
inclined or eager to fight; aggressive

beneficial: Read
a. Syn. helpful; useful
helpful; tending to promote physical well-being

beneficiary: Read
n.
person entitled to benefits or proceeds of an insurance policy or will

benefit: Read
n. Syn. welfare; gain
advantage; something that aids or promotes well-being ; welfare; gain

benevolent: Read
a. Syn. generous; charitable
generous in providing aid to others; charitable

bequeath: Read
v.
leave to someone by a will; hand down

besiege: Read
v.
surround with armed forces; harass with requests

bestow: Read
v. Syn. present
give as gift; present

betray: Read
v. Syn. reveal
be unfaithful; reveal unconsciously or unwillingly

beverage: Read
n. Syn. refreshment
liquids for drinking, usually excluding water; refreshment

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adamant  Read
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attempt by employing effort
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extremely hard; inflexible; stubbornly unyielding
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radical; taking effect violently or rapidly
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force; coerce; necessitate or pressure by force
adorn  Read
Exercise
enhance or decorate with or as if with ornaments
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having the ability required for a specific task
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improve and prepare, as by plowing or fertilizing, for raising crops; promote the growth of
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warlike or hostile in manner or temperament; showing or having impulse to be combative
advocate  Read
Exercise
passage or segment taken from a longer work, such as literary or musical composition
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move away from each other; cause to separate; cause to become widely known
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cut; sculpt
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speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something
arrogant  Read
Exercise
arising from feeling or assumption of one's superiority toward others
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frighten; abate the courage of; discourage
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move away from each other; cause to separate; cause to become widely known
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famous; well-known; having illustrious past
avoid  Read
Exercise
get away from by artifice; escape by dexterity; avoid giving a direct answer to
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shield away from; prevent
Exercise
official examination of the details of a country's population
Exercise
capable of burning, corroding, dissolving, or eating away by chemical action
canvass  Read
Exercise
famous; well-known; having illustrious past
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radical; taking effect violently or rapidly
Exercise
abashed; daunted; very modest, or modest excess; constitutionally disposed to shrink from public notice
Exercise
determine votes; examine carefully or discuss thoroughly; scrutinize
carve  Read
Exercise
having no name; having unknown or unacknowledged name
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cut; sculpt
Exercise
passage or segment taken from a longer work, such as literary or musical composition
Exercise
hew; cut by striking with a heavy sharp tool, such as an ax
census  Read
Exercise
measure of spatial extent, especially width, height, or length; size; aspect; element
Exercise
arising from feeling or assumption of one's superiority toward others
Exercise
capable; adept
Exercise
official examination of the details of a country's population
competent  Read
Exercise
determine votes; examine carefully or discuss thoroughly; scrutinize
Exercise
move away from each other; cause to separate; cause to become widely known
Exercise
capable; adept
Exercise
bestow; present; have a conference in order to talk something over
crease  Read
Exercise
distribute; spread; scatter like seeds
Exercise
a line or long thin mark made by folding or doubling
Exercise
investigate systematically; examine; search
Exercise
warlike or hostile in manner or temperament; showing or having impulse to be combative
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v. Syn. blame; condemn
blame; condemn


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a. Syn. sharp; bitter
unpleasantly sharp or bitter to taste or smell; bitterly pungent


Spelling Word: acrid
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a. Syn. keen; sharp
quickly perceptive; keen; having a sharp point or tip; extremely sharp or severe


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v.
be earlier in time; go back further


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v. Syn. empower; sanction
empower; give permission for; sanction


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a.
penniless, without any money; financially ruined


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n. Syn. prejudice; preference
preference or inclination, especially one that inhibits impartial judgment; influence in unfair way


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a. Syn. mutual; lateral
two-sided; mutual


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a. Syn. flagrant
flagrant; conspicuously obvious; loudly offensive


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n. Syn. combination; mixture
combination; mixture; forming uniform mixture


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