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analogous: Read
/ə'næləgəs/ a. Syn. comparable
comparable; similar or alike
She called our attention to the things that had been done in an analogous situation and recommended that we do the same.

anarchy: Read
/'ænəkɪ/ n. Syn. lawlessness; disorder
absence of governing body; state of disorder; political disorder and confusion
One might say that eastern Congo is already in anarchy, but Congo has faded from the headlines in recent months.

annals: Read
/'æn(ə)lz/ n. Syn. records; history
chronological record of the events of successive years
In the annals of this period, we find no mention of democratic movements.

anthology: Read
/æn'θɒlədʒɪ/ n. Syn. collection
book of literary selections by various authors
This anthology of science fiction was compiled by the late Isaac Asimov.

apathetic: Read
/æpə'θɛtɪk/ a.
feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent
But he shares Mary's apathetic and listless look: he seems to have more length of limb than vivacity of blood or vigor of brain.

apprehend: Read
/æprɪ'hɛnd/ v. Syn. arrest; perceive
take into custody; arrest a criminal; grasp mentally; perceive
The police will apprehend the culprit and convict him.

apprise: Read
/ə'praɪz/ v. Syn. inform
inform; give notice to; make aware
If you apprise him the dangerous weather conditions, he has to postpone his trip.

apt: Read
/æpt/ a. Syn. appropriate; suitable
likely; exactly suitable; appropriate; quick to learn or understand
The defeated England coach, Bobby Robson, described it as a miracle, which following 'the Hand-of-God' goal seems supremely apt.

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abandon  Read
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calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve
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responsive to advice or suggestion; responsible to higher authority; willing to comply with; agreeable
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mental keenness; quickness of perception
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lacking restraint or control; feeling of extreme emotional intensity; unbounded enthusiasm
abridge  Read
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lacking stimulating or mild; agreeable
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condense; shorten; reduce length of written text
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prototype; original model or type after which other similar things are patterned
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dry; lacking moisture, especially having insufficient rainfall to support trees or plants
abstemious  Read
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give up, renounce, abandon, lay down, or withdraw from, as a right or claim
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sparing or moderation in eating and drinking; temperate
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similarity in some respects; comparison based on similarity
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condense; shorten; reduce length of written text
accelerate  Read
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lacking restraint or control; feeling of extreme emotional intensity; unbounded enthusiasm
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chronological record of the events of successive years
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give up, renounce, abandon, lay down, or withdraw from, as a right or claim
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move faster; cause to develop or progress more quickly; occur sooner than expected
accord  Read
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settlement or compromise of conflicting opinions; written agreement between two states
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contradict; give a false impression
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nonbeliever; one who denies the existence of god
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having absolute, unchecked power; dictatorial
acumen  Read
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agree; give consent, often at insistence of another; concede
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contradict; give a false impression
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greediness for wealth; insatiable desire of gain
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mental keenness; quickness of perception
allay  Read
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award of merit; expression of approval; praise
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calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve
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sparing or moderation in eating and drinking; temperate
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feeling of enmity or ill will; attitude that informs one's actions; disposition
analogy  Read
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elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste
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favoring one person or side over another; prejudiced
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similarity in some respects; comparison based on similarity
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lacking restraint or control; feeling of extreme emotional intensity; unbounded enthusiasm
apt  Read
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state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune
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bitter and sharp in language, tone, or manner
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likely; exactly suitable; appropriate; quick to learn or understand
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make greater, as in size, extent, or quantity
arid  Read
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favoring one person or side over another; prejudiced
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inclined or eager to fight; aggressive
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settlement or compromise of conflicting opinions; written agreement between two states
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dry; lacking moisture, especially having insufficient rainfall to support trees or plants
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/'ækəleɪd/ n. Syn. praise
award of merit; expression of approval; praise
In Hollywood, an "Oscar" is the highest [___].


Spelling Word: accolade
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/əd'mɒnɪʃ/ v. Syn. warn; reprove
warn; counsel someone against something to be avoided
I would again [___] the reader carefully to consider the nature of our doctrine.


Spelling Word: admonish
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/'eɪlɪəneɪt/ v. Syn. estrange; transfer; separate
cause to become unfriendly or hostile; transfer property or ownership; isolate or dissociate emotionally
We could not see what should again [___] us from one another, or how one brother could again oppress another.


Spelling Word: alienate
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/'æn(ə)lz/ n. Syn. records; history
chronological record of the events of successive years
In the [___] of this period, we find no mention of democratic movements.


Spelling Word: annals
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/æn'tɪθəsɪs/ n. Syn. contrast
contrast; direct contrast; opposition
This tyranny was the [___] of all that he had hoped for, and he fought it with all his strength.


Spelling Word: antithesis
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/ə'praɪz/ v. Syn. inform
inform; give notice to; make aware
If you [___] him the dangerous weather conditions, he has to postpone his trip.


Spelling Word: apprise
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/ə'saɪləm/ n. Syn. protection
place of refuge or shelter; protection
The refugees sought [___] from religious persecution in a new land.


Spelling Word: asylum
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/'eɪθiɪst/ n. Syn. nonbeliever
nonbeliever; one who denies the existence of god
The view that children are born [___] is relatively recent.


Spelling Word: atheist
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/ɜr'θɛntɪk/ a. Syn. genuine; real; valid; trustworthy
not counterfeit or copied; valid; trustworthy
It is [___], genuine, and a true and correct copy of the original.


Spelling Word: authentic
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/ə'raɪ/ ad. Syn. distorted; crooked ; askew; amiss
in a position that is turned toward one side; away from correct course
He held his head [___], giving the impression that he had caught cold in his neck during the night.


Spelling Word: awry