200 Difficult Words - Group 1

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/'æroʊgeɪt/ v.
claim without justification; claim for oneself without right

Spelling Word: arrogate
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/ə'sɛtɪk/ a. Syn. austere; severe
leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial; austere

Spelling Word: ascetic
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/'bʌtrɪs/ v. Syn. support
support physically; prop up; support something or someone by supplying evidence

Spelling Word: buttress
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/dɪ'kraɪ/ v. Syn. disparage
express strong disapproval of; disparage

Spelling Word: decry
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/di:'faɪl/ v. Syn. pollute
pollute; make dirty or spotty

Spelling Word: defile
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/dɪ'skɜrsɪv/ a.
tending to depart from main point or cover a wide range of subjects

Spelling Word: discursive
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/i:və'nɛs(ə)nt/;/ɛv-/ a. Syn. fleeting; vanishing
fleeting; vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor

Spelling Word: evanescent
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/ɛk'stænt/ a.
still in existence; not destroyed, lost, or extinct

Spelling Word: extant
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/'flɒrɪd/;/'flɔ:rɪd/ a. Syn. ruddy; reddish
reddish; elaborately or excessively ornamented

Spelling Word: florid
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/'hæplɪs/ a.
without hap or luck; luckless; unfortunate; unlucky; unhappy

Spelling Word: hapless