200 Difficult Words - Group 2

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/əb'si:kwɪəs/ a.
slavishly attentive; attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery


Spelling Word: obsequious
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/pɪ'dʒɒrətɪv/ a.
tending to make or become worse; disparaging or belittling


Spelling Word: pejorative
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/pə'fɪdɪəs/ a. Syn. treacherous; disloyal
tending to betray; disloyal; faithless


Spelling Word: perfidious
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/'pɪθɪ/ a. Syn. concise
precisely meaningful; forceful and brief


Spelling Word: pithy
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/praɪ'mi:v(ə)l/ a. Syn. ancient; primitive
ancient; primitive; belonging to the first or earliest age; original or ancient


Spelling Word: primeval
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/'prɒməlgeɪt/ v. Syn. announce
proclaim doctrine or law; make known by official publication


Spelling Word: promulgate
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/rɪ'kælsɪtrənt/ a.
obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority


Spelling Word: recalcitrant
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/rɪ'pju:dɪeɪt/ v. Syn. disown
disown; refuse to acknowledge; reject validity or authority of


Spelling Word: repudiate
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/sɛrən'dɪpɪtɪ/ n.
gift for finding valuable or desirable things by accident; accidental good fortune or luck


Spelling Word: serendipity
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/'sɜrvaɪl/;/'sɛrvl/ a. Syn. slavish; cringing
slavish; suitable to slave or servant; relating to servitude or forced labor


Spelling Word: servile