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abjure  Speak Example sentences
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v. try to gain favor by cringing or flattering
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n. the basic structure or features of a system or organization
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v. revoke formally, repeal or do away with (a law, right, or formal agreement)
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v. formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure
antebellum  Speak Example sentences
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a. belonging to a period before a war especially the American Civil War
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v. challenge the honesty or veracity of, bring an accusation against; level a charge against
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a. not involving or relating to different religious sects or political groups
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v. authenticate as a notary, acknowledge or attest as a notary public
auspicious  Speak Example sentences
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a. with your identity concealed
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n. a political system governed by a few people
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n. overbearing pride or presumption, excessive pride or self-confidence
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a. auguring favorable circumstances and good luck
circumnavigate  Speak Example sentences
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n. the dominance or leadership of one social group or nation over others
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v. travel around either by plane or ship, go around or avoid (an obstacle)
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n. a political system governed by a few people
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v. grant freedom to; as from slavery or servitude, grant voting rights
epiphany  Speak Example sentences
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v. edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
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n. a divine manifestation, twelve days after Christmas
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n. one of two basic subdivisions of a tribe, one of two (approximately) equal parts
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n. a complete change of physical form or substance especially as by magic or witchcraft
expurgate  Speak Example sentences
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n. the basic structure or features of a system or organization
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a. not involving or relating to different religious sects or political groups
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v. edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
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a. relating to the motion of material bodies and the forces associated therewith
fatuous  Speak Example sentences
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a. shedding foliage at the end of the growing season, being shed at the end of a period of growth
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a. devoid of intelligence, silly and pointless
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n. type of cell division that results in two daughter cells each having same number and kind of chromosomes as parent nucleus
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a. characterized by great force or energy, intensely enthusiastic or passionate, especially to an excessive degree
feckless  Speak Example sentences
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a. generally incompetent and ineffectual, not fit to assume responsibility
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a. sparing in consumption of especially food and drink, marked by temperance in indulgence
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n. the basic structure or features of a system or organization
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a. excessively mournful, looking or sounding sad and dismal
jejune  Speak Example sentences
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a. generally incompetent and ineffectual, not fit to assume responsibility
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a. relating to or involving money, consisting of or measured in money
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a. lacking in nutritive value, displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity
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v. estimate the value of, insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby
kinetic  Speak Example sentences
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a. (of the elements) as if showing violent anger, characterized by violent emotions or behavior
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a. relating to the motion of material bodies and the forces associated therewith
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n. the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)
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n. a powerful circular current of water, the shape of something rotating rapidly