Difficult IELTS Words - Group 1

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ad. by surprise; behind; in the rear


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n. shortening something by omitting parts of it


Spelling Word: abbreviation
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v. cancel; put an end to; destroy completely


Spelling Word: abolish
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a. being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native


Spelling Word: aboriginal
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v. be full of; be plentiful


Spelling Word: abound
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n. scratch; friction


Spelling Word: abrasion
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v. condense; shorten; reduce length of written text


Spelling Word: abridge
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n. great or plentiful amount; fullness to overflowing


Spelling Word: abundance
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v. move faster; cause to develop or progress more quickly; occur sooner than expected


Spelling Word: accelerate
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v. applaud; announce with great approval


Spelling Word: acclaim
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n. living quarters provided for public convenience; something that meets a need; convenience


Spelling Word: accommodation
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n. settlement or compromise of conflicting opinions; written agreement between two states


Spelling Word: accord
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v. pile up; collect; mount up; increase


Spelling Word: accumulate
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n. act of gathering or amassing, as into a heap or pile


Spelling Word: accumulation
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n. one who accuses; one who brings a charge of crime or fault


Spelling Word: accuser
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v. inform about; cause to come to know personally; make familiar


Spelling Word: acquaint
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v. consent or comply passively or without protest; assent


Spelling Word: acquiesce
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a. expert at; very skilled; having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude


Spelling Word: adept
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v. stick fast; stick to firmly; be compatible or in accordance with


Spelling Word: adhere
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a. adjoining; neighboring; close to; lying near


Spelling Word: adjacent
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v. be next to; be contiguous to; border on


Spelling Word: adjoin
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v. administer; supply; supervise or be in charge of


Spelling Word: administrate
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n. state of growing up from childhood to manhood or womanhood; transitional period between youth and maturity


Spelling Word: adolescence
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n. accepting with approval; favorable reception


Spelling Word: adoption
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n. coming or arrival, especially of something extremely important


Spelling Word: advent
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a. in opposing direction; harmful or unfavorable; acting or serving to oppose


Spelling Word: adverse
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a. of the air or atmosphere; produced by or found in the air; performed in the air


Spelling Word: aerial
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a. elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste


Spelling Word: aesthetic
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ad. with affection; lovingly; fondly; tenderly; kindly


Spelling Word: affectionately
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n. A person, organization, or establishment associated with another, as a subordinate, subsidiary, or member


Spelling Word: affiliate
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v. assert; confirm


Spelling Word: affirm
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v. fasten; append; add on; secure to something


Spelling Word: affix
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v. cause pain, suffering or distress


Spelling Word: afflict
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a. generously supplied with money, property, or possessions; prosperous or rich; plentiful; abundant


Spelling Word: affluent
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v. gather into a mass, sum, or whole; amount to


Spelling Word: aggregate
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n. anxiety; extreme emotional disturbance


Spelling Word: agitation
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a. ready to consent or submit; acceptable


Spelling Word: agreeable
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a. exposure to air for freshening or drying; exposure to public attention; radio or television broadcast


Spelling Word: airing
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n. a passageway between rows of seats or shelves


Spelling Word: aisle
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ad. even though; although; notwithstanding


Spelling Word: albeit
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v. state without proof; assert to be true


Spelling Word: allege
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v. provide physical relief, as from pain; make easier; remove in part


Spelling Word: alleviate
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v. assign; distribute according to plan


Spelling Word: allocate
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v. parcel out in parts or portions; distribute to each individual concerned; assign as a share or lot


Spelling Word: allot
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v. combine; mix; make less pure; lessen or moderate


Spelling Word: alloy
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a. arranged in customary order of the letters of a language


Spelling Word: alphabetical
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n. state of being ambiguous; doubtfulness or uncertainty


Spelling Word: ambiguity
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a. unclear or doubtful in meaning


Spelling Word: ambiguous
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v. change for the better; improve; remove faults or errors


Spelling Word: amend
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ad. in the middle of; among; surrounded by


Spelling Word: amid
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ad. amid; in the middle of; among


Spelling Word: amidst
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a. able to live both on land and in water


Spelling Word: amphibian
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v. broaden or clarify by expanding; intensify; make larger or more powerful; increase


Spelling Word: amplify
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v. resolve anything complex into its elements; separate into parts for purpose of examination of each separately


Spelling Word: analyse
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a. of analysis; resolving into elements or parts


Spelling Word: analytical
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n. forefather; forebear; forerunner or predecessor


Spelling Word: ancestor
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n. short account of amusing or interesting event; short narrative; secret story of history or biography


Spelling Word: anecdote
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v. destroy completely; reduce to nonexistence


Spelling Word: annihilate
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n. annual payment of allowance or income; periodical payment, amounting to a fixed sum in each year


Spelling Word: annuity
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v. apply oil, ointment, or a similar substance to; choose by or as if by divine intervention


Spelling Word: anoint
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n. active resistance; condition of being an opposing principle, force, or factor


Spelling Word: antagonism
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a. opposite to the northern or arctic pole; relating to the southern pole or to the region near it


Spelling Word: antarctic
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n. metallic apparatus for sending or receiving electromagnetic waves


Spelling Word: antenna
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n. book of literary selections by various authors


Spelling Word: anthology
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n. word of opposite meaning; counter term


Spelling Word: antonym
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n. highest point; the vertex; usually pointed end of an object; the tip


Spelling Word: apex
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a. offering or expressing an apology or excuse; serving as or containing a formal justification or defense


Spelling Word: apologetic
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n. a group of parts that work together to perform given function; appliance or device for particular purpose


Spelling Word: apparatus
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v. bring peace, quiet, or calm to; satisfy or relieve


Spelling Word: appease
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v. attach; add as supplement or appendix


Spelling Word: append
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n. durable goods for home or office use; device or instrument for household use


Spelling Word: appliance
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n. candidate


Spelling Word: applicant
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n. assessment; evaluation; the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth


Spelling Word: appraisal
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a. considerable; perceptible


Spelling Word: appreciable
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n. works for an expert to learn a trade; beginner; learner


Spelling Word: apprentice
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v. approach; come near


Spelling Word: approximate
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a. likely; exactly suitable; appropriate; quick to learn or understand


Spelling Word: apt
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a. consisting of, relating to, or being in water


Spelling Word: aquatic
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a. randomly chosen; determined by chance or impulse, and not by reason or principle


Spelling Word: arbitrary
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a. no longer current or applicable; antiquated


Spelling Word: archaic
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a. displaying or by strong enthusiasm or devotion; passionate


Spelling Word: ardent
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a. demanding great effort or labor; difficult


Spelling Word: arduous
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a. lacking moisture, especially having insufficient rainfall to support trees or woody plants


Spelling Word: arid
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n. defensive covering, as of metal, wood, or leather, worn to protect the body against weapons


Spelling Word: armour
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v. excite; stimulate; awaken from or as if from sleep


Spelling Word: arouse
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v. set out for display or use; place in orderly arrangement


Spelling Word: array
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n. stock or supply, usually of weapons


Spelling Word: arsenal
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v. climb; mount


Spelling Word: ascend
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n. the act of rising or going upward


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v. find out for certain; discover with certainty; make sure of


Spelling Word: ascertain
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v. inscribe or dedicate; attribute to a specified cause, source, or origin; assign as a quality


Spelling Word: ascribe
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n. ambition; longing


Spelling Word: aspiration
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v. seek to attain; long for; strive toward an end


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v. declare or state with confidence; put oneself forward boldly


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a. varied; miscellaneous


Spelling Word: assorted
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v. affect with wonder; surprise; shock


Spelling Word: astound
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n. person to pilot, navigate, or as a crew member of spacecraft


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n. a place offering protection and shelter


Spelling Word: asylum
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v. achieve or accomplish; gain


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n. person who is present and participates in a meeting


Spelling Word: attendee
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n. essential quality; reputation; honor


Spelling Word: attribute
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a. perceptible; heard or perceptible by the ear


Spelling Word: audible
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v. make greater, as in size, extent, or quantity


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n. quality of being genuine or trustworthy


Spelling Word: authenticity
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a. having weight of authority; peremptory and dictatorial


Spelling Word: authoritative
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v. replace or enhance human labor with machines


Spelling Word: automate
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n. act or process of converting the controlling of a machine or device to a more automatic system, such as computer or electronic controls


Spelling Word: automation
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n. independence; self-government or the right of self-government; self-determination


Spelling Word: autonomy
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a. helper, additional or subsidiary


Spelling Word: auxiliary
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v. turn to advantage of; be of service to; profit; promote


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n. fall or slide of a large mass, as of snow or rock, down a mountainside


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n. a method or means by which something may be accomplished


Spelling Word: avenue
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v. prevent; turn or cause to turn off or away


Spelling Word: avert
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n. thin A bird-like or flying creature


Spelling Word: avian
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n. design, development, and production of aircraft


Spelling Word: aviation
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v. rouse from sleep;stir the interest of; excite


Spelling Word: awake
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n. the center around which something rotates; pivot


Spelling Word: axis
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ad. In or toward the area behind the performing space in a theater, especially the area comprising the dressing rooms


Spelling Word: backstage
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n. single celled organism with no nucleus


Spelling Word: bacterium
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n. game played on a court with light long-handled rackets


Spelling Word: badminton
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v. frustrate as by confusing or perplexing; impede force or movement of


Spelling Word: baffle
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n. plant of the family of grasses, and genus Bambusa, growing in tropical countries


Spelling Word: bamboo
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a. resembling uncivilized persons, lacking refinement


Spelling Word: barbaric
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n. instrument for determining the weight or pressure of the atmosphere


Spelling Word: barometer
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n. an artificial obstruction, such as a dam, built in a watercourse to increase its depth or to divert its flow; rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication


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n. structure set up across a route of access to obstruct the passage of an enemy


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v. trade goods or services without the exchange of money


Spelling Word: barter
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n. body of water partially enclosed by land but with a wide mouth; reddish-brown animal, especially a horse having a black tail


Spelling Word: bay
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n. small piece of material, such as glass, plastic, or wood, that is pierced for stringing


Spelling Word: bead
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n. one skilled in giving cosmetic treatments; one who does hair styling, manicures, and other beauty treatments


Spelling Word: beautician
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a. helpful; tending to promote physical well-being


Spelling Word: beneficial
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n. space for ship to dock or anchor; allotted place; place to sleep or stay; appointment or job


Spelling Word: berth
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v. attack from all sides; trouble persistently; hem in


Spelling Word: beset
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v. lead into perplexity or confusion; perplex with mazes


Spelling Word: bewilder
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n. list of works of a specific author or publisher; list of writings relating to a given subject


Spelling Word: bibliography
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a. two-sided; mutual


Spelling Word: bilateral
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n. using or able to use two languages, especially with equal or nearly equal fluency


Spelling Word: bilingual
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n. mineral pitch; black, tarry substance, burning with a bright flame


Spelling Word: bitumen
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n. sharp cutting edge of a knife; sword or knife; swords-man


Spelling Word: blade
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n. brilliant burst of fire; flame


Spelling Word: blaze
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n. a group of nations, parties, or persons united for common action


Spelling Word: bloc
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n. spot or stain, as of ink on paper; blur; weak point or failing


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n. serious mistake typically caused by ignorance or confusion


Spelling Word: blunder
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v. show off oneself; speak of with excessive pride


Spelling Word: boast
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n. formation of a close human relationship, as between friends; emotional and physical attachment occurring between a parent or parent figure


Spelling Word: bonding
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n. case with shelves for holding books, especially one with glazed doors


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n. one who keeps accounts; one who has charge of keeping books and accounts in an office


Spelling Word: bookkeeper
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n. stall where books are sold, as on a street; table with enclosed sides, for displaying books for sale


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n. deep resonant sound, as of an explosion


Spelling Word: boom