Difficult IELTS Words - Group 2

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n. dividing line; border; frontier


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v. refrain from buying or using


Spelling Word: boycott
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v. confront with questions; prepare or position so as to be ready for impact or danger


Spelling Word: brace
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n. characteristic of being brash; trait of being rash and hasty; tasteless showiness


Spelling Word: brashness
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n. an opening or tear; breaking of waves; a gap or rift


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a. marked by speed, liveliness, and vigor; energetic; swift; keen or sharp in speech or manner


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v. graze; skim or glance at casually


Spelling Word: browse
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n. short and sometimes occasional encounter or experience


Spelling Word: brush
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v. cause to curve outward; swell up; stick out; protrude


Spelling Word: bulge
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n. someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence


Spelling Word: bumbler
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n. small house or cottage usually having a single story and attic


Spelling Word: bungalow
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a. able to float; cheerful and optimistic


Spelling Word: buoyant
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n. over-regulated administrative system


Spelling Word: bureaucracy
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v. grow forth; send out buds; grow or develop rapidly


Spelling Word: burgeon
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n. tunnel; hole in the ground made by an animal for shelter; dig; move through by or as by digging


Spelling Word: burrow
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v. move or cause to move energetically and busily; teem


Spelling Word: bustle
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v. to avoid by using an alternative channel or route


Spelling Word: bypass
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n. event that brings terrible loss, lasting distress, or severe affliction; disaster; misery


Spelling Word: calamity
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n. silvery, moderately hard metallic element


Spelling Word: calcium
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n. unit of heat; unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water by 1 degree


Spelling Word: calorie
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a. careful; pleasant; shrewd


Spelling Word: canny
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n. vessel used by soldiers for carrying water, liquor, or other drink; snack bar or small cafeteria, as on a military installation


Spelling Word: canteen
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n. small container; spacecraft to transport people in outer space


Spelling Word: capsule
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n. title; chapter heading; text under illustration


Spelling Word: caption
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n. dead body of an animal especially one slaughtered and dressed for food


Spelling Word: carcass
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n. a stream or sequence of something, a waterfall


Spelling Word: cascade
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v. throw something, especially light; throw with force; hurl


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v. to creat or add to a systematic and complete list of item


Spelling Word: catalogue
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n. agent which brings about chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged


Spelling Word: catalyst
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n. great, often sudden calamity; complete failure; sudden violent change in the earth's surface


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a. capable of burning, corroding, dissolving, or eating away by chemical action


Spelling Word: caustic
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n. overseer of morals; official responsible for removal of objectionable or sensitive content


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a. relating to a 100-year period; occurring once every 100 years


Spelling Word: centenary
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a. of or pertaining to pottery; relating to the art of making earthenware; as, ceramic products; ceramic ornaments for ceilings.


Spelling Word: ceramic
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n. document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts; confirmation that some fact or statement is true through the use of documentary evidence


Spelling Word: certification
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v. give certain information to; assure; make certain


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n. a stopping or discontinuance of action


Spelling Word: cessation
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n. room in a house, especially a bedroom; hall for the meetings of a legislative or other assembly; enclosed space


Spelling Word: chamber
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v. distinguish; be characteristic of; be a distinctive trait or mark of


Spelling Word: characterize
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n. accusation, a claim of wrongdoing


Spelling Word: charge
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n. deep opening in the earth surface


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a. morally pure in thought or conduct; decent and modest


Spelling Word: chaste
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n. a person employed to drive a private motor car or a hired car of executive or luxury class


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a. deeply loved or highly valued


Spelling Word: cherished
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a. causing mild fear


Spelling Word: chilling
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v. practice trickery or fraud; cheat


Spelling Word: chisel
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n. a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee


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a. arranged in order of time of occurrence


Spelling Word: chronological
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v. move around, as from person to person or place to place


Spelling Word: circulate
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n. boundary line of a circle, figure, area, or object


Spelling Word: circumference
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v. quote; adduce as an instance


Spelling Word: cite
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n. fastening device; firm grip


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v. declare unavailable, as for security reasons; arrange or order by classes or categories


Spelling Word: classify
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a. involving direct observation of a patient


Spelling Word: clinical
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ad. in the direction that the hands of a clock move


Spelling Word: clockwise
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n. group; bunch; group of the same or similar elements gathered or occurring closely


Spelling Word: cluster
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a. rough; harsh; of low, common, or inferior quality


Spelling Word: coarse
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v. persuade or try to persuade by pleading or flattery


Spelling Word: coax
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n. a defendant who has been joined together with one or more other defendants in a single action


Spelling Word: codefendant
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a. relating to an education system in which both men and women attend


Spelling Word: coed
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n. system of education in which both men and women attend the same institution or classes


Spelling Word: coeducation
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n. the process of knowing


Spelling Word: cognition
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a. knowing or perceiving; part of mental functions that deals with logic


Spelling Word: cognitive
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a. adhesive; cohesive; sticking together ; logical; sound; capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner


Spelling Word: coherent
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n. a series of connected spirals or concentric rings formed by gathering or winding; spiral pipe or series of spiral pipes


Spelling Word: coil
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v. occur at the same time as; correspond


Spelling Word: coincide
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n. act of working together; act of cooperating with an enemy, especially it occupying one's own country


Spelling Word: collaboration
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v. bump; hit; conflict


Spelling Word: collide
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n. accelerator in which two beams of particles are forced to collide head on


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a. capable of igniting and burning; easily aroused or excited


Spelling Word: combustible
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v. honor the memory of with a ceremony; serve as a memorial to


Spelling Word: commemorate
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v. commit, entrust, or give in charge for care or preservation; recommend as worthy of confidence or regard


Spelling Word: commend
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n. goods; article of trade; advantage; benefit.


Spelling Word: commodity
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a. ordinary; having no remarkable features


Spelling Word: commonplace
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v. obtain or bargain for exemption or substitution; travel regularly from a place of residence to another place


Spelling Word: commute
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n. someone who travels regularly from home in a suburb to work in a city


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a. similar or equivalent; being of equal regard; worthy to be ranked with


Spelling Word: comparable
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n. person from one's own country; colleague; somebody from one's own country; a fellow-countryman


Spelling Word: compatriot
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v. force; coerce; necessitate or pressure by force


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v. serve as or provide a substitute or counterbalance


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v. seek or strive for the same thing for which another is striving; contend in rivalry, as for a prize or in business


Spelling Word: compete
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n. quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually


Spelling Word: competence
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v. put together or compose from materials gathered from several sources


Spelling Word: compile
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v. complete; consummate; make perfect


Spelling Word: complement
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n. readiness to yield; happy friendly agreement


Spelling Word: compliance
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v. write; create; make or create by putting together parts or elements


Spelling Word: compose
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a. made up of distinct parts or elements; compounded


Spelling Word: composite
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v. close; squeeze or press together; contract


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v. include; consist of; be composed of


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a. mandatory; obligatory; required by rule


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v. reckon; make mathematical calculation


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a. planned or accomplished together; combined


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a. brief and compact; expressing much in few words


Spelling Word: concise
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v. digest; convert into nourishment by the organs of nutrition.


Spelling Word: concoct
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a. simultaneous; coincident; occurring or operating at the same time


Spelling Word: concurrent
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v. express strong disapproval of; judge or declare to be unfit for use


Spelling Word: condemn
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v. change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops; compress or concentrate


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n. expression of sympathy with another in sorrow or grief.


Spelling Word: condolence
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v. bestow; present; have a conference in order to talk something over


Spelling Word: confer
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v. disclose private matters in confidence; give as a responsibility or put into another's care


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n. arrangement of parts or elements; outline


Spelling Word: configuration
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v. restrict in movement; circumscribe


Spelling Word: confine
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v. comply with; follow; fit; meet


Spelling Word: conform
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n. act of gathering or heaping together or forming a mass


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a. possessing congruity; suitable; agreeing; corresponding


Spelling Word: congruent
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v. summon a devil or spirit by magical or supernatural power


Spelling Word: conjure
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n. awareness of moral or ethical aspects to one's conduct, together with the urge to prefer right over wrong


Spelling Word: conscience
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a. diligent; responsible; reliable


Spelling Word: conscientious
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a. having an awareness of one's environment and one's own existence, sensations, and thoughts


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a. following one after another without interruption; sequential


Spelling Word: consecutive
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n. opinion or position reached by a group as a whole; general agreement or concord


Spelling Word: consensus
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a. resulting; following as a logical conclusion


Spelling Word: consequent
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n. preservation or restoration from loss, damage, or neglect


Spelling Word: conservation
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n. greenhouse; school of music or dramatic art


Spelling Word: conservatory
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v. retain; protect from loss or harm; preserve; use carefully or sparingly, avoiding waste


Spelling Word: conserve
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v. give, transfer, or deliver in a formal manner, as if by signing over into the possession of another


Spelling Word: consign
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v. be made up or composed; be comprised or contained in


Spelling Word: consist
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v. make solid; unite or press together into a compact mass; harden or make dense and firm


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a. noticeable; prominent; easy to notice; obvious


Spelling Word: conspicuous
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n. component or part; citizen, voter


Spelling Word: constituent
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v. make up; form something


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v. restrain; keep within close bounds; confine


Spelling Word: constrain
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v. restrict; shrink; make smaller or narrower by binding or squeezing


Spelling Word: constrict
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v. form by assembling or combining parts; build; create


Spelling Word: construct
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v. make impure or unclean by contact or mixture; pollute; defile


Spelling Word: contaminate
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v. look at attentively and thoughtfully; observe deep in thought


Spelling Word: contemplate
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v. strive in opposition or against difficulties; struggle; compete, as in a race


Spelling Word: contend
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n. competing as for profit or prize


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n. property of a continuous and connected period of time


Spelling Word: continuity
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v. confront; oppose


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n. assertion of contrary; denial of the truth of a statement or assertion; opposition, whether by argument or conduct


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v. form by an exercise of ingenuity; devise; invent; design


Spelling Word: contrive
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v. cause to come together formally


Spelling Word: convene
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v. approach; tend to meet; come together


Spelling Word: converge
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v. chat; talk informally; engage in a spoken exchange of thoughts


Spelling Word: converse
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ad. in a converse manner; with change of order or relation; reciprocally.


Spelling Word: conversely
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v. develop, or take place; prepare food for eating by applying heat


Spelling Word: cook
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v. relate; associate; bring into a mutual relation


Spelling Word: correlate
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v. be compatible, similar or consistent; exchange messages


Spelling Word: correspond
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n. similarity or analogy; communication by the exchange of letters


Spelling Word: correspondence
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a. one who communicates information, especially, by letter or telegram to newspaper or periodical


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a. accompanying


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v. destroy metal or alloy gradually, especially by chemical action; be eaten or worn away


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a. pertaining to the outer layer of an internal organ or body structure, such as the kidney or the brain


Spelling Word: cortical
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a. sophisticated; of worldwide scope


Spelling Word: cosmopolitan
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n. padded or knitted covering placed especially over a teapot to keep the tea hot; cozy


Spelling Word: cosy
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v. act as force or influence that balances, checks or limits an opposite one


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n. duplicate copy; analogue; one that closely resembles another


Spelling Word: counterpart
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n. two similar things; a pair; in poetry, a pair of lines with rhyming end words


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