Hard TOEFL Words - Group 2

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n. background; setting


Spelling Word: backdrop
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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. being in equilibrium; equilibrium; symmetry; stability


Spelling Word: balance
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n. a sort of theatrical representation by dancers


Spelling Word: ballet
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n. conductor of a band


Spelling Word: bandmaster
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n. a vigorous blow; a conspicuous success


Spelling Word: bang
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v. cause to become financially ruin; ruin


Spelling Word: bankrupt
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n. a counter where you can obtain food or drink; cafe; strip; stick


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


Spelling Word: barbaric
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n. a rack to hold meat for cooking over hot charcoal usually out of doors


Spelling Word: barbecue
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n. an outlying farm building for storing grain or animal feed and housing farm animals


Spelling Word: barn
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a. complex or bizarre, especially in ornamentation; irregular in shape


Spelling Word: baroque
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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


Spelling Word: barrage
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a. desolate; fruitless and unproductive; lacking


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


Spelling Word: barricade
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n. cellar; storage room


Spelling Word: basement
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n. bowl-shaped vessel, usually used for holding food or liquids


Spelling Word: basin
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v. hit heavily and repeatedly with violent blows


Spelling Word: batter
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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, often round piece of material, such as glass, plastic, or wood, that is pierced for stringing or threading


Spelling Word: bead
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a. covered with beads of liquid


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n. line traveled by a particle beam in an accelerator


Spelling Word: beamline
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n. conduct; manner


Spelling Word: behavior
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v. besiege or attack; harass; surround with troops


Spelling Word: beleaguer
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v. contradict; give a false impression


Spelling Word: belie
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n. a mechanical device that blows air onto a fire to make it burn more fiercely


Spelling Word: bellows
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n. advantage; something that aids or promotes well-being ; welfare; gain


Spelling Word: benefit
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v. be unfaithful; reveal unconsciously or unwillingly


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a. composed of or based on two legislative chambers or branches


Spelling Word: bicameral
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n. an account of the series of events making up a person's life; accounts of people's life


Spelling Word: biography
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n. any of several large shaggy-manned humped bovid having large heads and short horns


Spelling Word: bison
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n. any of various naturally occurring impure mixtures of hydrocarbons


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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v. condemn; rebuke; find fault with; censure


Spelling Word: blame
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n. a burst of fire, a flame


Spelling Word: blaze
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a. cold or cheerless; unlikely to be favorable


Spelling Word: bleak
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n. combination; mixture; forming uniform mixture


Spelling Word: blend
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v. blast; prevent the growth and fertility of; destroy the happiness of; ruin; frustrate


Spelling Word: blight
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a. direct and outspoken but good-natured


Spelling Word: bluff
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v. become rosy or reddish; turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame


Spelling Word: blush
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n. a committee having supervisory powers; a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose


Spelling Word: board
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a. brave; daring; intrepid; impudent


Spelling Word: bold
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n. boom; rich mine, vein, or pocket of ore; sudden opportunity to make money


Spelling Word: bonanza
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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. deep resonant sound, as of an explosion


Spelling Word: boom
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n. blessing; benefit bestowed, especially in response to a request


Spelling Word: boon
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v. raise or lift by pushing up from behind or below; increase; raise


Spelling Word: boost
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n. small enclosed compartment with a window, used to separate the occupant from others; small stall for the display and sale of goods


Spelling Word: booth
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n. any particle that obeys Bose-Einstein statistics but not the Pauli exclusion principle


Spelling Word: boson
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a. being without boundaries or limits; infinite; vast


Spelling Word: boundless
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n. liberality in giving; something that is given liberally; goodness, kindness


Spelling Word: bounty
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n. small cluster or arrangement of flowers; an arrangement of flowers that is usually given as a present


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


Spelling Word: breach
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n. air that is inhaled and exhaled in respiration


Spelling Word: breath
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n. cleverness; magnificence


Spelling Word: brilliance
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ad. brightly; radiantly


Spelling Word: brilliantly
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n. brink; edge


Spelling Word: brim
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n. an alloy of copper and tin and sometimes other elements


Spelling Word: bronze
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n. creek; stream


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


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


Spelling Word: bumbler
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n. clump; cluster; gathering


Spelling Word: bunch
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v. to develop or grow rapidly


Spelling Word: burgeon
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n. confusion of activity and gossip; sound of rapid vibration


Spelling Word: buzz
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n. a signaling device that makes a buzzing sound


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


Spelling Word: bypass
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n. a woodworker who specializes in making furniture;


Spelling Word: cabinetmaker
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v. compute; determine; estimate


Spelling Word: calculate
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n. adjustment; measurement


Spelling Word: calibration
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n. act of cancelling; calling off some arrangement


Spelling Word: cancellation
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a. careful; pleasant; shrewd


Spelling Word: canny
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n. covering; umbrella


Spelling Word: canopy
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n. narrow chasm with steep cliff walls, cut into the earth by running water; a gorge


Spelling Word: canyon
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n. crime, especially theft, or a narrative about such a crime


Spelling Word: caper
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v. overturn or cause to overturn; turn over or upset


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


Spelling Word: capsule
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n. state or period of being imprisoned, confined, or enslaved


Spelling Word: captivity
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a. chief; serving as an essential component


Spelling Word: cardinal
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n. a combination of independent business organizations formed to regulate production, pricing, and marketing of goods by the members


Spelling Word: cartel
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v. cut; sculpt


Spelling Word: carve
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n. cutting away parts to create a desired shape


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


Spelling Word: cascade
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n. container that holds a magnetic tape used for recording or playing sound or video


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


Spelling Word: cast
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n. choice of actors to play particular roles in a play or movie


Spelling Word: casting
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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


Spelling Word: catastrophe
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a. act of seizing or taking hold of; captivating; alluring


Spelling Word: catching
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v. classify; sort


Spelling Word: categorize
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n. a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth


Spelling Word: caterpillar
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n. church; temple


Spelling Word: cathedral
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n. care; being attentive to possible danger


Spelling Word: caution
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a. conservative; careful


Spelling Word: cautious
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n. cave; large underground chamber, as in a cave


Spelling Word: cavern
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n. a widely known person


Spelling Word: celebrity
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n. any small compartment


Spelling Word: cell
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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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n. a stopping or discontinuance of action


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n. anxiety caused by humiliation or injured pride; disappointment


Spelling Word: chagrin
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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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n. a stick of black carbon material used for drawing; a very dark gray color


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


Spelling Word: charge
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a. benevolent; kind; humane


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


Spelling Word: chauffeur
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n. counter in a supermarket where you pay for your purchases; the latest time for vacating a hotel room


Spelling Word: checkout
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n. a professional cook


Spelling Word: chef
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a. deeply loved or highly valued


Spelling Word: cherished
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a. cool; freeze


Spelling Word: chill
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a. causing mild fear


Spelling Word: chilling
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a. cold


Spelling Word: chilly
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n. courtesy towards women


Spelling Word: chivalry
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n. band or organized company of singers, especially in church service


Spelling Word: choir
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v. breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a strong emotion; reduce the air supply


Spelling Word: choke
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v. hew; cut by striking with a heavy sharp tool, such as an ax


Spelling Word: chop
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n. combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together


Spelling Word: chord
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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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n. art of representing dances in written symbols; arrangement of dances


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n. any utterance produced simultaneously by a group


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n. a gaseous layer of the sun's atmosphere


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a. arranged in order of time of occurrence


Spelling Word: chronological
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v. dull explosive sound, usually short and repeated, made by or as if by a laboring engine


Spelling Word: chug
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n. beverage made from juice pressed from apples


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


Spelling Word: circulate
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n. act of showing regard for others; courteous behavior; politeness; citizenship


Spelling Word: civility
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n. culture


Spelling Word: civilization
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n. demand for something as rightful or due


Spelling Word: claim
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v. be moist or glutinous; stick or adhere; produce or cause to clang


Spelling Word: clam
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n. a large group of relatives, friends, or associates; a traditional social unit, consisting of a number of families claiming a common ancestor


Spelling Word: clan
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v. applaud; slap; strike together with a sharp sound, as one hard surface on another


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n. assigning to a class or category


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


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n. clergymen collectively; body of people ordained for religious service


Spelling Word: clergy
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n. a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church


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


Spelling Word: clinical
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v. cut, cut off, or cut out with or as if with shears; cut off the edge of:


Spelling Word: clip
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v. congest; jam


Spelling Word: clog
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a. awkward; showing lack of skill or aptitude


Spelling Word: clumsy
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n. device for gripping and holding; tense, critical situation


Spelling Word: clutch
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v. combine; fuse; grow together; come together so as to form one whole; unite


Spelling Word: coalesce
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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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v. arrange laws, rules as a code; classify; arrange or systematize


Spelling Word: codify
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n. the process of knowing


Spelling Word: cognition
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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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a. cohering or tending to cohere; well integrated


Spelling Word: cohesive
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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


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n. coins collectively


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