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abnormal
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unusual; not typical; not normal
E.g. Fujitsu, Toshiba, HP and Lenovo all insist that their designs are sufficiently different to Dell and Apple, that there is no abnormal risk of fire.
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abort
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stop; terminate before completion; terminate a pregnancy
E.g. However, most women say that the decision to abort is a difficult one.
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abstract
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theoretical; not concrete; not applied or practical; difficult to understand
E.g. To him, hunger was an abstract concept; he had never missed a meal.
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accompany
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travel with; be associated with
E.g. But the night being wet and inclement, Mr. Rochester did not accompany them.
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acid
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sour; water-soluble compounds having a sour taste; quality of being sarcastic, bitter, or scornful
E.g. There is a barrage of acid comments in today's newspapers.
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adequate
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sufficient; enough to meet a purpose
E.g. England missed key players through injury, lacked adequate preparation and was unable to match Australia's skill.
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advocate
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speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something
E.g. The some doctors advocate a smoking ban in the entire house.
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alone
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solitary; by oneself
E.g. Alice cried with a sudden burst of tears, 'I do wish they WOULD put their heads down! I am so VERY tired of being all alone here!'
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analogy
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similarity in some respects; comparison based on similarity
E.g. This analogy is almost always noted without further comment, although in fact it may be taken further.
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anthem
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song of praise or patriotism; song of devotion or loyalty
E.g. Let us now all join in singing the national anthem.
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anthropology
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social science that studies origins and social relationships of human beings
E.g. The strength of anthropology is its diversity of approach and perspective, unified by a common theme: the study of human variation and adaptability.
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anticipation
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something expected; pleasurable expectation; wishing with confidence
E.g. Please hold your breath in anticipation of that event.
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appointment
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act of putting a person into a non-elective position; arrangement
E.g. Mr. Straw’s appointment as Foreign Secretary has triggered speculation in London about the Prime Minister’s motives for the change.
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approval
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official approbation; endorsement; act of approving
E.g. First, Ehrlich knows it would be extremely unlikely to win approval from the Democratic-dominated General Assembly.
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aquarium
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tank or pool or bowl filled with water for keeping live fish and underwater animals
E.g. This is the world's largest aquarium with 8 million gallons of fresh and marine water and more than 100000 animals representing 500 species from around the globe.
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architect
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one who designs and supervises the construction of buildings or other large structures
E.g. Simon Conder, a British architect, is responsible for this beautiful conversion of a group of farm.
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assume
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suppose; presume; take on; bear
E.g. He looked at me long and hard: I turned my eyes from him, fixed them on the fire, and tried to assume and maintain a quiet.
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assumption
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something taken for accepted as true without proof; taking over or taking possession of
E.g. The young princess made the foolish assumption that the regent would not object to power.
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assure
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solidify; guarantee; convince
E.g. I know it, and I don't wish to palliate them, I assure you.
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athlete
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sports man; one who contended for prize in public games
E.g. Our goal is to help the athlete get the best performance.
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