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Read [Esc] (1)  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 [___] risk of fire.

Spelling Word: abnormal
Read [Esc] (2)  stop; terminate before completion; terminate a pregnancy
E.g. However, most women say that the decision to [___] is a difficult one.

Spelling Word: abort
Read [Esc] (3)  theoretical; not concrete; not applied or practical; difficult to understand
E.g. To him, hunger was an [___] concept; he had never missed a meal.

Spelling Word: abstract
Read [Esc] (4)  travel with; be associated with
E.g. But the night being wet and inclement, Mr. Rochester did not [___] them.

Spelling Word: accompany
Read [Esc] (5)  sour; water-soluble compounds having a sour taste; quality of being sarcastic, bitter, or scornful
E.g. There is a barrage of [___] comments in today's newspapers.

Spelling Word: acid
Read [Esc] (6)  sufficient; enough to meet a purpose
E.g. England missed key players through injury, lacked [___] preparation and was unable to match Australia's skill.

Spelling Word: adequate
Read [Esc] (7)  speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something
E.g. The some doctors [___] a smoking ban in the entire house.

Spelling Word: advocate
Read [Esc] (8)  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 [___] here!'

Spelling Word: alone
Read [Esc] (9)  similarity in some respects; comparison based on similarity
E.g. This [___] is almost always noted without further comment, although in fact it may be taken further.

Spelling Word: analogy
Read [Esc] (10)  song of praise or patriotism; song of devotion or loyalty
E.g. Let us now all join in singing the national [___].

Spelling Word: anthem
Read [Esc] (11)  social science that studies origins and social relationships of human beings
E.g. The strength of [___] is its diversity of approach and perspective, unified by a common theme: the study of human variation and adaptability.

Spelling Word: anthropology
Read [Esc] (12)  something expected; pleasurable expectation; wishing with confidence
E.g. Please hold your breath in [___] of that event.

Spelling Word: anticipation
Read [Esc] (13)  act of putting a person into a non-elective position; arrangement
E.g. Mr. Straw’s [___] as Foreign Secretary has triggered speculation in London about the Prime Minister’s motives for the change.

Spelling Word: appointment
Read [Esc] (14)  official approbation; endorsement; act of approving
E.g. First, Ehrlich knows it would be extremely unlikely to win [___] from the Democratic-dominated General Assembly.

Spelling Word: approval
Read [Esc] (15)  tank or pool or bowl filled with water for keeping live fish and underwater animals
E.g. This is the world's largest [___] with 8 million gallons of fresh and marine water and more than 100000 animals representing 500 species from around the globe.

Spelling Word: aquarium
Read [Esc] (16)  one who designs and supervises the construction of buildings or other large structures
E.g. Simon Conder, a British [___], is responsible for this beautiful conversion of a group of farm.

Spelling Word: architect
Read [Esc] (17)  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 [___] and maintain a quiet.

Spelling Word: assume
Read [Esc] (18)  something taken for accepted as true without proof; taking over or taking possession of
E.g. The young princess made the foolish [___] that the regent would not object to power.

Spelling Word: assumption
Read [Esc] (19)  solidify; guarantee; convince
E.g. I know it, and I don't wish to palliate them, I [___] you.

Spelling Word: assure
Read [Esc] (20)  sports man; one who contended for prize in public games
E.g. Our goal is to help the [___] get the best performance.

Spelling Word: athlete
Read [Esc] (21)  action of trying at something
E.g. I also want to claim that this [___] is a romantic one.

Spelling Word: attempt
Read [Esc] (22)  a group of people within hearing; crowd seeing a stage performance
E.g. You should have a clear idea about who your [___] is and how you can exploit your product to them through the correct platform.

Spelling Word: audience
Read [Esc] (23)  shield away from; prevent
E.g. If you are the press secretary to the President of the United States, the main thing to [___] is becoming the story yourself.

Spelling Word: avoid
Read [Esc] (24)  unmarried men; the first or lowest academic degree conferred by universities and colleges
E.g. A soon-to-be-married man's friends throw him the ultimate [___] party.

Spelling Word: bachelor
Read [Esc] (25)  sound made by a dog; harsh sound uttered by a dog
E.g. She set off at once, and ran till she was quite tired and out of breath, and till the puppy's [___] sounded quite faint in the distance.

Spelling Word: bark
Read [Esc] (26)  vessel; large cylindrical container
E.g. With the oil price soaring above thirty dollars a [___] and the pumps going nearly at full capacity, Gulf Arab coffers are overflowing with unforeseen wealth.

Spelling Word: barrel
Read [Esc] (27)  support; sustain; carry; have; yield; give birth; hold up or support
E.g. They studied the ways in which the relativity theory can [___] on the history of science.

Spelling Word: bear
Read [Esc] (28)  whip; strike; defeat; hit repeatedly
E.g. Speak roughly to your little boy; And [___] him when he sneezes; He only does it to annoy; Because he knows it teases.

Spelling Word: beat
Read [Esc] (29)  represent; advantage, benefit, interest of someone
E.g. And I'm going to work to assure that that voice that is heard on their [___] is a roar and not a whisper.

Spelling Word: behalf
Read [Esc] (31)  reproductive organ of plants, especially one having showy or colorful parts
E.g. The locust-trees were in bloom and the fragrance of the [___] filled the air.

Spelling Word: blossom
Read [Esc] (32)  tied; held; committed; limit; constraint; leap; jump
E.g. Supreme Court ended a term [___] to affect our lives in significant ways in the months ahead.

Spelling Word: bound
Read [Esc] (33)  one that is not yet fully developed; sprout
E.g. The first thing to be thought of is to pluck the disease in its [___], which is best done by injections.

Spelling Word: bud
Read [Esc] (34)  rounded part of a cylindrical structure; electric lamp consisting of a glass ball
E.g. The light [___] hasn't changed a whole lot in its 120 years -- the original design was just that good.

Spelling Word: bulb
Read [Esc] (35)  small room on a ship or boat where people sleep
E.g. British Airways says passengers reported a slight smell of petrol in the [___] of BA flight 003 bound for New York.

Spelling Word: cabin
Read [Esc] (36)  revoke; call off; omit or delete
E.g. The meeting in Addis Ababa has heard Chinese promises to [___] debts and increase Chinese investments in Africa.

Spelling Word: cancel
Read [Esc] (37)  supply what is needed or desired; provide food professionally for special occasion
E.g. The chef was happy to [___] to the tastes of his highly sophisticated clientele.

Spelling Word: cater
Read [Esc] (38)  stop; terminate; put an end to; discontinue
E.g. We must not only [___] from the acts of sin, but we must get the vicious habits and inclinations weakened and destroyed.

Spelling Word: cease
Read [Esc] (39)  talk without exchanging too much information; informal conversation
E.g. Inviting others into the [___] is as simple as sending them a human-readable URL, and nobody has to sign up or answer an invitation email.

Spelling Word: chat
Read [Esc] (40)  stop motion; curb or restrain
E.g. "Young man," she said, "you'd better [___] your temper.".

Spelling Word: check
Read [Esc] (41)  thorough physical examination
E.g. Answer the following questions and we'll provide you with a personalized [___] checklist that you can take to your doctor.

Spelling Word: checkup
Read [Esc] (42)  situation; condition; detail accompanying or surrounding an event
E.g. Her heart is broken, but then a change in [___] forces them to be together every day.

Spelling Word: circumstance
Read [Esc] (43)  sentence; phrase; distinct article, stipulation, or provision in a document
E.g. Congress insisted on an exclusion [___] for seventeen-year-olds.

Spelling Word: clause
Read [Esc] (44)  hold fast or adhere to something; stick together and resist separation; remain emotionally
E.g. Boys [___] to the rope to keep from falling.

Spelling Word: cling
Read [Esc] (45)  small section of filmed or filed material
E.g. Phil's job at Fox Sports involved selecting the most important [___] of the day's sporting highlights for later broadcast.

Spelling Word: clip
Read [Esc] (46)  tutor; teacher; a vehicle carrying many passengers
E.g. When the players and [___] arrive back later today they'll be greeted as national heroes in the stadium where the first modern Olympics were held.

Spelling Word: coach
Read [Esc] (47)  two or more things occurring at the same time by chance
E.g. Was it just a [___] that John and she had chanced to meet at the market, or was he deliberately trying to seek her out?

Spelling Word: coincidence
Read [Esc] (48)  special group delegated to consider some matter
E.g. He was director of the central bank's monetary policy [___] which sets Brazil's interest rates.

Spelling Word: committee
Read [Esc] (49)  society; a group of people living in the same locality and under the same government
E.g. Where governments manage public life, human freedom in [___] is compromised.

Spelling Word: community
Read [Esc] (50)  something given or received as payment as for a service or loss or injury
E.g. There are an estimated 86000 survivors around the world and almost half of them could be eligible for payments from the [___] fund.

Spelling Word: compensation
Read [Esc] (51)  struggle; rivalry; act of competing as for profit or a prize
E.g. There she's against tough [___] such as Meryl Streep but this award will give her extra momentum towards what's undoubtedly the bigger prize in movies.

Spelling Word: competition
Read [Esc] (52)  thorough; including all or everything; broad in scope
E.g. Mr. Skubel has since completed what he describes as a [___] two-week training program and is now setting up his franchise in his hometown.

Spelling Word: comprehensive
Read [Esc] (53)  something formed in the mind; thought or notion
E.g. The local chain [___] is simple: identify your customer, cater to their tastes and once successful, expand within a neighborhood.

Spelling Word: concept
Read [Esc] (54)  mode or state of being; fitness; existing circumstances
E.g. The Organization Man survives as a modern classic because it captures a permanent part of our social [___].

Spelling Word: condition
Read [Esc] (55)  support or establish the certainty or validity of; verify
E.g. In the aftermath of Saturday's mass poisoning, the authorities imposed a virtual news blackout, refusing even to [___] how many people had died.

Spelling Word: confirm
Read [Esc] (56)  favoring traditional views and values; tending to oppose change
E.g. It's still far from clear whether he can persuade his more [___] colleagues in the regime to support the process.

Spelling Word: conservative
Read [Esc] (57)  thoughtful; marked by consideration or reflection; deliberate
E.g. I thanked her for her [___] choice, and as I really felt fatigued with my long journey, expressed my readiness to retire.

Spelling Word: considerate
Read [Esc] (58)  seek advice or information of; take into account; consider
E.g. I will [___] with our friends, but it's going to be what's in the interests of our country first and foremost.

Spelling Word: consult
Read [Esc] (59)  volume; something contained; material, including text and images
E.g. The brain is hungry not for method but for [___], especially the latter which contains generalizations that are powerful, precise, and explicit.

Spelling Word: content
Read [Esc] (60)  state of being suitable
E.g. The popularity of [___] foods means that many people no longer eat enough fresh produce.

Spelling Word: convenience
Read [Esc] (61)  social or moral custom; formal meeting of members, representatives, or delegates; agreement between states
E.g. Moreover, following this [___] is our friend's normal behavior when in such a mood.

Spelling Word: convention
Read [Esc] (62)  work or act together toward a common end or purpose
E.g. The best way to get Pakistan to [___] is to find the reasons why it is so keen to retain influence in Afghanistan and try to meet its concerns.

Spelling Word: cooperate
Read [Esc] (63)  something made by people; vessel
E.g. Space [___] is a vessel to travel out air.

Spelling Word: craft
Read [Esc] (64)  smash; collision; falling down or in pieces with a loud noise of breaking parts
E.g. She heard a little shriek and a fall, and a [___] of broken glass.

Spelling Word: crash
Read [Esc] (65)  urgently needed; absolutely necessary; essential; acute; crucial; decisive
E.g. He says the international community has reached what he calls a [___] time in the overall effort to bring stability to Afghanistan.

Spelling Word: critical
Read [Esc] (66)  press between opposing bodies so as to break or injure; extract or obtain by pressing or squeezing
E.g. There's particular concern over reports of human rights abuses, committed by the Indonesian security forces in Aceh as they try to [___] the separatist movement there.

Spelling Word: crush
Read [Esc] (67)  three-dimensional shape with six square or rectangular sides; cubicle, used for work or study
E.g. Luckily, my [___] is in the corner so no one noticed!

Spelling Word: cube
Read [Esc] (68)  stream; flow; up-to-date; present
E.g. The [___] was so swift, and then I got into the dead water and landed on the side towards the Illinois shore.

Spelling Word: current
Read [Esc] (69)  soft pillow or pad usually used for sitting, reclining, or kneeling
E.g. I knelt down by him; I turned his face from the [___] to me; I kissed his cheek; I smoothed his hair with my hand.

Spelling Word: cushion
Read [Esc] (70)  tradition; practice followed by people of a particular group or region
E.g. John had a book in his hand - it was his unsocial [___] to read at meals - he closed it, and looked up.

Spelling Word: custom
Read [Esc] (71)  move suddenly and rapidly
E.g. Your eyes take them in, then [___] away to something else.

Spelling Word: dart
Read [Esc] (72)  time each morning at which daylight first begins; beginning; start
E.g. When I again unclosed my eyes, a loud bell was ringing; day had not yet begun to [___], and a rush light or two burned in the room.

Spelling Word: dawn
Read [Esc] (73)  remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
E.g. A full year after the earthquake in Mexico City, they were still carting away the [___].

Spelling Word: debris
Read [Esc] (74)  suitable; modest.; honorable; meeting accepted standards
E.g. I wandered the theatre – an old one from the thirties - kept in [___] repair by those that love movies.

Spelling Word: decent
Read [Esc] (75)  state clearly; make known formally or officially
E.g. A distinct and near voice said, "The marriage cannot go on: I [___] the existence of an impediment."

Spelling Word: declare
Read [Esc] (76)  scarcity; lack or shortage, especially of something essential to health
E.g. It has been demonstrated that a blood protein [___] is the cause of this inherited illness.

Spelling Word: deficiency
Read [Esc] (77)  show clearly and deliberately; manifest; confirm; prove
E.g. After a series of drug scandals, this was Major League Baseball's chance to [___] its determination to crack down on the cheats.

Spelling Word: demonstrate
Read [Esc] (78)  thick; crowded closely together; compact
E.g. It's mountainous country, just a few kilometers from the border with Serbia; [___] woodland surrounds the site.

Spelling Word: dense
Read [Esc] (79)  take off; leave; set out
E.g. I too have some to see and ask after in England, before I [___] for ever.

Spelling Word: depart
Read [Esc] (80)  money given as a guarantee or security
E.g. In the meantime, she could keep the $400,000 in a secure investment such as a term [___] or money market fund.

Spelling Word: deposit
Read [Esc] (81)  worthwhile; worth doing or achieving; advisable
E.g. A number of other factors coincide to make a June election [___] for the government.

Spelling Word: desirable
Read [Esc] (82)  ultimate goal; place to which one is going or directed
E.g. It's an ageing coaster and reportedly in poor condition, but even so, it should have got back to Benin - its declared [___] - by now.

Spelling Word: destination
Read [Esc] (83)  technique or means; instrument; machine used to perform one or more relatively simple tasks
E.g. Anti-gravity [___] could change air travel.

Spelling Word: device
Read [Esc] (84)  emitting only a small amount of light; lacking in brightness
E.g. Night vision declines as well; therefore, trying to read labels in [___] lighting may lead to errors.

Spelling Word: dim
Read [Esc] (85)  relating to diplomacy; marked by tact and sensitivity in dealing with others
E.g. Well, the secretary of state's trip to Canada is putting a brand new spin on the term [___] relations.

Spelling Word: diplomatic
Read [Esc] (86)  trait of being well behaved ; act of punishing ; system of rules of conduct or method of practice
E.g. Here in the heart of conservative Texas, young criminals, murderers are forced to confront military style [___].

Spelling Word: discipline
Read [Esc] (87)  strong feelings of dislike; offend the taste or moral sense of
E.g. “I was surprised," said Stillman, who yelled in [___] from the penalty box.

Spelling Word: disgust
Read [Esc] (88)  stop considering; end employment or service of; discharge; refuse to accept or recognize
E.g. Believing in John's love for her, she can [___] the notion that he might be unfaithful.

Spelling Word: dismiss
Read [Esc] (89)  upset; throw into confusion or disorder
E.g. There's been some suggestion the cyclone could [___] oil tanker traffic in the Strait of Hormuz, the narrow waterway between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran.

Spelling Word: disrupt
Read [Esc] (90)  upset; bother; trouble emotionally or mentally; put out of order; disarrange
E.g. He has vowed to challenge government warnings not to [___] the country's stability and continue his political work.

Spelling Word: disturb
Read [Esc] (91)  the shorter of two telegraphic signals used in Morse code; very small circular shape
E.g. Financial markets haven't seen anything like this since the [___] com boom of the late 1990s, which was followed by an equally dramatic crash.

Spelling Word: dot
Read [Esc] (92)  rough outline; draw up an outline; sketch
E.g. Now governments are re-writing the EU's governing treaty and the [___] version is considered by the EU's leaders in Brussels.

Spelling Word: draft
Read [Esc] (93)  striking; sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect
E.g. The technique could lead to a [___] increase in the worldwide stocks of blood available for transfusion.

Spelling Word: dramatic
Read [Esc] (94)  very unpleasant; distasteful or shocking
E.g. 'No, no! The adventures first,' said the Gryphon in an impatient tone: 'explanations take such a [___] time.'

Spelling Word: dreadful
Read [Esc] (95)  lacking responsiveness or alertness; intellectually weak or obtuse
E.g. It seemed quite [___] and stupid for life to go on in the common way.

Spelling Word: dull
Read [Esc] (96)  sell at artificially low prices; throw away as refuse
E.g. Critics argue they encourage Europe’s farmers to [___] produce on world markets.

Spelling Word: dump
Read [Esc] (97)  one that corresponds exactly to another, especially an original; identical copy; facsimile
E.g. And now, sir, to reward you for the accurate guess, I will promise to paint you a careful and faithful [___] of this picture.

Spelling Word: duplicate
Read [Esc] (98)  special attention or effort directed toward something; stress
E.g. They also said that there was too much [___] placed on protecting the liberty of individuals at the expense of broader social justice.

Spelling Word: emphasis
Read [Esc] (99)  stress; underscore; utter or pronounce with a particular stress of voice
E.g. The only reason to note this is to [___] that Indians were a special case created by the peculiar history of the United States.

Spelling Word: emphasize
Read [Esc] (100)  very great in size, extent, number, or degrees; huge; massive
E.g. An [___] puppy was looking down at her with large round eyes, and feebly stretching out one paw, trying to touch her.

Spelling Word: enormous
Read [Esc] (101)  union of parts in a whole; a coordinated outfit or costume; a coordinated set of furniture
E.g. It's hard to tell what color the Second Lady's [___] is due to the lighting, but we're calling it a deep purple.

Spelling Word: ensemble
Read [Esc] (102)  having the same quantity, measure, or value as another; identical
E.g. By combining their weight, China and Russia are making it clear: they have a voice of [___] importance to the United States.

Spelling Word: equal
Read [Esc] (103)  ultimately; in the final result or issue; in the end
E.g. Some believe California's move will shame other states and [___] the federal government into action on the matter.

Spelling Word: eventually
Read [Esc] (104)  substitute; trade in; give in return for something received
E.g. It's demanding fuel oil and an end to sanctions in [___] for a nuclear freeze.

Spelling Word: exchange
Read [Esc] (105)  show, make visible or apparent
E.g. The Metropolitan Museum plans to [___] Goya's works this month.

Spelling Word: exhibit
Read [Esc] (106)  specialized knowledge; expert skill
E.g. Although she was knowledgeable in a number of fields, she was hired for her particular [___] in computer programming.

Spelling Word: expertise
Read [Esc] (107)  tending or serving to sudden outburst; sudden and loud
E.g. Edmonton police found what they describe as [___] devices in the car and on one of the suspects.

Spelling Word: explosive
Read [Esc] (108)  service, space, and equipment provided for a particular purpose
E.g. Reports say that three police officers guarding an oil [___] were killed but no hostages were taken.

Spelling Word: facility
Read [Esc] (109)  lacking vigor, force, or effectiveness; faint; frail
E.g. General Anderson, who is in [___] health, has been superseded in command of the Federal forces in Kentucky by General Sherman.

Spelling Word: feeble
Read [Esc] (110)  strain; pass liquid or gas through device that blocks some matter by particular criterion
E.g. This [___] is able to detect invalid clicks in real-time, with the goal of removing them before they ever show up in the AdWords console.

Spelling Word: filter
Read [Esc] (111)  sudden outburst of emotion; glare; shine; shine with sudden light
E.g. The night sky began to [___] with the massive bombardment.

Spelling Word: flare
Read [Esc] (112)  transient; brief; temporary; passing quickly
E.g. Sometimes, for a [___] moment, I thought I caught a glance, heard a tone, beheld a form, which announced the realization of my dream.

Spelling Word: fleeting
Read [Esc] (113)  workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammering
E.g. All the metal parts will be made in their [___].

Spelling Word: forge
Read [Esc] (114)  segment; fragment; a small proportion of
E.g. To add insult to injury, this whole island is a duty-free zone and cigarettes cost a [___] of the heavily-taxed tobacco in the rest of Norway.

Spelling Word: fraction
Read [Esc] (115)  scent; aroma; distinctive odor that is pleasant
E.g. It was full of the [___] of new bread and the warmth of a generous fire.

Spelling Word: fragrance
Read [Esc] (116)  transport commercially as cargo; load with goods; goods carried by a large vehicle
E.g. Lots of closing of retail stores and factories only means more declines in [___] demand.

Spelling Word: freight
Read [Esc] (117)  union; act of melting together by heat
E.g. True, the energy released in [___] is less than using He-3, but is magnitude cheaper and faster.

Spelling Word: fusion
Read [Esc] (118)  trash; worthless or nonsensical matter; food wastes
E.g. So many better candidates and this [___] is what you picked?

Spelling Word: garbage
Read [Esc] (119)  toothed machine part, such as a wheel or cylinder, to transmit motion or to change speed or direction
E.g. We are getting word that the nose [___] has been lowered, but the main one is not down.

Spelling Word: gear
Read [Esc] (120)  worldwide; international; having the shape of a globe
E.g. President Putin has said that Russia has not yet decided whether to ratify the Kyoto Protocol, the treaty aimed at reducing [___] warming.

Spelling Word: global
Read [Esc] (121)  rumor; malicious report about other people; light informal conversation for social occasions
E.g. Every Italian chat show, [___] column, and newspaper, is full of the speculation of where the Hollywood couple will marry.

Spelling Word: gossip
Read [Esc] (122)  large and impressive in size, scope, or extent
E.g. Alice had no idea what Latitude was, or Longitude either, but thought they were nice [___] words to say.

Spelling Word: grand
Read [Esc] (123)  represented by graph; described in vivid detail; clearly outlined
E.g. Read the story, then enlarge the title [___] to see what its about.

Spelling Word: graphic
Read [Esc] (124)  seriousness; solemn and dignified feeling; natural force between two massive bodies
E.g. We could tell we were in serious trouble from the [___] of the principal's expression.

Spelling Word: gravity
Read [Esc] (125)  unrelenting; rigid; dismal and gloomy; cold and forbidding
E.g. Robert held her gaze for a long time, his expression [___] and slightly troubled.

Spelling Word: grim