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Read [Esc] (1)  dull and uninteresting; lacking distinct or individual
E.g.The private detective was a short, [___] fellow with no outstanding features, the sort of person one would never notice in a crowd.


Spelling Word: nondescript
Read [Esc] (2)  person of no importance; something that does not exist or that exists only in imagination
E.g.Because the two older princes dismissed their youngest brother as a [___], they did not realize that he was quietly plotting to seize the throne.


Spelling Word: nonentity
Read [Esc] (3)  not influenced by emotions; having actual existence or reality
E.g.Even though he was her son, she tried to be [___] about his behavior.


Spelling Word: objective
Read [Esc] (4)  hateful; arousing strong dislike, aversion, or intense displeasure
E.g.Cinderella's ugly stepsisters had the [___] habit of popping their zits in public.


Spelling Word: odious
Read [Esc] (5)  maker and seller of eyeglasses
E.g.The patient took the prescription given him by his oculist to the [___].


Spelling Word: optician
Read [Esc] (6)  swing back and forth with a steady, uninterrupted rhythm; vibrate pendulum like; waver
E.g.It is interesting to note how public opinions [___] between the extremes of optimism and pessimism.


Spelling Word: oscillate
Read [Esc] (7)  showy; pretentious; trying to attract attention
E.g.Donald Trump's latest casino in Atlantic City is the most [___] gambling palace in the East.


Spelling Word: ostentatious
Read [Esc] (8)  a set of clothing, often with accessories; a set of tools or equipment for a specialized purpose
E.g.Every day her [___] is analyzed as if it were fashion week.


Spelling Word: outfit
Read [Esc] (9)  outsmart; trick; beat through cleverness and wit
E.g.By disguising himself as an old woman, Holmes was able to [___] his pursuers and escape capture.


Spelling Word: outwit
Read [Esc] (10)  open to view; not secret or hidden
E.g.According to the United States Constitution, a person must commit an [___] act before he may be tried for treason.


Spelling Word: overt