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n.
unmarried men; the first or lowest academic degree conferred by universities and colleges


Spelling Word: bachelor
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n. Syn. support; mainstay
support; mainstay; vertebrate spine or spinal column


Spelling Word: backbone
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a.
directed to the back or rear; unwilling; averse; reluctant; hesitating; undeveloped


Spelling Word: backward
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n.
back and sides of a pig salted and smoked


Spelling Word: bacon
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n.
single celled organism with no nucleus


Spelling Word: bacterium
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n.
distinctive mark, token, or sign worn on the person


Spelling Word: badge
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n.
game played on a court with light long-handled rackets


Spelling Word: badminton
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v. Syn. frustrate; perplex
frustrate as by confusing or perplexing; impede force or movement of


Spelling Word: baffle
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n. Syn. luggage; packing
trunks, bags, parcels, and suitcases in which one carries one's belongings while traveling; luggage


Spelling Word: baggage
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v. Syn. harass; tease
harass; tease; lure, entice, or entrap


Spelling Word: bait
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v.
prepare, as food, by cooking in a dry heat, either in an oven or under coals, or on heated stone or metal


Spelling Word: bake
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n. Syn. equilibrium; symmetry; stability
being in equilibrium; equilibrium; symmetry; stability


Spelling Word: balance
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n.
platform projecting from the wall of a building


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a. Syn. hairless
hairless; lacking a natural or usual covering


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


Spelling Word: ballet
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n.
large non-rigid bag filled with gas or heated air


Spelling Word: balloon
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n.
large room used mainly for dancing


Spelling Word: ballroom
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n.
plant of the family of grasses, and genus Bambusa, growing in tropical countries


Spelling Word: bamboo
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n. Syn. orchestra; team
orchestra; team; strip; ribbon; belt; unite; ally


Spelling Word: band
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n.
strip of woven material, used in dressing and binding up wounds


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n.
a vigorous blow; a conspicuous success


Spelling Word: bang
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n.
person in charge of the bank in a gambling game; one who owns or is an executive in a bank


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a.
penniless, without any money; financially ruined


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n. Syn. flag; sign
flag; sign; a newspaper headline that runs across the full page


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n. Syn. feast
feast; entertainment of eating and drinking


Spelling Word: banquet
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n. Syn. caf‚
a counter where you can obtain food or drink; cafe; strip; stick


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n. Syn. haircutter; shaver
haircutter; one whose business is to cut hair and to shave or trim beards


Spelling Word: barber
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a. Syn. naked; nude
lacking the usual or appropriate covering or clothing


Spelling Word: bare
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ad. Syn. just; only
just; only; hardly; scarcely


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n.
agreement between parties concerning the sale of property


Spelling Word: bargain
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n. Syn. flatboat
flatboat; long, large boat for transporting freight that is unpowered and towed or pushed by other craft


Spelling Word: barge
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n. Syn. yelp; howl
sound made by a dog; harsh sound uttered by a dog


Spelling Word: bark
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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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n.
instrument for determining the weight or pressure of the atmosphere


Spelling Word: barometer
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n.
title or degree of nobility


Spelling Word: baron
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n. Syn. vessel
vessel; large cylindrical container


Spelling Word: barrel
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a. Syn. desolate
desolate; fruitless and unproductive; lacking


Spelling Word: barren
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n. Syn. obstacle; hindrance; hurdle
obstacle; structure built to bar passage; boundary or limit


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v. Syn. trade; exchange
trade goods or services without the exchange of money


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n.
game played with a bat and ball by two opposing teams of nine players; ball used in this game


Spelling Word: baseball
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n. Syn. cellar
cellar; storage room


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


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v. Syn. lave; immerse
wash by immersion, as in a bath; subject to bath; lave; immerse or cover one's self


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v.
beat with successive blows; beat repeatedly and with violence


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n.
beating or pounding; set of guns or heavy artillery; dry cell that produces electric current


Spelling Word: battery
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n.
inlet of the sea, usually smaller than a gulf; small body of water set off from the main body


Spelling Word: bay
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n.
market consisting of a street lined with shops and stalls, especially one in the Middle East


Spelling Word: bazaar
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n. Syn. pearl; drops; droplet
small piece of material, such as glass, plastic, or wood, that is pierced for stringing


Spelling Word: bead
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n. Syn. nib
nib ;horny projecting mouth of a bird


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n. Syn. rafter; brace
ray of light; long piece of metal or wood; long piece fixed or movable in structure, machine, or tool


Spelling Word: beam
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n.
various edible seeds; small oval or roundish seed, berry, nut, or lump


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v. Syn. support; sustain
support; sustain; carry; have; yield; give birth; hold up or support


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n.
carrying another part; patient endurance; suffering without complaint; act of producing or giving birth


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v. Syn. whip; strike; defeat
whip; strike; defeat; hit repeatedly


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v.
suit or be suitable to; be worthy of, or proper for; cause to appear well; grow or come to be


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ad. Syn. previously; aforetime
in state of anticipation; in advance; by way of preparation


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n. Syn. represent
represent; advantage, benefit, interest of someone


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v. Syn. perform; [___] oneself
perform; conduct oneself in a proper way


Spelling Word: behave
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n. Syn. conduct; manner
conduct; manner


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n.
part of human body which extends downward from breast to thighs, and contains bowels; womb


Spelling Word: belly
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a.
greatly loved; dear to the heart


Spelling Word: beloved
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ad. Syn. beneath; under
under, or lower in place; beneath not so high; inferior to in rank; unworthy of


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v.
strain or move out of a straight line; curve; turn toward some certain point


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ad. Syn. below; under
lower in place, with something directly over or on; under; underneath; below


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a. Syn. helpful; useful
helpful; tending to promote physical well-being


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n.
person entitled to benefits or proceeds of an insurance policy or will


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n. Syn. welfare; gain
advantage; something that aids or promotes well-being ; welfare; gain


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a. Syn. generous; charitable
generous in providing aid to others; charitable


Spelling Word: benevolent
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a.
determined to do or have


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ad.
over and above; separate or distinct from; in addition to; other than


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v. Syn. present
give as gift; present


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n.
stake or pledge upon the event of a contingent issue; amount or object risked in a wager


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v. Syn. reveal
be unfaithful; reveal unconsciously or unwillingly


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n. Syn. refreshment
liquids for drinking, usually excluding water; refreshment


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v. Syn. confuse
lead into perplexity or confusion; perplex with mazes


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n. Syn. prejudice; preference
preference or inclination, especially one that inhibits impartial judgment; influence in unfair way


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v.
make an offer of; propose; offer in words; declare, as a wish, a greeting, a threat, or defiance


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n. Syn. invoice
invoice; act; proposal; statement or list of particulars, such as a theater program or menu


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n.
the number that is represented as a one followed by 9 zeros


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v. Syn. contract; cohere; stick
tie, or confine with a cord, band, or chain; make fast; contract; cohere or stick together


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n.
one who writes a book about somebody's life


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


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n.
scientist who studies living organisms


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v.
pierce skin with teeth; seize with the teeth; sting with a stinger; eat into; have a sharp taste


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a. Syn. painful; acrid; acrimonious
harsh or corrosive in tone; painful; acrid; acrimonious


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n.
sharp and bitter manner


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n.
one who forges and shapes iron with a hammer and anvil


Spelling Word: blacksmith
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n.
flat part of the leaf, of any plant, especially of gramineous plants; cutting part of an instrument


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v. Syn. condemn; rebuke
condemn; rebuke; find fault with; censure


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a.
of a white or pale color; without color; empty; void


Spelling Word: blank
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n.
heavy, loosely woven fabric, usually of wool, and having a nap, used in bed clothing


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n. Syn. explode; burst
explode; burst; gale; very strong gust of wind or air


Spelling Word: blast
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n. Syn. flame
brilliant burst of fire; destructive fire; flame


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v. Syn. whiten; blanch
make white or colorless; blanch


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v.
emit blood; lose blood; withdraw blood from the body


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n. Syn. combination; mixture
combination; mixture; forming uniform mixture


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v.
make or pronounce holy; consecrate; make happy


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n. Syn. boon; benediction
praying for divine protection; formal act of giving approval


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v. Syn. chunk
hinder; obstruct; indicate broadly without great detail; sketch


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n. Syn. flower; blossom
flower; blossom; best time of youth; period of greatest prosperity or productivity


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n.
reproductive organ of plants, especially one having showy or colorful parts


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n.
spot or stain, as of ink on paper; blur; weak point or failing


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n. Syn. error
serious mistake typically caused by ignorance or confusion


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a. Syn. insensitive
having a dull edge or end; not sharp; lacking in feeling; insensitive


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


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n. Syn. lumber; plank
a committee having supervisory powers; a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose


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n.
wooden boards collectively; act of entering a ship; supplying with meals and lodgings for pay


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v. Syn. brag; vaunt
show off oneself; speak of with excessive pride


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n.
guard to protect or defend person; lifeguard


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v.
be agitated; pass from a liquid to vapor when heated; be excited with passion; heat in water


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a. Syn. brave; daring; intrepid; impudent
brave; daring; intrepid; impudent


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v. Syn. dash
dash or dart off; move or jump suddenly


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n. Syn. link; tie; connection
link; connection; uniting force or tie; binding agreement; duty


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n.
an extra dividend to the shareholders; money paid in addition to a stated compensation


Spelling Word: bonus
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n.
case with shelves for holding books, especially one with glazed doors


Spelling Word: bookcase
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n. Syn. bonanza; prosperity
bonanza; prosperity; prosper; expand; flourish


Spelling Word: boom
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a.
deep and resonant; flourishing; thriving


Spelling Word: booming
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v. Syn. raise; advance
raise; advance; push or shove upward


Spelling Word: boost
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n.
house or shed built for temporary occupation; covered stall or temporary structure


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n.
outer part or edge of anything, as of a garment, a garden; margin; verge; brink; boundary


Spelling Word: border
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v. Syn. drill
drill; make a hole in or through, with or as if with a drill


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a. Syn. tiresome; tedious
uninteresting and tiresome; dull


Spelling Word: boring
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v. Syn. disturb; puzzle
annoy; trouble; make agitated or nervous; fluster


Spelling Word: bother
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v. Syn. jolt; rebound
jolt; rebound after having struck an object or a surface


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n. Syn. limit; constraint
tied; held; committed; limit; constraint; leap; jump


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n. Syn. border; frontier
dividing line; border; frontier


Spelling Word: boundary
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a.
middle class; selfishly materialistic; dully conventional


Spelling Word: bourgeois
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n.
inclination of head, or bending of body for reverence, respect, civility, or submission; bending or rounded part of ship forward


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v.
throw or roll a ball; move quickly and smoothly, especially by rolling


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v.
refrain from buying or using


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n.
something which holds anything tightly or supports it firmly, as bandage, cord, or rod;


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n. Syn. intelligence; intellect
organ or seat of intellect; understanding or imagination


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n.
a piece of mechanism for retarding or stopping motion by friction


Spelling Word: brake
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n.
burning piece of wood; mark made by burning with a hot iron; distinctive mark upon in any way


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n. Syn. violation; infringement
breaking of contract or duty


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n. Syn. width; extent
measure or dimension from side to side; width; extent


Spelling Word: breadth
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n.
opportunity to do something; pause or interval, as from work; sudden change


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n.
process of failing to function or continue; sudden collapse in physical or mental health; summary of itemized data


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n.
act of overcoming or penetrating an obstacle or restriction


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n.
air that is inhaled and exhaled in respiration


Spelling Word: breath
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v. Syn. respire
respire; inhale and exhale air


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v. Syn. raise; hatch; mate
raise; produce offspring; give birth to or hatch; mate


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n. Syn. light wind
light current of air; gentle wind; progress swiftly and effortlessly


Spelling Word: breeze
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n.
something serving to influence or persuade; reward or gift with a view to prevent judgment


Spelling Word: bribe
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n.
headgear with which a horse is directed and which carries a bit and reins


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a.
short in time, duration, length, or extent; concise


Spelling Word: brief
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v. Syn. lighten
lighten; cheer; encourage; make or become bright or brighter


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n. Syn. cleverness; magnificence
cleverness; magnificence


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a.
full of light; shining; bright; sharp and clear in tone


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n. Syn. brink; edge
brink; edge


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n. Syn. verge; border
edge, margin, or border of a steep place verge


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


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a.
easily broken; having little elasticity


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n.
message that is transmitted by radio or television; radio or television show


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v. Syn. widen; expand
widen; grow broad or broader


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n. Syn. pamphlet
pamphlet; small book usually having paper cover


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


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v.
think long and anxiously; be in a state of gloomy, serious thought


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n. Syn. creek; stream
creek; stream


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a.
of dark color, of various shades between black and red or yellow


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v.
injure, as by a blow or collision; contuse; fight with the fists


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a.
like a brute; savage; cruel; inhuman; merciless


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a.
not having sensation; senseless; inanimate; unconscious; without intelligence


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n. Syn. foam
foam; dome-shaped covering made of transparent glass or plastic; fantastic or impracticable idea or belief


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n.
vessel for drawing up water from a well; vessel for hoisting and conveying coal, ore, grain


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n. Syn. shoot; sprout
one that is not yet fully developed; sprout


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n. Syn. estimate
estimate; a sum of money allocated for a particular purpose


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n.
table with food set out for people to serve themselves; meal at which people help themselves to food that's been set out


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n.
general name applied to various insects


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n.
rounded part of a cylindrical structure; electric lamp consisting of a glass ball


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n. Syn. majority; mass
majority; main part; volume; mass


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a. Syn. cumbersome; unwieldy; clumsy
of large size for its weight


Spelling Word: bulky
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n.
male of any species of cattle; large, strong, and aggressive person; optimist regarding business conditions


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n.
brief statement of facts; any public notice or announcement; a periodical publication


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n.
gold and silver in the form of bars


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n. Syn. lump; bulge
impact as from a collision; lump on the body caused by a blow


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n. Syn. clump; cluster; gathering
clump; cluster; gathering


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n. Syn. packet; parcel
packet; a package of things tied together; a large sum of money


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a.
not easily borne; wearing; causing uneasiness or fatigue


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n.
over-regulated administrative system


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n. Syn. grave
grave or tomb; ritual placing of a corpse in a grave; concealing something under the ground


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n. Syn. shrub
place abounding in trees or shrubs; wild forest


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n.
rightful concern or responsibility; occupation, work, or trade in which a person is engaged; commercial enterprise


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n. Syn. slaughterer
one whose job is to kill animals for food; one who kills in large numbers, or with unusual cruelty; vendor, especially on train or in theater


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n.
oily, unctuous substance obtained from cream or milk by churning


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n.
insect typically having a slender body with broad colorful wings


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n.
confusion of activity and gossip; sound of rapid vibration


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a.
past; gone by


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n.
channel used to conduct gas or liquid around another pipe or a fixture; conductor having low resistance in parallel


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