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acuity: Read  sharpness; acuteness of vision or perception; keenness

adroit: Read  skillful and adept under pressing conditions

adversity: Read  state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune

aesthetic: Read  elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste

alacrity: Read  cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness

allay: Read  calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve

aloof: Read  apart; remote in manner; distant physically or emotionally; reserved and remote

ambiguity: Read  state of being ambiguous; doubtfulness or uncertainty

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abstruse  Read
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secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated
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obscure; profound; difficult to understand.
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randomly chosen; determined by chance or impulse, and not by reason or principle
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state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes, such as love and hate
adroit  Read
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bring peace, quiet, or calm to; satisfy or relieve
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calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve
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mean or unfair artifice to obscure truth; deception by trickery or sophistry
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skillful and adept under pressing conditions
aesthetic  Read
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award of merit; expression of approval; praise
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support or prop up with or as if with a long narrow pillow or cushion
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introduce; bring up for discussion or debate; announce
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elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste
ambivalence  Read
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hot-tempered; easily angered; bad-tempered; expressing anger
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make shiny by rubbing; polish
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boaster; one given to loud, empty boasting; very talkative person
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state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes, such as love and hate
annex  Read
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medieval chemistry; magical or mysterious power or process of transforming
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elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste
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capable of containing a large quantity; spacious or roomy
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append or attach; take possession of; incorporate into an existing political unit
antediluvian  Read
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criticize severely; punish; revise or make corrections to publication
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relating to the brain or cerebrum; intellectual rather than emotional
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friendship; peaceful relations, as between nations
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antiquated; extremely old and ancient; belonging to very ancient times
arbitrary  Read
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obscure; profound; difficult to understand.
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randomly chosen; determined by chance or impulse, and not by reason or principle
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append or attach; take possession of; incorporate into an existing political unit
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mean or unfair artifice to obscure truth; deception by trickery or sophistry
brusque  Read
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abrupt and curt in manner or speech; rudely abrupt, unfriendly
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elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste
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straightforward; frank; free from prejudice; impartial
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flagrant; conspicuously obvious; loudly offensive
bulwark  Read
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large kettle or boiler of copper, brass, or iron
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capable of burning, corroding, dissolving, or eating away by chemical action
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earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends
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capable of containing a large quantity; spacious or roomy
burnish  Read
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youthful; immature; inexperienced; without feathers
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state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes, such as love and hate
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make shiny by rubbing; polish
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relating to the brain or cerebrum; intellectual rather than emotional
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Read [Esc]    rubbing away; tending to grind down


Spelling Word: abrasive
Read [Esc]    abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority


Spelling Word: abrogate
Read [Esc]    unpleasantly sharp or bitter to taste or smell; bitterly pungent


Spelling Word: acrid
Read [Esc]    medieval chemistry; magical or mysterious power or process of transforming


Spelling Word: alchemy
Read [Esc]    calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve


Spelling Word: allay
Read [Esc]    feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent


Spelling Word: apathetic
Read [Esc]    untrue; of questionable authorship or authenticity; erroneous; fictitious


Spelling Word: apocryphal
Read [Esc]    capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive


Spelling Word: apprehensive
Read [Esc]    no longer current or applicable; antiquated


Spelling Word: archaic
Read [Esc]    hypocrite, especially, superstitious hypocrite; one who is strongly partial to one's own group, religion, race, or politics


Spelling Word: bigot