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/brʊsk/;/brʌsk/ a. Syn. blunt; abrupt
abrupt and curt in manner or speech; rudely abrupt, unfriendly
Was Bruce too [___] when he brushed off Bob's request with a curt "Not now!"?

Spelling Word: brusque
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/kə'dʒoʊl/ v.
influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering
Diane tried to [___] her father into letting her drive the family car.

Spelling Word: cajole
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/dɪ'raɪd/ v. Syn. ridicule
ridicule; make fun of; laugh at with contempt
The critics [___] his pretentious dialogue and refused to consider his play seriously.

Spelling Word: deride
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/ɛk'spʌndʒ/ v. Syn. cancel; remove
cancel; remove; erase or strike out
If you behave, I will [___] this notation from your record.

Spelling Word: expunge
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/ɛk'stænt/ a.
still in existence; not destroyed, lost, or extinct
Although the book is out of print, some copies are still [___]. Unfortunately, all of them are in libraries or private collections; none are for sale.

Spelling Word: extant
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/ɪk'stɔl/ v. Syn. praise; glorify
praise highly; glorify; celebrate
In his speech, the president will [___] the astronauts, calling them the pioneers of the Space Age.

Spelling Word: extol
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/ɪm'pɪərɪəs/ a. Syn. dictatorial
urgent or pressing; able to deal authoritatively; dictatorial
Jane rather liked a man to be masterful, but Mr. Rochester seemed so bent on getting his own way that he was actually imperious!

Spelling Word: imperious
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/ɪndɪ'fætɪgəb(ə)l/ a. Syn. tireless
tireless; showing sustained enthusiastic action
Although the effort of taking out the garbage tired Wayne out for the entire morning, when it came to partying, he was [___].

Spelling Word: indefatigable
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/ɪn'dʒɛnjʊəs/ a. Syn. young; unsophisticated
naive and trusting; young; unsophisticated
The woodsman had not realized how [___] Little Red Riding Hood was until he heard that she had gone off for a walk in the woods with the Big Bad Wolf.

Spelling Word: ingenuous
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/lə'kɒnɪk/ a. Syn. concise
brief; effectively cut short; marked by use of few words
Many of the characters portrayed by Clint Eastwood are [___] types: strong men of few words.

Spelling Word: laconic