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/'ædʌmbreɪt/ v. Syn. overshadow; shade
give hint or indication of something; disclose partially or guardedly; overshadow; shade
Her constant complaining about the job would [___] her intent to leave.


Spelling Word: adumbrate
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/ə'næθəmə/ n.
solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse
To the Ayatolla, America and the West were anathema; he loathed the democratic nations, cursing them in his dying words.


Spelling Word: anathema
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/krɪ'dju:lɪtɪ/;/krɪ'du:lɪtɪ/ n.
readiness of belief; disposition to believe on slight evidence
The rascal lives on the [___] of the people.


Spelling Word: credulity
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/ɪs'tʃu:/ v. Syn. avoid; escape
avoid; refuse to use or participate in; stand aloof from
Hoping to present himself to his girlfriend as a totally reformed character, he tried to [___] all the vices, especially chewing tobacco and drinking bathtub gin.


Spelling Word: eschew
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/i:və'nɛs(ə)nt/;/ɛv-/ a. Syn. fleeting; vanishing
fleeting; vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor
Brandon's satisfaction in his new job was [___], for he immediately began to notice its many drawbacks.


Spelling Word: evanescent
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/'ɛkskʌlpeɪt/ v.
pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
The court will [___] him of the crime after the real criminal confesses.


Spelling Word: exculpate
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/fæ'stɪdɪəs/ a.
difficult to please; having complicated requirements; excessively particular demanding about details
Bobby was such a [___] eater that he would eat a sandwich only if his mother first cut off every scrap of crust.


Spelling Word: fastidious
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/'frækʃəs/ a. Syn. unruly; disobedient; irritable
inclined to make trouble; disobedient; irritable
Bucking and kicking, the [___] horse unseated its rider.


Spelling Word: fractious
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/hɪ'gɛmənɪ/;/'hɛdʒɛmoʊnɪ/ n.
domination, influence, or authority over another, especially by political group or nation over others
When Germany claimed [___] over Russia, Stalin was outraged.


Spelling Word: hegemony
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/ɪm'pɪndʒ/ v. Syn. infringe; touch
infringe; advance beyond usual limit; make physical impact on; touch
How could they be married not to [___] on one another's freedom?.


Spelling Word: impinge