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/'æbroʊgeɪt/ a. Syn. abolish
abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority
He intended to [___] the decree issued by his predecessor.


Spelling Word: abrogate
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/'æroʊgeɪt/ v.
claim without justification; claim for oneself without right
Lynn watch in astonishments as her coworkers [___] the credit for her brilliant work in the project.


Spelling Word: arrogate
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/bu:n/ n. Syn. blessing; benefit
blessing; benefit bestowed, especially in response to a request
The recent rains that filled our empty reservoirs were a [___] to the whole community.


Spelling Word: boon
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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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/'koʊdʒənt/ a. Syn. convincing
reasonable and convincing; based on evidence; forcefully persuasive
It was inevitable that David chose to go to Harvard: he had several [___] reasons for doing so, including a full-tuition scholarship.


Spelling Word: cogent
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/di:'faɪl/ v. Syn. pollute
pollute; make dirty or spotty
The hoodlums [___] the church with their scurrilous writing.


Spelling Word: defile
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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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/fə'leɪʃəs/ a. Syn. false; deceptive
false; tending to mislead; deceptive
Paradoxically, [___] reasoning does not always yield erroneous results: even though your logic may be faulty, the answer you get may nevertheless be correct.


Spelling Word: fallacious
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/'fɪər(ə)l/ a. Syn. wild
not domestic; wild; existing in wild or untamed state
Abandoned by their owners, dogs may revert to their [___] state, roaming the woods in packs.


Spelling Word: feral
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/'gærʊləs/ a. Syn. wordy; talkative
talking much and repetition of unimportant or trivial details
My Uncle Henry can outtalk any three people I know. He is the most [___] person in Cayuga County.


Spelling Word: garrulous