[Esc] (1) /'æbroʊgeɪt/ a. Syn. abolish abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority He intended to [___] the decree issued by his predecessor.
[Esc] (2) /'ækjʊmɛn, ə'kju:mɛn/ n. Syn. acuteness; insight mental keenness; quickness of perception However, her team's political [___] is clearly beyond mine, an Ivy League Medical Science Professor and NOT a Political "Science" Professor.
[Esc] (3) /ə'sɪdjʊəs/;/ə'sɪdʒʊəs/ a. Syn. diligent; persistent constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing or persistent He was [___], working at this task for weeks before he felt satisfied with his results.
[Esc] (4) /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.
[Esc] (5) /di:'faɪl/ v. Syn. pollute pollute; make dirty or spotty The hoodlums [___] the church with their scurrilous writing.
[Esc] (6) /dɪ'sɛmb(ə)l/ v. Syn. disguise; pretend disguise or conceal behind a false appearance; make a false show of Even though John tried to [___] his motive for taking modern dance, we all knew he was there not to dance but to meet girls.
[Esc] (7) /ɪ'bʌlɪənt/ a. showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm Amy's [___] nature could not be repressed; she' was always bubbling over with excitement.
[Esc] (8) /ɪ'fɛmərəl/ a. short-lived; enduring a very short time The mayfly is an [___] creature: its adult life lasts little more than a day.
[Esc] (9) /'hæknɪd/ a. Syn. commonplace repeated too often; over familiar through overuse When the reviewer criticized the movie for its [___] plot, we agreed; we had seen similar stories hundreds of times before.
[Esc] (10) /ɪm'pɜrtɪnənt/ a. Syn. rude improperly forward or bold; rude His neighbors' [___] curiosity about his lack of dates angered Ted; it was downright rude of them to ask him such personal questions.