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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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/kɒnflə'greɪʃ(ə)n/ a.
large destructive fire; burning; large-scale military conflict
After the [___] had finally died down, the city center was nothing but a mass of blackened embers.

Spelling Word: conflagration
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/dɪ'kraɪ/ v. Syn. disparage
express strong disapproval of; disparage
The founder of the Children's Defense Fund, Marian Wright Edelman, would strongly [___] the lack of financial and moral support for children in America today.

Spelling Word: decry
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/'dɛprɪkeɪt/ v. Syn. belittle
express disapproval of; protest against; belittle
A firm believer in old-fashioned courtesy, Miss Post must [___] the modern tendency to address new acquaintances by their first names.

Spelling Word: deprecate
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/ɪ'gri:dʒəs/ a. Syn. notorious
notorious; conspicuously bad or shocking
She was an [___] liar; we all knew better than to believe a word she said.

Spelling Word: egregious
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/'ɛnəveɪt/ v. Syn. weaken
weaken or destroy strength or vitality of; remove a nerve or part of a nerve
She was slow to recover from her illness; even a short walk to the window would [___] her.

Spelling Word: enervate
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/ɪ'fɛmərəl/ a.
short-lived; enduring a very short time
The mayfly is an [___] creature: its adult life lasts little more than a day.

Spelling Word: ephemeral
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/'ɛkspɪeɪt/ v. Syn. atone
make amends or pay the penalty for; relieve or cleanse of guilt
He tried to [___] his crimes by a full confession to the authorities.

Spelling Word: expiate
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/ɪm'plækəb(ə)l/ a.
incapable of being pacified; not to be relieved;
Madame Defarge was the [___] enemy of the Evremonde family.

Spelling Word: implacable
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/ɪn'ɛfəb(ə)l/ a. Syn. unutterable
unutterable; cannot be expressed in speech
Such [___] joy must be experienced; it cannot be described.

Spelling Word: ineffable