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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'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.


Spelling Word: assiduous
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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'nʌndrəm/ n. Syn. riddle
riddle; difficult problem; dilemma
For this reason, the best way out of this [___] is a political compromise.


Spelling Word: conundrum
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/kju:'pɪdɪtɪ/ n. Syn. greed
greed; excessive desire, especially for wealth
The defeated people could not satisfy the [___] of the conquerors, who demanded excessive tribute.


Spelling Word: cupidity
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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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/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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/hə'ræŋ/ n.
noisy speech; speech or piece of writing with strong feeling or expression
In her lengthy [___], the principal berated the offenders.


Spelling Word: harangue
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/'ɪnkoʊət/ a. Syn. rudimentary; elementary
recently begun; imperfectly formed or developed; elementary
Before the Creation, the world was an [___] mass.


Spelling Word: inchoate
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/ɪnkɒntrə'vɜrtɪb(ə)l/ a. Syn. indisputable
indisputable; not open to question
Unless you find the evidence against my client absolutely [___], you must declare her not guilty of this charge.


Spelling Word: incontrovertible