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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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/'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.

Spelling Word: acumen
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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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/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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/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.

Spelling Word: dissemble
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/ɪ'bʌlɪənt/ a.
showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm
Amy's [___] nature could not be repressed; she' was always bubbling over with excitement.

Spelling Word: ebullient
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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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/'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.

Spelling Word: hackneyed
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/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.

Spelling Word: impertinent