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/æb'dʒʊə(r)/ v. Syn. renounce; abandon
renounce upon oath; abandon forever
He will [___] his allegiance to the king.

Spelling Word: abjure
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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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/kən'kɒmɪtənt/ a. Syn. accompanying
in conjunction with; accompanying; associated with
These two-sided attributes are known as [___] characteristics.

Spelling Word: concomitant
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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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/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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/ɪk'stɔl/ v. Syn. praise; glorify
praise highly; glorify; celebrate
In his speech, the president will [___] the astronauts, calling them the pioneers of the Space Age.

Spelling Word: extol
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/'flɒrɪd/;/'flɔ:rɪd/ a. Syn. ruddy; reddish
reddish; elaborately or excessively ornamented
If you go to beach and get a sunburn, your complexion will look [___].

Spelling Word: florid
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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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/hɪ'gɛmənɪ/;/'hɛdʒɛmoʊnɪ/ n.
domination, influence, or authority over another, especially by political group or nation over others
When Germany claimed [___] over Russia, Stalin was outraged.

Spelling Word: hegemony
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/ɪm'pæsɪv/ a.
without feeling; revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited
Refusing to let the enemy see how deeply shaken he was by his capture, the prisoner kept his face [___].

Spelling Word: impassive