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/ɒ'stɛnsɪb(ə)l/ a. Syn. apparent
put forth or held out as real, actual, or intended; proper or intended to be shown
Although the [___] purpose of this expedition is to discover new lands, we are really interested in finding new markets for our products.


Spelling Word: ostensible
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/'pærɪə/ n. Syn. untouchable
social outcast; person who is rejected from society or home
Shortly Tom came upon the juvenile [___] of the village, Huckleberry Finn, son of the town drunkard.


Spelling Word: pariah
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/'peɪθɒs/ n. Syn. pity
tender sorrow; pity; quality in art or literature that produces these feelings
The quiet tone of [___] that ran through the novel never degenerated into the maudlin or the overly sentimental.


Spelling Word: pathos
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/pə'fɪdɪəs/ a. Syn. treacherous; disloyal
tending to betray; disloyal; faithless
When Caesar realized that Brutus had betrayed him, he reproached his [___] friend.


Spelling Word: perfidious
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/prɪ'koʊʃəs/ a.
advanced in development; appearing or developing early
Listening to the grown-up way the child discussed serious topics, we couldn't help remarking how [___] she was.


Spelling Word: precocious
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/'proʊtɪɛn, 'proʊti:n/ a. Syn. versatile
versatile; able to take on many shapes; readily taking on varied shapes
A remarkably [___] actor, Alec Guinness could take on any role.


Spelling Word: protean
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/'pʌlkrɪtju:d/ n. Syn. beauty; comeliness
great physical beauty and appeal; attractive moral excellence; moral beauty
I do not envy the judges who have to select this year's Miss America from this collection of female [___].


Spelling Word: pulchritude
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/kwɪk'sɒtɪk/ a.
idealistic without regard to practicality
Constantly coming up with [___], unworkable schemes to save the world, Simon has his heart in the right place, but his head somewhere in the clouds.


Spelling Word: quixotic
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/rɪ'bju:k/ v. Syn. admonish; scold
scold harshly; criticize severely
No matter how sharply I [___] Huck for his misconduct, he never talks back but just stand there like a stump.


Spelling Word: rebuke
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/'rɛktɪtju:d/;/-tu:d/ n. Syn. uprightness
uprightness; moral virtue; correctness of judgment
The Eagle Scout was a model of [___].


Spelling Word: rectitude