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/'pɑrsɪmənɪ/;/-moʊnɪ/ n.
extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily
Because her father wouldn't let her buy a new iPhone, Annie accused him of [___].


Spelling Word: parsimony
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/proʊ'skraɪb/;/proʊ-/ v. Syn. banish; outlaw
command against; banish; outlaw
Antony, Octavius, and Lepidus united to [___] all those who had conspired against Julius Caesar.


Spelling Word: proscribe
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/'pjʊəraɪl/;/-rəl/ a. Syn. childish
childish; belonging to childhood; immature
His [___] pranks sometimes offended his more mature friends.


Spelling Word: puerile
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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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/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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/rɪ'pju:dɪeɪt/ v. Syn. disown
disown; refuse to acknowledge; reject validity or authority of
On separating from Tony, Tina announced that she would [___] all debts incurred by her soon-to-be ex-husband.


Spelling Word: repudiate
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/sə'gæsətɪ/ n.
quality of being sagacious; quickness or acuteness of sense perceptions; keenness of discernment; shrewdness
She was half sorry her [___] had miscarried, and half glad that Tom had stumbled into obedient conduct for once.


Spelling Word: sagacity
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/'sɜrvaɪl/;/'sɛrvl/ a. Syn. slavish; cringing
slavish; suitable to slave or servant; relating to servitude or forced labor
Constantly fawning on his employer, humble Uriah Heap was a [___] creature.


Spelling Word: servile
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/'sɒmnələnt/ a.
half asleep; inclined to drowsiness; tending to induce sleep
The heavy meal and the overheated room made us all [___] and indifferent to the speaker.


Spelling Word: somnolent
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/'spjʊərɪəs/ a. Syn. false; counterfeit; forged; illogical
false; counterfeit; forged; illogical
Natasha's claim to be the lost heir of the Romanoffs was spurious: the only thing Russian about her was the vodka she drank!.


Spelling Word: spurious