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/'ɒbdjʊrɪt/;/'ɑbdərɪt/ a. Syn. stubborn; inflexible
hardened in wrongdoing or wickedness; not giving in to persuasion
He was [___] in his refusal to listen to our complaints.


Spelling Word: obdurate
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/ə'bli:k/ a. Syn. inclined
having slanting or sloping direction, course, or position; inclined
Casting a quick, [___] glance at the reviewing stand, the sergeant ordered the company to march.


Spelling Word: oblique
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/əb'strɛpərəs/ a.
noisily aggressive; making great noise or outcry
What do you do when an [___] horde of drunken policemen goes carousing through your hotel, crashing into potted plants and singing vulgar songs?.


Spelling Word: obstreperous
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/'oʊdɪəs/ a. Syn. hateful; vile
hateful; arousing strong dislike, aversion, or intense displeasure
Cinderella's ugly stepsisters had the [___] habit of popping their zits in public.


Spelling Word: odious
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/'pælɪeɪt/ v.
lessen violence of disease; moderate intensity; gloss over with excuses
Not content merely to [___] the patient's sores and cankers, the researcher sought a means of wiping out the disease.


Spelling Word: palliate
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/pɜrtɪ'neɪʃəs/;/-tn'eɪʃəs/ a. Syn. stubborn; persistent
stubbornly or perversely persistent; unyielding; obstinate
He is bound to succeed because his [___] nature will not permit him to quit.


Spelling Word: pertinacious
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/'prʊərɪənt/ a.
having or causing lustful thoughts and desires; having eager desire for something
Aroused by his [___] impulses, the dirty old man leered at the sweet young thing and offered to give her a sample of his "prowess.".


Spelling Word: prurient
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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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/pʌŋk'tɪlɪəs/ a.
marked by precise accordance with details
Percy is [___] about observing the rules of etiquette whenever Miss Manners invites him to stay.


Spelling Word: punctilious
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/rɪ'sɪnd/ v. Syn. cancel; annul; repeal
cancel; make void; repeal or annul
To change or [___] is justified only when re-estimate of all of the available facts.


Spelling Word: rescind