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v. Syn. lower; humiliate
humiliate; lower or depress in rank or esteem


Spelling Word: abase
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v. Syn. renounce
give up, renounce, abandon, lay down, or withdraw from, as a right or claim


Spelling Word: abdicate
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n.
belly, or that part of the body between the thorax and the pelvis


Spelling Word: abdomen
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n. Syn. kidnap
criminal act of capturing and carrying away by force


Spelling Word: abduction
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v. Syn. encourage
aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage


Spelling Word: abet
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n. Syn. suspension
suspended action; temporary cessation or suspension


Spelling Word: abeyance
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a. Syn. wretched
being of the most miserable kind; wretched; lacking pride; brought low in condition or status


Spelling Word: abject
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v. Syn. renounce; abandon
renounce upon oath; abandon forever


Spelling Word: abjure
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n.
washing or cleansing of the body, especially as part of religious rite


Spelling Word: ablution
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v. Syn. renounce
give up or surrender; deny something to oneself


Spelling Word: abnegate
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a. Syn. anomalous; unusual
unusual; not typical; not normal


Spelling Word: abnormal
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a. Syn. detestable
detestable; extremely unpleasant; very bad


Spelling Word: abominable
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a. Syn. primitive; native
being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native


Spelling Word: aboriginal
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v. Syn. scrape; erode
wear away by friction; scrape; erode


Spelling Word: abrade
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n. Syn. scratch; friction
scratch; friction


Spelling Word: abrasion
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v. Syn. condense; shorten
condense; shorten; reduce length of written text


Spelling Word: abridge
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a. Syn. abolish
abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority


Spelling Word: abrogate
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a. Syn. sudden; unforeseen
broken off; very steep; having sudden transitions from one subject to another


Spelling Word: abrupt
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v.
leave quickly and secretly and hide oneself, often to avoid arrest or prosecution


Spelling Word: abscond
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n.
state of being absent; state of being away


Spelling Word: absence
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n.
act of absolving or the state of being absolved; formal remission of sin imparted by a priest


Spelling Word: absolution
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v. Syn. release; liberate; exempt
let off hook; relieve of requirement or obligation


Spelling Word: absolve
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v. Syn. monopolize; receive
assimilate or incorporate; suck or drink up; occupy full attention


Spelling Word: absorb
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n. Syn. assimilation; reception
process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion; state of mental concentration


Spelling Word: absorption
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v. Syn. refrain
refrain; hold oneself back voluntarily from an action or practice


Spelling Word: abstain
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a. Syn. temperate
sparing or moderation in eating and drinking; temperate


Spelling Word: abstemious
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n.
restraint from eating or drinking; refraining from indulging appetite or desire


Spelling Word: abstinence
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a. Syn. obscure; profound
obscure; profound; difficult to understand.


Spelling Word: abstruse
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a. Syn. preposterous; ridiculous; foolish
preposterous; ridiculously incongruous or unreasonable; foolish


Spelling Word: absurd
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a. Syn. plentiful
plentiful; possessing riches or resources


Spelling Word: abundant
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a. Syn. scurrilous
coarsely insulting; physically harmful; characterized by improper or wrongful use


Spelling Word: abusive
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v. Syn. adjoin
border upon; adjoin; touch or end at one end or side; lie adjacent


Spelling Word: abut
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n. Syn. chasm
enormous chasm; vast bottomless pit; any deep, immeasurable space; hell


Spelling Word: abyss
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a. Syn. scholarly; collegiate; theoretical
related to school; not practical or directly useful; relating to scholarly organization; based on formal education


Spelling Word: academic
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n.
a scholar who is skilled in academic disputation


Spelling Word: academician
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n.
school for special instruction; society of scholars, scientists, or artists


Spelling Word: academy
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v. Syn. agree; assent; concede
agree; give consent, often at insistence of another; concede


Spelling Word: accede
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v. Syn. speed; hasten
move faster; cause to develop or progress more quickly; occur sooner than expected


Spelling Word: accelerate
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n. Syn. approach
approach; entry; entrance


Spelling Word: access
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a. Syn. obtainable; approachable
easily approached or entered; obtainable; easy to talk to or get along with


Spelling Word: accessible
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n. Syn. adjunct; appendage
additional object; useful but not essential thing; subordinate or supplementary item


Spelling Word: accessory
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v. Syn. applaud
applaud; announce with great approval


Spelling Word: acclaim
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v. Syn. adapt; oblige
do a favor or service for; provide for; supply with; make suitable; adapt; allow for


Spelling Word: accommodate
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n.
act of accompanying someone or something


Spelling Word: accompaniment
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v.
travel with; be associated with


Spelling Word: accompany
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n. Syn. associate
partner in crime; associate in wrongdoing


Spelling Word: accomplice
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v. Syn. finish; achieve
succeed in doing; bring to pass; achieve; reach the end of; complete


Spelling Word: accomplish
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n.
a portable box-shaped free-reed instrument; reeds that are made to vibrate by air from the bellows controlled by the player


Spelling Word: accordion
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v.
approach and speak to boldly or aggressively, as with demand or request


Spelling Word: accost
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n. Syn. report; description
narrative or record of events; reason given for a particular action or event


Spelling Word: account
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v. Syn. equip
equip; provide with military equipment


Spelling Word: accouter
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v. Syn. authorize; commission
authorize; commission; give credit for


Spelling Word: accredit
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v. Syn. collect
pile up; collect; mount up; increase


Spelling Word: accumulate
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n.
quality of nearness to the truth or the true value


Spelling Word: accuracy
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a. Syn. precise; correct
capable of providing a correct reading or measurement; performing with care and precision


Spelling Word: accurate
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n. Syn. indictment; charge
indictment; charge of wrongdoing that is made against a person or other party


Spelling Word: accusation
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v. Syn. blame; condemn
blame; condemn


Spelling Word: accuse
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n.
bitterness of speech and temper; sourness or acidness of taste, character, or tone


Spelling Word: acerbity
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a. Syn. vinegary; sour
having properties of vinegar; sour


Spelling Word: acetic
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n.
sour; water-soluble compounds having a sour taste; quality of being sarcastic, bitter, or scornful


Spelling Word: acid
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v. Syn. recognize; admit
declare to be true or admit; express obligation, thanks


Spelling Word: acknowledge
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n. Syn. apex; apogee; climax; summit
the highest point or level, as of achievement or development; maturity or perfection of animal


Spelling Word: acme
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v. Syn. Inform
inform about; cause to come to know personally; make familiar


Spelling Word: acquaint
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v. Syn. assent
assent; agree without protesting


Spelling Word: acquiesce
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n. Syn. exoneration
state of being found or proved not guilty; judgment of not guilty


Spelling Word: acquittal
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a. Syn. sharp; bitter
unpleasantly sharp or bitter to taste or smell; bitterly pungent


Spelling Word: acrid
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a. Syn. rancorous
bitter and sharp in language, tone, or manner


Spelling Word: acrimonious
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v. Syn. motivate; activate
put into motion or action; activate


Spelling Word: actuate
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n. Syn. acuteness; insight
mental keenness; quickness of perception


Spelling Word: acumen
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a. Syn. keen; sharp
quickly perceptive; keen; having a sharp point or tip; extremely sharp or severe


Spelling Word: acute
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a. Syn. inflexible
extremely hard; inflexible; stubbornly unyielding


Spelling Word: adamant
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n. Syn. supplement
something added or to be added, especially a supplement to a book


Spelling Word: addendum
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v. Syn. muddle; confuse
muddle; drive crazy; become confused


Spelling Word: addle
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v. Syn. stick; bond
stick fast; stick to firmly; be compatible or in accordance with


Spelling Word: adhere
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n. Syn. supporter; follower
person who adheres; one who follows or upholds a leader, party, cause


Spelling Word: adherent
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a. Syn. adjoining; neighboring
adjoining; neighboring; close to; lying near


Spelling Word: adjacent
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n. Syn. addition; accessory
something added on or attached generally nonessential or inferior


Spelling Word: adjunct
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n.
one who manages a government agency or department


Spelling Word: administrator
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v. Syn. warn; reprove
warn; counsel someone against something to be avoided


Spelling Word: admonish
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n. Syn. warning
gentle or friendly reproof; cautionary advice or warning


Spelling Word: admonition
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n.
doing; bother; troublesome business; fuss; bustle


Spelling Word: ado
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n.
act of playing honor to a divine being; worship paid to God; act of addressing as a god


Spelling Word: adoration
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a. Syn. skillful; dexterous
skillful and adept under pressing conditions


Spelling Word: adroit
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v.
make impure by adding inferior or tainted substances


Spelling Word: adulterate
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v. Syn. overshadow; shade
give hint or indication of something; disclose partially or guardedly; overshadow; shade


Spelling Word: adumbrate
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n. Syn. arrival
coming or arrival, especially of something extremely important


Spelling Word: advent
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a. Syn. unfavorable; hostile
in opposing direction; harmful or unfavorable; acting or serving to oppose


Spelling Word: adverse
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n. Syn. poverty; misfortune
state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune


Spelling Word: adversity
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a.
having power to advice; containing advice


Spelling Word: advisory
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n.
support; active pleading on behalf of something


Spelling Word: advocacy
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v. Syn. urge; support
speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something


Spelling Word: advocate
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a.
of the air or atmosphere; produced by or found in the air; performed in the air


Spelling Word: aerial
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a.
easily approachable; warmly friendly


Spelling Word: affable
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v.
have an emotional or cognitive impact upon


Spelling Word: affect
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v. Syn. associate; incorporate
associate; incorporate


Spelling Word: affiliate
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a.
confirmative; ratifying; giving assent or approval; confirming


Spelling Word: affirmative
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v. Syn. fasten; attach
fasten; append; add on; secure to something


Spelling Word: affix
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n. Syn. abundance; wealth
abundance; a plentiful supply of material goods; wealth


Spelling Word: affluence
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n. Syn. insult; offense
insult; offense; intentional act of disrespect


Spelling Word: affront
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v. Syn. increase; intensify
increase scope of; extend; intensify; make greater in power, influence, stature, or reputation


Spelling Word: aggrandize
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v. Syn. worsen; exacerbate
worsen; make worse or more troublesome


Spelling Word: aggravate
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v. Syn. gather; accumulate
gather into a mass, sum, or whole; amount to


Spelling Word: aggregate
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a. Syn. horrified
struck by shock, terror, or amazement


Spelling Word: aghast
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a. Syn. nimble; brisk
moving quickly and lightly; mentally quick


Spelling Word: agile
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v. Syn. disturb
cause to move with violence or sudden force; upset; disturb


Spelling Word: agitate
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a.
pertaining to land or its cultivation; relating to agricultural or rural matters


Spelling Word: agrarian
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n. Syn. sickness; illness; affliction
sickness; illness; affliction


Spelling Word: ailment
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a. Syn. related; similar
of the same kin; related by blood


Spelling Word: akin
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n.
cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness


Spelling Word: alacrity
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ad.
even though; although; notwithstanding


Spelling Word: albeit
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n.
a list of names; a register for visitors; a blank book, in which to insert autographs sketches, memorial writing of friends, photographs


Spelling Word: album
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n.
medieval chemistry; magical or mysterious power or process of transforming


Spelling Word: alchemy
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n. Syn. nook
nook; small, recessed section of a room


Spelling Word: alcove
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n.
north temperate shrubs or trees having toothed leaves and cone like fruit


Spelling Word: alder
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n.
assumed name; another name; name that has been assumed temporarily


Spelling Word: alias
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a. Syn. strange; unfamiliar; foreign
dissimilar, inconsistent, or opposed in nature; very different place, society, or person


Spelling Word: alien
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v. Syn. estrange; transfer; separate
cause to become unfriendly or hostile; transfer property or ownership; isolate or dissociate emotionally


Spelling Word: alienate
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n.
soda ash; caustic soda, caustic potash; one of a class of caustic bases, such as soda, potash, and ammonia


Spelling Word: alkali
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v. Syn. calm; pacify; relieve
calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve


Spelling Word: allay
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v. Syn. affirm
state without proof; assert to be true


Spelling Word: allege
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n. Syn. fable
symbolic representation of abstract ideas or principles in narrative, dramatic, or pictorial form


Spelling Word: allegory
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v. Syn. relieve; moderate; reduce
provide physical relief, as from pain; make easier; remove in part


Spelling Word: alleviate
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n.
narrow passage, especially a walk or passage in a garden or park, bordered by rows of trees or bushes


Spelling Word: alley
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n.
state of being allied; act of allying or uniting; a union or connection of interests between families, states, parties


Spelling Word: alliance
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v. Syn. distribute
parcel out in parts or portions; distribute to each individual concerned; assign as a share or lot


Spelling Word: allot
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v. Syn. imply; refer
refer casually or indirectly, or by suggestion


Spelling Word: allude
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n. Syn. metaphor
indirect reference; symbolical reference or comparison; metaphor


Spelling Word: allusion
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n. Syn. confederate; partner; collaborator
confederate; partner; collaborator


Spelling Word: ally
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a. Syn. apart; distant
apart; remote in manner; distant physically or emotionally; reserved and remote


Spelling Word: aloof
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n.
raised structure on which sacrifices are offered or incense burned to a deity


Spelling Word: altar
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v. Syn. modify; change; convert
modify; cause to change; make different; convert


Spelling Word: alter
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n. Syn. renovation; change
passage from one form or state to another; change


Spelling Word: alteration
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a. Syn. substitute
happening or following in turns; succeeding each other continuously; substitute


Spelling Word: alternate
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a.
one of two or more things, ideas or courses of action that may be used; option; choice


Spelling Word: alternative
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n. Syn. elevation; height
elevation especially above sea level; height


Spelling Word: altitude
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v. Syn. combine; mix
combine; unite in one body; mix or alloy a metal with mercury


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a. Syn. nonprofessional; inexpert
nonprofessional; lacking the skill of a professional, as in an art


Spelling Word: amateur
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a.
capable of using either hand with equal ease


Spelling Word: ambidextrous
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a.
unclear or doubtful in meaning


Spelling Word: ambiguous
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a. Syn. aspiring; enterprising
aspiring; having a strong desire for success or achievement


Spelling Word: ambitious
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n.
field hospital organized as to follow an army in its movements; wagon for conveying the wounded to hospital


Spelling Word: ambulance
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n.
disposition or arrangement of troops for attacking an enemy unexpectedly from a concealed station


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v. Syn. improve
make or become better; improve; grow better


Spelling Word: ameliorate
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a. Syn. responsible; accountable
responsive to advice or suggestion; responsible to higher authority; willing to comply with; agreeable


Spelling Word: amenable
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a. Syn. friendly
exhibiting friendliness or goodwill; not quarrelsome


Spelling Word: amicable
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n. Syn. friendship
friendship; peaceful relations, as between nations


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moved by sexual love; loving


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a. Syn. formless
formless; lacking shape or definition


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