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fill with horror and loathing; horrify; hate

Spelling Word: abhor
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rubbing away; tending to grind down

Spelling Word: abrasive
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abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority

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

Spelling Word: absolution
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refrain; hold oneself back voluntarily from an action or practice

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

Spelling Word: abstemious
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obscure; profound; difficult to understand.

Spelling Word: abstruse
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award of merit; expression of approval; praise

Spelling Word: accolade
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assent; agree without protesting

Spelling Word: acquiesce
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unpleasantly sharp or bitter to taste or smell; bitterly pungent

Spelling Word: acrid
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fear of heights; abnormal fear of high places

Spelling Word: acrophobia
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sharpness; acuteness of vision or perception; keenness

Spelling Word: acuity
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extremely hard; inflexible; stubbornly unyielding

Spelling Word: adamant
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skillful and adept under pressing conditions

Spelling Word: adroit
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excessive flattery or admiration; unmerited praise

Spelling Word: adulation
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state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune

Spelling Word: adversity
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speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something

Spelling Word: advocate
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elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste

Spelling Word: aesthetic
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easily approachable; warmly friendly

Spelling Word: affable
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cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness

Spelling Word: alacrity
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medieval chemistry; magical or mysterious power or process of transforming

Spelling Word: alchemy
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calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve

Spelling Word: allay
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provide physical relief, as from pain; make easier; remove in part

Spelling Word: alleviate
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apart; remote in manner; distant physically or emotionally; reserved and remote

Spelling Word: aloof
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collect; gather for oneself, as for one's pleasure or profit

Spelling Word: amass
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state of being ambiguous; doubtfulness or uncertainty

Spelling Word: ambiguity
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unclear or doubtful in meaning

Spelling Word: ambiguous
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state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes, such as love and hate

Spelling Word: ambivalence
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able to walk; formed or adapted for walking; not stationary

Spelling Word: ambulatory
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make or become better; improve; grow better

Spelling Word: ameliorate
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good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly

Spelling Word: amiable
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friendship; peaceful relations, as between nations

Spelling Word: amity
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formless; lacking shape or definition

Spelling Word: amorphous
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serving to reduce sensibility to pain without loss of consciousness

Spelling Word: analgesic
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comparable; similar or alike

Spelling Word: analogous
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absence of governing body; state of disorder; political disorder and confusion

Spelling Word: anarchy
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short account of amusing or interesting event; short narrative; secret story of history or biography

Spelling Word: anecdote
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bitter hostility; active hatred; hostile feeling or act

Spelling Word: animosity
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append or attach; take possession of; incorporate into an existing political unit

Spelling Word: annex
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irregularity; person or something that is unusual; departure from normal or common order

Spelling Word: anomaly
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active resistance; condition of being an opposing principle, force, or factor

Spelling Word: antagonism
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antiquated; extremely old and ancient; belonging to very ancient times

Spelling Word: antediluvian
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book of literary selections by various authors

Spelling Word: anthology
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too old to be fashionable, suitable, or useful; obsolete; aged

Spelling Word: antiquated
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feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent

Spelling Word: apathetic
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lack of caring; indifference

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untrue; of questionable authorship or authenticity; erroneous; fictitious

Spelling Word: apocryphal
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bring peace, quiet, or calm to; satisfy or relieve

Spelling Word: appease
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capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive

Spelling Word: apprehensive
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fit for growing crops, as by plowing

Spelling Word: arable
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randomly chosen; determined by chance or impulse, and not by reason or principle

Spelling Word: arbitrary
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secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated

Spelling Word: arcane
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no longer current or applicable; antiquated

Spelling Word: archaic
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hypocrite, especially, superstitious hypocrite; one who is strongly partial to one's own group, religion, race, or politics

Spelling Word: bigot
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defraud or cheat; frustrate or disappoint; evade or escape from

Spelling Word: bilk
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swelling out in waves; surging; stormy; affected by storms

Spelling Word: billowing
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act of claiming for oneself the attributes and rights of God; utterance or writing concerning God or a sacred entity

Spelling Word: blasphemy
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flagrant; conspicuously obvious; loudly offensive

Spelling Word: blatant
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suffering from a disease; destroyed, ruined, or spoiled

Spelling Word: blighted
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gay; joyous; carefree and lighthearted

Spelling Word: blithe
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support or prop up with or as if with a long narrow pillow or cushion

Spelling Word: bolster
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rude and clumsy in behavior; ungentlemanly; awkward in manners

Spelling Word: boorish
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middle class; selfishly materialistic; dully conventional

Spelling Word: bourgeois
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boaster; one given to loud, empty boasting; very talkative person

Spelling Word: braggart
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quality or state of being brief in duration; concise expression

Spelling Word: brevity
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introduce; bring up for discussion or debate; announce

Spelling Word: broach
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abrupt and curt in manner or speech; rudely abrupt, unfriendly

Spelling Word: brusque
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earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends

Spelling Word: bulwark
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over-regulated administrative system

Spelling Word: bureaucracy
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grow forth; send out buds; grow or develop rapidly

Spelling Word: burgeon
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make shiny by rubbing; polish

Spelling Word: burnish
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support physically; prop up; support something or someone by supplying evidence

Spelling Word: buttress
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influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering

Spelling Word: cajole
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large kettle or boiler of copper, brass, or iron

Spelling Word: caldron
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youthful; immature; inexperienced; without feathers

Spelling Word: callow
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straightforward; frank; free from prejudice; impartial

Spelling Word: candid
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frankness; quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech

Spelling Word: candor
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ill humored; irritable; marked by ill-tempered contradiction or opposition; ugly; malicious

Spelling Word: cantankerous
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capable of containing a large quantity; spacious or roomy

Spelling Word: capacious
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surrender; end all resistance; give up; go along with or comply

Spelling Word: capitulate
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fault-finding; excessive complaining; of unreasonable criticism or censure

Spelling Word: carping
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one who makes maps or charts

Spelling Word: cartographer
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criticize severely; punish; revise or make corrections to publication

Spelling Word: castigate
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purging or cleansing of any passage of body

Spelling Word: catharsis
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private meeting of members of a party to select officers or determine policy

Spelling Word: caucus
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capable of burning, corroding, dissolving, or eating away by chemical action

Spelling Word: caustic
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ceremonial procession or display; succession or series

Spelling Word: cavalcade
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swiftness of action or motion; speed

Spelling Word: celerity
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critical; addicted to censure; severe in making remarks on others, or on their writings or manners; implying or expressing censure

Spelling Word: censorious
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expression of strong disapproval or harsh criticism; blame

Spelling Word: censure
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relating to the brain or cerebrum; intellectual rather than emotional

Spelling Word: cerebral
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state of being certain; complete assurance; confidence

Spelling Word: certitude
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cautious; sparing or restrained about giving

Spelling Word: chary
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mean or unfair artifice to obscure truth; deception by trickery or sophistry

Spelling Word: chicanery
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fantastically improbable; highly unrealistic; imaginative

Spelling Word: chimerical
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hot-tempered; easily angered; bad-tempered; expressing anger

Spelling Word: choleric
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being or taking a roundabout, lengthy course; going round in a circuit; not direct

Spelling Word: circuitous
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indirect or roundabout expression; evasion in speech or writing

Spelling Word: circumlocution