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High School: 12th Grade
acerbic     Speak
 
(1)
a. or ad.  
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incapable of being suffered, borne, or endured; insupportable; unendurable; intolerable
sour or bitter in taste; harsh or corrosive in tone
capable of being borne or endured; supportable, either physically or mentally.
expert at; very skilled; having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
open to two or more interpretations and often intended to mislead
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appalling     Speak
 
(2)
a. or ad.  
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causing or fitted to cause dismay or horror; frightful
sleeping; not active but capable of becoming active
of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis; of the greatest importance
artificial; involving or of the nature of synthesis as opposed to analysis
performed with a natural or offhand ease
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choreography     Speak
 
(3)
n.  
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particular environment or surrounding influence; atmosphere of environment
divine gift; great popular charm or appeal of political leader
knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress; trait of judging wisely and objectively
legacy; something that is passed down from preceding generations; a tradition
art of representing dances in written symbols; arrangement of dances
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convulsion     Speak
 
(4)
n.  
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god; divinity; supernatural things
a diplomat appointed by a government to protect its commercial interests and help its citizens in a foreign country
branch that flows into the main stream; tending to bring about; being partly responsible for
unnatural and violent contraction of the muscular parts of an animal body; any violent and irregular motion or agitation; violent shaking; tumult
cutting into a substance; cut into a body tissue or organ, especially one made during surgery
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debit     Speak
 
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n.  
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an accounting entry acknowledging sums that are owing
a promotional statement; a short description of a book, movie, or other product for promotional purposes
union of parts in a whole; a coordinated outfit or costume; a coordinated set of furniture
expression by deliberate contrast between apparent and intended meaning; witty language used to insult
state of being alone; seclusion; lonely or secluded place
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disquiet     Speak
 
(6)
v.  
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avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing
assent; accept, comply, or submit tacitly or passively
infuse or fill completely; fertilize and cause to grow; make pregnant
give pleasure to; satisfy; indulge; make happy
make uneasy or anxious; trouble
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eclectic     Speak
 
(7)
a. or ad.  
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extremely hungry; voracious; eager for prey
capable of being accomplished or brought about
inactive; lacking power to move; unable to move or act
lacking in energy or will; peacefully resistant in response to injustice
composed of elements from a variety of sources
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expedite     Speak
 
(8)
v.  
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process fast and efficiently; execute quickly and efficiently
give up, renounce, abandon, lay down, or withdraw from, as a right or claim
voice or convey disapproval of; rebuke; find fault with
destroy completely; reduce to nonexistence
make very hot and dry; become superficially burned
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furtive     Speak
 
(9)
a. or ad.  
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obscure; profound; difficult to understand.
marked by quiet and caution and secrecy
gloomy; depressing or grave; dull or dark in color
expecting a baby; carrying within the body or being about to produce new life
having a good reputation; honorable
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illegitimate     Speak
 
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a. or ad.  
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not according to law; not regular or authorized; unlawful; improper
tending to vary often or widely, as in price; inconstant or fickle; tending to violence
vividly or movingly expressive; persuasive
bottomless; very profound; limitless; very bad
simple and healthful and close to nature
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inaccessible     Speak
 
(11)
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thoroughly soaked; expressionless, stupid, or dull, especially from drink
lasting for long period; marked by frequent recurrence, as certain diseases
capable of being transmitted by infection, especially for disease; readily communicated
unreachable; not available; unattainable
determined; stubbornly persevering; unyielding
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intuition     Speak
 
(12)
n.  
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a purposeful surveillance to guard or observe; a period of sleeplessness
long and slender with a very small internal diameter
beggar; religious friar forbidden to own personal property who begs for living
the exercise of control or influence over someone or something
immediate insight; power of knowing without reasoning
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narcotic     Speak
 
(13)
n.  
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noise, as made by a crowd; riot or uprising
temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers; a site where people on holiday can pitch a tent
willingness to carry out the wishes of others; great respect
addictive drug, such as opium, that reduces pain, alters mood and behavior; inducing sleep
flow under pressure; an unrestrained expression of emotion
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obscene     Speak
 
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n.  
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preference; tendency; inclined surface; slope
long and slender with a very small internal diameter
offensive to accepted standards of decency or modesty; repulsive; disgusting
particular aspect of life or activity; body of people who form part of society or economy
a drawing of the outline of an object; filled in with some uniform color; an outline of a solid object, as cast by its shadow
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phenomenal     Speak
 
(15)
a. or ad.  
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crude or coarse; unrefined or coarse in nature or manner; common or vulgar
deeply, often dreamily thoughtful; engaged in serious thought or reflection; contemplative
full of wishful yearning or longing; sadly thoughtful
exceedingly or unbelievably great
being of the most miserable kind; wretched; lacking pride; brought low in condition or status
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reformatory     Speak
 
(16)
a. or ad.  
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firm, unyielding, or determined; having decided purpose
serving or designed to reform
nature of, or being a contradiction; mutually exclusive; opposing
decisive or convincing; achieved easily or by a large margin
capable of being transmitted by infection, especially for disease; readily communicated
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revere     Speak
 
(17)
v.  
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exude or expel foam; make froth or foam and become bubbly
worship; regard with feelings of respect or honor
drive or hunt out of hiding; uncover and bring to light by searching
increase severity, violence, or bitterness of; aggravate
give pleasure to; satisfy; indulge; make happy
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sterile     Speak
 
(18)
a. or ad.  
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impenetrable by light; not transparent; not reflecting light; having no luster
barren; infertile; incapable of reproducing; free of or using methods to keep free of pathological microorganisms
rich and superior in quality
marked by quiet and caution and secrecy
obscure; profound; difficult to understand.
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theorem     Speak
 
(19)
n.  
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legacy; something that is passed down from preceding generations; a tradition
an idea accepted as a demonstrable truth; a proposition deducible from basic postulates
a purposeful surveillance to guard or observe; a period of sleeplessness
union of parts in a whole; a coordinated outfit or costume; a coordinated set of furniture
someone who has withdrawn from his native land
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variable     Speak
 
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n.  
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oval building with tiers of seats from central open space or arena
transmitting money, bills, especially to a distant place, as in satisfaction of a demand, or in discharge of an obligation
appearance of things; view, outlook, or vista
a promotional statement; a short description of a book, movie, or other product for promotional purposes
factor; something that is likely to vary; changeable; inconstant
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