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apathy: Read
/'æpəθɪ/ n. Syn. indifference
lack of caring; indifference
A firm believer in democratic government, she could not understand the apathy of people who never bothered to vote.

apprehensive: Read
/æprɪ'hɛnsɪv/ a.
capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive
Here I walked about for a long time, feeling very strange, and mortally apprehensive of some one coming in and kidnapping me.

approbation: Read
/æprə'beɪʃ(ə)n/ n. Syn. approval
expression of warm approval; praise
She looked for some sign of approbation from her parents, hoping her good grades would please them.

aptitude: Read
/'æptɪtju:d/;/'æptɪtud/ n. Syn. intelligence; talent
inherent ability; quickness in learning and understanding
The counselor gave him an aptitude test before advising him about the career he should follow.

archetype: Read
/'ɑrkɪtaɪp/ n. Syn. prototype
prototype; original model or type after which other similar things are patterned
The Brooklyn Bridge was the archetype of the many spans that now connect Manhattan with Long Island and New Jersey.

aristocracy: Read
/ærɪs'tɒkrəsɪ/ n.
hereditary nobility; privileged class
Americans have mixed feelings about hereditary aristocracy.

ascetic: Read
/ə'sɛtɪk/ a. Syn. austere; severe
leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial; austere
The wealthy, self-indulgent young man felt oddly drawn to the strict, ascetic life led by members of some monastic orders.

asylum: Read
/ə'saɪləm/ n. Syn. protection
place of refuge or shelter; protection
The refugees sought asylum from religious persecution in a new land.

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abstemious  Speak
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agree; give consent, often at insistence of another; concede
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sparing or moderation in eating and drinking; temperate
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feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent
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in a position that is turned toward one side; away from correct course
accede  Speak
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good-humored, playful conversation
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in a position that is turned toward one side; away from correct course
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agree; give consent, often at insistence of another; concede
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leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial; austere
allay  Speak
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calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve
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cause to become unfriendly or hostile; transfer property or ownership; isolate or dissociate emotionally
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expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language
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offensively self-assertive; liable to give or take offense; forward; pushing
amenable  Speak
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nonbeliever; one who denies the existence of god
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in a position that is turned toward one side; away from correct course
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earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends
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responsive to advice or suggestion; responsible to higher authority; willing to comply with; agreeable
analogous  Speak
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something causes misery or death; curse; fatal injury or ruin
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settlement or compromise of conflicting opinions; written agreement between two states
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comparable; similar or alike
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gay; joyous; carefree and lighthearted
annals  Speak
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cause to become unfriendly or hostile; transfer property or ownership; isolate or dissociate emotionally
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chronological record of the events of successive years
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comparable; similar or alike
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leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial; austere
arbiter  Speak
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settlement or compromise of conflicting opinions; written agreement between two states
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similarity in some respects; comparison based on similarity
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cause to become unfriendly or hostile; transfer property or ownership; isolate or dissociate emotionally
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person with power to decide a dispute; judge
arid  Speak
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person with power to decide a dispute; judge
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in a position that is turned toward one side; away from correct course
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inform; give notice to; make aware
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dry; lacking moisture, especially having insufficient rainfall to support trees or plants
asylum  Speak
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comparable; similar or alike
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indirect reference; symbolical reference or comparison; metaphor
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place of refuge or shelter; protection
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gentle or friendly reproof; cautionary advice or warning
banter  Speak
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favoring one person or side over another; prejudiced
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good-humored, playful conversation
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agree; give consent, often at insistence of another; concede
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place of refuge or shelter; protection
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/ə'kɔ:d/ n. Syn. agreement; treaty
settlement or compromise of conflicting opinions; written agreement between two states
Although the [___] is a small step forward, politicians around the world have their work cut out for them.


Spelling Word: accord
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/əd'mɒnɪʃ/ v. Syn. warn; reprove
warn; counsel someone against something to be avoided
I would again [___] the reader carefully to consider the nature of our doctrine.


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/'ædvəsərɪ/ n. Syn. opponent; contestant
opponent in contest; someone who offers opposition
The young wrestler struggled to defeat his [___].


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/'æfəb(ə)l/ a.
easily approachable; warmly friendly
Accustomed to cold, aloof supervisors, Nicholas was amazed at how [___] his new employer was.


Spelling Word: affable
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/ə'leɪ/ v. Syn. calm; pacify; relieve
calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve
The crew tried to [___] the fears of the passengers by announcing that the fire had been controlled.


Spelling Word: allay
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/æm'bɪgjʊəs/ a.
unclear or doubtful in meaning
His [___] instructions misled us; we did not know which road to take.


Spelling Word: ambiguous
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/æn'θɒlədʒɪ/ n. Syn. collection
book of literary selections by various authors
This [___] of science fiction was compiled by the late Isaac Asimov.


Spelling Word: anthology
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/æn'tɪθəsɪs/ n. Syn. contrast
contrast; direct contrast; opposition
This tyranny was the [___] of all that he had hoped for, and he fought it with all his strength.


Spelling Word: antithesis
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/'ærɪd/ a. Syn. dry; barren
dry; lacking moisture, especially having insufficient rainfall to support trees or plants
The cactus has adapted to survive in an [___] environment.


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/ɜr'θɛntɪk/ a. Syn. genuine; real; valid; trustworthy
not counterfeit or copied; valid; trustworthy
It is [___], genuine, and a true and correct copy of the original.


Spelling Word: authentic