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admonish: /əd'mɒnɪʃ/ v. Syn. warn; reprove warn; counsel someone against something to be avoided I would again admonish the reader carefully to consider the nature of our doctrine.
adversary: /'ædvəsərɪ/ n. Syn. opponent; contestant opponent in contest; someone who offers opposition The young wrestler struggled to defeat his adversary.
adversity: /əd'vɜrsɪtɪ/ n. Syn. poverty; misfortune state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune A young boy who's strength in adversity is an inspiration to all who know him.
affable: /'æfəb(ə)l/ a. easily approachable; warmly friendly Accustomed to cold, aloof supervisors, Nicholas was amazed at how affable his new employer was.
aggressive: /'əgrɛsɪv/ a. making assaults; unjustly attacking; combative; hostile; tending to spread quickly During his tenure in Beijing, Huntsman was known as an aggressive advocate for human rights and pushed to expand U.S. economic ties with China.
alienate: /'eɪlɪəneɪt/ v. Syn. estrange; transfer; separate cause to become unfriendly or hostile; transfer property or ownership; isolate or dissociate emotionally We could not see what should again alienate us from one another, or how one brother could again oppress another.
allude: /ə'lu:d/ v. Syn. imply; refer refer casually or indirectly, or by suggestion Try not to mention divorce in Jack's presence because he will think you allude to his marital problems with Jill.
allusion: /ə'lu:ʒ(ə)n/ n. Syn. metaphor indirect reference; symbolical reference or comparison; metaphor Without naming names, the candidate criticized the national leaders by allusion.
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[Esc] /ə'bændən/ n. Syn. relinquish lacking restraint or control; feeling of extreme emotional intensity; unbounded enthusiasm With her parents out of town, Kelly danced all night with [___].
[Esc] /'æbdɪkeɪt/ v. Syn. renounce give up, renounce, abandon, lay down, or withdraw from, as a right or claim When Edward VIII did [___] the British throne to marry the woman he loved, he surprised the entire world.
[Esc] /'æbroʊgeɪt/ a. Syn. abolish abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority He intended to [___] the decree issued by his predecessor.
[Esc] /æb'sti:mɪəs/ a. Syn. temperate sparing or moderation in eating and drinking; temperate Concerned whether her vegetarian son's [___] diet provided him with sufficient protein, the worried mother pressed food on him.
[Esc] /æk'si:d/ v. Syn. agree; assent; concede agree; give consent, often at insistence of another; concede The idea that one of the two chief executives should eventually [___] to the role, as has happened in the past, would raise fresh doubts about the board's independence.
[Esc] /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.
[Esc] /ækrɪ'moʊnɪəs/ a. Syn. rancorous bitter and sharp in language, tone, or manner The candidate attacked his opponent in highly [___] terms.
[Esc] /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.
[Esc] /'æflʊənt/ a. having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value They want the same opportunity to pursue their dreams as everyone else who lives in [___] school districts.
[Esc] /æm'bɪgjʊəs/ a. unclear or doubtful in meaning His [___] instructions misled us; we did not know which road to take.