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abash: Read
/ə'bæʃ/ v. Syn. embarrass
embarrass; make ashamed or uneasy; disconcert
Her open admiration should not abash him at all.

abet: Read
/ə'bɛt/ v. Syn. encourage
aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage
She was unwilling to abet him in the swindle he had planned.

abrogate: Read
/'æbroʊgeɪt/ a. Syn. abolish
abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority
He intended to abrogate the decree issued by his predecessor.

academic: Read
/ækə'dɛmɪk/ a. Syn. scholarly; collegiate; theoretical
related to school; not practical or directly useful; relating to scholarly organization; based on formal education
The dean's talk about reforming the college admissions system was only an academic discussion.

accelerate: Read
/ək'sɛləreɪt/ v. Syn. speed; hasten
move faster; cause to develop or progress more quickly; occur sooner than expected
Demand for Taiwanese goods likely will accelerate from the second quarter, as strong Asian demand offsets the effects of a U.S. slowdown.

accord: Read
/ə'kɔ:d/ n. Syn. agreement; treaty
settlement or compromise of conflicting opinions; written agreement between two states
Although the accord is a small step forward, politicians around the world have their work cut out for them.

acumen: Read
/'ækjʊmɛn, ə'kju:mɛn/ n. Syn. acuteness; insight
mental keenness; quickness of perception
However, her team's political acumen is clearly beyond mine, an Ivy League Medical Science Professor and NOT a Political "Science" Professor.

admonition: Read
/ædmɒ'nɪʃ(ə)n/ n. Syn. warning
gentle or friendly reproof; cautionary advice or warning
The article concludes with an admonition from a psychologist

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affluent  Speak
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capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive
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good-humored, playful conversation
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mark with deformity; injure or impair, as anything which is excellent; make defective, either the body or mind
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having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
analogy  Speak
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similarity in some respects; comparison based on similarity
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good-humored, playful conversation
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make greater, as in size, extent, or quantity
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abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority
annals  Speak
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obvious and dull; commonplace; lacking originality
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inherent ability; quickness in learning and understanding
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chronological record of the events of successive years
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inclined or eager to fight; aggressive
apathetic  Speak
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similarity in some respects; comparison based on similarity
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rude and clumsy in behavior; ungentlemanly; awkward in manners
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feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent
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state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune
apprehensive  Speak
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warlike or hostile in manner or temperament; showing or having impulse to be combative
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capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive
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indirect reference; symbolical reference or comparison; metaphor
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mental keenness; quickness of perception
aptitude  Speak
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award of merit; expression of approval; praise
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inherent ability; quickness in learning and understanding
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having no name; having unknown or unacknowledged name
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inclined or eager to fight; aggressive
arid  Speak
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lacking restraint or control; feeling of extreme emotional intensity; unbounded enthusiasm
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dry; lacking moisture, especially having insufficient rainfall to support trees or plants
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agree; give consent, often at insistence of another; concede
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move faster; cause to develop or progress more quickly; occur sooner than expected
atheist  Speak
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flattery; speech or action expressive of affection or kindness, and tending to win the heart
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nonbeliever; one who denies the existence of god
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mental keenness; quickness of perception
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aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage
authentic  Speak
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not counterfeit or copied; valid; trustworthy
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having no name; having unknown or unacknowledged name
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agree; give consent, often at insistence of another; concede
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constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing or persistent
banal  Speak
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obvious and dull; commonplace; lacking originality
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small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests
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not counterfeit or copied; valid; trustworthy
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gentle or friendly reproof; cautionary advice or warning
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/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 [___].


Spelling Word: abandon
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/ə'brɪdʒ/ v. Syn. condense; shorten
condense; shorten; reduce length of written text
Because the publishers felt the public wanted a shorter version of War and Peace, they proceeded to [___] the novel.


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/'ækjʊmɛn, ə'kju:mɛn/ n. Syn. acuteness; insight
mental keenness; quickness of perception
However, her team's political [___] is clearly beyond mine, an Ivy League Medical Science Professor and NOT a Political "Science" Professor.


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/ædmɒ'nɪʃ(ə)n/ n. Syn. warning
gentle or friendly reproof; cautionary advice or warning
The article concludes with an [___] from a psychologist


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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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/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 [___] of some one coming in and kidnapping me.


Spelling Word: apprehensive
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/ə'praɪz/ v. Syn. inform
inform; give notice to; make aware
If you [___] him the dangerous weather conditions, he has to postpone his trip.


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


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


Spelling Word: aptitude
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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.


Spelling Word: arid