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antithesis: Read
/æn'tɪθəsɪs/ n. Syn. contrast
contrast; direct contrast; opposition
This tyranny was the antithesis of all that he had hoped for, and he fought it with all his strength.

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.

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admonish  Speak
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warn; counsel someone against something to be avoided
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state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune
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award of merit; expression of approval; praise
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indirect reference; symbolical reference or comparison; metaphor
anthology  Speak
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feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent
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constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing or persistent
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book of literary selections by various authors
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earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends
apathetic  Speak
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award of merit; expression of approval; praise
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feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent
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capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive
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gay; joyous; carefree and lighthearted
apprise  Speak
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lacking restraint or control; feeling of extreme emotional intensity; unbounded enthusiasm
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obvious and dull; commonplace; lacking originality
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aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage
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inform; give notice to; make aware
approbation  Speak
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expression of warm approval; praise
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cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness
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indirect reference; symbolical reference or comparison; metaphor
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person with power to decide a dispute; judge
apt  Speak
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inherent ability; quickness in learning and understanding
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likely; exactly suitable; appropriate; quick to learn or understand
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refer casually or indirectly, or by suggestion
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easily approachable; warmly friendly
arbiter  Speak
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lacking restraint or control; feeling of extreme emotional intensity; unbounded enthusiasm
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person with power to decide a dispute; judge
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mental keenness; quickness of perception
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expression of warm approval; praise
assiduous  Speak
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aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage
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leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial; austere
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easily approachable; warmly friendly
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constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing or persistent
authentic  Speak
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something causes misery or death; curse; fatal injury or ruin
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not counterfeit or copied; valid; trustworthy
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refer casually or indirectly, or by suggestion
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flattery; speech or action expressive of affection or kindness, and tending to win the heart
awry  Speak
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refer casually or indirectly, or by suggestion
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in a position that is turned toward one side; away from correct course
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rustic; pastoral; agricultural; relating to country affairs, or to shepherd's life and occupation
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likely; exactly suitable; appropriate; quick to learn or understand
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/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.


Spelling Word: abstemious
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/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.


Spelling Word: accede
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/əd'vɜrsɪtɪ/ n. Syn. poverty; misfortune
state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune
A young boy who's strength in [___] is an inspiration to all who know him.


Spelling Word: adversity
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/'æn(ə)lz/ n. Syn. records; history
chronological record of the events of successive years
In the [___] of this period, we find no mention of democratic movements.


Spelling Word: annals
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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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/ɑr'tɪkjʊlət/ a. Syn. effective; distinct
expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language
Her [___] presentation of the advertising campaign impressed her employers.


Spelling Word: articulate
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/ə'saɪləm/ n. Syn. protection
place of refuge or shelter; protection
The refugees sought [___] from religious persecution in a new land.


Spelling Word: asylum
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/'bæntə(r)/ n.
good-humored, playful conversation
You bring good diversity to the BombCast because your opinions are varied and present a good contrast to what can sometimes be predictable [___] from the guys.


Spelling Word: banter
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/'bæt(ə)n/;/bə'tɒn/ n.
staff or truncheon for various purposes, as one of a conductor in musical performances, one transferred by runners in a relay race
What's the textbook way to handoff the [___] in the relays?


Spelling Word: baton
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/bɪ'nɛvələnt/ a. Syn. generous; charitable
generous in providing aid to others; charitable
Mr. Fezziwig was a [___] employer, who wished to make Christmas merrier for young Scrooge and his other employees.


Spelling Word: benevolent