allay: /ə'leɪ/ v. Syn. calm; pacify; relieve calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve The crew tried to allay the fears of the passengers by announcing that the fire had been controlled.
allure: /ə'ljʊə(r)/ v. Syn. entice; attract attract with something desirable; be highly, often subtly attractive Promises of quick profits allure the unwary investor.
ambiguous: /æm'bɪgjʊəs/ a. unclear or doubtful in meaning His ambiguous instructions misled us; we did not know which road to take.
amiable: /'eɪmɪəb(ə)l/ a. Syn. agreeable; lovable good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly In Little Women, Beth is the amiable daughter whose loving disposition endears her to all who know her.
analogy: /ə'nælədʒɪ/ n. Syn. similarity; parallelism similarity in some respects; comparison based on similarity This analogy is almost always noted without further comment, although in fact it may be taken further.
animus: /'ænɪməs/ n. Syn. enmity; disposition feeling of enmity or ill will; attitude that informs one's actions; disposition The animus of the speaker became obvious to all when he began to indulge in sarcastic and insulting remarks.
anonymous: /ə'nɒnɪməs/ a. Syn. unknown; nameless having no name; having unknown or unacknowledged name The buyer, who wished to remain anonymous, is a foreigner with homes in Europe.
antithesis: /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.
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[Esc] /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 [___] from the second quarter, as strong Asian demand offsets the effects of a U.S. slowdown.
[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] /i:s'θɛtɪk/ a. Syn. artistic; elegant elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste Kenneth Cole, the American designer known for his modern, urban [___], is hawking $35 T-shirts.
[Esc] /ə'lækrɪtɪ/ n. cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness Phil and Dave were raring to get off to the mountains; they packed up their ski gear and climbed into the van with [___].
[Esc] /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 [___] to his marital problems with Jill.
[Esc] /ə'mi:nəb(ə)l/ a. Syn. responsible; accountable responsive to advice or suggestion; responsible to higher authority; willing to comply with; agreeable He was [___] to any suggestions that came from those he looked up to.
[Esc] /'eɪmɪəb(ə)l/ a. Syn. agreeable; lovable good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly In Little Women, Beth is the [___] daughter whose loving disposition endears her to all who know her.
[Esc] /ə'nælədʒɪ/ n. Syn. similarity; parallelism similarity in some respects; comparison based on similarity This [___] is almost always noted without further comment, although in fact it may be taken further.
[Esc] /ɑr'tɪkjʊlət/ a. Syn. effective; distinct expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language Her [___] presentation of the advertising campaign impressed her employers.
[Esc] /ɔ:'spɪʃəs/ a. Syn. propitious attended by favorable circumstances; marked by success; prosperous With favorable weather conditions, it was an [___] moment to set sail.