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bellicose: Read
/'bɛlɪkoʊs/ a. Syn. warlike; belligerent
warlike or hostile in manner or temperament; showing or having impulse to be combative
His bellicose disposition alienated his friends.

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

biased: Read
/'baɪəs(ɪ)d/ a. Syn. slanted; prejudiced
favoring one person or side over another; prejudiced
Because the judge played golf regularly with the district attorney's father, we feared he might be biased in the prosecution's favor.

bland: Read
/blænd/ a. Syn. soothing; mild; agreeable
lacking stimulating or mild; agreeable
She kept her gaze level and her expression bland, but her teeth were gritted.

blemish: Read
/'blɛmɪʃ/ v.
mark with deformity; injure or impair, as anything which is excellent; make defective, either the body or mind
A newspaper article alleging he had taken bribes may blemish his reputation.

blithe: Read
/blaɪð/ a. Syn. gay; joyous; heedless
gay; joyous; carefree and lighthearted
Shelley called the skylark a "blithe spirit" because of its happy song.

boorish: Read
/'bʊərɪʃ/ a. Syn. rude; clumsy; illiterate
rude and clumsy in behavior; ungentlemanly; awkward in manners
Natasha was embarrassed by her fellow spy's boorish behavior.

buffoon: Read
/bʌ'fu:n/ n.
one who makes a practice of amusing others by low tricks, antic gestures; droll; mimic; clown
This buffoon is the most self-centered idiot I have ever seen or heard.

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abstemious  Speak
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calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve
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staff or truncheon for various purposes, as one of a conductor in musical performances, one transferred by runners in a relay race
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something causes misery or death; curse; fatal injury or ruin
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sparing or moderation in eating and drinking; temperate
accolade  Speak
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condense; shorten; reduce length of written text
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award of merit; expression of approval; praise
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abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority
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settlement or compromise of conflicting opinions; written agreement between two states
accord  Speak
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settlement or compromise of conflicting opinions; written agreement between two states
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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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related to school; not practical or directly useful; relating to scholarly organization; based on formal education
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something causes misery or death; curse; fatal injury or ruin
adversary  Speak
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award of merit; expression of approval; praise
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person with power to decide a dispute; judge
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related to school; not practical or directly useful; relating to scholarly organization; based on formal education
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opponent in contest; someone who offers opposition
analogous  Speak
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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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comparable; similar or alike
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settlement or compromise of conflicting opinions; written agreement between two states
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expression of warm approval; praise
anarchy  Speak
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absence of governing body; state of disorder; political disorder and confusion
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place of refuge or shelter; protection
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attended by favorable circumstances; marked by success; prosperous
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earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends
apathetic  Speak
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feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent
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gay; joyous; carefree and lighthearted
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leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial; austere
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absence of governing body; state of disorder; political disorder and confusion
apprehend  Speak
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flattery; speech or action expressive of affection or kindness, and tending to win the heart
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favoring one person or side over another; prejudiced
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take into custody; arrest a criminal; grasp mentally; perceive
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good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly
apt  Speak
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flattery; speech or action expressive of affection or kindness, and tending to win the heart
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likely; exactly suitable; appropriate; quick to learn or understand
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inform; give notice to; make aware
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place of refuge or shelter; protection
ascetic  Speak
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attended by favorable circumstances; marked by success; prosperous
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person with power to decide a dispute; judge
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leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial; austere
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obvious and dull; commonplace; lacking originality
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/'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.


Spelling Word: abdicate
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/ə'bɛt/ v. Syn. encourage
aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage
She was unwilling to [___] him in the swindle he had planned.


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


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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.


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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'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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/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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/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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/'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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/bɪ'laɪ/ v. Syn. contradict
contradict; give a false impression
His coarse, hard-bitten exterior does [___] his inner sensitivity.


Spelling Word: belie