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arid: Read
/'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 arid environment.

articulate: Read
/ɑr'tɪkjʊlət/ a. Syn. effective; distinct
expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language
Her articulate presentation of the advertising campaign impressed her employers.

assiduous: Read
/ə'sɪdjʊəs/;/ə'sɪdʒʊəs/ a. Syn. diligent; persistent
constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing or persistent
He was assiduous, working at this task for weeks before he felt satisfied with his results.

atheist: Read
/'eɪθiɪst/ n. Syn. nonbeliever
nonbeliever; one who denies the existence of god
The view that children are born atheist is relatively recent.

augment: Read
/ɔ:g'mɛnt/ v. Syn. increase
make greater, as in size, extent, or quantity
Armies augment their forces by calling up reinforcements.

authentic: Read
/ɜr'θɛntɪk/ a. Syn. genuine; real; valid; trustworthy
not counterfeit or copied; valid; trustworthy
It is authentic, genuine, and a true and correct copy of the original.

avarice: Read
/'ævərɪs/ n.
greediness for wealth; insatiable desire of gain
King Midas is a perfect example of avarice, for he was so greedy that he wished everything he touched would turn to gold.

banal: Read
/bə'nɑrl/;/'beɪnl/ a. Syn. dull; commonplace; trite
obvious and dull; commonplace; lacking originality
The writer made his comic sketch seem banal, only a few people liked it.

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abash  Speak
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nonbeliever; one who denies the existence of god
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one who makes a practice of amusing others by low tricks, antic gestures; droll; mimic; clown
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gay; joyous; carefree and lighthearted
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embarrass; make ashamed or uneasy; disconcert
adversary  Speak
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opponent in contest; someone who offers opposition
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fantastic; violently contrasting; strangely unconventional in style or appearance
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warlike or hostile in manner or temperament; showing or having impulse to be combative
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lack of caring; indifference
alienate  Speak
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elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste
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fantastic; violently contrasting; strangely unconventional in style or appearance
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cause to become unfriendly or hostile; transfer property or ownership; isolate or dissociate emotionally
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make greater, as in size, extent, or quantity
amenable  Speak
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earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends
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responsive to advice or suggestion; responsible to higher authority; willing to comply with; agreeable
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award of merit; expression of approval; praise
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gay; joyous; carefree and lighthearted
annals  Speak
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chronological record of the events of successive years
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cause to become unfriendly or hostile; transfer property or ownership; isolate or dissociate emotionally
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inherent ability; quickness in learning and understanding
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favoring one person or side over another; prejudiced
apprehensive  Speak
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blast; prevent the growth and fertility of; destroy the happiness of; ruin; frustrate
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essential quality; reputation; honor
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capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive
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abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority
apt  Speak
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likely; exactly suitable; appropriate; quick to learn or understand
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hereditary nobility; privileged class
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warn; counsel someone against something to be avoided
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chronological record of the events of successive years
aristocracy  Speak
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capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive
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hereditary nobility; privileged class
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agree; give consent, often at insistence of another; concede
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lack of caring; indifference
autocratic  Speak
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chronological record of the events of successive years
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warlike or hostile in manner or temperament; showing or having impulse to be combative
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having absolute, unchecked power; dictatorial
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indirect reference; symbolical reference or comparison; metaphor
banter  Speak
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good-humored, playful conversation
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lacking restraint or control; feeling of extreme emotional intensity; unbounded enthusiasm
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bitter and sharp in language, tone, or manner
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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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/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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/'ækəleɪd/ n. Syn. praise
award of merit; expression of approval; praise
In Hollywood, an "Oscar" is the highest [___].


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/'ædvəsərɪ/ n. Syn. opponent; contestant
opponent in contest; someone who offers opposition
The young wrestler struggled to defeat his [___].


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/'ædvɜrs/ a. Syn. unfavorable; hostile
in opposing direction; harmful or unfavorable; acting or serving to oppose
The recession had a highly [___] effect on father's investment portfolio: he lost so much money that he could no longer afford the house.


Spelling Word: adverse
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/ə'leɪ/ v. Syn. calm; pacify; relieve
calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve
The crew tried to [___] the fears of the passengers by announcing that the fire had been controlled.


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/'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.


Spelling Word: amiable
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/ə'næləgəs/ a. Syn. comparable
comparable; similar or alike
She called our attention to the things that had been done in an [___] situation and recommended that we do the same.


Spelling Word: analogous
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/'ɑrbɪtə(r)/ n. Syn. judge
person with power to decide a dispute; judge
As an [___] in labor disputes, she has won the confidence of the workers and the employers.


Spelling Word: arbiter
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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
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/'eɪθiɪst/ n. Syn. nonbeliever
nonbeliever; one who denies the existence of god
The view that children are born [___] is relatively recent.


Spelling Word: atheist