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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.

asylum: Read
/ə'saɪləm/ n. Syn. protection
place of refuge or shelter; protection
The refugees sought asylum from religious persecution in a new land.

attribute: Read
/ə'trɪbju:t/ n. Syn. trait
essential quality; reputation; honor
His outstanding attribute was his kindness.

auspicious: Read
/ɔ:'spɪʃəs/ a. Syn. propitious
attended by favorable circumstances; marked by success; prosperous
With favorable weather conditions, it was an auspicious moment to set sail.

autocratic: Read
/ɔtə'krætɪk/ a. Syn. dictatorial
having absolute, unchecked power; dictatorial
Someone accustomed to exercising authority may become autocratic if his or her power is unchecked.

awry: Read
/ə'raɪ/ ad. Syn. distorted; crooked ; askew; amiss
in a position that is turned toward one side; away from correct course
He held his head awry, giving the impression that he had caught cold in his neck during the night.

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abandon  Read
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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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condense; shorten; reduce length of written text
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mental keenness; quickness of perception
abash  Read
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embarrass; make ashamed or uneasy; disconcert
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warlike or hostile in manner or temperament; showing or having impulse to be combative
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good-humored, playful conversation
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having no name; having unknown or unacknowledged name
academic  Read
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making assaults; unjustly attacking; combative; hostile; tending to spread quickly
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contradict; give a false impression
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lacking stimulating or mild; agreeable
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related to school; not practical or directly useful; relating to scholarly organization; based on formal education
accolade  Read
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award of merit; expression of approval; praise
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chronological record of the events of successive years
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having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
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prototype; original model or type after which other similar things are patterned
adversity  Read
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prototype; original model or type after which other similar things are patterned
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state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune
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one who makes a practice of amusing others by low tricks, antic gestures; droll; mimic; clown
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offensively self-assertive; liable to give or take offense; forward; pushing
alienate  Read
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state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune
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easily approachable; warmly friendly
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opponent in contest; someone who offers opposition
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cause to become unfriendly or hostile; transfer property or ownership; isolate or dissociate emotionally
annals  Read
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gentle or friendly reproof; cautionary advice or warning
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making assaults; unjustly attacking; combative; hostile; tending to spread quickly
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chronological record of the events of successive years
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lack of caring; indifference
arbiter  Read
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contrast; direct contrast; opposition
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person with power to decide a dispute; judge
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contradict; give a false impression
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having no name; having unknown or unacknowledged name
archetype  Read
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prototype; original model or type after which other similar things are patterned
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lacking stimulating or mild; agreeable
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nonbeliever; one who denies the existence of god
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having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
arid  Read
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sparing or moderation in eating and drinking; temperate
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take into custody; arrest a criminal; grasp mentally; perceive
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having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
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dry; lacking moisture, especially having insufficient rainfall to support trees or plants
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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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/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.


Spelling Word: accelerate
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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.


Spelling Word: acumen
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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'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 [___].


Spelling Word: alacrity
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/ə'lu:ʒ(ə)n/ n. Syn. metaphor
indirect reference; symbolical reference or comparison; metaphor
Without naming names, the candidate criticized the national leaders by [___].


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


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


Spelling Word: assiduous
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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