affable: /'æfəb(ə)l/ a. easily approachable; warmly friendly Accustomed to cold, aloof supervisors, Nicholas was amazed at how affable his new employer was.
aggressive: /'əgrɛsɪv/ a. making assaults; unjustly attacking; combative; hostile; tending to spread quickly During his tenure in Beijing, Huntsman was known as an aggressive advocate for human rights and pushed to expand U.S. economic ties with China.
alienate: /'eɪlɪəneɪt/ v. Syn. estrange; transfer; separate cause to become unfriendly or hostile; transfer property or ownership; isolate or dissociate emotionally We could not see what should again alienate us from one another, or how one brother could again oppress another.
allude: /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 allude to his marital problems with Jill.
allusion: /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 allusion.
amenable: /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 amenable to any suggestions that came from those he looked up to.
analogous: /ə'næləgəs/ a. Syn. comparable comparable; similar or alike She called our attention to the things that had been done in an analogous situation and recommended that we do the same.
anarchy: /'ænəkɪ/ n. Syn. lawlessness; disorder absence of governing body; state of disorder; political disorder and confusion One might say that eastern Congo is already in anarchy, but Congo has faded from the headlines in recent months.
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[Esc] /'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.
[Esc] /ə'brɪdʒ/ v. Syn. condense; shorten condense; shorten; reduce length of written text Because the publishers felt the public wanted a shorter version of War and Peace, they proceeded to [___] the novel.
[Esc] /'æbroʊgeɪt/ a. Syn. abolish abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority He intended to [___] the decree issued by his predecessor.
[Esc] /ækə'dɛmɪk/ a. Syn. scholarly; collegiate; theoretical related to school; not practical or directly useful; relating to scholarly organization; based on formal education The dean's talk about reforming the college admissions system was only an [___] discussion.
[Esc] /ækrɪ'moʊnɪəs/ a. Syn. rancorous bitter and sharp in language, tone, or manner The candidate attacked his opponent in highly [___] terms.
[Esc] /'ædvəsərɪ/ n. Syn. opponent; contestant opponent in contest; someone who offers opposition The young wrestler struggled to defeat his [___].
[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] /'æflʊənt/ a. having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value They want the same opportunity to pursue their dreams as everyone else who lives in [___] school districts.
[Esc] /'əgrɛsɪv/ a. making assaults; unjustly attacking; combative; hostile; tending to spread quickly During his tenure in Beijing, Huntsman was known as an [___] advocate for human rights and pushed to expand U.S. economic ties with China.
[Esc] /æm'bɪgjʊəs/ a. unclear or doubtful in meaning His [___] instructions misled us; we did not know which road to take.