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accolade: Read
/'ækəleɪd/ n. Syn. praise
award of merit; expression of approval; praise
In Hollywood, an "Oscar" is the highest accolade.

acrimonious: Read
/ækrɪ'moʊnɪəs/ a. Syn. rancorous
bitter and sharp in language, tone, or manner
The candidate attacked his opponent in highly acrimonious terms.

admonish: Read
/əd'mɒnɪʃ/ v. Syn. warn; reprove
warn; counsel someone against something to be avoided
I would again admonish the reader carefully to consider the nature of our doctrine.

adversary: Read
/'ædvəsərɪ/ n. Syn. opponent; contestant
opponent in contest; someone who offers opposition
The young wrestler struggled to defeat his adversary.

adversity: Read
/əd'vɜrsɪtɪ/ n. Syn. poverty; misfortune
state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune
A young boy who's strength in adversity is an inspiration to all who know him.

affable: Read
/'æfəb(ə)l/ a.
easily approachable; warmly friendly
Accustomed to cold, aloof supervisors, Nicholas was amazed at how affable his new employer was.

aggressive: Read
/'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: Read
/'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.

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abdicate  Speak
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earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends
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give up, renounce, abandon, lay down, or withdraw from, as a right or claim
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award of merit; expression of approval; praise
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pompous; using inflated language; high-sounding but with little meaning
accede  Speak
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agree; give consent, often at insistence of another; concede
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having no name; having unknown or unacknowledged name
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in a position that is turned toward one side; away from correct course
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expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language
accelerate  Speak
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aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage
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dry; lacking moisture, especially having insufficient rainfall to support trees or plants
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state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune
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move faster; cause to develop or progress more quickly; occur sooner than expected
acumen  Speak
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cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness
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aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage
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mental keenness; quickness of perception
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expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language
admonish  Speak
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give up, renounce, abandon, lay down, or withdraw from, as a right or claim
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expression of warm approval; praise
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obvious and dull; commonplace; lacking originality
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warn; counsel someone against something to be avoided
affable  Speak
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easily approachable; warmly friendly
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calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve
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prototype; original model or type after which other similar things are patterned
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responsive to advice or suggestion; responsible to higher authority; willing to comply with; agreeable
analogy  Speak
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similarity in some respects; comparison based on similarity
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earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends
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inherent ability; quickness in learning and understanding
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aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage
anthology  Speak
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blast; prevent the growth and fertility of; destroy the happiness of; ruin; frustrate
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book of literary selections by various authors
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prototype; original model or type after which other similar things are patterned
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dry; lacking moisture, especially having insufficient rainfall to support trees or plants
approbation  Speak
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attended by favorable circumstances; marked by success; prosperous
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expression of warm approval; praise
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constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing or persistent
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move faster; cause to develop or progress more quickly; occur sooner than expected
aptitude  Speak
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inherent ability; quickness in learning and understanding
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pompous; using inflated language; high-sounding but with little meaning
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calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve
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unclear or doubtful in meaning
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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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/ə'kɔ:d/ n. Syn. agreement; treaty
settlement or compromise of conflicting opinions; written agreement between two states
Although the [___] is a small step forward, politicians around the world have their work cut out for them.


Spelling Word: accord
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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


Spelling Word: admonition
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/əd'vɜrsɪtɪ/ n. Syn. poverty; misfortune
state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune
A young boy who's strength in [___] is an inspiration to all who know him.


Spelling Word: adversity
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/'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.


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/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.


Spelling Word: allude
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/ə'nɒnɪməs/ a. Syn. unknown; nameless
having no name; having unknown or unacknowledged name
The buyer, who wished to remain [___], is a foreigner with homes in Europe.


Spelling Word: anonymous
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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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/ɑr'tɪkjʊlət/ a. Syn. effective; distinct
expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language
Her [___] presentation of the advertising campaign impressed her employers.


Spelling Word: articulate