abash: /ə'bæʃ/ v. Syn. embarrass embarrass; make ashamed or uneasy; disconcert Her open admiration should not abash him at all.
abet: /ə'bɛt/ v. Syn. encourage aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage She was unwilling to abet him in the swindle he had planned.
abrogate: /'æbroʊgeɪt/ a. Syn. abolish abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority He intended to abrogate the decree issued by his predecessor.
academic: /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 academic discussion.
accelerate: /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 accelerate from the second quarter, as strong Asian demand offsets the effects of a U.S. slowdown.
accord: /ə'kɔ:d/ n. Syn. agreement; treaty settlement or compromise of conflicting opinions; written agreement between two states Although the accord is a small step forward, politicians around the world have their work cut out for them.
acumen: /'ækjʊmɛn, ə'kju:mɛn/ n. Syn. acuteness; insight mental keenness; quickness of perception However, her team's political acumen is clearly beyond mine, an Ivy League Medical Science Professor and NOT a Political "Science" Professor.
admonition: /ædmɒ'nɪʃ(ə)n/ n. Syn. warning gentle or friendly reproof; cautionary advice or warning The article concludes with an admonition from a psychologist
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[Esc] /ə'bændən/ n. Syn. relinquish lacking restraint or control; feeling of extreme emotional intensity; unbounded enthusiasm With her parents out of town, Kelly danced all night with [___].
[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] /'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.
[Esc] /ædmɒ'nɪʃ(ə)n/ n. Syn. warning gentle or friendly reproof; cautionary advice or warning The article concludes with an [___] from a psychologist
[Esc] /æn'θɒlədʒɪ/ n. Syn. collection book of literary selections by various authors This [___] of science fiction was compiled by the late Isaac Asimov.
[Esc] /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.
[Esc] /ə'praɪz/ v. Syn. inform inform; give notice to; make aware If you [___] him the dangerous weather conditions, he has to postpone his trip.
[Esc] /æprə'beɪʃ(ə)n/ n. Syn. approval expression of warm approval; praise She looked for some sign of [___] from her parents, hoping her good grades would please them.
[Esc] /'æptɪtju:d/;/'æptɪtud/ n. Syn. intelligence; talent inherent ability; quickness in learning and understanding The counselor gave him an [___] test before advising him about the career he should follow.
[Esc] /'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.