arbiter: /'ɑrbɪtə(r)/ n. Syn. judge person with power to decide a dispute; judge As an arbiter in labor disputes, she has won the confidence of the workers and the employers.
arid: /'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: /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: /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: /'eɪθiɪst/ n. Syn. nonbeliever nonbeliever; one who denies the existence of god The view that children are born atheist is relatively recent.
augment: /ɔ:g'mɛnt/ v. Syn. increase make greater, as in size, extent, or quantity Armies augment their forces by calling up reinforcements.
authentic: /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: /'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.
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[Esc] /ə'bæʃ/ v. Syn. embarrass embarrass; make ashamed or uneasy; disconcert Her open admiration should not [___] him at all.
[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.
[Esc] /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 [___] to any suggestions that came from those he looked up to.
[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] /æpə'θɛtɪk/ a. feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent But he shares Mary's [___] and listless look: he seems to have more length of limb than vivacity of blood or vigor of brain.
[Esc] /'æpəθɪ/ n. Syn. indifference lack of caring; indifference A firm believer in democratic government, she could not understand the [___] of people who never bothered to vote.
[Esc] /æprɪ'hɛnd/ v. Syn. arrest; perceive take into custody; arrest a criminal; grasp mentally; perceive The police will [___] the culprit and convict him.
[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] /'ɑrkɪtaɪp/ n. Syn. prototype prototype; original model or type after which other similar things are patterned The Brooklyn Bridge was the [___] of the many spans that now connect Manhattan with Long Island and New Jersey.