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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.

allude: Read
/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: Read
/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.

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abet  Speak
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constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing or persistent
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aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage
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nonbeliever; one who denies the existence of god
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lacking restraint or control; feeling of extreme emotional intensity; unbounded enthusiasm
aggressive  Speak
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blast; prevent the growth and fertility of; destroy the happiness of; ruin; frustrate
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settlement or compromise of conflicting opinions; written agreement between two states
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making assaults; unjustly attacking; combative; hostile; tending to spread quickly
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mental keenness; quickness of perception
allay  Speak
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book of literary selections by various authors
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favoring one person or side over another; prejudiced
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calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve
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one who makes a practice of amusing others by low tricks, antic gestures; droll; mimic; clown
anthology  Speak
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book of literary selections by various authors
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comparable; similar or alike
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rude and clumsy in behavior; ungentlemanly; awkward in manners
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inclined or eager to fight; aggressive
apathy  Speak
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lack of caring; indifference
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feeling of enmity or ill will; attitude that informs one's actions; disposition
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essential quality; reputation; honor
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comparable; similar or alike
apprise  Speak
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cause to become unfriendly or hostile; transfer property or ownership; isolate or dissociate emotionally
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feeling of enmity or ill will; attitude that informs one's actions; disposition
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elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste
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inform; give notice to; make aware
arbiter  Speak
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person with power to decide a dispute; judge
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in a position that is turned toward one side; away from correct course
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small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests
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mental keenness; quickness of perception
attribute  Speak
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essential quality; reputation; honor
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book of literary selections by various authors
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cause to become unfriendly or hostile; transfer property or ownership; isolate or dissociate emotionally
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soil, smear so as to make dirty or stained
auspicious  Speak
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attended by favorable circumstances; marked by success; prosperous
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related to school; not practical or directly useful; relating to scholarly organization; based on formal education
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blast; prevent the growth and fertility of; destroy the happiness of; ruin; frustrate
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not counterfeit or copied; valid; trustworthy
avarice  Speak
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favoring one person or side over another; prejudiced
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greediness for wealth; insatiable desire of gain
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refer casually or indirectly, or by suggestion
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unclear or doubtful in meaning
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/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 [___].


Spelling Word: abandon
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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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/'æbroʊgeɪt/ a. Syn. abolish
abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority
He intended to [___] the decree issued by his predecessor.


Spelling Word: abrogate
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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.


Spelling Word: abstemious
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/æk'si:d/ v. Syn. agree; assent; concede
agree; give consent, often at insistence of another; concede
The idea that one of the two chief executives should eventually [___] to the role, as has happened in the past, would raise fresh doubts about the board's independence.


Spelling Word: accede
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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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/ækrɪ'moʊnɪəs/ a. Syn. rancorous
bitter and sharp in language, tone, or manner
The candidate attacked his opponent in highly [___] terms.


Spelling Word: acrimonious
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/əd'mɒnɪʃ/ v. Syn. warn; reprove
warn; counsel someone against something to be avoided
I would again [___] the reader carefully to consider the nature of our doctrine.


Spelling Word: admonish
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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.


Spelling Word: affluent
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/æm'bɪgjʊəs/ a.
unclear or doubtful in meaning
His [___] instructions misled us; we did not know which road to take.


Spelling Word: ambiguous