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arbiter: Read
/'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: Read
/'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: Read
/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: Read
/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: Read
/'eɪθiɪst/ n. Syn. nonbeliever
nonbeliever; one who denies the existence of god
The view that children are born atheist is relatively recent.

augment: Read
/ɔ:g'mɛnt/ v. Syn. increase
make greater, as in size, extent, or quantity
Armies augment their forces by calling up reinforcements.

authentic: Read
/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: Read
/'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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abash  Read
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prototype; original model or type after which other similar things are patterned
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embarrass; make ashamed or uneasy; disconcert
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give up, renounce, abandon, lay down, or withdraw from, as a right or claim
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rustic; pastoral; agricultural; relating to country affairs, or to shepherd's life and occupation
abdicate  Read
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similarity in some respects; comparison based on similarity
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easily approachable; warmly friendly
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give up, renounce, abandon, lay down, or withdraw from, as a right or claim
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abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority
abridge  Read
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obvious and dull; commonplace; lacking originality
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similarity in some respects; comparison based on similarity
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state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune
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condense; shorten; reduce length of written text
accord  Read
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settlement or compromise of conflicting opinions; written agreement between two states
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capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive
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earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends
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bitter and sharp in language, tone, or manner
adversary  Read
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chronological record of the events of successive years
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rude and clumsy in behavior; ungentlemanly; awkward in manners
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indirect reference; symbolical reference or comparison; metaphor
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opponent in contest; someone who offers opposition
affable  Read
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award of merit; expression of approval; praise
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greediness for wealth; insatiable desire of gain
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easily approachable; warmly friendly
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make greater, as in size, extent, or quantity
affluent  Read
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having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
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attended by favorable circumstances; marked by success; prosperous
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book of literary selections by various authors
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state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune
allude  Read
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making assaults; unjustly attacking; combative; hostile; tending to spread quickly
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refer casually or indirectly, or by suggestion
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greediness for wealth; insatiable desire of gain
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feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent
allusion  Read
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indirect reference; symbolical reference or comparison; metaphor
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obvious and dull; commonplace; lacking originality
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feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent
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settlement or compromise of conflicting opinions; written agreement between two states
apathetic  Read
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feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent
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pompous; using inflated language; high-sounding but with little meaning
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embarrass; make ashamed or uneasy; disconcert
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give up, renounce, abandon, lay down, or withdraw from, as a right or claim
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/ə'bæʃ/ v. Syn. embarrass
embarrass; make ashamed or uneasy; disconcert
Her open admiration should not [___] him at all.


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/'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.


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


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/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.


Spelling Word: amenable
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/æn'θɒlədʒɪ/ n. Syn. collection
book of literary selections by various authors
This [___] of science fiction was compiled by the late Isaac Asimov.


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/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.


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/'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.


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/æprɪ'hɛnd/ v. Syn. arrest; perceive
take into custody; arrest a criminal; grasp mentally; perceive
The police will [___] the culprit and convict him.


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/'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.


Spelling Word: aptitude
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/'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.


Spelling Word: archetype