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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.

amenable: Read
/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 amenable to any suggestions that came from those he looked up to.

analogous: Read
/ə'næləgəs/ a. Syn. comparable
comparable; similar or alike
She called our attention to the things that had been done in an analogous situation and recommended that we do the same.

anarchy: Read
/'ænəkɪ/ n. Syn. lawlessness; disorder
absence of governing body; state of disorder; political disorder and confusion
One might say that eastern Congo is already in anarchy, but Congo has faded from the headlines in recent months.

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abrogate  Speak
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something causes misery or death; curse; fatal injury or ruin
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gay; joyous; carefree and lighthearted
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abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority
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having absolute, unchecked power; dictatorial
acrimonious  Speak
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bitter and sharp in language, tone, or manner
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greediness for wealth; insatiable desire of gain
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having absolute, unchecked power; dictatorial
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move faster; cause to develop or progress more quickly; occur sooner than expected
aesthetic  Speak
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responsive to advice or suggestion; responsible to higher authority; willing to comply with; agreeable
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generous in providing aid to others; charitable
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feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent
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elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste
allude  Speak
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mark with deformity; injure or impair, as anything which is excellent; make defective, either the body or mind
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leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial; austere
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refer casually or indirectly, or by suggestion
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unclear or doubtful in meaning
amenable  Speak
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responsive to advice or suggestion; responsible to higher authority; willing to comply with; agreeable
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abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority
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leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial; austere
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not counterfeit or copied; valid; trustworthy
anarchy  Speak
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absence of governing body; state of disorder; political disorder and confusion
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earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends
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contrast; direct contrast; opposition
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expression of warm approval; praise
apprehend  Speak
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take into custody; arrest a criminal; grasp mentally; perceive
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indirect reference; symbolical reference or comparison; metaphor
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inherent ability; quickness in learning and understanding
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absence of governing body; state of disorder; political disorder and confusion
arbiter  Speak
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person with power to decide a dispute; judge
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having absolute, unchecked power; dictatorial
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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
augment  Speak
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give up, renounce, abandon, lay down, or withdraw from, as a right or claim
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generous in providing aid to others; charitable
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make greater, as in size, extent, or quantity
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earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends
authentic  Speak
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having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
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responsive to advice or suggestion; responsible to higher authority; willing to comply with; agreeable
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capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive
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not counterfeit or copied; valid; trustworthy
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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'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.


Spelling Word: abridge
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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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/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 [___] discussion.


Spelling Word: academic
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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.


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/'ædvəsərɪ/ n. Syn. opponent; contestant
opponent in contest; someone who offers opposition
The young wrestler struggled to defeat his [___].


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/i:s'θɛtɪk/ a. Syn. artistic; elegant
elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste
Kenneth Cole, the American designer known for his modern, urban [___], is hawking $35 T-shirts.


Spelling Word: aesthetic
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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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/'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.


Spelling Word: ambiguous