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ascetic: Read
/ə'sɛtɪk/ a. Syn. austere; severe
leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial; austere
The wealthy, self-indulgent young man felt oddly drawn to the strict, ascetic life led by members of some monastic orders.

asylum: Read
/ə'saɪləm/ n. Syn. protection
place of refuge or shelter; protection
The refugees sought asylum from religious persecution in a new land.

attribute: Read
/ə'trɪbju:t/ n. Syn. trait
essential quality; reputation; honor
His outstanding attribute was his kindness.

auspicious: Read
/ɔ:'spɪʃəs/ a. Syn. propitious
attended by favorable circumstances; marked by success; prosperous
With favorable weather conditions, it was an auspicious moment to set sail.

autocratic: Read
/ɔtə'krætɪk/ a. Syn. dictatorial
having absolute, unchecked power; dictatorial
Someone accustomed to exercising authority may become autocratic if his or her power is unchecked.

awry: Read
/ə'raɪ/ ad. Syn. distorted; crooked ; askew; amiss
in a position that is turned toward one side; away from correct course
He held his head awry, giving the impression that he had caught cold in his neck during the night.

bane: Read
/beɪn/ n. Syn. curse
something causes misery or death; curse; fatal injury or ruin
Lucy's little brother was the bane of her existence: his attempts to make her life miserable worked so well that she could have poisoned him.

baton: Read
/'bæt(ə)n/;/bə'tɒn/ n.
staff or truncheon for various purposes, as one of a conductor in musical performances, one transferred by runners in a relay race
What's the textbook way to handoff the baton in the relays?

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abdicate  Speak
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small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests
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give up, renounce, abandon, lay down, or withdraw from, as a right or claim
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attract with something desirable; be highly, often subtly attractive
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person with power to decide a dispute; judge
academic  Speak
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soil, smear so as to make dirty or stained
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related to school; not practical or directly useful; relating to scholarly organization; based on formal education
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refer casually or indirectly, or by suggestion
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in a position that is turned toward one side; away from correct course
affluent  Speak
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refer casually or indirectly, or by suggestion
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having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
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having absolute, unchecked power; dictatorial
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not counterfeit or copied; valid; trustworthy
allusion  Speak
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inclined or eager to fight; aggressive
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indirect reference; symbolical reference or comparison; metaphor
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soil, smear so as to make dirty or stained
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having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
apt  Speak
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likely; exactly suitable; appropriate; quick to learn or understand
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inclined or eager to fight; aggressive
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similarity in some respects; comparison based on similarity
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absence of governing body; state of disorder; political disorder and confusion
aptitude  Speak
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bitter and sharp in language, tone, or manner
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person with power to decide a dispute; judge
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make greater, as in size, extent, or quantity
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inherent ability; quickness in learning and understanding
arbiter  Speak
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person with power to decide a dispute; judge
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staff or truncheon for various purposes, as one of a conductor in musical performances, one transferred by runners in a relay race
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warlike or hostile in manner or temperament; showing or having impulse to be combative
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likely; exactly suitable; appropriate; quick to learn or understand
assiduous  Speak
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constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing or persistent
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contradict; give a false impression
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feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent
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related to school; not practical or directly useful; relating to scholarly organization; based on formal education
augment  Speak
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make greater, as in size, extent, or quantity
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feeling of enmity or ill will; attitude that informs one's actions; disposition
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person with power to decide a dispute; judge
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inherent ability; quickness in learning and understanding
awry  Speak
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comparable; similar or alike
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having no name; having unknown or unacknowledged name
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in a position that is turned toward one side; away from correct course
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responsive to advice or suggestion; responsible to higher authority; willing to comply with; agreeable
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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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/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 [___] to his marital problems with Jill.


Spelling Word: allude
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/ə'ljʊə(r)/ v. Syn. entice; attract
attract with something desirable; be highly, often subtly attractive
Promises of quick profits [___] the unwary investor.


Spelling Word: allure
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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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/ə'nælədʒɪ/ n. Syn. similarity; parallelism
similarity in some respects; comparison based on similarity
This [___] is almost always noted without further comment, although in fact it may be taken further.


Spelling Word: analogy
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/æn'tɪθəsɪs/ n. Syn. contrast
contrast; direct contrast; opposition
This tyranny was the [___] of all that he had hoped for, and he fought it with all his strength.


Spelling Word: antithesis
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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.


Spelling Word: apathy
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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.


Spelling Word: apprehend
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/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.


Spelling Word: apprehensive
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/'ɑrbɪtə(r)/ n. Syn. judge
person with power to decide a dispute; judge
As an [___] in labor disputes, she has won the confidence of the workers and the employers.


Spelling Word: arbiter