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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?

bellicose: Read
/'bɛlɪkoʊs/ a. Syn. warlike; belligerent
warlike or hostile in manner or temperament; showing or having impulse to be combative
His bellicose disposition alienated his friends.

benevolent: Read
/bɪ'nɛvələnt/ a. Syn. generous; charitable
generous in providing aid to others; charitable
Mr. Fezziwig was a benevolent employer, who wished to make Christmas merrier for young Scrooge and his other employees.

biased: Read
/'baɪəs(ɪ)d/ a. Syn. slanted; prejudiced
favoring one person or side over another; prejudiced
Because the judge played golf regularly with the district attorney's father, we feared he might be biased in the prosecution's favor.

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abrogate  Speak
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comparable; similar or alike
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cause to become unfriendly or hostile; transfer property or ownership; isolate or dissociate emotionally
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abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority
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embarrass; make ashamed or uneasy; disconcert
accolade  Speak
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capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive
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person with power to decide a dispute; judge
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award of merit; expression of approval; praise
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in a position that is turned toward one side; away from correct course
adverse  Speak
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in opposing direction; harmful or unfavorable; acting or serving to oppose
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constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing or persistent
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obvious and dull; commonplace; lacking originality
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aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage
affluent  Speak
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attract with something desirable; be highly, often subtly attractive
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having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
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lack of caring; indifference
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having no name; having unknown or unacknowledged name
allay  Speak
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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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calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve
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capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive
allude  Speak
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refer casually or indirectly, or by suggestion
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chronological record of the events of successive years
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comparable; similar or alike
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give up, renounce, abandon, lay down, or withdraw from, as a right or claim
allure  Speak
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inherent ability; quickness in learning and understanding
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constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing or persistent
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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
analogy  Speak
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make greater, as in size, extent, or quantity
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inherent ability; quickness in learning and understanding
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similarity in some respects; comparison based on similarity
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having absolute, unchecked power; dictatorial
aptitude  Speak
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blast; prevent the growth and fertility of; destroy the happiness of; ruin; frustrate
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inherent ability; quickness in learning and understanding
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responsive to advice or suggestion; responsible to higher authority; willing to comply with; agreeable
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obvious and dull; commonplace; lacking originality
assiduous  Speak
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constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing or persistent
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make greater, as in size, extent, or quantity
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inform; give notice to; make aware
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chronological record of the events of successive years
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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.


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/'ækəleɪd/ n. Syn. praise
award of merit; expression of approval; praise
In Hollywood, an "Oscar" is the highest [___].


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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.


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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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/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.


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/ə'praɪz/ v. Syn. inform
inform; give notice to; make aware
If you [___] him the dangerous weather conditions, he has to postpone his trip.


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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.


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/'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 [___] environment.


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


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


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