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accelerate   Speak
/ək'sɛləreɪt/ v. Syn. speed; hasten
move faster; cause to develop or progress more quickly; occur sooner than expected
Demand for Taiwanese goods likely will accelerate from the second quarter, as strong Asian demand offsets the effects of a U.S. slowdown.
alacrity   Speak
/ə'lækrɪtɪ/ n.
cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness
Phil and Dave were raring to get off to the mountains; they packed up their ski gear and climbed into the van with alacrity.
allusion   Speak
/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   Speak
/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.
apprise   Speak
/ə'praɪz/ v. Syn. inform
inform; give notice to; make aware
If you apprise him the dangerous weather conditions, he has to postpone his trip.
auspicious   Speak
/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.
bellicose   Speak
/'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.
blithe   Speak
/blaɪð/ a. Syn. gay; joyous; heedless
gay; joyous; carefree and lighthearted
Shelley called the skylark a "blithe spirit" because of its happy song.
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abash  Speak
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state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune
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fantastic; violently contrasting; strangely unconventional in style or appearance
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embarrass; make ashamed or uneasy; disconcert
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elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste
abridge  Speak
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in a position that is turned toward one side; away from correct course
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make greater, as in size, extent, or quantity
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condense; shorten; reduce length of written text
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not counterfeit or copied; valid; trustworthy
accolade  Speak
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award of merit; expression of approval; praise
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in opposing direction; harmful or unfavorable; acting or serving to oppose
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not counterfeit or copied; valid; trustworthy
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indirect reference; symbolical reference or comparison; metaphor
acrimonious  Speak
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feeling of enmity or ill will; attitude that informs one's actions; disposition
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unclear or doubtful in meaning
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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  Speak
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constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing or persistent
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opponent in contest; someone who offers opposition
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condense; shorten; reduce length of written text
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cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness
aggressive  Speak
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unclear or doubtful in meaning
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nonbeliever; one who denies the existence of god
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not counterfeit or copied; valid; trustworthy
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making assaults; unjustly attacking; combative; hostile; tending to spread quickly
alacrity  Speak
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nonbeliever; one who denies the existence of god
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cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness
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rustic; pastoral; agricultural; relating to country affairs, or to shepherd's life and occupation
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in a position that is turned toward one side; away from correct course
alienate  Speak
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cause to become unfriendly or hostile; transfer property or ownership; isolate or dissociate emotionally
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fantastic; violently contrasting; strangely unconventional in style or appearance
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move faster; cause to develop or progress more quickly; occur sooner than expected
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favoring one person or side over another; prejudiced
animus  Speak
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feeling of enmity or ill will; attitude that informs one's actions; disposition
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inherent ability; quickness in learning and understanding
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in opposing direction; harmful or unfavorable; acting or serving to oppose
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place of refuge or shelter; protection
apathy  Speak
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generous in providing aid to others; charitable
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lack of caring; indifference
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award of merit; expression of approval; praise
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not counterfeit or copied; valid; trustworthy
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/ək'sɛləreɪt/ v. Syn. speed; hasten
move faster; cause to develop or progress more quickly; occur sooner than expected


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/əd'mɒnɪʃ/ v. Syn. warn; reprove
warn; counsel someone against something to be avoided


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/ə'leɪ/ v. Syn. calm; pacify; relieve
calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve


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/ə'ljʊə(r)/ v. Syn. entice; attract
attract with something desirable; be highly, often subtly attractive


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/ə'nælədʒɪ/ n. Syn. similarity; parallelism
similarity in some respects; comparison based on similarity


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/'ænəkɪ/ n. Syn. lawlessness; disorder
absence of governing body; state of disorder; political disorder and confusion


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/ə'nɒnɪməs/ a. Syn. unknown; nameless
having no name; having unknown or unacknowledged name


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/æprɪ'hɛnd/ v. Syn. arrest; perceive
take into custody; arrest a criminal; grasp mentally; perceive


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/'æptɪtju:d/;/'æptɪtud/ n. Syn. intelligence; talent
inherent ability; quickness in learning and understanding


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/'ɑrbɪtə(r)/ n. Syn. judge
person with power to decide a dispute; judge


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