accolade: /'ækəleɪd/ n. Syn. praise award of merit; expression of approval; praise In Hollywood, an "Oscar" is the highest accolade.
acrimonious: /ækrɪ'moʊnɪəs/ a. Syn. rancorous bitter and sharp in language, tone, or manner The candidate attacked his opponent in highly acrimonious terms.
admonish: /əd'mɒnɪʃ/ v. Syn. warn; reprove warn; counsel someone against something to be avoided I would again admonish the reader carefully to consider the nature of our doctrine.
adversary: /'ædvəsərɪ/ n. Syn. opponent; contestant opponent in contest; someone who offers opposition The young wrestler struggled to defeat his adversary.
adversity: /əd'vɜrsɪtɪ/ n. Syn. poverty; misfortune state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune A young boy who's strength in adversity is an inspiration to all who know him.
affable: /'æfəb(ə)l/ a. easily approachable; warmly friendly Accustomed to cold, aloof supervisors, Nicholas was amazed at how affable his new employer was.
aggressive: /'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: /'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.
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[Esc] /'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.
[Esc] /ə'bɛt/ v. Syn. encourage aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage She was unwilling to [___] him in the swindle he had planned.
[Esc] /ə'kɔ:d/ n. Syn. agreement; treaty settlement or compromise of conflicting opinions; written agreement between two states Although the [___] is a small step forward, politicians around the world have their work cut out for them.
[Esc] /ædmɒ'nɪʃ(ə)n/ n. Syn. warning gentle or friendly reproof; cautionary advice or warning The article concludes with an [___] from a psychologist
[Esc] /əd'vɜrsɪtɪ/ n. Syn. poverty; misfortune state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune A young boy who's strength in [___] is an inspiration to all who know him.
[Esc] /'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.
[Esc] /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.
[Esc] /ə'nɒnɪməs/ a. Syn. unknown; nameless having no name; having unknown or unacknowledged name The buyer, who wished to remain [___], is a foreigner with homes in Europe.
[Esc] /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.
[Esc] /ɑr'tɪkjʊlət/ a. Syn. effective; distinct expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language Her [___] presentation of the advertising campaign impressed her employers.