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adversity: Read
/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: 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.

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abandon  Speak
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lacking restraint or control; feeling of extreme emotional intensity; unbounded enthusiasm
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in opposing direction; harmful or unfavorable; acting or serving to oppose
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easily approachable; warmly friendly
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greediness for wealth; insatiable desire of gain
abdicate  Speak
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give up, renounce, abandon, lay down, or withdraw from, as a right or claim
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greediness for wealth; insatiable desire of gain
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feeling of enmity or ill will; attitude that informs one's actions; disposition
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lacking stimulating or mild; agreeable
acumen  Speak
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favoring one person or side over another; prejudiced
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expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language
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mental keenness; quickness of perception
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one who makes a practice of amusing others by low tricks, antic gestures; droll; mimic; clown
aesthetic  Speak
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essential quality; reputation; honor
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one who makes a practice of amusing others by low tricks, antic gestures; droll; mimic; clown
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in opposing direction; harmful or unfavorable; acting or serving to oppose
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elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste
alienate  Speak
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cause to become unfriendly or hostile; transfer property or ownership; isolate or dissociate emotionally
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gentle or friendly reproof; cautionary advice or warning
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dry; lacking moisture, especially having insufficient rainfall to support trees or plants
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in opposing direction; harmful or unfavorable; acting or serving to oppose
apprehend  Speak
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small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests
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lacking stimulating or mild; agreeable
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take into custody; arrest a criminal; grasp mentally; perceive
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sparing or moderation in eating and drinking; temperate
apprise  Speak
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feeling of enmity or ill will; attitude that informs one's actions; disposition
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inform; give notice to; make aware
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give up, renounce, abandon, lay down, or withdraw from, as a right or claim
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gay; joyous; carefree and lighthearted
articulate  Speak
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attended by favorable circumstances; marked by success; prosperous
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expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language
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aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage
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absence of governing body; state of disorder; political disorder and confusion
atheist  Speak
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dry; lacking moisture, especially having insufficient rainfall to support trees or plants
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nonbeliever; one who denies the existence of god
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easily approachable; warmly friendly
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absence of governing body; state of disorder; political disorder and confusion
banal  Speak
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obvious and dull; commonplace; lacking originality
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take into custody; arrest a criminal; grasp mentally; perceive
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embarrass; make ashamed or uneasy; disconcert
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generous in providing aid to others; charitable
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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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/ækrɪ'moʊnɪəs/ a. Syn. rancorous
bitter and sharp in language, tone, or manner
The candidate attacked his opponent in highly [___] terms.


Spelling Word: acrimonious
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/'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 [___] us from one another, or how one brother could again oppress another.


Spelling Word: alienate
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/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 [___].


Spelling Word: allusion
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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'næləgəs/ a. Syn. comparable
comparable; similar or alike
She called our attention to the things that had been done in an [___] situation and recommended that we do the same.


Spelling Word: analogous
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/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.


Spelling Word: anonymous
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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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/æpt/ a. Syn. appropriate; suitable
likely; exactly suitable; appropriate; quick to learn or understand
The defeated England coach, Bobby Robson, described it as a miracle, which following 'the Hand-of-God' goal seems supremely [___].


Spelling Word: apt
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/ɑr'tɪkjʊlət/ a. Syn. effective; distinct
expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language
Her [___] presentation of the advertising campaign impressed her employers.


Spelling Word: articulate