apprehend: /æprɪ'hɛnd/ v. Syn. arrest; perceive take into custody; arrest a criminal; grasp mentally; perceive The police will apprehend the culprit and convict him.
apprise: /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.
apt: /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 apt.
arbiter: /'ɑrbɪtə(r)/ n. Syn. judge person with power to decide a dispute; judge As an arbiter in labor disputes, she has won the confidence of the workers and the employers.
arid: /'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 arid environment.
articulate: /ɑr'tɪkjʊlət/ a. Syn. effective; distinct expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language Her articulate presentation of the advertising campaign impressed her employers.
assiduous: /ə'sɪdjʊəs/;/ə'sɪdʒʊəs/ a. Syn. diligent; persistent constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing or persistent He was assiduous, working at this task for weeks before he felt satisfied with his results.
atheist: /'eɪθiɪst/ n. Syn. nonbeliever nonbeliever; one who denies the existence of god The view that children are born atheist is relatively recent.
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[Esc] /ækə'dɛmɪk/ a. Syn. scholarly; collegiate; theoretical related to school; not practical or directly useful; relating to scholarly organization; based on formal education The dean's talk about reforming the college admissions system was only an [___] discussion.
[Esc] /ə'leɪ/ v. Syn. calm; pacify; relieve calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve The crew tried to [___] the fears of the passengers by announcing that the fire had been controlled.
[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] /æm'bɪgjʊəs/ a. unclear or doubtful in meaning His [___] instructions misled us; we did not know which road to take.
[Esc] /'ænɪməs/ n. Syn. enmity; disposition feeling of enmity or ill will; attitude that informs one's actions; disposition The [___] of the speaker became obvious to all when he began to indulge in sarcastic and insulting remarks.
[Esc] /'æn(ə)lz/ n. Syn. records; history chronological record of the events of successive years In the [___] of this period, we find no mention of democratic movements.
[Esc] /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 [___].
[Esc] /ə'saɪləm/ n. Syn. protection place of refuge or shelter; protection The refugees sought [___] from religious persecution in a new land.
[Esc] /ɜr'θɛntɪk/ a. Syn. genuine; real; valid; trustworthy not counterfeit or copied; valid; trustworthy It is [___], genuine, and a true and correct copy of the original.
[Esc] /bə'nɑrl/;/'beɪnl/ a. Syn. dull; commonplace; trite obvious and dull; commonplace; lacking originality The writer made his comic sketch seem [___], only a few people liked it.