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


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


Spelling Word: allure
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/'ærɪd/ a. Syn. dry; barren
dry; lacking moisture, especially having insufficient rainfall to support trees or plants


Spelling Word: arid
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/bə'nɑrl/;/'beɪnl/ a. Syn. dull; commonplace; trite
obvious and dull; commonplace; lacking originality


Spelling Word: banal
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/'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


Spelling Word: baton
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/bɪ'zɑr(r)/ a. Syn. fantastic
fantastic; violently contrasting; strangely unconventional in style or appearance


Spelling Word: bizarre
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/'krɒnɪk/ a.
lasting for long period; marked by frequent recurrence, as certain diseases


Spelling Word: chronic
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/sɜrkəm'vɛnt/ v. Syn. outwit
surround an enemy; enclose or entrap; beat by cleverness and wit


Spelling Word: circumvent
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/'sɪv(ə)l/ a. Syn. civic
having to do with citizens or the state; courteous and polite


Spelling Word: civil
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/kən'vɪvɪəl/ a. Syn. festive
festive; occupied with or fond of the pleasures of good company


Spelling Word: convivial