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/ə'bændən/ n. Syn. relinquish
lacking restraint or control; feeling of extreme emotional intensity; unbounded enthusiasm

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/ə'bæʃ/ v. Syn. embarrass
embarrass; make ashamed or uneasy; disconcert

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/'æbdɪkeɪt/ v. Syn. renounce
give up, renounce, abandon, lay down, or withdraw from, as a right or claim

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/ə'bɛt/ v. Syn. encourage
aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage

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/ə'brɪdʒ/ v. Syn. condense; shorten
condense; shorten; reduce length of written text

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/'æbroʊgeɪt/ a. Syn. abolish
abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority

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/æb'sti:mɪəs/ a. Syn. temperate
sparing or moderation in eating and drinking; temperate

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/ækə'dɛmɪk/ a. Syn. scholarly; collegiate; theoretical
related to school; not practical or directly useful; relating to scholarly organization; based on formal education

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/æk'si:d/ v. Syn. agree; assent; concede
agree; give consent, often at insistence of another; concede

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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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/'ækəleɪd/ n. Syn. praise
award of merit; expression of approval; praise

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/ə'kɔ:d/ n. Syn. agreement; treaty
settlement or compromise of conflicting opinions; written agreement between two states

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/ækrɪ'moʊnɪəs/ a. Syn. rancorous
bitter and sharp in language, tone, or manner

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/'ækjʊmɛn, ə'kju:mɛn/ n. Syn. acuteness; insight
mental keenness; quickness of perception

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

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/ædmɒ'nɪʃ(ə)n/ n. Syn. warning
gentle or friendly reproof; cautionary advice or warning

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/'ædvəsərɪ/ n. Syn. opponent; contestant
opponent in contest; someone who offers opposition

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/'ædvɜrs/ a. Syn. unfavorable; hostile
in opposing direction; harmful or unfavorable; acting or serving to oppose

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/əd'vɜrsɪtɪ/ n. Syn. poverty; misfortune
state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune

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/i:s'θɛtɪk/ a. Syn. artistic; elegant
elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste

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/'æfəb(ə)l/ a.
easily approachable; warmly friendly

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/'æflʊənt/ a.
having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value

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/'əgrɛsɪv/ a.
making assaults; unjustly attacking; combative; hostile; tending to spread quickly

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/ə'lækrɪtɪ/ n.
cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness

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/'eɪlɪəneɪt/ v. Syn. estrange; transfer; separate
cause to become unfriendly or hostile; transfer property or ownership; isolate or dissociate emotionally

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

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/ə'lu:d/ v. Syn. imply; refer
refer casually or indirectly, or by suggestion

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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'lu:ʒ(ə)n/ n. Syn. metaphor
indirect reference; symbolical reference or comparison; metaphor

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/æm'bɪgjʊəs/ a.
unclear or doubtful in meaning

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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

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/'eɪmɪəb(ə)l/ a. Syn. agreeable; lovable
good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly

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/ə'næləgəs/ a. Syn. comparable
comparable; similar or alike

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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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/'ænɪməs/ n. Syn. enmity; disposition
feeling of enmity or ill will; attitude that informs one's actions; disposition

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/'æn(ə)lz/ n. Syn. records; history
chronological record of the events of successive years

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

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/æn'θɒlədʒɪ/ n. Syn. collection
book of literary selections by various authors

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/æn'tɪθəsɪs/ n. Syn. contrast
contrast; direct contrast; opposition

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/æpə'θɛtɪk/ a.
feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent

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/'æpəθɪ/ n. Syn. indifference
lack of caring; indifference

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

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/æprɪ'hɛnsɪv/ a.
capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive

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/ə'praɪz/ v. Syn. inform
inform; give notice to; make aware

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/æprə'beɪʃ(ə)n/ n. Syn. approval
expression of warm approval; praise

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/æpt/ a. Syn. appropriate; suitable
likely; exactly suitable; appropriate; quick to learn or understand

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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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/'ɑrkɪtaɪp/ n. Syn. prototype
prototype; original model or type after which other similar things are patterned

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

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/ærɪs'tɒkrəsɪ/ n.
hereditary nobility; privileged class

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/ɑr'tɪkjʊlət/ a. Syn. effective; distinct
expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language

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/ə'sɛtɪk/ a. Syn. austere; severe
leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial; austere

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/ə'sɪdjʊəs/;/ə'sɪdʒʊəs/ a. Syn. diligent; persistent
constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing or persistent

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/ə'saɪləm/ n. Syn. protection
place of refuge or shelter; protection

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/'eɪθiɪst/ n. Syn. nonbeliever
nonbeliever; one who denies the existence of god

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/ə'trɪbju:t/ n. Syn. trait
essential quality; reputation; honor

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/ɔ:g'mɛnt/ v. Syn. increase
make greater, as in size, extent, or quantity

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/ɔ:'spɪʃəs/ a. Syn. propitious
attended by favorable circumstances; marked by success; prosperous

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/ɜr'θɛntɪk/ a. Syn. genuine; real; valid; trustworthy
not counterfeit or copied; valid; trustworthy

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/ɔtə'krætɪk/ a. Syn. dictatorial
having absolute, unchecked power; dictatorial

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/'ævərɪs/ n.
greediness for wealth; insatiable desire of gain

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/ə'raɪ/ ad. Syn. distorted; crooked ; askew; amiss
in a position that is turned toward one side; away from correct course

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

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/beɪn/ n. Syn. curse
something causes misery or death; curse; fatal injury or ruin

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/'bæntə(r)/ n.
good-humored, playful conversation

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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

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/bɪ'laɪ/ v. Syn. contradict
contradict; give a false impression

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/'bɛlɪkoʊs/ a. Syn. warlike; belligerent
warlike or hostile in manner or temperament; showing or having impulse to be combative

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/bɪ'lɪdʒərənt/ a. Syn. quarrelsome; aggressive
inclined or eager to fight; aggressive

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/bɪ'nɛvələnt/ a. Syn. generous; charitable
generous in providing aid to others; charitable

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/bɪ'smɜrtʃ/ v.
soil, smear so as to make dirty or stained

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/'baɪəs(ɪ)d/ a. Syn. slanted; prejudiced
favoring one person or side over another; prejudiced

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

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/blænd/ a. Syn. soothing; mild; agreeable
lacking stimulating or mild; agreeable

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/'blændɪʃmənt/ n. Syn. flattery
flattery; speech or action expressive of affection or kindness, and tending to win the heart

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/'blɛmɪʃ/ v.
mark with deformity; injure or impair, as anything which is excellent; make defective, either the body or mind

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/blaɪt/ v.
blast; prevent the growth and fertility of; destroy the happiness of; ruin; frustrate

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/blaɪð/ a. Syn. gay; joyous; heedless
gay; joyous; carefree and lighthearted

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/bɒm'bæstɪk/ a. Syn. pompous
pompous; using inflated language; high-sounding but with little meaning

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/'bʊərɪʃ/ a. Syn. rude; clumsy; illiterate
rude and clumsy in behavior; ungentlemanly; awkward in manners

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/bju:'kɒlɪk/ a. Syn. rustic; pastoral
rustic; pastoral; agricultural; relating to country affairs, or to shepherd's life and occupation

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/bʌ'fu:n/ n.
one who makes a practice of amusing others by low tricks, antic gestures; droll; mimic; clown

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/'bʊlwək/ n.
earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends

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/'bʌmpʃəs/ a.
offensively self-assertive; liable to give or take offense; forward; pushing

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/kə'bæl/ n.
small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests

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/kə'kɒfənəs/ a. Syn. discordant; inharmonious
discordant; inharmonious; sounding harshly; ill-sounding

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