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/grɪ'gɛərɪəs/ a. Syn. sociable
sociable; seeking and enjoying the company of others
Natural selection in [___] animals operates upon groups rather than upon individuals.

Spelling Word: gregarious
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/'hɑrbɪndʒə(r)/ n. Syn. forerunner
forerunner; an indication of approach of something or someone
The crocus is an early [___] of spring.

Spelling Word: harbinger
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/'hi:dlɪs/ a. Syn. disregarding
unaware, without noticing; unmindful or thoughtless
He drove on, [___] of the danger warnings placed at the side of the road.

Spelling Word: heedless
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/'hɛrɪsɪ/ n.
opinion contrary to popular belief; opinion contrary to accepted religion
Galileo's assertion that the earth moved around the sun directly contradicted the religious teachings of his day; as a result, he was tried for [___].

Spelling Word: heresy
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/ɪ'mju:n/ a. Syn. exempt; resistant
resistant to; free or exempt from; not subject to
Still, the company doesn't expect to remain [___] from the effects of the downturn.

Spelling Word: immune
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/ɪm'plækəb(ə)l/ a.
incapable of being pacified; not to be relieved;
Madame Defarge was the [___] enemy of the Evremonde family.

Spelling Word: implacable
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/ɪmprɔ'keɪʃ(ə)n/ n. Syn. curse
curse; act of calling down a curse that invokes evil
Spouting violent [___], Hank searched for the person who had vandalized his truck.

Spelling Word: imprecation
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/ɪm'pju:n/ v. Syn. challenge
dispute or contradict, often in insulting way; challenge
Our treasurer was furious when the finance committee's report tried to [___] the accuracy of his financial records.

Spelling Word: impugn
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/'ɪnfərəns/ n.
inferring by deduction or induction; truth or proposition drawn from another which is admitted or supposed to be true; conclusion; deduction
If he is guilty, then by [___] so is she; both should be in trouble.

Spelling Word: inference
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/'ɜrksəm/ a. Syn. annoying; tedious
causing annoyance, weariness, or vexation; tedious
He found working on the assembly line [___] because of the monotony of the operation he had to perform.

Spelling Word: irksome