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/'mɒt(ə)ld/ a. Syn. spotted
spotted with different shades or colors
When old Falstaff blushed, his face was [___] with embarrassment, all pink and purple and red.

Spelling Word: mottled
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/'mʌndeɪn/ a. Syn. worldly; earthly; secular
belonging to this earth or world; not ideal or heavenly; concerned with commonplaces; ordinary
Unlike other players, the CEO and Secretariat are less interested in [___] benefits than in value.

Spelling Word: mundane
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/'ɒbvɪeɪt/ v.
bypass requirement or make it unnecessary; get rid of
I hope this contribution will [___] any need for further collections of funds.

Spelling Word: obviate
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/pænə'sɪə/ n.
remedy for all diseases, evils, or difficulties; a cure-all
The rich youth cynically declared that the [___] for all speeding tickets was a big enough bribe.

Spelling Word: panacea
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/pɪ'kju:nɪərɪ/ a.
relating to money; requiring payment of money
Seldom earning enough to cover their expenses, folk dance teachers work because they love dancing, not because they expect any [___] reward.

Spelling Word: pecuniary
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/prɪ'koʊʃəs/ a.
advanced in development; appearing or developing early
Listening to the grown-up way the child discussed serious topics, we couldn't help remarking how [___] she was.

Spelling Word: precocious
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/'prɛdətərɪ/;/'prɛdətɔ:rɪ/ a. Syn. carnivorous
living by preying on other animals
Every few seconds the bait fish were flying out of the water from attacks by [___] fish.

Spelling Word: predatory
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/'prɛlju:d/ n. Syn. introduction; forerunner
introduction; forerunner; preliminary or preface
I am afraid that this border raid is the [___] to more serious attacks.

Spelling Word: prelude
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/prɪ'rɒgətɪv/ n. Syn. privilege
privilege; unquestionable right; exclusive power to command
For the sake of policy and representativeness, we need a constitutional amendment to remove this [___] from the president.

Spelling Word: prerogative
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/prɪ'zʌmpʃ(ə)n/ n.
act of presuming, or believing upon probable evidence; act of assuming; belief upon incomplete proof
And the poor old stick used to cry out 'Oh you villains childs!' -- and then we sermonized her on the [___] of attempting to teach such clever blades as we were, when she was herself so ignorant.

Spelling Word: presumption