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/'mɪmɪk/ v. Syn. imitate; copy
copy or imitate closely, especially in speech, expression
Scientists process skin tissue to [___] embryonic stem cells.

Spelling Word: mimic
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/mə'roʊs/ a. Syn. sullen; gloomy
ill humored; sullen; depressingly dark; gloomy; persistent
Though we feel sad at someone's pain and sorrow, feeling [___] is difficult while actively wishing the person to be happy.

Spelling Word: morose
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/'mɒtlɪ/ a. Syn. mixed; heterogeneous
multi-colored; mixed; having elements of great variety
He wore a loose tunic and looser trousers, homespun and dyed in [___] green and brown.

Spelling Word: motley
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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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/nɒk'tɜrn(ə)l/ a. Syn. nightly
of or relating to or occurring in the night; most active at night
They wouldn't rest until the large black snake, which appears to be [___], is no longer free.

Spelling Word: nocturnal
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/'nɔɪsəm/ a.
foul-smelling; offensive by arousing disgust; harmful or dangerous
The [___] atmosphere downwind of the oil refinery not only stank, it damaged the lungs of everyone living in the area.

Spelling Word: noisome
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/əb'tru:d/ v.
push oneself or one's ideas forward or intrude; stick out or extrude
Because Fanny was reluctant to [___] her opinions about child-raising upon her daughter-in-law, she kept a close watch on her tongue.

Spelling Word: obtrude
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/ɒm'nɪpətənt/ a. Syn. infinite
all-powerful; having unlimited or universal power, authority, or force
The monarch regarded himself as [___] and responsible to no one for his acts.

Spelling Word: omnipotent
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/'pærədɒks/ n. Syn. contradiction
something apparently contradictory in nature; statement that looks false but is actually correct
Richard presents a bit of a [___], for he is a card-carrying member of both the National Rifle Association and the relatively pacifist American Civil Liberties Union.

Spelling Word: paradox
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/pə'rɛmptərɪ/;/'pɛrəmptɔ:rɪ/ a. Syn. imperative
offensively self-assured; dictatorial; not allowing contradiction or refusal
From Jack's [___] knock on the door, Jill could tell he would not give up until she let him in.

Spelling Word: peremptory