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/sə'gæsətɪ/ n.
quality of being sagacious; quickness or acuteness of sense perceptions; keenness of discernment; shrewdness
She was half sorry her [___] had miscarried, and half glad that Tom had stumbled into obedient conduct for once.


Spelling Word: sagacity
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/sɑr'tɔ:rɪəl/ a.
relating to a tailor, tailoring, or tailored clothing
He was as famous for the [___] splendor of his attire as he was for his acting.


Spelling Word: sartorial
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/'sætəlaɪt/ n. Syn. subordinate
small body revolving around a larger one; subordinate
U.S. officials say the [___] is a cover for Pyongyang's efforts to perfect missile technology.


Spelling Word: satellite
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/'skru:tɪnaɪz/;/-tənaɪz/ v.
examine closely and critically
Searching for flaws, the sergeant wanted to [___] every detail of the private's uniform.


Spelling Word: scrutinize
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/'sɒvrɪn/ a. Syn. excellent; independent
having supreme rank or power; self governing; excellent; independent
Belarus, Albania, the Ukraine also have [___] currencies, not using euro, they also have crashed.


Spelling Word: sovereign
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/spɜrn/ v. Syn. reject; scorn
reject disdainfully or contemptuously; scorn
The heroine had to [___] the villain's advances.


Spelling Word: spurn
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/'tæntəmaʊnt/ a.
equivalent in effect or value
Though Rudy claimed his wife was off visiting friends, his shriek of horror when she walked into the room was [___] to a confession that he believed she was dead.


Spelling Word: tantamount
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/'tɛmpəraɪz/ v.
act evasively in order to gain time, avoid argument, or postpone a decision
I cannot permit you to [___] any longer; I must have a definite answer today.


Spelling Word: temporize
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/'trɛmjʊləs/ a. Syn. trembling; wavering
marked by trembling, quivering, or shaking; timid or fearful; timorous
She was [___] more from excitement than from fear.


Spelling Word: tremulous
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/'trukjələnt, 'trʌkjʊlənt/ a. Syn. belligerent
disposed to fight; belligerent; aggressively hostile
The bully was initially [___] but eventually stopped picking fights at the least provocation.


Spelling Word: truculent