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/ru:/ v. Syn. regret; lament; mourn
feel regret, remorse, or sorrow for; mourn
Tina seemed to [___] the night she met Tony and wondered how she ever fell for such a jerk.


Spelling Word: rue
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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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/'sæŋgwɪn/ a. Syn. cheerful; hopeful; ruddy
cheerfully confident; optimistic; of healthy reddish color; ruddy
Let us not be too [___] about the outcome; something could go wrong.


Spelling Word: sanguine
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/'sɪmpə(r)/ v. Syn. smirk
smirk; smile in artificial way to make an impression
. Complimented on her appearance, Stella had to self-consciously [___].


Spelling Word: simper
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/'saɪnɪkjʊə(r)/ n.
well-paid position with little responsibility
My job is no sinecure; I work long hours and have much responsibility.


Spelling Word: sinecure
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/sɒpə'rɪfɪk/ a.
sleep-causing; marked by sleepiness
Professor Pringle's lectures were so [___] that even he fell asleep in class.


Spelling Word: soporific
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/'stoʊɪk/ a. Syn. impassive
indifferent to or unaffected by joy, grief, pleasure, or pain
I wasn't particularly [___] when I had my flu shot; I squealed like a stuck pig.


Spelling Word: stoic
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/stju:'pɛndəs/;/stu:-/ a.
astonishing; wonderful; amazing, especially, astonishing in magnitude or elevation
The lads came back and went at their sports again with a will, chattering all the time about Tom's [___] plan and admiring the genius of it.


Spelling Word: stupendous
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/'træŋkwɪl/ a. Syn. serene; pacific
free from disturbance; pacific
Though I look comfortably accommodated, I am not very [___] in my mind.


Spelling Word: tranquil
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/træns'grɛs, trɑr-/ v.
pass over or beyond; surpass
You may [___] this programming if the circumstances are right.


Spelling Word: transgress