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apprehensive: Read
/æprɪ'hɛnsɪv/ a.
capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive
Here I walked about for a long time, feeling very strange, and mortally apprehensive of some one coming in and kidnapping me.

approbation: Read
/æprə'beɪʃ(ə)n/ n. Syn. approval
expression of warm approval; praise
She looked for some sign of approbation from her parents, hoping her good grades would please them.

aptitude: Read
/'æptɪtju:d/;/'æptɪtud/ n. Syn. intelligence; talent
inherent ability; quickness in learning and understanding
The counselor gave him an aptitude test before advising him about the career he should follow.

archetype: Read
/'ɑrkɪtaɪp/ n. Syn. prototype
prototype; original model or type after which other similar things are patterned
The Brooklyn Bridge was the archetype of the many spans that now connect Manhattan with Long Island and New Jersey.

aristocracy: Read
/ærɪs'tɒkrəsɪ/ n.
hereditary nobility; privileged class
Americans have mixed feelings about hereditary aristocracy.

ascetic: Read
/ə'sɛtɪk/ a. Syn. austere; severe
leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial; austere
The wealthy, self-indulgent young man felt oddly drawn to the strict, ascetic life led by members of some monastic orders.

asylum: Read
/ə'saɪləm/ n. Syn. protection
place of refuge or shelter; protection
The refugees sought asylum from religious persecution in a new land.

attribute: Read
/ə'trɪbju:t/ n. Syn. trait
essential quality; reputation; honor
His outstanding attribute was his kindness.

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abrogate  Read
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expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language
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inherent ability; quickness in learning and understanding
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warn; counsel someone against something to be avoided
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abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority
acrimonious  Read
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expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language
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easily approachable; warmly friendly
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contradict; give a false impression
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bitter and sharp in language, tone, or manner
aggressive  Read
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warlike or hostile in manner or temperament; showing or having impulse to be combative
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opponent in contest; someone who offers opposition
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attract with something desirable; be highly, often subtly attractive
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making assaults; unjustly attacking; combative; hostile; tending to spread quickly
alacrity  Read
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cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness
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expression of warm approval; praise
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constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing or persistent
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mark with deformity; injure or impair, as anything which is excellent; make defective, either the body or mind
alienate  Read
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in opposing direction; harmful or unfavorable; acting or serving to oppose
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cause to become unfriendly or hostile; transfer property or ownership; isolate or dissociate emotionally
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book of literary selections by various authors
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sparing or moderation in eating and drinking; temperate
allusion  Read
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indirect reference; symbolical reference or comparison; metaphor
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gay; joyous; carefree and lighthearted
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sparing or moderation in eating and drinking; temperate
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cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness
anthology  Read
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book of literary selections by various authors
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bitter and sharp in language, tone, or manner
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generous in providing aid to others; charitable
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lacking restraint or control; feeling of extreme emotional intensity; unbounded enthusiasm
approbation  Read
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chronological record of the events of successive years
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obvious and dull; commonplace; lacking originality
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expression of warm approval; praise
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gay; joyous; carefree and lighthearted
assiduous  Read
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cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness
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constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing or persistent
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expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language
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good-natured and likable; lovable; warmly friendly
banal  Read
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obvious and dull; commonplace; lacking originality
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book of literary selections by various authors
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award of merit; expression of approval; praise
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lacking restraint or control; feeling of extreme emotional intensity; unbounded enthusiasm
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/æb'sti:mɪəs/ a. Syn. temperate
sparing or moderation in eating and drinking; temperate
Concerned whether her vegetarian son's [___] diet provided him with sufficient protein, the worried mother pressed food on him.


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/ækrɪ'moʊnɪəs/ a. Syn. rancorous
bitter and sharp in language, tone, or manner
The candidate attacked his opponent in highly [___] terms.


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/əd'mɒnɪʃ/ v. Syn. warn; reprove
warn; counsel someone against something to be avoided
I would again [___] the reader carefully to consider the nature of our doctrine.


Spelling Word: admonish
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/əd'vɜrsɪtɪ/ n. Syn. poverty; misfortune
state of misfortune, hardship, or affliction; misfortune
A young boy who's strength in [___] is an inspiration to all who know him.


Spelling Word: adversity
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/æpə'θɛtɪk/ a.
feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent
But he shares Mary's [___] and listless look: he seems to have more length of limb than vivacity of blood or vigor of brain.


Spelling Word: apathetic
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/'ɑrbɪtə(r)/ n. Syn. judge
person with power to decide a dispute; judge
As an [___] in labor disputes, she has won the confidence of the workers and the employers.


Spelling Word: arbiter
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/'ærɪd/ a. Syn. dry; barren
dry; lacking moisture, especially having insufficient rainfall to support trees or plants
The cactus has adapted to survive in an [___] environment.


Spelling Word: arid
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/ɑr'tɪkjʊlət/ a. Syn. effective; distinct
expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language
Her [___] presentation of the advertising campaign impressed her employers.


Spelling Word: articulate
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/'bæntə(r)/ n.
good-humored, playful conversation
You bring good diversity to the BombCast because your opinions are varied and present a good contrast to what can sometimes be predictable [___] from the guys.


Spelling Word: banter
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/'bɛlɪkoʊs/ a. Syn. warlike; belligerent
warlike or hostile in manner or temperament; showing or having impulse to be combative
His [___] disposition alienated his friends.


Spelling Word: bellicose