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1

abroad

adv. to or in another country
syn. overseas, internationally

I don't like living in my country. I'd rather live abroad.

Living abroad can be an educational experience.

2

abrupt

adj. quick, without warning
syn. sudden
adv. abruptly
n. abruptness

There was an abrupt change in the temperature.

He ended the lecture abruptly because he felt sick.

3

acceptable

adj. allowable or satisfactory
syn. permissible
v. accept
adv. acceptably
n. acceptability

The plan was acceptable to the manager.

The professor accepted more applicants than he should have.

4

acclaim

n. enthusiastic approval, applause
syn. praise
adj. acclaimed
n. acclamation

The film won acclaim at the film festival.

Acclaimed authors often win Pulitzer Prizes.

5

actually

adv. being in existence, real or factual
syn. truly
adj. actual

He hadn't actually written the research paper, but did part of the research.

The actual value of the car was about $3,000, but it was sold for $7,000.

6

adverse

adj. displeasing, objectionable, or bad
syn. unfavorable
adv. adversely
n. adversity
n. adversary

Adverse weather conditions made the airline cancel the flight.

His indecision adversely affected his job performance.

7

advice

n. counsel about a course of action
(Please note: "advice" can never be plural!)
syn. suggestion
v. advise
adj. advisable
n. adviser (or advisor)

The student asked her professor for some career advice.

It isn't advisable to stay up late the night before a test.

8

attract

v. to cause to draw near, to draw to oneself by an appealing quality
syn. appealing
n. attraction
n. attractiveness
adj. attractive
adv. attractively

The opening of the new cafeteria attracted many employees.

The major attraction of the show was a speech by the president

9

autonomous

adj. by itself, with no association
syn. independent
adv. autonomously

The autonomous area of Palestine was created in 1995.

They have always depended on their parent company, but now they'll have to learn to function autonomously.

10

disapproval

n. the act of disagreeing, not giving approval
syn. objection
v. disapprove
adv. disapprovingly

Their disapproval of the plan caused the experiment to be postponed.

The students disapproved of the plan of study.

11

disruptive

adj. causing confusion and interruption
syn. disturbing
v. disrupt
n. disruption
adv. disruptively

Frequent questions during lectures can be disruptive.

The storm caused a major disruption in the transportation system.

12

haphazardly

adv. having no order or pattern
syn. arbitrarily, randomly
adj. haphazard
n. haphazardness

It was obvious that the lecture was planned haphazardly.

The student completed the assignment in a haphazard way.

13

ideal

adj. having no flaw or mistake, excellent
syn. perfect
adv. ideally
n. ideal

The beach is an ideal place to relax.

Candidates for the job should ideally have had five years of experience in a similar position.

14

persistent

adj. continuous, refusing to give up, firm in action or decision
syn. constant
v. persist
n. persistence
adv. persistently

The persistent heat in some Middle Eastern countries make the weather there unbearable for people from cooler regions.

The employees considered the persistence of the noise in their working area a type of environmental pollution, so they complained to the management.

15

wide

adj. extending over a large area
syn. broad
adv. widely
n. width

The machine is about 63 inches wide.

The width of the machine is about 63 inches.