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pinnacle

noun.

top point

After weeks of climbing the mountain, they finally reached its pinnacle.

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truculent

adjective.

prone to a fight

Suzie, being a truculent student, ....

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perilous

adjective.

lacking safety, dangerous

The perilous road had many twists and turns and was accident prone.

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humanitarian

noun.

one who cares about humans

Humanitarians like to help the world by donating to charities and giving away money.

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philanthropy

noun.

the practice of giving away money

Philanthropy is one of the core activities of a humanitarian.

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miser

noun.

a cruel person without any generosity

When the miser was given an opportunity to donate money to a charitable cause, he turned it down and kept the money for himself.

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notorious

noun.

a bad reputation

Baseball players who take performance enhancing drugs have a notorious reputation for cheating.

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grime

noun.

filth

The powerful detergent helped eliminate dirt and grime from Billy's clothes.

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blithe

adjective.

carefree

The blithe student did not care that his homework was due tomorrow and went to the movies instead.

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adamant

adjective.

unyielding in attitude

My adamant dad didn't let me go to the party.

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curator

noun.

person caring for a museum

The curator wandered through the museum making sure little kids weren't touching the exhibits.

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abandon

verb.

to leave completely or to give up

After Titanic started sinking, the passengers were told to abandon the ship immediately.

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antipathy

noun.

a natural or basic aversion or dislike

Sally felt antipathy towards Suzie after being hit by the ball that she threw.

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cater

verb.

to provide food or service or to provide a supply of what is desired

Sammy catered to her sister's needs by making sandwiches while they had a Twilight marathon.

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scrimp

verb.

to be sparing

He found it best to scrimp with the food for the month because he was running low on money.

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debate (n.)

noun.

a discussion involving different opinions or consideration

In school there were debates on whether Athens or Sparta was the more superior city.

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cartography

noun.

the production of maps;

Making a map requires knowledge of the area and good penmanship.

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cacophonous

adjective.

loud

The cacophonous ruckus led to the people in the neighborhood making many complaints.

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barometer

noun.

an instrument that measures air pressure

The scientists wanted to calculate the average air pressure for the year so they used a barometer.

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gregarious

adjective.

sociable

A gregarious child tries to make conversation with everyone, even the introverts.

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lucrative

adjective.

moneymaking

The lucrative business was thriving.

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dilapidated

adjective.

falling apart

After four years of use, Audrey's shoes were dilapidated.

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ligation

noun.

anything that can be tied

The patient did not want to have any more children and underwent a tubal ligation.

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miff

noun.

ill humor; petty quarrel

Jenny was miffed after....

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exasperate

verb.

to annoy extremely

Billy exasperated his older brother by poking him and begging him to go outside until he .....

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pandemonium

noun.

a wild uproar or chaos

There was pandemonium everywhere in the stadium before the band came on.

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guffaw

noun.

a loud burst of laughter

Sarah had a guffaw when she saw the main character in the movie slip on ice.

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eloquent

adjective.

having a forceful and appropriate speech

The candidate gave an eloquent speech that.....

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opulent

adjective.

wealthy

The millionaire could afford opulent items such as.....

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kindred

noun.

family

Hannah's kindred included her personal family and her husband's family.

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lamentable

adjective.

regrettable

The lamentable decisions Sally made in high school came back to haunt her.

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estranged

adjective.

displaying the feeling of isolation

Emily was estranged from her brother because he wouldn't let her hang out with his friends.

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lumber (n.)

noun.

wood

The ax man sold the lumber to local customers.

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lumber (v.)

verb.

to cut and prepare wood

The ax man lumbered the wood in order to make money.

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cygnet

noun.

a young swan

The cygnet followed its family into the water.

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numerology

noun.

the study of numbers to determine their purpose or influence

Bay's numerology was studied for many years.

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duration

noun.

the length of time something continues

The duration of the trip is 3 hours.

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flotsam

noun.

useless or unimportant items

When Zoe was cleaning out her garage, she found many flotsams.

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apiary

noun.

place where bees live

The bees were kept in the apiary throughout their life.

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sovereign

noun.

a monarch or someone in power

Elsa was the sovereign of Arendelle in the movie Frozen.

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hierarchy

noun.

any system ranked above another

Social hierarchy has been looked as higher than moral values.

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submissive

adjective.

inclined to be obedient

The submissive dog was trained as a puppy and act on command.

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submit

verb.

to give in

She submitted her essay via email.

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muffle

verb.

to prevent sound

He tried to muffle the sound from the radio by covering it with a pillow.

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pallor

noun

the lack of color or unusual paleness from being ill

Elizabeth's pallor must surely be indicative of her poor health.

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bustle

verb.

to move with great energy

Indiana bustled around the dance floor and was very energetic.

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perplexing

adjective.

complicated

The storyline of Pretty Little Liars, a show revolving around a murder of an innocent girl, had so many characters that it became perplexing.

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enigma

noun.

a confusing situation

The teenager's disappearance was an enigma because no one ever expected her to leave town.

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welder

noun.

someone who fuses metal together

They called the welder to help fuse the metal together using his welding torch.

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chasm

noun.

crevice or fissure

The water rushed through the chasm and filled it up.

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bough

noun.

big branch

During the hurricane, one of the boughs from the tree fell off and crashed on my car.

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adobe

noun.

sundried red brick

In Mexico they often build houses out of adobe for structural and design purposes.

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melancholy

adjective.

very sad

After Alison was killed, her friends and family were left melancholy and depressed.

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scruple

noun.

standards or values

The scruples of the witnesses were tested when they were questioned about their friend.

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scalding

adjective.

painfully hot

The scalding water gave Jim a 3rd degree burn on his arm.

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steadfast

adjective.

faithful

The two girls were steadfast friends through their entire lives.

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task

noun.

any piece of work

Tammy was assigned the task of watching the class pet over the weekend.

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hoard

noun.

an accumulation that is carefully guarded

Joey kept a hoard of random items in his closet where his family couldn't see it.

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criminology

noun.

the study of crime and criminals

Criminology helped determine the characteristics of a murderer.

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legitimate

adjective.

according to law

Ben and Amy's marriage was not legitimate because there was minister or judge to officiate it.

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opaque

adjective.

not transparent or translucent

The opaque blinds provided privacy.

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reminisce

verb.

to recall past experiences

As graduation approached, the two best friends reminisced in their best memories together.

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rue

verb.

to regret

You will rue the day and regret the pain that you caused me.

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abbreviation

noun.

a shortened version of a word or phrase

The abbreviation for pounds is "lb" deriving from Latin.

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anxious

adjective.

worried

The new student was anxious about her first day at her new school.

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cautious

adjective.

being alert and aware

After Caroline slipped on ice, she became more cautious of her surroundings.