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antiquated

adj;Old-fashioned or outdated:

The antiquated clothing suddenly became popular.

2

apocryphal

adj; (Of a story or statement) of doubtful authenticity, although widely circulated as being true:

We doubted the apocryphal story

3

aquatic

adj. of, in, or pertaining to water.

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4

approbation

n. approval; commendation.

Most of us desire the approbation of others - or, at worst, wish to avoid their condemnation.

5

Appalling

adj.

inspiring horror, dismay, or disgust

We drove by an appalling traffic accident on the highway.

 

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Appease

verb.

1. to make (someone) pleased or less angry by giving or saying something desired

They appeased the dictator by accepting his demands in an effort to avoid war.

 

2. to make (a pain, a problem, etc.) less painful or troubling; to allay

We had no way to appease our hunger.

 

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astute

ajd. able to understand situation or behaviour very well and very quickly, especially so that you can get an advantage for yourself

Ex. An astute politican always can response very quickly.

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arboreal

 

 
 

adj. of or relating to trees

Monkeys live in an arboreal habitat.

 
 

9

atone

v.  make amends or reparation

Ex. Richard was anxious to atone for his thoughtlessness.

10

audacious

adj.

1. showing a willingness to take surprisingly bold risks

2. showing an impudent lack of respect

Ex. The risks involved in such an audacious operation is high.

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assuage

v.If you assuage an unpleasant feeling that someone has, you make them feel it less strongly.

Ex: To assuage his wife's grief, he took her on a tour of Europe...

12

artifact

noun

1. a simple object (such as a tool or weapon) that was made by people in the past

The hidden cave contained many new prehistoric artifacts.

 

2. a false or inaccurate result or effect that is produced accidentally — usually + of

The weird grading system was an aritifact of the way the test was designed.

13

ascetic

adjective

1. relating to or having a strict and simple way of living that avoids physical pleasure

He would never enjoy the ascetic life of monks.

14

arcane

adj.

requiring secret or mysterious knowledge

The electricity is arcane to the acient people.

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arable


adjective
1.
capable of producing crops; suitable for farming; suited to the plow and for tillage:
 

Ex. Mr. Tang's farm has an arable land so he becomes rich.

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arbiter


noun
1.
a person empowered to decide matters at issue; judge; umpire.
 

 

Ex. Mr. Tang is arbiter and he can decide everything in his family.

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archetypal

adj.

representing or constituting an original type after which other similar things are patterned

The Beatles were the archetypal Britpop group.

18

assail

verb.

1. Make a concerted or violent attack on; attack someone physically or emotionally;

Example Sentence: He used his writing to assail his strong disagreement with the governemnt.

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assiduous

adj.

1. marked by care and persistent effort

Example Sentence: James Samson has been assiduous for the last ten years just for the publishment of this book.