to or in another country Louis Armstrong often traveled ABROAD. Living ABROAD can be an educational experience.
quick; without warning There was an ABRUPT change in the weather. After the incident everyone left ABRUPTLY.
allowable or satisfactory The idea was ACCEPTABLE to everyone. The registrar ACCEPTED more applicants than he should have.
enthusiastic approval; applause Isaac Stern has won ACCLAIM abroad. ACCLAIMED authors often win Pulitzer Prizes.
being in existence, real or factual They were ACTUALLY very good soccer players. The ACTUAL time allotted to complete the test is two hours.
displeasing, objectionable, or bad ADVERSE weather conditions made it difficult to play the game. His indecision ADVERSELY affected his job performance.
a recommendation given by someone not associated with the problem or situation Good ADVICE is hard to find. It is not ADVISABLE to stay up late the day before a test.
calling attention to; pleasing; creating interest; pretty The idea of working four, ten-hour work days was ATTRACTIVE to the employees. The major ATTRACTION of the show was a speech by the president.
by itself; with no association Mexico became an AUTONOMOUS state in 1817. Although working closely with the government, all businesses function AUTONOMOUSLY.
the act of disagreeing; not giving approval Their DISAPPROVAL of the plan caused the experiment to be abandoned. The students DISAPPROVED of the plan of study.
causing confusion and interruption Frequent questions during lectures can be DISRUPTIVE. The storm caused a DISRUPTION in bus service.
having no order or pattern; by chance It was obvious that the house was built HAPHAZARDLY. Susan completed the assignment in a HAPHAZARD way.
continuous; refusing to give up; firm in action or decision The attorney's PERSISTENT questioning weakened the witness. Her PERSISTENCE earned her a spot on the team.
producing a desired result based on truths or facts The students had a VALID reason for missing class. The professor questioned the VALIDITY of the test results.
to remove, take out, or take back The player WITHDREW from the competition. Gloria had to make a WITHDRAWAL from her savings to pay tuition.
something that may help one to be successful or to gain something Is there any ADVANTAGE in arriving early? He was ADVANTAGEOUSLY born into a rich family.
the coming or appearance of something With the ADVENT of computers, many tasks have been made easier. The newspapers announced the ADVENT of the concert season.
able to move in a quick and easy way Deer are very AGILE animals. She moved AGILELY across the stage.
in spite of the facts, regardless of the fact His trip was successful, ALBEIT tiring. ALBEIT difficult at times, speaking another language is rewarding.
attractive or interesting Working abroad is APPEALING to many people. Through his speeches, the candidate APPEALED to the voters.