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abroad

to or in another country Louis Armstrong often traveled ABROAD. Living ABROAD can be an educational experience.

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abrupt

quick; without warning There was an ABRUPT change in the weather. After the incident everyone left ABRUPTLY.

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acceptable

allowable or satisfactory The idea was ACCEPTABLE to everyone. The registrar ACCEPTED more applicants than he should have.

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acclaim

enthusiastic approval; applause Isaac Stern has won ACCLAIM abroad. ACCLAIMED authors often win Pulitzer Prizes.

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actually

being in existence, real or factual They were ACTUALLY very good soccer players. The ACTUAL time allotted to complete the test is two hours.

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adverse

displeasing, objectionable, or bad ADVERSE weather conditions made it difficult to play the game. His indecision ADVERSELY affected his job performance.

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advice

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.

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attractive

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.

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autonomous

by itself; with no association Mexico became an AUTONOMOUS state in 1817. Although working closely with the government, all businesses function AUTONOMOUSLY.

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disapproval

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.

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disruptive

causing confusion and interruption Frequent questions during lectures can be DISRUPTIVE. The storm caused a DISRUPTION in bus service.

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haphazardly

having no order or pattern; by chance It was obvious that the house was built HAPHAZARDLY. Susan completed the assignment in a HAPHAZARD way.

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persistent

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.

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valid

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.

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withdraw

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.

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advantage

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.

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advent

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.

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agile

able to move in a quick and easy way Deer are very AGILE animals. She moved AGILELY across the stage.

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albeit

in spite of the facts, regardless of the fact His trip was successful, ALBEIT tiring. ALBEIT difficult at times, speaking another language is rewarding.

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appealing

attractive or interesting Working abroad is APPEALING to many people. Through his speeches, the candidate APPEALED to the voters.