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Abrogate(v)

That law is not in effect anymore; it has been (canceled, repealed, annulled).

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Accost (v)

When I came into the inn, a stranger (saluted me, approached me with a greeting) me.

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Adjudicate (v)

Who will (settle, decide, adjudge) their dispute.

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Ameliorate (v)

We must (help, better, improve) the condition of those who live in slums

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Antithesis(n)

Love is the (opposite, contrast) of hate.

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Aquiline(adj)

An (curved, hawk like) nose makes a face look forceful.

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Benignant (adj)

The doctor always greeted children with a (kindly, gracious) smile.

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Bland (adj)

His manners were (mild, smooth, suave).

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Cant (n)

His speech was so full of (insincerity, meaningless phrases, hypocrisy) that his educated listeners could not take him seriously.

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Chauvinism (n)

He boasts of his race not reasonably but wih (fanatical pride, contempt of anohter group, jingoism).

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Contemporary (n)

The child is embarressed by adults, but he gets along well with his (those of the same age, his coevals).

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Convivial (adj)

He'll surely come to the party; he is so (sociable, jovial, companianable).

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Decadent (adj)

History shows that in some corrupt periods, morals were (declining, decaying, deteriorating).

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Corpulent (adj)

She became so (fat, stout, obese) that she could no longer get into the car.

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Derision (n)

He tried to get a serious hearing for his ideas, but was gretted with (scornful laughter, mockery, ridicule).

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Disconcerted (adj)

I was (confused, taken by surprise, embarrassed) to find that my rival had won the contest so easily.

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Effervescent (adj)

Jane laughs and chatter; she's as (lively, bubbling, vivacious) as champagne.

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Embroil (v)

Don't let those women (entangle, involve, implicate) you in their quarrels.

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Ennui(n)

People who have everything they wish for often fall into (boredom, the blues, melancholy).

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Evanescent (adj)

A good joke is often an (passing, transitory, ephemeral) thing, utterly incomprehensible to a later generation.

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Frugality (n)

By great (thrift, economy) they managed to save enough money to buy a house.

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Heterogeneous (adj)

John knows people from so many different groups that his friends are a (varied, dissimilar, miscellaneous) lot.

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Ignominious (adj)

To salute the dictator was an (shameful, dishonorable, despicable) necessity.

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Incongruous(adj)

She is so very tall and he is so very short that they make an (unsuitable, inharmonious, ill-assorted) pair.

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Insipid (adj)

Her talk is so (uninteresting, dull, vapid) no one will listen to her.

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Jocose (adj)

Is it true that far people are more (jolly, playful, humorous) than others?

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Judicious (adj)

It was (wise, sensible, well-advised) of Tom to select the best car instead of the most expensive one.

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Levity (n)

thoughtlessness

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Magnanimity (n)

nobility, generosity, good-heartedness

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Maladroit (adj)

awkward, unskillful

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Metaphysics (n)

the philosophy of the origin and essential nature of life

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Moot (adj)

debatable, arguable

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Mundane (adj)

commonplace, practical, earthly

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Obdurate (adj)

stubborn,inflexible, obstinate

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Onerous (adj)

troublesome, burdensome, oppressive

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Paranoiac (n)

subject to delusions of hostility

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Peccadillo (n)

trifling errors, faults, weaknesses

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Pernicious (adj)

harmful, destructive, noxious

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Platitude (n)

commonplaces, cliches, truisms

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Potpourri (n)

mixture, medley, miscellany

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Pristine (adj)

unspoiled, fresh, uncontaminated

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Prosaic (adj)

dull, commonplace, unimaginative

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Punctilious (adj)

careful, proper, scrupulous

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Salacious (adj)

lustful, obscene, lecherous

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Resilient (adj)

elastic, springy, rebounding

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Sedition (n)

treason, inciting rebellion

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Stoic (adj)

calm, brave, unmoved

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Superfluous (adj)

unnecessary, needless, supererogatory

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Verity (n)

truth, fact, reality

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Vogue (n)

fashion, style, mode