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adept
having a natural ability to do something that needs skill>She's very ----- at dealing with the media.
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suffocate
to (cause someone to) die because of a lack of oxygen>She --------ed him by holding a pillow over his head until he stopped moving.
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deadlock
a situation in which agreement in an argument cannot be reached because neither side will change its demands or accept any of the demands of the other side; stalemate>Once again the talks have ended in --------.
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laconic
using very few words to express what you mean>She had a ------ wit.
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fake
to pretend that you have a feeling or illness>He isn't really crying, he's just ---ing.
apparition
the spirit of a dead person appearing in a form which can be seen
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scurrilous
expressing unfair or false criticism which is likely to damage someone's reputation>a --------- remark/attack/article
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consanguineous(consanguine)
related by blood, descended from the same ancestor
diabolical
extremely bad or shocking>Conditions in the prison were --------.
wither
(to cause) to become weak and dry and decay>Grass had ------ed in the fields.
fresco
(a picture made by) painting on wet plaster (= mixture of sand, lime and water) on a wall or ceiling>Michelangelo's famous ------es are in the Sistine Chapel in Rome
masochism
the obtaining of especially sexual pleasure from being hurt or controlled by another person
progenitor
a person who first thinks of something and causes it to happen>Marx was the --------- of communism
odoriferous
pleasant smelling, aromatic
asperity
the quality of being severe in the way that you speak and behave>the --------- of her manner
salient
The ------- facts about something or qualities of something are the most important things about them>She began to summarize the -------- features/points of the proposal
brook
------ no sth/not ------ sth to not allow or accept something, especially difference of opinion or intention>She won't ----- any criticism of her work
ductile
describes metals that can be bent easily
subversive
monotony
inkling
corrode
nirvana
ribald
describes language that refers to sex in a rude but humorous way>He entertained us with ------ stories.
elastic
biennial
pugilist
eulogy
limp
coy
ordain
noisome
semblance
assert
calamity
foil
invocation
retaliate
complicity
tangible
numismatist
coin collector; one who researches ancient coins
supplant
to replace>In most offices, the typewriter has now been ---------ed by the computer.
progeny
the young or offspring of a person, animal or plant>His numerous ------ are scattered all over the country.
list
invoke
to request or use a power outside yourself, especially a law or a god, to help you when you want to improve a situation>Police can ------ the law of trespass to regulate access to these places
slither
(of bodies) to move easily and quickly across a surface while twisting or curving>She watched the snake -------- away.
precedent
an action, situation or decision which has already happened and which can be used as a reason why a similar action or decision should be performed or taken>There are several -----------s for promoting people who don't have formal qualifications
gaunt
very thin, especially because of illness or hunger>Her face was ------ and grey.
dishearten
to make a person lose confidence, hope and energy; to discourage
commensurate
in a correct and suitable amount compared to something else>a salary that is commensurate with skills and experience
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ethereal
archaic
longevity
pan
quintessence
scanty
unseemly
rebuff
pulverize
canny
influx
overwrought
clientele
patent
wane
fetter
regeneration
pedagogy
jubilation
mete
pulmonary
rift
exonerate
untoward
ramp
juncture
perspicuous
devoid
prefigure
indicative
denigrate
lexicon
sober
bode
reparation
odious
maraud
meager
ceremonious
autonomous
vapid
propitiate
fledgling(fledgeling)
immaculate
distinctive
transpose
momentum