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xenophobia
Fear of foreigners
Vogue
modern fashion`
allude
to refer indirectly to something
apposite
adj- suitable, apt; relevent
stoke
to feed fuel to; espeically a fire.
Guffaw
n-boisterous laughter.
Trancate
v- to shorten by cutting
Tedious
adj- time-consuming; burdensome; uninteresting
Redundant
adj- superfluous; exceeding what is needed.
Relegate
v- to banish; to put to a lower position
Callow
adj= being young or immature
accede
v- to comply with; to consent to
Transpire
v- to take place ; to come about
Petty
adj- unimportant ; of subordinate standing
placate
v- to appease or pacify
craven
n- coward;abject person
Serrated
adj-having a saw toothed edge
Pungent
adj-sharp;stinging
Arable
adj-suitable (as land) for plowing
Juncture
n-critical point; meeting
Welter
a confused mass; turmoil
Ingrattitude
n- ungratefulness
vital
adj-important; spirited
Vaunted
v-to boast
solace
n-hope; comfort during a time of grief
Yore
n-former period of time
Succumb
v-to give in; to yield; to collapse
salient
adj-noticeable;prominent
unprecedented
adj- unheard of; exceptional
eccentric
adj- odd; peculiar; strange
ABASE
verb (Uh bays)
To humble; disgrace

ex: my intention was not to abase the comedian

Synonyms: demean, humiliate
Zephyr
noun (zeh fuhr)
a gentle breeze; something airy or unsubstantial

ex. The zephyr from the ocean made the intense head on the beach bearable for the sunbathers
Synonyms: breath; draft
Abate
verb (uh bayt)
to reduce in amount, degree, or severity

ex: as the hurricanes force abated , the winds dropped and the sea became calm

synonyms: ebb, lapse, let up; moderate; relent; slacken; subsidel wane
Abdicate
verb (aab duh kayt)
to give up a position, right, or power

ex. with the angry mob clamoring outside the palace , the king abdicated his throune and flet

synonyms: cede, relinquish, resign, quit, yield
Aberrant
adj (uh ber unt)
deviating from what is normal or expected

ex: Since he had been a steady, cheerful worker for many yers, his fellow postal workers did no expect his aberrant burst of rage

synonyms: abnormal; anomalous; deviant; divergent; errant; irregular
Abeyance

noun (uh bay uhns)
temporary suppression or suspension

ex. The baseball game was held in abeyance while it continued to rain
Abjure
verb ( aab jur)
to reject; abandon formally

ex: The spy abjured his alligence to the united states when he defected to russia

synonyms: forswear, recall; recant; retract; take back
Abscond
verb (aab skahnd)
to leave secretly

ex. The patron absconded from the restraunt without paying his bill

Synonyms: decamp; escape; flee
Abstain
verb (uhb stayns)
to choose not to do something

ex. before the medical procedure, you must abstain from eating

synonyms: forbear, refrain; withhold
Abstemious
adj ( aab stee me uhs)
moderate in appetite

ex. because alyce is a vegetarian, she was only able to eat an abstemious meanl at the texas steakhouse

synonyms: abstinent; continent; self-restraining; sober; temperate
Aerie
noun (ayr ee) (eer ee)
a nest built high in the air; an elevated, often secluded dwelling

ex: perched high amoung the trees, the eagle aerie was filld with eggs
Aesthetic
adj (ehs theh tihk)
concerning the appreciation of beauty
ex: the Aesthetic movement regarded the pursuit of beauty to be the only true purpose of art

synonyms; artistic, tasteful
affected

adj ( uh fehk tihd)
phony, artificial

ex. the affected hairdresser spouted french phrases, though she had never been to france

synonyms; insincere, pretentious; put-on
Aggrandize
verb (uh graan diez)
to increase in power, influence and reputation

ex. the supervisor sought to aggrandize himself by claiming that the achievements of his staff were actually his own.

synonyms: amplify; augment; elevate
alacity
noun (uh laak crih tee)
promptness, cheerful readiness

ex. the restraunt won a repuation for fine service since the wait staff responded to their clients request with alacrity

synonyms: eagerness, swiftness
alleviate
verb (uhlee vee ayt)
to ease, to make more bearable

ex. Taking aspirin helps to alleviate a headache

synonyms: lessen; lighten; mitigatel relieve
amalgamation

noun (uh maal guh may shun)
a merger, a uniting of elements

ex. The amalgamation of the two giant companies worried the small mom and pop stores

synonyms: compound; fusing
ambiguous

adj ( aam bihg yoo uhs)
doubtful or uncertain; can be interpreted several ways
ex. The directions he gave were so ambiguous that we disagreed on which way to turn.
Synonyms: obscure; unclear; vague
ameliorate

verb ( uh meel yuhr ayt)
to make better; to improve
amortize

verb (uh mohr tiez)
to diminish by installment payments

ex. while college students are nortorious for accumulating credit card debt, they are not as well known for amortizing it
amulet
noun (aam yoo liht)
ornament wornb as a charm aganist evil spirts
ex: Though she claimed it was not because of superstition , vivian always wore an amulet around her neck

synonyms: fetish, talisman
anachronism

noun ( uh naak ruh nih suhm)
something out of place
ex: The aging hippie used anachronistic phrases like 'groovy" and 'far out" that had not been popular for years

synonyms: archaism; incongruity
analgesia

noun ( aah nuhl jee zhuh)
a lessening pain without loss of consciousness

ex: after having her appendix removed, tatiana welcomed the analgesia that the painkillers provided
analogous
adj (uh naal uh guhs)
similar or alike in some way; equivalent to
anodyne
noun (aah nuh dien)
something thaqt calms or soothes pain

ex: The anodyne massage helped remove the knots from the lawyers tense shoulders.

synonyms: opiate
Thwart
to prevent from accomplishing a purpose to frustrate

ex. Their attempt to take over the country was thwarted by the palace guard
zealot
believer; enthusiast; fan

ex. the zalot followed whatever rules the cult leader set
Nettle
v-ti annoy; to irriate

the younger brother nettled his older sister until she slapped him
Render
v-to deliver; to provide
The yorkville first aid squad was first on scene to render assistance
respite
n- recess; rest period
the workers talked and drank coffee during the respite
workaday
adj- commonplace
The workaday mean was not exciting to the world-class chef
Amulet
noun (aam yoo liht)
ornamet work as a charm against evil spirits

ex. Though she claimed it was not because of supersitition, vivian always wore an amulet around her neck

Synonyms: fetish; talisman
Anachronism
noun (uh naak ruh nih suhm)
Something out of place in time

ex. The aging hippie used anachronistic phrases like 'groovy; and far out that ahd not been popular for years


synonyms: archaism; incongruity
analogous

adj (uh naal uh guhs)
similar or alike in some way; equivalent to

ex. his monther argued that not going to colege was analogous to throwing his life away

synonyms: alike; comparable; parelle; similar
Anodyne
noun (aah nuh dien)
something that calms or soothes pain
Anomaly

noun (uh nahm uh lee)
deviation from what is normal

ex: albino animals may display too great an anomaly in their coloring to attracted normally colored mates


synonyms: abnormality; deviationl irregularity
antagonize
verb ( ann taa guh niez)
to annoy or provoke to anger

ex. The child discovered that he could antagonize the cat by pulling its tail

synonyms: clash;conflict;incite
Antipathy

noun ( ann tih puh thee)
extreme dislike

ex: the antipathy between fans of the rival soccer teams made the game even more electrifying to watch