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ABATE
to reduce in amount, degree or severity

As the hurricane’s force ABATED, the winds dropped and the sea became calm
ABYSS
an extremely deep hole; vực thẳm

The submarine dove into the ABYSS to chart the previously unseen depths.
AESTHETIC
concerning the appreciation of beauty

Followers of the AESTHETIC Movement regarded the pursuit of beauty as the only true purpose of art.
AMALGAMATE
to combine; to mix together; hỗn hợp, trộn lẫn.
Giant Industries AMALGAMATED with Mega Products to form Giant-Mega Products Incorporated.
ANACHRONISM
something out of place in time; lỗi thời, sai tháng năm
The aged hippie used ANACHRONISTIC phrases like groovy and far out that had not been popular for years.
ANTAGONIZE
to annoy or provoke to anger; gây ra mối thù địch
The child discovered that he could ANAGONIZE the cat by pulling his tail.
ARBITRATE
to judge a dispute between two opposing parties; phân xử
Since the couple could not come to agreement, a judge was forced to ARBITRATE their divorce proceedings.
ARTICULATE
able to speak clearly and expressively; khớp nối, khả năng nói lưu loát
She is such an ARTICULATE defender of labor that unions are among her strongest supporters
AUDACIOUS
fearless and daring; gan, táo bạo
“And you, your majesty, may kiss my bum!” replied the AUDACIOUS peasant.
BOLSTER
to support, to prop up
The presence of giant footprints BOLSTERED the argument that Sasquatch was in the area.
CANDID
impartial and honest in speech; thật thà, ngay thẳng, bộc trực
The observations of a child can be charming since they are CANDID and unpretentious
CATALYST
something that brings about a change in something else; chất, vật xúc tác
The imposition of harsh taxes was the CATALYST that finally brought on the revolution.
CHAUVINIST
someone prejudiced in favor of a group to which he or she belongs
The attitude that men are inherently superior to women and therefore must be obeyed is common among male CHAUVINISTS.
CONDONE
to overlook, pardon, or disregard; bỏ qua, tha thứ
Some theorists believe that failing to prosecute minor crimes is the same as CONDONING an air of lawlessness.
CREDULOUS
to trusting gullible; nhẹ dạ, cả tin
Although some 4-year-olds believe in the Easter Bunny, only the most CREDULOUS 9-year-olds also believe in him.
DEFERENCE
respect, courtesy; chiều ý, chiều theo, tôn trọng, tôn kính
The respectful young law clerk treated the Supreme Court justice with the utmost DEFERENCE.
DESICCATE
to dry out thoroughly; sấy khô, làm khô
After a few weeks of lying on the desert’s baking sands, the cow’s carcass became completely DESICCATED.