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Abroad (adv.)
to or in another country

"Louis Armstrong often traveled abroad."
"Living abroad can be an educational experience."

Synonym:
overseas; internationally
Abrupt (adj.)

Abruptly (adv.)
Abruptness (n.)
quick; without warning

"There was an abrupt change in the weather."
"After the incident everyone left abruptly."

Synonym:
sudden
Acceptable (adj.)

Accept (v.)
Acceptably (adv.)
Acceptability (n.)
Accepting (adj.)
allowable or satisfactory

"The idea was acceptable to everyone."
"The registrar accepted more applicants than he should have."

Synonym:
permissible
Acclaim (n.)

Acclaimed (adj.)
Acclamation (n.)
enthusiastic approval; applause

"Isaac Stern has won acclaim abroad."
"Acclaimed authors often win Pulitzer Prizes."

Synonym:
praise
Actually (adv.)

Actual (adj.)
being in existence, real or factual

"They were actually very good soccer players."
"The actual time allotted to complete the test is two hours."

Synonym:
truly
Adverse (adj.)

Adversely (adv.)
Adversity (n.)
Adversary (n.)
displeasing, objectionable, or bad

"Adverse weather conditions made it difficult to play the game."
"His indecision adversely affected his job performance."

Synonym:
unfavorable
Advice (n.)

Advise (v.)
Advisable (adj.)
Advisability (n.)
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 the test."

Synonym:
suggestion
Attractive (adj.)

Attract (v.)
Attraction (n.)
Attractiveness (n.)
Attractively (adv.)
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."

Synonym:
appealing
Autonomous (adj.)

Autonomously (adv.)
by itself; with no association

"Mexico became an autonomous state in 1817."
"Although working closely with the government, all businesses function autonomously."

Synonym:
independent
Disapproval (n.)

Disapprove (v.)
Disapprovingly (adv.)
the act of disagreeing; not giving approval

'Their disapproval of the plan caused the experiment to be abandoned."
"The students disapproved the plan of study."

Synonym:
objection
Disruptive (adj.)

Disrupt (v.)
Disruption (n.)
Disruptively (adv.)
causing confusion and interruption

"Frequent questions during lectures can be disruptive."
"The storm caused a disruption in bus service."

Synonym:
disturbing
Haphazardly (adv.)

Haphazard (adj.)
Haphazardness (n.)
having no order or pattern; by chance

"It was obvious that the house was built haphazardly."
"Susan completed the assignment in haphazard way.

Synonym:
arbitrarily; carelessly
Ideal (adj.)

Ideally (adv.)
Ideal (n.)
having no flaw or mistake; excellent

"The beach is an ideal place to relax."
"Candidates for the job should ideally have five years experience in similar position."

Synonym:
perfect
Persistent (adj.)

Persist (v.)
Persistence (n.)
Persistently (adv.)
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."

Synonym:
constant
Wide (adj.)

Widely (adv.)
Wideness (n.)
extending over a large area

"Pine forests are found over the wide area of the Pacific Northwest."
"The senator has traveled widely."

Synonym:
broad