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  • JV587 (Indigent and Savory) MP3

    INDIGENT (adjective) extremely poor, Experiencing want or need; impoverished, lacking the necessities of life, e.g. food, clothing, and shelter Synonyms: destitute, impoverished, needy Antonyms: affluent, wealthy Tips: Indigent is derived from the Latin indigere, literally meaning “to lack in,” which comes from egere, “to need.” Indigent is used to describe a person or group of people who are ...

    07.03.2011

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  • JV586 (Repertoire and Vigilant) MP3

    REPERTOIRE (noun) The stock promo of songs, plays, operas, readings, or other pieces that a player or company is prepared to perform. The class of compositions in a genre: has excellent command of the chanteuse repertoire. The range or number of skills, aptitudes, or special accomplishments of a particular person or group: a collection of works of art; 2. the range of skills of a person or group Synonyms: colle...

    01.03.2011

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  • JV585 (Pungent and Stolid) MP3

    PUNGENT (adjective) 1.    strong and sharp in taste or smell; 2. strong and biting in expression 2.    Affecting the organs of taste or smell with a sharp acrid sensation. a.    Penetrating, biting, or caustic: pungent satire. b.    To the point; sharp: pungent talks during which the major issues were confronted. Synonyms: bitter, tangy, tart, biting, spicy, sharp, caustic, cutting...

    12.01.2011

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  • JV584 (Preclude and Spendthrift) MP3

    PRECLUDE (verb) 1.    To make impossible, as by action taken in advance; prevent. 2.    To exclude or prevent (someone) from a given condition or activity: to prevent something from happening, especially by action Synonyms: inhibit, cease, discontinue, restrain, impede, interrupt, prevent, Antonyms: allow, permit Examples: -    Hank’s warning will not preclude Andy from making the tr...

    24.12.2010

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  • JV583 (Myopic and Sodden) MP3

    MYOPIC (adjective) MYOPIA (noun) 1 short-sightedness. 2 lack of foresight or intellectual insight. 1. being nearsighted–having myopia; 2. lacking foresight or understanding Synonyms: nearsighted, short-sighted, narrow-minded, closed-minded Antonyms: provident Examples: - While the Dutch coach saw the less successful team as being capable of developing future talent, the fans were more myopic, wanting only to w...

    17.12.2010

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  • JV582 (Intransigent and Sanctimonious) MP3

    Download your FREE Audiobook from Audible INTRANSIGENT adjective:   refusing to compromise: stubbornly or unreasonably refusing even to consider changing a decision or attitude noun:   unyielding person: somebody who refuses to compromise or change an attitude or decision, especially in politics Synonyms: unyielding, adamant, difficult, determined, obstinate, Antonyms: yielding, compromising Examples: - ...

    08.12.2010

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  • JV581 (Pristine and Undermine) MP3

    For a FREE AUDIOBOOK – click here PRISTINE (adjective) 1 in its original condition. 2 clean and fresh as if new. 1. completely free from dirt and contamination; 2. clean and unused Synonyms: pure, clean, unsullied, untarnished, perfect Antonyms: dirty, spoiled, tarnished Tips: Pristine is a more sophisticated and also a stronger way of saying “perfect,” “pure,” and “clean.” ...

    25.11.2010

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  • JV580 (Preeminent and Stipulate) MP3

    PREEMINENT (adjective) highest in superiority or achievement and standing out above all others. Superior to or notable above all others; outstanding. highly distinguished or outstanding: standing out among all others because of superiority in a field or activity Synonyms: predominant, superior, foremost, leading, distinguished, highest, above. Antonyms: inferior, humble, undistinguished Tips: Preeminent originates...

    10.11.2010

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  • JV579 (Pander and Ruminate) MP3

    GET YOUR FREE AUDIBLE AUDIOBOOK HERE PANDER verb (pander to) gratify or indulge (an immoral or distasteful desire or habit). to facilitate the fulfillment of others’ or another’s desire, especially one of questionable appropriateness or morality Synonyms: solicit, procure, provide, pimp, indulge, gratify, cater to Antonyms: reject, deny Examples: - Despite Adam’s better judgment, Eve pandered to ...

    28.10.2010

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  • JV578 (Interim and Rash) MP3

    INTERIM (noun, adjective) (adj.) serving du ring an intermediate interval of time; (n.) the time between one event or period and another Synonyms: (adj.) temporary, transitional, acting, pro tem, (n.) meantime, interval Antonyms: permanent Tips: Interim is often used in the phrase: “in the interim.” It’s a more sophisticated way to say, “in the meantime.” Interim can also refer to an of...

    12.10.2010

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  • JV559 (Occlude and Torpid) MP3

    OCCLUDE (verb): 1 stop, close up, or obstruct. 2 Chemistry (of a solid) absorb and retain (a gas or impurity). 3 (of a tooth) come into contact with another in the opposite jaw. to block or stop up a passage; 2. to prevent the flow of something through a passage Examples: - My orthodontist said I would need to wear braces for two years in order to occlude my teeth. - My grand dad suffered a heart attack because of an...

    20.11.2009

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  • JV558 (Intangible and Slate) MP3

    INTANGIBLE (adjective): 1. not existing in a physical form–incapable to being touched or seen; 2. difficult to define or describe clearly, but nonetheless perceived Examples: - John received the football scholarship not only for his performance, but also because he possesses the intangible qualities that make a champion. - Lisa had an intangible feeling that something was wrong, but she couldn’t put her...

    15.11.2009

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  • JV557 (Imperious and Salutation) MP3

    IMPERIOUS (adjective) : proud, arrogant, and acting with an air of authority and superiority. Examples: - The new professor was an imperious woman who considered herself to be quite important. - The imperious dictator made laws that all citizens had to obey - The diplomat asked his subordinates to leave with an imperious wave of his hand - With his imperious manner, Marc can never be an effective manager. Synonyms: a...

    10.11.2009

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  • JV556 (Squalid and Winsome) MP3

    SQUALID (adjective): 1 extremely dirty and unpleasant, dirty, run-down, or unsanitary, especially because of poverty; 2 showing a contemptible lack of moral standards: Examples: - The TV host made a squalid attempt to save himself from public embarrassment. - Volunteers in South Africa worked to improve the squalid conditions of the slums. - The non-profit agency raised money for children who are living in squalor. ...

    05.11.2009

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  • JV555 (Relish and Voracious) MP3

    RELISH Definition (noun, verb): (Verb) 1. to enjoy or take great pleasure in an experience 2. to enjoy the taste of a particular food or drink 3. to give a pleasing taste to food, e.g. by adding spice or relish Noun: 1. enjoyment: a liking or appreciation of food or of an experience 2. a spiced side dish or accompaniment to food, e.g. pickled or fresh vegetables with chili 3. a pleasing sensation o...

    30.10.2009

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  • JV554 (Procrastinate and Unwitting) MP3

    PROCRASTINATE (verb): to delay doing something that should be done, To put off doing something, especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness. To postpone or delay needlessly. Examples: - Marc warned his students not to procrastinate on the assignment because it could not be done in one day. - Lisa procrastinated all afternoon until it was too late to start painting the walls that day. - Lisa didn’t fini...

    25.10.2009

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  • JV553 (Palliate and Turgid) MP3

    PALLIATE (verb) : 1. to try to make something seem less serious or severe, especially by offering excuses; 2. to make something less intense or severe; 3. to relieve the painful, physical symptoms of a disorder or disease. Examples: - Lisa works out everyday in order to palliate stress. - The medical article addressed the many ways to palliate the symptoms of the disease until a cure could be found. - Joanne tried to...

    20.10.2009

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  • JV552 (Insouciant and Synthesis) MP3

    INSOUCIANT (adjective): a relaxed and happy, without worry or guilt: without worry, anxiety, or guilt–unconcerned. Examples: - Frank’s insouciant attitude toward money and the importance of saving will surely land him in financial trouble. - The insouciant housekeeper didn’t notice that the dog had gotten out. - Sometimes, Lisa admired Frank’s youthful insouciance, but other times she th...

    14.10.2009

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  • JV551 (Pariah and Preface) MP3

    PARIAH = someone who has been outcast from society and is avoided by people, a person who is not accepted by a social group, especially because he or she is not liked, respected or trusted Synonyms: outcast, vagrant, abomination, derelict, renegade, undesirable, castoff, reject Antonyms: insider Examples: - The president became a pariah after he asked for another tax increase, and people couldn’t wait to oust ...

    07.10.2009

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  • JV550 (Sanguine and Prudent) MP3

    SANGUINE = (adjective) having a cheerfully optimistic temperament or outlook–hopeful Synonyms: upbeat, optimistic, positive, hopeful, expectant, enthusiastic, cheerful Antonyms: hopeless, pessimistic Examples: - The hotel trained its human resources staff to choose employees with sanguine personalities - Some people expect the economy to continue to improve, but others are less sanguine. - Stock traders remain...

    30.09.2009

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