Trouble Core 1

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Trouble Core 1
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  1. abdicate
    relinquish power or position

    The king was forced to abdicate.
  2. abeyance
    postponement

    Our weekend plans were held in abeyance until we could get a weather forecast.
  3. abstemious
    moderate

    Being abstemious diners, they avoid restaurants with all-you-can-eat buffets.
  4. accost
    to approach and speak to someone in a challenging or aggressive way

    She was so famous that people would accost her on the street and ask for an autograph.
  5. admonish
    warn gently

    My physician is always admonishing me to eat more healthy foods.
  6. aegis
    that which protects

    A medical study that was questioned by many because it was done under the aegis of a major pharmaceutical company.
  7. affable
    friendly

    As the show's affable host, she keeps the freewheeling gabfest from getting out of hand.
  8. alacrity
    swiftness

    Having just acquired his driver's license that morning, the teen agreed with alacrity to drive his cousin to the airport.
  9. anathema
    denunciation, curse

    Snobs dismissed his work as middlebrow (a category that few people worry about in our day but that once was anathema)
  10. animus
    hate

    She felt due animus against those who had wronged her.
  11. antipodal
    exactly opposite; opposed

    love is antipodal to hate
  12. approbation
    approval

    The company has even received the approbation of its former critics.
  13. ascetic
    self-denying

    Mattsson, ascetic for a bachelor, imposes the same austerity on himself. LeBeau is much less restrained.
  14. assiduous
    hard-working

    They were assiduous in their search for all the latest facts and figures, working well into the night.
  15. auspicious
    favorable

    she told him she couldn't dance with him just then, but her auspicious smile encouraged him to ask again later
  16. averice
    greed

    The corporate world is plagued by avarice and a thirst for power.
  17. belie
    misrepresent

    a tree whose delicate beauty belies its real toughness
  18. bucolic
    rustic

    a bucolic region where farms are still common
  19. cachet
    prestige

    His research in Antarctica gave him a certain cachetamong other scientists.
  20. callow
    inexperienced

    a story about a callow youth who learns the value of hard work and self-reliance
  21. canon
    rule

    The king fairly judged the men based on the canons of the land.
  22. capacious
    spacious

    that car has a capacious trunk that makes it a good choice for families
  23. capitulate
    surrender

    The country still refuses to capitulate despite its weakening army and dwindling resources.
  24. catholic
    universal, worldly

    a museum director with catholic tastes in art
  25. censure
    condemn

    a vote to censure the President for conduct that was unbecoming to his office
  26. chary
    cautious

    chary investors who weren't burned by the dot-com bust
  27. coda
    concluding passage

    The movie's coda shows the main character as an adult 25 years later.
  28. cogent
    well-put, convincing

    the results of the DNA fingerprinting were the most cogent evidence for acquittal
  29. commensurate
    proportionate

    was given a job commensurate with her abilities and experience
  30. commiserate
    empathize

    “Did you enjoy your breakfast?” “The eggs were runny.” “I know,” the woman commiserated. “I was thinking the same."

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