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abase - abdominal abduct - abhorrence abhorrent - abnormal abominable - abridged
abridgment - absorb absorption - abuse abusive - accelerate accentuate - acclaim
accolade - accost account - accurate accursed - ache ache - acoustic
acquaint - acrid acrimonious - acute adamant - adieu adjacency - administrator
admissible - adroit adroitly - adversity advert - aeronaut aeronautics - affirmative
affix - afresh afterthought - aggressive aggrieve - aid aid - alabaster
alacrity - aldermanship ale - alkali allay - alloy alloy - alteration
altercate - altruism altruist - ambitious ambivalence - ameliorate amenable - amorphous
amortize - amputate amusement - anarchist anarchy - anemic anemometer - anglo-saxon
anguish - animosity animus - annual annuity - antecede antecedent - anthology
anthracite - antipathize antipathy - antislavery antispasmodic - apathy aperture - apology
apoplectic - apparition appeal - appraise appreciable - approval approve - arbiter
arbitrary - arcane archaeology - archipelago architecture - aristocrat armada - array
arrear - articulate artifact - ascertain ascetic - aspersion aspirant - assent
assert - assist assonance - astronomy astute - atonement atrocious - attenuate
attest - auditory augment - auricular auriferous - authenticity authoritarian - autopsy
autumn - aversion avert - awake awaken - bacterium badger - ballad
balloon - baneful banish - barrack barrack - bass baste - beatific
beatification - bedlam befog - belate belated - benediction benefactor - benignity
benison - besmear bestial - bevel bewilder - bier bigamist - biograph
biography - blame blame - blazon bleak - block blockade - boisterous
bole - bone bone - borrow bosom - brae braggart - brave
bravo - breathe breech - brigadier brigand - brogan brogue - browbeat
brusque - bullet bullock - bureaucracy bureaucrat - bury bustle - cadaverous
cadence - calibrate callosity - calvinism calvinize - canard canary - cant
cantankerous - capillary capitulate - cardiac cardinal - carp carriage - cataclysm
catalog - cat-o-nine-tails caucus - celebrate celebrated - centimeter centralized - cession
chagrin - characteristic characterize - chastisement chastity - chemistry cherish - choleric
choral - chronological chronology - circumnavigate circumscribe - civilian claimant - clandestine
clangor - clemency clement - cling cling - clothes clothier - coagulation
coalesce - codicil coerce - cohere coherent - collapse collapsible - collectivist
collectivist - collusion colossus - commemorate commendation - committed commodious - comparative
comparative - competence competent - complex complex - comport compost - compressible
compression - conceal concede - conclusive concoct - condensation condense - confection
confectionary - confide confidence - confluent conformable - congenial congenital - conjugal
conjugate - conquer consanguineous - conservatism conservative - consonance consonant - constituent
constitution - consumptive contact - contempt contemptible - continent contingency - contradictory
contraposition - contumacy contuse - conventionality converge - convoke convoluted - cope
copious - corporal corporate - correlate correlative - corruption cosmetic - countenance
countenance - counting-house countryman - covert covet - crash crass - crease
creature - crescendo crevasse - criterion criticize - crux cryptic - culprit
cultivate - curative curator - curt curtail - cynosure daft - darwinism
dastard - deaf deaf - debonair debt - decameron decameter - decency
decent - declension decorate - decry dedication - defendant defensible - deficit
defile - deft defunct - deity deject - deliberate delicacy - demanding
demarcation - demolish demonstrable - dendroid dendrology - dentifrice denude - deport
deportment - depress depression - derive dermatology - desiccant desiccate - despair
desperado - destitute desuetude - detest detract - devilry deviltry - diagnosis
dialect - didactic diet - diffuse diffusion - dilatory dilemma - dimly
dinner - disabuse disaffected - disarrange disaster - discerning discernment - discomfort
disconcert - discover discredit - discuss discussion - disfavour disfigure - disingenuous
disinherit - dismissal dismount - dispel dispensation - dispute disqualify - dissection
dissemble - dissever dissident - dissonant dissuade - distinction distort - diurnal
divagation - divest divestiture - docile docket - doleful dolesome - dominate
domination - double double - dragoon drainage - drown drowsiness - dulcet
dun - dust duteous - dystrophy earn - eccentricity eclectic - eddy
edge - efface effect - efficacious efficacy - effulgence effulgent - eject
elaborate - elicit eligible - elucidate elude - embarrass embassy - embroil
embryo - eminence eminent - emphasize emphatic - emulate enact - encroach
encumber - endeavour endeavour - enfeeble enforce - engrossing engulf - ennoble
ennui - entangle enthral - entreat entreaty - ephemeral epic - epiphany
episode - epode equable - equivalent equivocal - erudite erudition - esthetic
estimable - ethnic etymology - euphoric eureka - evasive eventual - evil
evince - examine exasperate - excitable excitation - excursion excusable - exemplary
exemplify - exhort exhortation - exonerate exoneration - expatriate expectancy - expert
expert - explosion explosive - express express - extensible extension - extirpate
extol - extrapolation extravagance - extrovert extrude - facial facile - fallible
fallow - fastidious fathom - fecund federal - felicity felon - ferment
ferment - fervor festal - feudalism fey - fiduciary fiduciary - financial
financier - firm firmament - flaccid flag-officer - flection fledged - flinch
flippant - flora floral - fluid fluid - foil foist - foolproof
foolproof - forcible ford - foreground forehead - forerun foresail - forge
forge - forswear forte - forward foster - frail frail - fraudulent
fraught - freshness fret - frivolity frivolous - fruit fruit - fulsome
fumigate - furlough furrier - fusillade futile - galvanism galvanize - garnish
garrison - gauge gendarme - genesis genetic - geology germane - gist
giver - gloat gloat - gnash gnaw - gourd gourmand - graduate
grain - granular granulate - grave grave - greenwich gregarious - grisly
grotesque - guess guide - gush gush - habitant habitual - hale
hallow - happy-go-lucky harangue - harmonious harried - hate haughty - heal
hearsay - heifer heinous - herbivorous hereditary - hesitant hesitation - hiatus
hibernal - hillock hinder - hoax hoax - homologous homonym - horde
horrible - hubris huckster - humor humor - hybrid hydra - hyperbole
hypercritical - hypotenuse hypothesis - iconoclast idealize - idolatry idolize - illiberal
illicit - illusive illusory - imitator immaculate - immigrate imminence - impalpable
impart - impediment impel - impermeable impermissible - impetuosity impetuous - implicate
implicit - importune imposition - impropriety improve - impunity impure - inadvisable
inamorata - incalculable incandescence - incense incense - incident incidentally - inclement
inclination - incompetent incomplete - inconstant incontrovertible - incumbent incumbent - indeterminate
indicant - indigestion indignant - individual individual - inductive indulge - ineluctable
inept - inexpensive inexperience - inference infernal - infirmity inflammable - information
infrequence - ingest inglorious - inhospitable inhuman - injunction injure - innovate
innuendo - inroad insane - inseparable insidious - insolent insolvency - instigate
instigator - insulate insult - intangible integral - intension intensive - interim
interject - intermittent international - interrupt intersect - intimidate intimidation - intransigence
intransigent - introspect introspection - inured invade - inventive inverse - invigorate
invincible - invulnerable inwardly - ironic irony - irreparable irrepressible - irrigant
irrigate - isobar isochronous - jabber jagged - jewel jibe - jovial
jubilant - jugglery jugular - jury justification - kiln kiloliter - kiss
knavery - kudos labor - laceration lachrymose - laggard lament - languid
languish - lasso lasso - laudatory launch - lax laxative - legal
legalize - legitimacy legitimate - lever leverage - liability liable - libertine
libertine - lifelong lifetime - limber limber - liner lingo - liquefy
liqueur - lithe lithesome - livid load - locative loch - loiterer
loll - loud loud - lucrative lucubrate - luminescence luminescent - luscious
lustrous - macerate machination - magisterial magistracy - maharaja maidenhood - malapropism
malaria - malfeasance malice - manacle mandate - manifest manifestation - man-trap
manufacturer - marred martial - mastery masticate - matinee matricide - mawkish
maxim - medallion meddlesome - mellifluous melodious - mendacious mendacity - mercurial
meretricious - metallurgy metamorphosis - metonymy metric - microscope microscopic - migrate
migratory - mimic minatory - ministration ministry - misanthropy misapprehend - misdemeanour
miser - misplace misrepresent - misty misunderstand - mob mob - moderation
moderator - molt momentary - monocracy monogamy - monotonous monotony - moratorium
morbid - motion motley - muffler mulatto - munificent murder - myopic
myriad - narcissus narrate - nascent natal - navigable navigate - nectar
nectarine - neglectful negligee - neo-latin neolithic - nettle neural - nibble
niggardly - noisy nomad - nonchalantly non-combatant - normal normal - novel
novelist - nuisance nullify - nutritive oaken - obituary objective - obloquy
obnoxious - obsolete obstetrician - obtrusive obtuse - occupy occurrence - ode
odious - officious offshoot - omnipotence omnipotent - opalescence opaque - opportunist
opportunity - optimism option - oratory orbit - original originate - ossify
ostensible - outburst outcast - outrage outrageous - overcharge overcharge - overpass
overpay - overthrow overtone - pageant pain - palliate pallid - pamphleteer
panacea - pantheon pantomime - paradigm paradox - paraphrase pardon - parisian
parity - paroxysm parricide - partition partner - patent patent - patient
patient - patter paucity - peccant pectoral - peddle peddler - pellucid
penalty - peninsular penitence - pentameter pentathlon - percipience percipient - perfidy
perforate - peripatetic peripheral - permutation pernicious - persevere persiflage - perspicacity
perspicuous - pertinacity pertinent - perversion perversity - petrous petulance - phenomenon
philander - philogynist philologist - phonology phosphorescence - physiography physiologist - pig
pig - pinch pinchers - piquant pique - pittance pivotal - plantain
plaque - playful playwright - plenipotentiary plenitude - plot plot - plurality
plutocracy - poignant poise - pollute polyarchy - pommel pomposity - porous
port - position position - possible postdate - potent potentate - praise
prate - precedential precept - preclude precocious - prediction predilection - preestablish
preexist - prefix pregnant - premier premise - preponderate prepossessing - prescriptible
prescription - pretentious preternatural - prima prime - priory prison - prize
prize - proceed process - prodigious prodigy - profile profile - program
progression - prolix prologue - promoter promulgate - prophecy prophesy - prosaic
proscenium - prostration protagonist - protocol protomartyr - protuberate provenance - provoke
prowess - prune prune - psychopathic psychotherapy - puissance puissant - pundit
pungency - purl purloin - pyre pyromania - quaff quaff - quandary
quantity - querulous query - quiescent quiet - rabble rabid - raffish
ragtime - ramose rampant - rapacious rape - rarefy rash - ravine
raving - realism realm - rebuke rebut - recession recessive - reckon
reckoning - recollect recompense - recourse recover - recuperate recur - redress
redress - refinery reflectible - refringency refringent - regenerate regent - regret
regret - reinstate reiterate - relationship release - relinquish reliquary - remission
remodel - renaissance render - repair repair - repellent repentance - repository
reprehend - reprobate reproduce - repulsive reputable - requital requite - reservoir
resident - resistance resistant - resort resource - restrain restrict - retch
retention - retract retrench - revel revelation - revoke revolt - rice
rice - rightful rigmarole - risk rivet - roll rondo - rotund
rub - ruin ruin - sabotage sabotage - sagacious sagacity - salutatory
salvage - sanguinary sanguine - sarcasm sarcophagus - satirical satirize - savour
sawdust - scholastic scholasticism - scourge scourge - scurrilous scurvy - secession
seclude - secretive secular - seduce sedulous - seize selective - semiconscious
seminal - sensorium sensual - separatist septennial - serendipity serene - servile
servitude - shallow shallow - shell shell - shout shout - shuffle
shun - sickness sidelong - significant signification - singe singular - sirocco
sisterhood - skill skin - slate slate - sluggard slur - smoke
smoke - snub snub - sociology sociopath - solecism solemn - solstice
soluble - somnolent sonata - sophisticated sophistry - souvenir sovereign - specie
species - speculator speechless - splenetic splice - spread spread - squander
squat - stagy staid - static statics - steal stealth - stick
stickler - sting stingy - stolid storm - stranger stratagem - stress
stress - striped stripling - stupefy stupendous - subacid subaquatic - submarine
submerge - subpoena subpoena - substantiation substantive - subtrahend subversion - sufferance
suffice - suicide sullied - superannuation superb - superintendent superlative - supplementary
suppliant - surcharge surety - surrogate surround - suspend suspended - swerve
swerve - sylph symmetrical - syndicate syneresis - tact tactical - tangency
tangent - target target - tautology tawdry - teem teetotal - temperance
temperate - tenacious tenacity - tenure tepid - terrify territorial - testiness
thankfulness - theological theology - thermoelectricity thesis - thrall threaten - tincture
tinge - tolerable tolerance - tonic tonight - torpedo torpedo - torturous
tout - tranquil tranquility - transcribe transcript - transfusion transgress - translucent
transmissible - transportation transposition - treasonable treasure - tremendous tremor - trick
trickery - trimness trinity - trivial troops - truthful tube - tutelar
tutorship - tyro ubiquitous - unanimity unanimous - unconscionable unconscious - underhanded
underlie - understate undervalue - unfeigned unfortunate - unisonant unitarian - unscathed
unsettle - unyoke upbraid - uproot upturn - usage usurious - utopian
utopian - vacuum vagabond - valiant valid - variant variation - vegetarian
vegetate - vendetta vendible - venison venom - verify verily - vertex
vertical - vicarious viceroy - vilify village - violate violation - virtuoso
virulence - visual visualize - vivacity vivify - void void - voluble
voluminous - vortex votary - waft wag - wantonness warlike - warship
wary - weapon wearisome - wet wet - whet whimsical - wince
wince - withdraw witless - wonky woo - wrangle wrath - wry
yarn - zephyr zodiac - zoological