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  1. JV660 (Larceny and Garbled)2019/09/13

    Larceny (noun) Definition: the act of stealing someone’s property. Larceny is generally used as a legal charge for stealing. Most states break the charge into degrees of larceny that range from petty to grand. Example...

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  2. JV659 (Connote and Solemn)2019/09/12

    Connote (verb) Definition: 1. to imply something additional to the literal meaning of something; 2. to imply a condition or consequence When ideas are connoted, they are not directly stated, but rather implied. Some words...

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  3. JV658 (Demise and Synchronize)2019/09/11

    Demise (noun) Definition: 1. death; 2. the end of something. Demise is used formally or in archaic usage to mean “the death of a person.” It is also used to mean the end or complete...

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  4. JV657 (Epitaph and Valid)2019/09/10

    Epitaph (noun) Definition: a memorial speech, poem, or short bit of writing about someone who has passed away, most often written on a tombstone. An epitaph is written usually shortly after someone dies to commemorate...

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  5. JV656 (Diminutive and Analogous)2019/09/09

    Diminutive (adjective) Definition: Very small. Diminutive means small. A diminutive person is short and small. A diminutive word is a “cute” version of a word or name: for example, “duckling” is a diminutive of “duck”,...

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  6. JV655 (Fortitude and Embarkation)2019/09/06
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  7. JV654 (Altruistic and Angular)2019/09/05

    Altruistic (adjective) Definition: Showing unselfish concern for the welfare of others. When you are altruistic, you are giving to other people–you are committing a selfless act. The noun altruism is the act of kindness or...

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  8. JV653 (Bereft and Nonplussed)2019/09/04

    Bereft (adjective) Definition: 1. deprived of something cared for or about; 2. without something necessary or desirable; 3. feeling loss. The difference between the adjectives bereft and its synonym bereaved is that the latter usually...

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  9. JV652 (Buttress and Ratify)2019/09/03

    Buttress (noun, verb) Definition: (n.) 1. something that gives support; 2. a support, usually made of stone or brick, which supports a building; (v.) to support or reinforce something. Buttress can be used in the...

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  10. JV651 (Curriculum and Forbear)2019/09/02

    Curriculum (noun) Definition: the courses taught at an educational institution, or the details taught in a particular subject. Curricular is the related adjective and relates to academic study. Example Sentences: – It is necessary these...

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  11. JV650 (Constrict and Neologism)2019/08/30

    Constrict (verb) Definition: 1. to draw together or become tight; 2. to limit the natural course of something; 3. to restrict the range and freedom of something. Similar to constrain, to constrict is “to tighten...

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  12. JV649 (Idiosyncrasy and Alienate)2019/08/29

    Idiosyncrasy (noun) Definition: a peculiar way of behaving or thinking that is particular to an individual or group. A person’s idiosyncrasy is a peculiar quirk or habit that makes someone unique. Example Sentences: – Steve...

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  13. JV648 (Adverse and Attribute)2019/08/28

    Adverse (adjective) Definition: 1. characterized by opposition; 2. contrary to one’s interests or welfare; 3. causing harm. Adverse is derived from the Latin adversus, “turned against or hostile.” One may encounter adverse conditions either in...

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  14. JV647 (Dossier and Unprecedented)2019/08/27

    Dossier (noun) Definition: A file of documents or records pertaining to a particular person or topic. Dossier comes from the French word meaning “bundle of papers.” You will often hear the word dossier used in...

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  15. JV646 (Disabuse and Incur)2019/08/26

    Disabuse (verb) Definition: To correct someone’s error, fallacy, or misconception. Disabuse comes from the 17th-century French word desabuser, “to correct someone.” It carried an archaic meaning of “abuse” (a delusion), so that it meant “to...

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  16. JV645 (Pertinent and Pious)2019/08/23
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  17. JV644 (Reprehensible and Arrears)2019/08/22
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  18. JV643 (Contumacious and Biased)2019/08/21
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  19. JV642 (Flourish and Inextricable)2019/08/20

    Flourish (verb) Definition: 1. to grow in strength; 2. to grow in wealth; 3. to thrive and be healthy; 4. to move back and forth in a swinging motion Example Sentences: – My garden flourished...

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  20. JV641 (Agog and Prompting)2019/08/19

    Agog (adjective) Definition: Extremely excited or eager about something. Agog is a more complicated (and somewhat old-fashioned) way of saying “excited,” “eager,” or “enthusiastic.” This word is not commonly used, but is commonly tested on...

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  21. JV640 (Profusion and Impending)2019/08/16

    Profusion (noun) Definition: 1. a lavish or extravagant amount; 2. large quantity of something. The adjective form of profusion is profuse, which describes anything overflowing or copious. The adverb is profusely. You have probably heard...

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  22. JV639 (Fixate and Curtail)2019/08/15

    Fixate (verb) Definition: 1. to obsess or be preoccupied with something; 2. to focus or concentrate on something; 3. to center, secure, or stabilize something Example Sentences: – Vincent Van Gogh would fixate exclusively on...

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  23. JV638 (Soloist and Calamity)2019/08/14

    Soloist (noun) Definition: a performer, especially a musician, who performs alone Example Sentences: – Yo Yo Ma is a cello soloist, and last night he delivered an impassioned performance – Robbie Williams decided to pursue...

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  24. JV637 (Desecrate and Predicate)2019/08/13

    Desecrate (verb) Definition: to insult or damage something sacred, Desecrate originated in the 17th century, from de and consecrate, literally, “to make unholy.” Something may be desecrated by speech or action. Example Sentences: – When...

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  25. JV636 (Malevolence and Divert)2019/08/12

    Malevolence (noun) Definition: 1. the desire to harm someone; 2. bitterness, hatred, or ill will. Malevolence comes from the Latin male, “evil” and volence, “to wish.” Thus, both the noun malevolence and its adjective form,...

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  26. JV635 (Sully and Abstract)2019/08/09

    Sully (adjective) Definition: dirty or tarnished, especially said of a reputation Example Sentences: – Margie closed her bank account with the large German bank because it had a sullied reputation. – Anthony’s career in politics...

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  27. JV634 (Adulation and Temperament)2019/08/08

    Adulation (noun) Definition: excessive flattery or admiration. Adulation is praise that is often overdone or excessive. Adulation is similar to flattery. While adulation is excessive praise, flattery is praise used to influence someone or to...

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  28. JV633 (Afford and Concise)2019/08/07

    Afford (verb) Definition: 1. to be able to spare or give up; 2. to be the cause or source of something; 3. to be able to buy or do something because the resources are available...

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  29. JV632 (Convene and Turpitude)2019/08/06

    Convene (verb) Definition: 1. to arrange (a group of people); 2. to assemble; 3. to meet formally Example Sentences: – During the financial collapse, the FED convened in an emergency meeting. – Boris Johnson is convening his...

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  30. JV631 (Proliferate and Soporific)2019/08/05

    Proliferate (verb) Definition: 1. to increase greatly in number; 2. to reproduce rapidly Example Sentences: – Virtual currencies are not going away and they will proliferate to every economy and every part of the planet....

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  31. JV630 (Dictate and Egalitarian)2019/08/02

    Dictate (verb, noun) Definition: (v.) 1. to give orders or demands with authority; 2. to speak into a tape recorder for later transcription of the text or to speak text to somebody writing it down;...

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  32. JV629 (Bask and Cursory)2019/08/01

    Bask (verb) Definition: 1. to expose yourself to the warmth of the sun; 2. to derive pleasure and enjoyment from something. To bask in something is to take it in, receive its warmth, or bathe in its...

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  33. JV628 (Cabal and Exposition)2019/07/31

    Cabal (noun, verb) Definition: (n.) 1. a group of people secretly conspiring against something, especially political; 2. a plot by conspirators; (v.) to enter into a conspiracy with others Example Sentences: – The new and...

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  34. JV627 (Urbane and Poignant)2019/07/30
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  35. JV626 (Decry and Impolitic)2019/07/29

    Decry (verb) Definition: to openly criticize something or someone, When you decry something, you simultaneously condemn it and discredit it, a formal act. Example Sentences: – The ministry of health has released a statement which decries crowded...

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  36. JV625 (Qualm and Destitute)2019/07/26

    Qualm (noun) Definition: a feeling of doubt or uneasiness about something, A qualm is a feeling of uneasiness, or a sense that something you’re doing is wrong. Example Sentences: – My mother was anxious at first, but...

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  37. JV624 (Commuter and Coagulate)2019/07/25

    Commuter (noun) Definition: 1. person who travels from home to work regularly, usually between a suburb and a city; 2. an inter-city airplane flying short distances to serve remote communities Example Sentences: – Traffic jams...

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  38. JV623 (Tentative and Distinguish)2019/07/24

    Tentative (adjective) Definition: 1. unsure, hesitant, or showing a lack of confidence; 2. not finalized, not fully worked out Example Sentences: – AOL and Time Warner signed a tentative agreement until further details of the...

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  39. JV622 (Vestige and Merger)2019/07/23

    Vestige (noun) Definition: the remains or a trace of something that was there, but no longer exists Example Sentences: – The appendix is a vestige that no longer serves a purpose in the human body....

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  40. JV621 (Abide and Replica)2019/07/22

    Abide (verb) Definition: 1. to tolerate (often used in the negative); 2. to last for a long time; 3. to live or reside; 4. to accept something or to follow something such as a rule...

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  41. JV620 (Circuitous and Inoculate)2019/07/19
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  42. JV619 (Compulsion and Catalyst)2019/07/18

    Compulsion (noun) Definition: 1. a force that makes somebody do something; 2. a strong urge to do or say something; 3. an irrational motive for doing something against one’s will Example Sentences: – Frank had...

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  43. JV618 (Forge and Transpire)2019/07/17

    Forge (verb) Definition: 1. to falsify and make a copy with the intent to deceive; 2. to form or bring into being especially by an expenditure of effort; 3. to move ahead steadily and with...

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  44. JV617 (Dexterous and Slander)2019/07/16

    Dexterous (Adjective) Definition: physically quick and skilful. Adroit, deft, and adept are all synonymous with dexterous. These words, however, do not have as strong of a noun form as dexterous with dexterity. Dexterity is a...

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  45. JV616 (Sententious and Abscond)2019/07/15

    Sententious (adjective) Definition: 1. tending to use too many maxims; 2. given to moralizing; 3. concise, but full of meaning Example Sentences: – Lisa’s boss welcomed her sententious comments, which were succinct and to the...

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  46. JV615 (Fruition and Superficial)2019/07/12

    Fruition (noun) Definition: 1. a state or point in which something has come to maturity or had a desired outcome; 2. the enjoyment of a desired outcome when it happens Example Sentences: – If Elon...

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  47. JV614 (Cognate and Allot)2019/07/11

    Cognate (adjective, noun) Definition: (adj.) 1. allied by blood–having a common ancestor or parentage; 2. in language, having the same root or origin; (n.) words that have the same root or languages that are genetically...

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  48. JV613 (Accountability and Pro-Forma)2019/07/10

    Accountability (noun) Definition: 1. responsibility to someone or something; 2. liability or answerability for something Example Sentences: – We don’t have enough accountability at the big banks; no one wants to take responsibility for bad...

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  49. JV612 (Remuneration and Credulity)2019/07/09

    Remuneration (noun) Definition: 1. payment or compensation for services rendered or losses sustained; 2. the act of paying or compensating someone Example Sentences: – The Labour Union is not asking for a lot; they just...

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  50. JV611 (Curt and Ogle)2019/07/08

    Curt (adjective) Definition: Spoken shortly and often rudely–terse. It’s similar to the words brief and concise, but those words usually have a positive connotation. curt means “short” in a negative, often impolite, way. Example Sentences:...

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  51. JV610 (Factor and Onus)2019/07/05

    Factor (noun, verb) Definition: (n.) 1. an element contributing to the result of something; 2. a mathematical quantity multiplied with other numbers, or the amount by which something is multiplied; 3. a person or organization...

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  52. JV609 (Weary and Impunity)2019/07/04

    Weary (adjective) Definition: (adj.) tired and out of energy; (v.) 1. to get tired of something or someone; 2. to make somebody tired or impatient. When you are weary, you are worn out; there has...

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  53. JV608 (Defray and Affiliate)2019/07/03

    Defray (verb) Definition: 1. to offset costs or bear an expense; 2. to pay some or all of an expense Example Sentences: – We should be able to defray some of our expenses through money...

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  54. JV607 (Usury and Discretionary)2019/07/02

    Usury (noun) Definition: 1. the act of lending money while charging the borrower a terribly large or illegally high amount of interest; 2. excessive interest on a loan. Usury originally referred to money lent with...

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  55. JV606 (Collateral and Harrowing)2019/07/01

    Collateral (noun, adjective) Definition: (n.) 1. a security pledged for the repayment of a loan; 2. accompaniment to something else (as in: collateral damage); Example Sentences: -This brochure is one of the best collateral pieces...

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  56. JV605 (Nemesis & Espouse)2019/06/28

    Nemesis (noun) Definition: 1. an arch rival, especially one who seems incapable of being overcome or beaten; 2. something that harms or interferes with something else, especially good intentions; 3. a just punishment that results...

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  57. JV604 (Inordinate & Propriety)2019/06/27

    Inordinate (adjective) Definition: more than what is considered a normal amount Example Sentences: – Joanne was excited about the prom, she spent an inordinate amount of time picking out a dress. – The flight was...

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  58. JV603 (Defame & Tenuous)2019/06/26

    Defame (verb) Definition: to attack or harm someone’s reputation with slander or libel Example Sentences: – The president did not respond via Twitter to the article about him; instead he hired a lawyer to sue...

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  59. JV602 (Euphony & Ecstatic)2019/06/25

    Euphony (noun) Definition: a pleasant, harmonious quality of sound formed when words are combined to create smooth enunciation of letters and syllables Example Sentences: – To some people, opera is a euphony; to others rap...

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  60. JV601 (Thrive & Assess)2019/06/24

    Thrive (verb) Definition: 1. to grow strong; 2. to do well and achieve success Example Sentences: – I don’t think I can thrive at a huge university, so I’ve chosen to go to a small...

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  61. JV600 (Proclivity & Tenable)2019/06/21
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Just Vocabulary is a daily 5 minute (audio) podcast aimed at growing your English vocabulary. The JustVocabulary podcast is a daily ESL (English as a Second Language) podcast for learners at an intermediate to advanced level from all around the world. The 5-minute audio podcast is aimed at growing your English vocabulary, and it focusses on SAT and GRE vocabulary. . The goal is to improve and increase your English vocabulary, and help you with English tests like GRE, SAT, TOEIC, TOEFL, and IELTS. To enhance your learning, you can also access our vocabulary flashcard modules. The English language has a very large vocabulary and the goal of the podcast is to share with the listener the English words that I found whilst reading, listening audiobooks, watching movies, etc. Podcast website – https://justvocabulary.com

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