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(pronounced AHB-duh-rut)

Try to remember this word by thinking of another word: objection. This adjective means persistently determined to do wrong and annoy, as well as dead set against to anyone else’s point of view.

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(pronounced AHB-feh-skayt)

This complicated sounding verb actually has a simple meaning: to confuse, darken or make obscure or unclear.

Example: Jessica grew suspicious of the general contractor’s

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(pronounced OB-zheh dahr)

A French term referring to something that is a work of art or that has some kind of artistic value, especially a fine antique or something considered to be “fine art” such

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(pronounced AHB-vee-ate)

Don’t confuse this word with obvious, though it does share the same Latin roots. Obviate is a verb meaning to anticipate and make unnecessary, to hinder or stop something from happening, or to