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abate: (hủy bỏ) subside; decrease; become less in amount or intensity

accolade: (danh hiệu) award of merit; expression of approval; praise

alacrity: (mau mắm) cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness

amalgamate: (hợp nhất) combine; unite in one body; mix or alloy a metal with mercury

ambiguous: (mơ hồ) unclear or doubtful in meaning

ambivalent: (mâu thuẫn) mixed; experiencing or expressing opposing or contradictory feelings

ameliorate: (cải thiện) make or become better; improve; grow better

amenable: (tuân) responsive to advice or suggestion; responsible to higher authority; willing to comply with; agreeable

approbation: (sự thừa nhận) expression of warm approval; praise

ascetic: (khổ tu) leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial; austere

assiduous: (lẫm liệt) constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing or persistent

assuage: (làm dịu) ease or lessen pain; satisfy or appease

astringent: (se) causing contraction; having the effect of drawing tissue together; stern or austere

austere: (khắc khổ) strict or severe in discipline; severely simple and unornamented

avarice: (tham lam) greediness for wealth; insatiable desire of gain

aver: (aver) declare to be true; affirm

aversion: (ác cảm) firm dislike; turning away; avoidance of a thing, situation, or behavior because of dislike

avid: (amiable avid) greedy; eager for; marked by keen interest and enthusiasm

avow: (thú nhận) declare openly; acknowledge openly, boldly, and unashamedly

awry: (xiên) in a position that is turned toward one side; away from correct course

axiom: (tiên đề) self-evident truth requiring no proof

bacchanalian: (huyên náo) drunken; relating to reveling and drunkenness

baleful: (không may) portending evil; harmful in intent or effect.

barrage: (đập) artificial obstruction; heavy curtain of artillery fire; rapid, concentrated discharge of missiles

barren: (cằn cỗi) desolate; fruitless and unproductive; lacking

bedizen: (trang sức) ornament something in showy, tasteless, or gaudy finery

belabor: (belabor) discuss repeatedly; attack verbally; work hard upon

belie: (belie) contradict; give a false impression

bellicose: (hiếu chiến) warlike or hostile in manner or temperament; showing or having impulse to be combative

belligerent: (hiếu chiến) inclined or eager to fight; aggressive

benediction: (chúc phước) blessing; invocation of divine blessing; expression of good wishes

bequest: (thừa kế) inheritance; legacy; act of giving, leaving by will, or passing on to another

berate: (trách móc) rebuke or scold angrily and at length

bereft: (bereft) deprived of; lacking; desolate because of loss

beset: (bao vây) attack from all sides; trouble persistently; hem in

binge: (môn) short period of excessive consumption; rapid and excessive consumption of food, especially of excessive alcohol

blandishment: (người a dua) flattery; speech or action expressive of affection or kindness, and tending to win the heart

blithe: (vui tươi) gay; joyous; carefree and lighthearted

boorish: (sự thô lổ) rude and clumsy in behavior; ungentlemanly; awkward in manners

brazen: (trơ tráo) having loud, usually harsh, resonant sound; shameless

broach: (doa) introduce; bring up for discussion or debate; announce

brook: (suối) creek; stream

bucolic: (thôn quê) rustic; pastoral; agricultural; relating to country affairs, or to shepherd's life and occupation

burgeon: (đọt non) grow forth; send out buds; grow or develop rapidly

burnish: (đánh bóng) make shiny by rubbing; polish

cabal: (cabal) small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests

cadence: (nh��p) rhythmic rise and fall of words or sounds; beat

cajole: (vỗ) influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering

callow: (Callow) youthful; immature; inexperienced; without feathers

calumny: (vu khống) false statement maliciously made to injure another's reputation; slander

cannon: (pháo) great gun; firearm for discharging heavy shot with great force; loop at the top of a bell by which it is hung

cant: (không thể) inclination or slope; slanted or oblique surface; jargon, especially of thieves; dialect

capitulate: (đầu hàng) surrender; end all resistance; give up; go along with or comply

capricious: (thất thường) fickle; impulsive and unpredictable; apt to change opinions suddenly

captious: (hay câu nệ) intended to confuse in an argument

castigate: (gọt giũa) criticize severely; punish; revise or make corrections to publication

caucus: (kín) private meeting of members of a party to select officers or determine policy

caustic: (ăn da) capable of burning, corroding, dissolving, or eating away by chemical action

censure: (khiển trách) expression of strong disapproval or harsh criticism; blame

centurion: (bách) officer of ancient Roman army, in command of a century of soldiers or minor division

chagrin: (thất vọng) anxiety caused by humiliation or injured pride; disappointment

chary: (thận trọng) cautious; sparing or restrained about giving

chicanery: (sự kiện nhau) mean or unfair artifice to obscure truth; deception by trickery or sophistry

choleric: (hay giận) hot-tempered; easily angered; bad-tempered; expressing anger

clamor: (ồn ào) noise; loud outcry; expression of discontent or protest

coddle: (coddle) treat gently; cook in water just below boiling point

codicil: (codicil) supplement or appendix, especially to a will

cogent: (thuyết phục) reasonable and convincing; based on evidence; forcefully persuasive

cogitate: (nghi ngợi) think earnestly or studiously; meditate; ponder; think deeply

colander: (colander) bowl-shaped strainer, used to wash or drain foods

collusion: (thông đồng) secret agreement for an illegal purpose; conspiracy

commensurate: (xứng) of the same size, extent, or duration as another

commodious: (rãi) spacious and comfortable; fit; proper; convenient

compunction: (sự ăn năn) feeling of deep regret; strong uneasiness caused by a sense of guilt

conceit: (ngã mạn) overly high self-esteem; feelings of excessive pride

concord: (hòa hợp) agreement of opinions; harmonious state of things

confluence: (hợp lưu) act of two things flowing together; junction or meeting place where two things meet

confound: (bà con) cause to become confused or perplexed; fail to distinguish; mix up

congenial: (hòa hợp) compatible

congenital: (bẩm sinh) present at birth; inborn; innate

consternation: (lầm lẫn ngạc) intense state of fear or dismay; astonishment combined with terror

consummate: (consummate) carried to the utmost extent or degree; of the highest quality; complete; perfect

contentious: (cãi) quarrelsome; disagreeable; marked by heated arguments or controversy

contiguous: (tiếp giáp) sharing an edge or boundary; touching; neighboring

continence: (trinh bạch) self control; self restraint; partial or complete abstention from sexual activity

conundrum: (câu hỏi hóc búa) riddle; difficult problem; dilemma

convivial: (vui vẻ) festive; occupied with or fond of the pleasures of good company

convoke: (triệu tập) call together; cause to assemble in meeting; convene

convoluted: (phức tạp) coiled around; highly involved; intricate

cornucopia: (dồi dào) goat's horn overflowing with fruit and grain; symbol of abundance

corporeal: (corporeal) bodily; of a material nature; tangible

corroborate: (chứng thực) establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; support with evidence

countenance: (mạo) give sanction or support to; tolerate or approve

countervail: (làn cân bằng) act or react with equal force; ; counteract

coy: (coy) quiet; still; tending to avoid people and social situations; reserved

cravat: (cà vạt) a piece of silk, fine muslin, or other cloth, worn by men about the neck

curmudgeon: (keo cú) ill-tempered person full of stubborn ideas or opinions

cursory: (lướt) casual; brief or broad; not cautious, nor detailed

dainty: (ngo) delicately beautiful or charming; exquisite; gratification or pleasure taken in anything

dearth: (thiếu) scarcity; shortage of food; famine from failure or loss of crops

debacle: (thất bại) sudden downfall; complete disaster

debilitate: (làm suy nhược) make weak; enfeeble; impair the strength of

decimate: (decimate) destroy or kill a large part of; select by lot and kill one in every ten of

decorum: (đàng hoàng) propriety in manners and conduct; good taste in manners; conventions or requirements of polite behavior

decrepitude: (tình trạng mụt nát) state of collapse caused by illness or old age

decry: (chê bai) express strong disapproval of; disparage

defer: (hoãn) delay till later; put off; hold back to a later time

deference: (lòng tôn kính) willingness to carry out the wishes of others; great respect

delineate: (phân định) portray; depict; draw or trace outline of; sketch out

deluge: (dồn dập) great flood; heavy downpour; any overflowing of water

demagogue: (nịnh dân) person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people

demur: (demur) object because of doubts; hesitate

denigrate: (bôi nhọ) blacken; defame; attack reputation of; degrade

denouement: (đoạn kết) outcome; final resolution or clarification of dramatic or narrative plot

deposition: (lắng) testimony under oath; act of depositing, especially laying down of matter by natural process

deprecate: (phản đối) express disapproval of; protest against; belittle

descry: (nhận thấy) catch sight of; discover by careful observation or scrutiny

desiccate: (sấy) dry up thoroughly; make dry, dull, or lifeless; preserve foods by removing the moisture

desultory: (không mạch lạc) aimless; haphazard; at random; not connected with subject

detraction: (gièm pha) slandering; act of discrediting from someone's reputation

digression: (sự lạc đề) wandering from the main path of a journey; diversion

dilate: (giãn) make wider or larger; cause to expand; enlarge; widen

dirge: (Dirge) a piece of music of a mournful character, to accompany funeral rites; funeral hymn

discern: (phân biệt) detect; perceive

discomfit: (kinh ngạc) make uneasy or perplexed; cause to lose one's composure; disconcert

disconcert: (hổn loạn) confuse; frustrate by throwing into disorder; embarrass

disconsolate: (phiền) sad; cheerless; gloomy; hopeless or not expecting

discordant: (không cân đối) not harmonious; conflicting; disagreeable in sound; harsh or dissonant

discourse: (luận) formal, lengthy discussion of a subject; verbal exchange; conversation

discreet: (kín đáo) free from ostentation or pretension; distinct; distinguishable

discrepancy: (khác biệt) lack of consistency; difference

disdain: (thái độ khinh thị) view with scorn or contempt; feel with aversion

disheveled: (nhăn nhíu) marked by disorder; untidy; having hair in loose disorder

disingenuous: (không trung thực) giving a false appearance of frankness; not straightforward or candid; insincere or calculating

disinter: (moi lên) dig up; unearth; dig up or remove from grave or tomb; bring to public notice

disparage: (chê bai) belittle; speak of in a slighting or disrespectful way; reduce in esteem or rank

disparate: (khác nhau) fundamentally distinct or different in kind; entirely dissimilar

dissemble: (bỏ qua) disguise or conceal behind a false appearance; make a false show of

disseminate: (phổ biến) distribute; spread; scatter like seeds

dissent: (bất đồng) differ in opinion or feeling; withhold assent or approval

dissimulate: (che đậy) pretend; hide feelings from other people

dissolute: (vô hạnh) lacking moral restraint; indulging in sensual pleasures or vices

distend: (trướng lên) swell out or expand from or as if from internal pressure

divest: (gạt bỏ) free of; rid; remove all of one's clothing

divulge: (tiết lộ) reveal; make known to public

doggerel: (bài thơ không hay) poor verse; of crude or irregular construction

dolt: (người khờ dại) stupid person; person who is not very bright

dote: (hóa lẩn) be excessively fond of; show signs of mental decline

dour: (dour) stubbornly unyielding; marked by sternness or harshness

drawl: (nhỏ bé drawl) speaking with slow and lingering utterance, from laziness, lack of spirit; lengthened, slow monotonous utterance

droll: (chọc cười) queer; amusingly odd; comical

drone: (bay không người lái) idle person; male bee; someone who takes more time than necessary

dulcet: (êm tai) sweet sounding; pleasing to ear; melodious

duress: (cưỡng ép) forcible restraint, especially unlawfully

ebullient: (sôi nổi) showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm

eclectic: (chiết trung) composed of elements from a variety of sources

efficacy: (hiệu quả) power to produce desired effect

effluvia: (effluvia) waste; foul-smelling outflow or vapor

effrontery: (vô liêm si) shameless or brazen boldness; insolent and shameless audacity

egress: (đích) act of coming or going out; emergence; right to leave; path or opening for going out

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