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Adjective: Evitable  (EV-uh-tuh-bul) Definition: Capable of being avoided. Sample sentence: The investigator stated that the accident was certainly evitable and would not have happened had the driver not been negligent.

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Adjective: Ardent  (ARE-dent) Definition: Enthusiastic or passionate. Sample sentence: Bob is an ardent football fan.

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The question should be, “Is it worth trying to do?” instead of “Can it be done?”

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Adjective: Benign  (bee-NINE) Definition: Mild or favorable (result). Gentle, kind, good. Sample sentence: The results were benign and required no treatment.

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The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder is getting through the crowd at the bottom.

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Adjective: Impish  (IM-pish) Definition: Mischievous. Inclined to do slightly naughty things for fun. Sample sentence: He approached her with an impish grin on his face.

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The only job you start at the top is digging a hole.

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Noun: Accolade  (AAH-koh-layd) Definition: 1. An expression of praise or admiration. 2. An award or privilege granted; an acknowledgment of merit. Sample sentence: The scientist was given many accolades for his research.

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The chief obstacle to the progress of the human race is the human race.

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Adjective: Gratuitous  (gruh-TOO-uh-tuss) Definition: 1. Done or provided without recompense: free 2. Not called for by circumstances: unwarranted. Sample sentence: John seems incapable of talking about anything he owns without a gratuitous reference to the amount of money he spent on it

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