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Advanced Spelling- Week 2

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Antonym
two words that express opposing concepts
apartheid
brutal racial discrimination
aqueous
similar to or containing or dissolved in water
aquiline
curved down like an eagle's beak
archipelago
a group of many islands in a large body of water
arduous
difficult to accomplish
armistice
a state of peace agreed to between opponents so they can discuss peace terms
aspersion
an abusive attack on a person's character or good name
asterisk
a star-shaped character * used in printing
baccalaureate
an academic degree conferred on someone who has successfully completed undergraduate studies
ballerina
a female ballet dancer
barnacle
European goose smaller than the brant, marine crustaceans with feathery food-catching appendages
baroque
having elaborate symmetrical ornamentation
basmati
type of rice
bereavement
state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one
bibliophile
someone who loves (and usually collects) books
biennial
occurring every second year
blancmange
sweet almond-flavored milk pudding thickened with gelatin or cornstarch
blasphemously
in a blasphemous manner
bonsai
a dwarfed ornamental tree or shrub grown in a tray or shallow pot