Flashcards in 1012 Deck (46):
D. to bear fruit
E. no partnership can fructify without candor on both sides
E. His meals are the frugal fare of the poor: tea, bread, yogurt, a bit of cheese, vegetables.
D. (pleasurable) use or realization; enjoyment
E. when she landed the lead in a Broadway play, a lifelong dream was brought to fruition
D. to counteract; to prevent from achieving sth
E. The lack of investors has frustrated them in their efforts to expand the company.
D. to explode suddenly; to thunder forth verbally
E. The editorial fulminated against the proposed tax increase. / She was fulminating about the dangers of smoking.
D. offensive particularly because of insincerity (full)
E. fulsome lies and nauseous flattery / describes in fulsome detail
D. appropriate to funeral
E. shivered with cold in the dark and funereal Victorian mansion
D. a frenzy; rage
E. Amid a public furor, the senator continues to deny the allegations. / The book caused a furor across the country.
E. All our efforts proved futile.
D. flies that bite or annoy livestock; a person who stimulates or annoys especially by persistent criticism
E. a loud sports commentator who was a tactless gadfly during post-game interviews with the losing team
D. to deny
E. it can't be gainsaid that most people wish they had more time and money
D. to skip and frolic
E. dog owners chat while their pooches gambol on the park's great lawn
D. the whole range
E. the actress's work runs the gamut from goofy comedies to serious historical dramas / She experienced the full gamut of human emotions.
D. to open (mouth) wild
E. she suddenly realized she had been gaping at the good-looking waiter instead of giving him her order
E. people seem to be buying ever more gargantuan SUVs these days
D. gaudy, excessively or disturbingly vivid
E. the wedding guest's thick makeup was garish and unnecessary
D. to gather or store
E. She garnered more evidence to support her theory.
D. to decorate
E. Chocolate curls garnished the cake.
E. He became more garrulous after drinking a couple of beers.
D. boastful talk
E. if you believe the gasconade of his memoirs, he pretty much won World War II on his own
D. icy; frozen
E. the judge listened with the gelid detachment of someone who had heard it all before
D. a broad, vague statement
E. He spoke in generalities as he discussed his plans for the future.
D. pertaining to a whole class, kind, or group
E. “Flu” is sometimes used as a generic term for any illness caused by a virus.
D. favorable to growth; kindly
E. genial sunshine
D. of the upper classes; having taste and refinement
E. Education was considered a mark of gentility.
D. a kind or category
D. people of education and good birth
E. the landed gentry (= those who own a lot of land)
D. relevant and pertinent to the case at hand
E. my personal opinion isn't germane to our discussion of the facts of the case
D. in the first stage of growth
E. germinal ideas.
E. as the argument grew more heated, his gesticulations got bigger and wilder
E. such a life seems ghastly in its emptiness and sterility
D. gallows, a vertical wooden structure on which criminals used to be hanged
D. to scoff at; to deride
E. teammates gibing each other when one fouls up an important play
D. the main point in a debate or a question
E. didn't catch every word between them, but heard enough to get the gist of the conversation
D. light bluish- grey or pale yellowish- green
D. to gather what was left in a field after reaping; to pick up, little by little
E. She gleaned her data from various studies.
E. glib solutions to knotty problems / a glib politician / the actor's glib portrayal of a drug addict
E. lovers would often retreat to the gloaming of the park's many secluded recesses to steal a kiss
D. to look at with evil satisfaction or greed
E. gloat over an enemy's misfortune
D. to overfill
E. a glut of cheap DVDs on the market
E. a bad horror movie from the 1950s about a glutinous blob that devoured Manhattan