Flashcards in 1058 Deck (45):
D. twisted; knotty
E. a gnarled oak/branch/trunk / gnarled hands
D. wise and pithy
E. He made gnomic utterances concerning death.
D. to urge; to drive
E. The threat of legal action is a powerful goad to companies that have ignored the regulations.
D. to stuff
E. a river dammed by an ice gorge
D. to scoop out; to tear out
E. The accident left a big gouge in the side of the car.
D. arrangements made by grades or steps
E. gradation in size / the gradations on a thermometer
D. a slope; the degree of a slope
E. the path goes up at a pretty steep gradient before leveling off
D. vivid; pertaining to writing
E. the report offered many graphic details about the devastating earthquake that rocked the area / graphic sex scene
D. a tsorehouse for grain
E. It is the oldest and third largest granary area in the country.
D. using pompous language
E. the predictably wearisome grandiloquence of the speeches at a political convention
D. imposing; splendid
E. The grandiose scheme for a journey across the desert came to nothing.
E. the food was supplied gratis
D. given freely; unwarranted
E. The film was criticized for its gratuitous violence.
D. tending to flock together
E. a gregarious child who ran up to every person on the playground and wanted to be their friend
D. an expression that twists the face
E. The patient made a painful grimace as the doctor examined his wound.
D. distorted; bizarre; absurd
D. a cave
E. at the heart of the shrine is a small rocky grotto into which pilgrims can descend
D. to lie prone; to act humble or abject
E. He had to grovel to get her to accept his apology.
E. running a marathon is grueling / cutting diamonds can be grueling work
D. a person who is easy to trick
D. a reward
D. relating to or associated with eating or the sense of taste
E. To round out the gustatory experience, try sipping some sake or whiskey.
E. I don't have the gusto to go on a strenuous hike right now.
D. pertaining to the throat
E. guttural sounds
D. clothing; equipment
E. the lady's rich habiliments and haughty manner made the host's servants think she was someone important
D. able or fit to be live in
E. the frigid Arctic is not habitable for amphibians and reptiles—or for humans
E. it's hackneyed, but true—the more you save the more you earn
D. unruly; looking worn from exertion or emotion
E. She looked tired and haggard.
D. to bargain
E. haggling over the price / had to haggle to get his friend to sell his guitar for 20 bucks
E. a halcyon era following the American Civil War / during those early halcyon years the company's potential for growth seemed unlimited
D. a perception of sth imaginary
E. He could not tell if what he was seeing was real or if it was a hallucination.
D. to obstruct or hinder
E. considering the haphazard way you measured the ingredients, it's a wonder the cookies came out this good
D. along speech; a tirade
E. He delivered a long harangue about the evils of popular culture.
D. to worry or torment
E. He claims that he is being unfairly harassed by the police.
D. a forerunner
E. her father's successful job interview was seen as a harbinger of better times to come
D. to persist in talking or writing about sth
E. harp on (about sth)
D. a shrewish old woman; a bad-tempered unpleasant woman
E. Ann is a shrill, sarcastic harridan who has nothing pleasant to say as she makes her way to the gin bottle in the office bar.
D. to rub or plunder
D. to raid; to torment or worry
E. harrying the terrified horses down out of the mountains