Flashcards in 1150 Deck (46):
D. unlawful; prohibited
D. unreal; deceptive
E. illusory hopes
D. to drink; to absorb
E. imbibe moral principles
D. A confusing, difficult, and unwanted situation, full of troubles and problems
E. The Soviet Union became anxious to withdraw its soldiers from the Afghan imbroglio.
D. to color; to inspire (with ideas)
E. the spirit that imbues the new constitution / her training at the school for the deaf imbued her with a sense of purpose that she had never known before
E. She had an immaculate record of service.
D. existing within
E. a question as to whether altruism is immanent in all individuals or is instead acquired from without
D. about to happen
E. was in imminent danger of being run over
D. to sacrifice
E. a ceremony in which they immolated their cherished possessions so that the gods would send rain
D. to make worse; to reduce
D. to fix on a pointed object
E. impale a marshmallow or two on that stick and let's start toasting
D. that cannot be felt physically; very difficult to understand
E. the rich colors used in the wall coverings and furniture give the room an impalpable warmth
D. a situation with no escape or solution
E. She had reached an impasse in her career.
D. not feeling pain; calm
E. she remained impassive as the officers informed her of her son's death
E. She has impeccable taste in music.
E. they were so impecunious that they couldn't afford to give one another even token Christmas gifts
D. to obstruct or delay
E. He claims that economic growth is being impeded by government regulations.
D. about to happen
E. for confirmed pessimists some disaster always seems to be impending
D. without regret
E. an impenitent criminal who said he'd do it all over again, given the chance
E. an imperious movie star who thinks she's some sort of goddess
D. unable to penetrate
D. irrelevant; impudent (rude)
E. She asked a few impertinent questions.
D. unable to be disturbed; impassive
E. Although he seems outwardly imperturbable, he can get very angry at times.
D. impenetrable; not affected by (sth)
E. the rain forest is impervious to all but the most dedicated explorers / the material for this coat is supposed to be impervious to rain
D. rushing; rash or impulsive
E. an impetuous temperament / wind / young man
D. a driving force
E. the reward money should be sufficient impetus for someone to come forward with information about the robbery
D. lack of reverence (for god or parents)
D. unable to be pacified
E. He has an implacable hatred for his political opponents.
D. to involve; to imply
D. implied; absolute
E. There is a sense of moral duty implicit in her writings. / I have implicit trust in her honesty.
D. meaning; significance (importance)
E. This is an issue of little import to voters.
D. to urge persistently
E. He stood on the street corner, importuning passersby for help.
D. to pray for (evil)
E. with her dying breath the witch imprecated the villagers for their relentless persecution of her
D. unable to be conquered or entered
E. an impregnable fortress that had foiled one invader after another over the centuries
D. a manager in the perfoeming art
D. offhand (prompt=hint)
E. although five different lines had been written, the best choice turned out to be an impromptu from the tired actor himself
D. being improper
E. She was shocked by the impropriety of his behavior.
D. not foreseeing and providing for the future (provident, having provision)
E. the improvident view that the wearing away of the ozone layer need not concern us / Her improvident habits left her with no retirement savings.
D. to oppose or challenge
E. There were no real grounds for impugning the decision.
D. freedom from punish or harm
E. she mistakenly believed that she could insult people with impunity
D. to charge another (with a negative trait)
E. people often impute his silence to unfriendliness and not to the shyness it really represents
D. heedless; unintentional
E. an inadvertent encounter with a rattlesnake in the brush