Flashcards in 1288 Deck (46):
D. to talk or write strongly (against)
E. always inveighing against the high property taxes that they were forced to pay
D. to trick or entice
E. inveigled her way into a promotion
E. A person's wealth is often in inverse proportion to their happiness (= the more money they have, the less happy they are).
D. a ceremony at which somebody formally receives an official title or special powers
E. the investiture of the Prince of Wales
D. of long standing (in- + veter-, vetus old)
E. his inveterate tendency to overlook the obvious
E. The boss made invidious distinctions between employees.
D. not to be violated; unable to be violated
E. a person with inviolable moral standards
D, unable to be injured
D. a tiny amount
E. did not show an iota of interest
E. an irascible old football coach
D. tiresome; annoying
D. the amusing or strange aspect of a situation that is very different from what you expect; a situation like this
D. incurable or irreparable
E. There was an irremediable split between the two sides of the family.
D. unable to be called back or undone
E. She has made an irrevocable decision.
D. to repeat
E. no matter how many times I iterate that this so-called prank is a bad idea, no one listens
D. tired; satiated
D. incoherent speech; a mixed language; the particular language of one group
D. yellow; prejudiced; exhibiting or influenced by envy, distaste, or hostility
E. She has a very jaundiced view of politics and politicians. / took a jaundiced view of his opponent's triumphs on the tennis court
E. the city's firefighters routinely put their lives in jeopardy by executing daring rescues
D. to throw overboard
D. a wall built out into the water
E. didn't see any passengers waiting for the ferry, so the captain sailed past the jetty
E. the comedian's jocose introductions kept the awards ceremony from becoming a stodgy affair
E. old friends engaged in jocund teasing
D. a worker who has learned a trade
D. any extremely strong and irresistible force
E. there was no escaping the juggernaut of hype for the studio's biggest summer blockbuster
D. a point of joining; a critical point in the developments of events
E. At this juncture it looks like they are going to get a divorce.
D. a feast or picnic; a pleasure excursion
E. The senator has been criticized for expensive junkets to foreign countries.
D. men engaged in political intrigue; a group of persons controlling a government especially after a revolutionary seizure of power
D. to place side by side
E. an idea beyond one's ken.
D. pertaining to motion
E. the novel's plot is kinetic and fast-paced, and its effect on the reader is much like that of a surfeit of caffeine
E. kith and kin
D. deceit; a roguish or mischievous act
E. suspects some knavery going on in the political campaign / the sort of frat-boy knaveries that become the stuff of campus legend
D. to ring solemnly
E. the church bells knelled to mark the death of the nation's beloved leader
D. a small hill
D. a maze
E. a labyrinth of social customs and rules
D. to tear or mangle
E. The broken glass lacerated his feet. / The patient's hand was severely lacerated.
D. tearful; tending to cause tears
E. the more lachrymose mourners at the funeral required a steady supply of tissues / a drama with a lachrymose hero
D. spiritless; listless (lack-a-day + -ical)
E. feeling particularly lackadaisical in the summer heat, they lazily tossed a ball back and forth
D. brief; using few words
E. We would rather have a smiling, shape-shifting Democrat we don't trust than a frowning, laconic Republican we trust more.
D. a gap where sth is missing
E. She found a lacuna in the historical record. / attributes many of the nation's problems to a lacuna of leadership at the top
D. one who is slow
E. I hate being stuck behind laggard motorists on the freeway.