Flashcards in 17 Deck (50)
adj. suitable for female
adverb/ adj. while being born or produced [the idea died __]
n. a minute particle, trace // not a __ of remorse
n. a person's hairstyle typically an elaborate one
n. a scarcity or lack of something [there is a ___ of evidence]
n. an american indian woman or wife (offensive)
n. assurance, confidence, nonchalance // Vickie spoke with __ to the large audience
n. atmosphere, person's social environment [he grew up in a military ____]
n. bedlam, brouhaha, chaos
n. berating, insulting, abusive highly critical language// The newspaper’s invective of the novel really made the author angry.
n. calmness; peace [the __ waters of a small lake]
n. diatribe, tirade, rant, admonition [a ten minute __]
n. effective, ability to do what is desired
n. first period
n. foolishness, absurdity// all the falderal of the athletic contests and the cheerleaders makes me exhausted
n. hillbilly, us. Appalachian
n. intense indignation, anger, bitterness //In a fit of dudgeon, the boy destroyed everything his former best friend had given him.
n. mischievous youngster, brat esp. one who is poorly or raggedly dressed.
n. nerve, audacity
n. nerve, boldness [she had the ___ to ask for 2 free samples]
n. non drinker
n. pretentious but insincere or empty language, an artifice for winning applause
n. sitting duck, easy target
n. something hated; strong curse [mutter ___]
n. vigor, vivacity of style
n./adj. a rope or chain, restrict movement
v. admonish, criticize in abusive angry manner
v. contract into wrinkles or folds
n/v. forbid, prohibit // an interdict against marriage of those of close kin; society will never interdict sex
v. instill by persistent instruction
v. praise enthusiastically
v. pay (someone) for services rendered or work done./ If you want Frank to build your deck, you will have to pay for lumber and give him remuneration for his time.
v. to prophesy, to foretell
adj. between 80-90 years old
adj. daydreaming, longing, contemplative, forlorn
adj. established, habitual, lifelong // she is an ___ supporter
adj. long, prolong, drawn out// The committee voted to protract the discussions of an amendment to their mission statement.
adj. menacing //Bill shot a baleful glance in her direction
adj. noisy, clamorous, boisterous, unruly
adj. opinions or beliefs, ideas preserved or understood by a small group of those specially initiated, or of rare or unusual interest.
adj. relating to son/daughter; daughterly
adj. sycophantic, grovelling// he seemed anxious to please but not in an __ way
adj. tongue in cheek, kidding
adj. versatile, multifaceted// the mark of a __ talent
adj./v. hasty; bring about // we don't want to be __ and say something we ought not; the incident __d a crisis
adj. (of a game or situation) in which whatever is gained by one side is lost by the other. [altruism is not a __ game]