Flashcards in 736 Deck (46):
D. to dissemble; to pretend
E. as an actress she had been trained to dissimulate, so she had no trouble hiding her true feelings offstage as well
D. to scatter or disperse
E. dissipated the family fortune in reckless business ventures / The morning sun dissipated the fog.
D. loose in morals
E. the dissolute and degrading aspects of human nature
E. the dissonance between what we are told and what we see with our own eyes
D. to advise against; to divert by persuasion
E. tried to dissuade her from her intention to drop out of college
D. to expand
E. an abdomen distended by disease
D. absent-minded; preoccupied
E. he grew more and more distrait as hours passed without confirmation that there were survivors of the plane crash
D. troubled; confused; harassed
E. Distraught relatives are waiting for news of the missing children.
E. a love as constant and certain as the diurnal tides
D. to extend from one point in separate directions
E. They were close friends in college, but after graduation, their lives diverged.
D. to strip or deprive
E. The company is divesting 8 of its 20 stores.
D. the act of foreseeing or foretelling
E. if her powers of divination are so great, why doesn't she know what the stock market will do?
D. to reveal
E. we tried to make him divulge the name of the winner, but he wouldn't budge
D. easy to teach or discipline
E. His students were docile and eager to learn.
D. to take off
E. They doffed their coats when they came inside.
D. poorly or ridiculously written verse, sometimes because the writer has not intended it to be serious
E. a few lines of doggerel
D. a doctrine; a positive statement or opinion
E. These new findings challenge the current dogma in the field.
D. strongly positive in manner or in what one says
E. She's become so dogmatic lately that arguing with her is pointless.
D. low spirits
E. the team had been in the doldrums ever since losing the championship
E. dolorous ballads of death and regret
D. a stupid fellow
E. What a dolt I've been!
D. a home
E. Students must establish a domicile in the state to be eligible for reduced tuition.
D. pertaining to the back
E. a shark's dorsal fin
D. collected documents on a person
E. We have a dossier on him.
E. he's now in that stage of his dotage where he has trouble remembering the simplest things
D. valiant; fearless
E. a doughty warrior
D. not agreeing
E. dissident elements within the Catholic Church
D. stern; sullen
E. She had a dour expression on her face.
D. sediment, the last drops of a liquid, mixed with little pieces of solid material that are left in the bottom of a container; the most worthless part of sth; the last parts of something
E. coffee dregs / the dregs of society / the last dregs of daylight
D. silly talk; to let saliva dribble from the mouth
E. What is he driveling about now? / the panting dog driveled on my hand
D. amusing and strange
E. a droll little man with a peculiar sense of humor
D. something that is base, trivial, or inferior
E. There is quite a lot of dross on TV these days. / His editor has a talent for turning literary dross into gold.
D. tiresome work
E. He hated the drudgery of his job.
E. a dubious plan
D. able to be drawn or hammered thin without breaking
E. gold is ductile
E. although she flashed a dulcet smile, she was secretly seething with resentment
E. He exposed the spy's duplicity. / He exposed the spy's duplicity.
E. If you continue on your present course, my reckless and rowdy friend, you will find yourself in durance vile. (a long prison sentence)
D. imprisonment; compulsion
E. He gave the information under duress.
E. ebullient performers
E. Talking to her plants is one of her many eccentricities.
D. brilliant success; acclaim
E. a performance of great éclat.