Flashcards in 782 Deck (46):
D. universal; intended to bring together Christian churches
E. an ecumenical committee
D. a decree (an order usually having the force of law)
E. The government issued an edict banning public demonstrations.
D. a (usually large) building
E. a magnificent edifice with a domed ceiling
D. to instruct and improve
E. These books will both entertain and edify readers.
\i-ˈdüs also -ˈdyüs\
D. to rub out
E. the gift of a puppy finally educed a response from the shy boy
D. to rub off
E. coins with dates effaced by wear / a memory effaced by time
E. acting like a jerk has generally not been a terribly effectual dating strategy
D. to bubble; to be lively or boisterous
E. The parents effervesced with pride over their new baby.
D. exhausted; worn out
E. the soft, effete society that marked the final years of the Roman empire
D. power to have effect
E. questioned the efficacy of the alarms in actually preventing auto theft
D. an image or figure that demonstrate a disliked person
E. The president was burnt in effigy.
D. a flowing forth
E. No effluence or water may be discharged onto the ground.
E. the exceptional effulgence of the harvest moon is always a striking sight
D. pouring out, marked by the expression of great or excessive emotion or enthusiasm; gushing
E. They offered effusive thanks for our help. / often effusive no matter what the occasion, my aunt is even more so at weddings and funerals
D. constant reference to oneself
E. In his egotism he thought everyone was coming just to see him.
D. flagrant, conspicuously bad
E. the student's theme was marred by a number of egregious errors in spelling
D. emergence; exit
E. the only egress from the nightclub was a dark, narrow stairway to the street below
D. high spirits
D. pertaining to charity
E. used his vast fortune for establishing and funding a host of eleemosynary institutions
D. a poem, particularly a lament for the dead
E. “O Captain! My Captain!” is Walt Whitman's elegy on the death of President Lincoln
D. to draw out
E. My question elicited no response. / She's been unable to elicit much sympathy from the public.
D. to explain; to throw light on
E. When asked for details, he declined to elucidate further.
D. hard to grasp
D. Become thin
E. without adequate medical supplies, doctors could only look on helplessly as cholera victims continued to emaciate
D. to flow forth
E. a sweet scent emanating from the blossoms / Constant criticism has emanated from her opponents. / She seems to emanate happiness.
D. to ornament
D. to give bodily form to; to make concrete
E. a politician who embodied the hopes of black youth / This model embodies many new features.
D. to confuse by discord; to involve in confusion
E. The new drug has been embroiled in controversy.
E. The tourism industry there is still in an embryonic stage.
D. to correct
E. the first printout quickly revealed that our computer program needed to be emended
D. lofty; distinguished
E. many eminent surgeons are on the hospital's staff
D. sth that soothed or softens (the body)
E. soothe us in our agonies with emollient words / an emollient hand lotion
D. one's fees or salary
E. the annual emolument for the director of the charity is officially only one dollar
D. based on observation
E. a painting depicting the Deity as seated on an empyreal throne surrounded by saints and angels
D. to imitate with the hope of equaling or surpassing
E. She grew up emulating her sports heroes.
D. an area enclosed in a foreign territory
E. a Chinese-speaking enclave in London. / The desert enclaved the little settlement.
D. high praise
E. the encomiums bestowed on a teacher at her retirement ceremonies
D. to encircle; to contain
E. The job encompasses a wide range of responsibilities. / The fog soon encompassed the whole valley.
D. to trepass
E. The suburbs encroach further into the rural areas each year.
D. to impede or burdon
E. tourists encumbered by heavy luggage / negotiations encumbered by a lack of trust
D. native to a particular area
E. problems endemic to translation / the fish is not an endemic species of the lake, and it is rapidly devouring the native trout population
D. to invest or endow
E. she's always been endued with an unquenchable optimism
D. to weaken
D. to cause or produce
E. The issue has engendered a considerable amount of debate. / a suggestion to go out for pizza that didn't seem to engender any interest