Flashcards in 828 Deck (46):
D. to swallow up or overwhelm
E. The valley was engulfed in a thick fog. / the mounting seas threatened to engulf the island
D. to make greater
D. a puzzle
D. to order; to prohibit
E. He was enjoined by his conscience from telling a lie. / The judge enjoined them from selling the property.
E. the kind of ennui that comes from having too much time on one's hands and too little will to find something productive to do
D. great wickedness; immensity
E. We were shocked at the enormity of the crime. / the inconceivable enormity of the universe
D. to shelter; to settle
E. The sculpture is safely ensconced behind glass. / ensconced in a new job
D. to follow right after
E. He had become separated from his parents in the ensuing panic. / They lost track of each other in the ensuing years.
D. to captivate
E. for years these master magicians have been enthralling audiences with their astounding illusions
D. a being or thing
E. These countries can no longer be viewed as a single entity.
D. a group of associates or attendants
E. the President and his entourage
D. a serious request
E. our entreaties to give us another few minutes to answer the test questions fell on deaf ears
D. a man of business
D. to make poisonous; to embitter
E. thoughtless, self-indulgent antics that only managed to envenom his teammates
D. surroundings; vicinity
E. a decaying, impoverished city environed by affluent suburbs
E. the autumnal blaze of colors is always to be treasured, all the more so because it is so ephemeral
D. a connoisseur of food and drink
E. Thomas Jefferson was one of America's first great epicures.
D. a short, pointed saying or poem
E. Benjamin Franklin's famous epigram, “Remember that time is money”.
D. a long, formal letter
E. St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans.
D. a descriptive phrase; an uncomplimentary name
E. His charitable works have earned him the epithet “Mr. Philanthropy.” / a group of angry people hurling epithets at one another
D. an abstract; the part that represents the whole; a perfect example
E. He is the epitome of a modern young man.
D. a period of time
E. The development of the steam engine marked an important epoch in the history of industry.
D. uniform; tranquil
E. an area with an equable climate would be our first choice for a place in which to settle
D. even temper
E. nothing could disturb his equanimity
D. pertaining to horses
E. equestrian Olympic events
D. a state of balance between different forces and factors
E. trying to recover his equilibrium / we must find an equilibrium between commercial development and conservation of our natural treasures
D. ambiguous; doubtful
E. He responded to reporters' questions with equivocal answers.
D. to deceive; to lie
E. The applicant seemed to be equivocating when we asked him about his last job.
D. to eat away (erosive)
E. inflation eroding buying power / glaciers erode U-shaped valleys
D. wandering; straying outside the proper path or bounds; behaving wrongly
E. what he considers to be no more than errant conduct toward women would be regarded as sexual harassment by most people
D. a steep slope
E. the castle sits atop an escarpment that for hundreds of years made it virtually invulnerable to attack
D. to avoid
E. a psychologist who eschews the traditional methods of psychotherapy
E. harvesting wild mushrooms is no business for amateurs, since some of the esculent ones closely resemble poisonous varieties
D. for a limited' intimated group
D. to marry; to advocate (a cause)
E. The new theory has been espoused by many leading physicists.
esprit de crops
D. group spirits
E. The troops showed great esprit de corps.
D. worthy of respect
D. pertaining to the summer
E. she estranged several of her coworkers when she let her promotion go to her head
D. celestial; spiritual
E. The windows give the church an ethereal glow.
D. pertaining to races or cultures
D. pertaining to the bearing of genetically healthy offspring
D. high praise