Flashcards in 966 Deck (46):
D. pertaining to a son or daughter
E. filial affection/duty
D. a conclusion
E. the finale to the festivities was a grand display of fireworks
D. skill; cunning
E. maneuvered his opponent into checkmate with his customary finesse
E. the earth's finite supply of natural resources
D. a narrow opening or cleft
E. a deep fissure in the ice / fissures in a political party
D. flabby, not firm or stiff
E. flaccid muscles / flaccid leadership
D. to droop or loose vigor
E. flagging stock prices
D. to whip or flog
E. some medieval monks believed it was necessary to flagellate themselves in order to keep their desires in check
D. wicked and vile
E. "That remorseless government persisted in its flagitious project"
D. glaring (as an error); conspicuously offensive
E. flagrant abuse of the law
D. to beat, to swing
E. They were flailing their arms to drive away the insects. / The bird's wings flailed the water.
D. ornate; showy
E. has a gallery of flamboyant gestures that makes him easy to imitate
D. gas-producing; windy in speech
E. on election night TV's self-important pundits let loose a fusillade of flatulent pontifications
D. to show off; to display; to treat contemptuously
E. She liked to flaunt her wealth by wearing furs and jewelry. / They openly flaunted the rules.
D. to skin; to pillage; to censure harshly
E. her husband flayed her constantly for her incessant shopping
D. a young bird that has its feathers; an immature person
E. a female bird feeding her fledglings / at hockey he's still a fledgling and needs to work on his basic skating skills
D. pert, lacking proper respect or seriousness
E. his flippant comment that the poor save on taxes offended many people
D. flowery; ornate
E. gave a florid speech in honor of the queen's visit
D. ship wreckage floating on the sea; drifting persons or things
E. flotsam washed up on the shore / human flotsam (a floating population, as of emigrants) / a notebook filled with flotsam and jetsam / the village was built on the flotsam of war
D. to reject
E. an able-bodied motorist openly flouting the law and parking in a space reserved for the disabled
D. to waver, to shift back and forth uncertainly
E. His popularity has fluctuated during his term in office. / In the desert, the temperature fluctuates dramatically.
D. fluid; easy with words
E. fluent in mathematics
D. a moving; a flowing
E. the English language is always in a state of flux / January typically brings a great flux of returns to department stores.
D. a failing or weakness
E. could tolerate my uncle's foibles because we loved him dearly
D. to pass off fraudulently
E. shopkeepers who foist shoddy souvenirs on unsuspecting tourists
D. to stir up
E. foment a rebellion / He was accused of fomenting violence.
D. like a dandy ( a man who cares a lot about his clothes and appearance)
E. a foppish dressing gown
D. a raid or brief invasion
E. forayed into enemy territory
E. He showed great forbearance in his dealings with them.
D. a feeling of coming evil
E. She had a sense of foreboding that the news would be bad.
D. threatening; impressive
E. The mountains were a formidable barrier. / He has mastered a formidable amount of material.
D. to renounce
E. The group forswears all worldly possessions. / The country has not forsworn the use of chemical weapons.
D. strong point
E. Languages were never my forte.
D. strength; courage
E. She has endured disappointments with fortitude and patience.
D. happening by chance, especially a lucky chance that brings a good result
E. His success depended on a fortuitous combination of circumstances.
D. to rear; to promote
E. The fractious crowd grew violent.
D. full of unpleasant things such as problems or anger
E. a situation fraught with danger; a fraught relationship
D. a feeling of fear
E. Her eyes were wide with fright. / The birds took fright and flew off. / You gave me a fright jumping out at me like that.
D. a commotion or fight (threads coming apart)
E. As the debate went on, tempers began to fray.
D. a plunderer; a pirate
E. the ship was captured by freebooters who were looking for gold
D. frantic; frenzied
E. the frenetic rush to get every member of the cast in place before the curtain went up
D. a picture that is painted on a wall while the plaster is still wet; the method of painting in this way
E. The ceiling is richly decorated in marble and fresco.
D. a stream or rush of water
E. summer brings a freshet of tourists
D. very cold