Flashcards in Chapter 2, 3, 4 Deck (21)
Their travels took them to the Bahamas, 'thence' south to Venezuela.
from that place; from that fact or circumstance : therefrom
A large and 'boisterous' crowd attended the concert.
noisily turbulent : rowdy; marked by or expressive of exuberance and high spirits
The car skidded to a 'halt'.
having a manner of walking that is impaired by a limp : lame
1. In the thick, 'fervent' air of a tropical afternoon...
2. A 'fervent' speech that called for tolerance and compassion for those who are different...
1. very hot : glowing
2. exhibiting or marked by great intensity of feeling : zealous
The gravy began to 'congeal' in the pan.
The surface of the pond 'congealed' after several days of frigid temperatures
to make rigid, fixed, or immobile; to change from a fluid to a solid state by or as if by cold
There is nothing quite so 'forlorn' as a closed factory.
1. bereft; forsaken; abandoned; deserted
2. being in poor condition : miserable, wretched
The 'dilapidated' ruins of a large gate...
to bring into a condition of decay or partial ruin
As I have 'oft' said, you need to look before you leap
I will answer his letter 'anon'.
Our family enjoyed a 5-day 'sojourn' in the mountains.
a temporary stay
A lawyer at the 'meridian' of his career arguing a case...
1. (archaic) the hour of noon : midday
2. a high point, as of development or prosperity
'Avast' the ship at once!
a nautical command to stop or cease
That statement is completely 'arrant'!
being notoriously without moderation : extreme
1. The old fisherman 'toped' as he reminisced his past.
2. A 'tope' is an alternate name for the school shark.
1. to drink liquor to excess
2. a small slender cosmopolitan shark (Galeorhinus galeus)
The lottery winner was exhausted after a long night of 'revelry'.
noisy partying : merrymaking
The shop is filled with a whimsical 'farrago' of antiques.
a confused mixture : hodgepodge
Because of their past crimes, everything they do now will be subject to 'scrutiny'.
1. a searching study, inquiry, or inspection : examination
2. close watch : surveillance
The 'incessant' noise from an outside repair crew was a great distraction.
continuing or following without interruption : unceasing
His father 'expostulated' with him about the evils of gambling.
1. (obsolete) discuss; examine
2. to reason earnestly with a person for purposes of dissuasion or remonstrance : debate; argue with
This may not be such an 'outlandish' idea; in fact, there’s a good precedent.
1. strikingly out of the ordinary : bizarre
2. of or relating to another country : foreign