Flashcards in Deck 1 Deck (66):
After weeks of climbing the mountain, they finally reached its pinnacle.
prone to a fight
Suzie, being a truculent student, ....
lacking safety, dangerous
The perilous road had many twists and turns and was accident prone.
one who cares about humans
Humanitarians like to help the world by donating to charities and giving away money.
the practice of giving away money
Philanthropy is one of the core activities of a humanitarian.
a cruel person without any generosity
When the miser was given an opportunity to donate money to a charitable cause, he turned it down and kept the money for himself.
a bad reputation
Baseball players who take performance enhancing drugs have a notorious reputation for cheating.
The powerful detergent helped eliminate dirt and grime from Billy's clothes.
The blithe student did not care that his homework was due tomorrow and went to the movies instead.
unyielding in attitude
My adamant dad didn't let me go to the party.
person caring for a museum
The curator wandered through the museum making sure little kids weren't touching the exhibits.
to leave completely or to give up
After Titanic started sinking, the passengers were told to abandon the ship immediately.
a natural or basic aversion or dislike
Sally felt antipathy towards Suzie after being hit by the ball that she threw.
to provide food or service or to provide a supply of what is desired
Sammy catered to her sister's needs by making sandwiches while they had a Twilight marathon.
to be sparing
He found it best to scrimp with the food for the month because he was running low on money.
a discussion involving different opinions or consideration
In school there were debates on whether Athens or Sparta was the more superior city.
the production of maps;
Making a map requires knowledge of the area and good penmanship.
The cacophonous ruckus led to the people in the neighborhood making many complaints.
an instrument that measures air pressure
The scientists wanted to calculate the average air pressure for the year so they used a barometer.
A gregarious child tries to make conversation with everyone, even the introverts.
The lucrative business was thriving.
After four years of use, Audrey's shoes were dilapidated.
anything that can be tied
The patient did not want to have any more children and underwent a tubal ligation.
ill humor; petty quarrel
Jenny was miffed after....
to annoy extremely
Billy exasperated his older brother by poking him and begging him to go outside until he .....
a wild uproar or chaos
There was pandemonium everywhere in the stadium before the band came on.
a loud burst of laughter
Sarah had a guffaw when she saw the main character in the movie slip on ice.
having a forceful and appropriate speech
The candidate gave an eloquent speech that.....
The millionaire could afford opulent items such as.....
Hannah's kindred included her personal family and her husband's family.
The lamentable decisions Sally made in high school came back to haunt her.
displaying the feeling of isolation
Emily was estranged from her brother because he wouldn't let her hang out with his friends.
The ax man sold the lumber to local customers.
to cut and prepare wood
The ax man lumbered the wood in order to make money.
a young swan
The cygnet followed its family into the water.
the study of numbers to determine their purpose or influence
Bay's numerology was studied for many years.
the length of time something continues
The duration of the trip is 3 hours.
useless or unimportant items
When Zoe was cleaning out her garage, she found many flotsams.
place where bees live
The bees were kept in the apiary throughout their life.
a monarch or someone in power
Elsa was the sovereign of Arendelle in the movie Frozen.
any system ranked above another
Social hierarchy has been looked as higher than moral values.
inclined to be obedient
The submissive dog was trained as a puppy and act on command.
to give in
She submitted her essay via email.
to prevent sound
He tried to muffle the sound from the radio by covering it with a pillow.
the lack of color or unusual paleness from being ill
Elizabeth's pallor must surely be indicative of her poor health.
to move with great energy
Indiana bustled around the dance floor and was very energetic.
The storyline of Pretty Little Liars, a show revolving around a murder of an innocent girl, had so many characters that it became perplexing.
a confusing situation
The teenager's disappearance was an enigma because no one ever expected her to leave town.
someone who fuses metal together
They called the welder to help fuse the metal together using his welding torch.
crevice or fissure
The water rushed through the chasm and filled it up.
During the hurricane, one of the boughs from the tree fell off and crashed on my car.
sundried red brick
In Mexico they often build houses out of adobe for structural and design purposes.
After Alison was killed, her friends and family were left melancholy and depressed.
standards or values
The scruples of the witnesses were tested when they were questioned about their friend.
The scalding water gave Jim a 3rd degree burn on his arm.
The two girls were steadfast friends through their entire lives.
any piece of work
Tammy was assigned the task of watching the class pet over the weekend.
an accumulation that is carefully guarded
Joey kept a hoard of random items in his closet where his family couldn't see it.
the study of crime and criminals
Criminology helped determine the characteristics of a murderer.
according to law
Ben and Amy's marriage was not legitimate because there was minister or judge to officiate it.
not transparent or translucent
The opaque blinds provided privacy.
to recall past experiences
As graduation approached, the two best friends reminisced in their best memories together.
You will rue the day and regret the pain that you caused me.
a shortened version of a word or phrase
The abbreviation for pounds is "lb" deriving from Latin.
The new student was anxious about her first day at her new school.