Flashcards in Deck 2 Deck (58):
He died of a heart ailment.
After Tammy's cancer was cured, she instantly felt rapture and pure happiness.
Some questions on the test were obscure, so she took an educated guess.
designed to cause fires
The military has been working on incendiary bombs.
having little to no emotion
After Rebecca went through many losses, she became apathetic around her loved ones.
extremely proud of one's appearance
He was so vain that he couldn't help
but look in the mirror every time he came across one.
extremely cunning to reach a goal
The guile teenager deceived her acquaintances for many months in order to gain their trust.
lacking seriousness or sense
The frivolous behavior in class led to many kids staying after class.
An article about a recent murder left out the lurid details and kept it very broad.
They decided to refurbish the house after the hurricane.
communication through words or thoughts
Since the discourse was obvious and straight forward, there was no confusion between the two people.
to be indecisive
His opinion vacillates so often that we don't where he stands on the issue.
He asked them to rectify his account by sending a check.
The arid climate was not productive for growing crops.
The verbose essay was shortened into a more precise one.
The ending of the story was tacit through many clues the writer gave.
She alleviated the sorrow and pain she went through as a little girl through therapy.
to scatter or spread widely
The the news of Alison's return was disseminated through a television broadcast.
to make clear and explain
The student did not understand the moral of the story, so the teacher elucidated it.
to mix up (in a confused manor)
His exhaustion muddled his thoughts and he couldn't make a decision.
a false and rude statement jeopardizing a reputation
Falsely accusing someone of a theft is slander and you can be prosecuted for it.
published false statement that is damaging to a person's reputation
In a few cases, she has been sued for libel by the people she has written about.
small criticism or objection
The only quibble I had with this novel was that it was written in second p.o.v.
to supply with anything to excess
We satiated our thirst and hunger with a big feast.
the highest point
The zenith of the Fault in Our Stars could be argued as either the trip of Amsterdam or Augustus' diagnosis of terminal cancer.
The test results that showed that Hazel's cancer was terminal were infallible.
The bugs were so prevalent in the house, we had to call the exterminator.
showing no interest in, spiritless
After Wayne was given a boring topic, he became listless and uninterested.
the right from the government as protection
She got a patent on several ideas before she created her inventions so no one else could take credit.
large group of islands
As they sailed around Hawaii, they visited many of the islands within the archipelago.
a joke or witty remark
The comedian made many jests to amuse his audience.
a unit measuring sound waves
The scientists measured the decibel levels of the music and found that hearing loss can occur if the levels are too high.
a group of worshippers
The congregation of the Catholic church met in Mt. Kisco for a fund raiser.
connected with sense of touch
Once Suzie lost her sight, her tactile senses became more sensitive.
Even though Sally read many persuasive essays on a controversial topic, her convictions stayed the same.
a picture that shows exaggeration
The family wanted a cartoon portrait of themselves so they went to the city and had a street artist draw their caricature.
Jane's insipid personality made it difficult to have a stimulating conversation.
craving large amounts of food
Since Rebecca was 7 months pregnant, she had a voracious appetite all the time.
Serena Williams is an extremely adroit tennis player.
to hold back or restrain
Aria bridled her anger and walked away from the rude clerk.
There are many Roman stories of people trying to unfetter slaves from their masters.
existing or being everywhere
On summer nights, mosquitos are ubiquitous.
using speech fluently
The articulate speaker convinced the entire panel to follow his advice.
The amount of food they had was adequate for the month.
never runs out
Some people say fossil fuels are inexhaustible and others say we will surely run out one day.
The family wanted to chastise the new puppy and train it so there would be no further incidents.
The lissom gymnast could bend her body in many ways that others could not.
Ezra became obstreperous when Aria told him to stay away from his girlfriend, Alison.
to criticize in a derogatory manner
We've all heard people denigrate women's basketball because it's slower and different from the men's game.
The school elected him as class president, but he demurred.
a unit of length (6 feet); used when measuring the depth of bodies of water
The ocean's depth at this moment is 60 fathoms.
gesture like a bow
When they met the queen, they greeted her with obeisance.
In deference to the late grandfather's wishes for his funeral, they followed his plans exactly.
The munificent man donated a million dollars to a local hospital hoping to help anyone who needed it.
to bend down
He knew that he could never stoop so low as to cheat on a test, even if he hadn't studied.
She shook the blanket vigorously to get all the dirt off.
to continue longer
They prolonged their honeymoon for several days.