Flashcards in Final Exam Deck (52):
one who benefits from something; a person who is left money or other property in a will or the like
falling apart or ruined, run-down
not successful, failing to have any result; useless, unimportant, frivolous
widely known because of bad conduct
the state of being easily frightened
very great destruction, ruin; great confusion and disorder
to beg earnestly for
to think about, ponder; to grind or mix; to heat and flavor with spices
bearing a grudge, feeling or showing a strong tendency toward revenge
a boaster; boastful in a loud, annoying way
sad, without hope, discouraged
unnaturally sleepy; dull, slow moving; indifferent
a state of great confusion or disorder; mental strain or agitation
syn: upheaval, tumult, chaos
syn: lazy, sluggish, listless
syn: dejected, depressed, forlorn
syn: bigmouth, blowhard
syn: vengeful, spiteful, malicious
syn: consider, reflect on
syn: entreat, beseech, pray
syn: devastation, harm, disarray
syn: fearfulness, faintheartedness
syn: disgraceful, infamous, disreputable
syn: fruitless, vain, ineffective
syn: in disrepair, deteriorated, gone to seed
syn: recipient, heir
ant: shipshape, trim
ant: successful, effective
ant: unknown, obscure, respectable
ant: fearlessness, boldness, intrepidity
ant: closed tight, shut, open wide
ant: peace and quiet, calm, order
ant: demand forcefully, clamor for
ant: forgiving, relenting
ant: jubilant, elated
ant: wide-awake, alert, energetic, dynamic
ant: peace and quiet, order
For many years after the Civil War, the South remained a society in __.
The twins often become __ after eating a large meal at their grandmother's house.
The doctor was __ over the loss of his patient and dear friend.
There seems to be a __ in every family, who boasts about his or her achievements and worth.
The mayor was so __ that he threatened to sue the newspaper for its unflattering remarks about his administration.
The governor had some time to __ over the bill before signing it into law.
The attorney proceeded to __ the judge to show his client mercy.
The monkey created __ at the fair as soon as it broke from its leash.
That night, the children foolishly left the back gate __, and the dog escaped.
The shy child's natural __ had made her afraid to try out for the team.
Chicago had its share of __ gangsters in the 1930s.
After several __ attempts to save it, the captain ordered the ship abandoned.
The old house had become so __ that no one could live in it anymore.