Flashcards in Group 13 Deck (20):
(v) weakenWhen the walls built to attenuate the force of the water collapsed, the city flooded.
(v) take possession ofWhen the police officer noticed his tires were punctured, he made the decision to commandeer a civilian’s vehicle.
(n) NonsenseI think what we just learned was just drivel.(v) To talk nonsenseInstead of studying, we wasted the hours talking about irrelevant drivel.
(adj) useless; hopelessAlthough the dog chewed and chewed on his leash, his efforts to break free were futile.
(adj) never-endingJack’s friends complained about his interminable tweets.
(noun) deliberately deceivingPoliticians often misrepresent their true motives.
(adj) In a commanding mannerThe general gave the troops a peremptory order they had to obey.
(adj) attractively unusual or old-fashioned; picturesqueAs I walked through the quaint shop, I felt as though I was transported back in time.
(n) dockworkerMy friend has brought along so much luggage, that we will require another stevedore.
(n) an accomplished musician.Ruben is a musical virtuoso who runs his own school of music.
(v) Increase; make biggerBecause I want to augment my income, I am thinking about getting a second job.
(adj) self-satisfied; smugI am rightfully not complacent with low quality service.
(adj) dryly amusingAs the class clown, David had a droll comment for every point of the discussion.
(n) An ancient type of a sailing ship.Do you know what museums have galleon ships up for view?
(adj) occurring at irregular intervals; sporadicThe baby’s crying is intermittent and can occur at anytime.
(v) lessen; make less severeThe doctor gave me a prescription to mitigate the pain.
(n) deceitfulness; untrustworthiness; treacheryIf you do business with criminals, you should not be shocked when their perfidy comes back to you in the form of a bullet in the back.
(n) dilemma; puzzled; confusionMark is in a quandary about whether or not he should keep the money he found in the park.
(v) to suppress; stop oneself acting on (an emotion)Brady's comment made her stifle a laugh.