Flashcards in Kaplan Practice Test Deck (40)
to treat with vaccine to produce immunity against a disease
clarification; explanation that makes something clear
the mistaken use of a word in a place of a similar-sounding one, often with unintentionally amusing effect
showing little enthusiasm; lukewarm
abnormally thin or weak, especially because of illness or a lack of food
intricate and refined delicacy; to do something in a subtle and delicate manner
an extremely confused, complicated, or embarrassing situation
to puzzle, confuse, bewilder
to censure or criticize severely; (in medicine) to damage or remove part of the surface of the skin
to praise enthusiastically
self-confidence or assurance, especially when in a demanding situation
Having studied hard for the exam, Diana passed with aplomb.
not showing a serious or respectful attitude
evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret
They read aloud the poignant letter written by the victims' relatives.
vehement or clamorous
describing a person's voice that is loud and powerful
to drink alcohol; to absorb or assimilate ideas or knowledge
to repeat information without analyzing or comprehending it; to bring swallowed food up again to the mouth
a feeling of fear or agitation about something that may happen
freedom from agitation; calmness, quietude
relating to deep inward feelings rather than to the intellect
His campaign was fueled by the voters' visceral fear of change.
light, delicate, and translucent
outstandingly bad; shocking
a small group of people having control of a country, organization, or institution
a flash or sparkle of light
to make something clear; to explain
a state of uneasiness or anxiety
kept secret, especially because it would not be approved of
For two decades, they carried on a surreptitious affair, at times meeting up in foreign country to avoid discovery.