Flashcards in S Deck (50):
to be above criticism
the quality of being sagacious:
the period when one is young and inexperienced.
• the peak or heyday of something.
noticeable, important, main, principal, major, chief, primary; notable
beneficial, advantageous, good,
collection of samples
penalty, punishment, deterrent; punitive action,restriction
safety, protection, shelter, immunity, asylum.
holy place, refuge
a burn or other injury caused by hot liquid or steam.
(of food) extremely appetizing or delicious. (of a person) very attractive.
passengers can expect much more scrutiny at our terminals: examination, inspection, survey, study, perusal; investigation, exploration, probe, inquiry; informal going-over.
hurry, hasten, run
a meeting at which people attempt to make contact with the dead, esp. through the agency of a medium.
a view of an expanse of sea.
withdraw formally from membership in a federal union, an alliance, or a political or religious organization: the kingdom of Belgium seceded from the Netherlands in 1830.
secular music: nonreligious, areligious, lay, temporal, worldly, earthly, profane; formal laic. ANTONYMS holy, religious.
be angry, boil
not claiming attention for oneself; retiring and modest: his demeanor was self-effacing, gracious, and polite.
the study of signs and symbols and their use or interpretation.
perceiving or perceived by the senses: you are immersed in an illusory, yet sensate, world.
(capable of) feeling, living, live; conscious, aware, responsive, reactive.
follow-up, continuation,consequence, result
1 he sequestered himself from the world: isolate oneself, hide away, shut oneself away, seclude oneself, cut oneself off, segregate oneself; closet oneself, cloister oneself, withdraw, retire.
2 the government sequestered his property: confiscate, seize, sequestrate, take, appropriate, expropriate, impound, commandeer.
in series, order
1 the head was severed from the body: cut off, chop off, detach, disconnect, dissever, separate, part; amputate; literary sunder. ANTONYMS join, attach.
2 a knife had severed the artery: cut (through), rupture, split, pierce.
3 they severed diplomatic relations: break off, discontinue, suspend, end, terminate, cease, dissolve. ANTONYMS establish, maintain.
bundle, bunch, stack, pile, heap, mass.
embarrassed, uncomfortable, hangdog,
verb - turn away from
poor quality, sloppy
mouse like animal
bad tempered woman
relating to, resembling, or affecting apes or monkeys: simian immunodeficiency virus. Compare with prosimian.
you are singularly beautiful: remarkably, extraordinarily, exceptionally, very, extremely, really, outstandingly, signally, particularly, incredibly, decidedly, supremely, distinctly, tremendously; informal awfully, terribly, terrifically, powerful.
1 there was a sinister undertone in his words: menacing, threatening, ominous, forbidding, baleful, frightening, alarming, disturbing, disquieting, dark, black; formal minatory; literary direful.
2 a sinister motive: evil, wicked, criminal, corrupt, nefarious, villainous, base, vile, malevolent, malicious; informal shady. ANTONYMS innocent.
a person who study the Chinese language, history, customs, and politics.
going to the dentist makes me skittish: nervous, anxious, on edge, excitable, restive, skittery, jumpy, jittery, high-strung.
Hiding with a sinister motive or a group of foxes
related to sleep
(private) detective, (private) investigator; informal private eye, snoop,
fog, haze; fumes, smoke, pollution.