Flashcards in SAT - B's Deck (10):
V. mislead or delude; pass the time.
With flattery and big talk of easy money, the con men beguiled Kyle into betting his allowance on the shell game.
V. contradict; give a false impression.
His coarse, hard-bitten exterior belied his inner sensitivity.
ADJ. generous; charitable.
Mr. Fezzwig was a benevolent employer, who wished to make Christmas merrier for young Scrooge and his other employees.
V. leave to someone by will; hand down.
Though Maud had intended to bequeath the family home to her nephew, she died before changing her will.
ADJ. cold or cheerless; unlikely to be favorable.
The frigid, inhospitable Aleutian Islands are bleak military outposts.
ADJ. suffering from a disease; destroyed.
The extent of the blighted areas could be seen only when viewed from the air.
V. support; reinforce.
The debaters amassed file boxes full of evidence to bolster their arguments.
Modest by nature, she was no braggart, preferring to let her accomplishments speak for themselves.
Brevity is essential when you send a telegram or cablegram; you are charged for every word.