Flashcards in Spelling Deck (138):
regard with disgust and hatred
"professional tax preparers abhor a flat tax because it would dry up their business"
extremely bad; appalling.
"the quality of her work is abysmal"
fit in with the wishes or needs of.
"any language must accommodate new concepts"
a person one knows slightly, but who is not a close friend.
ready or likely to attack or confront;
"the tea was all right"
alright is not a word
deviating from what is standard, normal, or expected.
"an anomalous situation"
a person who applies to a higher court for a reversal of the decision of a lower court.
relating to the regions around the North Pole.
an exchange of diverging or opposite views, typically a heated or angry one.
a person appointed to act for another in business or legal matters.
causing or feeling embarrassment or inconvenience.
"he had put her in a very awkward situation"
a large body of troops ready for battle
a chart or series of pages showing the days, weeks, and months of a particular year
a round or cylindrical container, typically one made of metal, used for storing such things as food, chemicals, or rolls of film.
firm, whitish, flexible connective tissue found in various forms in the larynx and respiratory tract, in structures such as the external ear, and in the articulating surfaces of joints. It is more widespread in the infant skeleton, being replaced by bone during growth.
an official count or survey of a population, typically recording various details of individuals.
a green pigment, present in all green plants and in cyanobacteria, responsible for the absorption of light to provide energy for photosynthesis
(of an argument, theory, or policy) logical and consistent.
"they failed to develop a coherent economic strategy"
the quality of being logical and consistent.
"this raises further questions on the coherence of state policy"
the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc.
"the company's commitment to quality"
perceptible by comparison; relative.
"he returned to the comparative comfort of his own home"
naturally accompanying or associated.
"she loved travel, with all its concomitant worries"
a relationship in which a person, thing, or idea is linked or associated with something else.
"the connections between social attitudes and productivity"
"a consensus of opinion among judges"
acting or done in the same way over time, especially so as to be fair or accurate.
"the parents are being consistent and firm in their reactions"
conformity in the application of something, typically that which is necessary for the sake of logic, accuracy, or fairness.
"the grading system is to be streamlined to ensure greater consistency"
a proposition that follows from (and is often appended to) one already proved.
a direct or natural consequence or result.
"the huge increases in unemployment were the corollary of expenditure cuts"
communication by exchanging letters with someone.
"the organization engaged in detailed correspondence with local congressmen"
the experimental science of determining the arrangement of atoms in crystalline solids
a member of a group of American Indian peoples of the Canadian Northwest and Alaska, traditionally speaking Athabaskan languages, and having collective representation in Canadian political life.
Dene is the common Athabaskan word for "people"
Dene (no accents in English)
move or fall downward.
"the aircraft began to descend"
remove the moisture from (something, especially food), typically in order to preserve it.
grow or cause to grow and become more mature, advanced, or elaborate.
"motion pictures developed into mass entertainment"
a condition in which feces are discharged from the bowels frequently and in a liquid form.
synonyms: loose stools;
an acute, highly contagious bacterial disease causing inflammation of the mucous membranes, formation of a false membrane in the throat that hinders breathing and swallowing, and potentially fatal heart and nerve damage by a bacterial toxin in the blood. It is now rare in developed countries because of immunization.
fail to fulfill the hopes or expectations of (someone).
"I have no wish to disappoint everyone by postponing the visit"
able to be discerned; perceptible.
"the scandal had no discernible effect on his career"
a specified sphere of activity or knowledge.
"the expanding domain of psychology"
infection of the intestines resulting in severe diarrhea with the presence of blood and mucus in the feces.
an overwhelming feeling of great happiness or joyful excitement.
"there was a look of ecstasy on his face"
cause (someone) to feel awkward, self-conscious, or ashamed.
"she wouldn't embarrass either of them by making a scene"
represent (something) as being larger, greater, better, or worse than it really is.
"they were apt to exaggerate any aches and pains"
a short extract from a film, broadcast, or piece of music or writing.
make (someone) feel very happy, animated, or elated.
"the children were exhilarated by a sense of purpose"
having reality or existence.
"the technique has been existent for some years"
the fact or state of living or having objective reality.
"the plane was the oldest Boeing remaining in existence"
(especially of an official body) absolve (someone) from blame for a fault or wrongdoing, especially after due consideration of the case.
"the court-martial exonerated me"
(of a price or amount charged) unreasonably high.
"the exorbitant price of tickets"
exorbitant (not exhorbitant)
a native or national of the Philippines, or a person of Filipino descent.
the center of interest or activity.
"this generation has made the environment a focus of attention"
be aware of beforehand; predict.
"we did not foresee any difficulties"
estimate or determine the magnitude, amount, or volume of.
"astronomers can gauge the star's intrinsic brightness"
a line of descent traced continuously from an ancestor.
"combing through the birth records and genealogies"
the whole system and structure of a language or of languages in general, usually taken as consisting of syntax and morphology (including inflections) and sometimes also phonology and semantics.
a member of a small independent group taking part in irregular fighting, typically against larger regular forces.
subject to aggressive pressure or intimidation.
"a warning to men harassing women at work"
an escape of blood from a ruptured blood vessel,
a damaging loss of valuable people or resources suffered by an organization, group, or country.
(of a characteristic or disease) determined by genetic factors and therefore able to be passed on from parents to their offspring or descendants.
"cystic fibrosis is our most common fatal hereditary disease"
a diagram consisting of rectangular bars
conferred as an honour, without the usual requirements or functions.
the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one's own behavior does not conform; pretense.
a supposition or proposed explanation made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation.
free from outside control; not depending on another's authority.
"the study is totally independent of central government"
the fact or state of being independent.
absolutely necessary, essential, vital
"he made himself indispensable to the parish priest"
"an infinitesimal pause"
treat (a person or animal) with a vaccine to produce immunity against a disease.
write or carve (words or symbols) on something, especially as a formal or permanent record.
"his name was inscribed on the new silver trophy"
insisting or demanding something; not allowing refusal.
the fact or quality of insisting that something is the case or should be done.
"his insistence on unilateral nuclear disarmament"
member of an indigenous people of northern Canada and parts of Greenland and Alaska. In the United States and Canada, the term "Eskimo" was commonly used by ethnic Europeans to describe the Inuit.
Inuit (plural) Inuk (singular)
showing luminous colors that seem to change when seen from different angles. opalescent
not connected with or relevant to something. beside the point
a room or building equipped for scientific experiments, research, or teaching, or for the manufacture of drugs or chemicals.
a person who acts as a link to assist communication or cooperation between groups of people.
the occurrence of a natural electrical discharge of very short duration and high voltage between a cloud and the ground or within a cloud, accompanied by a bright flash and typically also thunder.
not lightening (make or become lighter in weight, pressure, or severity)
make or become liquid.
a US federal or municipal law officer.
ascertain the size, amount, or degree of (something) by using an instrument or device marked in standard units or by comparing it with an object of known size.
the science or practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease (in technical use often taken to exclude surgery).
an object kept as a reminder or souvenir of a person or event.
"you can purchase a memento of your visit"
(especially in western Canada) a person of mixed American Indian and Euro-American ancestry, in particular one of a group of such people who in the 19th century constituted the so-called Métis nation in the areas around the Red and Saskatchewan rivers.
extremely small; tiny.
"a minuscule fragment of DNA"
spell (a word) incorrectly.
a soft leather slipper or shoe, strictly one without a separate heel, having the sole turned up on all sides and sewn to the upper in a simple gathered seam, in a style originating among North American Indians.
a flammable oil containing various hydrocarbons, obtained by the dry distillation of organic substances such as coal, shale, or petroleum: naphtha
discussion aimed at reaching an agreement.
"a worldwide ban is currently under negotiation"
a five-cent coin; five cents.
occurring, appearing, or done infrequently and irregularly.
"the occasional car went by but no taxis"
an incident or event. happening
"vandalism used to be a rare occurrence"
the branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of disorders and diseases of the eye.
a flammable, whitish, translucent, waxy solid consisting of a mixture of saturated hydrocarbons, obtained by distillation from petroleum or shale and used in candles, cosmetics, polishes, and sealing and waterproofing compounds: paraffin
(of lines, planes, surfaces, or objects) side by side and having the same distance continuously between them.
an activity that someone does regularly for enjoyment rather than work; a hobby.
"his favorite pastimes were shooting and golf"
relating to the time, usually a number of weeks, immediately before and after birth.
a tough, light, flexible synthetic resin made by polymerizing ethylene, chiefly used for plastic bags, food containers, and other packaging.
a synthetic resin that is a polymer of styrene, used chiefly as lightweight rigid foams and films.
a synthetic resin in which the polymer units are linked by urethane groups, used chiefly as constituents of paints, varnishes, adhesives, and foams.
the state of having, owning, or possessing something.
"are you in possession of any items over $500 in value?"
come before (something) in time.
of or involving preference or partiality; constituting a favor or privilege.
"preferential interest rates may be offered to employees"
a special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group of people: white privilege
begin or continue a course of action.
"we can proceed with our investigation"
the way in which a word is pronounced.
food poisoning caused by bacteria: ptomaine
paralysis of all four limbs; tetraplegia.
to become less thin or less dense, or to make or become more refined.
go or move back or further away from a previous position.
"the flood waters had receded"
a suggestion or proposal as to the best course of action, especially one put forward by an authoritative body.
tending to remind one of something.
"the sights were reminiscent of my childhood"
offering resistance to something or someone.
"some of the old churches are resistant to change"
the refusal to accept or comply with something; the attempt to prevent something by action or argument.
"she put up no resistance to being led away"
having an obligation to do something, or having control over or care for someone, as part of one's job or role.
"the department responsible for education"
any disease marked by inflammation and pain in the joints, muscles, or fibrous tissue, especially rheumatoid arthritis.
a strong, regular, repeated pattern of movement or sound.
involving or committing sacrilege.
not joined or touching physically. Standing apart
a military operation in which enemy forces surround a town or building, cutting off essential supplies, with the aim of compelling the surrender of those inside.
the seed of the soybean plant, used in a variety of foods and fodder, especially as a replacement for animal protein.
relating to space.
randomly determined; having a random probability distribution or pattern that may be analyzed statistically but may not be predicted precisely.
take the place of (a person or thing previously in authority or use); supplant.
"the older models have now been superseded"
a tax or duty to be paid on a particular class of imports or exports.
an inclination toward a particular characteristic or type of behavior.
"for students, there is a tendency to socialize in the evenings"
complete with regard to every detail; not superficial or partial.
"planners need a thorough understanding of the subject"
a point of entry or beginning.
"she was on the threshold of a dazzling career"
up to (the point in time or the event mentioned).
"the kidnappers have given us until October 11th to deliver the documents"
very strange; bizarre.
refuse to give (something that is due to or is desired by another).
"the name of the dead man is being withheld"