Flashcards in TPR Practice Test 3 Deck (47)
exemption from punishment or freedom from the injurious consequences of an action
not able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection
These untenable explanations are not helping your case.
stretched or pulled tight; not slack; (of writing, music, etc.) concise and controlled
The fabric stays taut without adhesive
bad-tempered and combative; stubborn
Some hogs are just mean and ornery.
tending to obstruct or harm; unfriendly, hostile
involving an amount of effort and difficulty that is oppressively burdensome; (of law) involving heavy obligations
He found his duties burdensome and onerous.
a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination
Finding the person who is right for you requires a very subtle alchemy.
the quality of having strong moral principles; honestly and decency
cautiously or suspiciously reluctant to do something
Most people are chary of allowing themselves to be photographed.
a collection of concise but detailed information about a particular subject, especially in a book or other publication; a collection of things, especially one systematically gathered
The program is a compendium of outtakes from our archives.
a group or collection of different items; a mixture; a book containing a collection of pieces of writing by different authors
an excessive amount of something; cause someone to desire no more of something as a result of having consumed or done it to excess
After the huge Thanksgiving meal and dessert, we will be all be surfeited with food.
the presence of something only in small or insufficient quantities or amounts; scarcity
The police cannot act with such a paucity of evidence.
not being what it purports to be; false or fake; (of a line of reasoning) apparently but not actually valid
This spurious reasoning results in nonsense.
to remove, erase, cancel, strike out
causing harm of damage
Divorce is assumed to have deleterious effects on children.
wildly extravagant; the act of recklessly wasting money on extravagant luxury
a quality that evokes pity or sadness
bitterness or ill feeling
to make someone feel uneasy or embarrassed
He was not noticeably discomfited by her bitter tone.
having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way
treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor; flippant
express vehement protest
The exhausted students all fulminated against the new curriculum.
using very few words
His laconic reply suggested a lack of interest in the topic.
make known (private or sensitive information)
lasting or existing for a long or apparently infinite time; enduring or continually recurring
appease the anger or anxiety of someone
Nature reserves were set up around the power stations to mollify local conservationists.