Flashcards in TPR Practice Test 6 Deck (28)
the top or highest part of something, especially one forming a point; to reach a high point or climax
to compensate someone for harm or loss, to secure someone against legal responsibility for their actions
to sign and accept liability under (an insurance policy), thus guaranteeing payment in case loss or damage occurs
lasting for a long time or longer than expected or usual
not openly acknowledged or dispalyed
to establish an attitude, habit, or belief so firmly that change is very difficult or unlikely
to attack or ridicule publicly; a wooden framework with holes for the head and hands, in which an offender was imprisons and exposed to public abuse
His affair having been exposed, the politician found himself pilloried by members of his own conservative party.
having knowledge or being aware of
(of a seal or closure) complete and airtight; of or relating to an ancient occult tradition encompassing alchemy, astrology, and theosophy
grimly mocking or cynical
to devote effort to make oneself look attractive and then admire one's appearance; to congratulate or pride oneself
He is busy preening himself on acquiring such a pretty girlfriend.
slanting; neither parallel nor at a right angle to a specified or implied line
to conspire; to come to a secret understanding for a harmful purpose
The greedy university leaders colluded in price-rigging.
to think deeply about something
We sat in the forest, ruminating on the nature of existence.
What arrant nonsense!
providing necessary support to the primary activities or operation of an organization, institution, industry, or system; a person whose work provides necessary support to the primary activities of an organization, institution, or industry
shockingly bad in quality; deserving strong condemnation
the illegal action or practice of lending money at unreasonably high rates of interest
a concluding event, remark, or section; the concluding passage of a piece or movement, typically forming an addition to the basic structure
His new novel, the last in the series, is a kind of coda to his previous books.
lively and noisy festivities, especially when these involve drinking a large amount of alcohol
to appear or claim to be or do something, especially falsely; the meaning or substance of something, typically a document or speech
excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures
to torment or tease someone with the sight or promise of something that is unobtainable; to excite the senses or desires of someone
Such ambitious questions have long tantalized the world's best thinkers.
spoil or impair the quality or efficiency of; to destroy or impair the legal validity of
Development programs have been vitiated by the rise in population; they can no longer be implemented, as there is not enough space for such activities.
to assess the value or quality of