Flashcards in Various Sources Deck (103)
approval or praise
severe or strict in manner, attitude, or appearance; having an extremely simply style or appearance
self-evident or unquestionable
It is axiomatic that dividends have to be financed.
express severe disapproval of someone or something, typically in a formal statement; the expression of formal disapproval
deceit used in order to achieve one's goal
a feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement
The exigent demands of the music took a toll on her voice.
spoken or done without preparation
Having had no time in his busy schedule to prepare, he gave an extemporaneous speech to the school.
accustomed to something, especially something unplesant
in the form of a cloud or haze; unclear, vague, or ill-defined
a newly coined word or expression; the coining or use of new words
harmful, poisonous, or very unpleasant
As they were running out of the burning warehouse, they were overcome by the noxious fumes and passed out.
annoyingly insensitive or slow to understand; slow-witted
a song of praise or triumph; a thing that expresses enthusiastic praise
She packed her bags and left, at last tired of the perfidy of her husband.
an action or gesture carried out with minimum of effort or reflection
having a ready insight into and understanding of things
hasty and therefore not thorough or detailed
He gave a cursory glance at the figures, not realizing that the profits have dropped below average this year.
to talk at length in a foolish or inconsequential way; foolish or inconsequential talk
to cause something, usually bad or undesirable, to happen suddenly, unexpectedly, or prematurely
a preference or special liking for something; a bias in favor of something
an uneasy feeling of doubt, worry, or fear, especially about one's own conduct; a misgiving
involving ignoble actions and motives; arousing moral distaste and contempt; dirty or squalid
The overcrowded housing conditions were sordid and degrading.
to prevent or hinder the progress of
The changes in the new regulations must not be allowed to stymie new medical treatments.
eager or quick to argue or fight; aggressively defiant
extremely complex and difficult to follow; intricately folded, twisted, or coiled
to cause to become smaller or less intense
an award or privilege granted as a special honor or as an acknowledgement of merit; a touch on a person's shoulders with a sword at the bestowing of a knighthood