Flashcards in Voca High Mark Deck (34):
anxiety, nervous feelings
agreeing in silence
reserved, modest, shy
enjoy perks of being a teacher.
compensate for, make amends for
redeem a promise (keep a promise)
without a single redeeming trait (without any traits to compensate one's dismerits)
cagey, covert, furtive
he was secretive about his private life.
abecedarian, basic, elementary
unconvincing, unsubstantiated, flimsy, shaky
thin > tenuous
tenuous link/connection between what they say and what they actually do.
tenuous to say that my koshary is better than the chef's
substantiate one's allegation - support one's position with evidence
hideous, vile, disgusting
repulsed by your argument
dither, shilly-shally, waver, change from one to another randomly
vacillate between hope and fear
vacillate in making a final decision to bomb the city.
solicitous for her health
(care for, worry of her health)
solicitous to make dream come true.
smirk, deride, scoff, snicker at, sneer at
clear of suspicion or blame
justify, absolve, acquit, exonerate, exculpate
arduous, labourious, demanding, gruelling, exacting, back-breaking
bargain or dispute persistently
barter, dicker, and quibble, wrangle
(=\ nibble: eat with small bites)
build up/establish/develop a rapport with
I'm on a winning streak (consecutive wins)
have a streak = winning or outstanding performance
tears streaking her face
a shooting star streaked across the sky.
affectedly and irritatingly grand, solemn, and self-important
speak very seriously and formally (being solemn) in a belief of self-highness with pomp/splendor
haughty, ostentatious, portentous, conceited, supercilious, overbearing, sententious, grandiose
cupcake recipes are versatile.
versatile performer (talented in many different skills)
pithy (where pith=the white sponge part of the orange skin, the most important part)
laconic, terse, concise
supress freedom of movement or speach
place of security or survival
sleazy, despicable, vile, squalid, wretched, filthy, bad and dishonest, dirty from neglect or poverty
pacification, conciliation, buying off an agressor by concessions
appease: calm, subside, allay
that appeased my hunger.
scood mildly and gently
salvage a situation
salvaged from the fire
salvage a reputation
an accidentally successful stroke at billiards or pool
stroke of luck
fate, destiny, providence