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1

Voracious

 

Desiring or cunsuming great quantities

After skiing, I find that I have a voracious appetite.

 

2

Indiscriminate

Choosing at random without careful selection

Modern warfare often results in the indiscriminate killing of combatants and innocent civilians alike.

3

Eminent

Of high reputation, outstanding

The eminent author reveived the Nobel Prize for literature.

4

Steeped

Soaked, drenched, saturated

My cousin is so steeped in schoolwork that his friends call him a bookworm.

5

Replete

Completely filled or supplied with

The football game was replete with excitement and great plays.

6

Abound

To exist in great numbers

The western plains used to abound with bison before those animals were slaughtered by settlers.

7

Technology

Branch of knowledge dealing with engineering, applied science, etc.

Man may be freed from backbreaking labor by the products of scientific technology.

8

Prognosticate

To predict or foretell a future event

The mayor refused to prognosticate as to his margin of victory in the election.

9

Automaton

A robot, a mechanical "person"

The tine is approaching when human workers may be replaced by automaton.

 

10

Matron

An older married woman

A clever salesman will always ask a matron if her mother is at home.

11

Paradox

A statement that at first seems to be absurd or self-contradictory but which may in fact turn out to be true

One of the great paradoxes of American life is that though minority groups have suffed injustices, nowhere in the world have so many varied groups lived together so harmoniously.

12

Realm

Special field of something or someone; kingdom

The cruel king would not allow the prince to enter his realm, restricting him to the forest, which abounded* with wild animals.

13

Annals

Historical records

The annals of sports are replete* with the names of great black athelets.

14

Compound

To increase or add to

His gloom was now compounded by the failing mark on his geometry test.

15

Tinge

A trace, smattering, or slight degree

A tinge of garlic is all that's necessary in most recipes.

16

Badger

To pester, nag, annoy persistently

The teacher continually badgers the pupil for the missing assignments.

17

Implore

To plead urgently for aid or mercy

The sick child's mother implored the doctor to come immediately.

18

Drudgery

Unpleasant, dull, or hard work

She does her homework on Fridays to save herself from the drudgery of having to do it during the weekend.

19

Interminable

Unending

I listened to the boring lecture for what seemed an interminably fifty minutes.

20

Perceive

To understand, know, become aware of

The eminent scientist perceives difficulties in putting the invention into practice.