Even though his boat was almost inundated, the skipper was loath* to radio for help.
After a fruitless attempt to wrest* control of the government, the traitors were incarcerated.
Moving, painful to the feelings
The sermon was poignant enough to bring tears to the brash* delinquent's eyes.
Confused, mixed up
Although the message was garbled, its salient* points were clear enough.
Because the malignancy* had gone unchecked, the surgeons were not sanguine about the patient's chances.
Calm, hard to rouse to action
Harriet's egregious* error disturbed even her phlegmatic employer.
Even the swindler's nefarious* accomplice refused to corroborate his alibi.
In order to get the job, you had to go through the drudgery* of filling out a ten-page comprehensive questionnaire.
The fund raiser was so zealous that he solicited* money from a Salvation Army Santa Claus.
The elusive* fugitive was coerced by his attorney into surrendering.
To slip by
Inadvertently*, Emma had allowed two months to elapsed before paying her rent.
The meticulous musician had nothing but disdain* for his disorganized friends.
A man's domicile is his castle.
Because the watchman was lax, thievery was rampant* at the warehouse.
The lackluster* battle was punctuated by sporadic mortar fire.
Adj. too hasty, reckless
It was exceedingly rash of lightweight to insult the belligerent* longshoreman.
It was sheer conjecture on the detective's part but it led to the arrest of the vexatious* counterfeiters.
Do away with, eliminate
The necessity for preparing sandwiches was obviate when the picnic was postponed.
The newspaper switched from mundane* coverage to lurid reporting.
Hamlet remembered that Yorick was always ready with a lusty quip.