Partnership in wrongdoing
Proceeding on the premise* that the broker was guilty of complicity in the swindle, the detective followed him surreptitiously*.
Disposal of, killing
After the liquidation of the gane leader, a mammoth* conflict arose among his ambitious lieutenants who aspired* to be boss.
An associate in crime
Although he was judged as a minor accomplice, the driver had actually played an integral* part in planning the crime.
Withdraw pervious statements
When the clergyman refused to recant, his superiors were so nettled* that they relegated* him to an isolated parish in Alaska.
Once the incontrovertible* evidence was offered, the servant was held culpable in the theft of the jewels.
The wealthy uncle decided to abrogate his inane* nephew's sinecure*.
It is symptomatic* of some newspapers that an alleged criminal is regarded in print as guilty.
One the druggist had been duped* into opening the store, the addict gained access to the pep pills.
To deprive of legal force, to nullify
The general was sure to invalidate the court-martial's decision once he learned of the flagrant* bias* of the presiding officer.
The maneger was distraught* when he realized that the slugger's sickness would preclude a World Series victory.
If we persevere, we can overcome many of our inhibitions*.
Historic, turning point of a period
The Battle of Midway was a landmark victory in the U.S. campaign for ultimate* victory over the Japanese in World War II.
Foreign, coming from outside
Collectors avidly* sought the rare coin for its extrinsic value.
I knew that my father would declaim against Mother's choice of ostentatious* fabrics.
The senator inveighed* against the policy because he Felt it would fetter our Air Force.
Model of excellence
The town planners looked upon their utopia* as a paragon for other communities.
In the desert, nomadic tribes wander back and forth, enduring much privation*.
Harshness of temper
We were amazed at the display of asperity from or normally phlegmatic* neighbor.
A bitter quarrel was precipitated* when both politicians hurled vile epithets at each other.
Some schoold principals attempt to repress* the publication of controversial editorials.