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1

Abortive

Fruitless*, useless, failing

The divers made an abortive attemp to rescue the dog from the murky* waters.

2

Modify

To change

Because Phil refused to modify his philosophy, the directors were forced to invalidate* his appointment.

3

Accommodate

To make fit, adjust to

A quarrel was percipitated* when the dietician refused to accommodate the patient's special needs.

4

Spontaneous

Without preparetion, unrehearsed

My English teacher admonished* me: " I realize that the speech was to be spontaneous, but it was not supposted to be incoherent* or fraught* with fallacious* statements."

5

Innate

Natural

His innate cunning allowed him to see through the spy's subterfuge*.

6

Veneer

Thin covering

The lieutenant confessed to a veneer of ignorance in order to properly evaluate* his corporal's resourcefulness*.

7

Myriad

Countless number

Once the hoax* had been concocted*,  a myriad of problems arose.

8

Urbane

Polished, witty

By embellishing* her work with urbane humor, the sophisticated playwirhgt succeeded on Broadway.

9

Crave

To desire

Why did Silas Marner crave wealth and practice cupidity*?

10

Irrelevant

Not related to the subject

The defendant was alleged* to have been an army deserter, but the judge said that was irrelevant to the case.

11

Deem

Believe, to judge

Whom do you deem to be the bulwalk* of the Republican party?

 

12

Inherent

Inborn

Certain mice have an inherent alertness that enables them to conquer the researchers' labyrinth.

13

Buff

A fan, follower

The firemen did not have to cajole* the enthusiatic buff into helping them extinguish the blaze.

14

Romp

To move in a lively manner

When the intercity competition began, our team was supposed to romp over our hapless* rivals.

 

15

Latent

Lying hidden

At the age of 42, the artist first became cognizant* of his latent genuis.

16

Tortuous

Winding

The other drivers were nettled* about the ease with which our car ascended* the tortuous road.

17

Itinerant

Wandering

Signs were posted in the lobby to prevent itinerant beggars and others of that ilk* from entering.

18

Peregrination

Travel

The sedentary* twin was content to follow his brother's peregrination on a map.

19

Conjugal

Relating to marriage

Arguments over money have often led to conjugal havoc*.

20

Barometer

Instrument for measuring change

The warmth of Mr. Smythe's greeting each morning may be construed* as an excellent barometer of his health.