Going unchecked, widespread
When the plague was rampant on the island, Dr. Arrowsmith's wife died.
Orville Wright was criticized for his inane desire to fly
Code of principles
A special management committee was asked to investigate business ethics.
If I can get my parents to concur, I'll joint the Peace Corps.
The spies thought their meeting was a clandestine one, but a throng* of F.B.I. agents gathered outside the building.
Outrageous, glaringly bad
Parking in front of a hydrant is a flagnant violation of the city's law.
To warn, to reprove
I suspect that my father will admonish me for coming home late/
The confession was signed under duress, the attorney claimed.
The guilty person
The culprit was caught with his fingers in the cookie jar.
Television sleuths are inexorable in their pursuit of lawbreakers.
The bank teller's egregious error was difficult to correct.
Mentally confused, crazed
The soldiers were distraught to learn that their furloughs had been canceled.
Duplicity is the stock in trade of all adroit* counterspies.
We tried to ignore her acrimonious comments, but that took considerable restraint.
Although it was a creative writing class, the teacher complained about the paucity of talent there.
To draw forth
It isn't easy to elicit answers from a sleepy class on Monday morning.
Harmful, causing infury
The dictator's pernicious rules failed to intimidate* the leaders of the underground.
To put up with, to bear
Dentists appreciate patients who can tolerate pain.
To make a deduction, to infer
She hoped that we would not construe her decision to run for office as a thirst for power.
Freedom from punishment
The border guards allowed the doctor to cross the frontier with impunity.