Cannot be pacified, inexorable*
The detective was implacable in his search for the murder weapon.
A fit, sudden outburst
In a paroxysm of rage, the tenant stormed out of the landlord's office.
Worthy of blame
The brash* student was forced to apologize for her reprehensible conduct.
Power, range of authority
Saying that it was beyond his jurisdiction, Judge Klein refused to rule on the case.
Small fight, brief encounter
The precocious* boy enjoyed an intellectual skirmish with his elders.
To trouble, torment
In anonymous telephone callers harass you, the phone company will give you an unlisted number.
George Orwell's 1984 depicts a frightening, monolithic government.
The indigent client was surprised when she was accosted* by her social worker in the elegant restaurant.
Based on whim, dictatorial
To my mind, the decision was unreasonable and arbitrary.
After the fray, the feuding families agreed to patch up their differences.
To hinder, impede
"Cause of cancer continues to stymie doctors"
A likeness (usually of a hated person)
Coach of losing team hanged in effigy.
Show contempt, scoff*
Many motorists flout traffic laws, study reveals.
F.B.I. cognizant of clandestine* gangland meeting.
Turbulent atmosphere in angry senate chamber.
In seemed incongruous* to terminate his employment just when he was so successful.
Upon seeing the show, he called the TV studio forthwith to protest.
To irritate, make worse
The arrest of the spy did much to exacerbate relations between the two countries.
After taking the drug, she began to revert to the days of her childhood.
To drive out, eject
The ushers moved with alacrity* to oust the disorderly patrons.