To make or become thin;
By twisting and pulling, the spinner can ______________s the ass of wool fibers into a long slender thread.
To lessen the amount, force, or value of;
That stone breakwater ______________s the impact of high storm tides on this harbor.
Something or someone of enormous size or power;
The warrior's new linebacker is a 300-pound __________ whose size alone intimidates his opponents.
To remove from a grave or tomb; to dig up;
The remains of the Russian royal family were ____________ from their unarmed grave and given a proper burial.
To go beyond desirable or established limits; to encroach;
The proposed law would ___________on citizen's freedom to choose their own health-care provider.
To come into contact with, esp. forcefully;
A blinding flash _________on my field of vision.
Having many forms; varied, versatile;
The ____________sounds of the city created a discordant noise.
A combination of words that seem to be contradictory;
"Make haste slowly" is a bit of advice that is an __________.
An ample amount; an abundance;
Our successful radio appeal yielded a ___________ of volunteer for the beach cleanup.
To assume as a fact based on the best available evidence;
Following the discovery of several ancient skeletons in African, archaeologists ___________ that Homo sapiens is descended from African ancestors.
Something assumed to be self-evident; a fundamental principle;
It is a ___________ of diplomacy that nations are motivated by self-interest.
To prove superior in power or strength;
Good usually ____________s over evil in the movies.
To remain in effect or use; to be current or widespread;
Low gasoline prices have _____________ed for the past few years due to the cheapness of crude oil.
To become rotten or decayed, giving off a foul odor;
The carcasses _______________ied and attracted scavengers.
Beneficial to health or well-being;
The _____ mountain air renewed the hiker's vigor.
Fresh and juicy;
Juice from the _____ peach dribbled down my chin.
Flat, treeless plains of the arctic regions;
The main vegetation of the cold ______ consists of mosses, lichens, and small flowing plants.
Leaving no room for misunderstanding; unambiguous;
When I asked to borrow their new car, my parents replied with an ____________ no.
Fluctuations in conditions; changes of fortune;
The ________s of Lincoln's life are fully explored in this new biography.