one whose decisions are accepted as final; a judge;
Unable to agree, management and labor appointed an __________ to resolve their conflict.
a private meeting or secret assembly;
With the paper's deadline approaching, the ______ of editors and reporters trying to decide whether or not to run the news story had not yet adjourned.
accompanying; occupying or existing at the same time;
The popularity of the World Wide Web, and the ___________ increase in computer sales, had been a boon to software and computer manufacturers.
an intimate or exclusive group; a clique
Several members of the hockey team became a _______ that ate together every day.
to raise objections; to withhold one's approval or agreement;
While Eleanor supported Ms. Villatoro for the director's position, Sebastian _________ed, argugin that she lacked experience.
to lead or persuade by arousing desire or hope; allure;
The beautiful holiday window display was meant to _______________ customers into the department store.
The _______________ aroma of Dad's famous pecan pie drew me to the kitchen.
to parade or display conspicuously or boldly;
Joe ____________ed his new knowledge of French by sprinkling his conversations with French phrases.
polite, elegant, stylish; sometimes overly so;
Tomas's ___________ manner was especially noticeable when contrasted with the behavior of his raucous friends.
evoking a sharp mental picture; vivid;
Viviana described the forest in such ___________ detail that I could almost feel the leaves crunch under my feet.
concerning the pictorial arts, as drawing, painting, etc;
My art teacher says that watercolor is the most challenging medium in the ___________arts.
expressing hostility or unfriendly intent;
Bella's __________ stare suggested that a conflict might be brewing.
having adverse or harmful effects;
It has been proven beyond any doubt that excessive use of a alcohol is ____________ to one's health.
beyond what is ordinary or reasonable in amount or scope; excessive;
The summer school report required several days of study due to its ______________ length.
provoking or describing laughter because of absurdity; ridiculous;
Dmitri could not keep a straight face when he put on the ____________ feather costume provided him for the school play.
government by a small, elite group;
Haiti was an ___________ in which a few wealthy families controlled the country's military political, and economic affairs.
worthy of respect; formidable;
I was relieved when I learned that the _________ lawyer, admired by all, was on my side.
highly distasteful; offensive; repulsive;
The candidate's divisive rhetoric was ________ to voters of all races, and he finished last in the election.