(v) to reject, renounce >> To prove his honesty, the president _____ the evil policies of his wicked predecessor.
(v) to abolish, usually by authority >> The Bill of Rights assures that the government cannot _____ our right to a free press.
(adj.) biting, bitter in tone or taste >> Jill became extremely _____ and began to cruelly make fun of all her friends.
(n.) bitterness, discord >> Though they vowed that no girl would ever become between them, Biff and Trevor could not keep _____ from overwhelming their friendship after they both fell in love with the lovely Theresa.
(n.) keen insight >> Because of his mathematical _____, Larry was able to figure out in minutes problems that took other students hours.
(v.) to sketch out in a vague way >> The coach _____ a game plan, but none of the players knew precisely what to do.
(n.) eagerness, speed >> For some reason, Chuck loved to help his mother whenever he could, so when his mother asked him to set the table, he did so with _____.
(n.) accursed, detested person >> I never want to see that murderer, he is an _____ to me.
(n.) a strong dislike, repugnance >> I know you love me, but because you are a liar and a thief, I feel nothing but _____ for you.
(n.) praise >> The crowd welcomed the heroes with _____.
(v.) to take without justification >> The king _____ the right to order executions to himself exclusively.
(adj.) practicing restraint as a means of self discipline, usually religious >> The priest lives an _____ life devoid of television, savory foods and other pleasures.
(n.) a curse, expression of ill-will >> The rival politicians repeatedly cast _____ on each others' integrity.
(adj.) hard-working, diligent >> The construction workers erected a skyscraper during two years of _____ labor.
(v.) to coax by using flattery >> Rachel's assistant tried to _____ her into accepting the deal.
(n.) a gift or blessing >> The good weather has been a _____ for many businesses located near the beach.
1. (v.) to strike with force >> The strong winds _____ the ships, threatening to capsize them. 2. (n.) an arrangement of food set out on a table >> Rather than sitting around a table, the guests took food from our _____ and ate standing up.
(adj.) short, abrupt, dismissive >> The captain's _____ manner offended the passengers.
(v.) to polish, shine >> His mother asked him to _____ the silverware before setting the table.
1. (v.) to support, hold up >> The column _____ the roof above the statue. 2. (n.) something that offers support >> The _____ supports the roof above the statues.
(n.) puzzle, problem >> Interpreting Jane's behavior was a constant _____.
(adj.) brief to the point of being superficial >> Late for the meeting, she cast a _____ glance at the agenda.
(n.) tremendous noise, disharmonious sound >> The elementary school orchestra created a _____ at the recital.
(v.) to urge, coax >> Fred's buddies _____ him into attending the bachelor party.
(n.) an attempt to spoil someone else's reputation by spreading lies >>The local official's _____ ended up ruining his opponent's prospect of winning the election.
(adj.) subject to whim, fickle >> The young girl's _____ tendencies made it difficult for her to focus on achieving her goals.
(n.) mercy >> After he forgot their anniversary, Martin could only beg maria for _____.
(adj.) intellectually convincing >> Irene's arguments in favor of abstinence were so _____ that I could not resist them.
(adj.) accompanying in a subordinate fashion >> His dislike of hard work carried with it a _____ lack of funds.
(n.) great fire >> The _____ consumed the entire building.
(adj.) penitent, eager to be forgiven >> Blake's _____ behavior made it impossible to stay angry at him.
(n.) readiness to believe >> His _____ made him an easy target for con men.
(n.) greed, strong desire >> His _____ made him enter the abandoned gold mine despite the obvious dangers.
(v.) to criticize openly >> The kind video rental clerk _____ the policy of charging customers late fees.
(v.) to make unclean, impure >> She _____ the calm of the religious building by playing her banjo.
(adj.) harmful >> She experienced the _____ effects of running a marathon without stretching her muscles enough beforehand.
(adj.) quiet, modest, reserved >> Though everyone else at the party was dancing and going crazy, she remained _____.
(v.) to belittle, depreciate >> Always over-modest, he _____ his contribution to the local charity.
(v.) to laugh at mockingly, scorn >> The bullies _____ the foreign student's accent.
(v.) to violate the sacredness of a thing or place >> They feared that the construction of a golf course would _____ the preserved wilderness.
(adj.) dried up, dehydrated >> The skin of the _____ mummy looked like old paper.
(adj.) light, airy, transparent >> Sunlight poured in through the _____ curtains, brightening the room.
(adj.) shy, quiet, modest >> While eating dinner with the adults, the _____ youth did not speak for fear of seeming presumptuous.
(adj.) rambling, lacking order >> The professor's _____ lectures seemed to be about every subject except the one initially described.
(v.) to conceal, fake >> Not wanting to appear heartlessly greedy, she _____ and hid her intention to sell her ailing father's stamp collection.
(v.) to be indecisive >> Not wanting to offend either friend, he _____ about which of the two birthday parties he should attend.
(adj.) extremely lively, enthusiastic >> She became _____ upon receiving an acceptance letter from her first-choice college
(n.) impudence, nerve, insolence >> When I told my aunt that she was boring, my mother scolded me for my _____.
(adj.) radiant, splendorous >> The golden palace was _____.
(adj.) extremely bad >> The student who threw sloppy joes across the cafeteria was punished for his _____ behavior.
(v.) to weaken, exhaust >> Writing these sentences _____ me so much that I will have to take a nap after I finish.
(adj.) short-lived, fleeting >> She promised she'd love me forever, but her "forever" was only _____: she left me after one week.
(v.) to shun, avoid >> George hates the color green so much that he _____ all green food.
(adj.) fleeting, momentary >> My joy at getting promoted was _____ because I discovered that I would have to work much longer hours in a less friendly office.
(v.) to show, reveal >> Christopher's hand-wringing and nail-biting _____ how nervous he is about the upcoming English test.
(v.) to free from guilt or blame, exonerate >> My discovery of the ring behind the dresser _____ me from the charge of having stolen it.
(adj.) loathsome, detestable >> Her pudding is so _____ that it makes me sick.
(adj.) urgent, critical >> The patient has an _____ need for medication, or else he will lose his sight.
(v.) to make amends for, atone >> To _____ my selfishness, I gave all my profits to charity.
(v.) to obliterate, eradicate >> Fearful of an IRS investigation, Paul tried to _____ all incriminating evidence from his tax files.
(adj.) existing, not destroyed or lost >> My mother's _____ love letters to my father are in the attic trunk.
(v.) to praise, revere >> Violet _____ the virtues of a vegetarian diet to her meat-loving brother.