to regard with horror or loathing; to hate deeply
Synonyms: detest, despise, abominate.
A pacifist is someone who abhors violence in all its forms.
to change in a formal way; to change to the better
Synonyms: modify, improve, correct
If you are not doing well in a particular subject, you may want to amend your way into studying it.
to slap or cuff; to strike repeatedly; to drive or force with blows; to force one's way with difficulty (n) a slap, blow.
Synonyms: batter, sock, thump, pummel, toss about
Blinding sandstorms buffet the barren landmass of Antarctica for months on end.
a great confusion, disorder
Synonyms: anarchy, turmoil, pandemonium
A great many people lost their fortunes and even their lives in the chaos brought on by the French Revolution.
Synonyms: comfortable, ample, pandemonium
No one would expect a tiny studio apartment to have particularly commodious closets.
eating away gradually, acid like; bitterly sarcastic
Synonyms: caustic, mordant, acidulous, spiteful.
Sulfuric acid is one of the most corrosive substances know to chemistry.
to see clearly, recognize
Synonyms: perceive, detect, distinguish.
It is a jury's job to discern the truth by carefully evaluating all the evidence presented at trial.
still existing; not exterminated, destroyed, or lost
Synonyms: surviving in existence
The paintings of animals and human hands in Spain's Altamira specimens of Stone Age art.
to involve in; to connect with or be related to
syn- incriminate, entangle
The suspects never stood trial because there was no solid evidence to implicate them in the daring series of robberies.
to bury, commit to the earth; to consign to oblivion
Jewels and other objects once inter with Egypt's pharaohs can now be seen in numerous museums all over the world.
a strict disciplinarian; a stickler for the rules
syn- taskmaster, slave driver
When it came to drilling troops, the Revolutionary war general Baron Fredrich von Steuben was something of a martinet.
to anticipate and prevent; to remove, dispose of
syn- preclude, forestall, ward off
Vaccinations can do much to obviate the dangers of childhood illnesses.
renegade (noun)/ (adj)
one who leaves a group; a deserter, outlaw; (adj.) traitorous, unconventional, unorthodox
syn- turncoat, defector, heretic
Many of writers have been labeled a renegade for refusing to conform to society's conventions.
deserving blame or punishment
syn- objectionable, blameworthy, culpable, odious
Stalin eliminated many potential rivals by accusing them of all sorts of reprehensible acts that they did not commit.
dark, gloomy; depressed or melancholy in spirit
syn- mournful, dismal
The atmosphere in the locker room of the losing team could be best described as somber.
filthy, wretched, debased
syn- dingy, sordid, foul, vile, abject
Many laws prohibit the types of working conditions found in sweatshops.
disorderly, riotous, violent; stormy
syn- tumultuous, unruly, agitated
Letters and diary entries may reveal a person's lifelong struggle to gain some control over turbulent emotions.
loud and noisy; compelling attention
syn- clamorous, uproarious, blustering
Relief agencies regularly make vociferous appeals for aid for victims of war.
of great size; numerous; writing or speaking at great length
syn- bulky, massive, copious, plentiful
The tasks of summarizing the voluminous reports issued by government agencies may fall to members of a legislator's staff.
to do without, give up voluntarily, to put off temporarily, defer
syn- decline, relinquish, forgo
The senator agreed to waive opposition to the proposed bill if some of its more controversial provisions were substantially modified.