verb - to calm or soothe; to satisfy. Mother hastened to the bedroom to ___ Beth's fears.
adjective - saying much in few words; brief but full of meaning. Ray has the envious reputation of being ___ and to the point in everything he writes.
verb - to send off in different locations. When the tear gas is hurled, the crowd will ___.
verb - to make easy and quick; to speed up. In order to ___ matters we hired three additional workers.
adjective - so mysterious that it cannot be understood. We looked to Dora for a positive reactions, but her face was ___.
adjective - self-important; stately; magnificent; excessively ornate. The ___ doorman refused to admit the disheveled woman.
adjective - getting back strength or spirits quickly; spinging back into shape or position. Blanca was so ___ that she was back on the field two weeks after the accident.
noun - seriousness, gravity, or solemnity; absence of alcoholic intoxication. The extreme ___ of five-year-old veribuca indicated a not very salutary sign of her development.
noun - a long, angry, or scolding speech; a harangue. With the ferocity of a wild bird sinking its talons into its prey, the senator lambasted his opponent in a ___ that left no fault unexposed, no weakness unexploited.
adjective - large, bulky; enough to fill volumes. Dickens' ___ writings fill many library shelves.
verb - to waste away. Failure to exercise your muscles may cause them to ___.
verb - to forgive or overlook. I can commiserate with you, but I find it hard to ___ the action you took.
noun - nature; tendency. The melancholy foreman had disdain for any worker with a cherry ___.
verb - to erase; to remove completely. Miss Porter promised to ___ the bad conduct notation from Danielle's report card if she improved conspicuously.
adjective - lacking interest or spirit. In a devastatingly incisive review, one critic disparaged the novel as ___ and boring.