Ellie n Hoi Week 6 WordlyWise 3000 Book 8 lesson 6, Book 9 lesson 11,12 with sentences
|Adversity|| Misfortune; hardship.|
According to the humorist Mark Twain, anyone can easily learn to endure ***, as long as it is another person's.
|Cardinal|| Most important; chief.|
One of our society's *** legal beliefs is that one is innocent until proven guilty.
|Credible|| Believable; reliable.|
Is that person with a criminal record a *** witness for our case?
|Empathize|| To show or feel understanding of another's feelings or problems.|
Since I broke my ankle last year, I can *** with how it must feel for you.
|Faculty|| Any of the natural powers of the mind and body, such as sight or hearing. An inborn ablilty; a knack. All the teachers of a school.|
As he grew older, Professor Twiggly feared he might lose his ***es and become unfit to teach.
|Harrowing|| Very distressing or acutely painful.|
At first the former prisoner did not wish to discuss his *** months of captivity as a political hostage.
|Impair|| To damage, weaken, or lessen.|
Drinking alcohol can *** your ability to drive safely.
|Infer|| To reach a conlclusion through reasoning.|
From the students' glazed looks, it was easy for me to *** that they were bored out of their minds.
|Intuition|| Knowing or sensing something without the use of reasoning; an insight.|
Even though Tony denied that anything was wrong Tina trusted her *** that something was bothering him.
|Manifest|| Plain to see evident.|
Digby's embarrassment when he met Madonna was ***: his ears turned bright pink, he kept scuffing one shoe in the dirt, and he couldn't look her in the eye.
|Nuance|| A very slight change in feeling or meaning; a gradation.|
Jody gazed at the Monet landscape for an hour appreciating every subtle *** of color in the painting.
|Pernicious|| Very destructive or harmful.|
Crack cocaine has had a *** effect on urban society: it has destroyed families, turned children into drug dealers, and increased the spread of violent crimes.
|Solace|| Comfort or relief in sorrow or distress; consolation. |
I hope you will find *** in the thought that all of us share your loss.
|Treatise|| A methodically and thoroughly written discussion of a topic.|
He is preparing a *** on the Elizabethan playwrights for his graduate degree.
|Vogue|| A popular fashion of the time, wide acceptance or favor.|
Jeans are the *** on college campuses.
|Amenity|| A feature that contributes to physical comfort. A feature that increases the attractiveness or value of a location|
In addition to the customary **ies for the business traveler-fax machines, modems, a health club-the hotel offers the services of a butler versed in the social **ies
|Averse|| Having a feeling of opposition or distaste.|
The reporter was *** to revealing the sources of his information.
|Complacent|| So self-satisfied that one sees no need for change; unconcerned.|
The *** athlete did not prepare for the next tournament and lost the championship someone he defeated easily last year.
|Decompose|| To decay or break down into basic elements.|
Despite the body's advanced state of ***tion the police were unable to identify the man.
|Defray|| To supply the money for; to pay.|
Her employer offered to *** the costs of her postgraduate education.
|Emanate|| To come out from a source.|
A strong odor of sulphur ***d from the spring.
A terrible smell ***ed from the broken sewer pipe.
|Envisage|| To picture in one's mind, to imagine something in the future.|
Can you *** your dream home?
|Facetious|| Playfully or inappropriately humorous.|
I'm serious about this project; I dont need any ***, smart-alecky cracks about do-gooder little rich girls.
My friend got angry at what I said when I was only being ***.
|Fallacy|| A false or mistaken idea.|
The economist with the opposing view said that my economic plan would never work and was based on a ***.
|Furor|| An uproar; a state of great anger or excitement|
The story of her embezzlement of the funds created a *** in the Stock Exchange.
|Idyll|| An episode or experience that is calm and carefree.|
Our vacation at the lake cabin was a pastoral ***.
|Paucity|| Scarcity smallness in number or amount.|
They closed the restaurant because the *** of customers made it uneconomical to operate.
|Porous|| Full of tiny holes or spaces; easily penetrated by gas or liquid.|
Our skin is *** so it allows sweat and air to pass through.
|Supercede|| To replace; to cause to be set aside becasue of superiority.|
The new bulk of mailing postal regulation *** the old one.
|Tangible|| Real; able to be touched.|
Although Tom dd not own a house, he had several *** assets- a car, a television, a PC- that he could sell if he needed cash.
|anarchy|| Total absence of government; Lack of order, total confusion; anarchist|
Denying she was an ***, Katya maintained she wished only to make changes in our government, not to destroy it entirely.
|apprehend|| to seize;to arrest; to grasp the meaning of : to understand|
His nervous glances at the passersby on the deserted street revealed his ***.
|arraign|| to bring before a court to face with charges|
After his indictment by the Grand Jury, the accused man was ***ed in the County Criminal Court.
|assimilate||To absorb into a population; To take in a part and absorb into the whole|
The manner in which the United States was about to assimilate the hordes of immigrants during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries will always be a source of pride to Americans.
The immigrants eagerly ***ed new ideas and customs; they soaked them up, the way plants soak up water.
|bizarre|| strikingly out of the ordinary; peculiar|
The plot of the novel was too *** to be believed.
|calamity|| An event that causes great suffering and harm; a disaster|
As news of the *** spread, offers of relief poured in to the in to the stricken community.
|conspire|| To plan together secretly to do something wrong or illegal. To join or act together.|
Brutus and Cassius joined in the ***cy to kill Julius Caesar.
|dissension|| A difference of opinion;disagreement|
In the recent Supreme Court decision Justice O'Connor ***ent from the majority opinion.
|elapse|| To pass or slip by (used with time)|
Your test paper must be turned to your teacher immediately after the time allowed for the test has ***d.
|imminent|| About to happen likely to occur in the very near future.|
Rosa was such a last-minute worker that she could never start writing a paper till the deadline was ***.
|interrogate|| to ask questions of, especially in a thorough or formal manner|
Knowing that the Nazis would *** him about his background, the secret agent invented a cover story that would help him meet their questions.
|lionize|| To treat as a celebrity|
She enjoyed being ***d and adored by the public.
|meticulous|| Extremely careful:attentive to small details|
Martha Stewart was a *** housekeeper, fussing about each and every detail that went into making up her perfect home.
|shackle|| A ring or band put around the arm of leg to prevent free movement. Something that prevents free action. To prevent freedom of action.|
In a chain gang, convicts are ***d together to prevent their escape.
|swelter|| To suffer from or to be overcome by great heat|
I'm going to buy an air conditioning unit for my apartment as I do not intend to *** through another hot and humid summer.