ellie / hoi week 7 Wordly Wise 3000 Book 9 Lesson 14 with sentences
|amass|| v. to gather or collect for one's use of profit; to accumulate|
Karen's aptitude for business enabled her to *** a small fortune before she was thirty.
The miser's aim is to *** and hoard as much gold as possible.
|articulate||v. to pronounce distinctly|
Children usually can *** words before they are two years old.
to express one's thoughts, feelings or beliefs in words.
In this essay, I have tried to *** my view of the novel Jane Eyre.
adj. able to speak in clear and effective language
Winston Churchill's slight speech impediment did not prevent him from being a very *** public speaker.
Her *** presentation of the advertising campaign impressed her employers.
|decimate|| v. to kill or destroy a large portion of a group|
Cholera swept through the town,***ing the population.
We do more to *** our population in automobile accidents than we do in war.
|dexterous|| adj. skillful in the use of hands or minds|
Her *** handling of the horse won her a blue ribbon.
The magician was so *** that we could not follow him as he performed his tricks.
|garb|| n. a styly of clothing; costume.|
Queen Victoria's black *** and solemn demeanor were constant reminders of her widow's state.
V. to clothe or dress
The old photos showed nomadic people of Turkistan ***ed in intricately patterned robes.
|gregarious|| adj. enjoying the company of others; sociable|
A *** nature is a boon for anyone seeking a political career.
Typically, partygoers are *** hermit are not.
|inherent|| adj. existing as a natural part of something|
Believing her shyness is ***, Roseanne does nothing to try to overcome it.
Katara's *** love of justice caused her champion anyone she considered treated unfairly by society.
|maternal||adj. motherly |
Ranji's *** feelings were aroused when she saw a child standing alone weeping at the bus stop.
related to or inherited through one's mother
My *** grandparents had two children, my mother and my uncle Bill.
Many animals display *** instincts only while their offspring are young and helpless.
|nurture||v. to care for and give sustenance to.|
Parents *** their children physically, mentally, and psychologically.
n. the process of raising one's young
Both male and female emperor penguins provide *** for their young chicks.
The Head Start program attempts to *** pre-kindergarten children so that they will do well when they enter public school.
|obtrusive|| adj. tending to push oneself forward in an unwelcome manner.|
The reporters at the house were so *** that Belle slammed the door in their face.
Noticeable in an undesirable way.
Dressed in jeans, we felt *** as we entered the small, elegant restaurant.
|parody||v. to imitate the style of someone or something in order to make fun of it.|
The film Bad Guys in Black Hats ***ies western movies of the 1930s.
n. an imitation that exaggerates for comic effect.
His *** of Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address" that began, "I believe it was about eighty years ago . . ." showed poor taste.
|pugnacious|| adj. aggressive;eager to fight or quarrel|
The *** basketball player challenged the referee with insulting words.
|pugnacity|| n. the characteristic of being aggressive or eager to fight;|
He showed his *** by clenching his fists.
|reprehensible|| adj. deserving blame or rebuke|
Denying sustenance to those in need is ***.
Shocked by the viciousness of the bombing, politicians of every party uniformly condemned the terrorists' *** deed.
|tractable|| adj. easily managed or controlled|
The stable manager gave Jennifer a *** horse when she first began riding.
Although Susan seemed a *** young woman, she had a stubborn streak of independence that occasionally led her to defy the powers-that-be when she felt they were in the wrong.
|zany|| adj. comical because of strangeness; clownish|
The *** illustrations make the book very popular.
I watch the Marx brothers' *** antics for hours.