adj. Its literal meaning implies a straying from the normal, usual, or customary way. Close to unusual or uncharacteristic
verb. loathe, hate, abhor
adjective: it describes any substance that can be used for polishing or grinding. Of someone's personality: irritatingly or annoyingly harsh and grating. noun: an ________ has a short temper
adj. officially canceled or repealed (of a law or contract usually)
adj. to eat and drink sparingly. practicing moderation, opposite of gluttonous
adj. sour, bitter, harsh
n. The summit, somethings utmost limit. The top
n. follower or attendant of an important personage
vb. often folllowed by the preposition "in" and means to "agree with" n. : implies silent agreement or passive submission or compliance
adj. remarks that are bitter and cutting.
adj. skillful, resourceful, quick to seize upon the right move in a situation, especially a tricky one.
n. someone who feels this is likely to display fawning adoration or devotion, A state of idolization, or servile and excessive admiration
n. a condition marked by bad luck. Related word is opposition
n. sponsorship or patronage. When we travel abroad, we feel safe under the _______ of our government.
adj. pleasant, friendly, and easy to talk to
n. devotee an ardent follower, a fan
vb. to calm or quiet something, or to relieve it depending on the context to soothe, calm or pacify
n. a symbolic narrative, not to be taken literally but presents a moral lesson or universal truth
vb. relieves or lessens. makes something easier to bear. to lighten or diminish
n. the repetition of a sound or letter in two or more words in a sequence
n. secretary. one who takes dictation or copies a manuscript.
adj. indecisive, unable to make up one's mind, wavering between two courses of action or opposing opinions. n: the love hate syndrome is an example of this
adj. able to walk as opposed to being bedridden. In law: a document that can be changed at will
vb. to improve something or make it better.
adj. describing someone who is agreeable, willing to be persuaded, to listen to reason, and to follow advice. the opposite of stubborn. Different meaning: when you borrow money you are ________ for the debt incurred meaning answerable for it
n. connotes pleasantness and agreeableness. can mean a certain part of the countryside and when used in the plural it means "gracious manners" or "conveniences." Also: hot and cold running water, oil, heat, proximity to shops or a lovely view
n. used to describe a resemblance based on the similarity between certain features of two things. v. to point out the similarity
n. commonly used to describe a detestable thing or person. used to describe anyone or anything detestable or loathsome,
adj. Means the same thing as auxiliary and describes anything that serves as an accessory.
n. an experience of hostility and antagonism.