to clear, as from an accusation, imputation, suspicion; to assert, maintain, or defend against opposition.
Syn: absolve, defend, excuse, exempt
Sentence: Former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress was not ___________ed, or absolved of weapon charges. He most likely will be set free in 2011 due to good behavior.
a person who has special knowledge or skill in a field; a person who has special interest or knowledge inthe arts and sciences; scientist; scholar
Syn: prodigy, professional, scholar, champion
Sentence: Drew Brees is a _________ or a champion as his role as quarterback.
tool for holding work in place; various devices usually having two jaws that may be brought together or separated by a screw or lever.
Syn: clamp, clutch, brace
Sentence: It would be very likely to find a ______ or clamp in a construction worker's toolbox.
evaporating rapidly; tending or threatening to break out into violence; explosive; changeable; mercurial
Syn: fickle, mercurial, explosive
Sentence: Paranoid people are known to be ________ as their personalities can change very quickly.
craving or consuming large amounts of food; exceedingly eager or avid.
Syn: greedy, hungry
Sentence: After fasting for 40 days, I am sure that Jesus must have been __________.
a strong, innate desire to rove or travel about.
Syn: wondrous, wandering
Sentence: During study halls, students tend to have _________ and want to travel throughout the school.
deliberate and without motive or provocation; uncalled for; headstrong; willful; without regard for what is right, just, and humane.
Syn: extravagant, outrageous, shameless
Sentence: The _________ generation who could care less about what they do tends to be the younger generation now.
to sing or whistle with trills, quavers, or melodic embellishments
Syn: sing, chant, melody
Sentence: The church choir __________s songs in a harmonious synchronization.
to make keen or eager; stimulate
Syn: arouse, excite, enhance
Sentence: When the Saints kicked the onside kick in the field goal, they did it not only to make a comeback but they also ________ted the team and the crowd's anticipation.
to cut, trim, or shape by carving off bits with a knife
Syn: carve, chip, shape
Sentence: Virtuosos in woodshop can easily _________ a piece of wood into an amazing piece of art.
a trick, artifice, or stratagem meant to fool, trap, or entice; deceitful cunning; trickery.
Syn: cunning, fraud, scam, hoax
Sentence: Class clowns tend to set up ______s or practical jokes on teachers and easily targeted students.
to drive or blow by fanning; to gain lighter particles by fanning or sifting
Syn: sift, fanning, extract
Sentence: Bakers ____________ their flour to make sure the flour is not clumped up and to make sure they are in small particles.
fervor for a person, cause, or object; eager desire or endeavor; enthusiastic diligence; ardor
Syn: determination, diligence, passion, spirit
Sentence: Apathetic parishioners in the Catholic community are encouraged to have a ________, or passion for God's love in order to successfully participate in the celebration of the Eucharist.
watchful; being on one's guard against danger; arising from or characterized by caution.
Syn: alert, attentive, cautious
Sentence: When the President is in public, the secret service and police have to be _________ about possible assassination attempts.
a highest point or state; culmination
Syn: climax, tiptop, summit
Sentence: President Obama reached the _______, or highest point of his career when he became president. He has probably reached the nadir of his presidency due to his large disapproval ratings.