In order to buy a new bike before summer, Iris _____________her savings by baby-sitting the twins next door.
Friendly nurses were a __________presence in the hospital.
Although the weather had been ___________when Harry & Laura had sailed out onto the lake in the morning, by noon, conditions had changed dramatically.
A ______________of rare stamps would recognize the famous English "penny black" at once.
About forty-five minutes after the ferry left Block Island, the passengers could _______the coast of Rhode Island before them.
Not until she finished the novel did Janice _________the significance of the title.
We made certain we could easily _________our luggage by putting red tape on the handle.
Virginia's _________comments about Jay's serve helped him to improve his tennis game.
The entire surface of the black cloth had been ___________with colored threads stitched in elaborate patterns.
The driving instrutor told me to _____________a U-turn.
These paintings of William Merritt Chase were __________in oils during his summers at Shinnecock, Long Island.
__________criminals condemned to death is a controversial practice.
The poetry of Langston Hughes ____________some of the best work of the writers of the Harlem Renaissance.
The ______________masks worn by the dancers frightened the children.
Arlington National Cemetry is _____________ground because it is the burial place for soldiers who have died in war.
The solution to the mystery became clear to the detective when he learned that one woman had ______________another when renting the apartment.
I tried to______________my mother when I answered the phone.
Iago's _____________plan to encourage Othello's jealousy resulted in murder and suicide.
The look of ____________in his eyes sent shudders down our spines.
The tour guide pointed out the __________carving over the arched doorway.
The Industrial Revolution contributed to the disappearance of a ________way of life.
Some of Corot's most appealing paintings are those that show _________scenes.
Having cut through the thick vines to get a better view of the weaterfall, the hikers did not understand how ___________their situation was until they tried to return to the trail and could not find it.
Sir Laurence Olivier, A British actor who died in 1989, achieved __________ for his roles in Shakespeare's plays.
Samuel Johnson was a __________literary figure in eighteenth-century England.
A benign expression is
on that is friendly or kind.
To embellish something is to
add decoration to it.
A precarious location is
one that is insecure.
To exemplify something is to
be a good example of it.
To discern something
is to notice it.
A hallowed object is one
that is regarded as sacred.
a feeling of intense ill will.
An ornate object is one
that is heavily decorated.
To execute someone
is to put that person to death.
A renowned novel
is one that is famous.
Luciano Pavarotti's (world-wide reputation) makes him easily recognizable.
Mirta (increased the size of) her wardrobe by making several dresses during summer vacation.
At the costume shop, we found just the mask we wanted--one with (horribly distorted) features and green hair.
Even critics who were (able to perceive small differences) could not tell that the painting was a fake.
It is a crime to (dress up as and pretend to be) a police officer.
Peggy Guggenheim was well known as a (person who was both knowledgeable about and had a love ) of modern art.
The arch (is a good example of what is distinctive about) Roman architecture.
Simone (added a few extra details to) her account of the dog's rescue, suggesting that her own role had been crucial.
Even though Alberto Giacometti (gave final form to) hundreds of sculptures, he never felt they fully expressed what he meant.
In The Winter's Tale, Shakespeare alternates scenes in a (simple and unaffected country) setting with those in the splendid palace of the king.
a shepherd, a meadow, a stream
These might be present in a "pastoral" scene.
a design, a brooch
These can be "ornate".
a slight fault, a slight movement, a slight difference, an opportunity
These can be "discerned".
a portrait, a person, a dance step, an order
These can be "executed".
a grin, a person
These can be "malevolent".
a friend's brother, a friend's voice, a friend's walk
These can be "impersonated".
a person's name, a place of worship, a battlefield, a person's memory
These can be "hallowed".
an expression, a growth on the skin, a climate
These can be "benign".