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Defend Earth from alien invaders
smugly and unconsciously foolish; inane; silly; N. fatuity, fatuousness
deeply established; firmly rooted; Ex. ~dirt/prejudice
stormy; unkind; unmerciful; CF. clement
sharply painful to the body or mind; Ex. biting wind/remarks
distinct; very noticeable; Ex. ~ limp
refrain; withhold from participation; intentionally not use one's vote
ointment; a soft greasy or viscous substance used as an ointment or for lubrication.
put through a sieve to separate fine from coarse particles; sort or examine carefully
subordinating the individual to the state; completely dominating another's will; Ex. authoritarian regime/father
reddish; (of the face) reddish and healthy-looking
fix or manipulate; manipulate dishonestly for personal gain; Ex. ~ the election
tube in which patterns made by the reflection in mirrors of colored pieces of glass, etc. produce interesting symmetrical effects; series of changing events; Ex. ~ of European history; CF. beautiful
pious; deeply religious; sincere; earnest; Ex. my ~ hope
hasty; rash; headfirst; ADV.; with the head foremost : he fell headlong into the tent.
large in quantity; generous; Ex. handsome reward
hidden danger; concealed trap
aimless follower of an art or a field of knowledge (not taking it seriously); amateur; dabbler;a person who cultivates an area of interest, such as the arts, without real commitment or knowledge : [as adj. ] a ~ approach to science. CF. delight
firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
beyond reasonable limits; unrestrained; excessive; Ex. ~ demands
gruesome; grisly; ghastly; CF. of death
harp on; dwell on tediously; explain or go over excessively or to a ridiculous degree; assail verbally; beat severely; attack physically
self-satisfaction; smugness; ADJ. complacent
arrangement by rank or standing; authoritarian body divided into ranks; body of persons having authority
conspicuous; worthy of note; remarkable; important; distinguished; noted
fragment generally of broken pottery (glass, clay bowl, or cup)
lower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose self-respect
agreement between two groups or people; something for sale at a price advantageous to the buyer; V: negotiate; trade; Ex. ~ing power
distorted; crooked; bent; Ex. Our plans have gone ~.
act of turning aside; pastime; V. divert: turn aside from a course; distract; amuse
recover; put right; find and bring in; regain; Ex. ~ the situation
pretense (of strength); deception; high cliff; ADJ: rough but good-natured
main wooden stem of a tree; human body excluding the head and limbs; torso; prehensile nose of an elephant
bored with pleasure or dissipation; uninterested or bored
teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning; N. sophism: plausible but fallacious argument
warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. ~ prediction/need of food
navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)
sordid; base; filthy; unwholesome; Ex. ~ side of city life
furthest behind; farthest to the rear
soft wet land; V: hinder or be hindered; Ex. ~ed down in the mud
hermit; loner; ADJ. reclusive
restraint; compulsion; repression of feelings; reticence; V. constrain: hold back; restrain; compel; oblige; confine forcibly; imprison
wild tumult(commotion); wild noisy disorder; CF. Paradise Lost
banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ~ed him. N. ostracism
narrow valley with steep sides; gorge; CF. gully, canyon
watchful; on the alert; watchfully awake; alert to spot danger; N. vigilance
swing from side to side; influence (someone) to change one's opinion; N.
find out for certain; make certain
(of a sound) grate on (eg. nerves); make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; rub with something rough; Ex. The cat's tongue ~ed my hand.
reconstruct (a sentence, story, statue, etc.); fashion again
inner excitement or exuberance; showing high spirits; emitting bubbles forming inside; bubbling from fermentation or carbonation; ADJ. effervescent; V. effervesce
yield (to something overwhelming); give in; die; Ex. ~ to the illness
encode; convert a message into code; put into cipher
trying to please; obliging; willing to please others
significance; importance; meaning
climb up; ascend; remove or come off in scales; N: flake of epidermis; ascending or descending series of musical tones
steep; overhasty; precipitate
lethargy; sluggishness; dormancy; ADJ. -pid: lethargic; lazy; inactive; (of an animal) dormant; hibernating
complete happiness; ADJ. blissful
having absolute unchecked power; dictatorial; N. autocrat, autocracy
religious group; unit in a system; name or designation; CF. denominator: common trait or characteristic
(of buildings) likely to break or fall apart; of rickets; CF. rickets; CF. vitamin D
talk dully; buzz or murmur like a bee; N.
insolent; rude; not pertinent; N. impertinence
command; order; forbid; aw prohibit someone from performing (a particular action) by issuing an injunction.
nation governed by the people; republic; people of a nation
urge (by strong argument or advice); Ex. The general ~ed his men to fight bravely; N. -tation
put to ~; stampede; drive out; N: complete defeat and disorderly retreat
rolling treeless plain in Siberia and arctic North America
humoring; yielding; lenient; showing indulgence
drive or force onward; drive to take action; urge to action
conscientious; extremely thorough; Ex. ~ worker
hard and unbending; stiff and unyielding; fixed in behavior or views; strict; rigorous; Ex. rigid rule
having many talents; capable of working in many fields; having many uses or functions; N. versatility
something that nourishes; food
mongrel; mixed breed; V. hybridize
cover with a thin and shiny surface; apply a glaze to; N: thin, smooth, shiny coating (as for pottery); Ex. un~ed pottery
endowed with flesh; invested with bodily form; personified; Ex. devil ~; V: give bodily form to; embody
done with speed; quick; N. expedition
domestic; made at home; spun or woven at home; simple and ordinary; Ex. ~ philosophy
cutting off; separation
symbol of immortality or rebirth; Ex. phoenix rising from its ashes
insightful; showing a good ability at perceiving and understanding; aware; wise; of perception
deride or provoke; challenge in derision; N.
state of having two opposite qualities
supporter; voter; member of a constituency; component
cut away; cut out; N: government tax on good produced and used inside a country; N. excision
contending; CF. vie
conducive to good health; Ex. healthful mountain air
wasteful (of money); dissipated; wildly immoral; dissolute; N: ~ person; N. profligacy
individual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of circumstances; N. opportunism
ruler in a monarchy; ADJ: (of a country) independent and self-governing; having supreme power; supreme; excellent
immature; not having the feathers necessary to fly; CF. fledgling
having the odor of stale or decomposing fat; rank
pertaining to money
throw forcefully; shout out violently
fail completely; sink; CF. flounder
invioably sacred; most sacred; inviolable
judgment that someone is guilty of a crime; strongly held belief
horn (or horn-shaped container) overflowing with fruit and grain; symbol of abundance; horn of plenty
surrender something (stolen); eject; vomit; OP. gorge
correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement
block; obstacle; V. hinder
reservoir or water tank
nonentity; worthless person or thing; zero; secret code; V.
rising like bristles; showing irritation; 1 (esp. of hair) close-set, stiff, and spiky : a ~ beard.; 1 (esp. of hair) close-set, stiff, and spiky : a bristling beard. 1 (esp. of hair) close-set, stiff, and spiky : a bristling beard.2 figurative aggressively brisk or tense : he fills the screen with a restless, ~ energy.
rhythmic rise and fall (of words or sounds); beat; regular beat of sound; rhythm
fugitive from the law (excluded from legal protection); V: declare (someone) to be an outlaw; deprive of the protection of the law; declare illegal; Ex. Drinking has been ~ed.
free; without charge; ADJ.
prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was ~ed by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
settle accounts; pay off (a debt); clear up; eliminate; kill or abolish
move about in a spirited manner (proudly and confidently)
surmise; guess; V.
(of things and place) dirty and dull; Ex. ~ street/curtain
self-assurance; calm unworried feeling based on a strong belief in one's abilities; strong belief in the ability of a person or plan; trust or faith in a person or thing; something confided; secret; Ex. ~ in your ability; Ex. I'm telling you this in ~; Ex. exchange ~es about their boyfriends; ADJ. confident
make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. ~ oneself on; CF. prune
one who feigns illness to escape duty; V. malinger: feign illness to avoid work
(of someone old) eccentric; odd; whimsical; bad-tempered; N. crotchet: odd or whimsical notion
pertaining to induction or proceeding from the specific to the general
without attention to comfort; lacking luxury and comfort; sternly disciplined; Ex. ~ living condition/life
make stupid in mind; cause to appear or become stupid or inconsistent; suppress; frustrate or hinder; Ex. ~ing effect of uninteresting work; Ex. ~ free expression
drug that relieves pain or trouble; opiate; ADJ. Ex. ~ statement
deserts; well-deserved punishment or misfortune; rebuke
approve; support; write one's signature on the back of; N. -ment; CF. dorsal
become boring; grow tiresome
wild; distraught as from fear or worry; Ex. frantic with fear
sensual; of or giving sensual pleasure; indulging in sensual pleasures; Ex. ~ lines; Ex. ~ life of the Romans; N. -lary: ~ person
cut off with shears; fasten; N: something clipped off (as a short extract from film); clasp or fastener
doctor who treats ailments of the feet; chiropodist; N. podiatrics
not able to be erased
seine net; net for catching fish
in love; Ex. ~ of his own beauty; V. enamor: inspire with love
speak with involuntarily pauses or repetitions
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