N. A brilliantly executed plan; a coup d'etat. Ex. It was a real _______ for the Heat to sign Lebron to a multi-year deal.
Adj. Not candid or sincere. Ex. Frankly, I though the senator's remarks about not knowing about some of his contributors to be _______.
N. A crafty trick. Ex. The salesman tried to get me in the car with an obvious _______ designed to flatter me.
N. A clever plan to outwit. Ex. Odysseus's _______ made him one of the most beloved of Greek heroes.
Adj. Secretive, covert. Ex. We had one of our agents be _______ and follow the suspect for the whole weekend.
Adj. On guard. Ex. I thought I heard something behind me and suddenly became _______ of my situation.
Ady. Cunning Ex. The _______ veteran figured out ways to extend his career by using his wits instead of his muscles.
Adj. Open to more than one interpretation. Ex. I found the judge's ruling to be _______; a good lawyer could have easily used it to support either viewpoint.
Adj. Simultaneously holding two opposing ideas or feelings. Ex. I was _______ about the end of the school year. I wanted a break but would miss all the students.
Adj. Feeling or showing little emotion. Ex. The band's encore performance received an _______ response from the crowd.
Adj. Determined by impulse rather than reason. Ex. The redistricting committee drew _______ boudaries for the new township.
Adj. Impulsive and unpredictable. Ex. The king was cruel and _______, and, not surprisingly, was universally feared in his kingdom.
V. To avoid making a definitive statement. Ex. When asked a pointed question about healthcare, the politician did nothing but _______.
Adj. Not caring one way or the other. Ex. I am _______ about whether we have midterm exams before or after Christmas break.
Adj. Unplanned, naturally occurring. Ex. A _______ protest erupted in the town square after the election results were posted.