V. lower; humiliate Defeated Queen Zenobia was forced to _____ herself before the conquering Romans, who made her march in chains before the emperor in the procession celebrating his triumph.
V. embarrass. He was not at all _____ by her open admiration.
V. subside; decrease, lessen. Rather than leaving immediately, they waited for the storm to ____.
V. shorten. Because we were running out of time, the lecturer had to _______ her speech.
V. renounce; give up. When Edward VII ______d the British throne to marry the woman he loved, he surprised the entire world.
N. kidnapping. The movie Ransom describes the attempts to rescue a multimillionaire's son after the child's ________ by kidnappers.
N/ADJ. abnormal or deviant. Given the ______ nature of the data, we doubted the validity of the entire experiment
V. aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage. She was unwilling to ____ him in the swindle he had planned.
V. detest; hate. She ______ all forms of bigotry.
ADJ. wretched; lacking pride. On the streets of New Yourk the homeless live in _____ poverty, huddling in doorways to find shelter from the wind.
V. renounce upon oath. He _____ his allegiance to the king.
N. repudiation; self-sacrifice. Though Rudolph and Duchness Flavia loved one another, their love was doomed, for she had to marry the king; their act of ______ was necessary to preserve the kingdom.
V. cancel; put an end to. The president of the college refused to ____ the physical education requirement.
ADJ. detestable; extremely unpleasant; very bad. Mary liked John until she learned he was dating Susan; then she called him an ________ young man, with _________ taste in women.
N., ADJ. being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native. being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native. Her studies of the primitive art forms of the _____ Indians were widely reported in the scientific journals.
ADJ. unsuccessful; fruitless. Attacked by armed troops, the Chinese students had to abandon their ______ attempt to democratize Beijing peacefully.
V. wear away by friction; scrape; erode Because the sharp rocks had _____d the skin on her legs, she dabbed iodine on the scrapes and _______sions.
ADJ. rubbing away; tending to grind down. Just as _____ cleaning powders can wear away a shinny finish, ab
V. condense or shorten. Because the publishers felt the public wanted a shorter version of War and Peace. they proceeded to _____ the novel.
V. depart secretly and hide. The teller who _______ed with the bonds went uncaptured until someone recognized him from his photograph on "America's Most Wanted."
ADJ. complete; totally unlimited; certain. "Although the King of Siam was an absolute monarch, he did not want to behead his unfaithful wife without absolute evidence of her infidelity.
V. pardon (an offense). The father confessor _____d him of his sins.
V. assimilate or incorporate; suck or drink up; wholly engage. During the nineth\eenth century, America _____ed hordes of immigrants, turning them into productive citizens. Can Huggies diapers ____ more liquid than Pampers can? This question does not ____ more; instead, it bores me
V. refrain; hold oneself back voluntarily from an action or practice. After considering the effect of alcohol on his athletic performance, he decided to _____ from drinking while he trained for the race.
ADJ. sparing in eating and drinking temperate
N. restraint from eating or drinking
ADJ. theoretical; not concrete; nonrepresentational
ADJ. obscure; profound; difficult to understand
ADJ. plentiful; possessing riches or resources
ADJ. coarsely insulting; physically harmful
V. boarder upon; adjoin
N. enormous chasm; vast bottomless pit
ADJ. related to a school; not practical or directly useful
V. move faster
V. emphasize; stress.
ADJ. easy to approach; obtainable.
N. additional object; useful but not essential thing.
V. applaud; announce with great approval.
V. adjust to climate.
N. sharp upslope of a hill.
N. award of merit
V. oblige or help someone; adjust or bring into harmony; adapt.
N. partner in crime.
V. approach and speak first to a person.
N. bitterness of speech and temper.
ADJ. slightly sour; sharp, caustic
V, recognize; admit
N. top; pinnacle
N. science of sound; quality that makes a room easy or hard to hear in
V, assent; agree without protesting
V. obtain; get
N. deliverance from charge
ADJ. sharp; bitterly pungent
ADJ. bitter in words or manner.
N. fear of heights.
ADJ. calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics
N. mental keenness
ADJ. quickly perceptive; keen; brief and severe
N. wise saying; proverb
ADJ. hard; inflexible
V. alter; modify
N. compulsive, habitual need
V. muddle; drive crazy; become rotten
V. direct a speech to; deal with or discuss
ADJ. expert at
V. stick fast
N. supporter, follower.
ADJ. adjoining; neighboring; close by.
N. something added on or attached (generally nonessential or inferior).