serious and sudden
The lawyer had an acute murder case.
able to withstand wear, decay, or certain tough conditions: long lasting. Ant: fragile-shaddy
The ambitious bear was durable when trying to find its baby cub in the harsh winter.
1. pertaining to accepted standards of behavior
2. conforming to accepted standards of behavior
ant; corrupt: dishonest
The ethical plot of the kids book was to not speak to strangers.
a narrow inlet of sea between tall cliffs or steep banks
There was a small boat sailing in the fjord.
1. existing in name only ant: genuine-authintic
2. insignificantly small: token ant: momentous-vast
The dollar on the ground was very nominal to us but for a starving homeless guy it was very significant.
to listen secretly to private conversations
ant: ignore avoid
My sister eavesdropped on me and my friends conversation.
to nourish: to help grow or develop
I nurtured my own plant.
to strike; to beat
a knob on the handle of a sword or weapon
The mobster pommeled the rich civilian with and for his money.
to evade the main point by arguing over petty details
An irrelevant argument. Ant:acknowledge- admit
The criminal quibbled to the officer so he wouldn't get caught.
A defensive structure or embankment
In laser tag you can hide behind the ramparts so they won't shoot you.
a customary or religious ceremonial act
eating turkey on thanks giving is a rite for allot of families.
pertaining to earthquakes or vibrations of the earth
You can tell if there is going to be a seismic by watching a geyser going off.
a short rest or period of relief: delay
I had a respite before I had to go to school.
of or pertaining to solid land
We live in a place that is more swampy than terrestrial.
ant; tasteful- elegant