eagerness and liveliness
Excited, I accepted the award with alacrity.
a collection or layout of many things.
the garden had an array of wildflowers.
express sadness or cry over
He will bewail and cry over his lost pet
to reach a conclusion by reasoning
I deduce that it is cold by your shivering.
completely lacking, especially money
Charities provide food for destitute families.
to diminish, to take away from,
An ugly rug will detract from the nice decor.
to set free.
I will emancipate the dogs from the pound.
to hinder and weigh down
All her packages will encumber her walking.
to applaud or glorify
The reporter will extol and praise my work.
being flashy or extravagant.
His grand entrance was showy and flamboyant.
filled with or marked by distress
The mountain climb was fraught with danger.
disorganized, ruled by chance
She flitted about in haphazard chaos.
a moving force or stimulus
A monumental event can be impetus for change.
impossible to dispute, unquestionable
His statement that Jesus is God was incontrovertible.
not able to be accounted for or understood
Her mysterious disappearance is inexplicable.
inventive or imaginative
The clever plan was an ingenious idea.
impossible to do or overcome
We could not pass the insuperable barrier.
starting and stopping, occasional
intermittent windshield wipers go off and on.
someone who dawdles and takes their time
The laggard wasted time and dawdled around.
a saying or phrase to live by
The maxim said to be kind to others.
being required or binding
Paying your bills is obligatory, not optional.
in a perpendicular line, vertically aligned
Make sure the door is plumb with the wall.
that which supports and gives life
Food provides sustenance and nourishment.
very hot and unusually dry
Desert climate is torrid with very little rain.
to travel across or pass over
We walked for hours to traverse the distance.
found all over everywhere
Trees are ubiquitous in a forest, not rare.
aimless, wandering or unpredictable
A vagabond journey has no true destination.
the face or appearance of a person
A frown soured his formerly glowing visage.
to try to influence with enticing words
Kids often wheedle til parents give in.
the highest or most significant point.
the thrown ball reached its zenith before falling back down.