20 terms

wordly wise book 11 lesson 12 sentences

STUDY
PLAY
amity
noun.
Peaceful relations; friendship.
Student groups that had once opposed each other were able to work together with ___________ to design the new after-school program.
animadversion
noun.
(Usually used with on.) A critical or hostile comment.
Drew was disconsolate after reading the critics' ___________________ on her latest novel.
antithetical
adjective;
being in direct and outspoken opposition;
The poet employed ____________ symbols such as those of birth and death.
antithesis
noun.
The direct contrast of one thing with another; the exact opposite,
Kyla's munificence is the ____________of her brother's stinginess.
bellicose
adjective.
Inclined to quarrel; combative; warlike.
The principal upbraided the students for their __________ behavior.
bucolic
adjective.
Of or relating to country life; rustic; pastoral.
Li-chen was reluctant to leave the ____ environs of his grandparents' farm.
craven
adjective. Utterly lacking courage; willing to give up or capitulate.
Too ______ to oppose the dictator, the country's elite tried desperately to appease him.
exalt
verb.
To raise in rank, wealth, or honor; to praise highly; glorify.
The roman senate _______ed the emperor Caligula by declaring him a god.
exalted
adjective;
overjoyed with excitement;
By knighting Laurence Olivier in 1947, King George VI placed him in the __________ed ranks of those who have given great service to England.
impugn
verb.
To attack as false; to call into question.
By accusing him of financial improprieties, the committee _____ed the treasurer's honesty.
introspective
adjective.
Inclined to look inward and examine one's thoughts and feelings.
Nadine's _____ nature was in sharp contrast to her sister's gregarious personality.
introspection
noun.
examination of one's own thoughts and feelings;
After days of careful ______________, Alexis chose which college she would attend.
metier
noun.
Work or activity for which one is particularly suited.
After earning a law degree, Chitra realized that her real __________ was writing novels.
penurious
adjectve,
Marked by extreme poverty.
The family had once been wealthy, but now lived a ____________ life.
penurious
adjectve.
Stingy, lacking generosity.
Despite his hoard of gold, Silas Marner was _______________, sharing his money with no one.
penury
noun.
a state of extreme poverty or destitution;
Mrs. Nakamura always appeared in her finest clothes, as if to conceal her__________.
privation
noun.
An instance or condition of extreme hardship; a lack of comfort.
The lost hikers suffered many _____ in the weeks before their rescue.
sobriquet
noun.
A nickname.
Although her name was Claudia, the First Lady was known by the ___________ "Lady bird" Johnson.
tantamount
noun.
Equivalent to; the same as.
"Refusing to support the bill is ______________ to voting against it," bellowed the senator.
throes
noun.
pleural.
Conditions of painful or difficult change, struggle, or turmoil.
Economists offered a plenitude of explanations as to why the country was in the ______ of recession.