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Chapter 13

Vocabulary from classical routes. Book C. Episcopal Collegiate Upper School. English 9, Ms. Hamilton.
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Emancipate
1st To free from restraint or influence.
The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution ___ women as free voters.
2nd To free a slave from bondage.
President Lincoln issued in 1863 and edict to ___ slaves.
Manacle
1st A device for confining the hands; handcuffs.
Their___ were removed and, the prisoners were set free.
2nd Anything that constrains.
With consistent practice one can throw off the ___ of insecurity as a public speaker.
3rd To restrain, as with ___.
Lack of money has ___ed many projects to improve roads and public transportation.
Mandate
1st A formal order from a higher court; an authoritative command, order or, interjection.
A court appeals ___ overturned the verdict of the district court.
Manifest
1st Clearly apparent to sight or understanding; obvious.
Although Helen Keller was blind and deaf from age two, her intelligence became ___ though all the patience and skill of her teacher, Anne Sullivan.
2nd To show plainly; to reveal.
After months in the tropics the travelers ___ed the symptoms of Malaria.
3rd To prove.
Her birth certificate ___s her american citizenship.
4th A list of cargo or passengers.
Check the ___ to see if a doctor is on board.
Manipulate
1st To use or handle skillfully.
After learning in high school how to ___ stage lights on cue, she went on to a career in theatrical lighting.
2nd To manage with devious skill, or adjust to suit one's purpose.
Queen Elizabeth I of England cleverly ___ed her royal suitors, pretending intrest in a marriage as a way to maintain peace with their countries.
Dexterity
1st Skill in the use of the hands or body; adroitness.
The ___ of the jugglers was manifest as balls, then knives and then, flaming torches kept flying over their heads.
2nd Mental skill or adroitness; cleverness.
The complexity of a computer program shows the ___ of their designers.
Ambidextrous
1st Able to use either hand equally well.
The ___ pitchers kept batters off balance.
Digital
1st Relating to a finger or to a unit of measure (3/4 inch) the breadth of a finger.
Lacemaking requires exceptional ___ skill.
2nd Referring to a numerical system for encoding data.
___ recordings capture fine distinctions in sound.
Deflect
1st To turn aside.
The official tried to ___ the reporter's embarrassing questions.
2nd To swerve or turn aside.
The rocket ___ed from its course and exploded seconds after firing.
Genuflect
1st To bend the knee in a kneeling or half-kneeling position to express reverence or respect.
King Richard II chided the Duke of Northumberland for failing to ___, an honor due the English monarch.
Inflection
1st An alteration of pitch or tone of the voice.
The English often ask questions with a falling ___; Americans, with a rising ___.
2nd In grammar, an alteration of the form of a word to show different grammatical or syntactical relationships.
The second-person pronoun 'you' has no ___, but the third person pronouns 'we, our' and, 'us' are ___ed forms.
Reflection
1st The act or condition of being thrown back.
Their good manners were a ___ of a gentle upbringing.
2nd Something thrown back, as light, heat, sound or, an image.
The breeze over the pond blurred the ___ of autumn foliage.
3rd Discredit; indirect reproach.
His inability to share is a ___ on his character.
4th Deep thought.
Isak Dinesen's book, Out of Africa, includes ___ about Africa and her life there.
Rapacious
1st Excessively grasping or greedy.
___ land developers endangered the wildlife preserve.
2nd given to seizing for plunderer or as prey.
___ slave traders destroyed flourishing kingdoms in Africa.
Rapt
1st Giving one's complete attention.
The storyteller held the children in ___ silence as they listened to the adventures of Fire and Brigan.
2nd Overcome with emotion; completely filled with joy.
The ___ gaze that Romeo and Juliet exchange signifies love at first sight.
Surreptitious
1st Done secretly, without approval.
Our ___ raids on the cookie jar ended when we got caught.