Terms in this set (31)

  • adjacent
    near, next to, adjoining
  • alight
    to get down from, step down from
  • alight
    to come down from the air, land
  • alight
    lighted up
  • barren
    not productive, bare
  • disrupt
    to break up, disturb
  • dynasty
    a powerful family or group of rulers
  • foretaste
    an advance indication, sample, or warning
  • germinate
    to begin to grow, come into being
  • humdrum
    ordinary, dull, routine, without variation
  • hurtle
    to rush violently, dash headlong
  • hurtle
    to fling or hurl forcefully
  • insinuate
    to suggest or hint slyly
  • insinuate
    to edge into something indirectly
  • interminable
    endless, so long as to seem endless
  • interrogate
    to ask questions, examine by questioning
  • recompense
    to pay back; to give a reward
  • recompense
    a payment for loss, service, or injury
  • renovate
    to repair, restore to good condition
  • renovate
    make new again
  • résumé
    a brief summary; short written account of one's education, experience, qualifications
  • sullen
    silent or brooding because of ill humor, anger, or resentment
  • sullen
    slow moving, sluggish
  • trickle
    to flow or fall by drops or in a small stream
  • trickle
    a small, irregular quantity of anything
  • trivial
    not important, minor
  • trivial
    ordinary, commonplace
  • truce
    a pause in fighting, temporary peace
  • vicious
    evil, bad; spiteful
  • vicious
    having bad habits or an ugly disposition
  • vicious
    painfully severe or extreme