Vocabulary Mid-Term 2015-2016 (Hayes)
Terms in this set (26)
(noun) a general breakup or dispersion; sudden downfall or rout. A complete collapse or failure. A breaking up of ice in a river. A violent rush of water of ice.
Synonyms: Beating, Breakdown, Collapse, Defeat
(verb) use ambiguous language so as to conceal the truth or avoid committing oneself.
Synonyms: Dodge the question, Beat around the bush, Hesitate
(adjective) offensive to good taste, especially as being excessive; overdone or gross. Disguising, sickening; repulsive. Excessively or insincerely lavish. Encompassing all aspects, comprehensive. Abundant or copious.
Synonyms: Adulatory, Insincere, Gushing Profuse
(noun) a huge, powerful, and overwhelming force or institution.
(noun) praise and honor received for an achievement. Compliments or congratulations.
(adjective) (of a person's face) pale, typically because of poor health. Feeble or insipid.
Synonyms: Pale, White, Insipid, Uninspired
(adjective) generally considered or reputed to be.
Synonyms: Supposed, Assumed, Presumed, Accepted
strongly encourage or urge (someone) to do something.
Synonyms: Urge, Encourage, Press
(noun) the ability to produce a desired or intended result.
Synonyms: Success, Potency, Power
(adjective) (of a person or their manner) childishly sulky or bad-tempered.
Synonyms: Peevish, Bad-Tempered, Cross
(noun) a person's look or manner, especially one of a particular kind indicating their character or mood.
Synonyms: Appearance, Look, Expression
(noun) the place where something happens, especially an organized event such as a concert, conference, or sports event.
(adjective) last but one in a series of things; second to the last.
verb) (of a comment, event, or fact) cause annoyance or resentment that persists.
Synonyms: Annoy, Upset, Anger
(adjective) present, appearing, or found everywhere.
Synonyms: Omnipresent, Everywhere, Universal
(noun) a person's face, with reference to the form or proportions of the features.
Synonyms: Face, Look, Facial
(noun) complete freedom to act as one wishes or thinks best.
(noun) an embarrassing or tactless act or remark in a social situation.
Synonyms: Mistake, Blunder, Blooper
Persona non Grata
(noun) an unacceptable or unwelcome person.
Quid Pro Quo
(noun) a favor or advantage granted or expected in return for something.
Synonyms: Exchange, Trade, Switch
(adjective) persistent, especially to the point of annoyance or intrusion.
(adjective) engaged in, involving, or reflecting deep or serious thought.
Synonyms: thoughtful, reflective, contemplative
(adjective) having or showing knowledge of events before they take place.
Synonyms: prophetic, predictive, visionary
(adjective) superficially plausible, but actually wrong.
(adjective) misleading in appearance, especially misleadingly attractive.
Synonyms: misleading, deceptive, false
(noun) an unexpected and inexplicable change in a situation or in someone's behavior.
Synonyms: change, fluctuation, variation
(adjective) accorded a great deal of respect, especially because of age, wisdom, or character.
Synonyms: respected, venerated, revered