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Word List 28: Irrevocable - Lionize
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adj: unalterable; irreversible. "As Sue dropped the 'dear john' letter into the mailbox, she suddenly had second thoughts, but could not take it back. Her action was __."
n: plan of a trip. Disliking sudden changes in plans when she traveled abroad, Ethel refused to make any alterations in her __."
adj: fatigued, surfeited. "He looked for exotic foods to stimulate his __ appetite."
n: language used by a special group; technical terminology; gibberish. "The computer salesman at the store used a __ of their own that we simply couldn't follow."
adj: prejudiced (envious, hostile, or resentful); yellowed. "Because Sue disliked Carolyn, she looked at Carolyn's paintings with a __ eye, calling them formless smears."
v: endanger; imperil; put at risk. "You can't give me a D in chemistry; you'll __ my chances of being admitted to M.I.T."
v: throw overboard. "In order to enable the ship to ride safely through the storm, the captain had to __ much of his cargo."
adj: said or done in jest. "Although Bill knew the ship to ride safely through the storm, the captain had to __ much of his cargo."
adj: good-natured; merry. "A frown seemed out of place on his invariably _ face."
n: rejoicing. "There was great __ when the armistice was announced."
adj: sound in judgement; wise. "At a key moment in his life, he made a __ investment that was the foundation of his later wealth."
n: crisis, joining opint. "At this critical __, let us think carefully before determining the course we shall follow."
n: good or just reason; defense; excuse. "The jury found him guilty of the more serious charge because they could see no possible __ for his actions."
v: place side by side. "If you __ the two objects, it will make it easier to compare them."
n: tube in which patterns made by the reflection in mirrors of colored pieces of glass, etc., producing interesting symmetrical effects. "People found a new source of entertainment while peering through the __; they found the ever-changing patterns fascinating."
n: range of knowledge. "I cannot answer your question since this matter is beyond my __."
n: central or vital part; whole seed (as of corn). "Watson, buried within this tissue of lies there is a __ of truth; when I find it, the mystery will be solved."
n: grouch, spoilsport. "At breakfast we had all been enjoying our bacon and eggs until that __ John started talking about how bad animal fats are for our health."
v: start a fire; inspire. "One of the first things Ben learned in the Boy Scouts was how to __ a fire by rubbing two dry sticks together."
adj: related; similar in nature or character. "Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn were two ___ spirits."
adj: producing motion. "Designers of the electric automobile find that their greatest obstacle lies in the development of light and efficient storage batteries, the source of the __ energy needed to propel the vehicle."
n: untrustworthy person; rogue; scoundrel. "Any politician nicknamed Tricky Dick clearly has the reputation of a __."
adj: intricate; difficult; tangled. "What to Watson had been a __ problem to Sherlock Holmes was simplicity in itself."
n: honor, glory, praise. "The singer complacently received __ on his performance from his entourage."
adj: demading much work or care; tedious. "In putting together his dictionary of the English language, Doctor Johnson undertook a __ task."
n: maze. "Hiding from Indian Joe, Tom and Becky soon lost themselves in a __ of secret underground caves."
adj: producing tears. "His voice has a __ quality that is more appropriate at a funeral than a class reunion."
adj: lacking purpose or zest; halfhearted; languid. "Because Gatsby had his mind more on his love life than on his finances, he did a very __ job of managing his money."
adj: dull. "We were disappointed by the __ performance."
adj: brief and to the point. "Many of the characters portrayed by Clint Eastwood are _ types; strong men of few words."
adj: slow, sluggish. "The sailor had been taught not to be __ in carrying out orders."
v: beat, thrash verbally or physically. "It was painful to watch the champion __ his opponent, tearing into him mercilessly."
v: grief, express sorrow. "Even advocates of the war ___ed the loss of so many lives in combat."
v: ridicule. "This article ___s the pretensions of some movie moguls."
adj: weary, sluggish, listless. "Her siege of illness left her __ and pale."
v: lose animation or strength. "Left at Miss Minchin's school for girls while her father went off to war, Sarah Crewe refused to __."
n: lassitude; depression. "His friends tried to overcome the ___ into which he had fallen by taking him to parties and to the theater."
n: theft. "Because of the prisoner's record, the district attorney refused to reduce the charge from grand __ to petty __."
n: generous gift. "Lady Bountiful distributed __ to the poor."
n: languor; weariness. "After a massage and a long soak in the hot tub, I surrendered my growing __ and lay down for a nap."
adj: potential but undeveloped; dormant; hidden. "Polaroid pictures were popular at parties because you could see the __ photographic image gradually appear before your eyes."
adj: coming from the side. "In order to get good plant growth, the gardener must pinch off all __ shoots."
n: freedom from narrow limitations. "I think you have permitted your son too much __ in this matter."
v: praise. "The NFL __ed Boomer Esiason's efforts to use money to combat cystic fibrosis."
adj: liberal, wasteful. "The actor's __ gifts pleased her."
adj: careless. "We dislike restaurants where the service is __ and inattentive."
n: a gift made by a will. "Part of my __ from my parents is an album of family photographs."
n: mildness; permissiveness. "Considering the gravity of the offense, we were surprise by the __ of the sentence."
adj; deadly. "It is unwise to leave __ weapons where children may find them."
adj: drowsy; dull. "In class, she tried to stay alert and listen to the professor, but the stuffy room made her __: she felt as if she was about to nod off."
v: impose (a fine); collect (a payment). "Crying "No taxation without representation! the colonists demonstrated against England's power to __ taxes."
n: lack of seriousness or steadiness; frivolity. "Stop giggling and wriggling around in the pew; such __ is improper in church."
n: dictionary. "I cannot find this word in any __ in the library."
n: drawback; debts. "Her lack of an extensive vocabulary was a __ she was able to overcome."
n: contact that keeps parties in communication; go between; secret love affair. "As the __ between the American and British forces during WWII, the colonel ahd to ease tensions between the leaders of the two armies."
n: defamatory statement; act of writing something that smears a person's character. "If Batman wrote that the Joker was a dirty, rotten, mass-murdering criminal, could the joker sue Batman for __?"
v: draw, outline, describe. "Paradoxically, the more realistic the details this artist chooses, the better able she is to __ her fantastic, other worldly landscapes."
v: loiter or dawdle; continue or persist. "Hoping to see Juliet pass by, Romeo ___ed outside the Capulet house for hours."
adj: pertaining to language. "The modern tourist will encounter very little __ difficulty as English has become an almost universal language."
v: treat as a celebrity. "She enjoyed being ___d and adored by the public."
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