Vebal Advantage - Level 8
Level 8 of Verbal Advantage by Charles Harrington Elster.
Terms in this set (50)
cheerful readiness, eagerness, or promptness in action or movement.
prevent, make unnecessary, meet and dispose of, clear out of the way.
wages, salary, payment received for work.
uncompromising, refusing to come to an agreement, unwilling to modify one's position or give ground.
biting, cutting, keen, sarcastic, scathing.
wise, shrewd, perceptive; showing sound judgment and keen insight, especially in practical matters.
sour, bitter, and harsh in flavor, tone, or character.
varied, diverse, showing variety of character or form; in a strict sense, spotted, streaked, or dappled; having marks or patches of different colors.
aid, help, relieve, give assistance to in time of need or difficulty.
trouble or annoy with requests or demands, make urgent or persistent entreaties or solicitations.
lessen the severity of, gloss over, make something seem less serious or severe.
dried up, shriveled, withered, shrunken and wrinkled
faultfinding, quick to point out faults or raise trivial objections.
a correction, alteration, especially a change made in a piece of writing to correct to improve it.
fierce, ferocious, especially in a brutal, bullying, threatening, or aggressively defiant way.
cleanse by removing offensive material, free from objectionable content.
thoroughly bad, wicked, corrupt.
false, counterfeit, artificial; not true, authentic, or genuine.
will, choice, decision, determination.
insert, introduce; specifically, to insert words into a piece of writing or a conversation.
offer or cite as a reason, as evidence, or as authority for an opinion or course of action.
an evil, unscrupulous, vicious person; someone without principles or conscience.
foolishly impractical or idealistic; inclined to pursue lofty, unreachable goals or far-fetched, unworkable schemes.
fester, form or discharge pus.
a strict disciplinarian, taskmaster, rigid enforcer of rules and regulations.
a twinge of regret caused by an uneasy conscience, a pang of guilt for a wrong done or for pain that one has caused another.
quick to change moods or change one's mind; having an unpredictable temperament; capricious, volatile, fickle.
a quack remedy or medicine, or a dubious or dishonest plan or scheme for curing a social or political problem.
appease, gain or regain the goodwill or favor of, cause to become favorably inclined.
effectiveness, the power to produce a desired effect or result.
equivalent; having equal force, effect, or value.
an outcast, a person despised or rejected by society.
relevant, fitting, appropriate, precisely to the point.
sexually abandoned; lacking moral restraint, especially in sexual conduct.
retired because of age, weakness, or ineffectiveness; old and worn out; outdated, outmoded, obsolete.
conspicuously bad, remarkable or outstanding for some undesirable or offensive quality.
lifeless, dull, boring, flat, stale; lacking spirit, interest, or flavor.
an odd notion or whim that one clings to stubbornly.
an inscription on a building or monument, or a brief quotation at the beginning of a literary composition.
elaborate, go into detail, speak or write at great length.
a position that provides a good income or salary but that requires little or no work; in colloquial terms, a cushy job.
a preference, partiality, preconceived liking, an inclination or disposition to favor something.
a complicated or intricate situation; a difficult, perplexing state of affairs; also, a misunderstanding or disagreement of a complicated and confusing nature.
unable to be expressed or described in words.
not easily moved, aroused, or excited; showing little or no feeling or sensitivity; mentally or emotionally dull, insensitive, or obtuse.
waste, garbage, refuse, rubbish.
limber, flexible, moving with ease and grace.
flowing smoothly and sweetly, like honey.
to supply, fill or feed to excess, especially to the point of discomfort, sickness, or disgust.
flattering or coaxing speech or action; an ingratiating remark or gesture.