NPITW Vocabulary List #1
Terms in this set (50)
to waste time; loiter
bitter resentment or ill will; long-standing resentfulness or anger
untidy; in disorder
composing and performing or delivering w/o previous preparation; making it up as you go
abrupt in manner; blunt; rude
very slight, gradual, subtle
quick and well-coordinated in movement
an excursion, journey, or voyage made for some specific purpose (example: war or exploration)
the owner of a business establishment
a journey or trip (esp. one involving difficulty or hardship)
weariness from bodily or mental exertion
showing or expressing disdain; scornful; disrespectful
hardened; hard and cold in manner
a feeling of great joy or pride
often changing suddenly in mood or behavior
not having or showing complete trust in someone or something that could be dangerous or cause trouble.
a feeling or belief that good things will happen in the future
having or expressing doubt about something (such as a claim or statement)
people who advertise by hawking (peddling or offering for sale by calling aloud in public) at an entrance to a show
shortening or modifying something such as musical rhythm
relaxed and calm in a way that shows you do not care or are not worried about anything
to get or find something by looking in different places or asking different people
to defeat (someone or something) by looking in different places or asking different people
feeling very strong
In an attempt to avoid the yard work, the boy __________ over his breakfast.
My __________ grew every time my father showed favor toward my little brother.
She was always one "hot mess" with her dirty hair and __________ clothes.
The comedian often __________ most of his routine since he usually couldn't remember the script he had written for himself.
After spending a week lost in the Appalachian Mountains with no food, the entire family was __________.
Mrs. Wendel can be very __________, even harsh, when a student is rude to her or a peer.
My best friend was so excited about losing five pounds in one week, but the loss was so __________ that I couldn't tell she had lost any weight at all!
Most dancers and gymnasts are very flexible and __________.
I have always thought that it would be fun to go on an __________ and search for new and unknown places.
My grandfather, the proud __________ of a small bistro in the Village, loved being self-employed.
Their __________ through India was filled with trials and a few scary moments, but there were also happy, rewarding times.
After spending the entire day working on his novel, the writer suffered from extreme mental __________.
The girl was so angry and bitter at her ex-friend that she could not keep the __________ tone out of her voice.
My friend's __________ disregard for other people's feelings makes it difficult for us to be friends because I tend to be more understanding than him.
I don't believe any other event can top the __________ I felt at the birth of my children.
"I often wondered about girls, at their soft prettiness, their grace, and their __________ little ways."
Most children have been taught to be __________ of strangers, especially when they try to coax them into their vehicle.
The __________ my mother always showed about life's little trials made me try to see the good in everything.
I was very __________ when the ad promised me that their skin cream would make me look ten years younger.
__________ at the carnival try to convince me to try their game by promising me that "everybody wins!"
"I played a few popular numbers, __________ them with as much of a flair as I could."
His __________ manner almost made me believe that the bully's comments were no big deal and that he was choosing to ignore them.
The boys that rode the rails seemed to constantly __________ for food and a place to sleep.
Alabama's football team seems to __________ their opponents every time by easily outplaying them defensively and offensively.
As a life-long Longhorn fan, I __________ dislike OU!