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P. Vocab 7/5- 7/9
adj. sudden or unexpected
v. to give help or assistance
n. a condition, usually undesirable, that continues long after the event which caused it.
n. the manner in which one conducts or carries oneself, including posture and gestures
n. wet, spongy ground with soil composed mainly of decayed vegetable matter
n. a platitude or trite saying.
n. that which is carried; load
n. a place of retreat; shelter or refuge, usually underground
n. a road enabling motorists to avoid a city or other heavy traffic points or to drive around an obstruction
n. a famous or well-known person
adv. primarily; essentially
n. a roundabout journey or course
v. to understand the nature or meaning of; grasp with the mind; perceive
v. to overcome the distrust or hostility of; placate; win over
n. the disposition to preserve or restore what is established and traditional and to limit change.
adj. showing or expressing contempt or disdain; scornful.
v. to give (money, time, knowledge, assistance, etc.) to a common supply, fund, etc., as for charitable purposes.
n. a point or pointed end
adj. bold or courageous; fearless or intrepid; adventurous
n. the act or practice of deceiving; concealment or distortion of the truth for the purpose of misleading; duplicity
v. to destroy a great number or proportion of
n. the act of putting off; postponement
n. a lack or shortage; disadvantage, impairment, or handicap
v. to challenge the power of; resist boldly or openly
n. careful consideration before reaching a decision
v. to speak damagingly of; criticize in a derogatory manner; sully; defame
v. to refuse to agree or accede to
adj. not bright; tending to be unfavorable
v. to perceive by the sight or some other sense or by the intellect; see, recognize, or apprehend
n. a person who tries to apply theory without sufficient regard for practical considerations
adj. of or pertaining to the home, the household, household affairs, or the family
n. a copy exactly like the original
n. consciousness of or pride in belonging to a select or favored group.
v. to make harsh, acrid
adj. forceful; insistent
v. to make possible or easy
n. to come upon or meet with, esp. unexpectedly
v. to advance beyond proper, established, or usual limits
v. to mark or ornament with incised letters, designs, etc
v. to swallow up; submerge
v. to give intellectual or spiritual light to; instruct; impart knowledge to
n. the removal or utter destruction of something
n. an area in which digging has been done or is in progress, as an archaeological site
n. a temporary fashion, notion, manner of conduct
adj. having defects; imperfect
n. a feature that mars the perfection of something; defect
v. to keep back; withhold.
adj. greedy; avaricious
adj. covered with dirt
v. to complain or sulk.
n. an instance or a session in which testimony and arguments are presented
n. a person who inherits or has a right of inheritance in the property of another following the latter's death.
adj. plunged or sunk in or as if in a liquid
adj. cannot be seen or perceived clearly; imperceptible.
v. to fill or cause to be filled with something
adj. occurring, done, or completed in an infinitesimal or very short space of time
v. to infuse slowly or gradually into the mind or feelings; insinuate; inject
v. to irritate, annoy, or exasperate
v. to jar, shake, or cause to move by or as if by a sudden rough thrust; shake up roughly
n. an act or instance of placing objects close together or side by side
n. something of tawdry design, appearance, or content created to appeal to popular or undiscriminating taste.
n. a narrow way or passage
n. activity, existence, etc., under false pretenses
adj. put into an irritable mood, esp. by an offending incident
adj. kept or keeping within reasonable or proper limits; not extreme, excessive, or intense
n. a moderate or small amount
n. anything having grown outside of reasonable proportions
adj. extraordinarily great; huge; immense
adj. undistinctive; ordinary
v. to leave out; fail to include or mention
n. a sudden and severe onset of trouble
v. to outdo; surpass; excel
n. a place for imprisonment, reformatory discipline, or punishment
v. to beg for or request (something).
n. a stage in a process of change or development
adj. visually charming or quaint, as if resembling or suitable for a painting
n. a person who brings suit in a court (opposed to defendant)
adj. easily bent; flexible; supple: pliable leather.
adj. adapted for seizing, grasping, or taking hold of something
adj. occurring, coming, or done too soon
adj. the laying of a claim to something
v. to obtain or get by care, effort, or the use of special means
v. to divide into four equal or equivalent parts
n. a royal domain; kingdom
n. a return of part of the original payment for some service or merchandise; partial refund.
n. mutual exchange; giving and receiving
v. to bring a counter charge against an accuser
v. to restore formally to former capacity, standing, rank, rights, or privileges
adj. held in good esteem; honorable; respectable; estimable
adj. kept or set apart for some particular use or purpose.
adj. regarded with respect; venerated
v. to cleanse or polish by hard rubbing, as with a rough or abrasive material
adj. sheltered or screened from general activity, view, etc
n. a person in a condition of servitude; slave
adj. of little depth; not deep
adj. in the state of falling off
adj. high-pitched and piercing in sound quality
adj. showing doubt
n. comfort in sorrow, misfortune, or trouble; alleviation of distress or discomfort.
n. the state of being or living alone; seclusion
n. anything that goads, impels, or urges, as to action, speed, or achievement.
v. to put down, suppress, or silence, as with a crushing retort or argument.
n. a person who manages another's property or financial affairs; one who administers anything as the agent of another or others.
v. to suppress, curb, or withhold
adj. noticeable; conspicuous
adj. equivalent in meaning; expressing or implying the same idea.
n. compound formed through a process by human agency, as opposed to those of natural origin
adj. peripheral; only slightly connected
adj. provoking or arousing expectation, interest, or desire
adj. in a sarcastic, insulting, or jeering manner
n. moderation or self-restraint in action, statement, etc.; self-control.
adj. trembling; wavering
n. a person, usually one of a body of persons, appointed to administer the affairs of a company, institution, etc.
n. a person selected to rule on the plays in a game
adv. secretly; stealthily; slyly
v. to remove violently or tear away from a native place or environment
v. to irritate; annoy; provoke
n. articles of merchandise or manufacture; goods
adj. bent or twisted out of shape, esp. out of a straight or flat form
n. strong, stern, or fierce anger; deeply resentful indignation
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