English II [Chapter 12 Vocabulary]
Terms in this set (30)
[noun] The flowing together of two or more elements: streams or rivers, or ideas, influences, or cultures.
[noun] An assembling or flocking together in a crowd.
If you visit the city of Khartoum in the Sudan, you can stand on a sandbar at the ______ of two rivers, the Blue Nile and the White Nile.
The _____ of flamingos made the air shimmer with the vermilion brilliance of their plumage.
[noun] A stream or overflow from a larger body of water, or from a channel or sewer.
[adj.] Flowing out.
The E.P.A. has protested the release of hazardous manufacturing _______ into the Great Lakes.
A _______ vapor floated above the train as it steamed across the prairie.
[noun] A flow.
[noun] A continuous succession of changes.
On the Icelandic island of Heimaey, the ____ of lava improved the harbor for fishing boats.
The ______ of drought and civil war in the Horn of Africa has caused millions of people to leave their homes.
[verb] To remove water or moisture.
[verb] To lose water or moisture.
To preserve the fruit, the pickers _______ it on racks open to the sun.
The camel ______ more slowly than any other animal because it is cud-chewing and makes use of moisture in any form.
[noun] The study of water and its effects on and in the earth and in the atmosphere.
The Anasazi understood the _______ of the dry Southwest: they built on a plateau, where rain is more plentiful than at lower elevations.
[noun] A dark, hook-billed sea bird.
[noun] A greedy person.
_____ can dive up to sixty feet and can stay underwater for more than a minute.
The entrepreneur became a _______ in his drive for wealth.
[noun] A liquid often seasoned with spices or herbs to flavor meat or fish for a period of time before cooking.
In Madrid, try bullfighter's steak, soaked for hours in a ____ of olive oil flavored with orange, lemon, garlic, cloves, and bay leaf.
[verb] To cause queasiness; to cause to feel sick.
[verb] to cause the feeling of repulsion or disgust.
The tossing of the ferry boat combined with the smell of frying fish ____ all of the passengers.
Incessant gunfire and exploding cars ____ money moviegoers.
[noun] The long central part o a church, extending from the entrance to the altar, with aisles along the sides.
Because Scandinavian builders were experienced in ship construction, the ____ of their early churches often resembled a ship's hull turned upside down.
[noun] A pope or bishop.
When the College of Cardinals meets in closed council to elect a new _______, white smoke rises from the Vatican to announce that it has made a decision.
[verb] To speak with pompous authority; to officiate as a pontiff.
[noun] the office of a pontiff; papacy.
When asked his favorite word learned from scholarly Buffalo Bills coach Mark Levy, a linebacker replied, "______.... He _______ for 15 minutes on how he isn't going to ________."
Between 1378 and 1417, the time of the Great Schism, rival _______ in Rome and Avignon claimed authority.
[verb] To reflect or come back either favorably or unfavorably (upon a person or thing).
"The ripe corn under the undulating air _________ like an ocean."
[verb] To have or to cause to have a wavy motion.
Election to the National Academy of Sciences in 1944 ______ in pubic recognition of Barbara McClintock's self-effacing brilliance as a geneticist.
[adj.] Superfluous; exceeding what is needed, or what is needed no longer.
[adj.] Verbose; needless repetitious.
The invention of electricity made the kerosene lamp ______ as a household necessity.
The phrase "winning victory" is ________.
[verb] To submerge or overflow with water; to flood.
[verb] To overwhelm.
Rain _____ the region, causing mudslides and flooding.
A crunch of school, job, and family responsibilities can sometimes ____ even the best-organized student.