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English Vocabulary 6
Terms in this set (30)
(v.) to make up for
(v.) to pay for
(adj.) sad, dreary
(adj.) frightful, horrible, deathly pale
(adj.) poor, in a state of poverty
(adj.) never stopping, going on all the time
(adj.) easy to understand, clear, rational
(adj.) occurring or published after death
(adj.) exceeding what is sufficient or required, excess
(adj.) holding fast, holding together firmly
When the stock market collapsed in 1929, many wealthy speculators found themselves as _______ as proverbial church mice.
I shall never forget the _______ sight that greeted us when we arrived at the scene of the accident.
Although the survivors were still in a stat of shock, some of them were _______ enough to answer the questions posed by the police.
"Since their heroic deeds clearly speak for themselves," the president remarked, "further comment on my part would be _______."
"Someone with such a(n) _______ grip of life doesn't give up the ghost easily," I thought as I watched the old man's struggle to stay alive.
I suppose bloodhounds may be as happy as other dogs, but they have the _______ look of creatures who have lost their last friend.
In a touching scene on the steps of the Capitol, the president awarded ______ Medals of Honor to soldiers who had recently fallen in defense of the country
Since my home is located at a busy intersection, I have been forced to accustom myself to the _______ hum of traffic outside.
Saying "I'm sorry" is a good way to begin to _______ for the suffering or harm that you have done to another person.
To help _______ the expenses that I would incur on the senior class trip to Washington, I worked as a baby-sitter.
His feverish and ______ activity cannot hide the fact that he doesn't know what he's doing.
The penniless adventurer is a character so familiar to fiction readers as to render further description of the type _______.
Frankly, I am tired of your endless ____ complaints about all of the people who have been unfair to you.
The author's writing style is as _____ as the sparkling waters of a mountain lake on a spring morning
She is very slow to form opinions; but once she does, she holds on to them ______.
If we want government to provide services, we must pay taxes to _____ the costs.
In some early societies, people who had committed certain crimes could _____ for them by paying sums of money to their victims
If we were to lose the basic freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights, we would be truly ______.
Loss of blood very quickly turned the victim's normally rosy face a _____ hue of white.
Royalties from a novel that is published _____ normally go to the author's estate
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