1-50 MW 2014
Terms in this set (51)
- 1. Continuing without interruption
- 1. Use (the activity intended for a person or thing) (the function of a bridge is to help cross the water)
- 2. In math, a relationship involving one or more variables (bx+c)
- 3. A thing dependent on other factors (his sadness is a function of the loss of his dog)
- 4. A large or formal event (weddings take place in a function hall)
- 1. To work or operate properly (the piston functions properly)
- 2. To fulfill the purpose or task of a specified thing (the museum will function as a study center)
- 1. To take possession of something or someone, especially for military purposes
- 2. To confiscate something without authority
- 3. To force someone into military service
- 4. To enlist someone in a task, particularly against his/her will
- 1. Lazy
- 1. Laziness
- 1. An oily substance that has a pleasant smell and is used for healing, smoothing, or protecting the skin
- 2. Something that gives comfort or support
- 3. A sweet smell
- 1. (of weather) pleasantly warm
- 2. (slang) eccentric
- 1. A plant disease
- 2. A thing that spoils or damages something
- 3. An ugly, rundown condition of an urban area
- 1. To spoil, harm, or destroy
- 1. Spoiled or destroyed
- 1. Done in a quiet way to avoid being noticed; secretive and sneaky
- 1. To dismiss or allow someone to leave (hospital, military, prison, etc.)
- 2. To fire a gun
- 3. To relieve oneself of an obligation or burden
- 4. To pour forth
- 1. The release of someone from a job
- 2. A flowing out
Lively and noisy festivities
Revel (v.): 1. To enjoy oneself in a lively and noisy way, esp. with drinking and dancing.
2. To take great pleasure or delight
Revel (n.): A lively and noisy festivity
At the Bar Mitzvah, everyone celebrated and joined in the _______.
1. To kneel, lie, or crawl on the ground
2. To humble oneself and act subserviently in order to gain forgiveness or favor
My grandfather ________ to the Polish government for his passport.
1. A hidden or unsuspected danger or trap
2. A covered pit used as a trap
The tiger didn't notice the ______ beneath the leaves, so the hunter caught it.
1. To spring back in horror or disgust
2. To shrink back mentally when feeling horror or disgust
3. To rebound or spring back through force of impact or elasticity.
Recoil (n.) The act of recoiling
Mrs. Katz ________ when she saw the incorrect grammar on our papers.
A sudden forward movement or thrust, as with a sword
Lunge (v.): To suddenly make a forward thrust with a body part or a weapon.
The Olympic fencer ______ forward and hit his opponent in the chest.
Irritable and eccentric
The _________ grandpa always told me to get off of his lawn.
A feeling of doubt, mistrust, apprehension, or suspicion
I felt __________ when the stranger offered me candy.
1. To walk or behave in a very confident, aggressive way; to strut
2. To brag or boast
Swagger (n.): A swaggering movement or way of walking
The kid _________ down the hallway after he got an A+ on his test.
1. (of a substance) allowing light, but not detailed shapes, to pass through; semi-transparent:
The window wasn't transparent because the teacher put paper over it, but since light could still come through, the window was ______________.
1. a monarch or ruler, especially an autocratic one.
The _______ ruled over the king imperiously.
1. intrude on (a person's territory, rights, personal life, etc.)
2. advance gradually beyond usual or acceptable limits
1. entry to another's property without right or permission
2. any entry into an area not previously occupied
3. influencing strongly
I didn't ________ on the discussion because I didn't want to spoil the book.
1. Destroy utterly; wipe out
The scourge ___________ the town, leaving only debris.
1. offering or providing help and support
2. Held in reserve
3. equipped with a supplementary engine
1. A group of volunteers giving supplementary support to an organization or institution
The ___________ engine helped keep the factory running when the main engine broke.
1. Hidden from view; private and not used or seen by many people
2. placed apart from other people
1. an isolated place
2. the act of placing or keeping someone away from other people
The vicious dog was ____________ from the pack so it wouldn't hurt others.
1. a means of approaching a place.
2. an attack or outburst of an emotion
1. approach or enter
1. unable to be reached
2. difficult to understand or appreciate
When I found out that I had a paragraph due tomorrow, I felt an _______ of panic.
1. not allowing fluid to pass through
2. unable to be affected by
On her wedding day, when everyone wept, the bride remained ______________ and dry eyed.
1. to pass into or through every part of
1. allowing liquids or gasses to pass through
The light ___________ the window and woke the sleeping child.
Happening often but not regularly; irregular.
Ruth's Fits are ___________ because they occur offend but not at a set time.
(of a person or behavior) unconventional or slightly strange
(of motion) deviating from a circular path
Eccentric (n.) A person who acts unconventionally or strangely
Eccentricity (n.) An act or habit that is strange or unusual
Madam Lockton thinks that Ruth is __________ because she has her sporadic fits.
To do something different from what is usual (conventional) or expected
To depart from an established course
Deviant (adj.) different from what is usual (conventional) or expected
Deviant (n.) One who differs from what is usual (conventional) or expected
In chapters 19-20 of Chains Madam Lockton have Isabel a __________ night off. Isabel was very concerned because getting a night off was very rare for her.
The way something is usually done
An agreement between countries (like the Geneva Convention)
A large meeting or conference
Conventional (adj.) Usual or traditional
Unconventional (adj.) Deviating from what is generally done or believed
At the comic book _____________, max saw his favorite super her JimBob.
To comply with rules, standards, or laws
Conformity (n.) Compliance with with rules, standards, or laws
Nonconformist (n.) A person whose behavior or views deviate from what is generally done or believed
I ____________ the contract by signing it because I agreed with what the contract was asking.
A situation in which no progress seems possible; deadlock.
Some times I feel like I'm at an __________ while doing a project because I feel like nothing is happening to it.
A contest or dispute in which neither side can gain an advantage or win
In chess, a situation where one player cannot move his pieces and neither can win
When me and my mom play chess we also end in _____________ because no matter where we move, we both move into check.
An inflow of water into a river, lake, or sea
The river had an __________ of water flowing in from the river the overflowed less than a mile away.
A person who has been forced to leave their country to escape war, persecution, or disaster
Refuge (n.) 1. Something providing sheltie.
2. Shelter or protection from danger or trouble
Salva Dut, the ___________ looked for ___________ in the nearest thicket, because he knew he would be safe there for the night.
It's INDISPENSABLE for me to have all of the Apple products in the world.
Distribute or provide a service or information
Manage without; get rid of (usually used as "dispense with")
I DISPENSED to the public the information that I knew about the iPhone 6.
Of, relating to, or situated on the edge or periphery of something.
Of secondary or minor importance
The outer limits or edge of an area or object.
I just got this cool app that lets me see the PERIPHERAL vision of my dog on the screen of my iPhone.
To actively break the terms of (a law, agreement, etc.
To limit or undermine something
My mom INFRINGED the power of my new iPhone, because she knew her Gaxaly S4 was more powerful.
To restrict or burden (someone or something) in a way that makes free action or movement difficult.
A burden or obstacle
I tried to buy my iPhone online without my mom knowing, but the passcode became an ENCUMBER for me because I didn't know it.
To isolate or hide away (someone or something); to segregate.
To confiscate something until a debt has been paid.
Since I couldn't pay the whole cost for my iPhone my mom told me that se would SEQUEST my iPhone until I could pay the debt back.
1. To strike someone with a whip or stick
2. To fasten something securely with a cord or rope
3. (Of an animal) to move a part of the body quickly and violently (to lash one's tail)
1. A swift stroke or blow
2. Something that pains like a whip (the lash of his tongue)
3. A violent beating or impact, as of waves or rain, against something
Lash out: To strike verbally or physically at something
1. A whip or lash
2. A person or thing that causes great trouble or suffering
1. To whip
2. To punish, chastise or criticize severely
Scourged (adj.); Scourging (n.)
1. Arrogant and domineering in a haughty manner; overbearing
Imperiousness (n.); Imperiously (adv.)
1. A servant, especially a footman or other uniformed servant
2. (derogatory): Someone who is willing to obsequiously serve someone else
1. To serve as a lackey
1. Obeying others unquestioningly; excessively submissive
3. Serving as a means to an end
A large, treeless, grassy plain, especially in Siberia
When Marcus talked about his trip to Siberia he talked about, how his Hotel was on the barren, green, STEPPE.
A long, steep slope, especially at the edge of a plateau
The ESCARPMENT scared the mountain climbers because it was steep.
To destroy utterly, to obliterate
To defeat totally
To wipe out
When the bomb ANNIHILATED the village, all that was left was debris.
To erase or remove completely (Something unpleasant)
To strike or bolt out; to obliterate
To wipe out or destroy
The record keepers EXPUNGED the record from the book because the team cheated.
Unmixed with anything else
Nothing other than (sheer nonsense)
Extending up or down very steeply (the sheer cliff face)
You could see her arms through her SHEER sleeves.
not transparent or translucent; impenetrable to light; not allowing light to pass through.
not transmitting radiation, sound, heat, etc.
not shining or bright; dark; dull.
hard to understand; not clear or lucid; obscure: The problem remains opaque despite explanations.
dull, stupid, or unintelligent.
The deck was not sheer because we couldn't see through it, meaning that it was OPAQUE.