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Green Unit 4
Terms in this set (100)
a comparison between two things in order to clarify or dramatize a point
to destroy completely; reduce to nothingness; to wipe out
a standard by which something is or can be judged
to flow or come out from a source; come forth
emphasizing the whole and the interdependence of its parts, rather than the parts separately
a substances which contains no medicine, but which the receiver believes is a medicine
skilled; expert; highly competent
firm; loyal; strong in support; faithful
acting or intending to undermine or overthrow something established; intended to destroy
to clear from blame or suspicion; justify or prove right; to prove innocent
To help students understand vision, teachers often draw an __________ between the eye and a camera.
"Universal Destroyer" is a warlike video game in which the aim is to __________ the opponent.
One __________ by which writing teachers judge a paper is clear organization.
As the cinnamon bread baked, a wonderful smell __________(ed) from the kitchen.
A good drug center takes a __________ approach to treatment, seeing each client not just as "an addict" but as a whole person. Along with medical aid, it provides emotional support, individual and family counseling, and follow-up services.
The doctor lost his license when it was found that the "nerve pills" he had been giving to many of his patients were actually a __________ -- just sugar pills.
It's not all that hard to become __________ on a computer. Be patient, and you'll develop the necessary skill.
Although the mayor had been accused of taking bribes, he still had some __________ supporters.
To some Americans, criticizing the President is a __________ act, aimed at undermining his power. To others, it is simply an example of freedom of speech.
In our society, people falsely accused of crimes often must spend a great deal of money on legal fees in order to __________ themselves.
to become more similar to a larger whole; especially, to blend into or adjust to a main culture; to be absorbed
quick or eager to argue or fight; hostile; aggressive; quarrelsome
conduct; outward behavior; manner
a strong expression of disapproval; an act of condemning, especially publically
to scatter; to thin out or scatter and gradually vanish; drive away
lazy; avoiding or disliking work; unwilling to work
existing as a natural or essential quality of a person or thing; built-in; natural
calm, carefree, and casually unconcerned
modest; not boastful or arrogant; humble
involving or done by only one side; one-sided
To assimilate into the culture of a new country, it's essential to learn the language.
When anyone contradicts Bruce, he becomes __________. He has often started fights with people who disagree with him.
Troy's __________ was quiet and controlled, but inside he was boiling with anger.
In an unusual __________ of parents, the community leader said, "Parents have hot been taking enough responsibility for their children."
Teddy hates catching a cold. When anyone is sneezing and coughing in his presence, he opens a window and fans the air to __________ the cold germs.
My __________ sister says that the most work she ever wants to do is clicking the remote control to switch TV channels.
An __________ danger of life in San Francisco is the possibility of earthquakes.
Because the automobile is so commonplace today, many people have become __________ about traveling by car. In the early twentieth century, however, people saw driving as an exciting and risky adventure.
As __________ as ever, Alice accepted the award in a quiet, modest way.
Lisa's __________ decisions are hurting her marriage. For instance, she recently bought nonrefundable tickets to Florida without consulting her husband.
correctness in behavior and manners; standards or conventions of socially acceptable behavior
to support, argue for, or adopt (an idea or cause)
cheerfulness; high spirits; liveliness
excessive, especially in amount, cost, or price; beyond what is responsible or appropriate; extremely high
to free from a tangle situation or a difficulty
to make easier to do or to get; to assist
following established, traditional rules or beliefs, especially in religion; following what is customary or commonly accepted; traditional
to make(someone) feel or seem young again; to make (something) seem fresh or new again; to give a new life to
to cause or occur at exactly the same time; to cause (clock and watches) to agree in time; to coordinate
having little substance or basis; weak; poorly supported; shaky
__________ demands that you send a thank-you note for all birthday gifts, even those you don't like or will never use.
Some politicians __________ whatever ideas they think will win them votes.
After the last exam of the year, Jan and I were so filled with __________ that we skipped all the way to the car.
The armed forces often spend __________ amounts of minor items, including an eight-hundred-dollar ashtray and a toilet seat that cost thousands of dollars.
The fly struggled and struggled by was unable to __________ itself from the spider's web.
Automatic doors in supermarkets __________ the entry and exit of customers with bags or shopping carts.
When Father McKenzie bought drums and electric guitars into church, he shocked the more __________ members of his congregation.
The Fountain of Youth was a legendary spring whose water could __________ people.
The secret agent __________(ed) their watches so that they could cross the border at exactly the same time.
Del was opposed to the Equal Rights Amendment, but his position seemed __________. He couldn't support it with any facts, and his logic was weak.
to wear down, lose strength, or become weak, as from disuse, disease, or injury (said of a body part); to wither away
to feel or express disapproval of; to condemn
lack or shortage of one or more basic necessities
to aggravate (a situation or condition); make more severe; to make worse
necessary; urgent; essential
to make less severe or less intense; to relieve
not influenced by emotion or personal prejudice; based only on what can be observed; open-minded
something supposed to cure all diseases, evils, or difficulties; cure-all; a universal remedy
being the first instance of something; never having occurred before; unheard-of
made or intended for practical use; stressing usefulness over beauty or other considerations; practical
Since unused muscles __________, an arm or a leg that remains in a cast for some time becomes thinner.
Bernie _________(ed) his coworkers' habit of taking home paper clips, Scotch tape, pens, and stationery from the office, a practice he felt was dishonest.
Children who spend their early years in institutions where they receive no love may suffer throughout life form the effects of this __________.
Scratching a mosquito bite only makes it worse: the scraping __________(es) the itching and may even cause an infection.
It is __________ that I renew my driver's license today--it expires at midnight.
Time usually __________(es) the pain of a lost love. When Richard's girlfriend broke their engagement, he was miserable, but now the hurt is much less.
Scientists must strive to be totally __________ in their observations and experiments, putting aside their personal wishes and expectations.
My aunt considers vitamins a __________. She believes that they can cure everything from chapped lips to heart disease.
When Sandra Day O'Connor was named to the Supreme Court, her appointment was __________ -- all the previous justices had been men.
I prefer __________ gifts, such as pots and pans, to gifts that are meant to be just ornamental or beautiful.
to scold mildly or express disapproval
a union of individuals, groups, or nations for some specific purpose
equal in measure or extent; corresponding in size, amount, or degree
a secondary meaning suggested by a word, in addition to the word's dictionary definition
very cruel; wicked; demonic
fallen into a state in which repairs are badly needed; broken down
necessary to the whole; belonging to the whole; essential
harmful to life or health; poisonous; unhealthy
a sequence of events that is imagined, assumed, or suggested
a strong desire; craving; a longing
My parents __________(ed) me for getting sunburned, but my blistered skin hurt a lot more than their scolding.
Four colleges formed a __________ to operate a shared Center of Higher Education.
Most students who work hard will eventually see results __________ with their efforts.
My mother always told me to say someone passed away since it has a nicer __________ that saying they kicked the bucket.
In the musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, the barber is indeed __________: he kills his clients by cutting their throats so that his friend Mrs. Lovett can make the victims into meat pies.
The __________ house must have once been handsome. Some of its broken windows are stained glad, and the loose door hinges are fine metalwork.
Arguing seems to be an __________ part of Laura and Nate's relationship. If they weren't fighting, they'd have nothing to say to each other.
The entire office building had to be evacuated when __________ fumes started coming out of the air vents and dozens of workers got sick.
To help the government and industries plan for the future, experts sometimes develop __________(s) describing what might happen in the next year or decade.
My __________ for garlic bagel chips doesn't go away even after I've eaten a whole bagful.
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