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Combo with "English Vocab: Set 1 (Buko)" and 4 others
Terms in this set (95)
(Noun) Knowledge or awareness of something
-Ex: I was _______of his constant stare
(Noun) Someone/something that is highly disliked
-Ex: It is an _____ to use "ain't" in an English paper
(Noun) Happiness or laughter
-Ex: The holidays are a time when houses are filled with _____
(Noun) A contract or a deal/promise
-Ex: God made a _____ with his people after the flood to not destroy the world again
(Adjective) Likely to do something, quick to learn
-Ex: The intelligent students are _____ to pick up grammar quickly
(Noun) A formal protest/complaint about something
-Ex: The student's _____ about 90 minute classes fell on deaf ears.
(Adjective) Standing out so as to be perceived or noted
-Ex: The UN is made up of ______ military leaders
(Adjective) Worthy of hatred
-Ex: School shootings are one of the most _____ crimes
(Noun) Something that cannot be escaped
-Ex: Despite all the products on the market, old age is _____
(Adjective) Liking few things, hard to please
-Ex: The party planner is quite fastidious about the decorations eing 2 inches apart
(Adjective) Having ability to understand difficult ideas + situations and to make good decisions; wise
-Ex: The wise old and sagacious yogi refused to reveal the secrets of the universe
(Noun) Adherence resolutely to opinion, purpose, or design
-Ex: Little kids are ____ about not eating broccoli.
(transitive verb) To lead away from virtue or excellence
-Ex: I sent my daughter to an all-girls school so she would not be ______ by boys
(noun) A very light or delicate material
-Ex: Her beautiful ____ veil made of fine lace looked beautiful on her wedding day
(noun) Something that exists only in the imagination and is not possible in reality
-Ex: She was afraid to go to sleep because of the ____that haunted her dreams
(verb) To cause (someone) to feel angry or irritated especially for a long time
-Ex: The teacher's harsh cruelty _____ her for the rest of her life
(noun) A person's appearance or facial expression
-Ex: The swollen and puffy eyes of her ____ indicated that she had been crying
(adjective) Very unusual in a way that does not seem natural
-Ex: The thunderstorms that occurred 3 nights in a row
(noun) A state or feeling of great happiness, pleasure, or love
-Ex: She listened to the sweet music in utter _____
(adj) causing disgrace or shame
-Ex: Hester was forced to wear that _____ Scarlet A bc she committed a sin of adultery
(adj) causing delay, tending to be late; slow to do something; characterized by procrastination
-Ex: I am habitually ______ about doing my homework and as a consequence, my grades have plummeted.
(adj) causing harm in a way that is gradual or not easily noticed
-Ex: Carbon monoxide is one of the most _____ killers because it has no odor or way of detection
(adj) deserving of praise
-Ex: She ended her _____ English semester by earning a 98% on her exams.
(adj) attractive in a cheap or false way
-Ex: Her botched plastic surgery made her look _______ rather than more beautiful
(adj) too great, powerful or beautiful to express
-Ex: Neil Armstrong was struck by the _____ beauty of space when he landed on the moon.
-Ex: Many Greek writers tried, but could never really describe the _____ beauty of Aphrodite.
(adj) having or seeming to have no end; continuing for a very long time
-Ex: The history lecture seemed _____ and I actually fell asleep and started to drool.
(adj) strongly reminiscent or suggestive of something, fragrant
-Ex: Her dress was _____ of a 1920s flapper
-Ex: Her room was _____ of red roses
(adj) tending to talk alot, very talkative
-Ex: My _____ students are never quiet; it's hard to get anything done over the constant din of their voices
(adj) tending to have no definite or clear shape or form
-Ex: I've tried my hand at ceramics, but everything I make comes out looking ________
(verb) to depart suddenly and secretly, as for the purpose of escaping arrest
-Ex: The Von Trapps quickly ______ to Austria in order to escape the Nazis
(noun) a feeling of unity between people who have the same interests, goals, etc.
-Ex: I stand in ______ with my brothers as we fight against racism in this country
(adj) coming from another source, not inherent or innate
-Ex: The ______ vegetation was invading the cleared forest area
(noun) a person who lives in or comes from a place that is far away from large cities
-Ex: My _____ cousins from South Carolina were too scared to hail a taxi by themselves when they visited me in D.C.
(adj) satisfied with how things are and not wanting them to change
-Ex: Although Chuck wanted an A in the class, he was _______ with a B.
(adj) equal in measure or extent, coextensive
-Ex: A B in a AP course is to __________ an A in an average course
(adj) very expensive, rich, or impressive
-Ex: For our anniversary, my husband took me to a ________ five star resort in Aspen
(adj) showing or having very little strength, energy, or activity
-Ex: Daisy and Jordan lie ________ all day in their absense of desire
(adj) continueing or following without interruption
-Ex: The long, drawn out, and ______ history lecture was so boring I fell asleep.
(adj) sounding harsh or unpleasent
-Ex: When the orchestra starts a new song it is a bit _______ at first, but then it becomes increasingly beautiful
-Ex: Nails on a chalkboard is an incredibly ________ sound.
(adj) showing strong and often angry feelings; very emotional
-Ex: It is unlikely that you will change someone's mind who is _______ about a certain political topic.
-Ex: People were ______ against the government shutdown bc it put ppl out of work
-Ex: PEETA is _________ against the mistreatment of animals
(adj) done quickly without thought, controlled by emotion rather than thought
-Ex: Betsey and Chelly, bored one night, ______ stole a traffic cone and ended up in court.
(adj) having or showing a lack of intelligence or serious thought
-Ex: The ______ Plastics mindlessly follow Regina George around without ever thinking for themselves
(adj) of or relating to social events where people can eat, drink, and talk in a friendly way with others
-Ex: The ______ and riotous parties at Gatsby's house are matched by none
(noun) the use of tricks especially to hide, avoid, or get something
-Ex: Spies use ______ to decieve their enemies
(adj) very careful about behaving properly and doing things in a correct and accurate wawy
-Ex: The _______ teacher's pet graduated with straight As and without one point on her record
(adj) a person, animal, or plant that lives in or is found in a particular place or region
-Ex: All Holton girls are _____ to the cafeteria
-Ex: We are all ______ of the DC metro area
(adj) very thin and in bad condition from too much use, not very effective, interesting, etc. bc of being used too often
-Figurative sense - not very effective, interesting etc. bc of being used too often
-Ex: The carpet has become ______ from so much traffic over the year.
-Ex: The essay's argument was ______ and hackeneyed and therefore earned a C.
-Ex: Her _______ defense didin't convince the jury of her innocence.
(noun) the act or an isntance of placing two or more things side by side (to compare); the state of being so placed
-Ex: The ______ of the light color against the dark creates a wonderful contrast.
(adj) full of happiness or joy
-Ex: The students became_____ after earning their A+s
(adj) causing one to feel unsettled
(noun) disapproval or disappiontment; disgrace or shame
-Ex: The teacher gave her a look of ______ when she walked in 10 minutes after class started.
(verb) to examine carefully in a critical way
-Ex: Scientists must _______ their results before coming to an accurate conclusion.
(adj) refusing to change your behavior or ideas; difficult to deal with, remove, etc.
-Ex: My teacher was _____ about changing my grade, so I was stucl with a B for the year
(adj) not clear, difficult to see, understand, or describe
-Can be used figuratively
-Ex: Her description of the suspect was so ______ that we could not get a clear identification.
(adj) no longer existing or being used
-Ex: Cassette tapes and A tracks are now _____ technologies that can only be found in musuems.
(adj) damaging or harmful
-Ex: Smoking has such _______ effects on one's health
(adj) diligent in application or attention
Ex: Her _____ practice of the Tuba paid off when she gave a perfect performance at her Tuba recital.
(noun) dislike or hatred of other people
- (noun form) a person who dislikes others
- Ex: The Who's, who dislike no one, don't understand the Grinch's ______.
- Ex: ______ is becoming more and more rampant in our society as the government loses more and more control.
(noun) an authoritative order or command, an urgent prompting
- Ex: At Mrs. Craig's ______ everyone had to go to Study Hall instead of lunch
(adj) difficult for one of ordinary knowledge or intelligence to understand
(adj) impossible to refute, break, or alter
- Doesn't refer to literal things (like rules that can't be broken NOT a vase that can't be broken)
- Ex: The ban on plagiarism is an ______ rule in all academic institutions
(noun) a state of disturbed or uneasy condition; restlessness; anxiety; depression
- Ex: As updates of the devastation caused by the earthquake poured in, our _____ only increased
- Ex: After all her students failed her latest test the teacher was in a state of ________.
(noun) respect for someone or something; movement showing respect
- Ex: Holton students show their _______ to teachers by saying thank you to them at the end of every class
- Ex: Bowing to ones elders is a common form of _______ in society.
(noun) - dishonest behavior that is meant to trick someone
- Ex: Unfortunately many people fall for the ______ of Ponzi schemes.
-Ex: I never know if my _______ little sister is telling the truth because she is known for playing tricks
(verb) to move your arms and hands especially when speaking in an angry or emotional way.
- Ex: When the mother gets angry, she ________ wildly and spits all over the place.
- Ex: While _______ wildly, she accidently slapped Maha right in the face.
- Ex: Once while _________, I accidently dumped a bowl of Cup of Noodles
(noun) a strong feeling of dislike or disgust
-Ex: If you're not a Yankees fan you likely foster a _______ for the Red Soxs
(noun) a quality that causes people to feel sadness and sympathy
-Ex: The ASPCA's ad appeals to people's ______ by showing emaciated animals
(adj) used to describe things that touch each other or are immediately next to each other
-Ex: The United States and Canda are ______ because their borders touch
(adj) full of strong emotions (such as anger or excitement)
-Ex: The _______ argument caused such a ruckus that the neighbors called the police
(adj) having little or no consequences of force
-Ex: The student was upset that the extra credit that she had worked so hard on had a _____ effect on her grade.
(noun) a lack of seriousness, an amusing quality
-Ex: When Holden loses the foils, he treated the situation with innapropiate _____ when it was really a serious issue
(adj) having or showing qualities that are considered more suited to women than to men, not manly
-Ex: Calling someone _____ was a 1920's euphamism for gay
-Ex: The ______ boy wanted to wear dresses to school instead of pants
having or showing the proud/unpleasant attitude of people who feel superior to other people
- Ex: The _________ Plastics look down on those who wear pink on Thursdays and make other faux-pas that aren't cool enough for them.
(noun) the act of publishing a false statement that causes people to have a bad opinion of someone else, IN PRINT
-Ex: The actor sued the newspaper for linel after seeing a story it had about him being married to a monkey
(verb) to support or help prove (a statement, theory, etc.) by providing info or evidence
-Ex: When the witness ______ the defendant's alibi, so the charges were dropped
(adj) causing horror or revulsion
Ex: I can't stand watching those _____ Saw films, were people cut off their limbs
(noun) language used to incite or encourage
- Think preacher, sermon, someone in authority giving
- Ex: Maya's ________ to the seniors to chill out about college
this morning was quite effective.
- Ex: The _______ of MLK Jr. were inspiring and helped
lead to the Civil Rights Movement.
- Ex: I ______ you to pick up a cause and fight for it!
- Ex: Her calm _______ helped her friends climb up the mountain.
(noun) a person with whom someone is having sexual relations with (usually secretively)
- Ex: Romeo and Juliet were ______ because their love was
- Ex: She lied to her parents and snuck out to see her
(verb) to receive into the mind and retain OR to drink excessive amounts of alcohol
- Ex: I ______ all the knowledge from the lecture because it
was very interesting.
- Ex: She _____ vast amount of coffee.
(noun) a feeling that you do not or cannot believe or accept that something is true or real.
- Ex: I was stunned with _________ when the Holton girls did not
take the free candy.
- Ex: I was _______ when it started snowing inside my
(adj) looking sick or pale
- Ex: After watching the open-heart surgery she looked ____ and felt faint.
(noun) a contagious or infectious epidemic disease; something that is destructive or pernicious
- Can also use for something that is evil
- Ex: Slavery as an institution was a ______ that we still suffer from today
- Ex: The Black Plague, which killed millions of people, was a ______ of the middle ages
(verb) to waste away physically
- Can use as an adjective (emaciated)
- Ex: Rescuers found an ______ and malnourished dog, who had been chained to a tree for months
- Adj form: Capricious (person with no rhyme or reason)
- Mood like what you're feeling like doing today, not like being happy or sad
- Ex: The _______ teacher said, "Let's not read the Scarlett letter today. Let's make waffles instead!"
- Ex: On a ________, I jumped in the car and drove to Vegas.
(noun) a benefit or advantage
- Say it's a _____ to something
- Ex: A big donation would be a ______ to the global education program.
- Ex: Hester's needlework is a ______ to her status in society.
(adj) having a lot of space
- Ex: When I grow up I want to a _______ closet to fit all my shoes.
(noun) something that causes a great amount of trouble or suffering
- Can use figuratively or realistically
- Ex: Racism has been a _______ in this country for centuries.
(adj) pertains to a perish or perishes
- Ex: ______ schools offers religious classes.
(adv) with suspicion, mistrust, or disapproval
- Ex: When we were twerking in front of the mall, the adults looked ______ at us.
(verb) to speak ill of
- Ex: Unfortunately, the negative rumors that went around about Mary _______ her character, causing her to lose her election.
- Ex: The bad press _______ the celebrity, causing her the role.
Ex: Sydney _______ her by putting graffiti her class photo.
- Use by NOT because
(noun) the strongest or most successful period of time
-Ex: The _____ of her journalism career was interviewing the president of the United States
(adj) having or showing knowledge that is learned by studying
-Knowledgable from going to school
-Ex: I enjoyed having an intellectual conversation with my _____ professor who's up on the latest news on stem-cell research
(noun) an abnormal condition of sleep in which motor acts (as walking) are performed (sleep walking)
-The condition of sleep walking!
-Ex: My mother's _____ is so bad that sometimes she accidently wakes up in other people's houses!
-Ex: My ___________ brother often accidently goes for walks through the neighborhood during the night
(adj) characteristic of an absolute ruler who abused his power, dictator-like )not an actual dictator)
-Ex: Tammi, a ______ Dance Mom, told her daughter that she couldn't eat lunch until she mastered her dance routine.
(noun) the act of making atonement
-______ (verb) - to atone
-Some Catholics will go to a priest to confess their sins as an act of ________.
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