53 terms

Practice Test 5 2014

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Come down
To collapse
Fall out
To have a serious disagreement
Fall through
(Of a plan or deal) to fail before execution or completion
Go off
(Of a person) to become very angry and abusive
Zinger
A witty or impressive remark
Zeal
Enthusiasm
Zenith
Highest point of something
Zip
Energy, speed
Precipitate
To cause something to happen suddenly
Preclude
To prevent something from happening
Premeditate
To plan a crime before committing it
Procrastinate
To leave things you should do until later
Rule
Regulation
Correctness
State of being right or proper
Flank
Side of something or somebody
Compulsion
Irresistible desire
Flair
Style;aesthetic sensibility
Impudence
Disrespect
Destitute
Having no money
Zip
Energy, speed
Precipitate
To cause something to happen suddenly
Preclude
To prevent something from happening
Premeditate
To plan a crime before committing it
Procrastinate
To leave things you should do until later
Rule
Regulation
Correctness
State of being right or proper
Flank
Side of something or somebody
Compulsion
Irresistible desire
Flair
Style;aesthetic sensibility
Impudence
Disrespect
Destitute
Having no money
Deficient
Lacking in something necessary
Material
Important; essential
Pertinent
Relevant to the issue under discussion
Preposterous
Ridiculous
Marginal
Only slightly related to the topic under discussion
Enroach
+ ON = To spread and take more of a place
Withhold
To not let somebody have something they want
Rebuff
To reject or criticize
Dissuade
To discourage
Thaw
To defrost; (of ice) to melt
Thrive
To do well or be successful at something
Throb
To feel a series of strong and painful beats in a part of your body
Thwart
To prevent an unpleasant event from taking place
Cut (sth) off (sth)
To remove something from where it is attached by snipping or chopping it
Cut into
To inconvenience another's schedule by taking too much time on something
Cut out of
To remove a beneficiary from one's last will and testament
Cut down on sth
To reduce one's intake or consumption of sth
Trait
Characteristic
Trek
Long walk over difficult terrain
Trickle
Slow pouring or dripping
Recoil
Move back because you are frightened or repulsed by something
Sluggish
Moving, working, etc slower than normal or desired