CMS Wordmasters 8-3

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N. A shine; a lustre; a brightness


(v) to re-echo, resound; to reflect or be reflected repeatedly; to repeat in a series of vibrations


adj. Urgent in character, request, or demand; extremely demanding, insistent


adj. asking humbly and earnestly; praying for forgiveness (not necessarily religious)
N. one who makes a request humbly and earnestly, a petitioner, suitor, a beggar


V. to confine, inhibit, or hold back by force or necessity


adj. mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree


n. insolent reproach or abuse; insulting or offensively contemptuous language or treatment; scornful rudeness


V. to tear down, destroy completely; to cut or scrape off or out


adj. very sheer and light; almost completely transparent


adj. going before; preceding;
N. the word a pronoun replaces; an occurrence or event preceding another


(v.) to promote trouble or rebellion; to apply warm liquids to, warm


(adj.) able to act in an authoritative manner; overbearing, arrogant; seeking to dominate; pressing, compelling


n. an orator who appeals to the passions and prejudices of his audience; a leader who uses his follows emotions to manipulate


v. to sharpen, put an edge on; to make keen or eager


adj. Conspicuously and offensively loud; urgent in complaint or demand


N. subtlety; precision; minute distinction; fine point


v. to rebound at least once from a surface; reflect back; spring back


(adj.) vanishing, soon passing away; light and airy, like a vapor


N. an indication of the approach of something or someone; a person who comes before someone or something else; the things necessary for an event to occur


V. to spread the seeds of something; to scatter; to make widely known


adj. attempting to win favor by flattery;
V. exhibit affection as a dog; to seek favor or attention by flattering

hoi polloi

N. the common people; the masses; the rank and file


V. do away with completely, without leaving a trace; reduce to nothingness


adj. showing sorrow or pain


n. a memento; something of historic interest that has survived from the past

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