Verbal Advantage - Level 2
Level 2 of Verbal Advantage by Charles Harrington Elster.
Terms in this set (50)
support, be in favor of, defend by argument.
entrust with authority power, hand over management or control to another.
unheard-of, novel, new, having no precedent or prior example.
piercing, sharp, keen, penetrating to the senses, the mind, or the emotions.
unclear, hazy, vague, indistinct, obscure.
kept secret, done in secrecy, especially for an evil, immoral, or illegal purpose.
a long-drawn-out speech, especially a vehement and abusive one.
happen again, especially at intervals or after some lapse of time.
unspoken, silent, implied or understood without words.
assertion or declaration, especially one without proof.
easily deceived, fooled, or cheated.
kindly, good-natured, gracious, mild.
external, on the outside or boundary of something; hence, not essential, irrelevant.
refuse bluntly, reject sharply, snub, spurn.
hatred, hostility, ill will, strong dislike.
thin, weak, flimsy, lacking substance or strength.
self-satisfied, smug, overly pleased and concerned with oneself.
peak, summit, highest point.
dead, extinct, obsolete; no longer in existence, effect, operation, or use.
encourage, support, assist in achieving a purpose.
worn-out, tired, gaunt, emaciated.
relinquish or give up voluntarily.
pertaining to the flesh as opposed to the spirit, bodily, sensual, corporeal.
approve, allow, permit, authorize.
uncertain, unclear, doubtful, having an obscure or indefinite meaning.
wasteful, spending extravagantly.
calm, soothe, pacify, appease.
clear and direct, definite, straightforward, having a single, obvious meaning, capable of being interpreted in only one way.
adaptable, capable of being shaped or molded.
temporary, passing, lasting a short time.
reject, refuse, renounce, deny.
hasty, impulsive, rash, acting suddenly with little or no thought.
economical, spending carefully.
inappropriate, inconsistent, out of place.
relieve, ease, make less severe or intense.
confirm, support, substantiate, make more certain or believable.
decorate, dress up, adorn, make more beautiful, elegant, or interesting.
greedy, miserly, covetous, driven to accumulate wealth and possessions.
hasty and superficial, done quickly with little attention to detail
waver, show uncertainty, hesitate in making up one's mind.
mild, temperate, not severe or extreme; merciful, lenient, inclined to forgive.
profitable, money-making, producing wealth.
assign, designate, earmark, set aside for a specific purpose.
make friendly again, settle, resolve, bring into harmony or agreement.
a model of excellence, perfect example.
similar, comparable, alike in some respects.
daily, recurring each day.
an excuse, ostensible reason, a professed purpose designed to hide the real purpose.
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