V. lower; humiliate Defeated Queen Zenobia was forced to _____ herself before the conquering Romans, who made her march in chains before the emperor in the procession celebrating his triumph.
V. subside; decrease, lessen. Rather than leaving immediately, they waited for the storm to ____.
V. renounce; give up. When Edward VII ______d the British throne to marry the woman he loved, he surprised the entire world.
N. kidnapping. The movie Ransom describes the attempts to rescue a multimillionaire's son after the child's ________ by kidnappers.
N/ADJ. abnormal or deviant. Given the ______ nature of the data, we doubted the validity of the entire experiment
V. aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage. She was unwilling to ____ him in the swindle he had planned.
ADJ. wretched; lacking pride. On the streets of New Yourk the homeless live in _____ poverty, huddling in doorways to find shelter from the wind.
N. repudiation; self-sacrifice. Though Rudolph and Duchness Flavia loved one another, their love was doomed, for she had to marry the king; their act of ______ was necessary to preserve the kingdom.
V. cancel; put an end to. The president of the college refused to ____ the physical education requirement.
ADJ. detestable; extremely unpleasant; very bad. Mary liked John until she learned he was dating Susan; then she called him an ________ young man, with _________ taste in women.
N., ADJ. being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native. being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native. Her studies of the primitive art forms of the _____ Indians were widely reported in the scientific journals.
ADJ. unsuccessful; fruitless. Attacked by armed troops, the Chinese students had to abandon their ______ attempt to democratize Beijing peacefully.
V. wear away by friction; scrape; erode Because the sharp rocks had _____d the skin on her legs, she dabbed iodine on the scrapes and _______sions.
ADJ. rubbing away; tending to grind down. Just as _____ cleaning powders can wear away a shinny finish, ab
V. condense or shorten. Because the publishers felt the public wanted a shorter version of War and Peace. they proceeded to _____ the novel.
V. depart secretly and hide. The teller who _______ed with the bonds went uncaptured until someone recognized him from his photograph on "America's Most Wanted."
ADJ. complete; totally unlimited; certain. "Although the King of Siam was an absolute monarch, he did not want to behead his unfaithful wife without absolute evidence of her infidelity.
V. assimilate or incorporate; suck or drink up; wholly engage. During the nineth\eenth century, America _____ed hordes of immigrants, turning them into productive citizens. Can Huggies diapers ____ more liquid than Pampers can? This question does not ____ more; instead, it bores me
V. refrain; hold oneself back voluntarily from an action or practice. After considering the effect of alcohol on his athletic performance, he decided to _____ from drinking while he trained for the race.