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English Vocabulary - Unit 10
(adj.) accidental, happening by chance
(adj.) hidden, disguised, purposefully kept secret; sheltered, secluded; (n.) a sheltered place, a hiding place
(n.) a state or scene of uproar and confusion
(adj.) pleasant, courteous, lighthearted; smooth and polished (in manners and appearance)
(n.) a critical or explanatory note or comment, especially for a literary work
(n.) the essential part, main point, or essence
(adj.) effective, producing results
(v.) to grow or accumulate in the course of time; to happen as a natural result
(v.) to demand insistently, especially payment of a debt; (n.) a creditor; (adj.) dark, dull, drab, dingy, blackish
(n.) calmness, composure, refusal to panic
(adj.) relating to or typical of ancient times; antiquated
(adj.) tending to produce a strong feeling or response; arousing desire or appetite; irritating, annoying; (n.) something that provokes or stimulates
(adj.) characterized by or calling for continued sitting; remaining in one place
(adj.) overbearing, arrogant; seeking to dominate; pressing, compelling
(adj.) freely given; not called for by circumstances, unwarranted
(v.) to delay, put off until later
(adj.) exceeding ordinary knowledge and understanding, profound, abstruse
(adj.) extremely generous, lavish
(adj.) unfriendly, hostile; harmful, unfavorable
(adj.) showing great diversity or variety; composed of different elements or many colors; (n.) a multicolored woolen fabric; a jester's costume; a jester, a mixture of odd elements
(n.) a strong denunciation or condemnation; abusive language; (adj.) abusive, vituperative
(n.) a depraved, vicious, or unprincipled person, scoundrel; (adj.) wicked, corrupt, or unprincipled; (v.) to disapprove of, condemn
Next day, the instructor returned my theme with a number of comments, queries, and other ________ penciled in the margin.
Daily exercise is recommended particularly for people whose occupations are for the most part _________.
The revolutionary forces were a(n) ___________ group, made up of people of all ages, backgrounds, and political sympathies.
The basic theory of the United States Constitution is that concentration of power in any one branch of the government is _________ to freedom.
Although she said nothing to indicate her true feelings, the expression on her face gave away her _______ sympathy for the young culprits.
syn: stimulating, arousing; vexing, galling; a stimulus, incentive
syn: immoral, corrupt; a scoundrel, blackguard
syn: abuse; vituperation, a diatribe, philippic
syn: composure, tranquility, imperturbability
syn: domineering, overbearing, magisterial; urgent, imperative
ant: to dwindle, decrease, diminish, lessen
ant: justified, warrant
ant: peace and quiet, order, tranquility
ant: fawning, obsequious; humble, unassuming
ant: modern, up-to-date, state-of-the-art