Verbal Advantage - Level 5
Level 5 of Verbal Advantage by Charles Harrington Elster.
Terms in this set (50)
talkative, characterized by a great and continuous flow of words.
sympathize, show sorrow or pity for.
a predicament; specifically, a predicament in which one must choose between equally undesirable alternatives.
passing, temporary, fleeting, not permanent or enduring.
charitable, benevolent, humane; motivated by or done out of a desire to help or improve the welfare of others.
lack of energy, sluggishness, an abnormally dull, drowsy, inactive condition or state of mind.
free from blame, declare blameless or innocent.
combative, quarrelsome, ready and willing to fight.
remorse, penitence, repentance, deep and devastating sorrow for something has done wrong.
abolish by legal or authoritative action or decree.
meddlesome, nosy, intrusive; specifically, offering unwanted advice or unnecessary services, especially in a high-handed, overbearing way.
hard to manage or control, stubborn, unruly.
selflessness, unselfish concern for the welfare of others.
an award, sign of respect or esteem, ordinary people as opposed to the literary or cultured language.
the common, everyday language of ordinary people as opposed to the literary or cultured language.
wise and careful, having or showing sound judgment
the pupa of a butterfly, the stage during which the insect is enclosed in a cocoon; figuratively, a sheltered and undeveloped state or stage of being.
refined, polite, sophisticated, elegantly stylish or fashionable, belonging to high society.
merry, full of good humor, hearty and fun-loving, jolly, convivial.
a deception, trick, underhanded scheme.
lively enthusiasm, high spirits, bubbly excitement.
impenetrable, incapable of being entered or passed through; hence, unable to be moved or affected by something.
object, protest, argue or plead against.
wipe out, obliterate, erase, expunge.
a foolish fancy, fantastic notion or idea, figment of the imagination.
bad beyond correction or reform, hopeless, irreformable; also, unruly, unmanageable, difficult to control.
place side by side or close together, especially so as to compare or contrast.
familiar, acquainted, well-informed or well-versed.
intended for a select group, known only by a few people; hence, secret, confidential, or mysterious.
favorable, fortunate, marked by favorable circumstances or good fortune.
wandering, traveling about, moving from place to place, especially to perform work.
pick out, select from various sources, gather, collect.
make known, publish, proclaim, make public in an official manner.
without legitimate cause or reason, uncalled-for, unjustified; also, free, given without charge or obligation.
a system of names or a system of classification, especially a system of names used in science, art, or brand of knowledge.
amusing, humorous, comical, witty, especially in an odd or outrageous way.
greedy, hungry, unable to be satisfied or appeased.
deceive, delude, or mislead; also, charm, amuse, or delight.
vengeful, seeking revenge, wanting to get even.
fully or richly supplied, well-stocked, chock-full, filled to capacity.
prevent something, make it impossible, shut off all possibility of its happening.
punish or criticize severely.
conversational; pertaining to or characteristic of spoken language; hence, informal, casual, natural.
make obscure, make unclear or indistinct.
easy or easily done; performed or achieved in a smooth, effortless way.
avoid, shun, abstain from something; keep away from something harmful, wrong, or distasteful.
enormous; extraordinary in size, extent, force, or degree.
a peculiar or distinctive characteristic of a person or group; an identifying trait or mannerism.
approval, acceptance; especially, official approval or authorization.