Verbal Advantage - Level 6
Level 6 of Verbal Advantage by Charles Harrington Elster.
Terms in this set (50)
sleight of hand, a cleverly executed trick or deception.
childish, immature, therefore, foolish, silly.
conspiracy, partnership in wrongdoing, the state of being an accomplice.
transform, to change from one state or form into another, especially a more refined or more desirable one.
difficult to understand, hard to grasp mentally, incomprehensible, unfathomable.
instruct or improve intellectually, morally, or spiritually.
haughty, scornful, contemptuous.
conceal under a false appearance; speak or behave hypocritically.
empty; devoid of substance, interest, or meaning.
roomy, spacious, able to contain or hold a great deal.
helping or pertaining to the memory, assisting or improving the ability to recall.
resonant; deep, full and rich in sound; having, or capable of producing, a powerful, impressive sound.
warn or notify of a fault or error, especially in conduct or attitude; to criticize or reprove gently but earnestly.
an example, model, or pattern.
roundabout, indirect, not straightforward.
clear from blame, free from suspicion of wrongdoing or dishonor
rural, rustic, of or pertaining to country life.
banish; send into exile; exclude or reject from a group or from acceptance by society.
an excess, surplus, overabundance, oversupply.
an inclination, a strong natural bent or tendency, often toward something objectionable or wrong.
proportionate, corresponding in amount, measure, or degree; also, equal, of the same size or extent.
constant, uninterrupted, continuous.
a flatterer, parasite, toady, fawning follower, hanging-on.
not closely related, only slightly connected, digressive, divergent.
defensible, reasonable; able to be defended, maintained, or upheld.
incapable of being felt or understood, not able to be perceived either by the sense of touch or by the mind.
hateful, detestable, offensive, revolting, arousing strong dislike or aversion.
existing or seeming to exist everywhere at the same time.
turn over in the mind, think about again and again, consider carefully or at length.
payment, compensation, reward.
a small sin, slight offence, minor fault or flaw.
lying down on the back, with the face turned upward.
common, ordinary, unoriginal; lacking freshness or zest, flat, dull, and predictable.
having or expressing an opinion different from the accepted opinion; not in agreement with established doctrine or belief.
characterized by lofty, high-flown language; full of grand or high-sounding words.
mournful and gloomy; expressing sadness or sorrow, often in an exaggerated, affected, or ridiculous way.
tiny, minute; too small to be measured or calculated.
prod or urge to action, stimulate, arouse, stir up.
pretend to be sick or incapacitated so as to avoid work or duty.
state positively, declare with confidence.
harsh, jarring sound, especially a harsh and unpleasant blend of sounds.
unruly, stubborn and disobedient, actively resisting authority or control.
a person who attacks or denounces popular or established beliefs, traditions, or institutions.
drain of energy, deprive of force or vigor.
lightness or gaiety of manner or expression; specifically, a lightness or lack of seriousness that is inappropriate or unbecoming.
composure, calmness, evenness of mind and temper.
a criticism, especially an unfavorable or hostile observation or remark.
rich, wealthy, very well-to-do.
belittle, lower in estimation or value, speak of or treat as inferior.
rambling, covering a wide range of topics, wandering form one subject to another.