WL1 acidulous. slightly sour; sharp; people. his master.
caustic. The spinster spurned him adit. entrance alienate. make hostile; separate.
abeyance. suspended action. The with an ~ retort. adjuration. solemn urging. His ~ His attempts to ~ the two friends
deal was held in ~ until his arrival acidulate. to make somewhat acidy to tell the truth did not change the failed because they had complete
abjure. renounce upon oath. He ~ed or sour witnesses' testimony. faith.
his allegiance to the king. acme. top; pinnacle. His success adroit. skillful. His ~ handling of alimentary. supplying nourishment.
ablution. washing. His daily ~s in this role marked his ~ as an actor. the delicate situation pleased his The ~ canal in our bodies is so
were accompanied by loud noises.. acquittal. deliverance from a charge. employers. named because digestion of foods
abominate. lathe; hate. Moses ~ed His ~ by jury surprised those who adulation. flattery; admiration. He occurs there.
idol worship. had thought him guilty. thrived on the ~ of his henchmen. alimony. payment by a husband to
abrade. wear away by friction; erode. acrid. sharp; bitterly pungent. The adumbration. foreshadowing; his divorced wife. Mrs. Jones
the skin of his leg was ~ed by the ~ odor of burnt gunpowder filled the outlining. The ~ of the future in was awarded $200.00 monthly ~ by
hard rock. room. science fiction is often extremely the court when she was divorced
absolve. pardon. The father acrimonious. stinging; caustic. His fantastic. from her husband.
confessor ~ed him of his sins. tendency to utter ~ remarks adventitious. accidental; causal. allay. calm; pacify. The crew tried
abstemious. temperate; sparing in alienated his audience. He found this ~ meeting with his to ~ the fears of the passengers by
drink. The drunkards mocked at him actuarial. calculating; pertaining to friend extremely fortunate. announcing that the fire had been
because of his ~ habits. insurance statistics. According to affirmation. solemn pledge by one controlled.
abstruse. obscure; profound; recent actuarial tables, life who refuses to take an oath. The
difficult to understand. He read ~ expectancy is greater today than it Constitution of this country provides
works in philosophy. was a century ago. for oath or ~ by officeholders. WL2
acclivity. sharp upslope of a hill. adage. wise saying; proverb. affray. public brawl. He was badly
The car could not go up the ~ in There is much truth in the old ~ mauled by the fighters in the ~. alluvial. pertaining to soil deposits
higher gear. about fools and their money. agglomeration. collection; heap. It left by rivers, etc. The farmers
accolade. award of merit. In addiction. compulsive, habitual need. took weeks to assort the ~ of found the alluvial deposits at the
Hollywood, an "Oscar" is the His ~ to drugs caused his friends miscellaneous items he had mouth of the river very fertile.
highest ~. much grief. collected on his trip. altercation. wordy quarrel.
accoutre. equip. The fisherman addle. rotten; muddled; crazy. This aggrandize. increase or intensify. Throughout the entire ~, not one
was ~ed the best that the sporting ~-headed plan is so preposterous The history of the past quarter sensible word was uttered.
goods store could supply. that it does not deserve any century illustrates how a President amble. move at an easy pace.
accrue. come about by addition. consideration. may ~ his power to act aggressively When she first mounted the horse,
pay the interest which has ~ed on adduce. Present as evidence. in international affairs without she was afraid to urge the animal to
your debt as well as principal sum. When you ~ evidence of this nature, considering the wishes of Congress. go faster than a gentle ~.
acerbity. bitterness of temper you must be sure of your sources. alacrity. cheerful promptness. He ambrosia. food of the gods. ~ was
acetic. vinegary. The salad had adipose. fatty. Excess ~ tissue demonstrated his eagerness to serve supposed to give immortality to any
an ~ flavor. should be avoided by middle-aged by his ~ in executing the orders of human who ate it.
ambulatory. walking. an ~ patient. anomalous. abnormal; irregular. apothegm. pithy, compact saying. that cunning and ~ were often more
amenable. readily managed; willing He was placed in the ~ position of Proverbs are ~s that have come effective than military might.
to be led. He was ~ to any seeming to approve procedures familiar sayings. ascetic. practicing self-denial;
suggestions which came from those which he despised. apotheosis. deification; glorification. austere. The cavalier could not
he looked up to; he resented advice antediluvian. antiquated; ancient. The ~ of Roman emperor was understand the ~ life led by the
from his inferiors. The ~ customs had apparently not designed to insure his eternal monks.
amnesia. loss of memory. Because changed for thousands of years. greatness. asceticism. doctrine of self-denial.
she was suffering from ~, the police anthropoid. manlike. The gorilla is appellation. name; title. He was We find asceticism carried on in
could not get the young lady to the strongest of the ~ animals. amazed when the witches hailed many parts of the world.
identify herself. antipathy. aversion; dislike. His him with his correct ~. ascribe. refer; attribute; assign. I
amorphous. shapeless. He was extreme ~ to dispute caused him to apposite. appropriate; fitting. He can ~ no motive for his acts.
frightened by the ~ mass which had avoid argumentative discussions was always able to find the ~ phrase, asinine. stupid. Your ~ remarks
floated in from the sea. with his friends. the correct expression for every prove that you have not given this
amulet. charm; talisman. Around apathetic. indifferent. He felt ~ occasion. problem any serious consideration.
his neck he wore the ~ which the about the conditions he had appurtenances. subordinate askew. crookedly; slanted; at an
witch doctor had given him. observed and did not care to fight possessions. He bought the estate angle. When he placed his hat ~
anathema. solemn curse. He against them. and all its ~. upon his head, his ob- servers
heaped ~ upon his foe. aphorism. pith maxim. An ~ laughed.
adirons. metal supports in a differs from an adage in that it is WL3 asperity. sharpness of temper.
fireplace for cooking utensils or logs. more philosophical or scientific. These remarks, spoken with ~, stung
She spent many hours in the aplomb. poise. His nonchalance aquiline. curved, hooked. He can the boys to whom they had been
department stores looking for a pair and ~ in times of trouble always be recognized by his ~ nose, curved directed.
of ornamental ~ for her fireplace. encouraged his followers. like the beak of the eagle. aspersion. slanderous remark. Do
animadversion. critical remark. He apocryphal. not genuine; sham. arcade. a covered passageway, usually not cast ~s on his character.
resented the ~s of his critics, His ~ tears misled no one. lined with shops aspirant. seeker after position or
particularly because he realized they apogee. highest point. When the arraign. charge in court; indict. status. Although I am an ~ for
were true. moon in its orbit is furthest away After his indictment by the Grand public office, I am not willing to
animosity. active enmity. He from the earth, it is at its ~. Jury, the accused man was ~ed in accept the dictates of the party
incurred the ~ of the ruling class apostate. one who abandons his the County Criminal Court. bosses.
because he advocated limitations of religious faith or political beliefs. arrant. thorough; complete; assail. assault. He was ~ed with
their power. Because he switched from one party unmitigated. "~ knave," an epithet questions after his lecture.
annuity. yearly allowance. The ~ to another, his former friends found in books dealing with the age asseverate. make a positive
he set up with the insurance shunned him as an ~. of chivalry, is a term of statement or solemn declaration. I
company supplements his social apothecary. druggist. In the condemnation. will ~ my conviction that he is
security benefits so that he can live apothecaries' weight, twelve ounces artifice. deception; trickery. The guilty.
very comfortably without working. equal one pound. Trojan War proved to the Greeks assuage. ease; lessen (pain). Your
messages of cheer should ~ his avow. declare openly. I must ~ barterer. trader. The ~ exchanged refusing any beggar who accosted
suffering. that I am innocent. trinkets for the natives' furs. him.
astral. relating to the stars. He was avuncular. like an uncle. ~ pride bate. let down; restrain. Until it benighted. overcome by darkness.
amazed at the number of ~ bodies did not prevent him from noticing was time to open the presents, the In the ~ Middle Ages, intellectual
the new telescope revealed. his nephew's shortcomings. children had to ~ their curiosity. curiosity was discouraged by the
astringent. binding; causing awry. distorted; crooked. He held batten. grow fat; thrive upon others. authorities.
contraction. The ~ quality of the his head ~, giving the impression We cannot accept a system where a berate. scold strongly. He feared
unsweetened lemon juice made that he had caught cold in his neck favored few can ~ in extreme she would ~ him for his
swallowing difficult. during the night. comfort while others toil. forgetfulness.
atheistic. denying the existence of axiom. truth requiring no proof. beatific. giving bliss; blissful. The bereft. deprived of; lacking. The
God. His atheistic remarks azure. sky blue. ~ smile on the child's face made us foolish gambler soon found himself
shocked the religious worshippers. babble. chatter idly. The little girl very happy. ~ of funds.
athwart. across; in opposition. His ~ed about her doll. bedizen. dress with vulgar finery. berserk. frenzied. Angered, he
tendency toward violence was ~ the badger. pester; annoy. The The witch doctors were ~ in all their went ~ and began to wreck the
philosophy of the peace movement. drunkard began to ~ the bartender. gaudiest costumes. room.
attenuate. made thin; weaken. By baffle. frustrate; perplex. The new beguile. delude; cheat; amuse. He besmirch. soil, defile. The
withdrawing their forces, the code ~ed the enemy agents. ~ himself during the long hours by scandalous remarks in the
generals hoped to ~ the enemy lines. baleful. deadly; destructive. The playing solitaire. newspaper ~ the reputations of
attrition. gradual wearing down. drought was a ~ omen. behoove. suited to; incumbent upon. every member of the society.
They decided to wage a war of balk. foil. He tried to ~ the escape. In this time of crisis, it ~s all of us to bête noire. aversion; person or thing
attrition rather than to rely on an banal. hackneyed; commonplace; remain calm and await the strongly disliked or avoided.
all-out attack. trite. His frequent use of clichés instructions of our superiors. Going to the opera was his personal
augury. omen; prophecy. He made his essay seem ~. belabor. beat soundly; assail ~ because high-pitched sounds
interpreted the departure of the birds bandanna. large, bright-colored verbally. He was ~ing his irritated him.
as an ~ of evil. handkerchief. opponent. betroth. become engaged to marry.
aver. state confidently. I wish to ~ baneful. ruinous; poisonous. His ~ benediction. blessing. The The announcement that they had
that I am certain of success. influence was feared by all. appearance of the sun after the many become ~ed surprised their friends
averse. reluctant. He was ~ to bantering. good-natured ridiculing. rainy days was like a ~. who had not suspected any romance.
revealing the sources of his They resented his ~ remarks because benefactor. gift giver; patron. bicameral. two-chambered, as a
information. they thought he was being sarcastic. Scrooge later became Tiny Tim's ~. legislative body. The US Congress
avid. greedy; eager for. H was ~ beneficiary. person entitled to is a ~ body.
for learning and read everything he benefits or proceeds of an insurance bilious. suffering from indigestion;
could get. WL4 policy or will. You may change irritable. His ~ temperament was
avouch. affirm; proclaim. I am your ~ as often as you wish. apparent to all who heard him rant
willing to employ your friend if you baroque. highly ornate. They benevolent. generous; charitable. about his difficulties.
will ~ for his integrity. found the ~ architecture amusing. His ~ nature prevented him from bivouac. temporary encampment.
While in ~. we spent the night in our alone. assignment but I had no one else to calorific. heat producing. Coal is
sleeping bags under the stars. bouillon. clear beef soup. The cup send. much more ~ than green wood.
bizarre. fantastic; violently of ~ served by the stewards was burgeon. grow forth; send out buds. calumniate. slander. Shakespeare
contrasting. The plot of the novel welcomed by those who had been In the spring, the ~ing plants are a wrote that love and friendship were
was too ~ to be believed. chilled by the cold ocean breeze. promise of the beauty that is to subject to envious and ~ time.
bland. soothing; mild. She used a braggadocio. boasting. He was come. calumny. malicious misrepre-
~ ointment for her sunburn. disliked because his manner was burlesque. give an imitation that sentation; slander. He could
blandishment. flattery. Despite his always full of ~. ridicules. In his caricature, he ~ed endure his financial failure, but he
~s, the young lady rejected his bravado. swagger; assumed air of the mannerisms of his adversary. could not bear the ~ that his foes
companionship. defiance. The ~ of the young burnish. make shiny by rubbing; heaped upon him.
blatant. loudly offensive. I regard criminal disappeared when he was polish. The ~ed metal reflected the cameo. shell or jewel carved in
your remarks as ~ and ill-mannered. confronted by the victims of his lamplight. relief. not to purchase ~s from the
blazon. decorate with an heraldic brutal attack. buxom. plump; vigorous; jolly. street peddlers of Rome who sell
coat of arms. B~ on his shield brazen. insolent. Her ~ contempt The soldiers remembered the ~ poor specimens of the carver's art.
were the two lambs and the lion, the for authority angered the officials. nurse who had always been so canard. unfounded rumor;
traditional coat of arms of his brazier. open pan in which live coals pleasant to them. exaggerated report. It is almost
family. are burned. On chilly nights, the cabal. small group of persons impossible to protect oneself from
blighted. suffering from a disease; room was warmed by coals burning secretly united to promote their own such a base ~.
destroyed. The extent of the ~ed in ~s set in the corners of the room. interests. The ~ was defeated candor. frankness. The ~ and
areas could be seen only when bristling. rising like bristles; when their scheme was discovered. simplicity of his speech impressed
viewed from the air. showing irritation. The dog stood cacophony. discord. Some people all.
blithe. gay; joyous. Shelley called there, ~ with anger. seem to enjoy the ~ of an orchestra canker. any ulcerous sore; any evil.
the skylark a "blithe spirit" because brusque. blunt; abrupt. She was that is tuning up. Poverty is a ~ in the body politic;
of its happy song. offended by his ~ reply. cadaver. corpse. In some states, it it must be cured.
bludgeon. club; heavy-heady bucolic. rustic; pastoral. The is illegal to dissect ~s. canny. shrewd; thrifty. The ~
weapon. His walking stick served meadow was the scene of ~ gaiety. cadaverous. like a corpse; pale. By Scotsman was more than a match
him as a ~ on many occasions. buffoonery. clowning. Jimmy his ~ appearance, we could see how for the swindlers.
bode. foreshadow; portend. The Durante's ~ is hilarious. the disease had ravaged him. cantata. story set to music, to be
gloomy skies and the sulphurous bullion. gold and silver in the form sung by a chorus.
odors from the mineral springs of bars. Much ~ is stored in the canter. slow gallop. Because the
seemed to bode evil to those who vaults at Fort Knox. WL5 race horse had outdistanced its
settled in the area. bumptious. self-assertive. His competition so easily, the reporter
bolster. support; prop up. I do not classmates called him "show-off" callous. hardened; unfeeling. He wrote that the race was won in a ~.
intend to ~ your hopes with false because of his ~ airs. had worked in the hospital for so canvass. determine votes, etc.
reports of outside assistance; the bungle. spoil by clumsy behavior. many years that he was ~ to the After ~ing the sentiments of his
truth is that we must face the enemy I was afraid you would ~ this suffering in the wards. constituents, the congressman was
confident that he represented the castigate. punish. ~ the culprit problems sometimes require much the ingrown nail on the boy's feet.
majority opinion of his district. cataclysm. deluge; upheaval. A ~ ~. choleric. hot-tempered. His
capacious. spacious. In the ~ areas such as the French Revolution cession. yielding to another; ceding. flushed, angry face indicted a ~
of the railroad terminal, thousands affects all countries. The ~ of Alaska to the US. nature.
of travelers lingered while waiting catechism. book for religious chafe. warm by rubbing; make sore churlish. boorish' rude. Dismayed
for their train. instruction; instruction by question by rubbing. The collar ~d his by his ~ manners at the party, the
caparison. showy harness or and answer. He taught by neck. girls vowed never to invite him
ornamentation for a horse; put engaging his pupils in a ~ until they chaffing. bantering; joking. again.
showy ornamentation on a horse.. gave him the correct answer. Sometimes his flippant and ~
The gaily ~ed horses made their cathartic. purgative. Some drugs remarks annoy us.
entrance into the circus ring to the act as laxatives when taken in small chagrin. vexation; disappointment.
accompaniment of a lively march doses, but act as ~ when taken in His refusal to go with us filled us WL6
played by the band. much larger doses. with ~.
caprice. whim. Do not act on ~. caustic. burning; sarcastically biting. chalice. goblet; consecrated cup. ciliated. having minute hairs. The
capricious. fickle; incalculable. He The critic's ~ remarks angered the champ. chew noisily. paramecium is a ~, one-celled
found her ~; she changed her mind hapless actors who were the subjects charisma. divine gift; great popular animal.
constantly without reason. of his sarcasm. charm or appeal of a political leader. circumvent. outwit; baffle. In
captious. fault-finding. His cavalcade. procession; parade. the charlatan. quack; pretender to order to ~ the enemy, we will make
criticisms were always ~ and ~ of Canterbury pilgrims was a knowledge. This advertisement is tow preliminary attacks in other
frivolous, never offering con- motley group. the work of a ~. sections before starting our major
structive suggestions. cavil. make frivolous objections. I chary. cautiously watchful. She campaign.
carmine. rich red. Her ~ painted respect your sensible criticisms, but was ~ of her favours. clairvoyant. having foresight;
lips appeared black on the I dislike the way you cavil about chasm. abyss. fortuneteller. Cassandra's ~
photograph. unimportant details. chastise. punish. I must ~ you for warning was not heeded by the
carnage. destruction of life. The ~ celibate. unmarried; abstaining from this offense. Trojans.
that can be caused by atomic sexual intercourse. He vowed to chattel. personal property. clamber. climb by crawling. He
warfare adds to the responsibilities remain ~. chicanery. trickery. The lawyer ~ed over the wall.
of our statesmen. censure. blame; criticize. He was was guilty of ~ in freeing his client. clandestine. secret. a ~ meeting
carnivorous. meat-eating. ~d for his ill-advised act. chide. scold. Grandma began to ~ clarion. shrill trumpet-like sound.
carousal. drunken revel. The party centaur. mythical figure, half man Junior for his lying. We woke to the ~ call of the bugle
degenerated into an ugly ~. and half horse. chimerical. fantastic; highly claustrophobia. fear of being locked
carping. finding fault. a ~ critic centurion. Roman army officer. imaginative. Poe's ~ stories are in.
carrion. rotting flesh of a dead body Because he was in command of a sometimes too morbid for reading in clavicle. collarbone.
carte blanche. unlimited authority or company of one hundred soldiers, bed. clemency. disposition to be lenient;
freedom. Use your own discretion he was called a ~. chiropodist. one who treats mildness as of weather. The judge
in this matter; I give you ~. cerebration. thought. Mathematics disorders of the feet. The ~ treated was noted for his ~ towards first
offenders. of ~ should exist among nations. conclave. private meeting. He was noble purpose.
coadjutor. assistant; colleague. He commandeer. to draft for military present at all their ~s as a sort of consort. associate with. We
was assigned as ~ of the bishop. purposes; to take for public use. unofficial observer. frequently judge people by the
cockade. decoration worn on hat. The policeman ~d the first car that concomitant. that which accom- company with whom they ~.
cog. tooth projecting from a wheel. approached and ordered the driver panies. Culture is not always a ~ construe. explain; interpret. If I ~
On steep slopes, ~ railways are to go to the nearest hospital. of wealth. your remarks correctly, you disagree
frequently used to prevent slipping. commiserate. feel or express pity or condign. adequate; deservedly with the theory already advanced.
cogent. convincing. He presented sympathy for. Her friends ~d with severe. The public approved the ~ contemn. regard with contempt;
~ arguments to the jury. the widow. punishment. disregard. I will not tolerate those
cogitate. think over. ~ over this compact. agreement; contract. condiments. seasonings; spices. who ~ the sincere efforts of this
problem; the solution will come. complacent. self-satisfied. a ~ Spanish food is full of ~. group.
cognizance. knowledge. During look on his face condole. express sympathetic sorrow. contentious. quarrelsome. We
the election campaign, the two complaisant. trying to please; His friends gathered to ~ with him heard loud and ~ noises in the next
candidates were kept in full ~ of the obliging. The courtier obeyed the over his loss. room.
international situation. king's orders in a ~ manner. condone. overlook; forgive. We contiguous. adjacent to; touching
cognomen. family name. He asked compliant. yielding. He was ~ and cannot ~ your recent criminal upon. The two countries are ~ for
the court to change his ~ to a more ready to conform to the pattern set cooperation with the gamblers. a few miles...
American-sounding name by his friends. congeal. freeze; coagulate. His contingent. conditional. The
cohorts. armed band. Caesar and comport. bear one's self; behave. blood ~ed in his veins as he saw the continuation of this contract is ~ on
his Roman ~ conquered almost all He Ed himself with great dignity. dread monster rush toward him. the quality of your first output.
of the known world. compunction. remorse. Have you congruence. correspondence of parts; contortions. twistings; distortions.
collate. examine in order to verify no ~s when you see the results of harmonious relationship. The As the effects of the opiate wore
authenticity; arrange in order. your act? student demonstrated the ~ of the away, the ~ of the patient became
They ~d the newly found manu- concatenate. link as in chain. It is two triangles by using the more violent and demonstrated how
scripts to determine their age. difficult to understand how these hypotenuse-arm theorem. much pain he was enduring.
collateral. security given for loan. events could ~ as they did without conifer. pine tree; cone-bearing tree. contrite. penitent. Her ~ tears did
the sum you wish to borrow is so outside assistance. conjugal. pertaining to marriage. ~ not influence the judge when he
large that it must be secured by ~. conception. beginning; forming of bliss imposed sentence.
collation. a light meal. The ladies an idea. At the first ~ of the work, connubial. pertaining to marriage or controvert. oppose with arguments;
were served canapés at the ~. he was consulted. the matrimonial state. he wished contradict. To ~ your theory will
comely. attractive; agreeable. a ~ conciliate. pacify; win over. She the newly-weds a lifetime of ~ bliss. require much time but it is essential
wife tried to ~ me with a gift. consanguinity. kinship. The that we disprove it.
comestible. something fit to be lawsuit developed into a test of the ~ contumacious. disobedient; resisting
eaten. the roast turkey and other of the claimant to the estate. authority. The ~ mob shouted
~s WL7 consecrate. dedicate; sanctify. We defiantly at the police.
comity. courtesy; civility. A spirit shall consecrate our lives to this contumely. scornful insolence; insult.
The "proud man's ~" is distasteful to absence. conquerors who demanded defalcate. misuse money held in
Hamlet. covenant. agreement. excessive tribute. trust. brokers who ~d their clients'
contusion. bruise. He was treated cower. shrink quivering, as from dais. raised platform for guests of money.
for ~s and abrasions. fear. The frightened child ~ed in honor. When the approached the ~, defamation. harming a person's
convivial. festive; gay. The ~ the corner of the room. he was greeted by cheers from the reputation. Such ~ of character
celebrators of the victory sang their crabbed. sour; peevish. The ~ old people who had come to honor him. may result in a slander suit.
college songs. man was avoided by the children as dally. trifle with; procrastinate. default. failure to do. As a result
convoke. call together. Congress he scolded them when they made Laertes told Ophelia that Hamlet of her husband's failure to appear in
was ~d at the outbreak of the noise. could only ~ with her affections. court, she was granted a divorce by
emergency. crass. very unrefined; grossly dank. damp. The walls of the ~.
cornice. projecting moulding on insensible. The philosophers dungeon were ~ and slimy. definitive. final; complete. Carl
building (usually above columns). deplored the ~ commercialism. dastard. coward. This sneak attack Sandburg's Abraham Lincoln may
Because the ~ stones had been craven. cowardly. His ~ behavior is the work of a ~. be regarded as the ~ work on the life
loosened by the storms, the police in this critical period was criticized. dawdle. liter; waste time. Inas- of the Great Emancipator.
closed the building until repairs credence. belief. Do not place any ~ much as we must meet a deadline, defunct. dead; no longer in use or
could be made. in his promises. do not ~ over this work. existence. the ~ corporation.
corporeal. bodily; material. He credulity. belief on slight evidence. debauch. corrupt; make intemperate. deign. condescend. Will he ~ to
was not a churchgoer; he was The witch doctor took advantage of A vicious newspaper can ~ public answer your letter?
interested only in ~ matters. the ~ of the superstitious natives. ideals. deleterious. harmful. Workers in
corpulent. very fat. The ~ man crone. hag. The toothless crone debilitate. weaken; enfeeble. nuclear research must avoid the ~
resolved to reduce. frightened us when she smiled. Overindulgence ~ character as well effects of radioactive substance.
corsair. pirate; pirate ship. the ~s, as physical stamina. demagogue. person who appeals to
preying on shipping in the Medi- debonair. friendly; aiming to please. people's prejudice; false leader of
terranean, were often inspired by The ~ youth was liked by all, people.
racial and religious hatreds as well WL 8 because of his cheerful and obliging demoniac. fiendish. The Spanish
as by the desire for money and manner. Inquisition devised many ~ means
booty. cull. pick out; reject. Every month decant. pour off gently. Be sure to of torture.
cortege. procession. the funeral ~ the farmer ~s his non-laying hens ~ this wine before serving it. demur. delay; object. Do not ~ my
proceeded slowly down the avenue. from his flock and sells them to the deciduous. falling off as of leaves. request.
coterie. group that meets socially; local butcher. This oak is a ~ tree. demure. grave; serious; coy. She
select circle. After his book had culpable. deserving blame. Cor- declivity. downward slope. The was ~ and reserved.
been published, he was invited to rupt politicians who condone the children loved to sky down the ~. denizen. inhabitant of. Ghosts are
join the literary ~ that lunched daily activities of the gamblers are decorous. proper. Her ~ behavior ~s of the land of the dead who
at the hotel. equally ~. was praised by her teachers. return to earth.
countermand. cancel; revoke. The cupidity. greed. The defeated decrepit. worn out by age. The ~ depilate. remove hair. Many
general ~ed the orders issued in his people could not satisfy the ~ of the car blocked traffic on the highway. women ~ their legs.
deplete. reduce; exhaust. We must how the pioneers used to ~ food in diaphanous. sheer; transparent. discursive. digressing; rambling.
wait until we ~ our present order to preserve it. They admired her ~ and colorful They were annoyed and bored by
inventory before we order replace- despicable. contemptible. Your ~ dress. his ~ remarks.
ments. remarks call for no reply. dictum. authoritative and weighty disgruntle. make discontented.
deposition. testimony under oath. despise. scorn. I ~ your attempts at statement. He repeated the The passengers were ~d by the
He made his deposition in the a reconciliation at this time. statement as though it were the ~ of numerous delays.
judge's chamber. despoil. plunder. If you do not the most expert worker in the group. disingenuous. not naive; sophisti-
depravity. corruption; wickedness. yield, I am afraid the enemy will ~ diffidence. shyness. You must cated. Although he was young, his
The ~ of his behavior shocked all. this building. overcome your ~ if you intend to remarks indicated that he was ~.
deprecate. disapprove regretfully. I become a salesman. disjointed. disconnected. His
must ~ your attitude and hope that dilatory. delaying. Your ~ tactics remarks were so ~ that we could not
you will change your mind. WL9 may compel me to cancel the follow his reasoning.
deprecatory. disapproving. Your ~ contract. disparate. basically different;
criticism has offended the author. destitute. extremely poor. The dipsomaniac. one who has a strong unrelated. It is difficult, if not
deranged. insane. He was mentally illness left the family ~. craving for intoxicating liquor.. impossible, to organize these ~
~. desuetude. disused condition. The dire. disastrous. People ignored elements into a coherent whole.
derelict. abandoned. The ~ craft machinery in the idle factor was in a his ~ predictions of an approaching disport. amuse. The popularity of
was a menace to navigation. state of ~. depression. Florida as a winter resort is con-
deride. scoff at. The people ~d his detraction. slandering; aspersion. dirge. lament with music. The stantly increasing; each year,
grandiose schemes. He is offended by your frequent ~s funeral ~ stirred us to tears. thousands more ~ themselves at
derision. ridicule. They greeted his of his ability as a leader. disavowal. denial; disclaiming. Miami and Palm Beach.
proposal with ~ and refused to devoid. He was ~ of any personal His disavowal of his party in the disputatious. argumentative; fond of
consider it seriously. desire for gain in his endeavor to conspiracy was not believed by the argument. People avoided
descant. discuss fully. He was secure improvement in the com- jury. discussing contemporary problems
willing to ~ upon any topic of munity. discomfit. put to rout; defeat; with him because of his ~ manner.
conversation, even when he knew devolve. deputize; pass to others. disconcert. This ruse will ~ the disquisition. a formal systematic
very little about the subject under It ~d upon us, the survivors, to enemy. inquiry; an explanation of the results
discussion. arrange peace terms with the enemy. disconcert. confuse; upset; embar- of a formal inquiry. In his ~, he
descry. catch sight of. In the diabolical. devilish. This scheme rass. The lawyer was ~ed by the outlined the steps he had taken in
distance, we could barely ~ the is so ~ that I must reject it. evidence produced b y his adver- reaching his conclusions.
enemy vessels. diadem. crown. The king's ~ was sary. dissemble. disguise; pretend. Even
desecrate. profane; violate the on display in the museum. dia- disconsolate. sad. The death of his though you are trying to ~ your
sanctity of The soldiers ~d the lectic. art of debate. I am not wife left him ~. motive in joining this group, we can
temple. skilled in ~ and, therefore, cannot discordant. inharmonious; conflict- see through your pretense.
desiccate. dry up. A tour of this answer your arguments as forcefully ing. He tried to unite the ~ dissimulate. pretend; conceal by
smokehouse will give you an idea of as I wish. factions. feigning. She tried to ~ her grief
by her gay attire. WL10 dross. waste matter. to separate the new ideas were forthcoming.
dissipate. squander. The young valuable metal from the ~. efficacy. power to produce desired
man quickly ~d his inheritance. divest. strip; deprive. He was ~ed drudgery. menial work. a life of ~. effect. The ~ of this drug depends
dissolute. loose in morals. The ~ of his power to act. duplicity. double-dealing; hypocrisy. on the regularity of the dosage.
life led by these people is indeed divination. foreseeing the future People were shocked and dismayed efflorescent. flowering. Green-
shocking. with aid of magic. I base my when they learned of his ~ in this house gardeners are concerned with
dissonance. discord. Some con- opinions not on any special gift of ~ affair for he had always seemed the coinciding of the plants' ~ period
temporary musicians deliberately but on the laws of probability. honest and straightforward. with certain holidays.
use ~ to achieve certain effects. divulge. reveal. I will not tell you duress. forcible restraint, especially effulgent. brilliantly radiant. The ~
distrait. absent-minded. Because this news because I am sure you will unlawfully. The hostages were rays of the rising sun lit the sky.
of his concentration on the problem, ~ it prematurely. held under ~ until the prisoners effusion. pouring forth. The critics
the professor often appeared distrait docket. program as for trial; book demands were met. objected to his literary ~ because it
and unconcerned about routine. where such entries are made. The ebullient. showing excitement, was too flowery.
distraught. upset; distracted by case of Smith vs. Jones was entered overflowing with enthusiasm. effusive. pouring forth. Her ~
anxiety. The ~ parents searched in the ~ for July 15. His ~ nature could not be repressed; manner of greeting her friends
the ravine for their lost child. dolorous. sorrowful. He found the he was always laughing and gay. finally began to irritate them.
diurnal. daily. A farmer cannot ~ lamentations of the bereaved edify. instruct; correct morally. egoism. excessive interest in one's
neglect his ~ tasks at any time; cows, family emotionally disturbing and Although his purpose was to ~ and self. His ~ prevented him from
for example, must be milked he left as quickly as he could. not to entertain his audience, many seeing the needs of his colleagues.
regularly. dolt. stupid person. I thought I was of his listeners were amused and not egotism. conceit; vanity. We found
diva. operatic singer; prima donna. talking to a mature audience; instead, enlightened. his egotism unwarranted and
Although world famous as a ~, she I find myself addressing a pack of educe. draw forth; elicit. He could irritating.
did not indulge in fits of tem- ~s and idiots. not educe a principle that would egregious. gross; shocking. He
perament. domicile. home. Although his encompass all the data. was an ~ liar.
diverge. vary; go in different legal ~ was in NY City, his work eerie. weird. In that ~ setting, it egress. exit.
directions from the same point. kept him away from his residence. was easy to believe in ghosts and elegiacal. like an elegy; mournful.
The spokes of the wheel ~ from the dorsal. relating to the back of an other supernatural beings. The essay on the lost crew was ~ in
hub. animal. ... ~ fin of a shark effectual. efficient. If we are to mood.
divers. several; differing. We doughty. courageous. Many folk succeed in this endeavor, we must emaciated. thin and wasted. His
could hear ~ opinions of his ability. tales have sprung up about this ~ seek ~ means of securing our goals. long period of starvation had left
diverse. differing in some character- pioneer effervesce. bubble over; show him wan and ~.
istics; various. There are ~ ways dour. sullen; stubborn. The man excitement. Some of us cannot emanate. issue forth. A strong
of approaching this problem. was ~ and taciturn. stand the way she ~s over trifles. odor of sulphur ~d from the spring.
droll. queer and amusing. He was effete. worn out; exhausted; barren. embellish. adorn. His handwriting
a popular guest because his ~ The literature of the age reflected was ~ed with flourishes.
anecdotes were always amusing. the ~ condition of the writers; no emblazon. deck in brilliant colors.
E~ed on his shield was his family endue. provide with some quality; Homer's writings were featured by display of temper.
coat of arms. endow. He was ~d with a lion's the use of such ~s as "rosy-fingered escutcheon. shield-shaped surface
embroil. throw into confusion; courage. dawn." on which coat of arms is placed.
involve in strife; entangle. He enervate. weaken. The hot days of epitome. summary; concise abstract. His traitorous acts placed a blot on
became ~ed in the heated discussion August are ~ing. This final book is the ~ of all his the family ~ which shamed all.
when he tried to arbitrate the engross. occupy fully. The boy previous books. esoteric. known only to the chosen
dispute. was ~ed in his studies. equanimity. calmness of temper- few. Those students who had
emend. correct. The critic ~ed the ament. In his later years, he could access to his ~ discussions were
book by selecting the passages look upon the foolishness of the impressed by the scope of his
which he thought most appropriate world with ~ and humor. thinking.
to the text. WL11 equestrian. rider on horseback. esprit de corps. comradeship; spirit.
emetic. substance causing vomiting. These paths in the park are reserved West Point cadets are proud of their
The use of an ~ like mustard is ennui. boredom. The monotonous for ~s and their steeds. ~.
useful in cases of poisoning. routine of hospital life induced a equipage. horse-drawn carriage. estranged. separated. The ~ wife
emolument. salary; compensation. feeling of ~ which made him moody The ~ drew up before the inn. sought a divorce.
In addition to the ~ this position and irritable. equivocal. doubtful; ambiguous. ethereal. light; heavenly. Visitors
offers, you must consider the social enrapture. please intensely. The Macbeth was misled by the ~ were impressed by her ~ beauty, her
prestige it carries with it. audience was ~d by the freshness of statements of the witches. delicate charm.
emulate. rival; imitate. As long as the voices and the excellent equivocate. lie; mislead. The euphonious. pleasing in sound.
our political leaders ~ the virtues of orchestration. audience saw through his attempts Italian and Spanish are ~ languages
the great leaders of this country, we ensconce. settle comfortably. The to ~ on the subject under discussion and therefore easily sung.
shall flourish. parents thought that their children and ridiculed his remarks. evanescent. fleeting; vanishing. In
enclave. territory enclosed within an were ~d safely in the private school errant. wandering. Many a the ~ rays of the sunset, the entire
alien land. and decided to leave for Europe. charming tale has been written western skyline was bathed in an
encomiastic. praising; eulogistic. enthrall. capture; make slave. about the knights-~ who helped the orange-red hue.
Some critics believe that his ~ From the moment he saw her picture weak and pushed the guilty during evince. show clearly. When he
statements about Napoleon were he was ~ed by her beauty. the Age of Chivalry. tried to answer the questions, he ~d
inspired by his desire for material entree. entrance. Because of his erudite. learned; scholarly. His ~ his ignorance of the subject matter.
advancement rather than by an wealth and social position, he had ~ writing was difficult to read because evoke. call forth. He ~d much
honest belief in the Emperor's into the most exclusive circles. of the many allusions which were criticism by his hostile manner.
genius. epigram. witty thought or saying. unfamiliar to most readers. ewer. water pitcher. The primitive
encumber. burden. Some people ~ epitaph. inscription in memory of a escapade. prank; flighty conduct. conditions of the period were
themselves with too much luggage dead person. In his will, he The headmaster could not regard symbolized by the porcelain ~ and
when they go for short trips. dictated the ~ he wanted placed on this latest ~ as a boyish joke and basin in the bedroom.
endive. species of leafy plant used his tombstone. expelled the young man. exaction. exorbitant demand;
in salads. epithet. descriptive word or phrase. eschew. avoid. He tried to ~ all extortion. The colonies rebelled
against the exactions of the mother expiate. make amends for (a sin) plastics. squeamish. The waitresses dis-
country. He tried to ~ his crimes by a full exuberant. abundant; effusive; liked serving him his dinner because
exasperate. vex. Johnny often ~s confession to the authorities. lavish. His speeches were famous of his very ~ taste.
his mother with his pranks. expostulation. remonstrance. for his ~ language and vivid fatuous. foolish; inane. ~ remarks
exculpate. clear from blame. He Despite the teacher's scoldings and imagery. fawning. courting favor by cringing
was ~d of the crime when the real ~s, the class remained unruly. exude. discharge; give forth. The and flattering. He was constantly
criminal confessed. expunge. cancel; remove. If you maple syrup is obtained from the surrounded by a group of ~ admirers
execrable. very bad. The anecdote behave, I will ~ this notation from sap that ~ from the trees in early who hoped to win some favor.
was in ~ taste. your record card. spring. fealty. loyalty; faithfulness. The
exemplary. serving as a model; expurgate. clean; remove offensive facetious. humorous; jocular. Your feudal lord demanded ~ of his
outstanding. Her ~ behavior was parts of a book. an ~d edition ~ remarks are not appropriate at this vassals.
praised at Commencement. extemporaneous. not planned; serious moment. fecundity. fertility; fruitfulness.
exhort. urge. The evangelist will ~ impromptu. Because his ~ remarks factitious. artificial; sham. Holly- The ~ of his mind is illustrated by
all sinners in his audience to reform. were misinterpreted, he decided to wood actresses often create ~ tears the many vivid images in his poems.
exhume. dig out of the ground. write all his speeches in advance. by using glycerin. feign. pretend. Lady Macbeth ~
His body was ~d in order that an extirpate. root up. We must ~ and factious. inclined to form factions; illness in the courtyard.
autopsy might be performed. destroy this monstrous philosophy. causing dissension. Your state- feint. trick; shift; sham blow. The
exigency. urgency. In this ~, we extradition. surrender of prisoner by ment is ~ and will upset the har- pugilist was fooled by his oppo-
must look for aid from our allies. one state to another. The lawyers mony that now exists. nent's ~ and dropped his guard.
exiguous. small. Grass grew there, opposed the ~ of their client on the factotum. handyman. Although we felicitous. apt; suitably expressed;
an ~ outcropping among the rocks grounds that for more than five had hired him as a messenger, we well-chosen. He was famous for
exonerate. acquit; exculpate. I am years the prisoner had been a model soon began to use him as a general ~ his ~ remarks and was called upon
sure this letter will ~ you. citizen. around the office. to serve as master-of-ceremonies at
expatiate. talk at length. At this extraneous. not essential; external. fain. gladly. The knight said, "I many a banquet.
time, please give us a brief resume Do not pad your paper with ~ would ~ be your protector." fell. cruel; deadly. Henley writes
of your work; we shall permit you to matters; stick to essential items only. fallacious. misleading. Your rea- of the "~ clutch of circumstance' in
~ later. extrinsic. external; not inherent; soning must be ~ because it leads to his poem, "Invictus."
expatriate. exile. Henry James was foreign. Do not be fooled by ~ a ridiculous answer. ferret. drive or hunt out of hiding.
an American ~ who settled in causes. We must look for the fallow. plowed but not sowed. He ~ed out their secret.
England. intrinsic reason. Farmers have learned that it is fervid. ardent. His ~ enthusiasm
expediency. that which is advisable advisable to permit land to lie fallow inspired all of us to undertake the
or practical. He was guided by ~ every few years. dangerous mission.
rather than ethical considerations. WL12 fancier. breeder or dealer of animals. fervor. glowing ardor. Their kiss
expeditiously. rapidly and efficiently. The dog ~ exhibited his prize collie was full of the ~ of first love.
Please adjust this matter as ~ as extrude. force or push out. Much at the annual Kennel Club show. fester. generate pus. The wound
possible. pressure is required to ~ these fastidious. difficult to please; from the splinter in her finger began
to fester. ~ed their foe with a metal ball question ~ed him and he stammered fortuitous. accidental; by chance.
fete. honor at a festival. The attached to a handle. his reply. There is no connection between
returning hero was ~d at a com- flair. talent. He has an uncanny ~ these two events; their timing is
munity supper and dance. for discovering news artists before extremely ~.
fetish. object supposed to possess the public has become aware of their WL13 fractious. unruly. The ~ horse
magical powers. The native wore existence. unseated its rider.
a ~ around his neck to ward off evil flamboyant. ornate. Modern foible. weakness; slight fault. We fraudulent. cheating. The govern-
spirits. architecture has discarded the ~ can overlook the ~ of our friends. ment seeks to prevent ~ and
fetter. shackle. The prisoner was trimming on buildings and em- foist. insert improperly; palm off. I misleading advertisements.
~ed to the wall. phasizes simplicity of line. will not permit you to ~ such fraught. filled. Since this enter-
fiasco. total failure. Our ambitious flaunt. display ostentatiously. She ridiculous ideas upon the mem- prise is ~ with danger, I will ask for
venture ended in a ~. is not one of those actresses who ~ bership of this group. volunteers who are willing to
fiat. command. I cannot accept their physical charms; she can act. foment. stir up; instigate. This assume the risks.
government by ~. flay. strip off skin; plunder. To my report will ~ dissension in the club. fray. brawl. The three musketeers
fickle. changeable; faithless. He mind, no crime justifies the pun- foolhardy. rash. Don't be so ~. were in the thick of the ~.
discovered that she was ~. ishment that the criminal be ~ed foppish. vain about dress and freebooter. buccaneer. This town
figment. invention; imaginary thing. alive. appearance. He tried to imitate the is a rather dangerous place to visit
That incident is a ~ of your fleck. spot. Her eyes, ~ed with ~ manner of the young men of the as it is frequented by pirates, ~s, and
imagination. blood, were testimony to the hours court. other plunderers.
finale. conclusion. It is not until of weeping. foray. raid. The company staged a frenetic. frenzied; frantic. His ~
we reach the ~ of this play that we fledgling. inexperienced. While it midnight ~ against the enemy activities convinced us that he had
can understand the author's is necessary to provide these ~ poets outpost. no organized plan of operation.
message. with an opportunity to present their forbearance. patience. We must fresco. painting on plaster (usually
finicky. too particular; fussy. The work, it is not essential that we use ~ in dealing with him. fresh). The cathedral is visited by
old lady was ~ about her food. admire everything they write. foreboding. premonition of evil. many tourists who wish to admire
flaccid. flabby. His sedentary life flick. light stroke as with a whip. Caesar ridiculed his wife's ~s about the ~s by Giotto.
had left him with ~ muscles. The horse needed no encouragement; the Ides of March. freshet. sudden flood. Spring ~s
flagellate. flog; whip. The Romans only one ~ of the whip was all the forensic. suitable to debate or courts had washed away several small
used to ~ criminals with a whip that jockey had to apply to get the of law. In his best ~ manner, the bridges and that long detours would
had three knotted strand. animal to run at top speed. lawyer addressed the jury. be necessary.
flagging. weak; drooping. The flippancy. trifling gaiety. Your ~ at forte. strong point. I am not eager frieze. ornamental band in a wall.
cross-country runners forced their ~ this serious moment is offensive. to play this rather serious role, for The ~ of the church was adorned
bodies up the last hill before the flout. reject; mock. The head- my ~ is comedy. with sculpture.
finish line. strong youth ~ed all authority. fortitude. bravery; courage. He fritter. waste. He could not apply
flail. thresh grain by hand; strike or fluster. confuse; befuddle with was awarded the medal for his ~ in himself to any task and ~ed away
slap. In medieval times, warriors liquor. The teacher's sudden the battle. his time in idle conversation.
frolicsome. prankish; gay. The ~ gamut. entire range. In this per- superstitious beliefs, do you realize other's eyes out.
puppy tried to lick the face of its formance, the leading lady was able that you, too, are guilty of similarly gourmand. epicure. The ~ liked
master. to demonstrate the complete ~ of her foolish thoughts? French cuisine.
froward. disobedient; perverse; acting ability. gig. tow-wheeled carriage. As granary. storehouse for grain. our
stubborn. Your ~ behavior has gabled. mixed up; based on false or they drove down the street in their ~ies are full.
alienated many of us who might unfair selection. The garbled new ~, drawn by the dappled mare, grandiloquent. pompous; bombastic;
have been your supporters. report confused many readers who they were cheered by the people using high-sounding language. a ~
frowzy. slovenly; unkempt; dirty. were not familiar with the facts. who recognized them. politician.
Her ~ appearance and her cheap garish. gaudy. She wore a ~ rhine- glean. gather leavings. After the granulate. form into grains. Sugar
decorations made her appear lu- stone necklace. crops had been harvested by the that has been ~d dissolves more
dicrous in this group. garner. gather; store up. He hoped machines, the peasants were readily than lump sugar.
fructify. bear fruit. This tree to ~ the world's literature in one permitted to ~ the wheat left in the gratis. free. The company offered
should ~ in three years. library. fields. to give one package ~ to every
fulminate. thunder; explode. The garnish. decorate. Parsley was glib. fluent. He is a ~ speaker. purchaser of one of their products.
people against whom he ~d were used to ~ the boiled potato. gratuitous. given freely; unwar-
innocent of any wrongdoing. garrulity. talkativeness. The man ranted. I resent your ~ remarks
fulsome. disgustingly excessive. who married a dumb wife asked the WL14 because no one asked for them.
His ~ praise of the dictator annoyed doctor to make him deaf because of gregarious. flocking together. He
his listeners. his wife's ~ after her cure. glut. overstock; filled to excess. was not ~ and preferred to be alone
funereal. sad; solemn. I fail to geniality. cheerfulness; kindness; The manufacturers ~ the market and most of the time.
understand why there is such a ~ sympathy. This restaurant is could not find purchasers for the grisly. ghastly. She shuddered at
atmosphere; we have lost a battle, famous because of ~ of the pro- many articles they had produced. the ~ sight.
not a war. prietor who tries to make everyone gnome. dwarf, underground spirit. grotto. small cavern. The G~ in
fustian. pompous; bombastic. happy. goad. urge on. He was ~ed by his Capri can be entered only by small
Several in the audience were de- germane. pertinent; bearing upon friends until he yielded to their boats rowed by natives through a
ceived by his ~ style; they mistook the case at hand. The layer ob- wishes. natural opening in the rocks.
pomposity for erudition. jected that the testimony being gorge. stuff oneself. The glutton- gruel. liquid food made by boiling
gaff. hook; barbed fishing spear. offered was not ~ to the case at ous guest ~ed himself with food as oatmeal, etc., in mild or water.
galleon. large sailing ship. hand. though he had not eaten for days. Our daily allotment of ~ made the
galvanize. stimulate by shock; stir gibber. speak foolishly. The gory. bloody. The audience shud- meal not only monotonous but also
up. the entire nation was ~d into demented man ~ed incoherently. dered as they listened to the details unpalatable.
strong military activity by the news gibbet. gallows. The bodies of the of the ~ massacre. grueling. exhausting. The mara-
of the attack on Pearl Harbor. highwaymen were left dangling gossamer. sheer; like cobwebs. thon is a ~ race.
gambol. skip; leap playfully. from the ~ as a warning to other Nylon can be woven into ~ or thick gruesome. grisly. People screamed
Watching children ~ing in the park would be transgressors. fabrics. when his ~ appearance was flashed
is a pleasant experience. gibe. mock. As you ~ at their gouge. tear out. tried to ~ each on the screen.
guile. deceit; duplicity. He recall the details of your unpleasant WL15 country smarted under the ~ defeat
achieved his high position by ~ and experience. and dreamed of the day when it
treachery. harry. raid. The guerrilla band hostelry. inn. Travelers interested would be victorious.
guileless. without deceit. He is ~ied the enemy nightly. in economy should stay at ~ies and imbecility. weakness of mind. I
naive, simple and ~. hauteur. haughtiness. His snob- pensions rather than fashionable am amazed at the ~ of the readers of
gullible. easily deceived. He bishness is obvious to all who hotels. these trashy magazines.
preyed upon the ~ who believed his witness his ~ when he talks to those humdrum. dull. After his years of imbibe. drink in. The dry soil ~
stories of easy wealth. whom he considers his social adventure, he could not settle down the rain quickly.
gustatory. affecting the sense of inferiors. to a ~ existence. imbroglio. a complicated situation;
taste. This food is particularly ~ hawser. large rope. The ship was humid. damp. He could not stand perplexity. He was called in to
because of the spices it contains. tied to the pier by ~. the ~ climate. settle the ~ but failed to bring
habiliments. garb; clothing. Al- hiatus. gap; pause. There was a ~ humus. substance formed by harmony into the situation.
though not a minister, David of twenty years in the life of Rip van decaying vegetable matter. imbue. saturate; fill. His visits to
Belasco used to wear clerical ~. Winkle. hypercritical. excessively exacting. the famous Gothic cathedrals ~d
hackneyed. commonplace; trite. ~ hibernal. wintry. Bears prepare for You are ~ in your demands for him with feelings of awe and rev-
plot. their long ~ sleep by overeating. perfection; we all make mistakes. erence.
halcyon. calm; peaceful. In those hieroglyphic. picture writing of hypochondriac. person unduly immaculate. pure; spotless. The
~ days, people were not worried ancient Egyptians. worried about his health; worrier West Point cadets were ~ as they
about sneak attacks and bombings. hilarity. boisterous mirth. This ~ is without cause about illness. The lined up for inspection.
hap. chance; luck improper on this solemn day of doctor prescribed chocolate pills for immolate. offer as a sacrifice. The
hapless. unfortunate. This ~ creature mourning. his patient who was a ~. tribal king offered to ~ his daughter
had never known a moment's hirsute. hairy. He was a ~ individ- iconoclastic. attacking cherished to quiet the angry gods.
pleasure. ual with a heavy black beard. traditions. George Bernard Shaw' immutable. unchangeable. Scien-
harangue. noisy speech. In his histrionic. theatrical. He was ~ plays often startled people. tists are constantly seeking to
lengthy ~, the principal berated the proud of his ~ ability and wanted to idolatry. worship of idols; excessive discover the ~ laws of nature.
offenders. play the role of Hamlet. admiration. Such ~ of singers of impale. pierce. He was ~d by the
harass. to annoy by repeated attacks. hoary. white with age. The man popular ballads is typical of the spear hurled by his adversary.
The used to ~ her husband by her was hoary and wrinkled. excessive enthusiasm of youth. impeccable. faultless. He was
continual demands for fine attire. holster. pistol case. igneous. produced by fire; volcanic. proud of his ~ manners.
harridan. shrewish hag. Most homespun. domestic; made at home. Lava, pumice and other ~ rocks are impecunious. without money.
people avoided the ~ because they H~ wit like ~ cloth was often coarse found in great abundance around Now that he was wealthy, he gladly
feared her abusive and vicious and plain. Mount Vesuvius.
language. homily. sermon; serious warning. ignoble. of lowly origin; unworthy.
harrow. break up ground after His speeches were always ~, ad- This plan is inspired by ~ motives
plowing; torture. I don't want to ~ vising his listeners to repent and and I must, therefore, oppose it.
you at this time by asking you to reform. ignominious. disgraceful. The
contributed to funds to assist the ~ ryone in the class with ~ for he felt our plans. religious devotion, the officials
and the disabled. that no one would dare retaliate. inclement. stormy; unkind, I like ordered that the school day begin
impenitent. not repentant. We to read a good book in ~ weather. with the signing of a hymn.
could see by his brazen attitude imputation. charging; reproaching; inclusive. tending to include all. incumbent. office holder. The
that he was ~. giving blame for. You cannot This meeting will run from newly elected public official
imperious. domineering. His ~ ignore the ~s in his speech that January 10 to February 15 ~. received valuable advice from the
manner indicated that he had long you are the guilty party. incognito. with identity concealed; present ~.
been accustomed to assuming inadvertence. oversight; careless- using an assumed name. The indefatigable. tireless. He was ~
command. ness. By ~, he omitted two monarch enjoyed traveling in his constant efforts to raise
impiety. irreverence; wickedness. questions on the examination. through the town ~ and mingling funds for the Red Cross.
We cannot forgive such an act of inane. silly; senseless. Such with the populace. indenture. bind servant or
~. comments are ~ because they do incommodious. not spacious. In apprentice to master. Many
impious. irreverent. ~ remarks not help us solve our problem. their ~ quarters, they had to immigrants could come to
importune. beg earnestly. I must incapacitate. disable. During the improvise for closet space. America only after they had ~d
~ you to work for peace at this winter, many people were ~d by incongruity. lack of harmony; themselves for several years.
time. respiratory ailments. absurdity. The ~ of his wearing indigent. poor. Because he was ~,
imprecate. curse; pray that evil incarcerate. imprison. The sneakers with his formal attire he was sent to the county
will befall. To ~ Hitler's warden will ~ the felon. amused the observers. poor-house.
atrocities is not enough; we must incarnate. endowed with flesh; incontrovertible. indisputable. indite. write; compose. Cyrano
insure against any future practice personified. Your attitude is so We must yield to the ~ evidence ~ed many letters for Christian.
of genocide. fiendish that you must be a devil which you have presented and free indolence. laziness. The sultry
impregnable. invulnerable. Until ~. your client. weather in the tropics encourages
the development of the airplane as incorporeal. immaterial; without a a life of ~.
a military weapon, the fort was material body. We must devote indubitably. beyond a doubt.
considered ~. WL16 time to the needs of our ~ mind as Because his argument was ~ valid,
improvident. thriftless. He was incendiary. arsonist. well as our corporeal body. the judge accepted it.
constantly being warned to mend inchoate. recently begun; incredulity. a tendency to disbelief. ineffable. unutterable. Such ~
his ~ ways and begin to "save for a rudimentary. Before the Creation, Your ~ in the face of all the joy must be experienced; it cannot
rainy day." the world was an ~ mass. evidence is hard to understand. be described. ~ names.
impugn. doubt; challenge; gainsay. incipient. beginning; in an early incriminate. accuse. The inept. unsuited; absurd;
I cannot ~ your honesty without state. Will go to sleep early for I evidence gathered against the incompetent. The constant
evidence. want to break an ~ cold. racketeers ~ some high public turmoil in the office proved that he
impunity. freedom from punish- incisive. cutting; sharp. His ~ officials as well. was an ~ administrator.
ment. The bully mistreated eve- remarks mad us see the fallacy in inculcate. teach. In an effort to ~ inexorable. relentless; unyielding.
The governor is ~, he will not inscrutable. incomprehensible. intimate. hint. She ~d rather than itinerant. wandering; traveling. an
suspend the sentence. Your motives are ~. stated her preferences. ~ peddler.
infraction. violation. Because of insensate. without feeling. He intransigent. refusing any jaded. fatigued; surfeited. He
his many ~s of school regulations, lay there as ~ as a log. compromise. The strike looks for exotic food to stimulate
he was suspended by the dean. insidious. treacherous; stealthy; settlement has collapsed because his ~ appetite.
ingenuous. naive; young. These sly. The fifth column is ~ both sides are ~. jingoism. extremely aggressive
remarks indicate that you are ~ because it works secretly within intrepid. fearless. For his ~ and militant patriotism. We must
and unaware of life's harsher our territory for our defeat. conduct in battle, he was be careful to prevent a spirit of ~
realities. insinuate. hint; imply. What are promoted. from spreading at this time; the
ingrate. ungrateful. person. you trying to ~ by that remark? inured. accustomed; hardened. danger of a disastrous war is too
You are an ~ since you have insipid. tasteless; dull. ~ talk. He became ~ to the Alaskan cold. great.
treated my gifts with scorn. insolent. haughty and inverse. opposite. There is an ~ jocose. given to joking. The
ingratiate. to become popular with. contemptuous. I resent your ~ ratio between the strength of light salesman is a ~ person.
He tried to ~ himself into her manner. and its distance. jocund. merry. gay and ~.
parents' good graces. insolvency. bankruptcy; lack of inveterate. deep-rooted. an ~ judicious. wise. This plan is not
inhibit. prohibit; restrain. The ability to repay debts. smoker. ~.
child was not ~ed in his responses. insular. like an island; invidious. designed to create junket. a merry feat or picnic.
inimical. unfriendly; hostile. She narrow-minded. In n age of such ill-will or envy. We disregarded The opposition claimed that his
felt that they were ~ and were rapid means of communication, her ~ remarks because we realized trip to Europe was merely a
hoping for her downfall. we cannot afford to be hemmed in how jealous she was. political ~.
iniquitous. unjust; wicked. I by such ~ idea. iota. very small quantity. He junta. group of men joined in
cannot approve of the ~ methods insuperable. insurmountable; hadn't an ~ of common sense. political intrigue; cabal.
you used to gain your present invincible. In the face of ~ irascible. irritable; easily angered. ken. range of knowledge.
position. difficulties they maintained their His ~ temper frightened me. kismet. fate. K~ is the Arabic
innocuous. harmless. Let me courage and will to resist. iridescent. exhibiting rainbow-like word for 'fate'.
drink it; it is ~. colors. He admired the ~ hues of kleptomaniac. a person who has a
innuendo. hint; insinuation. I the oil that floated on the surface compulsive desire to steal. They
resent the ~s in your statement WL17 of the water. discovered that the wealthy
more than the statement itself. irreverent. lacking proper respect. customer was a ~ when they
inordinate. unrestrained; excessive. insurgent. rebellious. We will The worshippers resented his ~ caught her stealing some cheap
She had an ~ fondness for candy. not discuss reforms until the ~ remarks about their faith. trinkets.
insatiable. not easily satisfied; troops have returned to their irrevocable. unalterable. Let us knoll. little round hill.
greedy.. His thirst for knowledge homes. not brood over past mistakes since lackadaisical. affectedly languid.
was ~. inter. bury. ~ the body. ~ment. they are ~. He was ~ and indifferent about his
part in the affair. Although she was aware of his fame, he wrote stories of popular Central Park has always been a
laggard. slow; sluggish. The reputation as a ~, she felt she appeal. favorite spot for Sunday strollers.
sailor had been taught not to be ~ could reform him and help him lugubrious. mournful. The ~ malleable. capable of being
in carrying out orders. break his dissolute way of life. howling of the dog added to the shaped by pounding. Gold is ~
lagniappe. trifling present given to libidinous. lustful. They sadness. metal.
a customer objected to his ~ behavior. lurid. wild; sensational. The ~ maniacal. raving mad. His ~
laity. laymen. The ~ does not libretto. text of an opera. stories he told shocked his laughter frightened us.
always understand the clergy's licentious. wanton; lewd; dissolute. listeners. marauder. raider; intruder.
problems. The ~ monarch helped to bring luscious. pleasing to taste or smell. martinet. strict disciplinarian.
lambent. flickering; softly radiant. about his country's downfall. The ripe peach is ~. The commanding officer was a ~
They sat quietly before the ~ glow limn. portray; describe vividly. macabre. gruesome; grisly. The who observed each regulation to
of the fireplace. He was never satisfied with his City Morgue is a ~ spot for the the letter.
lampoon. ridicule. This article attempts to ~ her beauty on uninitiated. masticate. chew. We must ~ our
~s the pretensions of some movie canvas. macerate. waste away. Cancer food carefully and slowly.
moguls. limpid. clear. ~ stream. ~d his body. maudlin. effusively sentimental.
lapidary. worker in precious lithe. flexible; supple. Her figure Machiavellian. crafty; double I do not like such ~ pictures.
stones. was ~ and willowy. dealing. mauve. pale purple. The ~ tint in
largess. generous gift. Lady litigation. lawsuit. Try to settle maelstrom. whirlpool. The the lilac bush was another
Bountiful distributed ~ to the poor. this amicably; I do not want to canoe was tossed about in the ~. indication that Spring had finally
lascivious. lustful. ~ books start ~. magniloquent. boastful, pompous. arrived.
lassitude. languor; weariness. a livid. lead-colored; black and blue; In their stories of the trial, the melee. fight. The captain tried to
feeling of ~. enraged. His face was so ~ with reporters ridiculed the ~ speeches ascertain the cause of the ~ which
lave. wash. The running water rage that we were afraid that he of the defense attorney. had broken out among the crew
will ~ away all stains. might have an attack of apoplexy. malediction. curse. The witch members.
levity. lightness. Such ~ is loath. averse; reluctant. They uttered ~s against her captors. mellifluous. flowing smoothly;
improper on this serious occasion. were both ~ him to go. malefactor. criminal. We must smooth. Italian is a ~ language.
lope. gallop slowly. As the horse try to bring these ~s to justice. memento. token; reminder. Take
~d along. we had an opportunity to malevolent. wishing evil. We this book as a ~ of your visit.
WL18 admire the ever-changing scenery. must thwart his ~ schemes. memorialize. commemorate. Let
loquacious. talkative. She is ~. malingerer. one who feigns illness us ~ his great contribution by
libelous. defamatory. He sued lout. a clumsy person. to escape duty. The captain dedicating this library in his honor.
the newspaper because of its ~ lucent. shining. The moon's ~ ordered the sergeant to punish all mendacious. lying; false. People
story. rays silvered the river. ~s. soon learned to discount his ~
libertine. debauched person. rou. lucre. money. Preferring ~ to mall. public walk. The Mall in stores.
mendicant. beggar. From the misapprehension. error; monotheism. belief in one God. ~ gift was presented to the bride.
moment we left the ship, we were misunderstanding. To avoid ~, I moodiness. fits of depression or musty. stale; spoiled by age. The
surrounded by ~s and peddlers. am going to ask all of you to gloom. We could not discover attic was dark and ~.
repeat the instructions I have the cause of his recurrent ~. mutable. changing in form; fickle.
given. moot. debatable. Our tariff His opinions were ~ and easily
WL19 miscegenation. intermarriage policy is a moot subject. influenced by anyone who had any
between Negro and white. mordant. biting; sarcastic; stinging. powers of persuasion.
mercurial. fickle; changing. He miscreant. wretch; villain. His Actors feared the critic's ~ pen. nadir. lowest point. The cold
was of a ~ temperament and kindness to the ~ amazed all of us mores. customs. The ~ of spell reached its ~ yesterday.
therefore unpredictable. who had expected to hear severe Mexico are those of Spain with
meretricious. flashy; tawdry. Her punishment pronounced. slight modifications.
jewels were inexpensive but not ~. misogynist. hater of women. morose. ill-humored; sullen. WL20
meringue. a pastry decoration mite. very small object or creature; When we first meet Hamlet, we
made of white of eggs. The small coin. The criminal was so find him ~ and depressed. natation. swimming. The Red
lemon ~ pie is one of our heartless that he even stole the mortify. humiliate; punish the Cross emphasizes the need for
specialties. widow's ~. flesh. She was so ~ied by her courses in ~.
mesa. high, flat-topped hill. mitigate appease. He did nothing blunder that she ran to her room in nave. main body of a church.
mete. measure; distribute. He to ~ her wrath. tears. The ~ of the church was empty at
tried to be impartial in his efforts modicum. limited quantity. His mote. small speck. The tiniest ~ this hour.
to ~ out justice. story is based on a ~ of truth. in the eye is very painful. nebulous. cloudy; hazy. Your
mettle. courage; spirit. modish. fashionable. She always mountebank. charlatan; boastful theories are too ~; please clarify
mews. group of stables built discarded all garments which were pretender. The patent medicine them.
around a courtyard. no longer ~. man was a ~. necrology. obituary notice; list of
mien. demeanor; bearing. She moiety. half; part. There is a muggy. warm and damp. August the dead. The ~ of those buried
had the gracious ~ of a queen. slight ~ of the savage in her in New York City is often ~. in this cemetery is available in the
militate. work against. Your personality which is not easily mulct. defraud of a person of office.
record of lateness and absence will perceived by those who do not something. The lawyer was necromancy. black magi; dealings
~ against your chances of know her well. accused of trying to ~ the boy of with the dead. Because he was
promotion. mollify. soothe. We tried to ~ the his legacy. able to perform feats of ~, the
mincing. affectedly dainty. hysterical child by promising her multiplicity. state of being natives thought he was in league
Yum-Yum walked across the stage many gifts. numerous. He was appalled by with the devil.
with ~ steps. molt. shed or cast off hair or the ~ details he had to complete nefarious. very wicked. He was
misanthrope. one who hates feathers. The male robin ~ in the before setting out on his mission. universally feared because of his
mankind. spring. munificent. very generous. The many ~ deeds.
nemesis. revenging agent. These spring flowers will make an I resent the ~ that you are casting punishing you most ~.
Captain Blight vowed to be attractive ~. upon my reputation. odoriferous. giving off an odor.
Christian's ~. noxious. harmful. We must trace obnoxious. offensive. I find your The ~ spices stimulated his jade
neophyte. recent convert; beginner the source of these ~ gases. behavior ~; please amend your appetite.
This mountain slope contains nugatory. futile; worthless. This ways. officious. meddlesome; exces-
slides that will challenge experts agreement is ~ for no court will obsequious. slavishly attentive; sively trying to please.
as well as ~s. enforce it. servile; sycophantic. Nothing is Browning informs us that the
nettle. annoy; vex. Do not let numismatist. person who collects more disgusting to me than the ~ Duke resented the bough of
him ~ you with his sarcastic coins. demeanor of the people who wait cherries some ~ fool brought to the
remarks. oaf. stupid, awkward person. He upon you. Duchess.
nexus. connection. I fail to see called the unfortunate waiter a obtrude. push into prominence. ogle. glance coquetishly at; make
the ~ which binds these two clumsy ~. The other members of the group eyes at. It is improper to ~ the
widely separated events. obdurate. stubborn. He was ~ in object to the manner in which you passer-by.
nib. beak; pen-point. his refusal to listen to our com- ~ your opinions into matters of no olfactory. concerning the sense of
niggardly. meanly stingy; parsi- plaints. concern to you. smell. The ~ organ is the nose.
monious. The ~ pittance the obeisance. bow. She made an ~ obtrusive. pushing forward. I oligarchy. government by a few.
widow receives from the gov- as the king and queen entered the found him a very ~ person, con- The feudal ~ was supplanted by an
ernment cannot keep her from room. stantly seeking the center of the autocracy.
poverty. obelisk. tall column tapering and stage. ominou. threatening. The dog
noisome. foul smelling; unwhole- ending in a pyramid. obtuse. blunt; stupid. Because he growled ~ at the stranger.
some. I never could stand the ~ obese. fat. It is advisable that ~ was so ~, he could not follow the omniscient. all-knowing. I do
atmosphere surrounding the people try to lose weight. teacher's reasoning and asked not pretend to be ~, but I am
slaughter house. obfuscate. confuse; muddle. Do foolish questions. positive about this item.
nonentity. nonexistence. person not ~ the issues by dragging in obviate. make unnecessary; get rid omnivorous. eating both plant and
of no importance. Of course you irrelevant arguments. of. I hope this contribution will animal food; devouring everything.
are a ~; you will continue to be objurgate. scold; rebuke severely. ~ any need for further collections Man is an ~ animal.
one until you prove your value to I am afraid he will ~ us publicly of funds. onerous. burdensome. He quit
the community. for this offense. occult. mysterious; secret; super- because he found the work too ~.
non sequitur. a conclusion that obliquity. departure from right natural. The ~ rites of the organi- opalescent. iridescent. The An-
does not follow from the facts principles; perversity. His moral zation were revealed only to cient Mariner admired the ~ sheen
stated. Your term paper is full of decadence was marked by his ~ members. on the water.
~; I cannot see how you reached from the ways of integrity and oculist. physician who specializes opiate. sleep producer; deadener
the conclusions you state. honesty. in the treatment of the eyes. of pain. By such ~s, he made the
nosegay. fragrant bouquet. obloquy. slander; disgrace; infamy. odious. hateful. I find the task of people forget their difficulties and
accept their unpleasant circum- paean. song of praise or joy. lowest instincts should be banned. content to wage a defensive battle
stances. They sang ~s of praise. panegyric. formal praise. The and tried to ~ his opponent's
opprobrious. disgraceful. I find palatial. magnificent. He modest hero blushed as he listened thrusts.
your conduct so opprobrious that I proudly showed us through his ~ to the ~ uttered by the speakers parsimonious. stingy; excessively
must exclude you from classes. home. about his valorous act. frugal. His ~ nature did not
optometrist. one who fits glasses palaver. discussion; misleading paragon. model of perfection. permit him to enjoy any luxuries.
to remedy visual defects. speech; chatter. In spite of all the The class disliked him because the parvenu. upstart; newly-rich
~ before the meeting, the delegates teacher was always pointing to person. Although extremely
were able to conduct serious him as a ~ of virtue. wealthy, he was regarded as a ~ by
negotiations when they sat down paraphernalia. equipment; the aristocratic members of
WL21 at the conference table. odds-and-ends. His desk was society.
pallet. small, poor bed. The cluttered with paper, pen, ink, patent. open for the public to read;
opulence. wealth. to be amazed weary traveler went to sleep on his dictionary and other ~ of the obvious. It was ~ to everyone
by the ~ of this country. straw ~. writing craft. that the witness spoke the truth.
oratorio. dramatic poem set to palliate. ease pain; make less paregoric. medicine that eases pathetic. causing sadness, com-
music. The Glee Club decided to guilty or offensive. Doctors must pain. The doctor prescribed a ~ passion, pity; toughing. Every-
present an ~ during their recital. ~ that which they cannot cure. to alleviate his suffering. one in the auditorium was weeping
ordinance. decree. Passing red pallid. pale; wan. Because his pariah. social outcast. I am not a by the time he finished his ~ tale.
light is a violation of a city ~. occupation required that he work ~ to be shunned and ostracized. pathos. tender sorrow; pity; qual-
ornate. excessively decorated. at night and sleep during the day, parlance. language, idiom. All ity in art or literature that produces
Furniture of the Baroque period he had an exceptionally ~ com- this legal ~ confuses me; I need an these feelings. A quiet tone of ~
can be recognized by its ~ carv- plexion. interpreter. ran through the novel.
ings. palpable. tangible; easily percepti- parley. conference. The peace ~ patricide. parricide.
ornithologist. scientific student ble. I cannot understand how has not produced the anticipated patrimony. inheritance from father.
of birds. Audubon's drawings of you could overlook such a ~ truce. As predicted by his critics, he
American bird life have been of blunder. parody. humorous imitation; spent his ~ within two years of his
interest not only to the ~s but also palpitate. throb; flutter. As he travesty. We enjoyed the clever father's death.
to the general public. came excited, his heart began to ~ ~ies of popular songs which the paucity. scarcity. The poor test
ostentatious. showy. the real more and more erratically. chorus sang. papers indicate that the members
hero is never ~. paltry. insignificant; petty. This paroxysm. fit or attack of pain, of this class have a ~ of intelli-
osteopath. one who practices is a ~ sum to pay for such a mas- laughter, rage. When he heard of gence.
healing by manipulation. The terpiece. his son's misdeeds, he was seized peccadillo. slight offense. If we
services of an ~ may be helpful in pander. cater to the low desires of by a ~ of rage. examine these escapades carefully,
treating severe cases of sciatica. others. Books which ~ to man's parry. ward off a blow. He was we will realize that they are mere
~es rather than major crimes. penitent. repentant. When he we could not understand his ~.
peculate. steal; embezzle. His realized the enormity of his crime, peripatetic. walking about; mov- pervious. penetrable. He has a ~
crime of ~ing public funds en- he became remorseful and ~. ing. The ~ school of philosophy mind and readily accepts new
trusted to his care is especially penumbra. partial shadow (in an derives its name from the fact that ideas.
damnable. eclipse) During an eclipse, we Aristotle walked with his pupils pestilential. causing plague; bane-
pecuniary. pertaining to money. I can see an area of total darkness while discussing philosophy with ful. People were afraid to
never expected a ~ reward for my and a lighter area which is the ~. them. explore the ~ swamp.
work in this activity. penurious. stingy; parsimonious. perpetrate. commit an offense. petulant. touchy; peevish. The
pedagogue. teacher; dull and He was a ~ man, averse to Only an insane person could ~ feverish patient was ~ and restless.
formal teacher. spending money even for the such a horrible crime. phial. small bottle.
pediatrician. expert in children's necessities of life. persiflage. flippant conversation; philander. make love lightly. Do
diseases. penury. extreme poverty. We banter. This ~ is not appropriate not ~ with my affections because
pelf. stolen property; money or find much ~ and suffering in this when we have such serious love is too serious.
wealth (in a contemptuous sense). slum area. problems to discuss. philistine. narrow-minded person,
Your possessions are only ~; they perdition. damnation; complete perspicacious. having insight; uncultured and exclusively inter-
will give you no lasting pleasure. ruin. He was damned to eternal penetrating; astute. We admired ested in material gain. We need
pell-mell. in confusion; disorderly. ~. his ~ wisdom and sagacity. more men of culture and enlight-
The excited students dashed ~ into peremptory. demanding and leav- pert. impertinent; forward. I enment; we have too many ~s
the stadium to celebrate the ing no choice. I resent your ~ think your ~ and impudent among us.
victory. attitude. remarks call for an apology. phlegmatic. calm; not easily dis-
pellucid. transparent; limpid; easy perennial. lasting. These plants pertinacious. stubborn, persistent. turbed. The nurse was a cheerful
to understand. After reading are hardy ~s and will bloom for He is bound to succeed because but ~ person.
these stodgy philosophers, I find many years. his ~ nature will not permit him to physiognomy. face. He prided
his ~ style very enjoyable. perfidious. basely false. Your ~ quit. himself on his ability to analyze a
penance. self-imposed punishment gossip is malicious and dangerous. perturbation. agitation. I fail to person's character by studying his
for sin. The Ancient Mariner perfidy. violation of a trust. understand why such an innocent ~.
said, "I have ~ done and ~ more When we learned of his ~, we remark should create such ~. pied. variegated; multi-colored.
will do. were shocked and dismayed. perverse. stubborn; intractable. The ~-antelope may be recognized
penchant. strong inclination; perforce. of necessity. I must Because of your ~ attitude. I by its white face.
liking. He had a strong ~ for perforce leave as my train is about must rate you as deficient in co- pillage. plunder. The enemy ~d
sculpture. to start. operation. the quiet village and left it in ru-
pendant. hanging down from perversion. corruption; turning ins.
something. Her ~ errings glisten- from right to wrong. Inasmuch pillory. punish by placing in a
ed in the light. WL22 as he had no motive for his crimes, wooden frame and subjecting to
ridicule. Even though he was shortcomings. tions of the body. He was advis- the forces of justice will ~
mocked and ~ied, he maintained plumb. checking perpendicularity; ed to apply a flax-seed ~ to the eventually in this dispute.
that he was correct in his beliefs. vertical. Before hanging wallpa- inflammation. presage. foretell. The vultures
pinion. restrain. They ~ed his per it is advisable to drop a ~ line flying overhead ~d the discovery
arms against his body. from the ceiling as a guide. of the corpse in the desert.
piquant. pleasantly tart-tasting; poltroon. coward. Only a ~ WL23 presentment. premonition; fore-
stimulating. The ~ sauce added would so betray his comrades at boding. Hamlet felt a ~ about his
to our enjoyment of the meal. such a dangerous time. prate. speak foolishly; boast idly. meeting with Laertes.
pique. irritation; resentment. She pommel. beat. The severity with Let us not prate about our virtues. prevaricate. lie. He was forced
shoed her ~ by her refusal to ap- which he was ~ed was indicated prattle. babble. The little girl ~d to ~ to save his life.
pear with the other contestants at by the bruises he displayed on his endlessly about her dolls. prim. very precise and formal;
the end of the contest. head and face. precept. practical rule guiding exceedingly proper. The spinster
piscatorial. pertaining to fishing. portend. foretell; presage. The conduct. "Love thy neighbor as was too ~ to attract suitors.
He spent many happy hours in his king did not know what these thyself" is a worthwhile ~. primordial. existing at the begin-
~ activities. omens might ~ and asked his precipitate. throw headlong; has- ning (of time). The Neanderthal
pittance. a small allowance or soothsayers to interpret them. ten. We must be patient as we Man is one of our ~ ancestors.
wage. He could not live on the ~ portent. sign; omen. He regarded cannot ~ these results. pristine. characteristic of earlier
he received as a pension and had the black cloud as a ~ of evil. precipitous. steep. This hill is times; primitive; unspoiled. This
to look for an additional source of portentous. ominous; serious. I difficult to climb, because it is so area has been preserved in all its ~
revenue. regard our present difficulties and ~. wilderness.
plaintive. mournful. The dove dissatisfactions as ~ omens of precocious. developed ahead of privy. secret; hidden; not public.
has a ~ and melancholy call. future disaster. time. By his rather adult manner We do not care for ~ chamber
platitude. trite remark; common- portly. stately, stout. The of discussing serious topics, the government.
place statement. His ~ impressed wealthy financier was a portly child demonstrated that he was ~. probity. uprightness; incorruptibi-
the ignorant. gentleman. predilection. partiality; preference. lity. Everyone took his ~ for
plauditory. approving; applauding. potentate. monarch; sovereign. Although the artist used various granted; his defalcations, therefore,
~ comments. The ~ spent more time at Monte media from time to time, he had a shocked us all.
plebeian. common; pertaining to Carlo than he did at home with his predilection for water color. proboscis. long snout; nose. The
the common people. His people. prefatory. introductory. The elephant uses his ~ to handle
speeches were aimed at the ~ potpourri. heterogeneous mixture; chairman made a few ~ remarks things and carry them from place
minds and emotions; they dis- medley. He offered a ~ of folk before he called on the first to place.
gusted the more refined. songs from many lands. speaker. proclivity. inclination; natural
plethora. excess; overabundance. poultice. soothing application preponderate. be superior in power; tendency. He has a ~ to grumble.
She offered a ~ of reasons for her applied to sore and inflamed por- outweigh. I feel confident that prodigal. wasteful; reckless with
money. The ~ son squandered propitiate. appease. The natives being. and Italy every year in search of
his inheritance. offered sacrifices to ~ the gods. puerile. childish. His ~ pranks new products to sell.
prodigious. marvelous; enormous. propitious. favorable; kindly. ~ sometimes offended his purview. scope. The sociological
He marveled at her ~ appetite. occasion. serious-minded friends. implications of these inventions
profligate. dissipated; wasteful; propulsive. driving forward. The are beyond the ~ of this book.
licentious. In this ~ company, he jet plane has a greater ~ power pusillanimous. cowardly;
lost all sense of decency. than the motor-driven plane. WL24 faint-hearted. You should be
profusion. lavish expenditure; prorogue. dismiss parliament; end ashamed of your ~ conduct during
overabundant condition. Seldom officially. It was agreed that the pugnacious. combative; disposed this dispute.
have I seen food and drink served king could not ~ parliament until it to fight. As a child he is ~ and putrid. foul; rotten. ~ smell of
in such ~. had been in session for at least fights with everyone. the wound.
progenitor. ancestor. We must fifty days. puissant. powerful; strong. pyromaniac. person with an insane
not forget the teachings of our ~s provender. dry food; fodder. I potent. We must keep his desire to set things on fire. The
in our desire to appear modern. am not afraid of a severe winter friendship for he will make a ~ detectives searched the area for the
progeny. children; offspring. He because I have store a large ally. ~ who had set these costly fires.
was proud of his ~ but regarded quantity of ~ for the cattle. pulchritude. beauty; comeliness. quaff. drink with relish. As we
George as the most promising of provident. displaying foresight; I do not envy the judge who has to ~ed our ale, we listened to the gay
all his children. thrifty; preparing for emergencies. select the best from among this songs of the students in the tavern.
prognosticate. predict. I ~ In his usual ~ manner, he had collection of feminine ~. quail. cower; lose heart. He was
disaster unless we change our insured himself against this type of punctilious. laying stress on afraid that he would ~ in the face
wasteful ways. loss. niceties of conduct, form. We of danger.
prolix. verbose; drawn out. His proviso. stipulation. I am ready must be ~ in our planning of this qualms. misgivings. His ~s of
~ arguments irritated the jury. to accept your proposal with the ~ affair. for any error may be re- conscience had become so great
promontory. headland. They that you meet your obligations garded as a personal affront. that he decided to abandon his
erected a lighthouse on the ~ to within the next two weeks. purgatory. place of spiritual expia- plans.
warn approaching ships of their proxy. authorized agent. Please tion. In this ~, he could expect querulous. fretful; whining. His
nearness to the shore. act as my ~ and vote for this slate no help from his comrades. classmates were repelled by his ~
propagate. multiply; spread. I of candidates. purloin. steal. In the story, "The and complaining statements.
am sure disease must ~ in such un- prurient. based on lascivious P~ed Letter," Poe points out that quibble. equivocate; play on
sanitary and crowed areas. thoughts. The police attempted the best hiding place is often the words. Do not ~; I want a
propensity. natural inclination. I to close the theater where the ~ most obvious place. straightforward and definite an-
dislike your ~ to belittle every film was being presented. purveyor. furnisher of foodstuffs; swer.
contribution he makes to our or- psyche. soul; mind. It is difficult caterer. As ~ of rare wines and quiescent. at rest; dormant. After
ganization. to delve into the ~ of a human viands, he traveled through France this geyser erupts, it will remain ~
for 24 hours. phere. The religious people ostracized the from the race.
quip. taunt. You are unpopular ratiocination. reasoning; act of ~ who had abandoned their faith. refulgent. radiant. We admired
because you are too free with your drawing conclusions from prem- recrimination. countercharges. the ~ moon and watched it for a
~s and sarcastic comments. ises. Poe's "The Gold Bug" is a Loud and angry ~s were her an- while
quirk. starling twist; caprice. By splendid example of the author's swer to his accusations. refutation. disproof of opponent's
a ~ of fate, he found himself use of ~. arguments. I will wait until I
working for the man whom he had raucous. harsh and shrill. His ~ hear the ~ before deciding whom
discharged years before. laughter irritated me. to favor.
qui vive. wide awake; expectant. ravening. rapacious; seeking prey. WL25 regale. entertain. John ~d us
Let us be on the ~. We kept our fires burning all night with tales of his adventures in
quizzical. bantering; comical; to frighten the ~ wolves. rectitude. uprightness. "He was Africa.
humorously serious. Will ravenous. extremely hungry. The renowned for his ~ an integrity. regatta. boat or yacht race. Many
Rogers' ~ remarks endeared him to ~ dog upset several garbage pails recumbent. reclining; lying down boating enthusiasts followed the ~
his audiences. in its search for food. completely or in part. The com- in their own yachts.
rabid. like a fanatic; furious. He rebate. discount. We offer a ~ of mand "AT EASE" does not permit regimen. prescribed diet and hab-
was a ~ follower of the Dogers ten per cent to those who pay cash. you to take ~ position. its. I doubt whether the results
and watched them play whenever recalcitrant. obstinately stubborn. redolent. fragrant; odorous. the warrant our living under such a
he could go to the ball park. Donkeys are the most ~ of ani- air is ~ of spring. strict and inflexible ~.
ragamuffin. person wearing tatter- mals. redoubtable. formidable; causing remiss. negligent. He was
ed clothes. recant. repudiate; withdraw previ- fear. He was a ~ foe. accused of being ~ in his duty.
rancor. bitterness; hatred. Let us ous statement. Unless you ~ reek. The room ~ed with stale remonstrate. protest. I must ~
forget our ~ and cooperate in this your confession, you will be tobacco. about the lack of police protection
new endeavor. punished severely. refection. slight refreshment. In in this area.
rant. rave; speak bombastically. recapitulate. summarize. Let us our anxiety to reach our destina- remunerative. compensating;
As we heard him ~ on the platform, ~ what has been said thus far be- tion as rapidly as possible, we rewarding. I find my new work
we could not understand his fore going ahead. stopped on the road for only a so ~ that I may not return to my
strange popularity with many recluse. hermit. The recluse slight ~. previous employment.
people. lived in a hut in the forest. refraction. bending of a ray of rend. split; tear apart. In his grief,
rapacious. excessively grasping; recondite. abstruse; profound; light. When you look at a stick he tried to ~ his garments.
plundering. Hawks and other ~ secret. He read many ~ books. inserted in water, it looks bent renunciation. giving up; renounc-
birds may be killed at any time. recourse. resorting to help when in because of the ~ of the light by the ing. Do not sign this ~ of your
rarefied. made less dense (of a gas) trouble. The boy's only ~ was to water. right to sue until you have con-
The mountain climber had diffi- appeal to his father for aid. refractory. stubborn; unmanage- sulted a lawyer.
culty breathing in the ~ atmos- recreant. coward; betrayer of faith. able. The ~ horse was eliminated repartee. clever reply. He was
famous for his witty ~ and his restitution. reparation; indemnifi- warned us that he was coming WL26
sarcasm. cation. He offered to make ~ for down with a cold.
replete. filled to capacity. This the window broken by his son. ribald. wanton; profane. He sang rotundity. roundness; sonorous-
book is ~ with humorous situa- restive. unmanageable. ~ a ~ song which offended many of ness of speech. Washing Irving
tions. animals. us. emphasized the ~ of the governor
repository. storehouse. Libraries resuscitate. revive. The lifeguard rife. abundant; current. In the by describing his height and cir-
are ~ies of the world's best tried to ~ the drowned child by face of the many rumors of cumference.
thoughts. applying artificial respiration. scandal, which are ~ at the rubicund. having a healthy reddish
reprehensible. deserving blame. retentive. holding; having a good moment, it is best to remain silent. color; ruddy, florid. His ~ com-
I find your present attitude ~. memory. The pupil did not need rime. white frost. The early plexion was the result of an active
reprieve. temporary stay. During to spend much time in study as he morning dew had frozen and eve- outdoor life.
the twenty-four hour ~, the layers had a ~ mind. rything was covered with a thin rueful. regretful; sorrowful;
sought to make the stay of exe- reticence. reserve; uncommunica- coat of ~. dejected. The artist has captured
cution permanent. tiveness. Because of the ~ of the risible. inclined to laugh; ludicrous. the sadness of childhood in his
reprobation. severe disapproval. key witness, the case against the His remarks were so risible that portrait of the boy with the ~
The students showed their ~ of his defendant collapsed. the audience howled with laughter. countenance.
act by refusing to talk with him. retraction. withdrawal. He risqu. verging upon the improper; ruse. trick; stratagem. You will
requiem. mass for the dead; dirge. dropped his libel suit after the off-color. Please do not tell your not be able to fool your friends
They played Mozart's R~ at the newspaper published a ~ of its ~ anecdotes at this party. with such an obvious ~.
funeral. statement. roan. brown mixed with gray or rusticate. banish to the country;
requite. repay; revenge. The revelry. boisterous merrymaking. white. You can distinguish this dwell in the country. I like city
wretch ~ed his benefactors by New Year's Eve is a night of ~. horse in a race because it is ~ life so much that I an never un-
betraying them. revile. slander; vilify. He was while all the others are bay or derstand how people can ~ in the
rescind. cancel. Because of avoided by all who feared that he chestnut. suburbs.
public resentment, the king had to would ~ and abuse them if they rococo. ornate; highly decorated. sacerdotal. priestly. The priest
~ his order. displeased him. At the present time, architects decided to abandon his ~ duties
rescission. abrogation; annulment. revulsion. sudden violent change avoid ~ designs. and enter the field of politics.
The ~ of the unpopular law was of feeling; reaction. Many roseate. rosy; optimistic. I am sacrilegious. desecrating; profane.
urged by all political parties. people in this country who afraid you will have to alter your His stealing of the altar cloth was
respite. delay in punishment; admired dictatorships underwent a roseate views in the light of the a very ~ act.
interval of relief; rest. The judge ~ when they realized what Hitler distressing news that has just sacrosanct. most sacred; inviolable.
granted the condemned man a ~ to and Mussolini were trying to do. arrived. The brash insurance salesman
enable his attorneys to file an rheumy. pertaining to a discharge invaded the ~ privacy of the office
appeal. from nose and eyes. His ~ eyes of the president of the company.
saffron. orange-colored like the "Love's sad ~" in his "Ode to a very ~ young man.
autumn crocus. The Halloween Skylark." scullion. menial kitchen worker. sequester. retire from public life;
cake was decorated with ~-colored saturnine. gloomy. The saturnine Lynette was angry because she segregate; seclude. Although he
icing. professor had few pupils. thought she had been given a ~ to had hoped for a long time to ~
sallow. yellowish; sickly in color. saunter. stroll slowly. As we ~ed act as her defender. himself in a small community, he
We were disturbed by his ~ through the park, we stopped scurrilous. obscene; indecent. I never was able to drop his busy
complexion. frequently to admire the spring should horsewhip you for your ~ round of activities in the city.
salubrious. healthful. Many peo- flowers. remarks about my daughter. serendipity. gift for finding valu-
ple with hay fever move to more ~ savant. scholar. world famous sebaceous. oily; fatty. The ~ able things not searched for.
sections of the country during the ~s. glands secrete oil to the hair fol- Many scientific discoveries are a
months of August and September. savoir faire. tact; poise; sophistica- licles. matter of ~.
salutary. tending to improve; tion. I envy his ~; he always sedate. composed; grave. The serenity. calmness; placidity.
beneficial; wholesome. The knows exactly what to do and say. parents were worried because they The serenity of the sleepy town
punishment had a ~ effect on the schism. division; split. Let us felt their son was too quiet and ~. was shattered by a tremendous ex-
boy as he became a model student. not widen the ~ by further sedentary. requiring sitting. Be- plosion.
sangfroid. coolness in trying bickering.' cause he had a ~ occupation, he serrated. having a saw-toothed
situation. The captain's ~ helped scintilla. shred; least bit. You decided to visit a gymnasium edge. The beech tree is one of
to ally the fears of the passengers. have not produced a ~ of evidence weekly. many plants that have ~ leaves.
sanguine. cheerful; hopeful. Let to support your argument. sedulous. diligent. Stevenson severance. division; partition;
us not be too ~ about the outcome. scintillate. sparkle; flash. I enjoy said that he played the "~ ape" and separation. The ~ of church and
sapid. savory; tasty; relishable. her dinner parties because the food diligently imitated the great writ- state is a basic principle of our
This chef has the knack of making is excellent and the conversation ers of the past. government.
most foods more ~ and appealing. ~. seine. net for catching fish. shambles. slaughter house; scene
sapient. wise; shrewd. The stu- scion. offspring. The farm boy senility. old age; feeble-minded- of carnage. By the time the po-
dents enjoyed the professor's ~ felt out of place in the school ness of old age. Most of the de- lice arrived, the room was a ~.
digressions more than his formal attended by the ~s of the wealthy cisions are being made by the sheaf. bundle of stalks of grain;
lectures. and noble families. junior members of the company any bundle of things tied together.
sardonic. disdainful; sarcastic; scourge. lash; whip; severe pun- because of the ~ of the president. The layer picked up a ~ of papers
cynical. I cannot stand his ~ wit. ishment. They feared the plague sententious. terse; concise; apho- as he rose to question the witness.
sate. satisfy to the full; cloy. Its and regarded it was a deadly ~. ristic. After reading so many sherbet. water-ice. I prefer rasp-
hunger ~d, the lion dozed. scrupulous. conscientious; ex- wordy and redundant speeches, I berry ~ to ice cream since it is less
satiety. condition of being tremely thorough. I can recom- find his ~ style particularly fattening.
crammed full; glutted state; re- mend him for a position of re- pleasing. shibboleth. watchword; slogan.
pletion. Shelley mentions sponsibility for I have found him a WL27 We are often misled by ~.
shimmer. glimmer intermittently. He ~ed through the less fashion- somnolent. half asleep. The staid. sober; sedate. His conduct
The moonlight ~ed on the water as able sections of the city in order to heavy meal and the overheated during the funeral ceremony was ~
the moon broke through the clouds avoid meeting any of his former room made us all ~ and indifferent and solemn.
for a moment. friends. to the speaker. stanch. check flow of blood. ~
shoal. shallow place. The ship slake. quench; sate. When we soupcon. suggestion; hint; taste. the gushing wound.
was stranded on a ~ and had to be reached to oasis, we were able to ~ A ~ of garlic will improve this stein. beer mug. drink beer from
pulled off by tugs. our thirst. dish. ~s.
sidereal. relating to the stars. sleazy. flimsy; insubstantial. spangle. small metallic piece sewn WL28
The study of ~ bodies has been This is a ~ material; it will not to clothing for ornamentation. stentorian. extremely loud. The
greatly advanced by the new wear well. The thousands of ~s on her dress town crier had a ~ voice.
telescope. slough. cast off. Each spring, the sparkled in the glare of the stage stoic. person who is indifferent to
silt. sediment deposited by run- snake ~s off its skin. lights. pleasure or pain. He bore the
ning water. The harbor channel slovenly. untidy; careless in work spawn. lay eggs. Fish ladders pain like a ~.
must be dredged annually to re- habits. Such ~ work habits will had to be built in the dams to stolid. dull; impassive. I am
move the ~. never produce good products. assist the salmon returning to ~ in afraid that this imaginative poetry
simian. monkey-like. This sluggard. lazy person. "You are a their native streams. will not appeal to such a ~ person.
strange animal has ~ ~, a drone, a parasite," the angry specious. seemingly reasonable striated. marked with parallel
characteristics. father shouted at his lazy son. but incorrect. Let us not be mis- bands. The glacier left many ~
sinecure. well paid position with sobriety. soberness. The led by such ~ arguments. rocks.
little responsibility. My job is no solemnity of the occasion filled us spectral. ghostly. We were stricture. critical comments;
~; I work long hours and have with ~. frightened by the ~ glow in the severe and adverse criticism.
much responsibility. solecism. grammatically incorrect room. His ~s on the author's style are
sinuous. winding; bending in and constructions. splenetic. spiteful; irritable; pee- prejudiced and unwarranted.
out; not morally honest. The solicitous. worried; concerned. vish. People shunned him be- strident. loud and harsh. She
snake moved in a ~ manner. The employer was very ~ about cause of his ~ temper. scolded him in a ~ voice.
skimp. provide scantily; live very the health of his employees as sportive. playful. Such a ~ stringent. binding; rigid. I think
economically. They were forced replacements were difficult to get. attitude is surprising in a person as these regulations are too stringent.
to ~ on necessities in order to solstice. point at which the sun is serious as you usually are. stymie. present an obstacle; stump.
make their limited supplies last the farthest from the equator. winter spurious. false; counterfeit. He The detective was ~d by the
winter. ~. tried to pay the bill with a ~ bank contradictory evidence in the
skittish. lively; frisky. He is as ~ solvent. able to pay all debts. By note. robbery investigation.
as a kitten playing with a piece of dint of very frugal living, he was squalid. dirty; neglected; poor. It suavity. urbanity; polish. He is
string. finally able to become ~ and avoid is easy to sea how crime can breed particularly good in roles that
skulk. move furtively and secretly. bankruptcy proceedings. in such a ~ neighborhood. require ~ sophistication.
subaltern. subordinate. The cap- sundry. various. My suspicions surly. rude; cross. Because of his temerity. boldness; rashness.
tain treated his ~s as though they were aroused when I read ~ items ~ attitude, many people avoided Do you have the ~ to argue with
were children rather than com- in the newspaper about your ~. his company. me?
missioned officers. superannuated. retired on pension surreptitious. secret. News of temporize. avoid committing one-
sublimate. refine; purify. We because of age. The ~ man was their ~ meeting gradually leaked self; gain time. I cannot permit
must strive to ~ these desires and indignant because he felt that he out. you to ~ any longer; I must have a
emotions into worthwhile activi- could still perform a good day's swathe. wrap around; bandage. definite answer today.
ties. work. When I visited him in the hospital. tenacious. holding fast. I had to
sub rosa. in strict confidence; supercilious. contemptuous; I found him ~d in bandages. struggle to break his ~ hold on my
privately. I heard of this ~ and I haughty. I resent your ~ and swelter. be oppressed by heat. I arm.
cannot tell you about it. arrogant attitude. am going to buy an air condition- tepid, lukewarm. to take a ~ bath.
subterfuge. pretense; evasion. superfluity. excess; overabun- ing unit for my apartment as I do WL29
As soon as we realized that you dance. We have a definite lack of not intend to ~ through another hot
had won our support by a ~, we sincere workers and a ~ of leaders. and humid summer. terrestrial. on the earth. We have
withdrew our endorsement of you supine. lying on back. The sylvan. pertaining to the woods; been able to explore the ~ regions
candidacy. defeated pugilist lay ~ on the rustic. His paintings of nymphs much more thoroughly than the
succor. aid; assistance; relief. canvas. in ~ backgrounds wee criticized as aquatic or celestial regions.
We shall be ever grateful for the suppliant. entreating; beseeching. overly sentimental. testy. irritable; short-tempered.
succor your country gave us when He could not resist the dog's ~ tactile. pertaining to the organs or My advice is to avoid discussing
we were in need. whimpering, and he gave it some sense of touch. His calloused this problem with him today as he
succulent. juicy; full of richness. food. hands had lost their ~ sensitivity. is rather ~.
He developed the ~ theme fully. supplicate. petition humbly; pray tantalize. tease; torture with disap- theocracy. government of a com-
suffuse. spread over. A blush ~d to grant a favor. We ~ your maj- pointment. Tom loved to ~ his munity by religious leaders.
her cheeks when we teased her esty to grant him amnesty. younger brother. thrall. slave; bondage. The cap-
about her love affair. supposititious. assumed; counter- tantrum. fit of petulance; caprice. tured soldier was held in ~ by the
sultry. sweltering. He could not feit; hypothetical. I find no simi- The child learned that he could conquering army.
adjust himself to the ~ climate of larity between your ~ illustration have almost anything if he went threnody. song of lamentation;
the tropics. and the problem we are facing. into a ~. dirge. When he died, many poets
sumptuous. lavish; rich. I cannot surcease. cessation. He begged tawdry. cheap and gaudy. He wrote ~ies about his passing.
recall when I have had such a the doctors to grant him ~ from his won a few ~ trinkets in Coney throes. violent anguish. She was
sumptuous feast. suffering. Island. in the ~ of despair.
sunder. separate; part. North and surfeit. cloy; overfeed. I am ~ed tedium. boredom; weariness. We throttle. strangle. The criminal
South Ireland are politically and with the sentimentality of the hope this radio will help overcome tried to ~ the old man.
religiously ~ed. average motion picture film. the ~ of your stay in the hospital. thwart. baffle; frustrate. ~ one's
plans. We could not recognize the people They are a ~ race, ready to fight at uncouth. outlandish; clumsy. an
tipple. drink (alcoholic beverages) in the next room because of the ~ any moment. ~ and ungainly young man.
frequently. He found that his curtains which separated us. trumpery. objects that are showy, unction. the act of anointing with
most enjoyable evenings occurred transmute. change; convert to valueless, deceptive. All this oil. The anointing with oil of a
when he ~d with his friends at the something different. He was un- finery is mere trumpery. person near death is called ex-
local pub. able to ~ his dreams into actuali- tryst. meeting. The lovers kept treme ~.
tirade. extended scolding; denun- ties. their ~ even though they realized unctuous. oily; bland; insincerely
ciation. Long before he had fin- transpire. exhale; become know; their danger. suave. I am suspicious of his ~
ished his tirade; we were suffi- happen. In spite of all our efforts tumbrel. a tip-cart. manner.
ciently aware of the seriousness of to keep the meeting a secret, news tumid. swollen; pompous; bom- ungainly. awkward.
our misconduct. of our conclusions ~d. bastic. I especially dislike his ~ unguent. ointment. Apply this to
toady. flatter for favors. H hope travail. painful labor. How long style. the sore muscles before retiring.
you see through those who are do you think a man can endure turbid. muddy; having the sedi-
~ing you for special favors. such ~ and degradation without ments disturbed. ~ water.
toga. Roman outer robe. Marc rebelling? turnkey. jailer. WL30
Antony pointed to the slashes in travesty. comical parody; treat- turpitude. depravity. A visitor unmitigated. harsh; severe; not
Caesar's ~. ment aimed at making something may be denied admittance to this lightened. I sympathize with you
tome. large volume. He spent appear ridiculous. The decision country if he has been guilty of in your ~ sorrow.
much time in the libraries poring the jury has arrived at is a ~ of more ~. unseemly. unbecoming; indecent.
over ancient ~s. justice. tyro. beginner; novice. For a Your levity is ~ at this time.
torpid. dormant; dull; lethargic. tribulation. distress; suffering. mere ~. you have produced some untenable. insupportable. I find
The ~ bear had just come out of After all the trials and ~s we have marvelous results. your theory ~ and must reject it.
his cave after his long hibernation. gone through, we need this rest. umbrage. resentment; anger; sense upbraid. scold; reproach. I must
touchy. sensitive; irascible. Do trident. three-pronged spear. of injury or insult. She took ~ at ~ him for his misbehavior.
not discuss this phase of the Neptune is usually depicted as his remarks. uxorious. excessively devoted to
problem as he is very ~ about it. rising from the sea, carrying his ~ unassuaged. unsatisfied; not one's wife. His friends laughed
tractable. docile. You will find on his shoulder. soothed. His anger is ~ed by at him because he was so ~ and
the children in this school very ~ trite. hackneyed; commonplace. your apology. permitted his wife to henpeck him.
and willing to learn. The plot of this play is ~. unbridled. violent. He had a sud- vacuous. empty; inane. He was
traduce. expose to slander. His troth. pledge of good faith espe- den fit of ~ rage. annoyed by her ~ remarks.
opponents tried to ~ the candi- cially in betrothal. He gave her unconscionable. unscrupulous; vainglorious boastful; excessively
date's reputation by spreading his ~ and vowed he would cherish excessive. He found the loan conceited. He was a ~ and arro-
rumors about his past. her always. shark's demands ~ and impossible gant individual.
translucent. partly transparent. truculent. aggressive; savage. to meet. vapid. insipid; inane. He delivered
an uninspired and ~ address. copper which has been exposed to contract. as a fox in avoiding trouble.
variegated. many-colored. He the weather. vitriolic. corrosive; sarcastic. winsome. agreeable; gracious;
will not like this blue necktie as he vernal. pertaining to spring. We Such ~ criticism is uncalled for. engaging. By her ~ manner, she
is addicted to ~ clothing. may expect ~ showers all during vituperative. abusive; scolding. made herself like by everyone who
velum. parchment. Bound in ~ the month of April. He became more ~ as he realized met her.
and embossed in gold, this book is vertex. summit Let us drop a that we were not going to grant wizardry. sorcery; magic. Merlin
a beautiful example of the binder's perpendicular line from the ~ of him his wish. amazed the knights with his ~.
craft. the triangle to the base. vociferous. clamorous; noisy. wizened. withered; shriveled.
venal. capable of being bribed. viand. food. a variety of ~s at The crowd grew ~ in its anger and The ~ old man in the home for the
The ~ policeman accepted the the feast. threatened to take the law into aged was still active and energetic.
bribe offered him by the speeding vicarious. acting a a substitute. their own hands. wraith. ghost; phantom of a living
motorist whom he had stopped. Many people get a ~ thrill at the voluble. fluent; glib. He was a ~ person. It must be horrible
veneer. thin layer; cover. Casual movies by imagining they are the speaker. experience to see a ghost; it is
acquaintances were deceived by characters on the screen. voluptuous. gratifying the senses. even more horrible to see the ~ of
his ~ of sophistication and failed vicissitude. change of fortune. The nobility during the a person we know to be alive.
to recognize his fundamental We must accept life's ~s. Renaissance led ~ lives.
shallowness. victuals. food. I am very happy voracious. ravenous. The wolf is
venial. forgivable; trivial. We to be able to provide you with a ~ animal.
may regard a hungry man's these ~s. votary. follower of cult. He was
stealing as a ~ crime. vindicate. clear of charges. I a ~ of every new movement in
ventral. abdominal. We shall hope to ~ my client and return him literature and art.
now examine the ~ plates of this to society as a free man. waggish. mischievous; humorous;
serpent. vindictive. revengeful. tricky. He has a ~ wit.
venturous. daring. The five ~ viper. poisonous snake. wary. very cautious. The spies
young men decided to look for a virago. shrew. Rip Van Winkle's grew ~ as they approached the
new approach to the mountain top. wife was a veritable ~. sentry.
veracious. truthful. I an virtuoso. highly skilled artist. wheedle. cajole; coax; deceive by
recommend him for this position Heifetz is a violin ~. flattery. She knows she can ~
because I have always found him viscid. sticky; adhesive. This is a almost anything she wants from
~ and reliable. ~ liquid. her father.
verdant. green; fresh. The ~ viscous. sticky; gluey. Melted tar whit. smallest speck. There is
meadows in the spring are always is a ~ substance. not a ~ of intelligence or
an inspiring sight. vitiate. spoil the effect of; make understanding in your observation.
verdigris. a green coating on inoperative. Fraud will ~ the wily. cunning; artful. He is as ~