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vt., confuse; bewilder.
confound
The results of the experiment __________ the physicists at first because they appeared to contradict the laws of physics.
vi., twist as if in pain or struggling.
writhe
During her nightmare, Noreen __________ under the blankets until they became tangled.
adj., of weakened vitality, especially feeble from age.
infirm
Yolanda helped her __________ grandmother move into a nursing home.
adv., first and foremost; mostly importantly.
preeminently
For Kelsey, who does not drive, riding a bicycle is __________ a means of transportation, not a sport.
n., general nature.
disposition
Commando was unfit to be a guard dog because of his friendly __________.
adj., not softening or yielding in determination.
unrelenting
Mrs. Cunningham found it hard to keep up with the __________ pace at the office.
n., act of looting or plundering, especially in war.
pillage
The international community was distressed to hear of the __________ of the ethnic Albanians' homes in Kosovo.
n., great quanity.
profusion
As the days grew warmer, the hills were covered with a __________ of purple and orange blossoms.
v.t., free from dependence or custom.
wean
Many people make New Year's resolutions to __________ themselves of bad habits.
vt., cause to develop; produce.
engender
The flag is a symbol designed to __________ feelings of patriotism.
adj., flimsy; weak.
tenuous
Dobie asked for extra help because his grasp on the material that would be on the test was at best __________.
n., honor or respect felt or shown.
reverence
Isa watched the master violinist with great __________, hoping to learn from the esteemed musician.
n., prudence; careful cautiousness.
wariness
Jamal tested the ice because the recent warm day had left him with a __________ about the safety of skating.
v.t., complete.
consummate
In order to __________ the deal, the two parties signed on the dotted line.
adj., not admitting of light.
opaque
The __________ shades allowed Keva to sleep during the day.
n., active and typically mutual hatred or ill will.
enmity
The __________ between the Browns and the Cliffs surfaced during a legal dispute over property.
n., condition in which one lacks liberty, especially to determine one's course of life.
servitude
After seven years of __________, Jed was no longer an indentured servant.
adj., of, relating to, or occurring in the night.
nocturnal
Star gazing is a __________ activity.