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squalid
adjective
august
adjective
blithe
adj
raucous
adj
stantorian
adj
duress
noun
alacrity
noun
brash
adj
prowess
noun
plagiarism
noun
vanguard
noun
deride
verb
assiduous
adj
sonorous
adj
multifarious
adj
to see clearly, recgonize
discern
to fill with dismay or horror
appall
stubbornly disobedient; resisting authority
recalcitrant
inactive; at rest
quiescent
amusingly odd
droll
slander or libel
defamation
to anticipate or prevent; to remove
obviate
to drink; to take in, absorb
imbibe
lithe, flexible, winding, having many curves
sinuous
to hold back; put down or check by force
repress
still existing; not destroyed or lost
extant
to sharpen, put an edge on
whet
sleepy, drowsy
somnolent
slow-moving, sluggish; unemtional
phlegmatic
stingy, miserly; meager
parsimonious
to interpret wrongly
misconstrue
to refer to causually
allude
to meditate, to think about; chew the cud
ruminate
an unsuitable or misleading name
misnomer
to make unless, cripple
stultify
synonym--.battered. by fluctuations
buffeted
syn. a welcome .relief. from pain
respite
syn. the rodent's .nightly. activities
nocheturnal
syn. welcome expressions of .sympathy.
condolence
syn. the .secret. world of intelligence agents
clandestine
syn. .entangled. in a web of deceit
implicated
syn. the .implicit. understanding
tactic
syn. a history of .animosity. between the two countries
rancor
syn. a shocking display of .ill-will.
animosity
syn. proved to be something of a .spendthrift.
wastrel
syn. .precludes. further debate
obviates
syn. an .intelligible. explanation
limpid
syn. plants .indigenous. to the rain forest
endemic
syn. .evident. signs of long neglect
tangible
syn. prevent .impulsive. use of power
capricious
syn. difficult to .satisfy.
placate
syn. teenage behavoir is sometimes viewed as .pretentious.
sophmoric
syn. actions were difficult to .comprehend.
fathom
syn. the .incisive. summation to the jury
stultified
syn. .entrusted. to the care of friends
commended
syn. never claimed to be .supernaturally perceptive.
clairvoyant
syn. the .composed. demeanor of the death row inmate
sedate
syn. tried to .suppress. their fears
quell
syn. management is likely to .consent.
acquiensce
syn. his .sterling. record of service
exemplary
syn. lacking any sense of .remorse.
compunction
syn. the .feeble. attempt to protect against disease
innocuous
syn. artists .underrated. by their contemporaries
disparaged
syn. a .wildfire. destroying thousands of acreage
conflagration
syn. the .disagreeing. voices of committee members
dissonant
syn. .disorder. in the courtroom
chaos
syn. a hectic .schedule. with no time to relax
itinerary
syn. the actors .memorable. performance
indelible
syn. her .insensitive. behavior
callous
syn. her .unresponsiveness. toward the issues
apathy
syn. an extremely .caustic. denunnciation
acrid
syn. led a .tranquil. existence
placid
syn. the .aggressive. activists
bellicose
syn. .mortified. over their crushing defeat
chagrin
syn. a .cliche. to live by
platitude
the speeches hitler delivered at the Nuremburg rallies were full of racial slurs and other ________ language
vociferous
unable to control their__ spirits, the fans of the popular singer cheered their idol loudly
exuberant
a heightened sense of compasion has induced the federal government to adopt a more _____ policy toward illegal aliens
inflexible
discriminatory practices may be said to constitute the very_____ of our nation's democratic ideals
antithesis
america's most {____ weapon in the struggle for world unfluence is its great tradition of democracry and freedom
potent
the whirl of activity on the floor of a stock exchange often looks and sounds like utter _____
pandemonium
the precise meaning of a passage in the Bible is sometimes hard to ______
elucidate
when you take notes, its best to record only the main ideas and eliminate all
irrelevant
health concerns ______strongly against the habitual use of tobacco and alchocol
object
a sitting congress sometimes ______ statutes passed by its predecessors
rescinds
some of the charceters a reader meets in a detective story are none too _____
savory
at the assembly the principal ____ both students and teachers for the school wide improvement of reading scores
launded
how can you expect them to concern themselves with your problems when they are so _______with troubles of their own?
beset
the conceited actor was anything but ______ in discussing his innumerable triumphs on the stage, screen and tv
reticent
theres nothing i would rather do on a hot, humid summer afternoon than ______ in a hammock under a tree
loll
a free people cannot afford to grow _____ but must remain ever vigilant in safeguarding their liberties
complacent
to a fussy housekeeper, even an ______ amount of dust on a tabletop in unacceptable
infinitesimal
you may find it difficult to _______ to a new school if you arrive in the middle of the year
acclimate
gargoyles, the ______ beasts carved on many gothic churches, are actually drainage spouts
grotesque
some public speakers favor a ___ delivery and emphatic gestures to drive home a point to their listeners
sedate
the neighbors had a _______ understanding that they would help each other in an emergency
tactit
scholars consider the ______ satires of Jonathan Swift to be the greatest works of their kind in English language
insipid
In old age many people sadly ____ over mistakes made and oppurtinities missed.
ruminate
folklore has it that a serpent's most outstaning trait is ______, just as a fox's craftiness
guile
The chosen was about a young boy and his survival in Aushwitz during WWII
false
Some people think more police protection is necessary
true
To who's eyes does Puck apply the potion
Lysander
What will hermia fate be if she refuses to marry Demetrus
She will have to chose to die or live as a dire nun
The bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were both
made of plutonium and hydrogen
true or false siddhartha goes to the river and park to get shelter
true
What group did Siddhartha join after he left his father
Samana
what is a comedy
is a kind of drama which is intended primarily to entertain the audience and which usually ends unhappily for the characters
what is a tragedy
mirror image or negative of comedy; it is the downfall of a once prominent and powerful hero and arouses pity and fear on the part of the audience
what is a romance
a narration of the extraordinary exploits of heroes, often in exotic or mysterious settings.