Study your flashcards anywhere!

Download the official Cram app for free >

  • Shuffle
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Alphabetize
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Front First
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Both Sides
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Read
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
Reading...
Front

How to study your flashcards.

Right/Left arrow keys: Navigate between flashcards.right arrow keyleft arrow key

Up/Down arrow keys: Flip the card between the front and back.down keyup key

H key: Show hint (3rd side).h key

A key: Read text to speech.a key

image

Play button

image

Play button

image

Progress

1/24

Click to flip

24 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
rejoinder
a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)

"Yes, Momma," was Gloria's unenthusiastic ~.
peremptorily
imperatively: in an imperative and commanding manner

asked insistently and ~ to see "the whale."
prosaic
matter-of-fact: not fanciful or imaginative

On a more ~ level, Mrs. Weston took her to department stores...
sluice
conduit that carries a rapid flow of water controlled by a ~gate

the ~ opened and the flood of explanation poured forth again
aplomb
great coolness and composure under strain

Powell's artificial ~ was shaken.
percolate
spread gradually

After a few years of this system, the results ~ through to my office.
farce
a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations

This has gone far enough. You're going to pay for this ~.
gingerly
with extreme care or delicacy

He handed it ~, for it was the most complicated creation of man.
florid
inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life

Donovan's ~ face drained of blood as he pointed a shaking finger.
flighty
guided by whim and fancy

There's nothing ~ or prima donna about you.
resentful
full of indignant ill will

He felt ~.
macabre
hastly: shockingly repellent; inspiring horror

They wheeled and turned in ~ simultaniety.
imperious
able to deal authoritatively with affairs

Under the force of her ~ gesture.
sardonic
disdainfully or ironically humorous; scornful and mocking;

The psychologist cast a ~ glance at him.
martinet
someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms

No ~ in the system could have put as much spit and polish into a surface as those robots had.
incipient
only partly in existence; imperfectly formed

From what he experienced then to ~ paranoia was but a step.
perfunctorily
in a set manner without serious attention

The day after Byerley was nominated ~.
inchoate
incipient: only partly in existence; imperfectly formed

It competed against the ~ mob howl.
foray
# a sudden short attack
# an initial attempt (especially outside your usual areas of competence); "scientists' ~ into politics"

Kasim's ~ into computer MIT computer science.
teem
to become filled to overflowing

"~ing with anger"
"The new plant was ~ing with insects."
opacity
obscurity of sense

Skinny can result in strange-looking SQL queries and data dictionary ~.
smarmy
buttery: unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech

--

~ praise
compunction
a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)
coterie
clique: an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose