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chattel (chatel)
an item of personal, movable property; slave
cattle
"Tex's cattle were his chattel."
austere (aw steer)
stern, as in manner; without excess, unadorned, severely simple and plain
steer
" an austere steer is no fun at a party."
lament (la mint)
to express sorrow or regret; to mourn
cement
"we lament that joe got buried in cement."
aloof (uh loof)
distan, reserved in manner; uninvolved
roof
" snowball, the cat, was so aloof when guests came she hid on the roof."
cerebral (suh ree brul)
of or relating to the brain; an intellectual person
cereal
"eat your cereal so you'ss grow up and be cerebral like your father."
incongruous (in kahn grew us)
not appropriate, unsited to the surroundings; not fitting in
in congress
"the new alskan senator's presence in congress was incongruous."
bulwark (bull wurk)
a defensive wall; sth serving as a principle defense
bull work
connoisseur (kahn uh sur)
an expert, particularly in matters of art and taste
king of sewer
"the king of the sewer is a connoisseur of garbage"
cacophony (kuh kafh uh nee)
harsh sounds
cough
"a cacophoney of coughing"
expunge
to remove; to delete; to erase
sponge
" a sponge expunging a spill"
trenchant (tren chunt)
cutting, incisive, having a sharp point; caustic, sarcastic
trench ant
"a trenchant mouth is characteristic of the famous madagascar trench ant"
procrastinate (pro cras tuh nate)
to put off until a later time
grass hate
" larry hated to cute the grass and would procrastinate about it for weeks"
impede
to obstuct or interfere with; to delay
speed
"the job of highway patrolmen is to impede speeding motorists"
forbear
to refain from; to abstainl to be patient of tolerant; ancestor (n)
four bears
" please forbear feeding he four bears"
evade
to elude or avoid by cunning; to flee from a pursuer
blade
" a magician's secret for evading blades"
efface
to rub away
erase
asunder
in separate parts; apart from each other in position
thunder
incite
to arouse to action
fight
quixotic (kwik saht ik)
idealistic and totally impractical
idiotic
beleaguer (be lee gur)
t besiege; beset, surround, harass
big leaguer
"the little leaguers beleaguered the big leaguers"
milieu (mill you)
environment or surroundings
midlew
bludgeon
a short heavy, thick club that has one end larger than the other
dungeon
arduous
hard, difficult, tiresome
hard on us
"the arduous snow-covered trail is hard on us."
reminisce
the act or practice of recalling the past
rim miss
opportune
occurring or coming at a gd time
opportunity
dulcet
melodious, soft, soothing
porcine
reminiscent of or pertaining to a pig; resembling a pig
" it was a poor scene when mark arrived with his porcine date"
lassitude
listlessness; torpor, weariness; lazy; not interested
lazy dude
coterie
a circle of clase associates or frds
coat for three
ambiance
mood, feeling; general atmosphere
ambulance
" george did not enjoy the ambiance in the ambulance."
girth
the distance around sth; to encircle; to secure with a band that encircles the body of an animal
birth
askew
to one side; crooked; awry; a sidelong look of contmpt
cranny
a small opening as in a wall or rock face; crack
propulsive
the act or process of propelling; a propelling force
propeller; motor
laconic
brief, using few words
tonic
"grandma was laconic when it came time for grandpa's tonic"
harrowing
extremely distressed; disturbing or frightening
aptitude
capacity for learning; natural ability
endure
to carry on through despite hardships; to put up eith
manure
chronic
continuing for a long time; continuous
ron's hiccups
giddy
a light-headed sensation; dixxay, frivolous
irascible (i ras uh bul)
easily angered, irritable
wrestle bulls
cower
cringe from fear; to shrink away
cow milking
gossamer
delicate floating cobwebs; a sheer gauzy fabric; sth delicate, light, flimsy
the spider's gossamer captured many unhappy customers
queue
to form or to wait in line
myriad
an extremely large number
mirror add
accolade
an award, an honor' approval, praise
jane n jack received accolades for their lemondae
grandiloquent (ran dil uh kwunt)
attempting to impress with big words or grand gestures
the grand elephant made a grandiloquent speech
caucus
a meeting of the members of a political party to make dicisions; to assumble in or hold a caucus
dromedary
a one-humped domesticaed camel
demonic
one who works devilishly, a persistent person, force or drive; an evil person
demon
nocious
physically or mentally destructive or harmful to human beings
proficient
skillful; to be very gd at sth
pro fisherman
harangue
to lecture, berate; a long bombastic speech
aberration
deviating from the right path or usual course of action; a mental disorder, especially of a minor or temporary nature
sandra's dad's forgetfulness was not an isolated aberration but the onset of Alzheimer's disease
abstinence
the giving up of certain pleasures such as fd or drink
i believed the alcoholic would soon forget his pledge of abstinence
acclaim
loud applause; approval; v. - to applaud; to praise
jonas salk won great acclaim for his medical discoveries.
acquiesce
to accept the conclusions or arrangements of others to accede; to give conset by keeping silent
the president said that we weill never acquiesce to the deands of terrorists
admonish
to advise against sth; to warn; to scold gently; to urge strongly
this is the last time i plan to admonish you about coming late to work
advocate
to spport; to be in favor of
i advocate the reduce of transportational fee.
aesthetic
showing an appreciation of beauty in nature or art; artistic
kyra's aesthetic qualities were apparrent in her early art work
affinity
natural attraction to a person or liking for a thing; relation; connection
harvey's affinity for math led him to excel in our computer course
aggrandizement
an increase in rank or wealth ; growth in pwer
the UN refused to acquiesce to the dictator's desire for self-aggrandizement.
atrophy
to wither away
once a trophy champion, jim's muscles atrophied due to a chronic illness
catapult (cat uh pult)
slingshot
cat; testing the first cat catapult
glutton
one who eats or consumes a great deal; hving capacity to receive or withstand sth
if you're a glutton your gut could weigh a ton
muster
to collect or gather; the act of inspection of critical examination
mustard; each morning the mustard troops are mustered for roll call
beget
to give birth to; to creat
the old lady who lived in the shoe begat so many children she would forget who was who
curtail
to truncate or abridge; to lesson, usually by cutting away from
cat tail; rex readies himself to curtail the cat's tail
paranoia
a mental illness of unreasonable anxiety, especially believing someone is out to get u, or that u r an important person
facilitate
to make easier, to help bring about
cell mate; you r lucky to hv a cell make who facilitates a homey atmosphere
craven
cowardly
to let his wife do his fighting for him was the act of a craven husband with no back bone
mode
a way or method of doing sth; type, manner, fashion
alienate
to make hostile; to cuz' to fell unwelcome or estranged
alleviate
to make easier to endure; to relieve ; to diminish
nth tends to alleviate my headaches better than simple aspirin
altuistic
thoughtful of the welfare of others
arthur's natural altruistic affinity endeared him to one and all
ambiguous
permitting more than one interpretation; not clearly defined
ambivalence
condition of hving conflicting attitudes; double meaning
kat's ambivalence towards rather she should hv dessert at night is making her crazy
ameliorate
to make better or more tolerable; to improve
in an effort to ameliorate the marriage relationship, the alcoholic agreed to a one-yr period of abstinence
analogous
similar in certain qualities; comparable
the auto mechanic said that the engine was analogous to the human heart
animosity
active dislike; ill will
expecting taht molly would show animosity, i was surprised by her warm acceptance of my new plan
anonymity
condition of being nameless or unknown