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I was very _____ after heway my first love ended our relatinship.
acrimonious
(a-krih-MOH-nee-us)
adjective
bitter, angry, and filled with resentment
Cameron is an _____ violist.
adept
(a-DEPT)
adjective
highly proficient, skilled, or expert
We were able to _____ the no short skirts rule by wearing daisy dukes.
circumvent
(sir-kum-VENT)
verb
to avoid rules or laws without breaking them
When the police ask you if you have an alibi, they are looking for someone to _____ your innocence.
corroborate
(kuh-RAW-buh-rate)
verb
to give evidence of the truth; confirm; increase certainty
I was able to _____ that she had not taken a shower, due to the odoriferous smell coming from her armpits.
deduce
(di-DOOCE)
verb
to reach a logical conclusion by using what is known
Her _____ smile showed that she got a good grade on her test.
ebullient
(eh-BOOL-yunt)
adjective
full of cheer, enthusiasm, optimism
Parents ofen use the ____ "the birds and the bees" when they talk to their children about sex.
euphemism
(YOO-fuh-mih-zum)
noun
a word or phrase that is used in place of another because it is too direct or offensive
My boyfriend is extremely _____.
feckless
(FEK-less)
adjective
unable or unwilling to do anything; useless
The _____ of the word juxetapose is a balance.
gesticulation
(jes-TICK-yoo-lay-shun)
noun
a movement of hands or arms that emphasizes speech
Slaveholders had a _____ attitude towards their slaves.
haughty
(HAW-tee)
adjective
superior, condescending, or arrogant
Her comment was very _____ to the subject being discussed.
incongruous
(in-KAHN-groo-wus)
adjective
unsuitable, strange, or out of place in a certain situation
His grace and class was on a _____ level.
myriad
(MEER-ee-ud)
adjective
too great a number to be counted
The professor's lecture was so _____ hat I had to use the textbook to study for exams.
nebolous
(NEH-byoo-luss)
adjective
unclear, vague, cloudy, or hazy
The CEO of the company showed _____ when he hired his niece over other more qualified applicants.
nepotism
(NEH-puh-tih-zum)
noun
favoritism shown by someone in power to relatives and friends
I t is the _____ of the jury to consider all of the evidence when the death penalty is mandatory.
onus
(OH-nus)
noun
duty or repsonsibility; the blame for something
Wedged-heels were considered _____ at a point in time but are now making a huge comeback.
passé
(pah-SAY)
adjective
out of date or no longer fashionable
The _____ of the NFL draft is often forgotten.
penultimate
(pih-NUL-tuh-mut)
adjective
second to last
My parents are considered to be my _____.
precursor
(pree-KUHR-sur)
noun
something or someone that comes before or leads to the development of another person or thing
The worst ____ is walking away from someone who has poured their heart out to you.
spurn
(SPERN)
verb
to reject someone's offer or advances with scorn or contentment
My sister is not _____ about which college she wants to go to next fall.
vacillate
(VA-suh-late)
verb
to be indecisive: wager between options