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The waitress would get magnanious tips for having impeccable _____.
alacrity
(uh-LA-krih-tee)
noun
promptness; eager and speedy readiness
My beliefs on the matter of abortion are the _____ of Mary Ellen's.
antithesis
(an-TI-thuh-sis)
noun
the exact opposite of an idea or concept
You may never want to give your friends ______ in your home.
carte blanche
(kart BLONSH)
noun
permission given to someone to do entirely as they wish
Untrained dogs running looose in your home can have a _____ effect.
deleterious
(deh-luh-TEE-ree-us)
adjective
with harmful and damaging effect
Younger children tend to _____ EVERYTHING their older siblings say.
emulate
(EM-yoo-late)
verb
attempt to match or supress someone by imitation
Catholics would be shocked to hear an _____ shouted out in the middle of prayer.
expletive
(EK-splih-tive)
noun
a curse word or fowl language
Tripping and finding money on the floor is a _____ accident.
fortuitous
(for-TOO-uh-tuss)
adjective
fortunate, lucky, a "good" accident
If two countries come to an _____ when discussing an issue they usually have a war to solve the matter.
impasse
(IM-pass)
noun
a point where compromise is unattainable
The Grinch is one of the most famous examples of a _____ in literature.
misanthrope
(MIH-sun-thrope)
noun
a person who hates other people
People who commit heinous crimes against women are said to show _____.
misogyny
(muh-SAH-juh-nee)
noun
hatred towards women
My life as a fifteen year old would seem _____for someone quadrouple my age.
mundae
(mun-DANE)
adjective
regular, common, and ordinary
One of my pet peeves is seeing a lawn that is way too ______.
ornate
(ore-NATE)
adjective
a lot of decoration
Adulterers were _____ from their communities in the ealry colonial times.
ostracize
(OSS-truh-size)
verb
to exclude or banish from a group formally
Some of the greatest teachers have taken college courses in _____.
pedagogy
(PEH-duh-GO-jee)
noun
the science or profession of teaching
When someone can tell that another person has been crying they will attempt to ____ the situation by making that person laugh.
placate
(PLAY-kate)
verb
to make someone less upset by doing something to please them
Women have had their hearts broken and are not _____ will watch soaps and eat ice cream for months.
resilient
(rih-ZIL-yunt)
adjective
able to recover quicly from setbacks
The job of the superhero is to _____ the plans of the evil person or criminal.
thwart
(THWORT)
verb
to oppose, sonfuse, or defeat: to keep comeone from achieving their goals
American ____ is a mix of different levels of diction, accents, vocabulary, and tones.
vernacular
(ver-NAK-yoo-lur)
noun
the everyday language of people in contrast to the official formal language
Males tend to _____ in pain when they are injured in the groin.
writhe
(RYTHE)
verb
to make a violent rolling and twisting movement as a result of pain
Cheerleaders are expected to be _____ at the games.
zealous
(ZEH-lus)
adjective
activitely and unreservedly enthusiastic