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a) to express a very bad opinon of a book , play etc.
ex) an excoriating review in ' the Times "
conforming to established doctrine especially in religion
a) not harmful or injurious, harmless
b)not likely to irriate or offend
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a) to make someone inclined to something in advance
ex. Eating unhealth food can predisposed one to develop diabetes
a) an instinctive contrariety or opposition in feeling
a feelingof intense dislike
ex) It was surprising that my sister become friend with Frank, she used to have
grotesque (groh-tesk) adj
a) odd or unnatural in shape, appearance, or character
a) bitter, long lasting resentment
b) deep-seated ill will
ex) In the meeting, there were name calling and criticism remark that createda a great
amonth the communitee
ex) The senates is concerning about the divison gov't parties and teh level of
between the two sides would bring harm to the nation.
c) to remove or free from complication, hindrance, or difficulty; disentangle
Several survivors were
She hasn't been able to
her legal problems.
a) keeping one seated much of the time
doing or requiring much sitting <a
a) to exile or banish (some to a place
b) to assign to an inferior position
c) to submit to someone or something ofr appropriate action
ex) prisoner who were convicted murder will be
to sea prision
ex) The bill has been
to cmmittee for discussion.
a) dependent on circumstances beyond one's control, uncertain, unstable
b) unsure, unsteady, doubtful
ex) The situation become more
when homeowner used their house to borrow second loan when the banks are unstable to loan money.
a) equl., as in value, force, effect
b) something that is to be almost the same thing as something else
ex) His angry speech was tantamount to a delcaration of war
ex) His statement was tantamount to an admission of guilt.
a) very stupid or without much meaning
b) lack in sense, significance or ideas, silly
ex) an inane remark
In retrospect (v)
a) thinking back to a time in teh past, esp. with the advanatage of knowing more now than before
ex) In retrospect, I wonder if we should have done this
ex) It was, in retrospect, the happiest day of her life.
a) happening by chance, esp. in a way that has a good result.
ex) A fortuitous encounter with Jim's boss at the coffe shop help jim got promoted.
a) out of place, inapporpriate, unsuitable in a particular situation
ex) the new theatre looks incongruous in its setting.
a) reduced to or fallen into partial ruin or decay, as from age, wear, or neglect.
ex) a dilapidated building.
a) continuing w/o stopping
ex) the child's incessant crying
a) talking or behaving in a sad, silly and emotional way. esp. when drunk
b) tearfully or weakly emotional, foolishly sentimental beacuse of drunkenness.
ex) Sir Ralph was becoming
after his third glass of red wine.
a) unintensional mistake, lack of care.
ex) John will be pleased to remedy any
omission and errow.
chemical spill caused the whole class to evauate.
a) to express disapproval of, scold
ex) the principal chided the children for their thoughtless pranks
a) distasetful, offeensive, arosuing disguest or aversion
ex) It's morally repugnant for any judge to delay justice based on self-interest.
a) evil or cruel
b) having the qualities of a devil. outrageoulsy wicked
ex) The FBI have spent many years searching for the
a) ideas, activities are secret and intended to damage or destroy a government or an est. system
ex) The nort korean form a
group to overthrown Kim Young Ill
a) to imagine a particular situation or to think about something in particular way
b) to form a notion or ieda etc and develop it in your mind.
c) to hold as an ioinion, think, believe
ex) He could not
that anything really serious could be worrying his friend.
ex) John's mom couldn
the reason why his son did such a stupid thing.
a) an exorbitant price, amount of money etc is much higher than it should be
ex) When the economy has high demand in real estate, the bank charges homeowner an
interest rate on mortage loans
ex) The new building in new york chargers an
a) brieft, abruptly concise, curt
b)a terse reply, message etc. uses very few words and often show that you are annoyed
ended the conversation with his wife.
a) occuring at irregular intervals or only a few places
b) happening fairly often, but not regularly,
ex) The citizen of Mexico heard
gunfire at night that wake them up from time to time.
a) more than is needed or wanted
ex) A modern building whit no
ex) Jenny writing is too wordy, the teacher recommended her to elimiated all those
words and phrases.
a) rhetorical question a question that you ask as a way of making a statement, w/o expecting an answer
a) unity, stickly together
ex) Muslin is a small but cohesive group, and for that they were able to expand quickly.
a) expressing your opinions loudly and strongly
ex) The Occppy Wall Street has become
in its protest of the goverment by camping outside the policial building.
a) a statement or idea that you accept as true and use as a base for developing other ideas
b) a propersition supporting or helping to support a conclusion.
ex) The idea that there is life on other planets is the central
of the novel.
a) to turn away in feeling or affection, make unfriendly or hostile.
ex) Tim awakward behaviors
other to become his friends.
ex) Her husband's cheating
ex) Their incessant quarrel
the two friends.
a) to help someone ot feel better and more positive.
b) to improve something
ex) He is making a bold attempt to bolster the territory's conidence .
a) acting back like one acted in the past; acting like a child
a) behavior that deserves criticism
ex) Adultery is a reprehensible behavior.
ex) Most people would agree that selling illegal drugs to teenagers is a reprehenisble behavior.
a) illegal, unlawful activities
ex) The law consider Internet pron is categorize as an
a) to honour or respect someone or something beacuse they are old, holy, or connected with the past.
ex) The Statue of Liberty is to be
for generation by the New Yorker.
a) very careful to be completely honest and fair
ex) Don't expect brokers to be
with their clients.
ex) The non-profits organization will be
in maintaining the highest moral standards.
ex) The charity want to be
in taking care of the orphan children so that everyone feel they have the same treatment.
a) done or kept secret
b) characterized by, done in or executed with secrecy
ex) a clandestine affair.
a) to state offically that someone who has been blamed for something is not quilty.
b) to clear from accusation, free from guilt or blame
c) to relieve as from an obligation duty or task
ex) If the DNA testing was approved, Mr. john would be
from his death sentence.
ex) To help Kate
feeling for the cause of her brother death, she decided to raise her brother kids as her own.
to tear up by the roots
ex) The deathly diease in Africa now can be
from the popluation with the new vaccine
a) lazy, sluggish (usually re
: disease condition) causing little pain
ex) Same infection are indolent
a) matching something in size, quality or lenght of time
b) corresponding in extent, amount, or degree
ex) Salary will be
with years of experience and skills.
ex) Her new position came with a
level of responsibilty.
ex) The new high speed network must be commensurate with the circle of the connection
ex) The claim for damages must be
to the cost of reparing the vehicel.
a) behaving calmly and not seeing interested in anything or worried about anything
ex) Has he got a girlfriend? jill asked trying to sound
a) intended to be useful and practical rather than attractive or comfortable
a) A quality that is inherent in something is a natural part of it and cannot be separated form it
ex) I am afraid the problems you mention are
in the system
ex) every business has its own
ex) There is an
problems of back pain when siting improperly.
a) To disappear of to lessen in intensity to scatter.
b) To spend or use up carelessly, deplete.
ex) Slowly, the smoke was
by the breeze.
a) very slight, gradual, subtle
b) not able to be sensed
ex) The highlighter have faded more to almost
a) most obvious or noticeable
ex) The teacher instucted her student to mark only the
passages in the book with highlighters.
ex) Jen remember only a few
remarks from the long speech
a) To scatter widely, as in sowing seed, to become disffused
b) to spread information or ideas to as many people as possible.
ex) Since 9-11 the website have been the main links to
ex) Her findings have been widely
a) idea or beliefs permeated; means present in every part of it.
b) something that enters it and spreads through every part of it
ex) the smell of diesel oil
ex) The heavy rain and damp taht moisture seemed to
ex) Racism continues to
a) very eager to please or agree with people who are powerful-used in order to show disapproval
ex) Mary constantly flatter her boss by agreeing loudly to everything he says. However her
behavior annoys him.