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(adj)skillful, expert in the use of hands or mind
Many horseback riders are adriot at twirling a rope while on hroseback
Sometime mediation by a neutral individual can lead to an amicable settelment of a dispute.
(adj)having a deep-seated distaste; opposed, unwilling.
You are not likely to become a marathon runner if you are avers to strenuous exercise.
(adj)given to fighting, warlike; combative, aggressivwe; (n) on at war, one engaged at war
I did not expect such a belligerent answer to my request for directions.
After each belligerent signed the peace treaty, the war was declared officialy over.
The newcomers had nothing but benevolent feelings toword all their neighbors
(adj)hasty, not thorough
The mayor gave a final cursory glance at the text of her speech before mounting the podium
We found it difficult to belive that our good friend could be capable of such duplicity
(v)to praise extravagantly
Many inspiring stories and plays have been written that extol the heroic deeds of Joan or Arc.
(adj)posible, able to be done
Our city needs to develope a feasible plan of action for dealing with storms and other emergencies
(n)a wry face, facial distortion; (v) to make a wry face
The grimace of the refugee in the photograph reveals the pain of the homelessness
Most people grimace at the mere sound of the dentist's drill
(n) a large-scale destruction, especially by fire; a vast slaughter; a burnt offering
Joutnalists at the time were eager to interview survivors of the Chicago holocaust
(adj)not affected or hurt by; admitting of no passage or entrance
It is best to store flower in a container with a plastic cover that is impervious to moisture
(n)a moving force, impulse, stimulus
The coming of winter gave a new impetus to the appeals for food and clothing for needy families
Experienced mountaineers know that a single mistake can put an entire expedition in a serious jeopardy
(adj) extremely careful; particular about details
If you have a full-time job outside the home, you may find it exceedingly difficult to be a meticulous housekeeper
(n)a longing for something past; homesickness
Looking at old scrapbooks and reading old letters can bring on a vague sense of nostalgia for days gone by and friends no longer near
(n)the puerst essence or form of something; the most typical example
risknings one's life to save teh lifes of other is considered the quintessence of selfless valor
(v)to move backwords; to returm to an earlier condition
In the novel, the survivors of a nuclear explotion retrogress into a state of barbarsm and anarchy
(v) to examine closely
Lawyers are paid to scrutinize legal papers and explain the fine print to their clients
(adj)lukewarm; unenthusiastic, marked by an absence of intrest
A cup of tepid tea will not warm you up on a chilly morning