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Praise; a praise-filled speech given at someone's funeral
She delivered the eulogy at his funeral.
He delivered a moving eulogy at his father's funeral.
Fluent in speech
(of speech, writing, etc.) characterized by fluency and persuasiveness
He made a very eloquent speech at the dinner.
Vividly or movingly expressive; Her only reply was an eloquent glance at the clock.
Eloquent than any words or actions of hers would have been.
From or at the sides of something; from side to side
Earth quakes usually casue a lateral movement in buildings.
Precious, valuable stones or jewels
Some people keep gemstones in a safe.
Having the same ideas or position; in the same condition or associated
My fellow workers and I are all going on a picnic together.
Serious, requiring careful consideration
Her illness is grave.
The soft part of fruit; a mass of soft material such as wood fiber
To make paper, wood is soaked and mashed to a pulp.
To agree: "concurred on the issue of preventing crime
- To occur at the same time; coincide
- "icy sleet that concurred with a forceful wind."
Something abnormal or unusual
A bird that can not fly is an anomaly.
Said or written before
The aforementioned topic is one of great interest.
To look at; to observe
The clear blue-green lake is a lovely sight to behold.
To set free
Abraham Lincoln is famous for having emancipated people from slavery.
To have a deep respect for; to regard highly
Some people revere their grandparents.
The general appearance of a place; features of the landscape
It's nice to stop while driving and look at the scenery.
To plan together secretly to commit an illegal act.
They conspired with the terrorists to overthrow the government.
The government discovered the conspiracy in time.
I had a persecution complex and thought people were conspiring against me.
A condition of spending more than you have
The only way to decrease the deficit is to increase taxes.
To hold back; to keep oneself from doing something
Please refrain from smoking while in the elevator.
A period of time in history
Henry Ford's automobile began a new epoch in history of transportation.
- To please or satisfy
- His achievement gratified his father.
- She was gratified by his response.
- To give what is desired to; indulge: "gratified her curiosity."
- He took advantage of these girls to gratify his own lust.
To distribute; to spread widely
The news of the new king was disseminate through out the whole country.
Likely, appropriate; relevant
The mischievous child is apt to get into trouble.
Your statement is not apt to this conversation.
A secret agreement or discussion for a dishonest reason
The robbers were in collusion before the robbery.
You look conspicuous in that large purple hat.
Complete or absolute;
It is sheer nonsense to listen for an echo in a crowded noisy place.
Of transparent cloth
For her bridal veil, the woman chose a sheer lace.
Quarrels over money have brought discord into the family.
My girlfriend tends to be brusque when she's mad.
Spoken or written in a clear or precise manner
Characterized by clear, precise expression in few words; concise and terse "a succinct reply"; "a succinct style"
Would you try to keep all the major ideas and make the text more succinct?
His page provides a very succinct summary of legal developments in scotland each month.
Ruined, barren, neglected, lonely or sad
- Very sad, lonely and unhappy.
- He was desolate without her.
- Uninhabited; deserted
- A great famine desolated the country.
- Secretive; avoiding attention
- Furtive glances, waiting for the signal to approach.
Our first task as practitioners is to document what goes on in this veryfurtive field.
Attempting to avoid notice or attention, typically because of guilt or a belief that discovery would lead to trouble; secretive.
Sneakiness; ability to avoid detection
The act or characteristic of moving with extreme care and quietness, esp so as to avoid detection "the stealth of a cat
- A secret manner of acting
- If I can't get what I want openly, I get it by stealth.