Verbal Ability 4
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Verbal Ability 4
acying excessively enthusiastic, filled with extreme, unquestioned devotion
The stormtroopers were fanatical in their devotion to the Emperor, readily sacrificing their lives for him.
: extremist, fiery, zealous,frenzied
The understudy fawned over the director in hopes of being cast in the part on a permanent basis.
Similar: bootlick, grovel, pander,toady,pander
intensely emotional, everish
The fans of Maria Callas were particularly fervid, doig anything to catch a glimpse of the great opera singer.
Similar: burning, impassioned,passionate,zealous, vehement
excessively decorated or embellished
THe palce had been decorated in an excessively florid style; every surface had been carved and gilded.
Similar:Baroque, elaborate,flamboyant, Rococo, ostentatious
to arouse or incite
The rebels treid to foment revolution through their attacks on the government.
happening by chance, fortunate
It was fortuitous the he won the lotto just before he had to pay back his loans.
tending to be thrifty or cheap
Scrooge McDuck's frugality was so great that he accumulated enough wealth to fill a giant storehouse with money.
tending to talk a lot
The garrulos parakeet distracted its owner with its continuous talking.
Similar: effusive, loquacious
She was so greagarious that when she found herself alone she felt quite sad.
Since he was not fast enough to catch the rad -runner on foot, the coyote resorted to guile in an effort to trap his enemy.
The con man pretended to be a bank officer so as to fool gullible bank customers into giving him their account information.
of similar kind
The class was fairly homogenous since almost all of the studnets were journalism majors.
one who opposes established beliefs, customs and instituions
His lack of regard for traditional beliefs soon established him as an iconoclast.
not capable of being disturbed
The counselor had so much experience dealing with distraught children that she was impertubable, even when faced with the wildest tantrums.
imossible to penetrate; incapable of being affected
A good raincoat will be impervious to moisture.
quick to act without thinking
It is not good for an investment broker to be impetuous since much thought should be given to all the possible options.
unable to be calmed down or made peaceful
His rage at the betrayal was so great that he remained implacable for weeks.
not fully formed, disorganized
The ideas expressed in Nietzsches's mature work also appear in an inchoate form in his earliest writing.
showing innocence or childlike simplicity
She was so ingenuous that her friends feared that her innocence ans trustfulness would be exploited when she visited the big city.
Similar: artless, naive,guileless,simple,innocent,unaffected
Even though a cease-fire had been in place for months, the two sides were still inimical to each other.
Some snakes are poisonous, but most species are innocuous and pose no danger to humans.
lacking interest or flavor
The critic claimed that the painting was insipid, containing no interesting qualities at all.
Similar: banal, bland, stale, vapid,dull
uncompromising, refusing to be reconciled
The profesor was intransigent on the deadline, insisting that everyone turn the assignment in at the same time.
to overwhelm, to cover with water
The tidal wave inundated Atlantis, which was lost beneath the water.
easliy made angry
Atilla the Hun's irascible and violent nature made all who dealt with him fear for their lives.
using few words
He was the classic laconic native of Maine, who talked as if he were being charged for each word.
to express sorrow, to grieve
The children continued to lament the death of the goldfish weeks after its demise.
Similar: bewail, grieve,deplore,mourn
a state of diminished energy
The lack of energy that characterizes patients with anemia makes lassitude one of th primary symptoms of disease.
Similar: debilitation, languor,enervation,listlessness,weariness,fatigue,tiredness
potential that is not readily apparent
Latent trait testinf seeks to identify skills that the test-taker may have that they are not aware of.
to give praise, to glorify
Parades and fireworks were staged to laud the success of the rebels.
Similar: acclaim, compliment, hail, exalt,commend,extol, praise
extremely generous or extravagant; to give unsaringly
She lavished the puppy with so any treats that is soon became overweight and spoiled.
Similar: bestow, extravagant,confer,opulent,luxuriant,profuse,exuberant,superabundant
acting in an idifferent or slow, sluggish manner
The clerk was so lethargic that, even when the store was slow, he always had a long line in front of him.
Similar: languid, listless,torpid,lackadaisical
She was naturally loquacious, which is a problem in situations where listening is more important than talking.
Similar: effusive, garrulous, verbose
clear and easily understood
The explanations were written in a simple and lucid manner so that students were immediately able to apply what they learned.
Similar: clear , intelligible, coherent,explicit,limpid
bright, brilliant, glowing
The part was bathed in luminous sunshine which warmed the bodies and the souls of the visitors.
incandescent, radiant, lucent, lustrous, resplendent