Verbal Ability 4
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- acying excessively enthusiastic, filled with extreme, unquestioned devotion
- The stormtroopers were fanatical in their devotion to the Emperor, readily sacrificing their lives for him.
- Similar: extremist, fiery, zealous,frenzied
- to grovel
- 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
- outgoin, sociable
- She was so greagarious that when she found herself alone she felt quite sad.
- deceit, trieckery
- 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.
- easily deceived
- 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
- Hostile, unfriendly
- 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
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