Verbal Ability 6
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Verbal Ability 6
Many animal are quiescent over the winter months, minimizing activity in order to converse energy.
to reject the validity of
The old woman's claim that she was Russian royalty was repudiated when DNA tests showed she was of no relation to them.
Physically small and verbally reticent, Joan Didion often went unnoticed by those she was reporting upon.
Similar: cool, standoffish,taciturn,laconic
effective writing or speaking
Lincoln's talent for rhetoric was evident in his beautifully expressed Gettysburg Address.
to satisfy fully or overindulge
His desire for power was so great that nothing less than complete control of the country could satiate it.
causing sleep or lethargy
The movie proved to be so soporific that soon loud snores were heard throughout the cinema.
Similar: Hypnotic, slumberous,narcotic,somnolent
deceptively attractive; seemingly plausible but fallacious
The student's specious excuses for being alte sounded legitimate, but was proved otherwise when his teacher called his home.
Similar: illusory, spurious,ostensible,plausible,sophistic
a mark of shame or discredit
In The Scarlet Letter Hester Prynne was required to wear the letter 'A' on her clothes as a public stigma for her adultery.
unemotional, lacking sensitivity
The prisoner appeared stolid and unaffected by the judge's harsh sentence.
lofty or grand
The music was so sublime that it transformed the rude surroundings into a special place.
done without using words
Although not a word said, everyone in the room knew that a tacit agreement was made about what course of action to take.
silent, not talkative
The clerk's taciturn nature earned him the nickname Silent Bob.
long, harsh speech or verbal attack
Observers were shocked at the manager's tirade over such a minor mistake.
extreme mental and physical sluggishness
After surgery, the patient experienced torpor until the anesthesisa wore off.
temporary, lasting a brief time
The reporter lived a transitory life, staying in one place only long enough to cover the current story.
to physically sway or to be indecisive
The customer held up the line as he vacillated between ordering chocolate-chip or rocky-road ice-cream.
Venerateto respect deeply
In a traditional Confucian society the young venerate their elders, deferring to the elders' wisdom and experience.
filled with truth and accuracy
She had a reputation for veracity, so everyone trusted her description of events.
The professor's answer was so verbose that his student forgot what the original question had been.
Similar: longwinded, loquacious,superflous,proflix
The old man who loved his peace and quiet was vexed by his neighbor's loud music.
thick and adhesive, like a slow flowing fluid
Most viscous liquids, like oil, or honey, become even thicker as they are cooled down.
easily aroused or changeable; like or explosive
His volatile personality made it difficult to predict his reaction to anything.
to fluctuate between choices
If you waver too long before making a decision about which testing site to register for, you may not get your first choice.
lightly acting in a fanciful or caprcious manner; unpredictable
The ballet was whimsical, delighting the children with its imaginative characters and unpredictable sets.
She brought her typical zeal to the project sparking enthusiasm in the other team meambers.