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ex. The policeman interrogated witnesses after the crime.
To pay back; give a reward; compensation.
ex. She received significant recompense for her time.
Absolutely necessary; can't do away with; not to be neglected.
ex. To keep my job I will make myself indispensible.
Not important; minor; ordinary; commonplace.
ex. Your grades are not a trivial matter.
to drive or uge on; get a reaction.
- Stop goading him to act clownish.
One of a kind; unusual; unequaled.
ex. She has a very unique style.
A brief summary; a short written account of one's education, work experience or qualifications for a job
ex. You should bring your resume to a job interview.
to rush violently; dash headlong; to fling or hurl forcefully
ex. In his anger he hurtled the chair across the room.
Risk, peril - to expose to danger or harm
ex. Smoking is a hazard to your health.
To reach a high point of development; to end; climax.
ex. The story culminated with them becoming friends.
To persuade not to do something; discourage.
ex. I tried to dissuade her from going there.
to satisfy the needs; try to make things easy and pleasant; to supply food and service.
ex. The hotel has excellent service. They really cater to your every need.
A public speach for a formal occassion.
ex. They applauded after his oration.
Savage, wicked, malicious.
ex. The dog vicously attacked the cat.
Bombard; shower with pebbles.
ex. The malicous kids pelted us with rocks.
Two-sided; joint; shared, reciprocal.
ex. The decision to move forward was mutual.
Never ending; ceaseless.
ex. Her interminable chatter was very annoying.
Upset; interfere; displace; disorder.
ex. The loud music disrupted my studies.
Dynasty; Administration; rule.
ex. The socialist regime did not allow them to speak freely.
gloss, sheen, shine.
ex. The creme adds luster to her hair.
Ant. Cheerful, blithe, sociable; vivacious.
Sit up; in a verticle position; without fault; honest.
Ant: in a horizontal position; lying down; dishonest; corrupt
ex. After his incarceration he tried to live an upright life.
Boring; ordinary; without excitement.
Ant: exciting, lively, thrilling, exhilarating.
ex. He lived a very humdrum life on the farm. But when he moved to the city, it became very exciting.
showing irritation; querillous
ant: agreeable; pleasant mood or temperment; amicable.
ex. The long wait made them very peevish.
slowed down; stunted.
ANT: hasten; quicken; speed up.
ex. A lack of sun can retard growth.
Ant: unusual; strange; odd.
ex. It is customary to eat turkey at Thanksgiving.
Fix up; Make improvements.
Ant: destroy, damage.
ex. With the money I will renovate my home.
Feeling or showing anger from because of something that is unfair or wrong.
Ant: Pleased, delighted, overjoyed, elated.
ex. The indignant workers went on strike.
Without; empty; infertile.
ex. The drought made the land barren; but after the rain, it became fertile again.
armistice; an agreement to stop fighting or arguing.
ex. After the long war they finally called a truce.
Hoover above; suddenly appear in a large or distorted form; to come up in future.
- ex. The clouds loomed above us.
- ex. Good things loom in her future.
Hint; suggest (usually something negative); say indirectly.
ex. He was trying to insinuate that I cheated.
- ex. She held her pencil poised over the paper.
- ex. Her hard training poised her for a win.
to flow a little at a time; in small amounts.
- ex. Tears trickled down her cheeks.
- ex. The crowd trickled into the theater.
ant: bombard; rush in.
various; diverse; cannot grouped into common categories
ex. I have a drawer of miscellaneous items.
to allow even though it may not be proper, healthy or appropriate.
- ex. She indulged herself with lots of candy.
- ex. The aromatic perfume indulged my senses.
attempt to touch down on the ground
ex. He got a small foretaste of the future.
ex. Give the seed time to germinate.
ex: She sat adjacent to me on the bus.
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