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applause; approval. (When used as a verb, acclaim means “to applaud; to
praise”) Jonas Salk won great acclaim for his medical discovery
to advise against something; to warn; to scold gently; to urge strongly. The irate teacher admonished his
students about the consequences of throwing spit-balls
humans. Assuming an anthropoid
posture, Grendal rose onto his rear legs and burst into Herot to attack the
odd in appearance or style; grotesque. I
thought it rather bizarre of Mrs. Greene to will her entire fortune to
complaining, fault finding. Even though we enjoyed Cousin Hillary, her
constant carping about the weather made us happy when she returned to Oregon.
to try to equal or surpass; to imitate. When they were in high school together, Dudley’s kid brother always tried to emulate him.
organization by rank, class, or grade. In the hierarchy of this company, I’m
low man on the totem pole.
wise; careful; showing sound judgment, prudent. Gary
thought it more judicious to speak to his mother rather than father
about letting him stay out till 1:00 a.m.
] coarse; vulgar.
(from the Latin name for the lower classes). Despite his cultivated accent and meticulous
table manners, Hortence’s plebeian humor revealed a crudeness he could
] speaking many languages; (n) a mixture of
languages; someone who speaks many languages.
Stepping into the London Tube, the tourist was surrounded by the polyglot
conversations in languages unknown to him.
having or showing much more ability or knowledge
than is usual at such a young age; early or prematurely ripe or developed. The precocious Mozart is said to have
composed music at the age of three.
loathsome; objectionable. The idea of
eating snails was repugnant to Herbert who had too vivid memories of
poisoning them in his garden.
weak. Under ferocious attack, the Union
troops saw their tenuous hold on Little Round Top gradually weakening as
the afternoon progressed
to oppose directly; to baffle; to block; to
frustrate. The tight defense was able to
thwart a touchdown in the last thirty seconds of play.
for word; exact quotation. The court
recorder read a verbatim transcription of the knave’s response after he
denied admitting he had eaten the tarts.