High freq (A-C)
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High freq (A-C)
high freq word list
subsidise or moderate
Rather than leaving immediately, they waited for the storm to abate.
abnormal or deviant
Given the aberrant nature of the data, we came to doubt the validity of the entire experiment.
The deal was held in abeyance until her arrival.
depart secretly and hide
sparing in eating and drinking; temperate (= not extreme)
Concerned whether her vegetarian son's abstemious diet provided him with sufficient protein, the worried mother pressed food on him.
warn; reprove (=take to task)
When her friends questioned her religious beliefs, she admonished then, declaring that she would worship as she pleased.
make impure by adding inferior or tainted substances
It is a crime to adulterate foods without informing the buyer.
artistic; dealing with or capable of appreciating the beautiful
cheerful promptness; eagerness
combine; unite in one body
The unions will attempt to amalgamate their groups into one national body.
unclear or doubtful in meaning
contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes
Torn between loving her parents one minute and hating them the next, she was confused by the ambivalence of her feelings.
Many social workers have attempted to ameliorate the conditions of people living in slums.
something or someone misplaced in time
Shakespeare's reference to clocks in Julius Caesar is an anachronism as no clocks existed in Caesar's time.
She called our attention to the things that had been done in an analogous situation and recommended that we do the same.
absence of a governing body; state of disorder
The assassination of the leaders led to a period of anarchy.
She was placed in the anomalous position of seeming to approve procedures that she despised.
aversion (=a feeling of intense dislike); dislike
lacking of caring; indifference
A firm believer in democratic government, she could not understand the apathy of people who never bothered to vote.
pacify or soothe; relieve
appease the crying baby
acquire; take possession of for one's own use (by force)
The ranch owner appropriated the lands that had originally been set aside for the Indian's use.
Her arduous efforts had sapped her energy.
without guile (=without deception); open and honest
Red riding hood's artless comment of "What big eyes you have" indicated her innocent surprise of the changed appearance.
practicing self-denial; austere (=practising great self-denial)
diligent (=Quietly and steadily persevering especially in detail or exactness)
It took him weeks of assiduous labor before he was satisfied with his portrait of his son.
ease or lessen (pain); satisfy (hunger); soothe (anger)
Jilted by Jane, Mark tried to assuage his heartache by indulging in ice cream.
make thinner; weaken or lessen (in density, force, degree)
intense shock attenuates or lessens
Audiences cheered as Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia made their audacious leap to freedom from Darth Vader.
forbiddingly stern; severely simple and unornamented
The headmaster's austere demeanor tend to scare off the more timid students who never visited his study willingly.
assert confidently or declare; as used in law, state formally as a fact
The self-proclaimed psychic averred that because he had extrasensory perception on which to base his predictions, he needed no seismographs in order to foretell earthquakes.
hackneyed; commonplace; lack of originality
contradict; give a false impression
kindly; doing good
pompous; using inflated language
grow forth; send out buds
In the spring, the plants that burgeon are a promis of the beauty that is to come.
support; prop up
discordant; inharmonious (not in harmony)
punishment; severe criticism
agent that influences the pace of a chemical reaction while it remains unaffected and unchanged; person or thing that causes action
burning; sarcastically biting
thicken; congeal; clot
concluding section of a musical or literary musical; something that rounds out, summarises or concludes
corresponding in extent, degree, amount,etc; proportionate
brief, comprehensive summary
trying to please; overly polite; obliging
yielding; conforming to requirements
reconciling (reconcile); soothing
overlook; forgive; give tacit approval; excuse
person competent to act as a judge of art etc.; a lover of an art
penitent (Feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds)
riddle; difficult problem
approach; tend to meet; come together
coiled around; involved; intricate