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new vocab 2
Deportment has to do with how you behave and present yourself. Being polite, well-dressed, and soft-spoken shows excellent deportment.
behavior, behaviour, conduct, demeanor
The noun attire is just a formal way to say "outfit."
1. feel, show, or express great anger.
2. emit gas, smoke, or vapor.
an untidy collection or pile of things
clutter, muddle, mess, disarray,imbroglio
extremely bad; appalling.
awful, terrible, frightful, atrocious
To fidget is to make little movements with your hands and feet. Even if you're nervous during your job interview, try not to fidget.
wriggle, squirm, twitch, jiggle, shuffle
change or cause to change direction abruptly.
veer, deviate, skew, diverge, sheer, weave
an official who watches a game or match closely to enforce the rules and arbitrate on matters arising from the play.
referee, linesman, adjudicator, arbitrator, judge
The valedictorian is usually the student with the highest grades in a class
prevent the occurrence of
avert, avoid, debar, deflect, fend off
causing horror or disgust.
gruesome, ghastly, frightful, horrid
grasp or seize (something) tightly or eagerly
we'll be back in a jiffy
carry out or commit a harmful, illegal, or immoral action
a soft mixture of lime with sand or cement and water for spreading on walls, ceilings, or other structures to form a smooth hard surface when dried
being or resembling melting snow
forbidding or uninviting
stern, formidable, harsh, flinty
move or balance unsteadily; sway back and forth
totter, wobble, toddle, sway, stagger, stumble
a short, high-pitched sound or cry.
the door opened with a slight squeak
(especially of a house or vehicle) in a state of severe disrepair
tumbledown, dilapidated, derelict, decrepit, neglected
make a gesture with the hand, arm, or head to encourage someone to come nearer or follow.
extremely stupid or foolish
walk slowly and with heavy steps, typically because of exhaustion or harsh conditions.
a large, sharp tooth, especially a canine tooth of a dog or wolf.
poke, prod, dig, nudge, butt, ram
cut or gather (a crop or harvest).
until now or until the point in time under discussion
there is a need to replace what has hitherto been a haphazard method of payment
a fatal epidemic disease, especially bubonic plague.
hold royal office; rule as king or queen
trim (something) by cutting away its outer edges
cut (off), trim (off), peel (off), strip (off)
carve (wood) into an object by repeatedly cutting small slices from
pare, shave, trim, carve, shape
scream, screech, squeal, squawk
complain or protest about something in a bad-tempered but typically muted way
his father was grumbling that he hadn't heard a word from him
complain, grouse, whine, mutter
an angry or bad-tempered expression
dull, bleak, and lifeless; depressing
the dreary routine of working, eating, and trying to sleep
a device formerly used for driving machinery
a biography based on his wife's recollections
tired, worn out, exhausted
1. walk by dragging one's feet along or without lifting them fully from the ground; shamble
2. a rearrangement in a different order
he shuffled the cards
drag one's feet; shuffle
an attitude of patronizing superiority
Reckon means guess, or imagine
an edge, margin, side, brink or border
they came down to the verge of the lake
Flinty soil is rough and rocky; tough
having or showing great strength or force or intensity
a continuous rattling sound as of hard objects falling or striking each other
rattle, clank, clink, clunk, clang
a fierce or destructive attack.
assault, attack, offensive