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a temporary stay
stay, visit, stop, stopover; vacation
great embarrassment and shame.
they mistook my mortification for an admission of guilt
a persistent feeling of ill will or resentment resulting from a past insult or injury
grievance, resentment, bitterness, rancor, pique, umbrage
the speech act of making something evident
disclosure, announcement, report
force or oblige (someone) to do something
force, pressure, press, push, urge
(of cloth or clothes) old and torn
tattered, in tatters, torn, ripped
of a rich deep red color
(chiefly of a person's hair) of a reddish-brown color
To trot is move faster than walking, but not quite at a full-out run
suppress or crush completely
firm and dependable especially in loyalty
stop the flow of a liquid
plunder, pillage, despoil, ransack, sack, raid, rifle, rob, burgle
departing from usual or accepted standards
aberrant, abnormal, atypical
a person's orders or command.
instruction, requirement, demand, insistence
strike (someone) with a whip or stick.
Something premeditated is planned in advanced and has a purpose behind it
A premeditated crime involves careful planning and research before it happens.
an act of attacking and robbing someone in a public place
he was the victim of a brutal mugging
1. gradually weaken or destroy
2. viscous fluid
oppressed or treated badly by people in power; oppressed, subjugated
a downtrodden proletarian struggling for social justice
1. force to make a strenuous or unusually great effort.
2. pour through a porous or perforated device or material in order to separate out any solid matter.
a violent or sudden change or disruption to something
cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers
1. a large fire that is dangerously out of control.
A parable is a short and simple story that teaches a religious or moral lesson; fable, allegory
dying because of lack of oxygen
a rough or noisy fight or quarrel
fight, skirmish, scuffle, tussle, fray
A sentence can be a group of words that communicate a complete thought, or it can be the punishment in a criminal case
her husband is serving a three-year sentence for fraud
a person who idles time away.
idler, layabout,lounger, shirker,
distant and cold in manner; unfriendly
aloof, distant, detached, withdrawn, reserved
breathe with short, quick breaths, typically from exertion or excitement
a chisel with a concave blade, used in carpentry, sculpture, and surgery.
to give, provide with a quality, ability, or asset
empower, endue, gift, indue, invest
A limerick is a humorous form of poetry that rhymes and has five lines. Many limericks are dirty.
The verb stymie means to obstruct or hinder.
overcome (a difficulty or obstacle)
an inner feeling or voice viewed as acting as a guide to the rightness or wrongness of one's behavior.
Rein is both a noun and a verb for guiding and restraining
You can use the long strap, or rein, on a horse to control its speed and direction, and you can rein in your own tongue by closing your mouth.
be in or move into a sloping position.
he leaned back in his chair
layer, thickness, strand, sheet, leaf
a thickness or layer of a folded or laminated material
pretend to be affected by (a feeling, state, or injury).
simulate, fake, sham, affect
fixed and absolute and without contingency
unwind is exactly what it sounds like — the opposite of "wind," or twist. But when someone says they need to unwind, they mean that they need to relax.
2. run with great speed.
control and refrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior
violent, uncontrollable anger.
fury, anger, wrath, outrage, indignation, temper, spleen
To flunk is to do poorly on a test or in a class. One way to avoid flunking is to start studying several nights before a test.
inconvenience, bother, nuisance, struggle, difficulty
provide or serve as clear evidence of
his status is attested by his recent promotion