leave hurriedly and secretly, typically to avoid detection of or arrest for an unlawful action such as theft.
An old saying.
report or represent in outline.
To cause to appear greatly.
Able to move or act quickly, physically, or
The word agog means with great excitement and interest.
the defining spirit or mood of a particular period of history as shown by the ideas and beliefs of the time.
To mix or blend together in a homogeneous body; combine
he amalgamated his company with another
Having the ability of using both hands with equal skill or ease.
Something that one absolutely and positively cannot stand is anathema. Garlic is anathema to vampires
something or someone that one vehemently dislikes.
The utterance of criticism or censure
An apostate is someone who has deserted his religious or political cause.
originally comes from a Greek word that meant "runaway slave."
the elevation of someone to divine status; deification
a ghost or ghostlike image of a person
Something apposite is fitting or relevant. It is apposite that radio stations play Christmas carols on Christmas Eve, and that your tax accountant takes vacation after April 15th. It all makes sense.
inform or tell; To give notice to (someone).
approval or praise, sanction
If it has to do with trees, you can call it arboreal. Monkeys that live in trees are arboreal. The rings of a tree are an indication of arboreal age.
To pertain is to be relevant or somehow associated with something. If you're a lawyer, you try to find evidence that will pertain to the case and eliminate anything that is not connected.
Intensity of passion or affection, enthusiasm
A specialized vocabulary peculiar to a particular group.
To assign as a quality or attribute
To give credit to, like if you ascribe the A you got on your group project to the hard work of your partners!
Harshness or roughness of temper
1. sharp or severe in manner or style.
2. causing the contraction/constriction of body tissues, typically of the skin.
a sign of what will happen in the future; an omen
providing supplementary or additional help and support
an auxiliary nurse
To avouch, justify or prove
he averred that he was innocent of the allegations
To declare openly.
If you're a witness in a trial, you'll be asked to take an oath in which you'll avow that you'll tell the truth.
threatening harm; menacing; malignant
If no one's listening in class and your teacher reprimands you with a baleful glance, expect a pop quiz.
lie exposed to warmth and light, typically from the sun, for relaxation and pleasure.
sprawled figures basking in the afternoon sun
(of a material, surface, or structure) shaped into alternate ridges and grooves; highly folded
the roof was made of corrugated iron
See the word "pose" in juxtapose? When you juxtapose, you are "posing" or positioning things side by side.
place next to
a useful or valuable thing, person, or quality
quick reflexes were his chief asset
If you are the oldest child, you might bear the brunt of your parents' anger, even if you are not the instigator of the misdeed. Brunt means the worst part of something.
say something in a low or barely audible voice, especially in dissatisfaction or irritation.
he muttered something under his breath
To mumble is to talk quietly and indistinctly. When people speak in a mumble, it's hard to understand them.
He peeped at the nicely looking woman through the window
a person who cheats or deceives people
short and thick
make a continuous deep, resonant sound
utter sounds (not necessarily words)
a cylindrical device on which film, magnetic tape, thread, or other flexible materials can be wound; a reel.
Fleeting is an adjective that describes something that happens really fast, or something that doesn’t last as long as you’d like.
used to indicate something that is probable
five minutes ought to be enough time
Something that is dangerous or very risky can be described with the adjective perilous
tease or laugh at in a scornful or contemptuous manner
When you stash something, you stow it away to use it later. Your little brother might stash his Halloween candy under his bed, for example.
press down tightly
an accumulation of a specified thing
a massive pileup of data
The verb implicate means "to connect or involve in something." For example, your cousins might implicate you in the planning of a big party for your grandparents.
have an effect or impact, especially a negative one.
these issues impinge on all of us
make a soft, muffled crackling sound like that caused by the movement of dry leaves or paper.
prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
A rival is a competitor or contender that you want to defeat, whether in an actual competition or for another goal. It may be a tennis rival or a rival for you true love’s affections.
Describe something that is firmly constructed or strongly made as sturdy. That house you built was not sturdy at all. It blew down in the last wind storm. Fortunately, it was only a dog house and the dog wasn't in it.
inquire too closely into a person's private affairs
I'm sick of you prying into my personal life
If you're watching something, you're a spectator. Football stadiums and circus tents are full of spectators.
make strong or stronger
Can you guess what conjecture means? It's a word to use when you are not sure of something and have to "guess or surmise."
The adjective captivating describes something that's completely enthralling and holds your attention. You might find a marathon of episodes of a TV show so captivating that you forget to eat dinner.
To propagate is to be fruitful and multiply, by the usual routes of reproduction, or by spreading something around — like a rumor.
a person who takes part in a dialogue or conversation
If you have acumen, you are very sharp at what you do. You hope your accountant and your surgeon are both known for their acumen.
divide by cutting or slicing, especially suddenly and forcibly.
the head was severed from the body
firmly fix or establish (a habit, belief, or attitude) in a person.
Back and forth...back and forth...back and forth...are you sea-sick yet? The sway, or rocking motion, of a boat is too much for many stomachs; swing
If you see someone stagger out of a bar, or walk unsteadily, like he's about to fall, chances are he's had a few too many drinks.
the striking of one solid object with or against another with some degree of force.
musical instruments played by striking with the hand or with a handheld or pedal-operated stick or beater
To describe a person or thing that can adapt to do many things or serve many functions, consider the adjective versatile.
the amount by which something, especially a sum of money, is too small
a person regarded as greedy and pig-like
Encompass means to contain. When you see the word, picture a campus which encompasses lecture halls, a football field, a medical center, a dining hall and some parking lots.
support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm
bear out, corroborate, support
When you want to describe something that includes all or most details, you can use the adjective comprehensive. If you get the comprehensive treatment at a spa, it might include massage, manicure and a facial.
it is conceivable or imaginable that.
To crawl is to move slowly across the floor on your hands and knees. Before they learn to walk, most babies crawl.
To morph is to change from one shape to another. A cute bunny, for example, might morph into a killer dragon in a fairy tale or an animated film.
have an effect or impact, especially a negative one
affect, have an effect on, touch, have a bearing on, influence
a varied mixture of people or things; a miscellany.
an interesting medley of flavors
pass or cause to pass easily or gently through or as if through the air.
wonderful smell may waft from the kitchen
active in daytime
Fortuitous means by chance, like a lucky accident. If you and your best friend's families happen to go on vacation to the same place at the same time, that’s a fortuitous coincidence!