new vocab 10
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new vocab 10
To be unflappable is to be calm and relaxed, even in a stressful situation. A confident person is usually unflappable.
1. a hostile challenge
2. open resistance; bold disobedience.
the demonstration was held in defiance of official warnings
a person, especially a young one, endowed with exceptional qualities or abilities
genius, mastermind, virtuoso, wunderkind
convert to another faith or religion
characterized by extreme care and great effort
diligent, industrious, punctilious, painstaking,
a child whose parents are dead
no wrinkles marred her face
a saying that is widely accepted on its own merits
make an attack or assault in return for a similar attack
retaliation, counterattack, comeback
revenge, vengeance, retribution
designed or carried out according to a plan; artificially formal
a novel with a contrived ending
repetition of same sense in different words
the phrase "a beginner who has just started" is tautological
make very angry
e students were enraged at these new rules
ointment, lotion, cream, salve, liniment
worthless things; trash.
separating the chaff from the grain
of or relating to an owner or ownership.
the company has a proprietary right to the property
the company issued additional shares to shareholders in lieu of a cash dividend
unskilled worker who is obliged to do menial work
emitting light as a result of being heated
damp, musty, chilly, clammy, moist, wet
the dank basement
the records give us an inkling of how people saw the world
idea, notion, sense, impression, conception
suggestion, indication, whisper, glimmer
a secret rendezvous, a date
cause (someone) to feel embarrassed, ashamed, or humiliated.
she was mortified to see her wrinkles in the mirror
a person sent on a special mission, usually as a diplomatic representative.
envoy, ambassador, delegate, attaché, consul
unusually or disproportionately large; excessive
a case that had taken up an inordinate amount of time
Equine means having to do with horses
dig out (something buried, especially a corpse) from the ground
the district attorney is requesting that the body be exhumed
shine with a soft tremulous light.
the sea shimmered in the sunlight
a fortress, typically on high ground, protecting or dominating a city.
Secular things are not religious. Anything not affiliated with a church or faith can be called secular
not genuine; fraudulent.
I thought your accent was a bit phony
bogus, false, fake, fraudulent, spurious
public condemnation of someone or something.
appease, conciliate, make up
make (information) known; communicate.
announce, proclaim, herald, promulgate, broadcast
any attire that modifies the appearance in order to conceal the wearer's identity
he disguised himself as a girl
make (someone) extremely angry and impatient.
her silences infuriated him
the action of spending funds; expenses
the expenditure of taxpayers' money
happened by chance
fortuitous, serendipitous, coincidental
1. come into view indistinctly, often threateningly
2. a textile machine for weaving yarn into a textile
add (something) as an attachment or supplement.
the results of the survey are appended to this chapter
teasing, mockery, chaff, ragging, banter, badinage