SOME WORDS EVERY STUDENT SHOULD KNOW –
skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands
To make it work requires a deft hand.
the place designated as the end, as of a race or journey
Airports get stacked up with planes that can’t take off for their destinations.
decrease in size, extent, or range
By Friday morning, most of the heavy rain is expected to diminish.
lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
In the visage of Grumpy Cat, it seems, her fans found the perfect holy expression of indifferent disdain for all things.
It’s been a pretty dismal month, as far as world events go, but the news wasn’t all bad thanks to some very entertaining on-air mishaps.
force to go away
For most of us, dispelling the darkness is as simple as turning on a light.
listen without the speaker’s knowledge
They eavesdrop on the noises that other birds make while hiding food in order to steal the stash later, new research shows.
conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
Prosecutors questioned him about killings and other egregious human rights abuses perpetrated by his regime.
a hot, smoldering fragment of wood left from a fire
“Every hot spot is an ember that, if not contained, can become a new fire,”
come out into view, as from concealment
They say that program has helped them emerge from the shadows, making possible a work permit, a Social Security number and enhanced self-respect.
consume all of one’s attention or time
I don’t know how long I was reading; I was so engrossed in the paper that I did not hear any footsteps.
a feeling of annoyance
Like many a teenager on his school holidays, Parys is in bed, his mother explains with exasperation.
move hesitatingly, as if about to give way
“The rocket has faltered, but it won’t crash,”
seeing ahead; knowing in advance; foreseeing
But nobody had the wherewithal or foresight to think that day would actually happen.
a distinctive odor that is pleasant
After 30 minutes in the oven, what hits you first is the enticing, warm fragrance that fills your kitchen.
secret and sly or sordid
What muffled whispers do they share, what furtive games are they playing?
great coolness and composure under strain
I wish I had handled it with aplomb.
in fear or dread of possible evil or harm
Virga still feels apprehensive when visiting an unfamiliar zoo.
I was recently asked in an interview, what is more valued by companies – aptitude or attitude?
You make sure to be extra attentive to your friend.
send away from a place of residence, as for punishment
Napoleon loses so big that he is banished to an island.
block off with barriers
The Secret Service ordered nearby streets and parking lots barricaded for security.
frighten someone by pretending to be stronger than one is
Sporting a pith helmet, Nixon observed that “whoever is talking the loudest is pretty sure to be bluffing.”
Brackish water can be used, but freshwater is easier and less costly.
move or swing back and forth
Hart brandished a “Free Hugs” sign as he stood alone in front of a police barricade.
the size of something as given by the distance around it
That’s almost 10 times the circumference of the Earth, which is a surprisingly small 24,859.82 miles.
Moments later came commotion, followed by shouts of “Stop pushing me!”
any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients
There are some food combos that blend beautifully with each other to create truly tasty concoctions.
obvious to the eye or mind
Today, the link is more conspicuous: highlighted in blue, it appears directly beneath the site’s login form.
speak in response
The seller can then accept, counter or reject the offer.
shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
Moreover, it was no secret that Cleopatra had ruthless cunning and superior intelligence.