cause to feel shame
She is not
abased or dejected, but exalted, rather.
a state or condition markedly different from the norm
While Tampa Bay has taken a huge nosedive a year after going 10-6, maybe that 2010 success was an
There are sane readers who
abhor gratuitous violence but love Reacher’s menacing wisecracks.
most unfortunate or miserable
Mr. Jobling stood wringing his hands helplessly, his flaccid features expressive of
sharply disagreeable, unpleasant, or harsh
“He has always been focused, driven, demanding and, as a result, very difficult and
abrasive,” Mr. Norman said.
refrain from doing, consuming, or partaking in something
Griffin felt that he had better
abstain from questioning, and let his host run on.
existing only in the mind
abstract concept, waving our arms trying to describe it, we will lose our audience right away.
present in great quantity
Fringing and barrier reefs are
abundant throughout the archipelago, surrounding nearly every island.
stress or single out as important
It was a carefully studied costume; and he
accentuated its eccentricity by adopting theatrical attitudes and an air of satisfied negligence.
get used to a certain environment
The Jets will leave Friday for Denver, the better to
acclimate to the altitude and change in time zone.
a person who joins with another in carrying out some plan
Tiller, the thief, and a supposed
accomplice, are under arrest.
concurrence of opinion
accord removes one of two main sticking points that have been holding up a strategic partnership agreement between the two countries.
harsh or corrosive in tone
They were complaining, sometimes yelling, and maybe a bit
the highest level or degree attainable
Paris wholly has got to the
acme of its frenzy; whirled, all ways, by panic madness.
agree or express agreement
I favored building a fire and staying there till morning, but Frank preferred pushing on to camp, so I
pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
He said that in the absence of other evidence, “the accused is
acquitted and discharged.”
marked by strong resentment or cynicism
At times, the two groups squabble like schoolchildren, and the exchange gets
extremely sharp or intense
Labor shortages are already so
acute in many Chinese industrial zones that factories struggle to find enough people to operate their assembly lines.
impervious to pleas, persuasion, requests, or reason
But high profile or no, Mr. Kors is
adamant about keeping his personal life under wraps — even as his wedding day approaches.
having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
He proved an
adept playmaker, however, making several nice passes and finishing with 7 assists.
stick to firmly
Adhering to strict safety standards has kept me alive in some very dangerous situations.
scold or reprimand; take to task
"Children, children, stop quarrelling, right here in public!"
admonished Mrs. Dering, in a low, shocked tone.
make more attractive, as by adding ornament or color
Old master reproductions
adorn chianti-colored walls; tapestries hang in the restrooms.
quick or skillful or adept in action or thought
Neither is he
adroit in the exercise of his duty; instead performs it bunglingly; his thoughts preoccupied, and eyes wandering about.
exaggerated flattery or praise
Taylor, a demagogue of the Democratic party, was hypocritically appealing to his "horny handed neighbors" in language of feigned
a state of misfortune or affliction
Forty years in the wilderness, meeting
adversities together, fighting enemies, marching as one host, made them a nation.
active support of an idea or cause
That sentiment faded after the 1930s, he said, as consumer
advocacy focused more on protecting shoppers.
characterized by an appreciation of beauty or good taste
aesthetic terms, his glossy, color pictures of modern housing projects in Turkish cities under moody, gray skies are beautiful.
diffusing warmth and friendliness
She is restless, irritable, out of sorts, censorious, complaining at home; animated, gracious,
affable, complaisant abroad.
a close connection marked by community of interests
Malaysia has a close
affinity with many Middle Eastern nations through their shared religion.
a cause of great suffering and distress
Firm and exceptional natures are thus moulded out of miseries, misfortunes and
having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
Affluent families can afford guns, which are more efficient for bagging some elusive animals than a poorer household’s typical snare trap.
embellish; increase the scope, power, or importance of
Louis XIV. was growing increasingly ambitious of enlarging his domains and
aggrandizing his power.
moving quickly and lightly
Are not many beasts physically stronger, more nimble and
agile than man?
relating to rural matters
We’re not an
agrarian society any longer, where more hands help farm the land.
liveliness and eagerness
The men obeyed with
alacrity, as all were glad to go, lying in camp so long.
arouse hostility or indifference in
Keeping schools closed and blocking certain public services is not a strategy we support and could
alienate public opinion and play into the governor’s hand.
report or maintain
alleged to have written several Psalms, but of this there is little evidence beyond pious assertion.
the act of binding yourself to a course of action
Notwithstanding this good fortune, Pontiac daily saw his followers dropping off from their
allegiance; for even the boldest had lost heart.
a style that describes a subject by suggestive resemblances
Achingly beautiful, quiet and graceful, his award-winning novel Waiting is a love story superimposed on a political
provide physical relief, as from pain
Lewis said he got a Synvisc shot – an injection commonly used to
alleviate arthritic symptoms – in his left knee on Monday.
make an indirect reference to
In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, Mr. Obama turned up the heat,
alluding to the plan without fleshing out details.
remote in manner
Too much focus on official duties can make an incumbent look isolated and
showing unselfish concern for the welfare of others
The gesture was not necessarily
altruistic; he was hoping for a donation in return.
having more than one possible meaning
"The election law in New York is written in an ill-defined,
ambiguous way," Goldfeder said, adding that he did not believe any laws were broken.
uncertain or unable to decide about what course to follow
"If managers are
ambivalent, or wavering, then investor uncertainty increases and the stocks become more volatile."
Possessed of broadly humanitarian sympathies, he became interested in
ameliorating the conditions of imprisoned debtors.
diffusing warmth and friendliness
He was also remarkable for his
amiable and cheerful manners.
characterized by friendship and good will
Thus, by kindness, the natives of this region were won to friendship, and
amicable relations were established.
a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense
After three years in prison, he was released last October in an
amnesty that freed about 200 political detainees.
having no definite form or distinct shape
The problem is that where genes are tidy bits of DNA, the environment is huge,
amorphous and hard to quantify.
more than enough in size or scope or capacity
Both are highly respected and well known, with
ample experience in development and economic policy making.
locating something at a time when it couldn't have existed
Today, the British monarchy seems like even more of an
anachronism, notes my friend Merida, a London bureau friend now living in New York.
similar or equivalent in some respects
The two conditions, although apparently
analogous, are, in reality, very different.
short account of an incident
With his fourth book, “Business at 16,” Mr. Bagchi hopes to get teenagers interested in business, partly by using fictional
anecdotes, including boy-meets-girl stories.
a feeling of ill will arousing active hostility
In this brutal contest, two opposing teams face off against each other with competing agendas, borrowed tuxedos and tight smiles concealing deep
kill in large numbers
Men deployed may fall back and escape; a mass of columns under direct artillery fire must surrender or be
deviation from the normal or common order or form or rule
In this view, crises can be understood only as
anomalies, the consequences of unusual outside shocks.
having no known name or identity or known source
Throughout the process, the targeted consumers are tagged with an alphanumeric code, removing their names and making the data
an actively expressed feeling of dislike and hostility
It bred a sense of resentment and secret
antagonism which he took less pains to hide, from that night.
someone from whom you are descended
Paul Bunyan is known by his mighty works; his
antecedents and personal history are lost in doubt.
suggesting human features for animals or inanimate things
anthropomorphic fallacy that accords human attributes to giant corporations like BP distorts clear thinking about how to limit their political influence.
be excited or anxious about
I will continue to sit here as usual, waiting, grinning, tapping and
anticipating my future.
a feeling of intense dislike
At any rate, they had, as a matter of fact, produced widespread discontent and bitter
antipathies between classes.
sharply contrasted in character or purpose
Memorisation has a bad reputation in education today, dismissed as
antithetical to creativity.
an absence of emotion or enthusiasm
When not thus engaged, his days were passed in listless
If there is such a thing as inherited
aptitude for art it certainly showed itself in the family of Bach.
based on or subject to individual discretion or preference
The pieces don’t build or develop, sections are carelessly joined, endings seem
requiring secret or mysterious knowledge
Not just the knowledge of world geography but the very conceptualisation of space in this late medieval map looks to us remote and
so extremely old as seeming to belong to an earlier period
There are other advantages as well to reading the classics electronically—you can tap
archaic words on the screen for an instant definition.
something that serves as a model
In many ways, Mr. Romney and Mr. Huntsman embody the Mormon
archetype: clean-cut, Republican American family men.
characterized by intense emotion
Age, study, experience, retirement, reflection, had in no wise dimmed the fire of his
characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion
He seemed about thirty-five years of age, though the trace of
arduous mental and physical exertion gave him a rather worn and older appearance.
belonging to or characteristic of the nobility
aristocratic families were stripped of their status after World War II, limiting the number of royal matches.
the use of deception or trickery
But small men use lying
artifices and disguises to protect themselves.
characteristic of the practice of rigorous self-discipline
Another frequent cause of visions is long-continued fasting combined with more or less
have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
India’s leaders, eager for a bigger footprint in global affairs, now
aspire to a permanent seat on an expanded United Nations Security Council.
the process of absorbing one cultural group into another
On the contrary, they themselves become Americanised, thanks to that faculty of
assimilation which they possess in a high degree.
provide physical relief, as from pain
Moreover, I became at rest within myself, and the gaping, aching void which has filled my vitals these many days, became
make amends for
But let us pause for a moment to remember what “redeeming” actually is:
atoning or making up for some mistake or wrongdoing.
provide evidence for
Anticipating compensation, thousands flooded treatment centers seeking medical certificates
attesting to their cholera.
clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion
She was elegantly and fashionably
attired, wearing rich earrings, gold chain and locket, three valuable rings in addition to her wedding-ring, and so forth.
a quality belonging to or characteristic of an entity
This means that fundamentally important
attributes such as common sense and curiosity are starting to take primacy.
assigning to a cause or source
But borrowing from sample essays found online or other online sources without
attribution, even unintentionally, might result in your application being rejected.
disposed to venture or take risks
It was such an
audacious, daring thing that the very thought made her dizzy.
heard or perceptible by the ear
Tavannes answered--but his words were barely
audible above the deafening uproar.
enlarge or increase
Computer engineers, in high demand but short supply, can command six-figure salaries right out of college,
augmented by signing bonuses and equity or stock options.
predict from an omen
But ultimately the numbers
augured an inescapably grim fate: Lieberman's approval rating in Connecticut bottomed out at just 31 percent last fall.
an event indicating important things to come
It was altogether a pretty picture, that seemed to be a happy
augury of the good times in store.
indicating favorable circumstances and good luck
The coast at the point at which he reached it seemed specially designed by nature for his favorable and
Adams was poor, simple, ostentatiously
austere; the blended influence of Calvinistic theology and republican principles had indurated his whole character.
conforming to fact and therefore worthy of belief
This census is not considered
authentic, as many transparent errors were found in various parts of it.
characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule
But, he said, “all the ingredients of a repressive regime, an
authoritarian regime, are there.”
of recognized power or excellence
His plays are being revived, and an
authoritative and exhaustive edition of his writings is being issued by a leading publishing house.
reprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth
Greed about getting or keeping money pertains to
avarice, not necessarily to simony.
take action in return for a perceived wrong
But Amon-Ra of Thebes
avenged the dishonour that had been done him, and stirred up his adorers to successful revolt.
a feeling of intense dislike
aversion, nay, our dread, of various alimentary substances are well known.
marked by active interest and enthusiasm
avid runner, Moyer eventually began arriving six hours early on game days to exercise on an underwater treadmill.
resembling an uncle in kindness or indulgence
He is a consummate retail politician, given to small talk and an
an overwhelming feeling of wonder or admiration
The aurora deeply impressed him, inspiring feelings of
awe and reverence.