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to humiliate or degrade.
"After being overthrown and __________, the deposed leader offered to bow down to his conqueror.
to reduce, lessen
"The rain poured down for a while, then ________."
to give up a position, usually one of leadership
"When he realized that the revolutionaries would surely win, the king ______________ his throne."
to kidnap, take by force
"The evildoers _____________ the fairy princess from her happy home."
something that differs from the norm
"In 1918, the Boston Red Sox won the World Series, but the success turned out to be an _______________, and they've not won a championship since."
to aid, help, encourage
"The spy succeeded only because he had a friend on the inside to ______ him."
to hate, detest
"Because he always wound up kicking himself in the head when he tried to play soccer, Oswald began to _________ the sport."
to put up with or to remain
"Though he did not agree with the decision, Chuck decided to _______ by it."
"After losing all her money, falling into a puddle, and breaking her ankle, Eloise was _______."
to reject, renounce
"To prove his honesty, the President ___________ the evil policies of his wicked predecessor."
denial of comfort to oneself
"The holy man slept on the floor, took only cold showers, and generally followed other practices of _______________."
to cut down, shorten
"The publisher thought the dictionary was too long and ____________ it."
to abolish, usually by authority
"The Bill of Rights assures that the government cannot ____________ our rights to a free press."
to sneak away and hide
"In the confusion, the super-spy ______________ into the night with the secret plans."
freedom from blame, guilt, sin
"Once all the facts were known, the jury gave Angela ____________ by giving a verdict of not guilty."
to freely choose not to commit an action
"Everyone demanded that Angus put on the kilt, but he did not want to do it and ________________."
hard to comprehend
"Everyone else in the class understood geometry easily, but John found the subject ________________."
"When the class asked the teacher whether they could play baseball instead of learn grammar they expected him to refuse, but instead he ______________ to their request."
to stress or highlight
"Psychologist agree that those people who are happiest _____________ the positive in life."
"Greg's excellent poem won the ____________ of his friends."
high praise or special distinction
"Everyone offered ___________to Sam after he won the Noble Prize."
"After much negotiating, England and Iceland finally came to a mutually beneficial ___________ about fishing rights off the coast of Greenland."
to confront verbally
"Though Jill was normally quite calm, when the waiter spilled soup on her for the fourth time in 15 minutes she stood up and ______________ the man."
slow growth in size or amount
"Stalactites are formed by the _____________ of minerals from the roofs of caves."
biting, bitter in tone or taste
"Jill became extremely _____________ and began to cruelly make fun of all of her friends."
to agree without protesting
"Though Mr. Smith wanted to stay outside and work in his garage, when his wife told him that he had better come in to dinner, he ___________ to her demands."
"Though they vowed that no girl would ever come between them, Biff and Trevor could not keep _________ from overwhelming their relationship after they both fell in love with the lovely Teresa."
"Because of his mathematical ____________, Larry was able to figure out in minutes problems that took other students hours."
sharp, severe or having keen insight
"Arnold could not walk because the pain in this foot was so _________."
impervious, immovable, unyielding
"Though public pressure was intense, the President remained _____________ about his proposal."
"Tarzan was __________ at jumping from tree to tree like a monkey."
to caution, critize, reprove
"Joe's mother ______________ him not to ruin his appetite by eating cookies before dinner."
"The ___________ thief could pick someone's pocket without attracting notice."
"Though the book was pretty good, Marcy did not believe it deserved the ___________ it received."
to sketch out in a vague way
"The coach ______________ a game plan, but none of the players knew precisely what to do."
to argue in favor of something
"Arnold _____________ turning left at the stop sign, even though everyone else thought we should turn right."
artistic, related to the appreciation of beauty
"We hired Susan as our interior decorator because she has such a fine _____________ sense."
friendly, likeable, amiable
People like to be around George because he is so __________ and good-natured."
a spontaneous feeling of closeness
"Jerry didn't know why, but he felt an incredible ____________ for Kramer the first time they met."
"Mrs. Jones was ___________, owning a huge house, three cars, and an island retreat near Maine."
"Bernardo was very touchy, and took any slight as an _________ to his honor."
to increase or make greater
"Joe always dropped the names of famous people his father knew as a way to ______________ his personal stature."
a whole, total, or to gather into a mass
"The three branches of the U.S. Government form an___________ much more powerful than its individual parts."
distressed, wronged, injured
"The foreman mercilessly overworked his ____________ employees."
believing that the existence of God cannot be proven or disproven
"Joey's parents are very religious, but he is ____________."
"When Chuck's mover asked him to set up the dinner table, he did so with ___________."
to soothe, ease
"The chairman of the Federal Reserve gave a speech to try to __________ investors' fears about an economic downturn."
to relieve or make more bearable
"This drug with ___________ the symptoms of the terrible disease, but only for a while."
to distribute, to set aside
"The Mayor ________________ 30 percent of the funds for improving the town's schools."
"The scientist could sometimes seem ____________, as if he didn't care about his friends or family, but really he was just thinking about quantum mechanics."
to bring together, unite
"Because of his great charisma, the presidential candidate was able to _____________ all democrats and republicans under his banner."
uncertain or variably interpretable
"Some people think Caesar married Cleopatra for her power, others believe he was charmed by her beauty; his actual reasons are ____________."
having opposing feelings
"My feelings about Sid are ___________ because on one hand he is a loyal friend, but on the other, he is a cruel and vicious thief."
"The tense situation was ______________ when Sam proposed a solution everyone could agree upon."
"Our father was _______________ when we asked him to drive us to the farm so we could go apple picking."
an item that increases comfort
"Bill Gate's house is stocked with so many ________________, he never has to do anything for himself."
"An ________________ fellow, Harry got along with just about everyone."
"Claudia and Jimmy got divorced, but ______________ and without hard feelings."
showing love, particularly sexual
"Whenever Albert saw Mariah wear her slinky red dress, he began to feel quite ____________."
without definite shape or type
"The effort was doomed from the start, because the reasons behind it were so ____________ and hard to pin down."
being out of correct chronological order
"In this book you're writing, you say that the Pyramids were built after the Titanic sank, which is _______________."
similar to, so that an analogy can be drawn
"Though they are unrelated genetically, the bone structure of whales and fish is quite _______________."
one who wants to eliminate all government
"An ____________, Carmine wanted to dissolve every government everywhere."
a cursed, detested person
"I never want to see that murderer; he is ______________ to me."
a short, humorous account
"After dinner, Marlon told an ____________ about the time he got his nose stuck in a toaster."
to incorporate territory or space or a room attched to a larger room
"After defeating them in battle, the Germans ___________ Poland."
to make void or invalid
"After seeing its unforeseen and catastrophic effects, Congress sought to ________ the law."
something that doesn't fit into the normal order
"That rip in the space-time continuum is certainly a spatial __________."
something that came before
"The great tradition of Western culture had its ________________ in the culture of Ancient Greece."
a strong dislike, repugnance
"I know you love me, but because you are a liar and a thief, I feel nothing but _______________ for you."
old, out of date
"That antiquated car has none of the features, like power windows and steering, that make modern cars so great."
the absolute opposite
"Your values, which hold war and violence in the highest esteem, are the _______________ of my pacifist beliefs."
lacking concern, emotion
"Uninterested in politics, Bruno was ___________ about whether he lived under a capitalist or communist regime."
fictious, false, wrong
"Because I am standing before you, it seems obvious that the stories circulating about my death were ______________."
to assess the worth or value of something
"A realitor will come over tonight to ____________ our house."
"The crowd welcomed the heroes with ______________."
suitable for growing crops
"The farmer purchased a plot of __________ land on which he will grow corn and beans."
one who can resolve a dispute, make a decision
"The divorce court judge will serve as the ___________ between the estranged husband and wife."
based on factors that appear random
"The boy's decision to choose one college over another seems ______________."
of or related to trees
"Leaves, roots, and bark are a few ____________ traits."
obscure, secret, known only by a select few
"The professor is an expert in ___________ Lithuanian literature."
of or relating to an earlier period in time, outdated
"In a few select regions of Western Mongolian, an ___________ Chinese dialect is still spoken."
the most representative or typical example of something
"Some believe George Washington, with his flowing white hair and commanding stature, was the ____________ politician."
extreme vigor, energy, enthusiasm
"The soldiers conveyed their _____________ with impassioned battle cries."
to take without justification
"The king _______________ the right to order executions to himself exclusively."
"The _________________ uses wood to make walking sticks."
practicing restraint as a means of self-discipline, usually religious
"The priest lives an ____________ life devoid of television, savory foods, and other pleasures."
to assign, credit, attribute to
"Some ____________ the invention of fireworks and dynamite to the Chinese."
a curse, expression of ill-will
"The rival politicians repeatedly cast _____________ on each others' integrity."
"At dawn, the war planes ______________ the boats in the harbor."
"The construction workers erected the skyscraper during two years of ______________ labor."
to ease, pacify
"The mother held the baby to __________ its fears."
very clever, crafty
"Much of Roger's success in politics results from his ability to provide __________ answers to reporters' questions."
to repent, to make amends
"The man __________ for forgetting his wife's birthday by buying her five dozen roses."
to wither away, decay
"If muscles do not receive enough blood, they will soon ___________ and die."
"The security guard was shocked by the fan's ____________ attempt to offer him a bribe."
to add to, expand
"The eager student seeks to ___________ his knowledge of French vocabulary by reading French literature."
favorable, indicative of good things
"The tennis player considered the sunny forecast an ____________ sign that she would win her match.
very bare, bleak
"The ___________ furniture inside the abandoned house made the place feel haunted."
"The banker's _____________ led him to amass a tremendous personal fortune."
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