extremely lively, enthusiastic
"She became __________________________ upon receiving an acceptance letter from her first-choice college."
consisting of a diverse variety of elements
"That bar attracts an _____________________ crowd: lawyers, artists, circus clowns, and investment bankers."
intensely and overpoweringly happy
"The couple was _____________________ when they learned that they had won the lottery."
an order or decree
"The ruler issued an ________________________ requiring all his subjects to bow down before him."
to wipe out, obliterate, rub away
"The husband was so angry at his wife for leaving him that he ________________________ all evidence of her presence; he threw out pictures of her and gave away all her belongings."
"My friend is so _____________________ that she makes everyone smile."
"My doctor promised me that the cold medicine was ____________________, but I'm still sniffling."
impudence, nerve, insolence
"When I told my aunt that she was boring, my mother scolded me for my __________________________."
"The golden palace was _____________________________."
"The student who threw sloppy joes across the cafeteria was punished for his _______________________________ behavior."
"When she found out she had won the lottery, the writer was ______________________."
a speech given in honor of a dead person
"At the funeral, the widow gave a moving _________________________ describing her love for her late husband."
to bring forth, draw out, evoke
"Although I asked several times where the exit was, I _________________________ no response from the stone-faced policeman."
expressive, articulate, moving
"The priest gave such an _______________________ sermon that most churchgoers were crying."
to clarify or explain
"I didn't understand why my friend was so angry with me, so I asked Janine to _______________________ her feelings."
very thin, enfeebled looking
"My sister eats a lot of pastries and chocolate but still looks _________________________."
to decorate, adorn, or to add details to
"My mom ________________________ the living room by adding lace curtains."
distinguished, prominent, famous
"Mr. Phillips is such an ________________________ scholar that every professor on campus has come to hear him lecture."
"This _______________________ cream makes my skin very smooth."
to express emotions
"The director told the actor he had to _______________, or else the audience would have no idea what his character was going through."
sensitivity to another's feelings as if they were one's own
"I feel such ___________________ for my sister when she's in pain that I cry too."
based on observation or experience
"The scientist gathered _______________________ data on the growth rate of dandelions by studying the ones behind his house."
"I idolize Britney Spears so much that I ___________________ everything she does."
to fill with love, fascinate
"I grew ___________________________ of that boy when he quoted my favorite love poem."
to weigh down, burden
"At the airport, my friend was _______________________ by her luggage, so I offered to carry two of her bags."
to weaken, exhaust
"Writing these sentences ______________________ me so much that I will have to take a nap after I finish."
to grant the vote to
"The Nineteenth Amendment ___________________________ women."
to bring about, create, generate
"During the Olympics, the victories of U.S. athletes _______________ a patriotic spirit among Americans."
"The man wearing the dark suit and dark glasses is so _______________________ that no one even knows his name."
ill will, hatred, hostility
"Mark and Andy have clearly not forgiven each other, because the ____________________ between them is obvious to anyone in their presence."
"I feel such ___________________ that I don't look forward to anything, not even my birthday party."
to charm, hold spellbound
"The sailor's stories of fighting off sharks and finding ancient treasures _____________________ his young son."
"She promised she'd love me forever, but her forever was only ___________________; she left me after one week."
relating to or contained in letters
"Some people call me 'Auntie's boy,' because my aunt and I have such a close ___________________________ relationship that we write each other every day."
a perfect example, embodiment
"My mother, the _____________________ of good taste, always dresses more elegantly than I do."
"Even though he had just been fired, Mr. Simms showed great ___________________ by neatly packing up his desk and wishing everyone in the office well."
ambiguous, uncertain, undecided
"His intentions were so ______________________ that I didn't know whether he was being chivalrous or sleezy."
learned or knowledgeable
"My Latin teacher is such an ______________________ scholar that he has translated some of the most difficult and abstruse ancient poetry."
to shun, avoid
"George hates the color green so much that he __________________ all green food."
understood by only a select few
"Even the most advanced students cannot understand the physicist's _________________ theories."
to take up as a cause, support
"I love animals so much that I ______________________ animal rights."
heavenly, exceptionally delicate or refined
"In her flowing silk gown and lace veil, the bride looked ________________________."
"I was ______________________ when I found out that my sister had given birth to twins."
"My joy at getting promoted was ________________________ because I discovered that I would have to work much longer hours in a less friendly office environment."
to show, reveal
"Christopher's hand-wringing and nail-biting ______________________ how nervous he is about the upcoming SAT exam."
to make more violent, intense
"The gruesome and scary movie I saw last night ________________________ my fears of the dark."
to irritate, irk, annoy
"George's endless complaints ___________________________ his roomate."
to free from guilt or blame, exonerate
"My discovery of the ring behind the dresser __________________________ me from the charge of having stolen it."
"Her pudding is so ________________________ that it makes me want to vomit."
to urge, prod, spur, motivate
"Henry ____________________________ his colleagues to join him in protesting against the university's hiring policies."
"The patient has an _____________________ need for medication, or else he will lose his sight."
to free from guilt or blame, exculpate
"The true thief's confession __________________________ the man who had been held in custody for the crime."
"Her _____________________________ praise made me blush and squirm in my seat."
advisable, advantageous, serving one's self-interest
"In his bid for reelection, the governor made an ___________________________ move by tabling all the controversial legislation."
to make amends for, to atone
"To _______________________ my selflishness, I gave all my profits to charity."
to remove offensive or incorrect parts, usually from a book
"The history editors ________________________ from the text all disparaging and inflammatory comments about the Republican Party."
existing, not destroyed or lost
"My mother's ______________________ love letters to my father are in the attic trunk."
irrelevant, extra, not necessary
"Personal political ambitions should always remain _________________________ to legislative policy."
"Instead of trying to mediate between my brother and sister, I _____________________ myself from the family tension entirely and left the house for the day."
"When she found out she won the literature prize, Mary ____________________ by dancing and singing through the school's halls."
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