[Esc] (1) /bu:n/ n. Syn. blessing; benefit blessing; benefit bestowed, especially in response to a request The recent rains that filled our empty reservoirs were a [___] to the whole community.
[Esc] (2) /kɒnflə'greɪʃ(ə)n/ a. large destructive fire; burning; large-scale military conflict After the [___] had finally died down, the city center was nothing but a mass of blackened embers.
[Esc] (3) /dɪ'kraɪ/ v. Syn. disparage express strong disapproval of; disparage The founder of the Children's Defense Fund, Marian Wright Edelman, would strongly [___] the lack of financial and moral support for children in America today.
[Esc] (4) /'dɛprɪkeɪt/ v. Syn. belittle express disapproval of; protest against; belittle A firm believer in old-fashioned courtesy, Miss Post must [___] the modern tendency to address new acquaintances by their first names.
[Esc] (5) /ɪ'gri:dʒəs/ a. Syn. notorious notorious; conspicuously bad or shocking She was an [___] liar; we all knew better than to believe a word she said.
[Esc] (6) /'ɛnəveɪt/ v. Syn. weaken weaken or destroy strength or vitality of; remove a nerve or part of a nerve She was slow to recover from her illness; even a short walk to the window would [___] her.
[Esc] (7) /ɪ'fɛmərəl/ a. short-lived; enduring a very short time The mayfly is an [___] creature: its adult life lasts little more than a day.
[Esc] (8) /'ɛkspɪeɪt/ v. Syn. atone make amends or pay the penalty for; relieve or cleanse of guilt He tried to [___] his crimes by a full confession to the authorities.
[Esc] (9) /ɪm'plækəb(ə)l/ a. incapable of being pacified; not to be relieved; Madame Defarge was the [___] enemy of the Evremonde family.
[Esc] (10) /ɪn'ɛfəb(ə)l/ a. Syn. unutterable unutterable; cannot be expressed in speech Such [___] joy must be experienced; it cannot be described.