[Esc] (1) /brʊsk/;/brʌsk/ a. Syn. blunt; abrupt abrupt and curt in manner or speech; rudely abrupt, unfriendly Was Bruce too [___] when he brushed off Bob's request with a curt "Not now!"?
[Esc] (2) /kə'prɪʃəs/ a. Syn. unpredictable; fickle; arbitrary fickle; impulsive and unpredictable; apt to change opinions suddenly The storm was capricious: it changed course constantly.
[Esc] (3) /'koʊdʒənt/ a. Syn. convincing reasonable and convincing; based on evidence; forcefully persuasive It was inevitable that David chose to go to Harvard: he had several [___] reasons for doing so, including a full-tuition scholarship.
[Esc] (4) /krɪ'dju:lɪtɪ/;/krɪ'du:lɪtɪ/ n. readiness of belief; disposition to believe on slight evidence The rascal lives on the [___] of the people.
[Esc] (5) /'ɛkskʌlpeɪt/ v. pronounce not guilty of criminal charges The court will [___] him of the crime after the real criminal confesses.
[Esc] (6) /'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] (7) /ɪk'stɔl/ v. Syn. praise; glorify praise highly; glorify; celebrate In his speech, the president will [___] the astronauts, calling them the pioneers of the Space Age.
[Esc] (8) /'fɪər(ə)l/ a. Syn. wild not domestic; wild; existing in wild or untamed state Abandoned by their owners, dogs may revert to their [___] state, roaming the woods in packs.
[Esc] (9) /ɪm'pɜrvɪəs/ a. Syn. impenetrable impenetrable; incapable of being damaged or distressed The carpet salesman told Simone that his most expensive brand of floor covering was warranted to be [___] to ordinary wear and tear.
[Esc] (10) /ɪn'ɛfəb(ə)l/ a. Syn. unutterable unutterable; cannot be expressed in speech Such [___] joy must be experienced; it cannot be described.