[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'dʒoʊl/ v. influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering Diane tried to [___] her father into letting her drive the family car.
[Esc] (3) /dɪ'raɪd/ v. Syn. ridicule ridicule; make fun of; laugh at with contempt The critics [___] his pretentious dialogue and refused to consider his play seriously.
[Esc] (4) /ɛk'spʌndʒ/ v. Syn. cancel; remove cancel; remove; erase or strike out If you behave, I will [___] this notation from your record.
[Esc] (5) /ɛk'stænt/ a. still in existence; not destroyed, lost, or extinct Although the book is out of print, some copies are still [___]. Unfortunately, all of them are in libraries or private collections; none are for sale.
[Esc] (6) /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] (7) /ɪm'pɪərɪəs/ a. Syn. dictatorial urgent or pressing; able to deal authoritatively; dictatorial Jane rather liked a man to be masterful, but Mr. Rochester seemed so bent on getting his own way that he was actually imperious!
[Esc] (8) /ɪndɪ'fætɪgəb(ə)l/ a. Syn. tireless tireless; showing sustained enthusiastic action Although the effort of taking out the garbage tired Wayne out for the entire morning, when it came to partying, he was [___].
[Esc] (9) /ɪn'dʒɛnjʊəs/ a. Syn. young; unsophisticated naive and trusting; young; unsophisticated The woodsman had not realized how [___] Little Red Riding Hood was until he heard that she had gone off for a walk in the woods with the Big Bad Wolf.
[Esc] (10) /lə'kɒnɪk/ a. Syn. concise brief; effectively cut short; marked by use of few words Many of the characters portrayed by Clint Eastwood are [___] types: strong men of few words.