[Esc] (1) /æb'dʒʊə(r)/ v. Syn. renounce; abandon renounce upon oath; abandon forever He will [___] his allegiance to the king.
[Esc] (2) /'ædʌmbreɪt/ v. Syn. overshadow; shade give hint or indication of something; disclose partially or guardedly; overshadow; shade Her constant complaining about the job would [___] her intent to leave.
[Esc] (3) /æprə'beɪʃ(ə)n/ n. Syn. approval expression of warm approval; praise She looked for some sign of [___] from her parents, hoping her good grades would please them.
[Esc] (4) /'bɜrnɪʃ/ v. Syn. polish make shiny by rubbing; polish I [___] the brass fixtures until they reflect the lamplight.
[Esc] (5) /'klɛmənsɪ/ n. mildness, as of the weather; merciful, kind, or lenient act The lawyer was pleased when the case was sent to Judge Smith's chambers because Smith was noted for her [___] toward first offenders.
[Esc] (6) /dɪ'mjʊə(r)/ a. Syn. grave; serious modest and reserved in manner or behavior She was [___] and reserved, a nice modest girl whom any young man would be proud to take home to his mother.
[Esc] (7) /'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] (8) /'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] (9) /ɪ'vɪns/ v. Syn. manifest show or demonstrate clearly; overcome; conquer When he tried to answer the questions, I heard he [___] his ignorance of the subject matter.
[Esc] (10) /'ɛksɪkrəb(ə)l/ a. very bad; extremely inferiorl; intolerable; very hateful The anecdote was in such [___] taste that it revolted the audience.