[Esc] (1) /'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] (2) /ə'lækrɪtɪ/ n. cheerful promptness or willingness; eagerness; speed or quickness Phil and Dave were raring to get off to the mountains; they packed up their ski gear and climbed into the van with [___].
[Esc] (3) /ə'sɛtɪk/ a. Syn. austere; severe leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial; austere The wealthy, self-indulgent young man felt oddly drawn to the strict, [___] life led by members of some monastic orders.
[Esc] (4) /ə'sɪdjʊəs/;/ə'sɪdʒʊəs/ a. Syn. diligent; persistent constant in application or attention; diligent; unceasing or persistent He was [___], working at this task for weeks before he felt satisfied with his results.
[Esc] (5) /kən'kɒmɪtənt/ a. Syn. accompanying in conjunction with; accompanying; associated with These two-sided attributes are known as [___] characteristics.
[Esc] (6) /kə'nʌndrəm/ n. Syn. riddle riddle; difficult problem; dilemma For this reason, the best way out of this [___] is a political compromise.
[Esc] (7) /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] (8) /'dɛsɪkreɪt/ v. violate with violence, especially to sacred place Shattering the altar and trampling the holy objects underfoot, the invaders [___] the sanctuary.
[Esc] (9) /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] (10) /'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.