[Esc] (1) /'pælɪeɪt/ v. lessen violence of disease; moderate intensity; gloss over with excuses Not content merely to [___] the patient's sores and cankers, the researcher sought a means of wiping out the disease.
[Esc] (2) /'pærɪə/ n. Syn. untouchable social outcast; person who is rejected from society or home Shortly Tom came upon the juvenile [___] of the village, Huckleberry Finn, son of the town drunkard.
[Esc] (3) /pə'fɪdɪəs/ a. Syn. treacherous; disloyal tending to betray; disloyal; faithless When Caesar realized that Brutus had betrayed him, he reproached his [___] friend.
[Esc] (4) /'pɪθɪ/ a. Syn. concise precisely meaningful; forceful and brief While other girls might have gone on and on about how un-cool Elton was, Liz summed it up in one [___] remark: "He's bogus!"
[Esc] (5) /'plætɪtju:d/;/-tu:d/ n. dullness; insipidity of thought; commonplace statement; lack of originality In giving advice to his son, old Polonius expressed himself only in same platitude; every word out of his mouth was a commonplace.
[Esc] (6) /prɪ'koʊʃəs/ a. advanced in development; appearing or developing early Listening to the grown-up way the child discussed serious topics, we couldn't help remarking how [___] she was.
[Esc] (7) /'ræŋkə(r)/ n. Syn. enmity; hatred bitter, long-lasting resentment; deep-seated ill will; hatred Thirty years after the war, she could not let go of the past but was still consumed with [___] against the foe.
[Esc] (8) /'rɛproʊbeɪt/ n. person hardened in sin; person without moral scruples I cannot understand why he has so many admirers if he is the [___] you say he is.
[Esc] (9) /sə'lɪsɪtəs/ a. Syn. worried; concerned worried or concerned; full of desire; expressing care or concern The employer was very [___] about the health of her employees as replacements were difficult to get.
[Esc] (10) /'spjʊərɪəs/ a. Syn. false; counterfeit; forged; illogical false; counterfeit; forged; illogical Natasha's claim to be the lost heir of the Romanoffs was spurious: the only thing Russian about her was the vodka she drank!.