[Esc] (1) /kændə(r)/ n. Syn. frankness frankness; quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech Jack can carry [___] too far: when he told Jill his honest opinion of her, she nearly slapped his face.
[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) /'kæpʃəs/ a. intended to confuse in an argument I resent the way he asked that was [___] question.
[Esc] (4) /kærɪkə'tjʊə(r)/ n. Syn. distortion; burlesque representation that is deliberately exaggerated to produce a comic effect The [___] he drew yesterday emphasized a personal weakness of the people he burlesqued.
[Esc] (5) /'kæstɪgeɪt/ v. Syn. punish criticize severely; punish; revise or make corrections to publication When the teacher threatened that she would [___] the mischievous boys if they didn't behave, they shaped up in a hurry.
[Esc] (6) /sɪ'lɛstɪəl/;/sə'lZstʃl/ a. Syn. heavenly relating to the sky or the heavens; supremely good; god or angel She spoke of the [___] joys that awaited virtuous souls in the hereafter.
[Esc] (7) /sɜrkəm'vɛnt/ v. Syn. outwit surround an enemy; enclose or entrap; beat by cleverness and wit In order to [___] the enemy, we will make two preliminary attacks in other sections before starting our major campaign.
[Esc] (8) /'sɪv(ə)l/ a. Syn. civic having to do with citizens or the state; courteous and polite Although Internal Revenue Service agents are [___] servants, they are not always courteous to suspected tax cheats.
[Esc] (9) /koʊ'ɛrfɛn/ n. use of force to get someone to obey The inquisitors used both physical and psychological [___] to force Joan of Arc to deny that her visions were sent by God.
[Esc] (10) /'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.