[Esc] (1) /ru:/ v. Syn. regret; lament; mourn feel regret, remorse, or sorrow for; mourn Tina seemed to [___] the night she met Tony and wondered how she ever fell for such a jerk.
[Esc] (2) /'sækroʊsæŋkt/ a. Syn. inviolable regarded as sacred and inviolable The brash insurance salesman invaded the [___] privacy of the office of the president of the company.
[Esc] (3) /sə'geɪʃəs/ a. Syn. perceptive; shrewd perceptive; shrewd; having insight My father was a [___] judge of character: he could spot a phony a mile away.
[Esc] (4) /sə'gæsətɪ/ n. quality of being sagacious; quickness or acuteness of sense perceptions; keenness of discernment; shrewdness She was half sorry her [___] had miscarried, and half glad that Tom had stumbled into obedient conduct for once.
[Esc] (5) /sæŋktɪ'moʊnɪəs/ a. Syn. hypocritical excessively or hypocritically pious; possessing sanctity; sacred; holy; saintly; religious What we need to do is not fool ourselves and remain [___] about the issue of doping in baseball.
[Esc] (6) /'sæŋgwɪn/ a. Syn. cheerful; hopeful; ruddy cheerfully confident; optimistic; of healthy reddish color; ruddy Let us not be too [___] about the outcome; something could go wrong.
[Esc] (7) /sɑr'tɔ:rɪəl/ a. relating to a tailor, tailoring, or tailored clothing He was as famous for the [___] splendor of his attire as he was for his acting.
[Esc] (8) /'sætəlaɪt/ n. Syn. subordinate small body revolving around a larger one; subordinate U.S. officials say the [___] is a cover for Pyongyang's efforts to perfect missile technology.
[Esc] (9) /skɜrdʒ/ n. Syn. lash; whip whip used to inflict punishment; severe punishment They feared the plague and regarded it as a deadly [___].
[Esc] (10) /'skru:tɪnaɪz/;/-tənaɪz/ v. examine closely and critically Searching for flaws, the sergeant wanted to [___] every detail of the private's uniform.
[Esc] (11) /'sɪmpə(r)/ v. Syn. smirk smirk; smile in artificial way to make an impression . Complimented on her appearance, Stella had to self-consciously [___].
[Esc] (12) /'saɪnɪkjʊə(r)/ n. well-paid position with little responsibility My job is no sinecure; I work long hours and have much responsibility.
[Esc] (13) /'sɪnɪstə(r)/ a. Syn. evil suggesting or threatening evil In sudden panic, she's convinced someone [___] is trying to push her from the train.
[Esc] (14) /sɒpə'rɪfɪk/ a. sleep-causing; marked by sleepiness Professor Pringle's lectures were so [___] that even he fell asleep in class.
[Esc] (15) /'sɔ:dɪd/ a. Syn. filthy; vile; dirty; foul filthy; unethical or dishonest; dirty; foul; morally degraded Many of these files contain [___] details about the personal lives of the litigants.
[Esc] (16) /'sɒvrɪn/ a. Syn. excellent; independent having supreme rank or power; self governing; excellent; independent Belarus, Albania, the Ukraine also have [___] currencies, not using euro, they also have crashed.
[Esc] (17) /spə'rædɪk/ a. occurring at irregular intervals; having no pattern or order in time Although you can still hear [___] outbursts of laughter and singing outside, the big Halloween parade has passed; the party's over till next year.
[Esc] (18) /spɜrn/ v. Syn. reject; scorn reject disdainfully or contemptuously; scorn The heroine had to [___] the villain's advances.
[Esc] (19) /'stoʊɪk/ a. Syn. impassive indifferent to or unaffected by joy, grief, pleasure, or pain I wasn't particularly [___] when I had my flu shot; I squealed like a stuck pig.
[Esc] (20) /'strɪndʒənt/ a. Syn. binding; rigid demanding strict attention to rules and procedures; binding; rigid I think these regulations are too [___].
[Esc] (21) /stju:'pɛndəs/;/stu:-/ a. astonishing; wonderful; amazing, especially, astonishing in magnitude or elevation The lads came back and went at their sports again with a will, chattering all the time about Tom's [___] plan and admiring the genius of it.
[Esc] (22) /'sʌkjʊlənt/ a. Syn. delectable full of juicy; full of richness; highly interesting or enjoyable; delectable Beyond, the blue smoke of the sugar house curled into the bluer skies, and the odor of the kettles reached in [___] deliciousness far and wide.
[Esc] (23) /'sʌltrɪ/ a. burning hot; extremely and unpleasantly hot He could not adjust himself to the [___] climate of the tropics.
[Esc] (24) /'tændʒɪb(ə)l/ a. Syn. real; palpable able to be touched; real or concrete; palpable It'll take awhile before GM's new direction shows up in [___] new products at the dealership.
[Esc] (25) /'tæntəmaʊnt/ a. equivalent in effect or value Though Rudy claimed his wife was off visiting friends, his shriek of horror when she walked into the room was [___] to a confession that he believed she was dead.
[Esc] (26) /tɔ:nt/ v. reproach in a mocking, insulting, or contemptuous manner; make fun of , often in an aggressive manner Perhaps later tonight I will dream up something else to [___] you.
[Esc] (27) /tɪ'mɛrɪtɪ/ n. Syn. boldness; rashness boldness; rashness; foolhardy disregard of danger Do you have the [___] to argue with me?.
[Esc] (28) /'tɛmpər(ə)l/ a. Syn. secular not lasting forever; limited by time; secular or civil; of material world; worldly By passing both laws in [___] proximity to one another, Arizona has revealed itself to have great anxiety not merely about illegal immigration in this nation, but about diversity itself.
[Esc] (29) /'tɛmpəraɪz/ v. act evasively in order to gain time, avoid argument, or postpone a decision I cannot permit you to [___] any longer; I must have a definite answer today.
[Esc] (30) /'tɛnɪt/ n. Syn. doctrine; dogma opinion, doctrine, or principle held as being true by person or organization The agnostic did not accept the any [___] of their faith.
[Esc] (31) /'tɛnjʊəs/ a. Syn. thin; rare; slim long and thin; slender; having little substance The allegiance of our allies is held by rather [___] ties; we all should see it's in dangerous.
[Esc] (32) /'træŋkwɪl/ a. Syn. serene; pacific free from disturbance; pacific Though I look comfortably accommodated, I am not very [___] in my mind.
[Esc] (33) /træns'grɛs, trɑr-/ v. pass over or beyond; surpass You may [___] this programming if the circumstances are right.
[Esc] (34) /'trɛmjʊləs/ a. Syn. trembling; wavering marked by trembling, quivering, or shaking; timid or fearful; timorous She was [___] more from excitement than from fear.
[Esc] (35) /'trɪvɪəl/ a. Syn. unimportant; trifling; commonplace unimportant; of little significance or value; ordinary; commonplace Mr Madhi escaped from Iran in February 2008 after being sentenced to 73 years in jail for what he described as a [___] charge.
[Esc] (36) /'trukjələns/ n. Syn. aggressiveness; ferocity aggressiveness; ferocity; ferociously cruel actions or behavior Tynan's reviews were noted for their caustic attacks and general tone of [___].
[Esc] (37) /'trukjələnt, 'trʌkjʊlənt/ a. Syn. belligerent disposed to fight; belligerent; aggressively hostile The bully was initially [___] but eventually stopped picking fights at the least provocation.
[Esc] (38) /'tɜrdʒɪd/ a. Syn. swollen; distended swollen; distended; excessively ornate or complex in style or language The [___] river threatened to overflow the levees and flood the countryside.
[Esc] (39) /ju:'bɪkwɪtəs/ a. Syn. omnipresent being or existing everywhere; omnipresent That Christmas "The Little Drummer Boy" seemed ubiquitous; we heard the tune everywhere.
[Esc] (40) /ʌn'tɛnəb(ə)l/ a. Syn. indefensible indefensible; not able to be maintained Wayne is so contrary that, the more [___] a position is, the harder he'll try to defend it.
[Esc] (41) /jʊtɪlɪ'tɛərɪən/ a. Syn. practical; useful practical and functional, not just for show Do not forget those [___] steel tables when moving.
[Esc] (42) /'væŋkwɪʃ/ v. Syn. conquer; overcome; defeat conquer; overcome; come out better in a competition The time it takes to [___] is greatly increased by lots of unnecessary backtracking.
[Esc] (43) /vɪ'nɪə(r)/ n. thin layer; coating consisting of thin layer; ornamental coating to a building Casual acquaintances were deceived by his [___] of sophistication and failed to recognize his fundamental shallowness.
[Esc] (44) /'vɛnərəb(ə)l/ a. Syn. revered; honored deserving high respect; impressive by reason of age; profoundly honored We do not mean to be disrespectful when we refuse to follow the advice of our [___] leader.
[Esc] (45) /'vɜrn(ə)l/ a. Syn. fresh related to spring; suggestive of youth; vigorous and fresh Bea basked in the balmy [___] breezes, happy that winter was coming to an end.
[Esc] (46) /'vɜrsətaɪl/;/-tl/ a. Syn. flexible; pliable having many talents; capable of working in many fields She was a [___] athlete, especially in basketball, hockey, and track.
[Esc] (47) /vɪ'kɛərɪəs/ a. acting as substitute; done by deputy; experienced at secondhand Many people get a [___] thrill at the movies by imagining they are the characters on the screen.
[Esc] (48) /vɪ'sɪsɪtud/ n. change, especially in one's life or fortunes; regular change or succession of one thing to another; alternation Humbled by life's [___], the last emperor of China worked as a lowly gardener in the palace over which he had once ruled.
[Esc] (49) /vaɪ'tupərətiv/ a. Syn. abusive; scolding marked by harsh spoken or written abuse; scolding He became more [___] as he realized that we were not going to grant him his wish.
[Esc] (50) /weɪv/ v. Syn. yield; relinquish give up temporarily; yield; give up voluntarily; defer If they can [___] the fees for all charities, we think the others could lower their charges.
[Esc] (51) /wɪm/;/hwɪm/ n. Syn. fancy; caprice; impulse sudden turn or start of mind; temporary eccentricity; fancy; capricious notion We shouldn't be changing our constitution to suit a short-term [___] or agenda.
[Esc] (52) /'wɪmzɪk(ə)l/ a. Syn. capricious determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason; capricious The hero is a playful, [___] man who takes a notion to dress up as a woman so that he can look after his children, who are in the custody of his ex-wife.
[Esc] (53) /raɪð/ v. Syn. contort move in twisting or contorted motion; contort in pain In Dances with Snakes, the snake dancer wriggled sinuously and made her python [___] around her torso.
[Esc] (54) /'zɛlət/ n. Syn. fanatic fanatically committed person; person who shows excessive zeal Though Glenn was devout, he was no [___], he never tried to force his beliefs on his friends.
[Esc] (55) /'zɛləs/ a. Syn. enthusiastic; fervent enthusiastic; filled with or motivated by zeal The company will offer you the most reliable price and satisfied service with its most [___] and most professional service.
[Esc] (56) /'zɛnɪθ/ n. Syn. summit point directly overhead in sky; summit When the sun was at its [___], the glare was not as strong as at sunrise and sunset.