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represent by drawing or painting; describe
- The artist and the author both tried to depict the sunset's beauty.
- Mr. Salinger depicted the juvenile* character with great accuracy.*
- AI Pacino said he would depict a different kind of Shylock.
sure to die sometime; pertaining to man; deadly; pertaining to or causing death
- We must live with the knowledge that all living creatures are mortal.
- His rash* venture* brought him to a mortal illness.
- The two monarchs* were mortal enemies.
new; strange; a long story with characters and plot
- The architect* created a novel design that pleased everyone.
- The novel plan caused some unforeseen* problems.
- Robert was commended* by his teacher for the excellent report on the Ameri"can novel, The Grapes ofWrath.
person in possession of a house, office, or position
- A feeble* old woman was the only occupant of the shack.
- The will disclosed* that the occupant of the estate was penniless.
- The occupant of the car beckoned* us to follow him.
decide on; set a time or place; choose for a position; equip or furnish
- The library was appointed as the best place for the urgent* meeting.
- Though Mr. Thompson was appointed to a high position, he did not neglect* his old friends.
- The occupant* of the well-appointed guest room considered* himself quite fortunate.*
region; section; (quarters) a place to live; to provide a place to live
- The large family was unaccustomed* to such small quarters.
- Ellen moved to the French Quarter of our city.
- The city quartered the paupers* in an old school.
position or place (of anything)
- The agent insisted* that the house had one of the best sites in town.
- We were informed by our guide* that a monument would be built on the site of the historic battle.
- For the site of the new school, the committee preferred an urban* location.*
repeat exactly the words of another or a passage from a book; that is, something that is repeated exactly; give the price of; a quotation
- She often quotes her spouse* to prove a point.
- The stockbroker quoted gold at a dollar off yesterday's closing price.
- Biblical quotes offer a unique* opportunity for study.
a short division of a chapter in the Bible; a single line or a group of lines of poetry
- The verse from the Bible that my father quoted* most frequently* was, "Love thy neighbor as thyself."
- Several verses of a religious nature were contained in the document.*
- Though it is not always easy to comprehend,* Shakespeare's verse has merit* that is worth the toil.*
the right or wrong of an action; virtue; a set of rules or principles of conduct
- The editor* spoke on the morality of "bugging" the quarters* of a political opponent.*
- We rarely consider* the morality of our daily actions, though that should occupy* a high position in our thinking.
- Kenny's unruly* behavior has nothing to do with his lack* of morality.
wander; go about with no special plan or aim
- In the days of the Wild West, outlaws* roamed the country.
- A variety* of animals once roamed our land. The bachelor* promised his girlfriend that he would roam no more.
draw to oneself; win the attention and liking of
- The magnet attracted the iron particles.
- Adventure was the thrill that attracted the famous mountain climber to the jagged* peak.
- A glimpse* into the brightly colored room attracted the children's attention.
one who travels regularly, especially over a considerable distance, between home and work
- The average commuter would welcome a chance to live in the vicinity* of his or her work.
- Have your commuter's ticket verified* by the conductor.
- A novel* educational program gives college credit to commuters who listen to a lecture while they are traveling to work.
keep in; hold in
- The fugitive* was caught and confined to jail for another two years.
- A virus that was circulating* in the area confined AI to his house.
- Polio confined President Roosevelt to a wheelchair.
not doing anything; not busy; lazy; without any good reason or cause; to waste (time)
- Any attempt to study was abandoned* by the student, who idled away the morning.
- The idle hours of a holiday frequently* provide the best time to take stock.
- Do not deceive* yourself into thinking that these are just idle rumors.
a thing, usually an image, that is worshiped; a person or thing that is loved very much
- This small metal idol illustrates* the art of ancient Rome.
- John Wayne was the idol of many young people who liked cowboy mov1es.
- Scientists are still trying to identify* this idol found in the ruins.
joke; fun; mockery; thing to be laughed at; to joke; poke fun
- Though he spoke in jest, Mark was undoubtedly* giving us a message.
- Do not jest about matters of morality.*
- In some quarters,* honesty and hard work have become subjects of jest.
loving one's country; showing love and loyal support for one's country
- It is patriotic to accept your responsibilities to your country.
- The patriotic attitude of the captive* led him to refuse to cooperate with the enemy.
- Nathan Hale's patriotic statement has often been quoted:* "I regret that I have but one life to give for my country."
disagree; oppose; try to win; a debate or disagreement
- Our patriotic* soldiers disputed every inch of ground during the battle.
- The losing team disputed the contest up until the final* minute of play.
- Many occupants* of the building were attracted* by the noisy dispute
- The valor of the Vietnam veterans deserves the highest commendation.*
- No one will dispute* the valor ofWashington's men at Valley Forge.
- The fireman's valor in rushing into the flaming house saved the occupants* from a horrid* fate.
crazy person; insane; extremely foolish
- Only a lunatic would willingly descend* into the monster's cave.
- Certain lunatic ideas persist* even though they have been rejected* by all logical* minds.
- My roommate has some lunatic ideas about changing the world.
mood; a blood vessel that carries blood to the heart; a crack or seam in a rock filled with a different mineral
- A vein of lunacy* seemed to run in the family.
- Mario's wrist was severely* cut by the rock, causing his vein to bleed heavily.
- Explorations disclosed* the rich vein of copper in the mountain.
without important or striking happenings
- After the variety* of bewildering* experiences at the start of our trip, we were happy that the rest of the journey was uneventful.
- Our annual* class outing proved quite uneventful.
- The meeting seemed uneventful but expert observers realized that important decisions were being made.
bearing seeds or fruit; producing much of anything
- Chicks hatch from fertile eggs.
- The loss of their fertile lands threw the farmers into a panic.*
- A fertile mind need never be uneasy* about finding life uneventful.*
hand over; send, direct, or turn for information, help, or action; (refer to) direct attention to or speak about; assign to or think of as caused by
- Let us refer the dispute* to the dean.
- Our teacher referred us to the dictionary for the meanings of the difficult words in the novel.*
- The speaker referred to a verse in the Bible to support his theory.*
great pain or sorrow; misfortune; dangerous or difficult situation; to cause pain or make unhappy
- The family was in great distress over the accident that maimed* Kenny.
- My teacher was distressed by tbe dismal performance of our class on the final* examination.
- Long, unscheduled delays at the station cause distress to commuters.*
make or become smaller in size, amount or importance
- The excessive* heat diminished as the sun went down.
- Our diminishing supply of food was carefully wrapped and placed with the baggage.*
- The latest news from the battlefront confirms* the report of diminishing military activity.
greatest amount; greatest possible
- Chris acknowledged* that the maximum he had ever walked in one day was fifteen miles.
- We would like to exhibit* this rare* collection to the maximum number of visitors.
- The committee anticipated* the maximum attendance ofthe first day of the performance.
run away; go quickly
- The fleeing outlaws* were pursued* by the police.
- One could clearly see the clouds fleeing before the wind.
- The majority* of students understand that they cannot flee from their responsibilities.
capable of being injured; open to attack, sensitive to criticism, influences, etc.
- Achilles was vulnerable only in his heel.
- The investigator's nimble* mind quickly located the vulnerable spot in the defendant's alibi.
- A vulnerable target for thieves is a solitary* traveler.
mean; be a sign of; make known by signs, words, or actions; have importance
- "Oh!" signifies surprise.
- A gift of such value signifies more than a casual* relationship.
- The word "fragile"* stamped on a carton signifies that it must be handled with caution.*
legends or stories that usually attempt to explain something in nature
- The story of Proserpina and Ceres explaining the seasons is typical* of Greek mythology.
- From a study of mythology we can conclude* that the ancients were concerned with the wonders of nature.
- Ancient mythology survives* to this day in popular* expressions such as "Herculean task" or "Apollo Project."
associate; fellow worker
- The captain gave credit for the victory to his valiant* colleagues.
- Who would have predicted* that our pedestrian* colleague would one day win the Nobel Prize for medicine?
- We must rescue our colleagues from their wretched* condition.
cause very great pain to; worry or annoy very much; cause of very great pain; very great pain
- Persistent* headaches tormented him.
- The illustrations* in our history text show the torments suffered by the victims of the French Revolution.
- The logical* way to end the torment of doubt over the examination is to spend adequate* time in study.
to supply; to state as a condition; to prepare for or against some situation
- How can we provide job opportunities for all our graduates?
- Hal said he would bring the ball provided he would be allowed to pitch.
- The government is obligated, among other things, to provide for the common welfare and secure the blessings of peace for all citizens.
faithfulness to a person, government, idea, custom, or the like
- The monarch* referred* to his knights' loyalty with pride.
- Nothing is so important to transmit* to the youth as the sacredness* of loyalty to one's country.
- Out of a sense of loyalty to his friends, Michael was willing to suffer torments,* and he therefore refused to identify* his colleagues* in the plot.