Vocab_Sheet_10

  1. Exhausted
    Very tired

    After 4 hours of EEEC activity, we feel ******** to do anything but coming to office
  2. Hellacious
    • Very bad
    • Overwhelming
    • Distressing

    There was this ****** hailstorm

    Today's traffic was indeed *******
  3. Placate
    • Make (someone) less angry or hostile
    • Calming
    • Tranquilize

    Antonym: antagonize

    How many people do you know who have spent years trying to ****** another and get their approval
  4. Trespass
    Enter someone's land or property without permission

    There is no excuse for ****** on railway property
  5. Console
    Comfort (someone) at a time of grief or disappointment

    She tried to ******** him but he pushed her gently away
  6. Deceit
    The act of betraying someone by hiding or misrepresenting the truth

    When you ******* someone, you fall in their eyes. you lose credibility

    ******* can break the longterm friendship in few moments
  7. Autocratic
    • A ruler who has absolute power
    • Relating to a system of government in which most of the important decisions are taken by state officials rather than by elected representatives

    They say that ******* leadersip helps solidify the organization so it acts with coherence

    Like many *******, Franco found the exercise of absolute power addictive

    well-established ********* procedures
  8. Vicious cycle
    A sequence of reciprocal cause and effect in which two or more elements intensify and aggravate each other, leading inexorably to a worsening of the situation
  9. Vouch
    Give personal assurance, guarantee

    I ********* for him that he will be able to fulfil all responsibilities
  10. Sullen
    • Bad-tempered and sulky.
    • angry and unwilling to smile or be pleasant to people

    His daughters stared back at him with an expression of ******** resentment

    She looked up at the ***** (= dark and unpleasant) sky and shuddered.
  11. Fluster
    To make somebody nervous and/or confused, especially by giving them a lot to do or by making them hurry

    Don’t ******* me or I’ll never be ready

    She was clearly ****** by Marshall’s unexpected arrival
  12. Rustling
    Make a soft, muffled crackling sound like that caused by the movement of dry leaves or paper

    She came closer, her skirt swaying and ******
  13. Imbibe
    • Internalize
    • Absorb or assimilate
    • Grasp

    I want my children to ****** in them strong values

    Spiritual wisdom is in ******* spiritual knowledge in life experiences

    If one does not ****** the culture of appreciation, one cannot succeed

    I want to ******* habit of reading

    ******* emotional intelligence is necessary to be successful leader
  14. Kin
    • One's family and relations
    • Clan

    Any elderly people have no ***** to turn to for assistance
  15. Limp
    Walk with difficulty typically because of a damaged leg or foot

    the thought to restrain ourselves ****** a long later
  16. Vigour
    Physical strength and good health.

    I was 79, but still full of ***** and vitality
  17. Slick
    Done or operating in an impressively smooth and efficient manner

    Rangers have been entertaining crowds with a ******** passing game
  18. Yipping
    Give a short, sharp cry or yelp

    The winner ***** with great delight
  19. Weeping
    • Weeping
    • Crying
    • She was ****** all night due to loss of her son

    • Whining
    • The making of a long, high-pitched cry or sound

    Dogs may exhibit signs of anxiety such as ******, chewing, and excessive barking

    • Whooping
    • Shout
    • Yell
    • Bellowing
    • Cry

    All at once they were ****** with laughter

    • Yipping
    • Give a short, sharp cry or yelp

    The winner ***** with glee

    • Wail
    • Strong cry
    • Crying with pain or grief
    • Complain loudly

    Oh God I am your child I am lost in this world tormented and ****** for your help
  20. Cribbing
    • Copying illicitly
    • Grumbling

    He was doing an exam and didn't want anybody to ******* the answers from him

    Those guys have nothing to ****** about
  21. Put your nose to the grindstone
    • Focus on work
    • Work hard

    Idiom
  22. Fluke
    An unlikely chance occurrence, especially a surprising piece of luck

    Their victory was a bit of a *****
  23. Rehearsed
    • Practice
    • Mock drill

    She ******* a delicate way to approach the topic
  24. Barge
    • Intrude
    • Interfere
    • Force one self
    • Enter a room hurriedly without permission

    ******** and out of Toastmasters meeting when somebody is on stage is prohibited

    Stop ******** like that, I don't like it

    I must avoid ********** discussions and must listen completely first
  25. Gaunt
    • Very thin
    • (of a person) lean and haggard, especially because of suffering, hunger, or age
    • (of a building or place) grim or desolate in appearance.
    • Frail

    A tall, ******** woman in black
  26. Impending
    Be about to happen

    My ******* departure finally came across
  27. Asset
    • A useful or valuable thing or person
    • Treasure
    • Stock

    • An item of property owned by a person or company
    • Earnings

    Your beautiful memories of childhood can be your ******* in distress
  28. Doltish
    • (of a person) stupid
    • Idiotic
    • Lunatic
    • Jerk

    A ******** character
  29. Marvelous
    • Causing great wonder
    • Extraordinary

    These ********* technological toys are fun to play with
  30. Superlative
    Of the highest quality or degree

    A *********** piece of skill is important for growth
  31. Intrepid
    • Fearless
    • Adventurous (often used for rhetorical or humorous effect)

    Our ******* reporters reach to places which even police cannot
  32. Enchanted
    • Charming
    • Most exciting

    The orchestra played classical favourites to an ********* audience

    Kids dream of ******** castle
  33. Claustrophobia
    (of a person) having an extreme or irrational fear of confined places.

    Crowds made him feel *********
  34. Sneak | Snuck
    • Creep up on (someone) without being detected
    • Move or go in a furtive or stealthy way.

    I ****** out by the back exit
  35. Bottom line
    • Key point
    • The fundamental and most important factor.

    The ********* is I'm still married to Denny

    Phrase
  36. Foil
    • prevent (something considered wrong or undesirable) from succeeding.
    • Bust

    A brave policewoman ******** the armed robbery
  37. Dopamine
    a compound present in the body as a neurotransmitter and a precursor of other substances including adrenaline.
  38. Adrenaline
    a hormone secreted by the adrenal glands that increases rates of blood circulation, breathing, and carbohydrate metabolism and prepares muscles for exertion.

    "performing live really gets your ******** going"
  39. Offended
    Resentful or annoyed, typically as a result of a perceived insult

    He sounded rather ****** after the discussion
  40. Forthright
    • Voluntary
    • (of a person or their manner or speech) direct and outspoken

    His most ******** attack yet on the reforms
  41. Reconciliation
    The restoration of friendly relations

    It was good ************ with my old friends
  42. Shrill
    (of a voice or sound) high-pitched and piercing.

    Please control your ******* laugh
  43. Incentive
    A thing that motivates or encourages someone to do something.

    Give farmers an ******** to improve their land
  44. Dividend
    Benefit from an action or policy.

    Buying a rail pass may still pay ********
  45. Making blood run cold
    Very scared

    Many people ********* when asked to speak in front of large audience

    Idiom
  46. Fortitude
    Courage in pain or adversity.

    She endured her illness with great *******
  47. Antagonize
    cause (someone) to become hostile

    Antonym: Tranquilize

    Two other drugs ****** the antidepressant-like effect

    The aim was to ****** visiting supporters
  48. Inexplicable
    Unable to be explained or accounted for.

    For some ******** reason, her mind went completely blank
  49. Indomitable
    • Impossible to subdue or defeat.
    • Similar: Obstinate

    A woman of ******* spirit
  50. Lofty
    • Of imposing height
    • Tall
    • Heigh
    • Giant

    The elegant square was shaded by ***** palms
  51. Nasty
    • Very bad or unpleasant
    • Obnoxious
    • Jerk
    • Behaving in an unpleasant or spiteful way.

    Harry was a *******, foul-mouthed old devil

    Plastic bags burn with a ******, acrid smell
  52. Inflection
    The modulation of intonation or pitch in the voice.

    She spoke slowly and without *******
  53. Heuristic
    Enabling a person to discover or learn something on their own by observation

    Toastmasters fosters a ‘hands-on’ or interactive ****** approach to learning
  54. Vague
    • Of uncertain, indefinite, or unclear character or meaning
    • Thinking or communicating in an unfocused or imprecise way.
    • Obscure
    • Cryptic

    Antonym: Vivid

    He had been very ***** about his activities

    I ****** remember my childhood friends

    Many patients suffer ****** symptoms
  55. Fairy
    A small imaginary being of human form that has magical powers, especially a female one.

    She believed she had ******* at the bottom of her garden
  56. Downright | Downright furious | Downright disgrace
    • So direct in manner as to be blunt
    • To an extreme degree
    • Straight to the face
    • Thoroughly

    He was ****** rude

    Her common sense and ******** attitude to life surprised him
  57. Swoosh
    The sound produced by a sudden rush of air or liquid.

    The ********* of surf
  58. Solicitor
    • A person who tries to obtain business orders, advertising, etc.
    • A canvasser.

    She had been a telephone ******** for a Chicago newspaper
  59. Lunatic
    • A person who is mentally ill
    • someone who behaves in a silly or dangerous way
    • An extremely foolish or eccentric person.

    This ****** just accelerated out from the side of the road
  60. Wobble
    • Move or cause to move unsteadily from side to side
    • Stagger

    The table ******** where the leg is too short

    The drunkard ****** and amuses others
  61. Grumble
    Complain about something in a bad-tempered way

    The main ****** is that he spends too much time away

    I am getting old,’ she ********
  62. Groan
    • Make a deep inarticulate sound conveying pain, despair, pleasure, etc.
    • Whine
    • Moan

    Marty ******** and pulled the blanket over his head
  63. Foreboding
    • A feeling that something bad will happen
    • Fearful apprehension

    With a sense of ****** she read the note
  64. Meddling
    • Intrusive or unwarranted interference
    • Touch or handle (something) without permission.

    You have no right to come in here ******* with my things

    I don't want him ********* in our affairs
  65. Mysterious
    • Difficult or impossible to understand, explain, or identify
    • Inexplicable
    • (of a person) deliberately enigmatic
    • (of a location) having an atmosphere of strangeness or secrecy

    His colleague had vanished in ********* circumstances

    A dark, ***********, windowless building

    She was ********* about herself but said plenty about her husband
  66. Negate
    • To deny the existence or truth of
    • To cause to be ineffective or invalid
    • Nullify

    The premise that everything is predestined leads to logical absurdity and must be ********

    Alcohol can ******* the effects of some medicines.
  67. Pacifist
    A person who believes that war and violence are unjustifiable.

    Mahatma Gandhi was a committed ******** all his life
  68. Jerk
    • A contemptibly foolish person
    • Doltish
    • Lunatic

    Don't be a *******
  69. Ruts
    A habit or pattern of behaviour that has become dull and unproductive but is hard to change.

    Complacent environment can make people get stuck in ******
  70. Busted
    • Found out
    • Solve a case
    • Caught

    Police ******* the child kidnapping racket
  71. Absurd
    • Unreasonable
    • Ridiculous
    • Illogical

    The premise that everything is predestined leads to logical ******* and must be negated
  72. Premise (Premises: Office or Building)
    • A previous statement or proposition from which another is inferred or follows as a conclusion
    • An assertion or proposition which forms the basis for a work or theory

    If the ******** is true, then the conclusion must be true

    The fundamental ******* of the report

    The ******* that everything is predestined leads to logical absurdity and must be negated
  73. Dud
    • A (thing or someone) that fails to work properly or is otherwise unsatisfactory or worthless.
    • Dumb

    All three bombs were ******

    None of us are so *****
  74. Shrub
    A woody plant which is smaller than a tree and has several main stems arising at or near the ground
  75. Paralysis by analysis
    Overanalyzing or overthinking a situation causing decision-making to become "paralyzed", meaning that no solution or course of action is decided upon. 

    Phrase
  76. Sore
    Upset and angry

    I didn't even know they were ******* at us
  77. leash, unleash
    • Held
    • Tied
    • Restricted

    The cows are ******* by herd to ensure they don't wander away

    Dog owners must ******* their dogs so that they are in control
  78. Wrath
    Extreme anger

    "he hid his homework for fear of incurring his father's *********"
  79. Ilk
    a type of person or thing similar to one already referred to.

    "the veiled suggestions that reporters of his ******* seem to be so good at"
  80. Propellant
    • a substance that helps in moving forward
    • Driver

    Inspiration is the ******* that keeps us going in the face of our biggest challenges in life
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