Vocab_Sheet_12

  1. Trumpet
    • proclaim widely or loudly
    • Sound made by elephant

    "the press ******** another defeat for the government"
  2. Disgrace
    • loss of reputation or respect as the result of a dishonourable action
    • bring shame or discredit on.

    "you have ******* the family name"

    You barging into my house without permission is ********
  3. Reinstate
    restore (someone or something) to their former position or state.

    "the union threatened strike action if Owen was not *********"
  4. Revere
    • Feel deep respect or admiration for (something)
    • Admire

    "I ******** Sachin for his humble nature"
  5. Unraveling
    • undo (twisted, knitted, or woven threads)
    • Going crazy
    • investigate and solve or explain (something complicated or puzzling), bust

    "they were attempting to ****** the cause of death"

    Her behavior seems like she is *********
  6. Swat
    • hit or crush (something, especially an insect) with a sharp blow from a flat object
    • Sharp blow.

    "I ******* a mosquito that had landed on my wrist"

    "the dog gave the hedgehog a sideways ******"
  7. Frivolous
    • not having any serious purpose or value
    • Silly
    • (of a person) carefree and superficial
    • Trifling
    • Trivial

    "******* ribbons and lacy frills"

    "the *******, fun-loving flappers of the twenties"
  8. Bog
    be or become stuck in mud or wet ground.

    "the family Rover became ******* down on the beach road"
  9. Veracity
    • conformity to facts
    • Accuracy
    • Authenticity

    "officials expressed doubts concerning the ******** of the story"
  10. Side splitting
    • Hilarious
    • extremely amusing
    • Rib tickling

    "********** anecdotes"

    Phrase
  11. Fritter
    • waste time, money, or energy on trifling matters.
    • Squander

    "I wish we hadn't ******** the money away so easily"
  12. Vice
    • Wicked behaviour
    • Immorality
    • Wrongdoing
    • a moral fault or weakness in someone's character:

    Greed, pride, envy, and lust are considered to be ********

    My one real ***** (= bad habit) is chocolate
  13. Badger
    • repeatedly ask (someone) to do something
    • Pester
    • Bother
    • Nagging

    "Tom had finally ******* her into going"
  14. Lame
    • (of a person or animal) unable to walk without difficulty as the result of an injury or illness affecting the leg or foot
    • Limping
    • Weak
    • (of an explanation or excuse) unconvincingly feeble

    "his horse went *******"

    "the TV licensing teams hear a lot of ****** excuses"
  15. Pernicious
    • having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way.
    • Perilous
    • Deleterious
    • Detrimental

    The Corona virus left ********* effects on the whole world

    "the ******* influences of the mass media"
  16. Banter
    the playful and friendly exchange of teasing remarks

    "there was much good-natured ********"
  17. Lest
    • Just in case
    • For fear that
    • With the intention of preventing (something undesirable); to avoid the risk of.
    • (after a clause indicating fear) because of the possibility of something undesirable happening; in case.

    "he spent whole day in his room, wearing headphones ****** he might disturb anyone"

    "she sat up late worrying ****** he be murdered on the way home"
  18. Bruises
    an injury appearing as an area of discoloured skin on the body, caused by a blow or impact rupturing underlying blood vessels.

    "his body was a mass of ******** after he had been attacked"
  19. Leap | Leapt
    jump or spring a long way, to a great height, or with great force.

    "he ***** on to the parapet"
  20. Pun
    a joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there are words which sound alike but have different meanings.

    "the Railway Society reception was an informal party of people of all stations (excuse the *****) in life"
  21. Dearth
    a scarcity or lack of something.

    "there is a ***** of evidence"
  22. Belting
    a beating, especially with a belt as a punishment.

    "we were dead lucky to get to bed without a *********"
  23. Blare
    Make or cause to make a loud, harsh sound.

    "the ambulance arrived outside, siren *******"
  24. Tantalize
    • tormenting or teasing with the sight or promise of something unobtainable.
    • exciting one's senses or desires
    • Enticing

    "a ****** glimpse of the career he might have had"

    "the ****** fragrance of fried bacon"
  25. Valiant
    • possessing or showing courage or determination.
    • Brave

    "she made a ******* effort to hold her anger in check"
  26. Socratic
    Philosophical method of systematic doubt and questioning of another to elicit a clear expression of a truth supposed to be knowable by all rational beings.

    A form of cooperative argumentative dialogue between individuals, based on asking and answering questions to stimulate critical thinking and to draw out ideas and underlying presuppositions
  27. Traitor: the one who betrays
    a person who betrays someone or something, such as a friend, cause, or principle.

    "he was a ******** to his own class"
  28. Forfeit
    • lose
    • Be deprived of (property or a right or privilege) as a penalty for wrongdoing.

    Antonym: defeat

    "those unable to meet their taxes were liable to ******* their estates"
  29. Intrigue
    • Arouse the curiosity or interest of
    • Fascinate
    • Entice

    "I was ******* by your question"
  30. Pithy
    • (of a fruit or plant) containing much spongy cover.
    • (of language or style) terse and vigorously expressive. Brief and full of meaning

    "his characteristically ****** comments"
  31. Profusely
    • to a great degree
    • In large amounts.

    "the book is ******* illustrated with period photos"
  32. Expedite
    • make (an action or process) happen sooner or be accomplished more quickly.
    • Speedup

    "he promised to ******* economic reforms"
  33. Rat out
    To reveal incriminating or embarrassing information about (someone), especially to a person in authority

    He ******** the vandals to the school principal.
  34. Snitch
    • steal
    • inform on someone.

    "he ******* the umbrella for when he went fishing"

    "she wouldn't tell who ****** on me"
  35. Spring into action
    Getting started with work immediately

    We often ********* to solve the problem rather than spending time in little bit planning

    Idiom
  36. Shrugged
    • express doubt, ignorance, or indifference.
    • dismiss something as unimportant.

    Similar: Shove (push off)

    "Jimmy looked enquiringly at Pete, who ******** his shoulders"

    "the managing director ****** off the criticism"
  37. Emaciated
    • abnormally thin or weak, especially because of illness or a lack of food.
    • Frail
    • Gaunt

    "she was so ******** she could hardly stand"
  38. Squirming
    show or feel embarrassment or shame.

    "he ******* as he recalled the phrases the thieves had used"
  39. Stalk
    the main stem of a herbaceous plant.

    "he chewed a ******* of grass"
  40. Snuck | Sneak
    move or go in a furtive or stealthy way.

    "I ****** out by the back exit"
  41. Fawn
    a young deer in its first year.

    "a six-month-old roe ******"
  42. Smoothy
    • Smooth-tongued person
    • Person with polished manners
  43. Retrospect
    • Thinking now about a past event
    • a survey or review of a past course of events or period of time.
    • Reflecting with analysis

    In ********, I think my marriage was doomed from the beginning.

    I'm sure my university days seem happier in ******** than they really were.

    "a full ******** of the battle"
  44. Behest
    a person's orders or command.

    "they had assembled at his *******"
  45. Poach
    • cook (an egg) without its shell in or over boiling water.
    • cook by simmering in a small amount of liquid.
    • Illegally hunt or catch (game or fish) on land that is not one's own or in contravention of official protection
    • Hunting

    "a breakfast of ******** egg and grilled bacon"

    "******** the salmon in the white wine"

    "20 tigers are thought to have been ******** from national parks"
  46. Furlough
    • leave of absence, especially that granted to a member of the services or a missionary
    • grant leave of absence to.

    "furloughed workers"
  47. Helm
    • Tiller or wheel for steering, controlling a ship or boat
    • Officially controlling an organization or company:

    With Steve Lewis at the *******, we are certain of success.

    "she stayed at the *******, alert for tankers"
  48. Reverend
    used as a title or form of address to members of the clergy (related to church)

    "the ******* Pat Tilly"
  49. Abreast
    • side by side and facing the same way.
    • alongside or level with something.

    "the path was wide enough for two people to walk *********"

    "the cart came ****** of the Americans in their rickshaw"
  50. Stellar
    relating to a star or stars.

    "******** structure and evolution"
  51. Rampant
    • (especially of something unwelcome) flourishing or spreading unchecked.
    • Uncontrolled

    "political violence was ********"

    Coronavirus was so ***** that China government took serious actions to control the spread
  52. Quell
    • put an end to (a rebellion or other disorder), typically by the use of force
    • Curb

    "extra police were called to ******** the disturbance"
  53. Insipid
    • Lacking flavour
    • Weak or tasteless.

    "mugs of ********** coffee"
  54. Strive manfully
    with determination and courage, despite great problems

    The actors struggled ******* with some of the worst lines of dialogue ever written

    Phrase
  55. Aphorism
    • Adage
    • Saying
    • Cliche
    • a pithy (succinct or concise) observation which contains a general truth.

    "the old ******* ‘the child is father to the man’"
  56. Invincible
    too powerful to be defeated or overcome.

    "Shivaji was an ******* warrior"
  57. Upstate
    situated or occurring in the northern part of a state
  58. Estranged
    • (of a person) no longer close or affectionate to someone
    • Alienated.

    "Harriet felt more ***** from her daughter than ever"
  59. Gambit
    an act or remark that is calculated to gain an advantage, especially at the outset of a situation.

    "his resignation was a tactical *******"
  60. Reclusive
    • Avoiding the company of other people
    • Solitary

    "he led a ******** life"
  61. Fresh from the furnace
    As green as gooseberry
    Very new

    Idiom
  62. Secluded
    • (of a place) not seen or visited by many people
    • Sheltered and private.

    "the gardens are quiet and *******"
  63. Fumigated
    disinfect or purify (an area) with the fumes of certain chemicals.

    "we got sulphur candles to ****** the house"
  64. Stifle
    • make (someone) unable to breathe properly
    • Suffocate.
    • Choke

    Similar: Smother

    "those in the streets were ****** by the fumes"
  65. Impervious
    • not allowing fluid to pass through.
    • unable to be affected by.

    "an ***** layer of basaltic clay"

    "he worked, apparently ****** to the heat"
  66. Sobbing
    noisy crying.

    "Regina couldn't hear her over her ********"
  67. Superlative
    • of the highest quality or degree.
    • Excellent

    "You possess a ****** piece of skill"
  68. Blowout
    • Scold
    • Chastise

    For some reason, he ******* badly on me
  69. Hover
    remain in one place in the air.

    "Army helicopters ****** overhead"
  70. Searching for needle in haystack
    Searching for something small in a relatively huge area

    Looking for a person in a metro city without sufficient information is like *********

    Idiom
  71. Cascade
    • Percolate
    • Disseminate

    Vedic knowledge was ******* to later generations through guru tradition only through hearing until Vedavyasa wrote it and segregated it
  72. In at the deep end
    Starting to do a difficult job without any prior experience/practice on it

    I always learn best by jumping ********* and learning as I go along.

    Idiom
  73. Surmount
    Overcome a difficulty or obstacles

    They managed to ******* all the opposition to their plans
  74. Humdrum
    • lacking excitement or variety
    • Boringly monotonous
    • Tedious
    • Mundane

    "******** routine work"
  75. Ado
    a state of agitation or fuss, especially about something unimportant.

    "this is much ******** about almost nothing"
  76. Decree
    • Order
    • Command
    • an official order that has the force of law.

    "the ****** guaranteed freedom of assembly"
  77. Splendiferous
    Very impressive

    "I am waiting for a ******** Sunday dinner"
  78. Endear
    Causing to be loved or liked

    "Flora's spirit and character ********* her to everyone who met her"
  79. Smitch
    a small amount of something
  80. Snitch
    • steal
    • Inform on someone

    Hindi: Chugli

    "he ******** the umbrella for when he went fishing"

    "she wouldn't tell who ******** on me"
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