in between two levels
interjacent, median, mid, middle, midway
- because she wasn't new to the game, nor was she a pro, Jessica was placed on the intermediate team.
to purposefully disobey
breach, contravene, disrupt, transgress, trespass
- If he were to violate his probation, he would be sent back to jail.
- She did not want to violate her parents' trust, so she told her friends that she couldn't go to the club.
to point out
display, imply, reflect, show, signify, suggest
- Yolanda was asked to indicate to the jury where the attack took place by pointing it out on the map.
- The students were asked to indicate whether or not they had participated in the prank.
a small action or technique that is part of a larger plan to achieve a goal.
approach, maneuver, ploy, schem, strategy, way
- The undercover operation tactic was to invade the house under the guise of a delivery man.
- The tactic of the special operations unit was unknown to all but the essential members of the team.
working independently without human interacion
instrumental, involuntary, mechanical, robotic, self-activating, spontaneous
- Her refrexes became automatic as she steered the car into the skid, just as she was trained to do.
- Driving a car with an automatic transmission frees the driver from having to shift gears manually.
a period of ten years
- It had been more than a decade since she had seen her brother.
- The company was started a decade ago by the mother and daughter duo.
in spite of that
but, nonetheless, regardless, so, still, yet
- Nevertheless, you should help those in need even if it is invonvenient to you
- Shane should, nevertheless, agree with his brother to keep things peaceful.
to evaluate or appriase
caculate, consider, estimate, gauge, measure
- Mike asked his employees to assess each customer's situation before coming to a decision about their inquiries.
- MS. Leah was trying to assess the cause of the fight before determining with of the students started it.
accountable, answerable, blameworhy, chargeable, guilty
- The company was held liable for its workers' accidents.
- Someone should be held liable for the swimmer's death.
work, especially physical work
drudgery, effort, exertion, industry, toil
- The cost of labor is higher than the cost of building materials.
- The farmer could not labot as long as he used to in the heat.
to accept as a fact, to recognize.
agree, confess, grant, greet, notice, observe
- The teacher asked that her students acknowledge the guest speaker's arrival with welcoming smiles.
- Please acknowledge me when I am speaking to you.
relating to intelligence
cerebral, instructed, logical, mental, rational, wise
- Once he puts his intellectual mind to work, he'll be able to solve all of the math problems on the test.
- Sarah shows her intellectual side when she is with her book club.
lasting a short time
ephemeral, interim, nonpermanent, short-term, substituted, uncertain
- Althought it does hurt, the pain is only temporary.
- Althought the show did eventually begin, there was a temporary delay due to an injury of one of the performers.
basic, essential, inborn, included, innate, intergral
- She had an intrinsic desire to visit her homeland.
- A baby's need for its mother is an intrinsic part of its very nature.
a point of view; a particular attitude toward something
position, range, slant, viewpoint
- Each of Mrs. Tam's students had their own, unique perspective on the issue at hand.
- The team leader asked the team members to try to look at the situation from his own perspective.
the way in which something concludes.
aftereffect, aftermath, conclusion, consequence, eventuality, result
- The desperate mother prayed that the outcome of her son's surgery would be a positive one.
- The outcome of the story was totally unexpected.
on or from the outside
elsewhere, independent, outermost, outward, separate
- one's external appearance has no bearing on what's on the inside.
- The external members on the team were called in from the local university.
to persuade someone to agree with a statement
assure, demonstrate, induce, influence, make certain, sway
- It was almost impossible to convince the professor that he had made a mistake when grading the student's test.
- She knew she had to convince the jury that what she was saying was the absolute truth.
having to do with the law
authorized, legalized, licit, permitted, sanctioned, valid
- The government brought legal action against the corrupt politician.
- It is definitely not legal to drink and drive.
very large in size or quantity
colossal, gigantic, huge, mammoth, massive, tremendous
- It was an enormous relief when the plane finally landed.
- The enormous boulder was suddenly barreling down the hill and was heading straight for the house.
complete, including all elements
exhaustive, extensive, general, inclusive, large
- The doctor always provided his patients with a comprehensive medical examination before coming to any conclusions.
- She was taught to be very comprehensive when reporting on any news story.
to show or claim that something is right or reasonable
defend, explain, give grounds for, rationalize, validate
- Please justify your reasons behind the cover-up so that everyone can understand why you did it.
- Lacy knew she would have to justify er actions to her parents.
to make a dramatic change
alter, convert, reconstruct, transfigure, transmute
- He wanted to transform himself into something different when he felt angry.
- She transformed into a totally new person when she came home from work.
communicate, inform, suggest
- She conveyed her true feelings to her boyfriend during their argument.
- Each student was asked to convey his own interpretation of the story in the essay.
weather conditions prevailing over a long period of time
ambience, atmospheric, conditions, feeling, mood, region
- When the climate is right, a major hurricane has the potential to form.
- The climate of the south is very hot and humid in the summertime.
necessary part of a greater whole
basic, complete, essential, fundamental, inherent
- The witness proved to be an integral piece of the puzzle that finally solved the case.
- Brandon proved to be an integral member of the police force.
mainly; for the most part
commonly, generally, mostly, primarily, typically
- The doctor was chiefly concerned with his patient's total recovery.
- Anna was chiefly worried about her daughter's high fever.
the state of being male or female, especially in a social or cultural context
simple and easy to do or understand.
clear-cut, forthright, intelligible, uncomplicated, undisguised
- Dr.James' straightforward approach to his patient's sympoms is what saved the man's life.
- The detective demanded straightforward answers from his suspect.
exisitin as thought or an idea; without having real or physical form.
conceptual, insubstrantial, mental, metaphysical, philosophic
- The abstract theories presented at the meeting did not help, as they were not supported by any fatual evidence.
- Her undiscening artwork was considered to be abstract.