1st Semester Final


example: She ameliorated the water by adding artificial flavors to it.

(verb): to make or become better, more bearable, or more satisfactory; improve; meliorate.

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example: The earthquake was detrimental and destroyed almost the entire city.

(adjective): causing detriment; damaging; harmful.

example: He did a folly caused from his nervousness because he was trying to impress a girl.

(noun): a foolish action, practice, idea, etc.; absurdity: the folly of performing without a rehearsal.

example: The ignoramus was ??? mean and stuck up.

(noun): an extremely ignorant person

example: ??? was impeded by my sister because she had gotten in the way.

(verb): to retard in movement or progress by means of obstacles or hindrances; obstruct; hinder.

example: The girl procrastinated because she was in indolence.

(noun): the quality or state of being indolent (disliking work or effort; lazy; idle).

example: I had to invalidate my credit card because someone was had stolen my identity.

(verb): to render invalid; discredit.

example: My ?? used pure sugar for her tea instead of splenda because she ????? that it was more noncarcinogenic than splenda.

(adj.): not cancer-causing

example: The little boy was parsimonious with his candy bars and would not give his bestfriend any.

(adj.): to be stingy whether economically or any other way

example: The monk was reticent and would not ????? to anyone.

(adj.): disposed to be silent or not to speak freely; reserved

example: He retorted a snappy combat after she proved him wrong.

(verb): to reply to, usually in a sharp or retaliatory way; reply in kind to.

example: The subversion of the principal’s new rule was ??? easy.

(noun): 1.the act of overthrowing (something established or existing).
2.the act of causing the downfall, ruin, or destruction of.
3.the act of undermining the principles of; corrupt.

example: The boy was easily tractable because he was very naive.

(adj.): easily worked, shaped, controlled, or otherwise handled; malleable.

example: He was baffling me because the complexity of his sentence was very ???.

(verb): to frustrate, confound, confuse, bewilder, or perplex

example: His cinematography was ok because you could see where they had to cut the film but the actors were ????.

(noun): the art or technique of motion-picture photography.

example: She was despicable because she was just a bully.

(adj.): to deserve to be regarded with contempt, distaste, disgust, or disdain; scorn; loathe.

example: Mary was very finicky with her food because she is allergic to almost everything.

(adj.): excessively particular or fastidious; difficult to please; fussy.

example: Henry is inane because when i said that i drank arizona he thought of the state.

(adj.): lacking sense, significance, or ideas; silly

example: She perused his report to look for any mistakes.

(verb): to read through with thoroughness or care

example: The rich billionaire had spurned the hobo after he had asked for some money.

(verb): to reject with disdain or to look at as an inferior ; scorn

example: At subway my stipend is $10 an hour.

(noun): regular pay; salary; reoccurring payment every period of time.

example: The water was tepid and wasn’t too hot.

(adj.): moderately warm; lukewarm

example: His wager in the poker tournament is $50.

(noun): something risked or staked on an uncertain event; bet

example: I abhor Brussels sprouts, but Leslie likes them.

(verb): to hate; loathe

example: I had to admonish him so that he didn’t get hurt.

(verb): to caution, advise

example: He detonated because he was furious.

(verb): to explode with suddenness and violence.

example: His doctor said that his life is ephemeral because he has cancer.

(adj.): lasting a very short time; short-lived; transitory:

example: She is very gullible because i said that the world was in the palm of my hands and she looked at my hand for it.

(adj.): easily deceived or cheated.
(verb): to plunge into or place under a liquid; dip; sink.
(noun): an accidental or temporary decline or deviation from an expected or accepted condition or state; a temporary falling or slipping from a previous standard.

example: The doctor said he was an insomniac because he could not sleep.

(noun): someone who cannot sleep

example: She replenished the food on the table because there wasnt anymore food on the table.

(verb): to make full or complete again, as by supplying what is lacking

example: The boy needed sutures because he got cut

(noun): stitches

He unwittingly slipped on a banana.

(adj.): inadvertent; unintentional; accidental

example: The jury acquit the suspect because he was not guilty.

(ver): to relieve from a charge of fault or crime; declare not guilty

example: The complexity of macaroni and cheese is very low because it is easy to make.

(noun): the state or quality of being complex

example: The pain was excruciating because it was painful.

(adj.): extremely painful; causing intense suffering
(noun): the act of not allowing something
(adj.): unmindful; unconscious; unaware

example: The mountain was prodigious.

(adj.): extraordinary in size, amount, extent, degree,
(verb): to make young again; restore to youthful vigor,
pertaining to or constituting a residue or remainder; remaining; leftover.