By Murray Bromberg, Melvin Gordon
A Barron's bestseller for years, this booklet is healthier than ever in a new fourth variation. as well as its usual vocabulary lists, this variation features a new part known as landscape of phrases. during this function, all the 1100 phrases appears to be like in a sentence chosen from between renowned novels, performs, poems, or even newspaper editorials and television proclaims. The publication is a vocabulary builder aimed without delay at college-bound highschool scholars, in addition to students who desire additional vocabulary aid. scholars will locate observe lists with definitions, analogy routines, enjoyable observe video games, and engaging words-in-context routines.
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To irritate ____ 11. jurisdiction k. violent outburst ____ 12. monolithic l. to end ____ 13. oust m. a likeness ____ 14. paroxysm n. go back ____ 15. reprehensible o. to torment ____ 16. revert p. riotous ____ 17. skirmish q. eject ____ 18. stymie r. small battle ____ 19. terminate s. aware ____ 20. turbulent t. based on whim Idioms ____ 21. cause célèbre u. having a selfish motive ____ 22. one swallow doesn't make a summer v. a humiliating defeat ____ 23. bitter pill to swallow w. don't jump to conclusions ____ 24.
The newspaper specialized in printing the (sordid, brash) details of crime in the city. 5. After finding the (pugnacious, tangible) evidence in his drawer, Roger took it to the police. 6. The normally (scurrilous, belligerent) police dog was unusually quiet this morning. 7. Bobby, who was extremely modest, always (belittled, castigated) his own achievements. 8. Treated with (frenzy, disdain) by his stepfather, Artie grew closer to his natural father. 9. When the results of the bar exam were (intimidated, promulgated) Adele saw that she had passed handsomely.
4. The general was sure to __________ that we give the enemy no respite* from the bombings. 5. The play was so blatantly* bad that the impresario* fired its __________ director. Definitions Match the new words with their definitions. 6. loath ____ a. keen, shrewd 7. solicit ____ b. to be in favor of, to support 8. astute ____ c. not effective 9. ) ____ d. unwilling, reluctant 10. ineffectual ____ e. to beg, seek earnestly Today's Idiom to have cold feetto hesitate because of fear or uncertainty My cousin was all set to join the paratroops, but at the last moment he got cold feet.