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1 indignant: Slides 2-3 usurp: Slides 4-5 tremulous: Slides 6-7 deride: Slides 8-9 insolent: Slides revere: Slides petulant: Slides complacent: Slides amiable: Slides buttress: Slides knell: Slides covet: Slides chastise: Slides discreet: Slides lucid: Slides obstinate: Slides vacuous: Slides enigma: Slides aversion: Slides avert: Slides nonchalant: Slides frugal: Slides zeal: Slides pious: Slides astute: Slides opulent: Slides (25) Words in Volume II:

2 indignant: defensively angry because of an insult Forms: N: indignation V: 00 Adj: indignant Adv: indignantly Related: dignity, indignity Syn: insulted, defensive Ant: flattered indignationShe only felt a furious surge of that he should think her such a fool. Gone with the Wind --Margaret Mitchell indignantly.Dont you dare talk to me that way, she replied that he should think her such a fool. Catch-22 --Joseph Heller indignation passions, rushed through the listeners heart, as the plot was laid bare. Rage, astonishment, Nicholas Nickleby --Charles Dickens, and a storm ofindignantly.We werent trying to hear him! said Ron Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire --J.K. Rowling SAT/ACT Rank: Top 1000

3 indignant: defensively angry because of an insult Forms: N: indignation V: 00 Adj: indignant Adv: indignantly Related: dignity, indignity Syn: insulted, defensiveAnt: flattered indignation4. She only felt a furious surge of indignantly.3.Dont you dare talk to me that way, she replied that he should think her such a fool. indignation rushed through the listeners heart, as the plot was laid bare. 2.Rage, astonishment,, and a storm of passions, indignantly.1.We werent trying to hear him! said Ron

4 usurp: seize political power undeservedly Forms: N: usurper, usurpation V: usurp, usurps usurped, usurping Adj: 00 Adv: 00 Syn: commandeer, appropriate Ant: yield, surrender usurping The ghosts were returning; they filled Italy, they were eventhe places she had known as a child. A Room with a View --E.M. Forster usurpations. usurp The history of the present King of Great Britain is The Declaration of Independence --Thomas Jefferson, et. al. a history of repeated injuries and This was a shocking thing; that the slime of the pit Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde --Robert Louis Stevenson seemed to utter cries and voices; that the amorphous dust gesticulated and sinned; that what was dead, and had no shape, shouldthe offices of life. usurpation William the Conqueror, whose cause was favoured by Alices Adventures in Wonderland --Lewis Carroll the pope, was soon submitted to by the English, who wanted leaders, and had been of late much accustomed toand conquest SAT/ACT Rank: Top 200

5 usurp: seize political power undeservedly Syn: commandeer, appropriate Ant: yield, surrender usurping 2.The ghosts were returning; they filled Italy, theywere even the places she had knownas a child. usurpations. usurp 3.The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and 4.This was a shocking thing; that the slime of the pit seemed to utter cries and voices; that the amorphous dust gesticulated and sinned; that what was dead, and had no shape, should the offices of life. usurpation 1.William the Conqueror, whose cause was favoured by the pope, was soon submitted to by the English, who wanted leaders, and had been of late much accustomed toand conquest. Forms: N: usurper, usurpation V: usurp, usurps, usurped, usurping Adj: 00 Adv: 00

6 tremulous: shaky, usually because of fear Forms: N: tremor V: tremble, trembles, trembled, trembling Adj: tremulous Adv: tremulously Related: tremor Syn: undulating Ant: rigid tremulously, tremulous. the Witch inhaled. Something Wicked This Way Comes --Ray Bradbury Now,experimentally, daring to test, H.P. and the Deathly Hollows --J. K. Rowling Dumbledores smile was The Picture of Dorian Gray --Oscar Wilde In the grass, the daisies were tremulous. paler and thinner, and his voice more …with every successive Sabbath, his cheek was Something Wicked This Way Comes --Ray Bradbury SAT/ACT Rank: Top 1000

7 tremulous: shaky, usually because of fear Forms: N: tremor V: tremble, trembles, trembled, trembling Adj: tremulous Adv: tremulously Related: tremor Syn: undulatingAnt: rigid tremulously, tremulous. the Witch inhaled. 3.Now,experimentally, daring to test, 2.Dumbledores smile was 1.In the grass, the daisies were tremulous. paler and thinner, and his voice more 4.…with every successive Sabbath, his cheek wastremulous.

8 deride: to express scorn with cruel laughter Forms: N: derision V: deride, derides, derided, deriding Adj: derisive Adv: derisively Related: ridiculous Syn: mock; jeer Ant: compliment, support derisiveHe gave a short, H.P. and the Chamber of Secrets --J. K. Rowling laugh. derision,There was a stirring in the crowd, a few hoots of October Sky --Homer Hickam but Kennedy smiled. derision Usually, she could will herself to absorb Mariams A Thousand Splendid Suns --Khaled Hosseini and finger-pointing derision How did you like getting shot? Putting all the Eragon --Christopher Paolini he could in his voice, he jeered, SAT/ACT: Top 10

9 deride: to express scorn with cruel laughter Related: ridiculous Syn: mock; jeerAnt: compliment, support derisive2.He gave a short,laugh. derision,4.There was a stirring in the crowd, a few hoots of but Kennedy smiled. 3.Usually, she could will herself to absorb Mariams and finger-pointing derision How did you like getting shot? 1.Putting all thehe could in his voice, he jeered, Forms: N: derision V: deride, derides, derided deriding Adj: derisive Adv:derisively derision.

10 Forms: N: insolence V: 00 Adj: insolent Adv: insolently Syn: impudent; disrespectful; audacious; brazen; impertinent Ant: deferential; respectful; humble; obedient; docile insolent: disrespectful; fresh; bratty insolence and insubordination. Remember that I am not Dumbledore, who forgave your H.P. and the Deathly Hollows --J.K. Rowling insolent,Youre Angelas Ashes --Frank McCourt woman. insolence I will not suffer, said the Baron, such meanness on your part, or such Candide --Voltaire on yours.,insolent, behind his glasses. He stared back Lock and Key --Sarah Dessen his eyes seemingly huge SAT/ACT Rank: Top 500

11 Forms: N: insolence V: 00 Adj: insolent Adv: insolently Syn: impudent; disrespectful; audacious; brazen; impertinent Ant: deferential; respectful; humble; obedient; docile insolent: disrespectful; fresh; bratty insolenceand insubordination. 3.Remember that I am not Dumbledore, who forgave your insolent,2.Yourewoman. insolence 4.I will not suffer, said the Baron, such meanness on your part, or suchon yours.,insolent, behind his glasses. 1.He stared backhis eyes seemingly huge

12 Forms: N: reverence V: revere, reveres, revered, revering Adj: reverent, irreverent Adv: reverently, irreverently Related: Reverend Syn: pay homage to Ant: desecrate; insult revere: respect deeply, almost to the point of worship reverent revere reverent The woman eyed her with a A Thousand Splendid Suns --Khaled Hosseini,almost awestruck, expression. reverence Friedrich Nietzsche, in The Fountainhead --Ayn Rand The noble soul hasfor itself. My hands naturally came together in The Life of Pi --Yan Martel worship. The Bourne Identify --Robert Ludlum Theythose old soldiers. SAT/ACT Rank: Top 10

13 Forms: N: reverence V: revere, reveres, revered, revering Adj: reverent, irreverent Adv: reverently, irreverently Related: Reverend Syn: pay homage to Ant: desecrate; insult revere: respect deeply, almost to the point of worship reverent, revere reverent 2.The woman eyed her with a almost awestruck,expression. reverence4.The noble soul hasfor itself. 1.My hands naturally came together in worship. 3.Theythose old soldiers.

14 petulant: cranky, grouchy Forms: N: petulance V: 00 Adj: petulant Adv: petulantly Syn: irritable, peevish, cantankerous, fractious, testy, pouty, Ant: agreeable, docile, benign, easygoing petulance. petulant O Pioneers! --Willa Cather Im angry with you, Emil, she broke out with Enders Game --Orson Scott Card You can be asas you want, tomorrow.petulance when anything goes wrong. His manner varies from genial bullying when he is in a good humor to stormy Pygmalion --George Bernard Shaw petulant and tired and cross. But were just sitting here, he said, sounding Cujo --Stephen King SAT/ACT Rank: Top 200

15 petulant: cranky, grouchyForms: N: petulance V: 00 Adj: petulant Adv: petulantly Syn: irritable, peevish, cantankerous, fractious, testy, pouty, Ant: agreeable, docile, benign, easygoing petulance. petulant 3.Im angry with you, Emil, she broke out with 4.You can be asas you want, tomorrow. petulancewhen anything goes wrong. 1.His manner varies from genial bullying when he is in a good humor to petulant and tired and cross. 2.But were just sitting here, he said, sounding

16 complacent: blissfully unaware; undeservedly confident Forms: N: complacency V: 00 Adj: complacent Adv: complacently Related: placid Syn: smug Ant: cautious, wary complacent Catch-22 --Joseph Heller gratification.Milo nodded serenely withcomplacent Summer Pleasures --Nora Roberts with what hed been doing. But hed let himself become too complacent Twilight --Stephanie Meyer though, he warned me.Dont let that make you complacent Naked in Death --J.D. Robb That would have wiped thatsmile off his face. SAT/ACT Rank: Top 100

17 complacent: blissfully unaware; undeservedly confident Forms: N: complacency V: 00 Adj: complacent Adv: complacently Syn: smugAnt: cautious, wary complacentgratification.4.Milo nodded serenely with complacent with what hed been doing. 1.But hed let himself become too though, he warned me.2.Dont let that make youcomplacent 3.That would have wiped thatsmile off his face. Related: placid complacent

18 amiable: friendly; sociably pleasant Forms: N: amiability V: 00 Adj: amiable Adv: amiably Related: amor Syn: gregarious, affable Ant: hostile, aloof amiably. The Killer Angels --Michael Shaara The spy chattedamiableVaria did not try to lookand kept her gloomy expression. The Idiot --Fyodor Dostoevsky amiable Little Dorrit --Charles Dickens I am playful; playfulness is part of mycharacter. The Book Thief --Markus Zusak I can beAgreeable. Affable. And thats only the As.amiable. SAT/ACT: Top 500

19 amiable: friendly; sociably pleasantForms: N: amiability V: 00 Adj: amiable Adv: amiably Related: amor Syn: gregarious, affableAnt: hostile, aloof amiably.3.The spy chatted amiable2.Varia did not try to lookand kept her gloomy expression. amiable1.I am playful; playfulness is part of mycharacter. 4.I can beAgreeable. Affable. And thats only the As.amiable.

20 buttress: (n. or v.) support, as in an architectural structure that supports a building Forms: N: buttress, buttresses V: buttress, buttresses buttressed, buttressing Adj: 00 Adv: 00 Syn: reinforce, fortify Ant: undermine buttressesIts got all these turrets and flyingand stuff. The Princess Diaries --Meg Cabot buttresses There was a soldier standing with his girl in the shadow of one of the stoneahead of us. A Farewell to Arms --Ernest Hemingway buttresses There was a soldier standing with his girl in the shadow He could see the archedof the cathedral dome. All the Pretty Horses --Cormac McCarthy buttresses They behaved like people who do not want to be seen; lurking in shadow behind The Silver Chair --C.S. Lewis or in doorways. SAT/ACT Rank: Top 500

21 buttress: support, as in an architectural structure that supports a building Forms: N: buttress, buttresses V: buttress, buttresses buttressed, buttressing Adj: 00 Adv: 00 Syn: reinforce, fortifyAnt: undermine buttresses 4.Its got all these turrets and flyingand stuff. buttresses 1.There was a soldier standing with his girl ahead of us. buttresses3.He could see the archedof the cathedral dome. buttresses 2.They behaved like people who do not want to be seen; lurking in shadow behindor in doorways. in the shadow of one of the stone

22 knell: the sound of a bell, esp. a bell that informs of a death knell His manner was so casual when he was sounding the death Gone with the Wind --Margaret Mitchell of Tara. knelled.The bell clanged and Sea Wolf --Jack London knellThere seemed to be an ominous The Idiot --Fyodor Dostoevsky of some evil to come. knell It could just as well have been himself for whom the death Love in the Time of Cholera --Gabriel Garcia Marquez was tolling. Forms: N: knell, knells V: knell, knells, knelled, knelling Adj: 00 Adv: 00 Expression: death knell Syn: toll, peal SAT/ACT Rank: Top 1000

23 knell: the sound of a bell, esp. a bell that informs of a death knell 4.His manner was so casual when he was sounding the deathof Tara. 2.The bell clanged and 3.There seemed to be an ominous of some evil to come. knell 1.It could just as well have been himself for whom the death was tolling. Forms: N: knell, knells V: knell, knells, knelled, knelling Adj: 00 Adv: 00 Syn: toll knelled. knell

24 Forms: N: 00 V: covet, covets, coveted coveting Adj: covetous Adv: covetously Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors wife. Syn: begrudge, envy Ant: bestow, bequeath covet: to want something that you have no right to want covetedHes The Alchemist --Michael Scott that for a long time, and now he has it. coveting.Soon, the wanting turned to Sweet Far Thing --Libby Bray coveted.He put on his hat and the dark cordovan gloves I The Lovely Bones --Alice Sebold coveted. between him and the land he Snow Falling on Cedars --David Guterson He decided to end the life of another man who stood SAT/ACT Rank: Top 1000

25 Forms: N: 00 V: covet, covets, coveted coveting Adj: covetous Adv: covetously Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors wife. Syn: begrudge, envyAnt: bestow, bequeath covet: to want something that you have no right to want coveted2.Hesthat for a long time, and now he has it. coveting.3.Soon, the wanting turned to coveted.4.He put on his hat and the dark cordovan gloves I coveted.between him and the land he 1.He decided to end the live of another man who stood

26 entreat: plead with Forms: N: entreaty, entreaties V: entreat, entreats, entreated, entreating Adj: 00 Adv: 00 Syn: beseechAnt: reject entreatIyou not to suppose that I moved this way in order to beg for a partner. Pride and Prejudice --Jane Austen entreatLet meyou, for your own sake and for hers, to be more quiet. Hard Times --Charles Dickens entreatyou.Say no more against it, I Mansfield Park --Jane Austen entreat you to accept me as a husband.I Jane Eyre --Charlotte Bronte Youpoor and obscure, and small and plain as you are-- SAT/ACT Rank: Top 1000

27 entreat: plead with Forms: N: entreaty, entreaties V: entreat, entreats, entreated, entreating Adj: 00 Adv: 00 Syn: beseechAnt: reject entreat3. Iyou not to suppose that I moved this way in order to beg for a partner. entreatyou.4.Say no more against it, I entreatyou to accept me as a husband.I 1.Youpoor and obscure, and small and plain as you are-- 2. Ientreatyou, for your sake and hers, to be more quiet.

28 chastise: punish Forms: N: chastisement V: chastise, chastises, chastised, chastising Adj: 00 Adv: 00 Syn: castigate; reproach; reprove; rebuke; censure; reprimand; penalize Ant: reward; laud; praise; extol; fawn over chastisement. The Giver --Lois Lowry It was a minor rule, rather like rudeness, punishable by gentlechastise Eldest --Christopher Paolini Now I didnt bring you in here just toyou.chastise The Kite Runner --Khaled Hosseini How could I, of all people,someone for their past? The Shining --Stephen King He wouldthem both, harshly. SAT/ACT Rank: n/a

29 chastise chastise: punish Forms: N: chastisement V: chastise, chastises, chastised, chastising Adj: 00 Adv: 00 Syn: castigate; reproach; reprove; rebuke; censure; reprimand; penalize Ant: reward; laud; praise; extol; fawn over chastisement. 4.It was a minor rule, rather like rudeness, punishable by gentle chastise 2.Now I didnt bring you in here just toyou.chastise 3.How could I, of all people, someone for their past? 1.He wouldthem both, harshly.

30 discreet: kept secret or private Forms: N: discretion, indiscretion V: 00 Adj: discreet, indiscreet Adv: discreetly, indiscretely Syn: subtle, covert, modest Ant: overt, immodest, obvious, indiscreet indiscretion. The Dolls House --Henrik Ibsen I daresay you know, like everybody else, that once, many years ago, I was guilty of an A Streetcar Named Desire --Tennessee Williams I think I impressed upon him how important it is to handle this thing discreetly. discretion The Merry Wives of Windsor --William Shakespeare Old folks, you know, haveand know the world.discreetly unsentimental in letters. This Side of Paradise --F. Scott Fitzgerald He discovered Isabelle to beand aggravatingly SAT/ACT Rank: Top 1000

31 1.I think I impressed upon him how important discreet: kept secret or private Forms: N: discretion, indiscretion V: 00 Adj: discreet, indiscreet Adv: discreetly, indiscretely Syn: subtle, covert, modest Ant: overt, immodest, obvious, indiscreet indiscretion. 2.I daresay you know, like everybody else, that once, many years ago, I was guilty of an it is to handle this thingdiscreetly. discretion3.Old folks, you know, have and know the world. discreetly unsentimental in letters. 4.He discovered Isabelle to beand aggravatingly

32 lucid: clear Forms: N: lucidity V: 00 Adj: lucid Adv: 00 Syn: comprehensible, coherent, limpid Ant: incomprehensible, incoherent, muddy lucid despite her anxiety. The Bourne Identity --Robert Ludlum She was perfectly,you could even say controlled, lucid. The Life of Pi --Yan Martel My mind made a final attempt at beinglucid-- fit around the words. things were clear– but my tongue wouldnt The Things They Carried --Tim OBrien I was lucid. A Soldier of the Great War --Mark Helprin Though drunk, Alessandro was SAT/ACT Rank: Top 100

33 lucid: clear Forms: N: lucidity V: 00 Adj: lucid Adv: 00 Syn: comprehensible, coherent, limpid Ant: incomprehensible, incoherent, muddy lucid despite her anxiety. 1. She was perfectly,you could even say controlled, 3. My mind made a final attempt at being lucid.lucid-- fit around the words. things were clear– but my tongue wouldnt 2. I was lucid. 4. Though drunk, Alessandro waslucid.

34 obstinate: stubborn Forms: N: obstinacy V: 00 Adj: obstinate Adv: obstinately Syn: mulish, cantankerous Ant: agreeable, negotiable, flexible, conciliatory ob: against or reverse: obstruct, obnoxious, obvious, object obstinately. The Hobbit --J.R.R. Tolkien Ill do as I choose and I go as I please, said Bilbo obstinate pig. The Magicians Nephew --C.S. Lewis And Ive had enough of you tooyou beastly, stuck-up obstinately. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory --Rahl Dahl I want the gum! Violet said obstinate Gone With the Wind --Margaret Mitchell men get when they get their backs up. You know how SAT/ACT Rank: Top 200

35 obstinate: stubborn Forms: N: obstinacy V: 00 Adj: obstinate Adv: obstinately Syn: mulish, cantankerous Ant: agreeable, negotiable, flexible, conciliatory ob: against or reverse: obstruct, obnoxious, obvious, object obstinately. 1. Ill do as I choose and I go as I please, said Bilboobstinatepig. 2. And Ive had enough of you tooyou beastly, stuck-up obstinately. 3. I want the gum! Violet said obstinatemen get when they get their backs up. 4.You know how

36 vacuous: empty-headed, lacking substance vacuous Cujo --Stephen King His eyes seemed wandering,again. The Waves --Virginia Woolf People noticed theof my face and the aimlessness of my conversation. vacuously He opened the medicine cabinet. He stared rather Franny and Zooey --J.D. Salinger into it for a few seconds, as though he had forgotten why he opened it. vacuouslook passed and Bourne reached for The Bourne Identity --Robert Ludlum the phone. The veiled, Forms: N: vacuous, vacuity V: 00 Adj: vacuous Adv: vacuously Syn: shallow, inane, superficial Ant: profound, intellectual, erudite, sophisticated Relatives: vacuum; evacuate, vaccinate SAT/ACT Rank: Top 100

37 vacuous: empty-headed, lacking substance Forms: N: vacuous, vacuity V: 00 Adj: vacuous Adv: vacuously Syn: shallow, inane, superficial Ant: profound, intellectual, erudite, sophisticated Relatives: vacuum; evacuate, vaccinate vacuous2. His eyes seemed wandering,again. vacuity 1. People noticed the of my face and the aimlessness of my conversation. vacuously 3. He opened the medicine cabinet. He stared rather into it for a few seconds, as though he had forgotten why he opened it. vacuouslook passed and Bourne reached for the phone. 4.The veiled,

38 enigma: puzzle, mystery Forms: N: enigma V: 00 Adj: enigmatic Adv: 00 Syn: conundrum enigmas It was just another of thehe never solved. Childhoods End --Arthur C. Clarke enigmatic New Moon --Stephanie Meyer flitted across her face. range of emotions I watched curiously as an enigma He found himself fascinated by the of the girls disappearance Childhoods End --Arthur C. Clarke enigma She got up very early, intrigued by the of the dream. Love in the Time of Cholera --Gabriel Garcia Marquez SAT/ACT Rank: Top 100

39 enigma: puzzle, mystery Forms: N: enigma V: 00 Adj: enigmatic Adv: 00 Syn: conundrum Ant: open book enigmatic range of emotions 2. I watched curiously as an enigmas1. It was just another of the he never solved. flitted across her face. enigma3. He found himself fascinated by the of the girls disappearance. enigma4. She got up very early, intrigued by the of the dream.

40 aversion: strong, automatic dislike, esp. one causing a negative physical reaction Forms: N: aversion V: avert, averts, averted, averting Adj: averse Adv: aversely Syn: revulsion, loathing Ant: attraction, magnetism, proclivity, addiction aversion She had avoided Emily Brent with a shuddering And Then There Were None --Agatha Christie aversion to her stepmother. She had an unreasoning The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes --Arthur Conan Doyle aversion. made a facea sneering, distasteful facethe word reeking A Thousand Splendid Suns --Khaled Hosseini Others called them Mujahideen, but, when they did, they of deep word carefully. We have anto it, she said, choosing the The Alchemist --Michael Scott aversion SAT/ACT Rank: Top 500

41 aversion: strong, automatic dislike, esp. one causing a negative physical reaction Forms: N: aversion V: avert, averts, averted, averting Adj: averse Adv: aversely Syn: revulsion, loathing Ant: attraction, magnetism, proclivity, addiction aversion 1. She had an unreasoning to her stepmother. 3. She had avoided Emily Brent with a shudderingaversion. made a facea sneering, distasteful facethe word reeking 4. Others called them Mujahideen, but, when they did, they of deepaversion. aversionto it, she said, 2. We have an choosing the word carefully.

42 avert: turn away from Forms: N: aversion V: avert, averts, averted, averting Adj: averse Adv: 00 Syn: evade, reject Ant: seek out, Root: vert, verse to turn: divert, diverse; convert, converse; subvert, subversive; traverse averted.A potential crisis had been The Shack --William P. Young avert They shrug, mumble, andtheir gazes. Water for Elephants --Sara Gruen averted to focus her thoughts. Tallyher eyes from Shays beauty, trying Uglies --Scott Westerfeld averted Listening for Lions --Gloria Whelan his eyes. He merely turned red and SAT/ACT Rank: n/a

43 avert: turn away from Forms: N: aversion V: avert, averts, averted, averting Adj: averse Adv: 00 Syn: evade, reject Ant: seek out, Root: vert, verse to turn: divert, diverse; convert, converse; subvert, subversive; traverse 1. A potential crisis had beenaverted. 2. They shrug, mumble, andaverttheir gazes. to focus her thoughts. 3. Tallyher eyes from Shays beauty, tryingaverted his eyes. 4. He merely turned red andaverted

44 nonchalantly nonchalant: having a free,casual, informal attitude Forms: N: nonchalance V: 00 Adj: nonchalant Adv: nonchalantly Syn: insouciant; blitheAnt: tense, intense And he said, I can waltz. The Grapes of WrathJohn Steinbeck collisions by the thinnest of margins, all without so much as a My driver drove The Kite RunnerKhaled Hosseini and recklessly, averting pause in the incessant stream of words spewing from his mouth. nonchalant. Catcher in the Rye --J. D. Salinger I just got very cool and nonchalantDont rush, act, Amy cautioned. I Am the Cheese --Robert Cormier SAT/ACT Rank: Top 500

45 nonchalant 1. I just got very cool and nonchalant. nonchalantly nonchalant: having a free,casual, informal attitude Forms: N: nonchalance V: 00 Adj: nonchalant Adv: nonchalantly Syn: insouciant; blitheAnt: tense, intense 2.Dont rush, act, Amy cautioned. collisions by the thinnest of margins, all without so much as a 3.My driver drove and recklessly, averting pause in the incessant stream of words spewing from his mouth.

46 frugal a criminal activity. Theyre sowith things here, waste is practically Susanne Collins --The Hunger Games frugal: thrifty; reluctant to spend money Forms: N: frugality Verb: 00 Adj: frugal Adv: frugally Syn: miserly, parsimonious Ant: extravagant, lavish frugally. Animal Farm --George Orwell The truest happiness, he said, lay in working hard and living frugal, The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin --Benjamin Franklin but to avoid all appearances to the contrary. In order to secure my credit and character as a tradesman, I took care not only to be in reality industrious and frugal Confessions of a Shopoholic --Sophie Kinsella And I reckon I deserve a treat today, after being so for the last few days. SAT/ACT Rank: Top 500

47 frugal, 2. The truest happiness, he said, lay in working hard and but to avoid all appearances to the contrary. 3. In order to secure my credit and character as a tradesman, I took care not only to be in reality industrious and living frugal a criminal activity. 1.Theyre sowith things here, waste is practically frugally. frugal frugal: thrifty; reluctant to spend money Forms: N: frugality Verb: 00 Adj: frugal Adv: frugally Syn: miserly, parsimonious Ant: extravagant, lavish

48 zeal The Things They Carried --Tim OBrien I didnt have that patrioticzeal. They flung themselves into their work with savage One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich --Alexander Solzhenitsyn zeal: excessive commitment or enthusiasm Forms: N: zeal, zealot Verb: 00 Adj: zealous Adv: zealously Syn: exuberance, ardor, fervor, elan, fanaticism Ant: apathy, lethargy, nonchalance, indifference, ennui it with a If something captured my undisciplined imagination, I pursued bordering on obsession. Into Thin Air --Jon Krakauer zeal Into Thin Air --Jon Krakauer Above 26,000 feet, moreover, the line between appropriate and reckless summit fever becomes grievously thin. SAT/ACT Rank: Top 100

49 zeal 3. If something captured my undisciplined imagination, I bordering on obsession. 4. Above 26,000 feet, moreover, the line between appropriate pursued it with a zeal. 2. I didnt have that patriotic 1. They flung themselves into their work with savage and reckless summit fever becomes grievously thin. zeal zeal: excessive commitment or enthusiasm Forms: N: zeal, zealot Verb: 00 Adj: zealous Adv: zealously Syn: exuberance, ardor, fervor, elan Ant: apathy, lethargy, nonchalance, indifference, ennui zeal

50 Pious pious pious: observing religious laws and customs Forms: N: piety Verb: 00 Adj: pious Adv: piously Ant: profane, blasphemous practices and good works?A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man --James Joyce Why do you turn away from your Most wereChristians or Muslims. Outcasts United --Warren St. John and benevolence enough for two. Uncle Toms Cabin --Harriet Beecher Stowe He really seemed somehow to other to fancy that his wife had piety people have always gotten on my nerves. The Secret Life of Bees --Sue Monk Kidd SAT/ACT Rank: Top 100

51 4. Pious 3. He really seemed somehow or other to fancy that his and benevolence enough for two.wife had pious 2. Most were 1. Why do you turn away from your people get on my nerves. pious piety good works? Christians or Muslims. pious: observing religious laws and customs Forms: N: piety Verb: 00 Adj: pious Adv: piously Ant: profane, blasphemous

52 astute: sharply observantForms: N: asuteness Verb: 00 Adj: astute Adv: astutely Syn: shrewd Ant: obtuse, naïve, gullible astute Id say thats a remarkablyanalysis. The Shining --Stephen King astute, are you losing it now? Youve completely changed, you used to be so The Trial --Franz Kafka astuteness, For all his sagacity, for all his caution and the old judge had gone the way of the rest. And Then There Were None --Agatha Christie astute Mr. Iacocca does not call for an air strike against Tokyo. 4. Chrysler may not like Toyota, but the The Bourne Ultimatum --Robert Ludlum

53 astute: sharply observantForms: N: asuteness Verb: 00 Adj: astute Adv: astutely Syn: shrewd Ant: obtuse, naïve, gullible astute 3. For all his sagacity, for all his caution and are you losing it now? Mr. Iacocca does not call for an air strike against Tokyo. astute 2. Youve completely changed, you used to be so 1. Id say thats a remarkably 4. Chrysler may not like Toyota, but the astute, astuteness, analysis. the old judge had gone the way of the rest.

54 opulent: observably wealthy, showy Forms: N: opulence Verb: 00 Adj: opulent Adv: opulently Syn: ostentatious, lavish Ant: humble, modest, understated Related: optical, optician opulent Anpriest is a contradiction. Les Miserables --Victor Hugo opulent than in New Bedford. Nowhere in all America will you find parks and gardens more Moby Dick --Herman Melville opulent How grand you look, Randolph, he continued in a thin voice while studying his host and glancing around at the suite. The Bourne Ultimatum --Robert Ludlum opulence East of Eden --John Steinbeck of having a teacher for each grade made anThe impression on him. SAT/ACT Rank: Top 100

55 opulent: observably wealthy, showyForms: N: opulence Verb: 00 Adj: opulent Adv: opulently Ant: humble, modest Related: optical, optician Syn: ostentatious, lavish opulence 3. How grand you look, Randolph, he continued in a thin voice while studying his host and glancing around at the than in New Bedford. 2. Nowhere in all America will you find parks and gardens suite. opulent piety more priest is a contradiction.1. An opulent of having a teacher for each grade made an4.The impression on him.


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