31. ADJOURNVerbClose a meeting; suspend the business of a meeting; disband; recessWhen we visited Washington D.C., Congress was not in session; it had adjourned for the Thanksgiving weekend.
42. ASTUTE Adjective Shrewd; wise, perspicacious; sagacious Marie was the only one to solve the riddle; she is a very astute thinker.Crafty; cunning; sly; wilyAn astute Greek tricked the Trojans into opening the gates of Troy.
53. CENSURENounAct of blaming; expression of disapproval; hostile criticism; rebuke; reprimandBill was about to reach for a third slice of cake but was stopped by a look of censure in Mother’s eyes.
64. DEMOLISH Verb Tear down; destroy; raze; smash; wreck It took several days for the wrecking crew to demolish the old building.DEMOLITIONNoundestruction
75. DISCHARGEVerbUnloadAfter discharging its cargo, the ship will go into dry dock for repairs.Dismiss, fireOne employee was discharged.
86. DISSENT Verb Differ in opinion; disagree; object There was nearly complete agreement on Peter’s proposal. Linda and Alicia were the only ones who dissented.DISSENSIONNoundiscord; conflict; strife
97. EQUITABLEAdjectiveFair to all concerned; just; impartial; objective; unbiasedThe only equitable way for the three to share the $600 profit is for each to receive $200.INEQUITABLENounUnfair; unjust
108. EXONERATEVerbFree from blame; clear from accusation; acquit; absolveThe other driver exonerated Isabel of any responsibility for the accident.
11Composed or spoken without preparation; offhand; impromptu; improvised 9. EXTEMPORANEOUSAdjectiveComposed or spoken without preparation; offhand; impromptu; improvisedIt was obvious that the speaker’s talk was memorized, though she tried to make it seem extemporaneous.
1210. EXTRICATEVerbFree from difficulties; disentangle; disencumber; releaseIf you let your assignments pile up, you may get into a situation from which you will not be able to extricate yourself.
1311. FORFEITVerbLose or have to give up as a penalty for some error, neglect, or fault; sacrificeOne customer gave a $150 deposit on an order of slipcovers. When they were delivered, she decided she didn’t want them. Of course, she forfeited her deposit.
1412. ILLEGIBLEAdjectiveNot able to be read; very hard to read; not legible; undecipherableIt is fortunate that Roger does his reports on a word processor because his handwriting is illegible.LEGIBLEEasy to read; readable
1513. INADVERTENTLYAdverbNot done on purpose; unintentionally; thoughtlessly; accidentally; carelesslyI finally found my glasses on the windowsill. I must have left them there inadvertently.
1614. INAPPROPRIATE Adjective Not fitting; unsuitable; unbecoming; not appropriate; improperSince I was the one who nominated Bruce, it would be inappropriate for me to vote for another candidate.APPROPRIATEFitting; proper
1715. LUCRATIVEAdjectiveMoney-making; profitable; advantageous; remunerativeThis year’s school dance was not so lucrative; we made only $70 compare to $240 last year.
18Disagree; object; differ in opinion Sacrifice Improper; unsuitable Lucrative; inappropriate; inadvertently; illegible; forfeit; extricate; extemporaneous; exonerate; equitable; dissent; discharge; demolish; censure; astute; adjournMaking-moneyAcquit; absolveDisagree; object; differ in opinionSacrificeImproper; unsuitableNot done on purposeFree from difficultiesNot able to be readImpromptu; improvisedImpartial; unbiasedWise; sagaciousRazeHostile criticismRecess; disbandunload
191. PERMANENT Adjective Lasting; enduring; intended to last; stable Write to me at my temporary address, the Gateway Hotel. As soon as I find an apartment, I shall notify you of my permanent address.
202. PROHIBIT Verb Forbid; ban; enjoin; interdict The library’s regulations prohibit the borrowing of reference books.PROHIBITIONNounBan; taboo; interdiction
213. PUNCTUAL Adjective On time; prompt; timely Be punctual. If you are late, we shall have to depart without you.PUNCTUALITYNounpromptness
224. REBUKEVerbExpress disapproval of; criticize sharply; censure severely; reprimand; reproveOur coach rebuked the two players who were late for practice, but praised the rest of the team for their punctuality.
235. TRANSIENTAdjectiveNot lasting; passing soon; fleeting; short-lived; momentary; ephemeral; transitoryIt rained all day upstate, but down here we had only a transient shower; it was over in minutes.TRANSIENTNounGuest staying for only a short timeThe hotel’s customers are mainly transients; only a few are permanent guests.
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