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Verbal Advantage 3.4
rescind, verb It is unlikely that government officials will ever rescind the ban on smoking cigarettes due to the health concerns.
rescind, verb To revoke, make void, repeal
discernible, adj After his drug rehabilitation concluded, there was a discernible positive change in Lances attitude towards his studies.
discernible, adj capable of being perceived clearly
cataclysm, noun The summer hurricane inflicted a cataclysm on the peninsula, drowning over 100,000 people.
cataclysm, noun 1. A violent upheaval that causes great destruction or brings about a fundamental change 2. A devastating flood
narcissism, noun Lilys narcissism made her impossibly vain; it is a challenging friendship to maintain.
narcissism, noun inordinate fascination with oneself; excessive self-love; vanity.
Narcissus, The Self-Admirer In a valley, lived a beautiful nymph named Echo who loved to chatter. However, a sad spell fell on her. Echo could only repeat, very faintly, the last few words of the sentence. In the same valley lived a good- looking youth named Narcissus, who was so charming that every maiden who saw him fell in love with him in less than a second. Narcissus, however, was consumed with his own desires and loved no one else. He rejected all his admirers.
One day, Narcissus--while with his friends--was walking and saw a flower. After stopping to pluck it, he lost sight of his friends. In pursuing them, he walked past the tree where Echo was resting. In an instant, Echo fell in love with him. She could not bear to lose sight of him, so she followed him without letting him know. She wanted to speak to him, but because she was under the spell, she could not.
While Narcissus was parting some branches to find his friends he said, Is anybody here? Here! Echo answered faintly. Narcissus looked around not knowing who the voice belonged to, and said, Where are you? Come here! whereupon Echo responded, Here! Narcissus couldnt see anyone, but he knew that there was someone close by, so he continued questioning and calling. Each time Echo answered with his last words. She didnt dare show herself, but she just couldnt help answering. After a while, she decided to take the chance. She showed up in front of Narcissus and attempted to embrace him. However, Narcissus rebuffed Echo and ran into the deepest part of the forest.
Narcissus had broken Echos heart by his rude and unkind actions. She was so hurt that she stopped eating and grew very pale and thin and wasted away. One of the maidens prayed to the gods and goddesses that he was to only love himself and no one else. Nemesis, who was a goddess of punishment, answered her prayer. One day, when Narcissus became thirsty, he went to a pool to take a drink. Just before he was about to take a sip from the pool, he saw the reflection of his own face, but he didnt know it was only a reflection. He couldnt tear himself away from the appearance in the water. Like Echo, he stopped eating and became pale, thin and also wasted away.
After he died, his body turned into a flower that was named after him: Narcissus.
incriminate, verb Lilas eye- witness testimony will incriminate the defendant for sure.
incriminate, verb to charge with involvement in a crime OR to suggest or show involvement of in a crime
stigma, noun Joshuas having been caught picking his nose in sixth grade is a stigma that has followed him through his middle school years; no one will let him live it down.
stigma, noun mark of disgrace or infamy; a stain or reproach, as on one's reputation
brevity, noun The brevity of the meeting was fortunate; had it gone over the scheduled time, I probably would have missed my flight.
brevity, noun 1.shortness (time/duration) 2.expressing much in few words (terse)
perquisite, noun Among the president's perquisites were free use of a company car and paid membership at a country club.
perquisite, noun an incidental payment, benefit, privilege, or advantage over and above regular income, salary, or wages
indigent, adj By law, indigent members of society are provided with a lawyer for free.
indigent,adj lacking food, clothing, and other necessities of life because of poverty; needy; poor; impoverished
clairvoyant, adj The clairvoyant woman who lives downstairs saw omens of the robot attack in her dreams before it happened.
clairvoyant, adj Having the supposed power to see objects or events that cannot be perceived by the 5 senses.