Definition: openly disregard (a rule, law or convention)
Sentence: These same companies still flout basic ethical practices.
s: defy a: observe
Sentence: $67 million of the pledged aid had already been disbursed.
s: pay a: hoard
Definition: a utensil consisting of a wire or plastic mesh held in a frame, used for straining solids from liquids. Used figuratively with reference to the fact that a sieve does not hold all its contents
Sentence: She’s forgotten all the details already—she’s got a mind like a sieve.
Definition: a risky or daring journey or undertaking
Sentence : Pioneers usually venture into unknown territories.
s: undertaking a: inaction
Definition: be a sign that (something) is about to happen
Sentence: The president’s speech heralded a change in policy.
s: announce a: withhold
Definition: suppose that something is true without having evidence to confirm it
Sentence: He surmised that something must be wrong.
s: guess a: prove
Definition:beaten out or shaped by hammering
Sentence: The agent executed the carefully wrought plan.
s: built a: unshaped
Definition: sincere regret or remorse about one’s wrongdoing or sin
Sentence: The priest urged his listeners to seek repentance.
s: remorse a: defiance
Definition: compensation or reward given for loss or harm suffered or effort made
Sentence: Substantial damages were paid in recompense.
Definition: a person or thing that announces or signals the approach of another
Sentence : Frost is a harbinger of winter.
s: omen; herald
Definition: based on abstract (typically, excessively abstract) reasoning
Sentence: Philosophy often deals with metaphysical views on the meaning of life.
s: theoretical a: concrete
Definition: charm or enchant (someone), sometimes in a deceptive way
Sentence: Every prominent American artist has been beguiled by Maine.
s: charm a: repel
De fiction: a systematic review or assessment of something
Sentence: The scientist completed an audit of flora and fauna at the site.
s: inspection a: ignore
Definition: the old adage “out of sight, out of mind .
Definition:temporary rest from activity, excitement, or exertion, esp. sleep or the rest given by sleep
Sentence: In repose her face looked relaxed.
s: inactivity a: exertion
Sentence: She rubbed the palpable bump at the bridge of the nose.
s: touchable a: imperceptible
Definition: delightful; entrancing
Sentence : She looked ravishing in her wedding dress.
s: stunning a: hideous
Definition: something that has a comforting, soothing, or restorative effect
Sentence: The murmur of the water can provide balm for troubled spirits.
s: relief a: irritant
Definition:use ambiguous language so as to conceal the truth or avoid committing oneself
Sentence : “Oh, this and that,” she equivocated, when I asked her what she was up to.
Definition: enjoy oneself with others in a noisy, lively way
Sentence: They danced and caroused until they were forced to go home.
s: celebrate a: mourn