Connections: An ASTUTE speaker or writer, one characterized by verbal ACUMEN, would give or write ____ arguments.
(v.) to compel; to force
Antonyms: BEGUILE; BLANDISH; CAJOLE. Connections: If one has ANTIPATHY for something or is AVERSE to doing it, he/she must often be ____ into doing it. For example, one must ____ a BIBLIOPHOBE into reading.
1) (n.) a guess 2) (v.) to guess
(adj.) 1) compliant; showing willingness to please; AMENDABLE 2) courteous
(v.) to confirm; to substantiate; AVER; AVOUCH
Connections: In an attempt to write a COGENT paper, one should CITE ASTUTE authorities or APPOSITE passages from the material under discussion to ____ the conclusions one has drawn.
(adj.) scornfully insubordinate; extremely ADAMANT; extremely AVERSE to doing what is asked
Antonyms: COMPLAISANT; ABJECT; AMENDABLE
(v.) to evade (detection, punishment, etc.) by means of deception.
Connections: ARTLESS, CANDID people don't try to ____ punishment or detection. CIRCUMLOCUTORY is sometimes used by someone trying to ____ punishment or detection. CHARLATANS try to ____ detection or punishment in order to practice their CHICANERY.
(n.) a series; a chain; a linking together of related items
Antonym: CONGLOMERATION Connection: Well developed CHOREOGRAPHY should be a ____ of smoothly connected movements not a CONGLOMERATION of unconnected steps.
(n.) expression of sympathy
Connections: ____ are intended to ALLEVIATE or ASSUAGE the grief of the bereaved. A CALLOUS person would not offer his/her ____ to someone.
(n.) summary; abridgement; digest
Connection: A ____ CITES key points, items, features, etc.
(n.) 1) a group of stars (in the ASTRAL sense) 2) a group of famous people
Connection: ____s CORUSCATE.
(n.) division; act of splitting, often into opposing or hostile groups
(v.) to sparkle
Connections: CONSTELLATIONS or ASTRAL bodies ____.
(adj.) secret; concealed; COVERT
Antonyms: ARTLESS; CANDID
(v.) to read carefully and memorize
Connection: One would need to ____ material that was ABSTRUSE.
(adj.) sorry for sin; penitent; feeling ____
Connection: Someone ____ might adopt an ASCETIC or AUSTERE lifestyle to make up for his/her sins.
(n.) sorrow for sin or hesitation to do wrong
Connections: ARROGANT, BUMPTIOUS people have no ____s about ACCOSTING others. A CHARLATAN has no ____s about practicing CHICANERY. A person who has ____s about wrongdoing would consider a reasonable punishment for that CONDIGN. A CONTRITE person displays ____.
(adj.) grasping; craving; AVID; showing AVARICE
Antonyms: ALTRUISTIC; bountiful
(v.) to excuse or overlook
(v.) to plot or conspire; COLLABORATE
(v.) 1) to work together on a project 2) to work in some evil enterprise; connive
Connection: to ABET a criminal is to ____ with him/her.
(adj.) aware; fully informed of
Connection: A person who is ASSIDUOUS is cognizant of every little detail of his/her work.
(adj.) plentiful; abundant
Connections: Someone who garners ____ ACCOLADES receives ADULATION from others.
(n.) one's clique or social circle
Connections: A ____ is a group of AFFABLE, COMPATIBLE, CONVIVAL people.
(v.) to bless; to make holy; to give a BENISON
Antonyms: desecrate; utter ANATHEMAS or BLASPHEMY
(n.) a secret conference
(v.) to ponder or consider deeply; to meditate
Connection: One would have to ____ deeply over something ABSTRUSE.
(adj.) deserved; appropriate; APT, as a punishment
Connections: A person who has COMPUNCTIONS or is CONTRITE about his wrongdoings sees any reasonable punishment for those sins as ____. If the offense is minor, an ADMONITION or chiding would be ____. If the offense is more serious, it would be ____ to CHASTISE or CASTIGATE the offender.
(adj.) hidden; CLANDESTINE
(n.) mercy; mildness
(v.) to name; to mention; to quote as an authority
Connections: One should ____ AUTHENTIC, not APOCRYPHAL sources when trying to BUTTRESS one's arguments and write a COGENT argument. To ____ someone for something worthwhile he/she has done is to give him/her ACCOLADES. If one's CELERITY on the road is too far over the limit, he/she may be ____ for speeding.
(adj.) a spice or relish
Connection: a ____ usually has a pleasant AROMA and is used to make BLAND food more appetizing.
Connections: Something ABSTRUSE is difficult to ____; something AXIOMATIC is not.
(v.) to fuse; to merge; to form into a mass; to AGGREGATE or form an AGGREGATE
(n.) a commonplace expression; an expression made BANAL; commonplace; boring; uninteresting by overuse
(adj.) 1) pleasant to look at; attractive 2) suitable; APPOSITE; APT
Analogy- example : APPOSITE/APT as outfit : ____
(n.) a mass of varied elements; an AGGREGATE
(adj.) roomy; spacious
Connections: Some following an ASCETIC or AUSTERE lifestyle would not inhabit or possess ____ living quarters.
(adj.) contributing to a result; causing; begetting
(n.) an expert, especially in matters of taste
Connections: It is difficult for a ____ of fine food and wine to be ABSTEMIOUS. A ____ of fine art has a well-developed AESTHETIC sense.
(adj.) coarsely stupid; vulgar
(adj.) self-satisfied; smug
Connections: If a person is too ____, he/she is ARROGANT or BUMPTIOUS (conceited). He/she expects ACCOLADES for everything he/she does. A CHAUVENIST is ____ in the belief that his/her way is the only way.