a. deal with
b. put clothes on
d. attach significance to
e. delve into#
to address also is to give a speech or formal talk:
"whenever bob has to address the whole student body, he gets very nervous," the
dean's wife confided.
to address also is to direct speech toward:
he addressed the king directly.$
a. beyond reach
d. infinitely deep
e. full of ups and downs#
d*.) abysmal means infinitely or immeasurably deep, limitless.
her abysmal sadness sapped her energy for many months.
abysmal also means hopelessly bad, wretched.
"it's an abysmal day and i'm not going to cheer up," declared aunt ida defiantly.$
a. something that flatters
b. something that organizes
c. something that completes
d. something that doesn't cost anything
e. something that enfolds#
c*.) a complement is something that completes, perfects, or goes really well with
something else; garlic bread is a complement to spaghetti, popcorn is a complement
to a good movie; a good book may be the perfect complement to a rainy sunday
afternoon, a dvd player complements a stereo system.
a. a nautical design
b. a distinctive pin
c. an exclusive group
d. a harem
e. a hair style#
a. a period of dominance
b. a great height
c. a phase of popularity
d. an increase
e. a hierarchy#
a. wealthy people
c. poor people
d. the parisian working class
e. the middle class#
e*.) bourgeois means middle class. bourgeois is a term first used in france to
describe a city dweller who was neither a farmer nor a noble. today it is used to
describe anyone with middle class values of materialism and respectability. the
person who uses the term "bourgeois" usually feels that he is more "hip" than the
person he is describing.
a. are hesitant
b. have mixed feelings
c. are passionately involved
d. can do things with either hand
e. are judgmental#
b*.) ambivalent means having mixed feelings, holding attitudes that contradict
one another leading to uncertainty. if you sometimes love the city where you live
and sometimes hate it, you can be said to be ambivalent. if you think jacob is
extremely good looking, but also is selfish and conceited, you might be ambivalent
about dating him.
e. poverty stricken#
austere also has the meaning of stern, cold, solemn and unemotional.
his austere personality made people both respect and fear him.
as a noun, austerity refers to stark simplicity, self-denial. times of austerity
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