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deception
an act or statement intended to make people believe something that is not true / the act of deceiving someone
cement
to make (something) stronger e.g. (The many hours they spent working together helped to ........ their relationship. [=to make their relationship strong])
thermal
"a rising body of warm air e.g. (When a hang-glider gets caught in a ………, his aircraft will spiral upward for hundreds of feet.)"
renowned
"the state of being famous. E.g. (He quickly became ………... for his religious theme paintings which were popular with the art buying public.)"
inflammatory
causing or having irritation / causing anger e.g. (He incited the mob with an ......... speech.)
apt
having or showing a tendency or likelihood / tend to e.g. (Adolescents are more ...... to take risks than adults are.)
legendary
famous, remarkable e.g. (Professor Jones’s History exams are ………... for failing students.)
costume
clothes or other personal effects, such as make-up, worn to conceal one’s identity e.g. (To celebrate Halloween, children dress up in ……...s and go house to house asking forcandy.)
manifest
to show (something) clearly e.g. (Both sides have ……...ed a stubborn unwillingness to compromise.)
allegiance
loyalty to a person, country, group, etc. e.g (I pledge ………... to my country. [=I promise to be loyal to my country])
nucleus
a central or most important part of something — usually + of e.g. (A family is the basic unit in society having as its ……. two or more adults livingtogether and cooperating in the care and rearing of their own or adopted children.)
famine
a situation in which many people do not have enough food to eat
recipient
a person who receives something— often + of. E.g. (She is the .......... of many honors. [=she has received many honors])
scan
the act or process of using a special machine to see the inside of something (such as a part of the body)
affinity
a feeling of closeness and understanding that someone has for another person because of their similar qualities, ideas, or interests e.g. (He never felt any ………. with the other kids in his neighborhood.)
outrage
extreme anger / something that hurts people or is morally wrong e.g. (The rule is an ........ against women.)
restless
feeling nervous or bored and tending to move around a lot : not relaxed or calm / having little or no rest or sleep / unhappy about a situation and wanting change
rigorous
"not deviating from correctness, accuracy, or completeness e.g. (The standards of validity for experimental research are so ……... that it may take a researcher several years to get his results published in a scholarly journal.)"
drilling
to do or perform repeatedly so as to master e.g. (At the Union camp at Shiloh, the Federal troops spent a day …….. and merry making.)
impetus
stimulation or encouragement resulting in increased activity e.g. (The movement is now gaining/losing ....... [=momentum]) e.g. (The tragic accident became an ........ for changing the safety regulations.)
latent
— used to describe something (such as a disease) that exists but is not active or cannot be seen e.g. (The house they bought had …….. defects.)
insult
to do or say something that is offensive to (someone) e.g. (They're understandably ………ed when no one asks for their opinion on a matter that affects them so much.)
alarming
relating to a sudden sharp apprehension and fear resulting from the perception ofimminent danger e.g. (It is ......... to see how quickly the disease is spreading.)
safeguard
"to make safe, to protect e.g. (Putin's tough stand was seen by analysts as an attempt to protect Russian interests in Iraq -- Moscow wants to ………... its multi-billion dollar debt payments and contracts signed with Baghdad in existence before the war.)"
ruthless
having no pity : cruel or merciless e.g. (The journalist was ……….. in his criticism.)