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Eco 2016-04-09 (A)

Eco 2016-04-09 (A)

Eco 2016-04-09 (A)


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Level University
Created / Updated 10.04.2016 / 11.04.2016
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extricate

free (someone or something) from a constraint or difficulty. "he was trying to … himself from official duties" synonyms: extract, free, release, disentangle, get out, remove, withdraw, let loose, loosen, unloose, detach, disengage, disencumber, untwine, disentwine, unfasten, unclasp, disconnect

ignominy

public shame or disgrace. "the ... of being imprisoned" synonyms: shame, humiliation, embarrassment, mortification

epitome

a person or thing that is a perfect example of a particular quality or type. "she looked the … of elegance and good taste" synonyms: personification, embodiment, incarnation, paragon 2. a summary of a written work; an abstract. synonyms: summary, abstract, synopsis, precis, résumé, outline, digest, recapitulation, summation, compendium, potted version

garb

noun 1. clothing, especially of a distinctive or special kind. "kids in combat ..." synonyms: clothes, clothing, garments, attire, dress, costume, outfit, wear, uniform, turnout, array verb 1. dress in distinctive clothes. "she was … in Indian shawls" synonyms: dress, clothe, attire, fit out, turn out, deck (out), trick out/up, kit out, costume, array, robe, accoutre, cover

trough

noun 1. a long, narrow open container for animals to eat or drink out of. "a water ..." synonyms: manger, feeding container, feed box, feeder, fodder rack, crib "a large feeding …" 2. a channel used to convey a liquid. synonyms: channel, conduit, trench, ditch, gully, drain, culvert, cut, flume, gutter, furrow, groove, depression "a thirty-yard trough" verb (informal) 1. eat greedily.

askance

adverb with an attitude or look of suspicion or disapproval. "the reformers looked ... at the mystical tradition" synonyms: suspiciously, with suspicion, sceptically, with misgivings, cynically, mistrustfully, distrustfully, with distrust, doubtfully, dubiously, with doubt

reticent

adjective not revealing one's thoughts or feelings readily. "she was extremely ... about her personal affairs" synonyms: reserved, withdrawn, introverted, restrained, inhibited, diffident, shy, modest, unassuming, shrinking, distant, undemonstrative, wouldn't say boo to a goose

evince

verb (formal) reveal the presence of (a quality or feeling); indicate. "the news stories ... the usual mixture of sympathy and satisfaction" synonyms: reveal, show, make clear, make plain, make obvious, make manifest, manifest, indicate, display, exhibit, demonstrate, be evidence of, evidence, attest to, testify to, bear witness to