||Part of Speech
||not friendly or forthcoming; cool and distant
||Unfriendly, indifferent, remote, distant
||The professor was often aloof with people who asked silly questions.
||to happen to someone especially as if by fate, often unpleasant or bad
||Transpire, occur, develop, happen to, come upon
||Stop, ebb, dematerialize
||It’s sad to think of the unhappy fate that befell him.
||showing that you believe you are more intelligent or better than other people
||Arrogant, disdainful, patronizing
||Humble, modest, deferential
||His comments were offensive and condescending to us.
||a direct or natural consequence or result
||Result, effect, consequence
||Beginning, cause, foundation
||One corollary of the rise of television was a massive makeover of radio’s programming.
||1. recognize or ascertain what makes (someone or something) different* 2. identify differences between (two or more things or people) 3. make (someone or something) appear different or distinct 4. make or become different in the process of growth or development
||Distinguish, characterize, contrast
||Confuse, associate, connect, similar
||Can you differentiate between the different species of fish in the aquarium?
||show an attribute, property, knowledge, or skill; to show, make visible or apparent
||Display, demonstrate, evince
||Hide, Conceal, belie,
||The dog exhibited no signs of aggression when the little boy pulled his tail.
||pretend to be affected by a feeling, state, or injury, put on an appearance
||Fake, counterfeit, affect
||Honest, truthful, real
||The woman feigned a neck injury after her accident in order to get more insurance money.
||feeling a lack of energy or a lack of interest in doing things;
||Sleepy, listless, torpid
||Energetic, vivacious, animated
||A big meal always makes me feel lethargic and sleepy.
||an idea that, despite sound (or apparently sound) reasoning from acceptable premises, leads to a conclusion that seems senseless, logically unacceptable, or self-contradictory
||Puzzle, enigma, ambiguity, contradiction
||Normality, solution, standard
||It is a paradox that computers need maintenance so often, since they are meant to save people time.
||competent or skilled in doing or using something
||Accomplished, expert, adept
||Novice, inept, amatuer
||Anna is proficient in three languages because she speaks them all fluently
||having a strong, sharp taste or smell, often painful
||Sharp, acrid, caustic
||Bland, tasteless, odorless
||The smell of cooking liver and onions is pungent.
||of little value or importance
||Insignificant, paltry, inconsequential
||Vital, important, significant
||Compared to her problems, our problems seem trivial.