Pair of Words from CSS Year 2004

Pair of Words from CSS Year 2004

Meaning: a tool consisting of a twisted rod of metal fixed to a handle, used for making large holes in wood or in the ground
Sentence: In order to measure the pH directly; the kit includes a plastic auger to perforate the ground.
Meaning: to be a sign of especially good or bad things in the future
Sentence: Do you think that this recent ministerial announcement augurs a shift in government policy?

Meaning: glad; ready
Sentence: He is fain to do all things himself.
Meaning: to pretend to feel something, usually an emotion
Sentence: You know how everyone feigns surprise when you tell them how old you are.

Meaning: to leave a country permanently and go to live in another one
Sentence: Millions of Germans emigrated from Europe to America in the nineteenth century.
Meaning: to come to live in a different country
Sentence: He immigrated with his parents in 1895, and grew up in London.

Meaning: to wish that you had something that another person has
Sentence: I envy her ability to talk to people she's never met before.
Meaning: a feeling of unhappiness and anger because someone has something that you want
Sentence: The team has performed very badly this season due to petty jealousies among the players.

Meaning: to enter an area of activity in a forceful and noticeable way
Sentence: Concentrations of troops near the border look set to invade within the next few days.
Meaning: to try to hurt or defeat using violence
Sentence: He was attacked and seriously injured by a gang of youths.

Meaning: A trifling matter or amount of money is small or not important
Sentence: It was such a trifling sum of money to argue about!

Meaning: having little value or importance
Sentence: I don't know why he gets so upset about something that is utterly trivial.

Meaning: a model of a set of problems or events that can be used to teach someone how to do something
Sentence: The manager prepared a computer simulation of likely sales performance for the rest of the year.
Meaning: To conceal one's true feelings or intentions.
Sentence: As an actress she had been trained to dissimulate, so she had no trouble hiding her true feelings offstage as well.

Meaning: A venal person is willing to behave in a way that is not honest or moral in exchange for money
Sentence: A venal ruler

Meaning: describes a wrong action that is not serious and therefore easy to forgive
Sentence: Aristocracy is not an institution: aristocracy is a sin; generally a very venial one.

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