-to accumulate; to gather together
By carefully investing his money over the years, he amassed a large fortune.
-smug; self-satisfied; pleased with oneself
He failed the course because he became too complacent to study for the tests.
-treacherous; breach of trust or faith
Because of his perfidious act of cheating on her, she told him that she wanted to get a divorce
-impulsive; done hastily or rashly
Because he is impetuous by nature, John often regrets his rash actions.
-easily taught; responsive; tractable
Pandas appear docile, but they have been known to attack if they are irritated.
-to correct; to set right
It is good to rectify a mistake; it is better not to make it in the first place.
-to ignite; to arouse or inspire; to catch fire; to become aroused.
With the wind blowing furiously, Ted found it difficult to kindle a fire.
-to praise highly
At the testimonial dinner, he was lauded by community leaders for his service to the school.
-lacking brightness; dull; lacking liveliness, vitality, or enthusiasm.
Everyone was looking forward to the party, but it turned out to be quite lackluster.
-to waver in mind or opinion
When you have considered all the factors carefully and have decided what to do, act without vacillating.