an underground cemetery,
especially one consisting of tunnels
and rooms with recesses dug out for
coffins and tombs.
The catacombs were creepy and
filled with spider webs.
A person who has special knowledge or skill in
Mozart was considered a virtuoso on the
piano, as he was playing and composing as a
Exemption from punishment; immunity from
detrimental effects, as of an action.
The criminal received impunity after he ratted
out a fellow prisoner.
Chain or shackle placed on the feet. *Can be
used as a verb without changing the spelling.
The fetters on the slave’s feet cut into her legs.
a discerning judge of the best in any field; a
person who is especially competent to pass
critical judgments in an art.
He is a connoisseur of modern art, and he visits
galleries often to comment upon the artwork.
a manner of walking, stepping, or
The gait of the cat was slow and
To prevent the presence, existence, or
occurrence of; make impossible.
The insufficiency of the evidence
precludes a conviction.
Suitable place for somebody; specialized
market; wall recess or hollow place; alcove;
The Niche was the perfect place to sit and read
a book without being disturbed.
To distress with mental or bodily pain; trouble
greatly or grievously; vex; harass.
The old lady was afflicted with arthritis. .
fully and clearly expressed or demonstrated;
leaving nothing merely implied.
The explicit language in the film drove the
rating up from PG-13 to R.
Mix or become mixed; mingle; combine.
The brown sugar intermingled with the
oatmeal, swirling into a mixture of sweet
Fortified embankment; protection; wall.
The ramparts surrounding the town protected
it from outside invaders.