Definitions and sample sentences Definition: To make wrinkles or grooves Sample sentence: The farmer furrowed the ground with his tractor so that he could plant his crops. Definition: Disregarding, thoughtless, careless, unmindful Sample sentence: He walked on heedless of the signs warning about the mine field. Definition: Notably outstanding, famous Sample sentence: I was impressed by the illustrious group of people at the fundraiser because several of them were well known movie stars. Definition: Having a reputation of the worst kind, vicious, notoriously bad Sample sentence: The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was an infamous act. Definition: Feeling of weariness, fatigue, lack of energy Sample sentence: The hot weather in some parts of Mexico probably created the lassitude that led to the siesta. Definition: Likely to decay or to spoil Sample sentence: We have to move the perishable items to a cooler place because they will spoil in the warm temperature. Definition: A doorway Sample sentence: She stood for a moment in the portal before stepping into the room; the view from the door helped her to see what was happening in the area. Definition: To completely destroy Sample sentence: Atomic war will raze many cities; the total destruction will change the world. Definition: To honor, to regard with respect Sample sentence: Nearly all Catholics revere the Pope, and they show their respect for him by attending church every Sunday. Definition: A utensil for sifting or straining Sample sentence: The cook used a sieve to drain the pasta before he added his signature sauce. Definition: Yielding or surrendering oneself to the will of another; obedient Sample sentence: I am very submissive to the demands and requests of my parents because I feel that they know best, so I follow the rules that they have set for me. Definition: To delay in coming or going; to linger Sample sentence: Please do not tarry to class because you will receive a detention after you are late three times. Definition: Revengeful or spiteful Sample sentence: You should be more forgiving and less vindictive because seeking revenge usually does not bring good results. Definition: Having excellent morals; righteous Sample sentence: One would expect nuns to be virtuous because they are following the morals and righteous behavior of the church. Definition: A sudden and impulsive action Sample sentence: Our trip to Washington was a mere whim, and we did not have hotel reservations because we just decided to leave this morning.