The peninsular Bombay into which I was born certainly seemed perennial to me. (PASSAGE 1 - LINE 7)
ADJ. lasting or existing for a long or apparently infinite time; continually recurring
A perennial favorite among modern readers are the bestsellers on subjects such as cookery, home improvement, self-help and personality development.
Maps of the early town afforded my father great joy, and his collection of old photographs of the edifices and objects of the vanished city was second to none. (PASSAGE 1 - LINE 53)
N. a large impressive building
Residential buildings and public edifices were built on a far larger scale than in previous years.
Dayal climbed the Rajabai tower to create his sweeping panoramas of the birth of the city. (PASSAGE 1 - LINE 66)
N. an unbroken view of the whole region surrounding an observer
N. complete survey or presentation of a subject
As I climbed up onto the wall and took a seat, the sparkling panorama surrounding me took my breath away.
But for a few lonely oceanic islands, the unperturbed surface offers no hint of the grand and sweeping energies hidden below. (PASSAGE 2 - LINE 6)
V. make (someone) anxious or unsettled
There are, probably, two principal concerns that will be perturbing the potential visitor.
Today, highly sophisticated sound waves bring the hazy images of those early soundings into sharp focus, revealing that one of the largest and most salient geographic features on the planet lies on the floor of the ocean.(PASSAGE 2 - LINE 46)
ADJ. most noticeable or important
What were the most salient features of the crisis and its most important political lessons?
A great valley, eclipsing any comparable feature on dry land, runs through these mountains. (PASSAGE 2 - LINE 62)
V. deprive (someone or something) of significance or power
If the European dream is quietly eclipsing the American dream, why are the Europeans touting China as the rising power that will eclipse the U.S?
Recently I was reminded of just how powerful ants can be when inflicting damage on intruders. (PASSAGE 4 - LINE 2)
V. cause (something unpleasant or painful) to be suffered by someone or something
It inflicts a painful sting that is sometimes deadly to humans, as well as to young, unprotected livestock and wildlife.
The passage highlight Bradbury's use of a first person omniscient narrator to tell a story. (PASSAGE 3 -QUESTION 28 )
ADJ. Knowing everything
An omniscient author knows everything about everybody in the story.
There they often feed on well-armored and elusive prey, including other species of ants. (PASSAGE4 - LINE 10)
ADJ. difficult to find, catch, or achieve; difficult to remember
1) Success will become ever more elusive.
2) In Denver, late-night taxis are elusive and far from cheap.
Such a serendipitous event would have been a rare instance in which banging one's head against the ground got good results. (PASSAGE 4 - LINE 87)
ADJ. occurring or discovered by chance in a happy or beneficial way
Sometimes success is as much accidental or serendipitous as planned.