• Name:_________________________________________________  Pd. _____ Date Due: 11/5/18

     

    Vocabulary Unit 1 Set 1

     

    Completing the Sentence

     

    1. During a recent interdenominational service in our community center, the _______________ of various faiths met to worship as one.

     

    1. “The child may have an angel’s _______________ features, but at heart he is a little devil,” I exclaimed in disgust.

     

    1. A few of us who disagreed strongly with the committee’s conclusions felt compelled to raise our voices in _______________.

     

    1. Although I am not a particularly argumentative person, last week I found myself involved in a heated _______________ with a salesclerk.

     

    1. “I think,” said the salesclerk, “that the phrase ‘hot under the collar’ aptly describes the typical _______________ customer that we have to deal with.

     

    1. “I am willing to wink at a harmless prank,” the dean remarker, “but I will not _______________ outright vandalism.”

     

    1. It is a real tribute to the ingenuity of the human mind that for thousands of years people have been _______________ new and interesting theories of the universe.

     

    1. After so many years of distinguished service in the United States Senate, he can properly be called a)n) _______________ statesman.

     

    1. In this clever spoof of horror movies, the local witch doctor encounters hilarious difficulties when he tries to _______________ an evil demon that has taken up residence in the heroine’s body.

     

    1. In order to fit the newspaper article into the space available, the editor had to _______________ it by omitting secondary details.

    Synonyms

     

    Choose the word from this unit that is the same or most nearly the same in meaning as the boldface word or expression in the phrase. Write that word on the line.

     

    1. Tried to dispel our feelings of gloom and doom: _______________

     

    1. Supporters of the free market system: _______________

     

    3.Refuses to turn a blind eye to corrupt practices: _______________

     

    1. Bravely faced the enraged crowd: _______________

     

    1. A positively angelic appearance: _______________

     

    1. Gets into one quarrel after another: _______________

     

    1. Tried to make up a credible alibi: _______________

     

    1. Condensed the long and detailed report: _______________

    Antonyms

     

    Choose the word from this unit that is the opposite or most nearly the opposite in meaning as the boldface word or expression in the phrase. Write that word on the line.

     

    1. A major novel by an obscure writer: _______________

     

    1. A prevailing mood of harmony among the members: _______________

     

    Choosing the Right Word

     

    1. In a dictatorship, people who (abridge, dissent) from the official party line usually wind up in prison--or worse.

     

    1. I am very much flattered that you think of me as “an (eminent, altercation) educator,” but I prefer to think of myself as just a good teacher.

     

    1. The fact that many citizens are (abridge, irate) over the new taxes does not mean that these taxes are unjustifiable.

     

    1. My cousin has so much imagination that he can (dissent, fabricate) an excuse that even an experienced principal would believe!

     

    1. One can’;t become a good writer just by (eminently, adhering) closely to rules laid down in standard grammar books.

     

    1. What began as a minor quarrel grew into a serious (altercation, exorcism) and then into an ugly brawl.

     

    1. Their (irate, cherubic) faces and ethereal voices almost made me believe that the music they were singing was coming from heaven.

     

    1. I do not entirely (exorcise, condone) your misconduct, but I can understand, to a degree, why you behaved as you did.

     

    1. It is the sacred duty of all Americans to oppose any attempt to (abridge, condone) or deny the rights guaranteed to us in the Constitution.

     

    1. The comforting presence of relatives did much to (exorcise, abridge) the patient’s feelings of alarm at the thought of undergoing major surgery.

    Name:_________________________________________________  Pd. _____ Date Due: 11/19/18

     

    Vocabulary Unit 3 Set 2

     

    Completing the Sentence

     

    1. Though I was hurt by the tactless comment, I tried to show pleasure in it by twisting my lips into a feeble _______________ of a smile.

     

    1. The only way I could _______________ the argument peacefully was to walk away abruptly.

     

    1. No one but a heartless scoundrel would _______________ nickels and dimes from a charity’s collection fund.

     

    1. Although they have enough money to live on, the loss of most of their great wealth has left them feeling like _______________.

     

    1. It is only through the exercise of their intelligence that people can begin to _______________ the difficulties they encounter in daily living.

     

    1. The only lasting cure for _______________ is to eat a great deal less and exercise a great deal more.

     

    1. A screenplay or television drama with the same old boy-meets-girl plot can certainly be criticized as _______________.

     

    1. After driving the lawful ruler out of the country for good, the villainous duke _______________ the throne and crowned himself king.

     

    1. Bands of _______________ broke through the frontier defenses of the province and began to plunder the rich farmlands of the interior.

     

    1. As the layer of clouds that hung over the city began to break up, the sun came pouring through the _______________.

    Synonyms

     

    Choose the word from this unit that is the same or most nearly the same in meaning as the boldface word or expression in the phrase. Write that word on the line.

     

    1. Vowed to capture the notorious freebooter: _______________

     

    1. Maintained an outward appearance of friendliness: _______________

     

    1. Programs that aid destitute persons: _______________

     

    1. Filched small change from the cash register: _______________

     

    1. Commandeered the reins of power: _______________

     

    1. A painful split between old allies: _______________

     

    1. Conquered every obstacle they faced: _______________

    Antonyms

     

    Choose the word from this unit that is the opposite or most nearly the opposite in meaning as the boldface word or expression in the phrase. Write that word on the line.

     

    1. Treatment for the patient’s emaciation: _______________

     

    1. Initiated talks between the warring parties: _______________

     

    1. A fresh approach to a familiar story: _______________

     

    Choosing the Right Word

     

    1. Either party has the right to (terminate, surmount) the agreement that has been made whenever the partnership proves unprofitable.

     

    1. The robber barons of an earlier era often acted more like (surmount, marauders) than ethical businessmen in their dealings with the public.

     

    1. You had no right to (surmount, usurp) for yourself the role of gracious host at my party!

     

    1. The few words that she grudgingly muttered were the only (semblance, trite) of an apology that she offered for her rude behavior.

     

    1. I feel like a (usurper, pauper) now that my part-time job has come to an end and I no longer have any spending money.

     

    1. Like all literary sneak thieves, he has a truly nasty habit of (pilfering, trite) other people’s ideas and then claiming them as his own.

     

    1. The fact that Abraham Lincoln was able to (surmount, terminate) the handicap of a limited education does not mean that you should quit school.

     

    1. Unless we repair the (rifts, semblances) in our party and present a united front, we will go down to crushing defeat in the upcoming election.

     

    1. Anyone who wants to dine at that outrageously expensive restaurant had better carry a credit card or a truly (obese, surmount) wallet.

     

    1. His speech was so (marauder, trite) that one could almost anticipate the phrases he would use next.

    Name:_________________________________________________  Pd. _____ Date Due: 12/3/18

                           Quiz on 12/7/18

     

    Vocabulary Unit 4 Set 1                    _____/15

     

    Completing the Sentence

     

    1. With no government around to restore order, the small country remained in a state of _______________ for weeks after the revolution.

     

    1. The treasurer who had _______________ with the company’s funds was quickly captured by alert federal agents.

     

    1. No matter how much protective legislation we pass, there will probably always be gullible consumers for swindlers to _______________.

     

    1. Since I’m only an average linguist, mastering the irregular verbs in French was one of the most _______________ tasks I have ever undertaken.

     

    1. This master key will give you _______________ to any of the rooms in the building.

     

    1. For someone who believes in astrology, what is _______________ to happen to a person is determined by the stars.

     

    1. Since everything had gone so smoothly, we felt that the campaign to elect Ellen captain was off to a(n) _______________ beginning.

     

    1. The audiotape had gotten so badly entwined in the machinery that I had a hard time _______________ it.

     

    1. It isn’t logical to infer that the referee is _______________ against our team just because he makes a few calls against our players.

     

    1. Her extraordinary faith in her own abilities enabled her to overcome many obstacles that would have _______________ someone less confident.

    Synonyms

     

    Choose the word from this unit that is the same or most nearly the same in meaning as the boldface word or expression in the phrase. Write that word on the line.

     

    1. A plan that was doomed to fail: _______________

     

    1. Made off with all the cookies and candy: _______________

     

    1. Gained admittance to an exclusive club: _______________

     

    1. Duped into buying a flawed diamond: _______________

     

    1. Lived through years of turmoil: _______________

     

    1. Unable to intimidate my opponent: _______________

     

    1. Succeeded in unscrambling all the clues: _______________

    Antonyms

     

    Choose the word from this unit that is the opposite or most nearly the opposite in meaning as the boldface word or expression in the phrase. Write that word on the line.

     

    1. Prepared for an easy journey: _______________

     

    1. Impartial in reporting the news: _______________

     

    1. A series of ominous events: _______________

     

    Choosing the Right Word

     

    1. Although the hero and heroine were parted by circumstance, I knew that they were (daunted, fated) to meet again before the last commercial.

     

    1. Though the dangers and uncertainties of a westward passage to the Orient cowed many a brave sailor, they did not (access, daunt) Columbus.

     

    1. There is a vast difference between democracy, under which everyone has duties and privileges, and (disentangle, anarchy) under which no one has.

     

    1. Like farmers separating the wheat from the chaff, the members of a jury must (disentangle, daunt) the truth from the evidence presented to them.

     

    1. Spring, with its ever-renewing promise of life, is for me the most (arduous, auspicious) of the seasons.

     

    1. Far from being useless, mathematics will give you (abscond, access) to many fields of scientific study.

     

    1. The voters may seem to be easily deceived, but in the long run they cannot be (disentangled, hoodwinked) by self-serving politicians.

     

    1. His narrow education gave him a (biased, fated) view of cultures different from his own.

     

    1. How can you accuse me of (absconding, anarchy) with all your brilliant ideas when you have never had an original thought in your life!

     

    1. For most retired athletes, the comeback trail is an (arduous, access) one, and few ever get to the end of it.

    Name:_________________________________________________  Pd. _____ Date Due: 12/13/18

                         Quiz on 12/19/18

     

    Vocabulary Unit 4 Set 2                    _____/15

     

    Completing the Sentence

     

    1. Since I did not feel well prepared, the three-day postponement of final exams was a most welcome _______________.

     

    1. Though many people firmly believe that life-forms exist somewhere in outer space, everything that our astronauts have so far encountered has been decidedly _______________.

     

    1. The guardrail was reinforced to prevent cars from skidding over the edge of the _______________ and falling into the abyss below.

     

    1. The steak I’d accidentally left in the broiler too long wasn't just overdone; it was positively _______________.

     

    1. The youth who had “borrowed” the car for joyriding were caught by the police and charged with _______________.

     

    1. Without the slightest hesitation, _______________ firefighters will enter a blazing building to rescue anyone who might be trapped.

     

    1. One of the most controversial figures of his time, the former president was revered by some and _______________ by others.

     

    1. The overly ornate style of many nineteenth-century writers seems rather forced and _______________ to us today.

     

    1. As soon as I discovered the project was being mismanaged, I tried my best to _______________ the situation.

     

    1. Though somewhat massively built, the gymnast’s body was as supple and _______________ as a ballet dancer’s.

    Synonyms

     

    Choose the word from this unit that is the same or most nearly the same in meaning as the boldface word or expression in the phrase. Write that word on the line.

     

    1. Editorials that denounced the mayor’s actions: _______________

     

    1. Scheduled to stand trial for burglary: _______________

     

    1. Courageous in the face of danger: _______________

     

    1. Granted a thirty-day postponement: _______________

     

    1. Tried to correct their mistaken impression of me: _______________

     

    1. A house built on a cliff: _______________

     

    1. Acres of forest reduced to ashes: _______________

     

    1. Made of a very flexible material: _______________

    Antonyms

     

    Choose the word from this unit that is the opposite or most nearly the opposite in meaning as the boldface word or expression in the phrase. Write that word on the line.

     

    1. Their unaffected way of expressing themselves: _______________

     

    1. The author’s surprisingly lively prose: _______________



    Completing the Sentence

     

    1. Only by admitting your faults and trying to make up for it can you obtain a(n) _______________ from the pangs of conscience.

     

    1. The team of accounts spent hours trying to locate and then to _______________ the error I had so carelessly made.

     

    1. I feared that this latest misfortune would drive him over the _______________ and into a depression from which he would not recover.

     

    1. Anyone who takes the writings of other people and presents them as his or her own is guilty of literary _______________.

     

    1. His speech and manners were so _______________ and stiff that he cut a somewhat ridiculous figure at our informal little get-together.

     

    1. Despite the threats made against his life, the _______________ district attorney was able to obtain a conviction of the corrupt official.

     

    1. We should begin studying foreign languages at an early age because it is during those years that our minds are the most _______________ and receptive.

     

    1. Instead of recognizing that he caused his own failure, he continues to _______________ all of the people who were “unfair” to him.

     

    1. A great playwright’s characters always seem to come alive; those of a third-rate hack stubbornly remain _______________.

     

    1. When her eyes suddenly blazed with such fury, I felt that the heat of her glance would all but _______________ me.

    Name:_________________________________________________  Pd. _____                                                     Date Due: 1/9/19

                         Quiz on 1/15/19

     

    Vocabulary Unit 5 Set 1                                                                                                                                                 _____/15

     

    Completing the Sentence

     

    1. The fact that you cannot control those small children does not mean that they are ______________.

     

    1. It is an unfortunate fact that the _______________ attitudes of Germany’s kaiser and his saber-rattling cronies helped make World War I inevitable.

     

    1. Fighting is considered such a(n) _______________ violation of the rules of a game that the offending players are usually severely penalized.

     

    1. The helpful librarian did much to _______________ the research for my term paper.

     

    1. It is a frightening fact of modern life that we now possess the weaponry to _______________ not only our enemies but all of humankind.

     

    1. In guaranteeing the right to “due process of law,” the Constitution protects Americans against _______________ arrest and imprisonment.

     

    1. Even though the youngster did not actually steal the vehicle, he acted as one of the thief’s _______________.

     

    1. The second book of the Old Testament is named for the story it recounts of the _______________ of the Israelites from the land of Egypt.

     

    1. Though they had been there all along, Grandma Moses did not discover her _______________ artistic talents until well in her seventies.

     

    1. In certain industrial processes, _______________ speed up the desired reaction by lessening the amount of energy needed to produce it.

    Synonyms

     

    Choose the word from this unit that is the same or most nearly the same in meaning as the boldface word or expression in the phrase. Write that word on the line.

     

    1. Demolished our rivals in the playoffs: _______________

     

    1. The flight of refugees from the war zone: _______________

     

    1. Searched for the forger’s confederates: _______________

     

    1. An activist in the campaign against drugs: _______________

     

    1. Served as a stimulus for social reforms: _______________

     

    1. An incurable optimist despite many misfortunes: _______________

     

    1. Impudent disregard for notions of propriety: _______________

    Antonyms

     

    Choose the word from this unit that is the opposite or most nearly the opposite in meaning as the boldface word or expression in the phrase. Write that word on the line.

     

    1. A manifest knack for mastering foreign languages: _______________

     

    1. Impeded the completion of the project: _______________

     

    1. A series of rational decisions: _______________

     

    Completing the Sentence

     

    1. It is up to us to get rid of any _______________ prejudices that we may still unwittingly hold against members of other races and nationalities.

     

    1. Most historians agree that military disasters during World War I were the _______________ that sparked the Russian Revolution of 1917.

     

    1. During the summer, urban “sun worshippers” begin their weekly _______________ from the city around 3:00 P.M. on Friday.

     

    1. Since they are firmly based on the logic of a sentence, the rules of punctuation should not be considered purely _______________.

     

    1. He has deceived me so many times that I am forced to conclude that he is simply a(n) _______________ liar.

     

    1. With their bigger, faster, more experienced players, South High simply _______________ our team, 56 to 7.

     

    1. The leaden silence of the afternoon was shattered by the _______________ voices of trumpets braying fanfares for the returning hero.

     

    1. While his _______________ acted as decoys, one of the youngsters attempted to filch a couple of apples from the unguarded bin.

     

    1. Her excellent command of both French and Spanish should _______________ her efforts to get a position in the foreign service.

     

    1. _______________ disgusted with the government’s policies took to the streets to register a vote of no confidence.

































    Name:_________________________________________________  Pd. _____                                               Date Due:

                                                                                                                                                                       Quiz on:

    Vocabulary Unit 5 Set 2                                                                                                                                    _____/15

     

    Completing the Sentence

     

    1. No matter what make of automobile you drive, it is of _______________ importance that you learn to drive safely before you use it.

     

    1. After the opposing speakers had both presented their cases, they were allowed time to _______________ each other’s arguments.

     

    1. Mom and Dad said nothing when I failed the examination, but the disappointed looks on their faces hurt more than the most severe _______________.

     

    1. Many people came to the New World after they had been sentenced to terms of penal _______________ for crimes they had committed.

     

    1. In large areas of the huge swamp, there were _______________ pools of water covered with unmoving masses of green slime.

     

    1. “If you spent more time and effort on your essays, they would cease to be such _______________ affairs,” my older sister wisely observed.

     

    1. The doctor warned relatives that if the patient’s condition deteriorated any further, he would _______________ to pneumonia.

     

    1. Her friends call her “Motormouth” because she has a remarkable capacity to _______________ on endlessly about the most trivial matters.

     

    1. If we are going to use this space as a darkroom for photography, we must have completely _______________ covering our windows.

     

    1. When he was suddenly deprived of everything he valued in life, the poor man became extremely gloomy and _______________.

    Synonyms

     

    Choose the word from this unit that is the same or most nearly the same in meaning as the boldface word or expression in the phrase. Write that word on the line.

     

    1. Windows that are cloudy with steam and grime: _______________

     

    1. Reproved them for their discourteous behavior: _______________

     

    1. A fetid pond clogged with debris: _______________

     

    1. A moving account of life in captivity: _______________

     

    1. Refused to accept such sloppy work: _______________

     

    1. Expired after a long illness: _______________

     

    1. Chattered about nothing in particular: _______________

     

    1. The foremost authority on the subject: _______________

    Antonyms

     

    Choose the word from this unit that is the opposite or most nearly the opposite in meaning as the boldface word or expression in the phrase. Write that word on the line.

     

    1. A consistently cheerful personality: _______________

     

    1. Will corroborate the testimony of eyewitnesses: _______________

     

    Completing the Sentence

     

    1. The brook _______________ along its rocky course seemed to be conversing wordlessly with the wind murmuring in the trees.

     

    1. I refuse to believe that our society will _______________ to the weaknesses which have destroyed other nations.

     

    1. For the world’s starving millions, finding enough food to keep body and soul together has become the _______________ concern in life.

     

    1. You may think that his explanation is perfectly clear, but I find it confused and _______________.

     

    1. People who never give any assignment more than a “lick and a promise” may be said to belong to the _______________ school of working.

     

    1. On rare occasions, the U.S. Senate will _______________ one of its members who has violated the rules.

     

    1. The best way to _______________ the contention that something is not possible to do is to go out and do it.

     

    1. I don’t think it’s fair to call him a(n) _______________ person just because he was depressed when you met him.

     

    1. Even people who appear to be free may be in _______________ to their own passions and prejudices.

     

    1. Unemployment will stay at a high level so long as a nation’s economy remains _______________.

    Name:_________________________________________________  Pd. _____ 

                            

    Vocabulary Unit 6 Set 1                                                                                                                                                                _____/15

     

    Completing the Sentence

     

    1. The huge piles of snow that cover the roads will greatly _______________ efforts of the rescue team to reach the stranded skiers.

     

    1. When the stock market collapsed in 1929, many wealthy speculators found themselves as _______________ as proverbial church mice.

     

    1. A student who is _______________ and systematic in study habits will often do better than one who is brilliant but lazy.

     

    1. For thousands of years Native Americans used stone implements to _______________ canoes out of logs and tree trunks.

     

    1. Lincoln said: “Familiarize yourselves with the chains of _______________ and you prepare your own limbs to wear them.”

     

    1. I shall never forget the _______________ sight that greeted us when we arrived at the scene of the accident.

     

    1. I know that he will say anything to save his own skin, but I feel that in this case his account of the incident is _______________ and should be accepted.

     

    1. I suppose bloodhounds may be as happy as other dogs, but they have the _______________ look of creatures who have lost their last friend.

     

    1. Saying “I’m sorry” is a good way to begin to _______________ for the suffering or harm that you have done to another person.

     

    1. To help _______________ the expenses that I would incur on the senior class trip to Washington, I worked as a babysitter.

    Synonyms

     

    Choose the word from this unit that is the same or most nearly the same in meaning as the boldface word or expression in the phrase. Write that word on the line.

     

    1. Restriction that impede progress: _______________

     

    1. Averted my eyes from the gruesome scene: _______________

     

    1. A fund to pay for the cost of room and board: _______________

     

    1. Freed the hostages from captivity: _______________

     

    1. Conforms to accepted standards of behavior: _______________

     

    1. Writes melancholy songs about lost love: _______________

     

    1. Gave us a plausible excuse for being late: _______________

     

    1. Made amends for their misdeeds: _______________

    Antonyms

     

    Choose the word from this unit that is the opposite or most nearly the opposite in meaning as the boldface word or expression in the phrase. Write that word on the line.

     

    1. Gained a reputation as a lazy individual: _______________

     

    1. Lived in an affluent neighborhood: _______________

     

    Completing the Sentence

     

    1. _______________ by the weight I had gained over the summer, I was dropped from the basketball squad after the first practice session.

     

    1. In a totalitarian state, people who do not _______________ firmly to the party line are likely to find themselves in hot water with the authorities.

     

    1. What real use is financial independence if a person remains forever in _______________ to foolish fears and superstitions.

     

    1. Frankly, I am tired of your endless _______________ complaints about all of the people who have been unfair to you.

     

    1. “The witness has changed his story so often that no jury on earth is likely to find his testimony _______________,” the district attorney observed.

     

    1. If we want government to provide services, we must pay taxes to _______________ the costs.

     

    1. Even after the most systematic and _______________ search, we could not find the missing documents.

     

    1. In some early societies, people who had committed certain crimes could _______________ for them by paying sums of money to their victims.

     

    1. If we were to lose the basic freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights, we would be truly _______________.

     

    1. Loss of blood very quickly turned the victim’s normally rosy face a _______________ hue of white.

    Name:_________________________________________________  Pd. _____ 

                        

    Vocabulary Unit 6 Set 2                                                                                                                                                                 _____/15

     

    Completing the Sentence

     

    1. A woman of strong character and noble bearing, she endured the jibes and _______________ of her adversaries with great patience and fortitude.

     

    1. Although the survivors were still in a state of shock, some of them were _______________ enough to answer the questions posed by the police.

     

    1. “Since their heroic deeds clearly speak for themselves,” the president remarked, “further comment on my part would be _______________.

     

    1. He is a rather _______________ sort of man whose sensibilities are easily shocked by other people’s less exacting standards of conduct.

     

    1. “Someone with such a(n) _______________ grip on life doesn't give up the ghost easily,” I thought as I watched the old man’s struggle to stay alive.

     

    1. In a touching scene on the steps of the Capitol, the president awarded _______________ Medals of Honor to soldiers who had recently fallen in defense of the country.

     

    1. The wily old senator derived a certain amount of _______________ amusement from watching his enemies turn on and destroy one another.

     

    1. Our football team would do a great deal better if we mastered a few simple plays, instead of trying to use all those _______________ formations.

     

    1. Since my home is located at a busy intersection, I have been forced to accustom myself to the _______________ hum of traffic outside.

     

    1. During World War II, artificial rubber began to _______________ natural rubber in American automobile tires.

    Synonyms

     

    Choose the word from this unit that is the same or most nearly the same in meaning as the boldface word or expression in the phrase. Write that word on the line.

     

    1. Complex and beautiful designs: _______________

     

    1. A postmortem analysis of the patient’s conditions: _______________

     

    1. A target of the writer’s caustic criticism: _______________

     

    1. A clear explanation of what is at stake: _______________

     

    1. A dogged determination to overcome all obstacles: _______________

     

    1. Ousted my archrival: _______________

     

    1. Refuses to respond to insulting remarks: _______________

    Antonyms

     

    Choose the word from this unit that is the opposite or most nearly the opposite in meaning as the boldface word or expression in the phrase. Write that word on the line.

     

    1. Provided vital information: _______________

     

    1. A rather lax attitude toward the rules: _______________

     

    1. The occasional honking of horns: _______________

     

    Completing the Sentence

     

    1. His feverish and _______________ activity cannot hide the fact that he doesn’t know what he’s doing.

     

    1. The penniless adventurer is a character so familiar to fiction readers as to render further descriptions of the type _______________.

     

    1. The author’s writing style is as _______________ as the sparkling waters of a mountain lake on a spring morning.

     

    1. The novel’s grim humor and _______________ portrayal of the futility of all human endeavor make it an intensely disturbing book.

     

    1. I was amazed when I looked through the microscope and observed the _______________ pattern of blood vessels in the specimen’s body.

     

    1. That village is famous all over the world for its demure cottages, well-manicured lawns, and _______________ gardens.

     

    1. She is very slow to form opinions; but once she does, she holds on to them _______________.

     

    1. I know that love is fickle, but I never expected to be _______________ in her affections by such an unworthy suitor.

     

    1. “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me” is an old saying I try to keep in mind whenever someone _______________ me.

     

    1. Royalties from a novel that is published _______________ normally go to the author’s estate.

    Name:_________________________________________________  Pd. _____ 

                             

    Vocabulary Unit 7 Set 1                                                                                                                                                                        _____/15

     

    Completing the Sentence

     

    1. It takes many long hours of study to _______________ all the technical information you need to know if you wish to become a computer programmer.

     

    1. King’s Highway, an old Indian trail, _______________ through Brooklyn, crossing many important streets and almost retracing its path at some points.

     

    1. Iti is sad to have to bid _______________ to friends we have known for many years.

     

    1. The people living in the valley will have to leave their homes because the area will be _______________ when a new dam is constructed across the river.

     

    1. Shakespeare’s wicked characters often assume the guise of kindness to cloak their _______________ natures.

     

    1. When the head of your golf club has reached the _______________ of the swing, pause for a second before you begin the downward motion.

     

    1. When vacant apartments are in short supply, landlords can often get away with charging _______________ rents.

     

    1. Many students take jobs during the _______________ between the end of one school year and the beginning of the next.

     

    1. The appearance of many a main street was transformed with the _______________ of fast-food restaurants.

     

    1. The notorious jewel thief evaded capture for years by adopting numerous clever disguises and _______________ identities.

    Synonyms

     

    Choose the word from this unit that is the same or most nearly the same in meaning as the boldface word or expression in the phrase. Write that word on the line.

     

    1. Prepared for the arrival of winter: _______________

     

    1. The crowning point of a brilliant career: _______________

     

    1. Roamed through the beautiful garden: _______________

     

    1. Deluged the company with phone calls: _______________

     

    1. Foreign words incorporated into English: _______________

     

    1. Tabloids that slander the rich and famous: _______________

     

    1. Representative of the provisional government: _______________

     

    1. Received a fond farewell from my coworkers: _______________

    Antonyms

     

    Choose the word from this unit that is the opposite or most nearly the opposite in meaning as the boldface word or expression in the phrase. Write that word on the line.

     

    1. Willing to pay reasonable fees: _______________

     

    1. Purchased authentic Roman coins: _______________

     

    Completing the Sentence

     

    1. Only after Lincoln’s death did most people appreciate the great qualities of the man who had been so _______________ in his own lifetime.

     

    1. His talk _______________ aimlessly through memories of his youth, descriptions of his children, and criticism of the administration.

     

    1. I suffered a substantial financial loss and an even greater loss of faith in human nature when I tried to cash his _______________ check.

     

    1. I know you’re eager to have that pretty dress for the junior prom, but don’t you think the price is a little _______________?

     

    1. We can all agree that Elizabethan drama reached its _______________ in the matchless plays of Shakespeare.

     

    1. One of the glories of America has been its ability to _______________ immigrants from every part of the globe.

     

    1. The governor appointed a member of the state assembly to serve as a(n) _______________ senator until a new election can be held.

     

          8. The _______________ of e-mail has revolutionized the way in which people communicate with one another.

     

    1. You have reached the stage of life where you must expect to say _______________ to childhood and take on the responsibilities of a young adult.

     

    1. When we asked for suggestions on how to improve our school’s athletic program, we were                      _______________ by “bright ideas” from all sides.

    Name:_________________________________________________  Pd. _____ 

                          

    Vocabulary Unit 7 Set 2                                                                                                                                                                   _____/15

     

    Completing the Sentence

     

    1. Is there anything more unpleasant than to go to a store and find yourself in the hands of a(n) _______________ salesperson?

     

    1. The senator departed from his prepared remarks to deliver an intemperate _______________ attacking the administration’s foreign policy.

     

    1. My friend interrupted my _______________ mood with the quip, “A penny for your thoughts.”

     

    1. Babysitters often find that children described by their parents as well behaved become _______________ brats as soon as those parents leave the house.

     

    1. The difficult choice between going to college and getting a job is indeed a(n) _______________ one for a young person.

     

    1. When the band struck up a(n) _______________ tune, even the most reserved party guests began to laugh, dance, and have fun.

     

    1. The food processor certainly looked impressive, but its construction was so _______________ that within a few months it began to fall apart.

     

    1. In the streets of all our great cities, you will find _______________ who wander about without homes, jobs, or friends.

     

    1. How can you criticize me for the way I behaved during the emergency when you yourself have never been in so _______________ a position?

     

    1. ”This great _______________ has many problems,” the mayor said, “but it also has much to offer both residents and visitors.”

    Synonyms

     

    Choose the word from this unit that is the same or most nearly the same in meaning as the boldface word or expression in the phrase. Write that word on the line.

     

    1. Made of flimsy material: _______________

     

    1. Music that suits my wistful state of mind: _______________

     

    1. Refused to respond to my opponent’s harangue: _______________

     

    1. Enjoyed the animated conversation: _______________

     

    1. A portentous meeting of world leaders: _______________

     

    1. Provides drifters with hot meals and shelter: _______________

     

    1. A group of rowdy fans: _______________

    Antonyms

     

    Choose the word from this unit that is the opposite or most nearly the opposite in meaning as the boldface word or expression in the phrase. Write that word on the line.

     

    1. Treats strangers in a friendly manner: _______________

     

    1. Arrived home after a safe journey: _______________

     

    1. Spent their vacation in a village: _______________

     

    Completing the Sentence

     

    1. I feel that a symphony orchestra is just as important to a _______________ as a big department store or a major-league sports team.

     

    1. Churchill once said that if a nation tries to avoid everything that is hard and _______________, it will weaken its own security.

     

    1. I have no respect for people who are unfailingly courteous to their superiors but _______________ to the employees under them.

     

    1. The bylaws state that any member who speaks in a(n) _______________ manner is to be quieted by the sergeant at arms.

     

    1. I don't know which is worse-your failure to keep your promise to me or your _______________ excuse for lying about it.

     

    1. When the new recruits refused to budge from their foxholes, the enraged sergeant let loose with a(n) _______________ of insults and abuses.

     

    1. My mother’s recipe for lemon meringue pie is a _______________ blend of tartness and sweetness.

     

    1. I lay there quietly, looking at the clouds and allowing _______________ thoughts to pass through my mind.

     

    1. Was any event in American history more _______________ than the decision of the Continental Congress in 1776 to break away from Great Britain?

     

    1. It was amazing to see how that quiet, _______________ teenager changed into a tough, hard-driving leader.

    Name:_________________________________________________  Pd. _____                                                                            Date Due: 3/22/19

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Quiz on 3/28/19

    Vocabulary Unit 8 Set 1                                                                                                                                                                          _____/15

     

    Completing the Sentence

     

    1. Calling upon her many years of experience, the retired warden discussed with great _______________ the topic of the evening— “Can Criminals be Rehabilitated?”

     

    1. As days passed without a phone call, a note, or an email, his hopes for a reconciliation _______________ until he no longer thought about her at all.

     

    1. All the riches of this world, said the minister, as so much worthless _______________ without any spiritual values or faith.

     

    1. As the snake came into view and slithered across her path, the archaeologist's eyes _______________ with fear.

     

    1. Doctors hope to lessen the number, length, and severity of common colds, even if they cannot provide complete _______________ from them.

     

    1. The philanthropist devoted his time, energy, and funds to establishing a(n) _______________ for promoting world peace.

     

    1. The English word bedlam was taken from the name of an infamous _______________ for the insane in medieval London.

     

    1. When my pet hamster died suddenly, my friends were unable to _______________ me during my hours of grief.

     

    1. When we are discussing a serious problem like drug abuse, I feel that _______________ remarks are in bad taste.

     

    1. He is an excellent ball handler and a very good shot; his only serious _______________ as a basketball player is lack of speed.

    Synonyms

     

    Choose the word from this unit that is the same or most nearly the same in meaning as the boldface word or expression in the phrase. Write that word on the line.

     

    1. Seek refuge from incessant strife: _______________

     

    1. Free from all debt: _______________

     

    1. The refuse of molten metal: _______________

     

    1. Build resistance to bee stings: _______________

     

    1. Comfort the family in their sorrow: _______________

     

    1. Cause blood vessels to expand: _______________

     

    1. Bring about a change in policy: _______________

     

    1. Resent their impertinent attitude: _______________

    Antonyms

     

    Choose the word from this unit that is the opposite or most nearly the opposite in meaning as the boldface word or expression in the phrase. Write that word on the line.

     

    1. Walked with an air of uncertainty: _______________

     

    1. Gradually increase in size: _______________



    Completing the Sentence

     

    1. We must clear away the _______________ of false ideas from our minds and take a long, hard look at reality.

     

    1. A sound understanding of the principles of freedom and self-government is the best way to gain _______________ from totalitarian propaganda.

     

    1. Many Americans think that the United States should continue to provide _______________ for people fleeing from tyranny in other lands.

     

    1. Do you expect me to be _______________ by the fact that I was not the only one to fail the exam?

     

    1. I would not agree to run for public office before receiving _______________ of support from important groups in the community.

     

    1. An unwillingness to listen to suggestions from others is a grave _______________ in a leader.

     

    1. No doubt the instructor knows a great deal about ecology, but is there any need for her to _______________ on threats to the environment at such great lengths?

     

    1. How quickly interest in the program _______________ when students realize that it calls for so much work, with little chance for glory!

     

    1. In order to meet stricter industry standards, manufacturers will have to _______________ new systems of quality control.

     

    1. I like humor as well as anyone, but I don’t believe in being _______________ on so solemn an occasion.