• Name:___________________________________________      Pd: _____ Date Due: 11/5/18

    Lesson Five

     

    Exercise One: Words in Context: Supply the words needed to complete the paragraph from the vocabulary list.



    cliche  extol adamant  rancor ostensible  clement disparity

     

    1. I wish that I could _______________ your recent work, but as the _______________ goes, workers like you are a dime a dozen. I’ve been _______________ by keeping you on the payroll despite your recent incompetence, but it must end now. The president is _______________ about cutting unnecessary costs, so I’m afraid that I’m going to have to let you go.

     

    inexorable  disparity opus  diffident ostensible  clement rancor

     

    1. When th manager noticed the _______________ between the amount of cash in the register and the total of the nightly bank deposits, he never sis[ected Yvonne. _______________ and mild-mannered, she nonetheless was a criminal with utmost _______________ for the law. Stealing had been a(n) _______________ part of her life for as long as she could remember and she had no plans to correct her habits. She had the _______________ belief that her crimes were works of art, and her latest _______________ required a handful of stolen cash from her job at the restaurant.

     

    Exercise 2: Sentence Completion: Complete the sentence in a way that shows you understand the meaning of the italicized vocabulary word.

     

    1. Devon’s rancor toward housework became obvious when his guests ________________________________

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    1. The cliche, “to tie the knot,” actually means ____________________________________________________

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    1. Aunt Rita’s adamant belief in superstition causes her to ___________________________________________

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    1. A diffident person will probably never become __________________________________________________

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    1. The composer’s latest opus will be played by ___________________________________________________

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    1. Carol’s ostensible purpose was charity, but she really wanted ______________________________________

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    1. The disparity among our political opinions sometimes results in ____________________________________

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    1. The clement jury found the defendant to be _____________________________________________________

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    1. The Speedy-Mart manager extolled Jeremy for __________________________________________________

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    1. The advance of the invading forces seemed inexorable until ______________________________________

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    Name:___________________________________________

    Lesson Six

     

    Exercise One: Words in Context: Supply the words needed to complete the paragraph from the vocabulary list.



    condone  nuance connoisseur apathy  officious cult credence dilettante

     

    1. The chef, tucked away in the kitchen, nervously awaited the report from the latest critic. Knowing that Mr. Tahoma was a(n) _______________ of Peruvian cuisine and a weekly newspaper columnist with a(n) _______________ following, the chef hoped that the waiters refrained from the _______________ behavior that well-known food critics must often endure from servers. The chef had run the restaurant for twenty-eight years; he was certainly not a _______________ in matters of cooking, but owing to a decline in customers, he worried about the fate of the business. He could only hope that Mr. Tahoma would rave about the many subtle _______________ of flavor in the meal. A positive review, combined with the _______________ accorded to the column, might be all that the chef needed to save the restaurant.

     

    credence  condone nuance  enigma apathy jaunty

     

    1. Though she was  hostess at the restaurant, Rolinda remained seated even as customers entered the waiting area. Quietly expressing her _______________ about hungry suburbanites, Rolinda confined herself to a sigh and let younger servers greet the new potential tippers at the door. She knew that no manager could be expected to _______________ such behavior. Rolinda also wondered why, even though she hadn’t been sick, she had been so tired for the last month. If she didn’t solve this _______________ soon, she would more than likely lose her job. For another day, she would just have to put on a fake smile and affect a(n) _______________ manner until the end of her shift.

     

    Exercise 2: Sentence Completion: Complete the sentence in a way that shows you understand the meaning of the italicized vocabulary word.

     

    1. Parents cannot condone their children’s actions when ____________________________________________

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    1. The dilettante never grew tired of watching the stars, hoping someday to _____________________________

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    1. “This case is quite an enigma,” said the detective. We’ll be lucky to _________________________________

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    1. To show their loyalty, members of the cult wear _________________________________________________

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    1. The connoisseur was world-renowned for her ability to identify the tastes of specific ___________________

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    1. Giving credence to the refugee’s story, the border guard __________________________________________

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    1. Never voting or reading the newspaper revealed Kenton’s apathy for ________________________________

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    1. After enduring her officious mother for more than thirty years, Loren decided to _______________________

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    1. Nick had a jaunty walk after winning _________________________________________________________

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    1. The extra seasoning in the recipe gave the chicken a nuance of ____________________________________

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    Name:___________________________________________

    Lesson Seven

     

    Exercise One: Words in Context: Supply the words needed to complete the paragraph from the vocabulary list.



    concur  intrepid  cynical destitute  dilemma ambivalent culmination

     

    1. One year after the _______________ of the second Mineral War, the surviving inhabitants of the Europa mining colony endured _______________ living conditions. The chief engineer tried her best to restore the food reprocessing system, but, owing to the lack of replacement parts, the unit could produce only thirty percent of the colony’s nutritional needs. Captain Keith remained _______________ about leading a few _______________ miners on a necessary but dangerous expedition to the old generation plant in the Niva Crater to salvage parts for the rapidly reclining life support system. Most of the miners were _______________ about their fate at the colony, and Captain Keith would have been lying if he said that he didn’t _______________ with their pessimistic opinions.

     

    culmination  demagogue concur  erudite dilemma demure

     

    1. Clayton surprised everyone in Selbyville when he entered the race for mayor. For twenty-six years, he had been the mild-mannered, _______________ clerk at the Selbyville Courthouse. Well-versed in history and politics, the _______________ Clayton never really struck anyone as having the type of personality required to win an election, let alone become the mayor. Word spread quickly when, during a special pre-election meeting, Clayton stood at the podium and delivered an impressive speech. Every word was loaded with passion, especially when Clayton addressed Selbyville’s _______________ of accepting or rejecting a controversial landfill. After ten minutes of rhetoric, Clayton had the townspeople shouting their support, and the sentiment continued right through to the election, after which Clayton became the new mayor. Three months later. The citizens of Selbyville discovered that Clayton was just a(n) _______________ when construction of the new landfill began, and he mysteriously bought a new speedboat that was well beyond the range of a typical small-town mayor’s salary.

     

    Exercise 2: Sentence Completion: Complete the sentence in a way that shows you understand the meaning of the italicized vocabulary word.

     

    1. Your cynical attitude makes other people _____________________________________________________

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    1. When forced to be in public, the demure Kelly __________________________________________________

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    1. Now destitute, the bankrupt broker lives _______________________________________________________

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    1. The erudite professor occasionally lost the attention of the students because __________________________

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    1. Manny was ambivalent about taking the new job because _________________________________________

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    1. Stranded behind enemy lines, the intrepid soldier ________________________________________________

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    1. A demagogue like Hitler can successfully convince people to ______________________________________

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    1. The parents would not concur with Dharma’s decision to _________________________________________

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    1. The culmination of the symphony’s season occurred at ___________________________________________

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    1. A dilemma at work can force a person to _____________________________________________________

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    Name:___________________________________________

    Lesson Eight

     

    Exercise One: Words in Context: Supply the words needed to complete the paragraph from the vocabulary list.



    droll  gamut effigy  austere duplicity  abhor extrovert

     

    1. Monique was a(n) _______________ who loved dealing with people, but she never thought that she would satisfy her need for socializing by selling used cars. She always _______________ salespeople, but after becoming one, Monique realized that only a fraction of the _______________ of salespeople indulge in the _______________ and false promises that make dissatif=sfied customers angry enough to burn _______________ of them.

     

    abate  decorum  dole abhor  droll austere  duplicity

     

    1. Typhoon Paka hammered the island of Guam for twelve hours before the winds _______________. Gusts of over two hundred miles an hour devastated the previously green island, creating _______________ living conditions for residents in the weeks to come, especially for the estimated five thousand people who lost their homes. Residents bale to witness Paka in action were astounded by the serious but almost _______________ sight of Paka’s invisible forces tossing around automobiles, dumpsters, and palm trees as though they were children’s toys. In the days following Paka, residents adhered rto traditional post-typhoon _______________ by cleaning up hundreds of tons of debris, checking on the condition of friends and neighbors, repairing property, and, because of the lack of electricity, hosting mass barbecues before food perished in warm refrigerators. Luckily, food was not in short supply, but water had to be _______________ out by several agencies in the weeks following the tempest.

    Exercise 2: Sentence Completion: Complete the sentence in a way that shows you understand the meaning of the italicized vocabulary word.

     

    1. Three days after the shipwreck, the captain doled out _____________________________________________

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    1. The peasants burned the effigy of the Duke because ______________________________________________

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    1. The comedian’s droll attempts to impersonate the president caused __________________________________

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    1. The austere conditions of the Alaskan tundra caused the settlers to __________________________________

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    1. Othello trusted his wife until Iago’s duplicity made the Moor think __________________________________

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    1. Until the typhoon abated, the supply ships could not _____________________________________________

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    1. Kenyon, an extrovert, called all her friends and _________________________________________________

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    1. Having no time for decorum, the federal agents charged into the ballroom and _________________________

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    1. If I did not abhor pickles, I would be sad that ___________________________________________________

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    1. The gamut of people on the elevator included __________________________________________________

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    Name:___________________________________________

    Lesson Nine

     

    Exercise One: Words in Context: Supply the words needed to complete the paragraph from the vocabulary list.

     

    magnanimous  impeccable impound  contrite expatriate emulate  collaborate

     

    1. “Don’t _______________ me, kid-unless you want to spend time in the slammer, too,” Buddy laughed as he put his hands in the air and glanced around. “But if you’re really interested, maybe we can _______________ on familiarizing you with the racing community.”

    Lucas didn’t return his uncle’s smirk. He instead directed his _______________ expression to the table and fiddled with the phone cord. Lucas never really adapted to conversing through plexiglass, and the tinny sound of Buddy’s musing through the two-way intercom made him uncomfortable. Lucas came to the prison only because the police were going to _______________ Buddy’s car if no one removed it from the credit union parking lot, and Lucas thought that he was being _______________ by mentioning that he, like Buddy, had an interest in horse racing.

     

    evoke  expatriate  heinous frowzy  inane sere enhance  enunciate

     

    1. Jerry squinted and ran his hand through his _______________ mop of hair. The Pacific sun was already high in the sky and he had a lot of work to accomplish before his guests arrived that evening. Originally from a Minnesota dairy, Jerry had lived on the tiny Micronesian island for over sixteen years. He never really considered himself to be a(n) _______________, but then again, he didn’t ever plan to return to the United States, either. Thinking that it might be a good idea to _______________ his front yard before his visitors arrived, Jerry grabbed a machete and walked to the coconut grove in front of his shack. Huffing, Jerry chopped at the ______________, withered fronds hanging against the trunks of the palm trees. When he finished cutting the fronds, he gathered the stray coconuts-some months old-and piled them in the corner of his yard. The yard looked sharp, even with Jerry’s dilapidated shack in the background. As a bonus, Jerry decided to place two rows of tiki-torches along the path to the shack. Jerry thought that such trinkets were _______________, but he wanted his two nieces from Cleveland to get the total island experience.

     

    enunciate  evoke expatriate  unctuous heinous impeccable

     

    1. Jordan sat the the helm and surveyed the broken radio before speaking to Candace.

    “This is not going to be easy. You’re going to have to _______________ all the strength you have in order to succeed.”

    In her typical sarcastic manner, Candace responded to Jordan in a(n) _______________ tone. “Oh, really? Thank Goodness you told me; I thought that swimming two miles through an oil slick would be easy!”

    “That’s enough,” snapped Jordan as she walked over to the porthole and looked at the horizon. The line where the earth met the sky was tilted by at least seven or eight degrees; the Nittany was definitely taking on water. The wounded tanker in the distance wasn’t doing much better; from the Nittany’s bridge, Jordan could tell the tanker’s hull had ruptured by a black swirl slowly meandering through the crystal clear water.

    “Do you remember what you’re doing?”

    Still annoyed, Candace _______________ the directions as though she were reciting letters in an elementary school spelling bee: “Swim to the reef, walk to the shore, find the radio house, neutralize the guard, and call Boswell. Right?”

    “Right,” said Jordan. “Be sure to give him the proper coordinates; I’m not going down with the ship.”

    “Oh, don’t worry,” snapped Candace. “Any shark that eats you will immediately spit you back out.”

    “Ha-ha. Thanks for the _______________ image of my certain death.”

    “Oh, relax. Once we get out of this I’ll treat you to a(n) _______________lobster dinner on Maui. See ya later!” With that, Candace walked out of the bridge and jumped over the handrail. Jordan didn’t even hear the splash.

     

    Exercise 2: Sentence Completion: Complete the sentence in a way that shows you understand the meaning of the italicized vocabulary word.

     

    1. The sere peach tree finally collapsed after several months without __________________________________

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    1. Some people try to enhance their looks by _____________________________________________________

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    1. Police impounded Shauna’s car because she ____________________________________________________

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    1. The bandit’s heinous record included the crimes of ______________________________________________

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    1. Known to be a shrine of impeccable art, Marlene’s home was filled with _____________________________

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    1. The expatriate writer decided never to return to _________________________________________________

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    1. In his typical magnanimous manner, Richard ignored his sister’s habitual _____________________________

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    1. Your inane behavior is not acceptable during ___________________________________________________

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    1. The frowzy old man had obviously been living __________________________________________________

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    1. Please enunciate your words clearly so that everyone will ________________________________________

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    1. Expect the unctuous greeting of the maitre d’ if you _____________________________________________

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    1. The old medium attempted to evoke the spirit of _______________________________________________

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    1. The Army and the Air Force must collaborate during ___________________________________________

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    1. The contrite young thief apologized for ______________________________________________________

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    1. Maggie emulates her older sister by _________________________________________________________

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    Name:___________________________________________

    Lesson Ten

     

    Exercise One: Words in Context: Supply the words needed to complete the paragraph from the vocabulary list.

     

    fluctuate  cajole expound  acrimony exult inscrutable  metier harry

     

    1. Councilwoman Moore stepped up to the podium. “I don’t think I need to _______________ my reasons for voting against the proposed construction; I thought that the message was clear enough at the last meeting-when you all opposed it as well. Obviously, someone has _______________ a few of you since last month, and your sudden, _______________ decision to yield to Beta-Rad Enterprises bothers me a great deal. What happened to the surplus of _______________ toward Beta-Rad from the last meeting? Don’t you remember how we _______________ in our victory over the radioactive waste dump? For two years, we’ve listened to Beta-Rad execs _______________ us, and we finally had the chance to stop it for good. How could the opinions of fifteen people possibly _______________ this much?

     

    incognito  feasible dour  fiasco metier lethargy  balk omniscient harry

     

    1. “Hey, Jye; I think you’ve found your _______________.”

    “Could be.” Jye glanced up only long enough to catch a glimpse of Neve. Typing rapidly, Jye intermittently glanced at the stack of printed matrixes next to the keyboard. Usually a(n) _______________ person who remained hidden in his software-engineer cubicle all day, Jye adopted a manner bordering on cynicism and _______________-getting him to do tech support beyond his cubicle walls was often a(n) _______________ that created more trouble than it solved. Neve was caught completely off-guard when Jye didn’t _______________ at the company’s request that he test the system’s network security by hacking into the company database. Though Jye had his ways, everyone knew that he was the _______________ office authority when it came to network security protocol. It simply wouldn’t have been _______________ to use anyone else to test the integrity of Pentacode’s newest software. Additionally, Jye’s newfound energy changed his manner so much that he might as well have been _______________ to those who didn’t see him every day; when his attitude changed, his wardrobe and hairstyle changed as well.



    Exercise 2: Sentence Completion: Complete the sentence in a way that shows you understand the meaning of the italicized vocabulary word.

     

    1. Finally able to dismount from his bicycle, Lance did not exult despite _______________________________

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    1. The monkeys native to India sometimes harry villagers by ________________________________________

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    1. Ann’s lethargy was not due to the heat; she was simply ___________________________________________

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    1. Caitlin, a remarkable writer, found her metier as ________________________________________________

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    1. The wedding went well, but the acrimony between the families resulted in ____________________________

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    1. Please expound your explanation of __________________________________________________________

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    1. The inscrutable actions of the building inspector caused __________________________________________

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    1. To avoid a fiasco during your camping trip, be sure to ____________________________________________

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    1. I would have donated money, but I balked when I learned that ______________________________________

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    1. If the warden were indeed omniscient, then he would know that ___________________________________

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    1. Uncle Tony was not originally a dour man; ten years ago, he ______________________________________

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    1. Milton’s fluctuating condition prevents the doctor from __________________________________________

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    1. Not even six years of cajoling could convince Mrs. Garcia to _____________________________________

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    1. Wary of being discovered by the rebels, the incognito Colonel Lito wore ____________________________

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    1. A feasible reason for missing work would be __________________________________________________

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    Name:___________________________________________

    Lesson Eleven

     

    Exercise One: Words in Context: Supply the words needed to complete the paragraph from the vocabulary list.

    1. “All the king’s horses and all the king’s men showed up tonight,” mused Wyston to himself as he snatched another glass of champagne from the server’s tray. He hated the governor’s cocktail parties; it was always a(n) _______________ task to maintain a friendly, _______________ demeanor around so many obvious _______________ seeking favors from the administration. After two hours, Wyston had to struggle to prevent his tired, polite smile from turning into a _______________. It took all he had to pretend to listen and nod at the _______________ stories of the wannabe rich and famous. There was also the annoying babble of the _______________-single attendees who lacked the _______________ required to be seen alone. They forced themselves into conversations and then held listeners captive by withholding any opportunities to escape. When Wyston could no longer tolerate the pestering, he stepped outside and waited for the Governor to arrive and deliver his _______________ to the idiotic crowd.

     

    1. The atmosphere at Aunt Agnes’s farmhouse was _______________ during the wake. No one could believe that Agnes was gone. At least, they reasoned, the _______________ equestrian died while doing something that she loved. There was no definite explanation as to why Agnes’s horse bucked her off, but by the looks of the _______________ animal tracks, the horse had been spooked by a(n) wolf, perhaps th largest ever seen.

    The threat of wolves was nothing new to the _______________ Van Ness family, who had been farming the northern valley for six generations. Wolves had attacked horses on the farm in the past, especially during extremely cold winters such as this one. Children on the farm always had _______________ instructions to stay within sight of the house, but sometimes not even that was enough to protect the family from the hungry, silver predators.

    Needing a break, Vicky wandered up the stairway to the second floor. Memories of her youth flashed through her head as she entered Agnes’s room and sat on the corner of the bed. That’s when she noticed the dusty corner of an old shoebox protruding from beneath the vanity. Curious, Vicky retrieved the box and, to her surprise, she found thirty years of hand-written _______________, some of which were for Agnes, and some which Agnes wrote but never sent.

     

    Exercise 2: Sentence Completion: Complete the sentence in a way that shows you understand the meaning of the italicized vocabulary word.

     

    1. The summer help on the highway crew underestimated the arduous task of ___________________________

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    1. Through the smoke, I could tell by the grimace on Danforth’s face that he ____________________________

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    1. Elliot could hardly tolerate the grandiloquent aristocrats while working at the _________________________

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    1. To the dismay of the sycophants, the new foreman  ______________________________________________

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    1. Jamie, the annoying gadfly, has an habit of _____________________________________________________

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    1. The beach town published explicit rules about swimming after ____________________________________

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    1. The arrogant stockbroker learned humility after _________________________________________________

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    1. In agrarian states, many young adults have extensive knowledge of _________________________________

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    1. The gargantuan Kodiak bear devoured ________________________________________________________

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    1. Needed a break from her dolorous work as a coroner, Dr. Sinclair __________________________________

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    1. Unlike the fox, the bear turned out to be a formidable opponent because _____________________________

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    1. The history teacher’s harangue this morning seemed to __________________________________________

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    1. Mary Ellen’s avid interest in chemistry led to her career as _______________________________________

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    1. The senator’s biography was actually a collection of epistles that __________________________________

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    1. The affable receptionist made everyone feel ___________________________________________________

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    Name:___________________________________________

    Lesson Twelve

     

    Exercise One: Words in Context: Supply the words needed to complete the paragraph from the vocabulary list.



    ominous  exhort galvanize  hyperbole expedient  implacable incisive hue

     

    1. “What are you doing, you guys? I shouldn’t have to _______________ you at this point in the game!” _______________ by Liza’s scream, the four workers picked up their sanders and returned to their unfinished portions of drywall.

    “We’re two days over! That means we’re paying them now!” The worker closest to Liza turned a(n) _______________ of red as she screamed. He knew Liza’s lecture was not merely _______________ to get the team to work faster; the contractors really were beyond their deadline. Liza was worried for good reason; if the company couldn't prove that it was capable of _______________, short-notice refurbishing, it would more than likely lose its contract with the city.

    Myron, the site foreman, appreciated Liza’s _______________ comments. At least she took the time to explain why the workers needed to labor more quickly. Such practice reminded the workers of just how small the degree of separation was between the company’s success and their paychecks. It also prevented the workers from classifying Liza as a(n) _______________ manager who just wanted to make a profit. If the workers knew that the company was suffering, they knew that their jobs were in jeopardy.

     

    altercation  lexicon sanction  ominous audacity evince  incarcerate pertinent implacable  galvanize

     

    1. Eugene had worker at the genetics lab for six days when he witnessed the noisy _______________ between Dr. Strangeon and his research assistant. “You know that I didn’t _______________ an early run of the Beta-Gen module! Now you’ve destroyed the entire lot!” Strangeon ws definitely irate, and Eugene wished that he understood more of the laboratory _______________ that the doctor spotted at his assistant.

    “How could you-you’re not an intern anymore-how could you have the _______________ to go off on your own and initiate a test run of a model that required eight years of research and over twelve million dollars to develop? Well?” The assistant could only mutter an answer.

    “I just thought-I-uh-I wanted to see if-”

    “What you want is not _______________ here!” Shouted the doctor. “You;ve only managed to _______________ the fact that you’re unfit to work in a laboratory! We should press charges and have the police _______________ you! Now get out!”

    The problem, thought Eugene, probably involved whatever Dr. Strangeon stored behind the _______________ pair of tall, armored doors with the retina-scanning lock mechanism. Dr. Stramgeon and his assistant had been the only two people to enter that room during the week that Eugene had been employed at the lab.

     

    Exercise 2: Sentence Completion: Complete the sentence in a way that shows you understand the meaning of the italicized vocabulary word.

     

    1. The ominous gates in front of the old mansion made us ___________________________________________

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    1. Lonnie’s face turned a hue of green after _______________________________________________________

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    1. Be sure to get sanction before you try to enter the _______________________________________________

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    1. The incisive instructions made it easy for Lynn to  _______________________________________________

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    1. The expedient dam of sandbags prevented the floodwaters from ____________________________________

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    1. Galvanized by the sound of the screaming foreman, the workers ____________________________________

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    1. In the courtroom, the prisoner had the audacity to _______________________________________________

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    1. I don’t need to evince my value at this company because _________________________________

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    1. During the peace talks, the impeccable general refused ___________________________________________

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    1. The physical altercation between the brothers caused the neighbors to ______________________________

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    1. The sergeant was advised to exhort the platoon prior to the _______________________________________

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    1. To master the lexicon of the law, John ________________________________________________________

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    1. It seemed hyperbole to me when my teacher said _______________________________________________

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    1. The paramedics wanted only pertinent information because ______________________________________

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    1. The judge decided to incarcerate Tara because _________________________________________________

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    Name:___________________________________________

    Lesson Thirteen

     

    Exercise One: Words in Context: Supply the words needed to complete the paragraph from the vocabulary list.

     

    culinary  pernicious  latent frugal  circumvent clandestine  inert jocose myriad

     

    1. Like a(n) _______________ saboteur hiding in enemy territory waiting for the go-ahead signal, the tiny microorganism infiltrated the deepest, most vulnerable parts of its host and remained in a dormant state. Waves of red blood cells knocked the _______________ bacterium about, tossing its _______________, suspended form from one membrane to the next. The germ waited, as it had for days, until the host’s chemistry was perfect for waking from its slumber and unleashing its _______________ toll on the host’s body. In a few hours, the single microbe would multiple into a _______________, and then the tiny legion would seize control of the host’s nervous system. Not even the best research scientists could find a way to _______________ the deadly effects of the microscopic villain.

     

    adulation  frugal acquit  myriad jocose barrister  chastise deprecate

     

    1. “What are you being so _______________ about? We’re in a courtroom, you fool; shut up.”

    Scolded by his only friend in the room, Giles stopped laughing but maintained his crooked smirk. His _______________ was quickly losing patience; both he and Giles knew that there was no chance that the judge was going to _______________ him. This was his second appearance before Justice Quentin and by the way in which the judge _______________ Giles during the previous trial, he knew that he wasn’t going to get away this time. As the smirk faded, Giles wished he hadn’t been so _______________ while shopping for lawyers.

     

    frugal  bawdy adulation  clandestine deprecate  culinary

     

    1. Theme restaurants do not usually become popular for the quality of their cuisine, but the Gold Mine, operated in the likeness of a California gold rush saloon, has received the _______________ of every food critic who ate there. The saloon is one of few tourism-dependent restaurants that gives as much attention to its _______________ performance as the nightly stage shows featuring vaudeville-style comedians, singers, and cancan dancers wearing the _______________ saloon outfits of the period, After twenty years of service, few patrons-if any-have been able to _______________ the quality of food and entertainment at the gold mine.




    Exercise 2: Sentence Completion: Complete the sentence in a way that shows you understand the meaning of the italicized vocabulary word.

     

    1. Paul was acquitted of the crime, but the general public still believed _________________________________

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    1. My bawdy uncle really didn’t fit in at the ______________________________________________________

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    1. As the fallen disco ball struck the floor, a myriad of ______________________________________________

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    1. Derek was so frugal that he refused to  ________________________________________________________

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    1. To sneak the missile data out of the compound, the clandestine operator ______________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. The barrister feared his client’s associates after _________________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. The latent saboteur waited for the signal to _____________________________________________________

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    1. The swarm of pernicious locusts caused the farmer to ____________________________________________

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    1. No one thought that it was too extreme to chastise Gary for ________________________________________

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    1. The crowd’s adulation for Monique revealed her _______________________________________________

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    1. When you finish using the culinary vessels, please ______________________________________________

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    1. Some people laugh at Ken, but others find his jocose manner to be _________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. Feel free to deprecate my idea now, but not when we’re in front of _________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________



    1. The inert Joe lay on the couch after an exhausting day of _________________________________________

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    1. To circumvent the broken power line, the electric company _______________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________


     

    Name:___________________________________________

    Lesson Fourteen

     

    Exercise One: Words in Context: Supply the words needed to complete the paragraph from the vocabulary list.

     

    charlatan  naive enraptured  hoax amicable levity  bask fickle mundane

     

    A.

    1. When the _______________ citizens of Reynoldsville finally realized that their forty-cent bottles of miracle sap contained nothing more than licorice and whiskey, they formed a lynch mob and searched for the _______________ who had sold the fake elixir. Fortunately, Colonel Britton, the quack they were looking for, had already taken his wagon and quietly left town before dawn. He rode nonstop for a full day until, in his usual routine, he pulled far off the trail and spent a day restocking his miracle sap, occasionally breaking to partake of some himself. _______________ by the beautiful scenery of the Black Hills, Britton didn;t waste his opportunity to _______________ in the low autumn sun for the remainder of the afternoon. While most of his clientele were desensitized to the beauty of nature after spending harsh lives in it, Britton never once considered his private outings to be _______________; if he didn't spend at least a few hours enjoying nature every week, he had trouble maintaining his _______________ demeanor whenever he rolled into a new town. If Britton didn’t appear to be happy, people were not going to purchase his tonic, whether it was a(n) _______________ or not. His customers were very _______________ about spending their money; if they had even the slightest notion that Britton’s product was a scam, they would not buy it.

     

    genial  enraptured  nocturnal obstreperous  novice juggernaut marital  levity

     

    1. Despite her position as regional manager for Tyndall Systems, Shawna felt like a(n) _______________ every time she attended the monthly sales meeting at Tyndall corporate headquarters. Perhaps she was just getting old, she reasoned, but she knew that few could endure her nearly _______________ schedule of working late into the night on six days out if the week. Tyndall was a(n) _______________ in the information technology arena, buying and consolidating other corporations and firing dissenters with impunity. Shawna told her husband that she would retire in two years, she hoped in time to mitigate their rapidly multiplying _______________ problems. She was no longer the hard worker that Tyndall wanted for managing a regional hub, and the stress from trying to meet the demand had caused her once _______________ manner to reverse-not that she needed it any more at the office. District sales meetings were not a place for _______________; the twelve other managers spoke and carried themselves like assertive robots, rarely allowing jokes or laughter to interrupt their lengthy meetings. The single and most recent show of emotion at the meeting occurred when the vice president fired one of the managers on the spot, and the security guards had to drag him, _______________ and screaming, out of the conference room.



    Exercise 2: Sentence Completion: Complete the sentence in a way that shows you understand the meaning of the italicized vocabulary word.

     

    1. When the ambulance pulled up, everyone knew that Kristen’s hoax had ______________________________

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    1. The juggernaut of tanks rolled effortlessly through ______________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. The Clarks revealed a few marital problems, but I knew that _______________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. Katie basked in the bright August sun until she  _________________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

    1. The naive young soldier had difficulty accepting ________________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. The nocturnal racoons waited until the camping family was asleep before ____________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. The zookeepers struggled to move the obstreperous lion to ________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. The fickle customers will not return to the store if _______________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. Our genial neighbor always invites us _________________________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. Your levity in the present situation is _________________________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. No one would have ever guessed that the charlatan was not really a ________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. Mount Everest is not a place for novice _______________________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________



    1. The job might be mundane, but the city is _____________________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. Instead of attacking, the amicable natives _____________________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. Jules, an amateur chef, was enraptured by the master chef’s invitation to ____________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________


    Name:___________________________________________

    Lesson Fifteen

     

    Exercise One: Words in Context: Supply the words needed to complete the paragraph from the vocabulary list. One of the vocabulary words will not be used for either passage.

     

    odium  laudable  connived verbose  befuddle fallacy noxious  chutzpah crass pandemonium

     

    1. If the company representative had arrived another minute later, the crowd would have erupted into _______________. Since discovering the hidden toxic dump behind a residential neighborhood, most of the residents felt a great deal of _______________ for Kraytron officials. The whole mess began just two weeks before, when children became ill from _______________ vapors in the forest next to their development. Two days, one evacuation, and one hazardous material response team later, town officials declared the site to be an illegal dump for hazardous waste. Though a thorough investigation would take months, if not years, most of the towns residents immediately concluded that Kraytron officials must have _______________ with a few greedy locals in an effort to avoid the cost of waste disposal.

    When the booing and taunting finally stopped, the _______________ Greg Haxton began his ninety-minute speech. Unknown to the public, Haxton had been Kraytron’s unofficial crowd control specialist for over ten years.

    “Your concern for the environment is indeed_______________,” said Greg. “It’s good to see a community that can pull together in a predicament.” Greg continued with his positive observation for five minutes before coming to the reason for his speech. “I know that many of you are assuming that Kraytron created the dump because the factory is only two miles from the site. This rumor is a complete _______________; the officials have already dated the site as being at least twenty years old-ten years before Kraytron even constructed the local facility. The dump can be attributed to the _______________ decisions of the former Mattingdon Aluminum Mill officials; they ran the mill here for forty years before going bankrupt two decades ago. To those of you who are Kraytron employees, you must understand that Kraytron would never have the _______________ to commit such a heinous crime against its own family.”

     

    befuddle  liege parsimonious  chutzpah complacent hypercritical

     

    1. “Come on, Jennifer, just buy a bag of charcoal! What are you going to save? Maybe a dime! I have never met a teenager as _______________ as you.”

    Silently mocking Julie, Jennifer grabbed the first bag of charcoal on the shelf. She knew that they were late for the cookout, but Julie’s _______________ attitude sometimes annoyed her. To Jennifer, it seemed as though Julie was always finding fault. They checked out at the register and walked to the car.

    “I’m sorry if this _______________ you,” remarked Jennifer, “but as it stands, we’re broke, which means that we need to watch our spending. You’ve blown way too much money lately.”

    Julie didn’t reply immediately; she just sat in the patchwork seat of the primer-colored subcompact with a(n) _______________ look on her face. As Jennifer turned the key, she heard Julie mumble a facetious, “Yes, my _______________.”

    Exercise 2: Sentence Completion: Complete the sentence in a way that shows you understand the meaning of the italicized vocabulary word.

     

    1. Pandemonium ensued at the stadium when _____________________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. Though she was a millionaire, the parsimonious woman still _______________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. Your verbose lecture is causing the audience to _________________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

    1. The liege had only minutes to live, for the assassins were  _________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. While working around noxious paint fumes, be sure to ____________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. The emergency planning committee has made a laudable effort to protect the city from _________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. Leonard’s crass demeanor sometimes caused Elmira to ___________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. The complacent security guard had no idea that _________________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. Though the apartment was immaculate, Lee’s hypercritical mother still found _________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. The crooked commissioner connived with the mobster to _________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. Tawnya had the chutzpah to tell the speaker that ________________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________



    1. Your odium for authority is only going to _____________________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. The indiscreet agent revealed his identity during _______________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. Many people are guilty of believing the fallacy that _____________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. Complicated math problems always befuddled Gene, which is why he ______________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________


    Name:___________________________________________                                                     Due Date: 5/28/19 Lesson Sixteen                                                               Quiz on 6/3/19

     

    Exercise One: Words in Context: Supply the words needed to complete the paragraph from the vocabulary list.

     

    quell  linguistics  vindictive rabble  prowess purloin pugnacious

     

    1. “Your _______________ on the field does not excuse your _______________ behavior at school. This is the second time that you’ve been in trouble for fighting,” said the principal. She hated this situation; she knew what to do, but in the way the school perceived her, it would be a lose-lose decision. Punishing Isaac before the district championship game sure surely draw a(n) _______________ of angry students and parents to her office. Being lenient with Isaac would duel the already _______________ attitudes of second-offenders throughout the school. The turbulent aftermath of wither decision would be difficult to_______________.

     

    plebeian  pique raconteur quell linguistics  precocious

     

    1. Everyone had high hopes for the _______________ youngster. At the age of six, Mariah seemed to have such a command of _______________ that a simple conversation with her could _______________ even the brightest of her classmates; consequently, they felt more as though they were speaking to an adult than a kindergartener. She also loved to exercise her fine speaking abilities. Never at a loss for words, the young _______________ would come home from school every night and vividly describe the events of her day to her parents.

     

    plebeian  quixotic linguistics  pusillanimous predatory  rabid purloin

     

    1. Owing in part to his _______________ interest in the heroic tales of Arthur’s knights and high adventures set in the Middle Ages, Delmar had a rather _______________ perspective of the world. He never simply “went to work” or “picked up a burger at a drive-through” ; instead, Delmar lived in a fantasy world in which each day he had to uphold his chivalric duty while challenging a myriad of perilous obstacles. The pigeons on the roof of his apartment were not pigeons-they were great _______________, winged beasts, perpetually waiting to swoop down and _______________ Delmar’s poppyseed bagel as he walked to his chariot-a rusty Ford Granada that had recently passed the two-hundred-thousand-mile mark. After a short ride to the Hall of Lords (the metro station), Delmar would spend the day protecting the ignorant _______________ from microscopic legions of evil warriors, mainly by spraying all surfaces with disinfectant before wiping them down with a rag. Evil dirt warriors were not Delmar’s greatest problem; sometimes he had to confront the mystical rat-beasts that lived in the basement storage area. Indeed, the basement was no place for _______________ folk-only knights as brave as Delmar.

    Exercise 2: Sentence Completion: Complete the sentence in a way that shows you understand the meaning of the italicized vocabulary word.

     

    1. Carnivorous predatory animals will eat meat before they will eat ___________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. The filthy tavern was full of pugnacious characters looking for _____________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. Let’s see if your prowess during practice extends to the  __________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

    1. The rabble outside the governor’s mansion chanted about the new policy on  __________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. The tear gas easily quelled the protesters at _____________________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. The audience was engrossed with the old raconteur’s accounts of ___________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. Everyone knew that Colt was too pusillanimous to ever become a professional ________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. The quixotic Dexter thought that he alone could someday _________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. The new linguistics teacher claimed that writing was just as important as _____________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. After three days of surviving in the wilderness, the co-pilot’s rabid hunger drove her to ________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. The dressmaker piqued Linda by pointing out that she ___________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. Still vindictive about losing the promotion to a younger associate, Elvira made life ____________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. After he purloined the company secrets, Sol went to the competition and ____________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. The precocious preschooler was already good at _______________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. The greedy Duke never responded to the plebeian requests for ____________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________


    Name:___________________________________________                                                     Due Date: 5/28/19 Lesson Sixteen                                                               Quiz on 6/3/19

     

    Exercise One: Words in Context: Supply the words needed to complete the paragraph from the vocabulary list.

     

    quell  linguistics  vindictive rabble  prowess purloin pugnacious

     

    1. “Your _______________ on the field does not excuse your _______________ behavior at school. This is the second time that you’ve been in trouble for fighting,” said the principal. She hated this situation; she knew what to do, but in the way the school perceived her, it would be a lose-lose decision. Punishing Isaac before the district championship game sure surely draw a(n) _______________ of angry students and parents to her office. Being lenient with Isaac would duel the already _______________ attitudes of second-offenders throughout the school. The turbulent aftermath of wither decision would be difficult to_______________.

     

    plebeian  pique raconteur quell linguistics  precocious

     

    1. Everyone had high hopes for the _______________ youngster. At the age of six, Mariah seemed to have such a command of _______________ that a simple conversation with her could _______________ even the brightest of her classmates; consequently, they felt more as though they were speaking to an adult than a kindergartener. She also loved to exercise her fine speaking abilities. Never at a loss for words, the young _______________ would come home from school every night and vividly describe the events of her day to her parents.

     

    plebeian  quixotic linguistics  pusillanimous predatory  rabid purloin

     

    1. Owing in part to his _______________ interest in the heroic tales of Arthur’s knights and high adventures set in the Middle Ages, Delmar had a rather _______________ perspective of the world. He never simply “went to work” or “picked up a burger at a drive-through” ; instead, Delmar lived in a fantasy world in which each day he had to uphold his chivalric duty while challenging a myriad of perilous obstacles. The pigeons on the roof of his apartment were not pigeons-they were great _______________, winged beasts, perpetually waiting to swoop down and _______________ Delmar’s poppyseed bagel as he walked to his chariot-a rusty Ford Granada that had recently passed the two-hundred-thousand-mile mark. After a short ride to the Hall of Lords (the metro station), Delmar would spend the day protecting the ignorant _______________ from microscopic legions of evil warriors, mainly by spraying all surfaces with disinfectant before wiping them down with a rag. Evil dirt warriors were not Delmar’s greatest problem; sometimes he had to confront the mystical rat-beasts that lived in the basement storage area. Indeed, the basement was no place for _______________ folk-only knights as brave as Delmar.

    Exercise 2: Sentence Completion: Complete the sentence in a way that shows you understand the meaning of the italicized vocabulary word.

     

    1. Carnivorous predatory animals will eat meat before they will eat ___________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. The filthy tavern was full of pugnacious characters looking for _____________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. Let’s see if your prowess during practice extends to the  __________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

    1. The rabble outside the governor’s mansion chanted about the new policy on  __________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. The tear gas easily quelled the protesters at _____________________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. The audience was engrossed with the old raconteur’s accounts of ___________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. Everyone knew that Colt was too pusillanimous to ever become a professional ________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. The quixotic Dexter thought that he alone could someday _________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. The new linguistics teacher claimed that writing was just as important as _____________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. After three days of surviving in the wilderness, the co-pilot’s rabid hunger drove her to ________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. The dressmaker piqued Linda by pointing out that she ___________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. Still vindictive about losing the promotion to a younger associate, Elvira made life ____________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. After he purloined the company secrets, Sol went to the competition and ____________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. The precocious preschooler was already good at _______________________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

     

    1. The greedy Duke never responded to the plebeian requests for ____________________________________

    __________________________________________________________________________________________