Sadlier Level F Unit 2 Vocabulary answers

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lassitude
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Marian Wright Edelman has never succumbed to ___ but has instead remained a tireless advocate of children’s rights since the 1960s.
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intrinsic
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In stating that “All men are created equal and endowed… with certain inalienable rights,” the Declaration of Independence proclaims the ___ value of every human being.
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occulted
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The large trees that surrounded the strange mansion ___ our view of the building.
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exhortation
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We are all ready and willing to do what must be done; what we need is leadership–not ___!
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surmised
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In this situation we cannot act on the basis of what may be ___, but only in accordance with what is definitely known.
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ameliorate
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One way to ___ your fears of giving a speech is to put your audience at ease with a personal anecdote.
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permeated
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A sour odor of decay, stale air, and generations of living ___ every corner of the old tenement.
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surmised
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I ___ that you did well on your test when you bolted through the front door as though you had just won the lottery.
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precipitated
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When the bridge suddenly collapsed in the high winds, the people on it at the time were ___ to their deaths in the watery abyss below.
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millenium
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“I’m sure your every wish will be granted,” I assured the demanding child, my tongue firmly in check, “when and if the ___ ever comes!”
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aplomb
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Although the music–an etude by Shumann–was not familiar to him, the pianist followed the sheet music and played the piece with great ___.
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ingratiating
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The song had a pleasant, ___ melody that gained it quick popularity and then caused it to be forgotten just as quickly.
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ameliorated
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I trust that we shall have the will to improve what can now be improved and the patience to bear what cannot now be ___.
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interloper
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After the unexpected defeat, the members of the team wanted to be alone and regarded anyone who entered the locker room as an ___.
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callow
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I can usually forgive a ___ display of feeble jokes and showing off–but not by someone who has passed his fortieth birthday!
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infringes
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The publisher will take prompt legal action against anyone who ___ on the copyright of this book.
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epitomizes
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This famous definition by a British general ___ the nature of war: “Long periods of intense boredom punctuated by short periods of intense fear.”
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permeates
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If you desire a strong garlic flavor that ___ the dish, use fresh, minced garlic rather than garlic powder.
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drivel
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After the speaker had droned on pointlessly for half an hour, an angry man in the front row stood up and said, “Must we continue to listen to all this childish ___?”
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ingratiate
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Kathy baked cookies for her book club, hoping to ___ herself so that she would be nominated as president.
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ex officio
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Because I believe in spreading governmental powers among several officials, I am opposed to having the Mayor serve as ___ head of the Board of Education.
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bombastic
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His message may seem ___, but there is a solid framework of practical ideas underlying the rather pompous language.
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stringent
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Do we need laws to combat crime, or rather, more ___ enforcement of the laws we already have?
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inveigh
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It is easy to ___ against “dirty politics,” but less easy to play a positive role, however small, in the political process.
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aplomb
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She handled a potentially embarrassing situation with cool ___.
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occult
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syn: a hint of a *concealed* presence
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permeated
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syn: a stain that *leaked through*
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bombastic
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syn: overdramatic, *high-flown* language
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epitome
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syn: the *model* of what not to wear
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ingratiate
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syn: a smile meant to *flatter*
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inveigh
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syn: to *rail* against a harmless mistake
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aplomb
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syn: a line delivered with *ease*
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drivel
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syn: thought the idea to be *hogwash*
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stringent
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syn: an *imperative* requirement
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precipitate
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syn: to *create* a reaction
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ingratiate
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ant: to *alienate* your friends
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occult
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ant: *uncover* the truth
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precipitate
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ant: a *cautious* move on the chess board
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drivel
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ant: listen to *wisdom*
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aplomb
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ant: a performance filled with *clumsiness*
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exhorted
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The prophets of old fervently ___ the people to amend their lives.
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ameliorate
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I refuse to accept the idea that conditions in this slum have deteriorated so far that nothing can be done to ___ them.
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bombastic
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The voters of this city are looking for practical answers to urgent questions and will not respond to that kind of ___ and pretentious claptrap.
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drivel
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They have a great deal to say on the subject, but unfortunately most of it is meaningless ___.
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interlopers
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The people trying to “crash” our dance may think of themselves as merry pranksters, but they are really ___ who would prevent us all from having a good time.
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infringe
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A good definition of freedom is: “The right to do anything you wish as long as you do not ___ on the rights of others.”
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callow
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He tries to give the impression of being a true man of the world, but his conduct clearly shows him to be a ___ and somewhat feckless youth.
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millenia
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Though fossils show that human beings have been on earth a very, very long time, the earliest written records of their activities date back only about five ___.
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intrinsic
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This old necklace has little ___ value, but it means a great deal to me because it belonged to my mother.
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ingratiate
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How can we have any respect for people who try to ___ themselves with their superiors by flattery and favors?
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occult
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Throughout the dictator’s long reign, some of his most trusted advisors engaged in behind-the-scenes conspiracies and ___ schemes without his knowledge.
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ex officio
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The Vice President of the United States, the Secretary of State, and the Secretary of Defense are ___ members of the National Security Council.
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aplomb
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Addressing the school assembly for the first time was a nerve-racking experience, but I managed to deliver my speech with a reasonable amount of ___.
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epitome
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That dancer is very talented, but isn’t it going rather far to call her “the very ___ of feminine beauty and grace”?
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permeated
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We looked up hungrily as the delightful odor of broiled steak and fried onions ___ the room.
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precipitate
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“The rash and ___ actions of that young hothead almost coast us the battle, to say nothing of the war,” the general remarked sourly.
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surmise
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We do not know what her motives were, but we may ___ that she was mainly concerned for the child’s well-being.
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inveighed
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Representing an organization of senior citizens, the rally’s keynote speaker ___ vehemently against conditions that rob the elderly of their dignity and independence.
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lassitude
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After completing those long, grueling exams, I was overwhelmed by a ___ so great that I felt I would never be able to study again.
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stringent
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“If you think my training rules are too ___ and confining,” the coach said, “then you probably shouldn’t be a candidate for the team.”

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