Sadlier Oxford Level C Unit 12 Choosing the Right Word

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pivotal
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Although the play is titled “Julius Caesar”, I think that the ______ character, on whom all the action depends, is Mark Anthony.
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recipient
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The Slam-Dunk Giveaway will send one lucky ___________ on a paid vacation for two to lovely Hawaii.
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negate
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The fact that she is not a member of the Board of Education does not ___________ her criticisms of the school system.
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embargo
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His mind is closed, as though he had placed a(n) _____________ on new ideas.
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mendicant
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I am willing to become a veritable ____________ in order to raise money for that most worthy cause.
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tractable
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It’s good to be ope to new ideas, but don’t become so _________ that you have no firm opinions of your own.
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recipient
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When the United Sates gives out foreign aid, are the _________ nations supposed to make repayment?
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fallacy
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It is a _________ to say that because no human being has ever traveled to Mars, no human being ever will.
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abdicate
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We will not allow you to ___________ your responsibilities as a leading citizen of this community.
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caustic
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She is a very severe critic, and the _________________ comments in her reviews have made her many enemies.
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voracious
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With such a ____________ appetite, the meat-eating dinosaur T. Rex was a horrifying hunter and scavenger.
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teem
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As soon as the new highway extension was built, the sleep town began to __________ with activity.
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ruse
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A favorite bedtime ____________ of small children is to keep asking for a glass of water to delay having to go to sleep.
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tenets
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One of the ________________ of modern art is to experiment with forms, materials, and processes to create new ways of looking at everyday objects.
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nauseated
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I can forgive most human weaknesses, but I am __________ by hypocrisy.
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bestow
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“All that I have to ________ on you,” said the elderly father to his son, “is an honorable family name.”
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crusade
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Instead of launching a great ____________ to save the world, why not try to help a few people in your own neighborhood?
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capacious
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She has a __________ mind that seems able to hold endless information and ideas on the subject.
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levity
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Although the students make jokes about the coming exams, we knew that beneath the _________ they were quite worried.
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defaced
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Weather and pollution had so ____________ the statue that its original expression was no longer distinguishable.
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nauseated
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The four-foot waves made the boat pitch up and down, causing many passengers to become ______________.
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voracious
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Has anyone ever measure how may hours of TV time are needed to satisfy a small child’s ___________ appetite for cartoons?
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tenet
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One guiding _________ of our energy program is that it is just as important to avoid wasting energy as it is to increase its production.
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ungainly
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The tall boy who appeared so ___________ as he walked through the school corridors was agile and coordinated on the basketball court.
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Caustic
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_________ fumes can produce injuries to eyes, skins, and lungs.

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