Sadlier Oxford Level C Unit 12 Choosing the Right Word

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