Unit 2 Vocab Level G Completing the Sentences

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brackish
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To our dismay, we discovered that the water we had worked os hard to bring to the suface was too __________ for human consumption
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accost
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As an employee of the local polling service last summer, it was my job to _______ people on the street and ask their opinions
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maelstrom
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Many a rich southern planter saw all his or her financial resoures swallowed up in the __________ of the Civil war
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summarily
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After the prisoner had been found guilty of teason, he was led before a firing squad and ______________ executed
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animadversion
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Saying that ” people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones” is not an effective response to their _________ on your conduct
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undulate
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During the rainy season, the highway sank at so many points that its surfae began to ________ like the track for a rollar coaster
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suppliant
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I stand befoe you an abject ________ hoping against hope for a sign of your forgiveness
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avid
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My brother is such a(n) _________ collector of toy soldiers that I sometimes think our house has been invaded by a pint-sized army
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pejorative
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The suffix-ling often has a(n) ________ connotation, as in the word princeling, derived from prince
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devious
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ON the return trip, we cut straight across the meadows rather than take the more _______ path along the river
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propriety
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IN Grandmother’s day, standards of ______ required that a young lady wear a hat and gloves when whe went out in public
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celerity
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THe ________ with wich he accepted our invitation to dinner suggested that he was badly in need of a good meal
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incendiary
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The tons of ________ material ignited and turned the waste disposal plant into a roaring inferno
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sacrilege
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In the eyes of most Americans, people who burn or spit on our flag are guilty of an intolerable ___________
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halcyon
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We looked back on those ______ years before the war broke out as a kind of “golden age” in our history
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gambit
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Any book on chess strategy usually discusses the standard opening moves, suh as the “knight’s__________”
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overt
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THe Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was a(n) ________ act of war
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talisman
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Down in the main square, a wrinkled old peasant was selling charms and _________ to ward off the evil eye
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histrionic
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TO be really convincing on stage, an operal singer must possess both vocal and ________ abilities
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myopic
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His pae face, hunched shoulders, and ________ stare showed that he had spent his life poring over old books and documents

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