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Vocab Level E unit 9 choosing the right word

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George Gershwin’s early songs gave only a dim________ of the genius that was to express itself in Porgy and Bess.
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inkling
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During the depression of the 1930’s, the nation seemed to take strength from President Roosevelt’s _____energy and enthusiasm
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copious
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We must show understanding and acceptance of those who________ somewhat from our won standards of what is appropriate
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deviate
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He seems to feel that its is his mission in life to _______all those who fail to live up to his standards
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chastise
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Since their loud talk and crude manners were anything but_______ to me, I politely declined their invitation to dine with them.
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palatable
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He tries hard to sound well-informed, but his superficial answers only betray his __________knowledge of world affairs.
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sophomoric
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Your______interest in ecology shows that you care deeply about the welfare of this planet
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ardent
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To make an impression on his fiancee, the young man saved his money to purchase a large faceted diamond that was sparkling and ________.
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limpid
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Your simple,_________ expression of appreciation meant more to me than all the elaborate, carefully phrased tributes I received.
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spontaneous
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Most of the poetry written by the students was ________, filled with powerful imagery that conveyed a surprising depth of emotion.
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poignant
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Our meeting last week was marred b a heated debate over how to _________ the funds in this year’s budget
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allocate
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Though Mom acted surprised, I think she had an ________ that we were going to throw her a surprise birthday party.
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inkling
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The lecturer explained that the UN is not _________ and that it can do only what the member states allow it to do.
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omnipotent
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In the concentration camps, the liberating found thousands of victims horribly _______ as the result of starvation.
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emaciated
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Perhaps you have been treated unfairly, but what good will it do to allow your sense of ____________ to control your mood and behavior?
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rancor
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The destruction wrought by a nuclear war would be so vast that any form of _________ to the injured would be impossible
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indemnity
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During the scene in which the deer returns to the forest, leaving the young boy behind, our eyes filled with __________ tears.
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copious
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Lord Tennyson, the poet, speaks of “sorrow’s crown of sorrow” by which he means the _________experience of remembering happier times
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poignant
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Far form being effortless, her simple, __________ writing style is the result of the most painstaking effort.
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limpid
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The tastes of the TV audience are so_________ that no one can predict in advance which programs will be successful
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capricious
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She was__________ enough to tell her mother she was going to the dance in spite of the doctor’s orders
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brash
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What she lacks in skill, she makes up for in __________ attention to every last detail and requirement.
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assiduous
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The entire student body_________ when our team finally won the citywide basketball championship after years of losing to our bitter rivals
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exulted
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I spent the better part of an hour trying to untangle a badly_________ heap of cables and electrical cords.
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gnarled
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My sister views my interest in horror films as _______ behavior
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deviate
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under the american system of separation of powers, no government official or agency can ever become_______
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omnipotent
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We were fascinated to see the consummate grace and skill with which the__________ hands of the old carpenter manipulated his tools.
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gnarled
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When he told me that he was reading Huckleberry Fin for the ninth time, I realized that he was indeed a(n)__________ admirer of the novel.
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ardent
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How can you say that the audience’s reaction was ____________ when the director held up a sign reading “Applause”?
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spontaneous
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If you were as_______ in studying foreign affairs as you are in memorizing batting averages, you would have known how to reply to her comments on the situation in the Middle East.
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assiduous
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Far from being_________, the director’s casting choices were based on a solid appreciation of each actor’s abilities and limitations
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capricious
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________ is a never so bitter as when it arises among people who were once close friends
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Rancor
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Friends and relatives can be counted on to give______ amounts of advice on child rearing to the parents of a new baby
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copious
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Somewhere in a(n)_________ pool in the Canadian Rockies is the large trout that will someday grace the wall of my den.
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limpid
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Wasn’t it rather ________ of you to offer the soccer coach advice on your very first day as a candidate for the team?
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brash
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Remembering my old friend as a robust 200- pounder, I was shocked to see how_________ he had become during his long illness.
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emaciated
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As the speaker’s voice droned on endlessly in the hot, crowed room, I suddenly realized that I hadn’t the slightest _______ of what he was saying.
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inkling
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Nothing can arouse_________ memories of long ago and far away like an old, well-loved song!
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poignant
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It is of no use to _______ my little bother for not keeping his room clean- he simply refuses to be tidy no matter how much he is scolded.
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chastise
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Some of my friends are mentally rather mature for their age; others are of a decidedly ________ turn of mind.
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Sophomoric
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If you wish to recover quickly, you must not __________ in the slightest from the doctor’s instructions
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deviate
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The teacher decided to ______ a corner of the classroom for an exhibition of student science projects
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allocate
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My travels have shown me that many exotic foods I once considered disgusting are really quite_________
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palatable
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There can be no________for the pain and suffering that our carelessness has caused me!
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indemnity
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General Grant accepted Lee’s surrender with quit dignity, refusing to ________ over the defeat of a worthy foe.
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exult