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Vocab Workshop – Level B – Unit 11 – Completing the Sentence

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implored
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She ________ the doctor to tell her frankly how badly her son had been hurt.
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gigantic
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On our trip to northern California, we felt very small and unimportant as we stood beside the ______ redwood trees.
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hearth
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The smoke from the logs burning on the ______ curled slowly upward into the chimney.
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ajar
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Because the front door was _____, the cat strolled into the living room.
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dialogue
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As you will learn, in most operettas, the musical numbers are connected to one another by spoken _____.
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mar
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One careless mistake can seriously _______ an otherwise perfect record.
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misdemeanor
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You cannot expect to discipline a group of teenagers by making a capital offense of every _____________.
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stalemate
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By entering into World War I, the United States broke the ________ on the Western Front and tipped the balance in favor of an Allied victory.
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narrative
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“The Highwayman” by Alfred Noyes is a(n) ______ poem that tells the story of a woman who sacrifices her life for her sweetheart.
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pact
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Though Hitler’s Germany and Stalin’s Russia were bitter enemies, the two countries signed a nonaggression _____ in 1939.
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innumerable
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Who has not gazed with awe at the _______ stars that fill the sky on a clear summer night!
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infamous
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Can any punishment be too severe for someone who has been guilty of such a(n) ______ crime?
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havoc
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The flood had wrought such _______ that the governor of the state declared the stricken region a disaster area.
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vindictive
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Since I have never done him any harm, I don’t understand why he should take such a(n) _________ attitude toward me.
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mull
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Let me have some time to ______ over your proposal before I give you a definite answer.
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overtures
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Though some of Verdi’s operas begin with short preludes, for others he composed full-length _______.
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adequate
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Before you leave, be absolutely sure that your supplies of food and water are ________ for an eight-day journey across the desert.
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emblem
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A white dove holding an olive branch in its beak is often used as a(n) ______ of peace.
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lax
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No one questions the honesty and good intentions of the mayor, but he has been criticized for being _____ in carrying out his duties.
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wilt
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Though my sister starting out looking fresh as a daisy, she began to _______ noticeably after only five minutes in that humidity.