Vocab Workshop – Level C – Unit 1 – Completing the Sentence

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jostled
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The cafeteria line was so crowded that I was ________ past the desserts before I could take one.
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citadel
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After the walls of their city fell to the enemy, the inhabitants withdrew to the _________ and continued the struggle from there.
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adage
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What is the exact wording of the __________ about early birds and worm-catching?
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laggards
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The swiftest members of the herd escaped the trappers’ nets, but the _________ were caught.
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decree
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During his eleven years of “personal rule,” King Charles I of England bypassed Parliament and governed the country by royal _________.
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collaborate
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Our teacher gave the two of us permission to ___________ on our reports because we were investigating related problems.
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bonanza
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If you will only show a little patience, that business investment may grow into a(n) __________ for you.
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precludes
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Your silly pride about doing everything on your own ________ your getting the help you need so badly.
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servile
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The Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 was the first step in releasing African Americans from their _______ bonds.
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evolved
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As we discussed our coming vacation, we gradually _________ a plan for a bicycle trip through New England.
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plaudits
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A single word of praise from the coach meant more to me than all the loud but thoughtless _____________ of the crowd.
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vigil
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With tireless devotion, the ailing child’s parents kept an anxious _________ at her bedside.
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discordant
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Suddenly the __________ voices of the two quarreling people burst upon my ears and jarred me out of my daydream.
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rubble
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Before the new housing project could be built, it was necessary to tear down the old houses and remove the ___________.
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reverted
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For two nights, he did his homework faithfully; then he _________ to his usual lazy ways.
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wrangle
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They had such a long ____________ over the use of the bicycle that their mother finally forbade either of them from using it.
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groped
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When the lights suddenly went out, I ___________ my way into the kitchen to find a candle and matches.
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hovered
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On the ground, teams of paramedics administered first aid to the victims of the accident, while police helicopters __________ overhead.
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churlish
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You hurt her feelings when you reacted to her comments in such a(n) __________ way, especially since you asked for her advice.
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excerpts
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Let me read aloud a few ____________ from the newspaper review of the new movie.

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