Vocab Workshop Level C Unit 7 Choosing the Right Word

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ravages
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For many years the towns and villages along the Normandy coast of France showed the _______ of the great invasion of 1944.
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parried
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Instead of answering my question, the skillful debater _______ by asking a question of her own.
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jaunty
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The captain was deeply worried, even though he tried hard to appear confident and ______ to the passengers.
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tawdry
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We were infuriated by the ___________ speech in which he tried to portray himself as a great national leader.
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exotic
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My mother’s dream vacation is to spend several weeks on a(n) ____________ island in the South Pacific.
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haggard
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After waiting for news of her loved ones for several days, the woman looked careworn and __________.
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wavered
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The immigrants never _____________ in their determination to become American citizens.
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unassuming
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Even after pitching to no-hit games this season, Stan was the same quiet and ___________ boy we had always known,
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predatory
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Thieves are essentially a _______ class of criminals because they like off what they can take from others.
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acme
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He hoped that election to the presidency would be the _______ of his long and brilliant career in public service.
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predatory
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One must be careful these days, as _______ phone calls from dishonest companies are on the rise.
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exotic
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During our tip to China, we samples such _________ dishes as thousand-year-old eggs and bird’s nest soup.
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stance
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Americans expect candidates to take a definite ____________ inch of the important issues in a national election.
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wallow
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So long as you continue to __________ in self-pity, you will lack the strength needed to solve you problems.
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waver
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When asked about your commitment to your values, do not __________, but stand firm in you beliefs.
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belittling
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I am thoroughly disgusted by people who try to make themselves seem more important than they really are by ________ others.
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turncoats
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History teaches us than in any great conflict, there will be some _______ willing to go over to the enemy.
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attributed
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The general ________ our failure to win the battle to a lack of sufficient forces rather than to a lack of courage.
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wallow
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Did you know that pigs can’t pant, so they ______ in mud to keep their bodies cool on hot summer days.
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excise
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“if we are to keep the body politic healthy,” the senator remarked, “we must _______ the cancer of racial prejudice from it.”
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convey
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He is so conceited that it is hard to ________ to him the simple ideas that he did not win the essay competition.
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doctrine
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Our system of justice is based on the _________ that defendants are presumed innocent unless the prosecution can prove him guilty.
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menial
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No matter how __________ the assignment may be, take pride in your work, and do your best.
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juncture
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When I arrived at the critical ________ in my career, I realized that my whole future would depend on the decision I was about to make.
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attributed
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My doctor ___________ my dizziness and vertigo to an inner ear infection.

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