Vocabulary Workshop Level C Unit 13 Completing The Sentence

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loiter
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Why is it that people tend to _________________ in groups in the middle of the sidewalk, blocking the flow of pedestrian traffic?
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plundered
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During our absence, a group of hungry bears broke into the cabin and ________________ our food supply.
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vilified
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After the official had fallen from power, his policies were ridiculed, his motives questioned, and his character _______________.
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wry
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The comedian specialized in the kind of _____________ humor that gets quiet chuckles from an audience, rather than loud bursts of laughter.
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impediment
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Unless you take steps now to correct your speech _________________, it will be a serious hindrance to you throughout your life.
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imperative
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It is __________________ for us to produce automobiles that will give us better gas mileage and cause less pollution.
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foreboding
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When we missed those early foul shots, I had a(n) ___________________ that the game was going to be a bad one for our team.
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enormity
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The __________________ of the crimes that the Nazis committed in the concentration camps horrified the civilized world.
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haughty
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Her ________________ manner said more clearly than words that she could never associate as an equal with a “peasant” like me.
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adapt
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Great skill is required to _______________ a novel or short story for the silver screen.
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faltered
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Through all the shocks and trials of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln never _______________ in his determination to save the Union.
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malinger
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A fearful young recruit may _________________ in an attempt to avoid dangerous duty.
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vaunted
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When she attempted to order the meal in French, we discovered that her much _________________ knowledge of that language made no impression at all on the waiter.
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steadfast
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They remained my _________________ friends, even at a time when it might have been to their advantage to have nothing to do with me.
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forlorn
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The ________________ expressions on the faces of the starving children moved TV audiences to pity and indignation at their plight.
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waifs
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In every war, many children are separated from their parents and become homeless _____________, begging for food and shelter.
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pithy
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I appreciate the fact that when I asked you for your opinion, you gave it to me in a few clear, direct, and ______________ sentences.
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dovetail
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The testimony of all the witnesses ________________ neatly, forming a strong case against the accused.
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attest
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The quick recovery of so many patients _____________ to the skill of the hospital staff.
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simper
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When he was caught red-handed in the act of going through my papers, all he did was the stand there and _______________ foolishly.

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