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Vocabulary Workshop Level D Unit 12 Completing the sentence

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While a weight lifter generally has a muscular build, a gymnist typically is slim and _________.
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lithe
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The bite of the rattlesnake and the sarcastic words of a supposed friend can be equally ________.
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venomous
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Only when the new drug was administered did the patient begin to show _______ signs of improvement.
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appreciable
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The years had ______ the auburn from her hair, which now resembled a crown of snowy white.
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blanched
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The ______ scout leader hoisted the canoe on his shoulders and carried it up the steep hill.
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brawny
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Our climb up the mountain was so _________ that we had to take a long rest before starting back down.
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laborious
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Some people were amused and others were outraged by the speaker’s lighthearted, _______ attitude toward the institutions of government.
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irreverent
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Some ________ fibers are actually better than natural materials for certain purposes.
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synthetic
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We learned too late that the _______ fox had escaped our trap by doubling back on its own tracks.
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wily
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Students joined with faculty in a __________ effort to increase the school’s involvement in community affairs.
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concerted
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The suspect was charged with writing and printing pamphlets that were considered ________ by the government.
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subversive
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In 1875 New York State instituted child protection laws that made it criminal to ________ children.
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maltreat
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Mexico City is located deep in the tropics, but because of the altitude, its climate is _________.
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temperate
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The mountain climbers had to _______ with unfavorable weather and with the fatigue brought on by high altitude.
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contend
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When I said that the famous rock star was singing off-key, his devoted fans seemed to think i was guilty of _______.
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blasphemy
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I resented the ______ manner in which he told us- without even asking for our opinion- what we should do to improve our situation.
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autocratic
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I needed the job badly, but the working conditions in that company were so _______ that I finally had to quit.
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intolerable
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Instead of trying to accomplish something worthwhile on her own, she spends her time boasting about her _______ ancestors.
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illustrious
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Despite his image as a “hard-boiled businessman,” he is notably ________ in his dealings with all of his employees.
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humane
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“Once upon a midnight dreary, while I ________ weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore–“
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pondered