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Vocabulary Workshop Level D Unit 5 Completing the Sentence

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No matter what make of automobile you have, it is of ______ importance that you learn to drive safely before you use it.
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paramount
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After the opposing speakers had both presented their cases, they were allowed time to _____ each other’s arguments.
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rebut
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The fact that you cannot control those small children does not mean that they are ______.
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incorrigible
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Mom and Dad said nothing when I failed the exam, but the disappointed looks on their faces hurt more than the most severe _____.
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reprimand
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It is an unfortunate fact that the _____ attitudes of Germany’s kaiser and his saber-rattling cronies helped make World War I inevitable.
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militant
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Fighting is considered such a(n) _____ violation of the rules of a game that the offending players are usually severely penalized.
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brazen
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Many people came to the New World after they had been sentenced to terms of penal ______ for crimes they had committed.
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servitude
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In large areas of the huge swamp, there were _____ pools of water covered with unmoving masses of green slime.
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stagnant
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“If you spent more time and effort on your essays, they would cease to be such _____ affairs,” my older sister wisely observed.
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slapdash
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The helpful librarian did much to ______ the research for my term paper.
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facilitate
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The doctor warned relatives that if the patient’s condition deteriorated any further, he would ____ to pneumonia.
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succumb
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It is a frightening fact of modern life that we now possess the weaponry to ____ not only our enemies but all humankind.
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annihilate
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In guaranteeing the right to “due process of law,” the Constitution protects Americans against _____ arrest and imprisonment.
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arbitrary
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Even though the youngster did not actually steal the vehicle, he acted as one of the thief’s _______.
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accomplices
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The second book of the Old Testament is named for the story it recounts of the ____ of the Israelites from the land of Egypt.
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exodus
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Her friends call her “Motormouth” because she has a remarkable capacity to ______ on endlessly about the trivial matters.
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prattle
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If we are going to use this space as a dark room for photography, we must have a completely _____ covering over the window.
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opaque
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Though they had been there all along, Grandma Moses did not discover her _____ artistic talents until well into her seventies.
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latent
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When he was suddenly deprived of everything he valued in life, the poor man became extremely gloomy and ______.
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morose
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In certain industrial processes, _______ speed up the desired reaction by lessening the amount of energy needed to produce it.
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catalysts