Vocabulary Workshop Level E Unit 11 – Completing Sentences

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Sherlock Holmes assured Dr. Watson that it was simple deduction, not some ____ faculty, that led him to the documents hiding place.
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clairvoyant
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I selected them as my business partners not only because I respect their ability but also because I have unlimited confidence in their character and ____.
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integrity
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Although the cut on my arm was bleeding quite heavily, it proved to be quite _____ and required only a tight bandage.
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superficial
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Their idea of a(n) ____ student is someone so perfect in so many ways that he or she would be too good to exist.
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exemplary
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We spent many pleasant hours poring over all kinds of maps and guidebooks, planning the ____ for our trip across the United States.
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itinerary
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In 1722, Daniel Defoe published his famous account of the somewhat ______ history of Moll Flanders.
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disreputable
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The tapes of the conversations were regarded as ____ proof that the official had been aware of the crime.
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conclusive
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Legally a defendant is innocent until proven guilty, so do not _____ a refusal to testify as an admission of guilt.
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misconstrue
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When we consider the _____ misery of the last years of his life, we must conclude that he paid in full for all his offenses.
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stark
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Phyllis was too polite to mention John’s crude behavior at the party, but she certainly ____ to it when she spoke of “unnecessary unpleasantness.”
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alluded
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America’s most ____ weapon in the struggle for world influence is its great tradition of democracy and freedom.
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potent
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His skillful use of flattery and double talk to persuade us to agree to his scheme was a typical example of his ____.
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guile
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His conceit and his cold disregard of other people’s feelings make him utterly _____.
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obnoxious
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If you allow your foot to ______ into the aisle, someone may trip over it.
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protrude
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The man has filed a lawsuit seeking _____ payments on behalf of all families who were forced to live in internment camps.
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reparation
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Neither misfortunes nor happy events seem to have the slightest effect on my friend’s _______ disposition.
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placid
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Blue jeans, once ____ to the cowboys of the American West, are now a familiar part of the whole world’s wardrobe.
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endemic
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On the _____ of delivering a package, the burglar sought to gain entrance to the house.
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pretext
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By disregarding the flood of excuses, explanations, and justifications, we were able to ____ the true reasons for her actions.
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fathom
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It is quite useless to try to _____ dissatisfied customers who actually enjoy being angry and making complaints.
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placate

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