Vocabulary Workshop Level E Unit 12 – Completing the Sentence

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The years of close association with outstanding teachers had left a(n) ____ mark on the students’ characters.
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indelible
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The debate was decide in our favor when Carole’s ___ rebuttal tore the other side’s argument to pieces.
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trenchant
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How can we possibly accept the testimony of someone who is known to be a(n) ___ liar?
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inveterate
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According to legend, Mrs. O’Leary’s cow kicked over an oil lamp and started the ___ that consumed four square miles of Chicago in 1871.
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conflagration
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The fumes released by the volcano were so ____ that they caused great discomfort among people in the nearby villages.
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acrid
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Some people are so completely wrapped up in their own concerns that they often seem to be ___ about the feelings of others.
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callous
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There was no ____ evidence of his sincerity, but somehow we were confident that he would do all he could help us.
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tangible
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The document showed that, years before, the companies had made a(n) ____ agreement to divide the market among them.
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clandestine
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Though we were angry with each other, we had a(n) ____ agreement to act politely in front of our parents.
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tacit
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Abraham Lincoln’s plan for reconstruction simply had the former rebels ____ allegiance to the Confederacy and vow to support the Union.
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abjure
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I tried to ___ my feeling of panic by assuring myself that there is simply no such thing as a ghost.
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quell
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I have no patience with a(n) ____ parent who gives in to every whim and demand of an undisciplined child.
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indulgent
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The audience seemed to be stirred by the speaker’s remarks, but in my opinion they were no more than a series of _____.
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platitudes
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Who wouldn’t be ____ at winning a huge prize on a television quiz show?
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elated
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In the presence of such a(n) ____ assemblage of spiritual leaders representing all the major beliefs, I felt very humble.
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august
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The streets seemed safe and familiar during the day, but now we had to face unknown ___ dangers.
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nocturnal
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I stretched out under the old maple tree in the backyard and began to ____ on the strange events of that remarkable day.
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ruminate
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Your statement may be correct, but since it has no bearing on the point now under discussion, I must reject it as ____.
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irrelevant
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Their behavior was so rude and offensive that I had no ____ about telling them to leave to leave the house.
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compunction
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Although the disease had been ____ for several years, the doctors warned her that its symptoms could appear again at any time.
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quiescent

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