Vocabulary Workshop Level E Unit 5 Choosing the Right Word

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indomitable
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By 1781, George Washington’s green recruits of a few years earlier had been forged into a __________ army.
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dearth
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How do you account for the __________ of doctors who are general practitioners rather than specialists?
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unfeigned
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She is a popular young woman because people realize that her interest in them is sympathetic and __________.
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temerity
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After boasting to me of your family’s great wealth, how could you have the __________ to ask me for a loan?
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indomitable
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After the hurricane destroyed the city, the people of New Orleans showed their __________ spirit by rebuilding.
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pungent
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The recipe for my great-grandfather’s spaghetti sauce, __________ with bay leaves and other herbs, has been passed down for several generations
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virulent
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I had no inkling of your deep-seated aversion to pop music until I overheard your __________ comments about it.
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temerity
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Caring nothing about negative repercussions, Katy had the __________ to ask not only for a raise but also for a more flexible schedule.
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truculent
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You will surely win more support for your view by quiet discussion than by __________ attacks on you opponents.
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embarked
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Plant Earth is a sort of spaceship on which billions of have __________ on a lifelong voyage.
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discrepancy
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With all the deductions for taxes , there is a substantial __________ between my official salary and my weekly paycheck.
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pungent
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The critic’s __________ comments during the TV panel show were not only amusing but also very much to the point.
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facile
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I admired the speaker’s __________ flow of words, but they failed to convince me that she had practical ideas to help solve our problems.
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reposing
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We breathed a sign of relief when we saw the supposedly missing set of keys __________ in the desk drawer.
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diffident
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We soon learned that behind his retiring and __________ manner, there is a keen mind and a strong will.
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chivalrous
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In the violent world of today’s pro football, good sportsman ship and __________ behavior still have a place.
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discrepancy
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Given the glaring __________ between the applicant’s rĂ©sumĂ© and his actual experience, he did not receive the job.
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benefactor
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American Presidents often point to one of their schoolteachers as the __________ who helped shape their character and ideas.
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infallible
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He is not too well informed on most matters; but when it comes to big-league baseball, he is all but __________.
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assent
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As a state legislature, you should not give your __________ to any measure unless you truly believe in it.
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altruism
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Great political leaders know how to appeal to people not only through self-interest but also through their sense of __________.
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plod
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The lawyer __________ through hundreds of pages of the trial record, hoping to find some basis for an appeal.
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clemency
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In a grim old joke, a man found guilty of murdering his parents appeals to __________ because he is an orphan.
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remiss
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It would be __________ of me, as editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, not to express appreciation for the help of our faculty advisor.
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chivalrous
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I enjoy reading stories of King Arthur and his __________ knights.

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