Vocabulary Workshop Level F Unit 1 Choosing the right word

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hiatus
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I enjoy science-fiction movies, as they provide a short but exciting … from the problems of everyday life.
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transcended
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The magnificence of the scene far … my ability to describe it in words.
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elicit
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My teacher can … some degree of interest and attention from even the most withdrawn children.
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innuendo
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The defense attorney quickly realized that the witness’s statement was filled with … , not facts.
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hackneyed
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His skillful use of academic jargon and d fashionable catchphrases could not conceal the essentially .. quality of his ideas.
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prerogative
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At the Senior prom, my sister and most of her friends were glad that men are no longer expected to take the … in choosing dance partners.
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assuage
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Perhaps it will … your fright if I remind you that everyone must try something for the fist time at some point in his or her life.
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innuendo
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How can you accuse me of employing .. when I am saying in the plainest possible language that I think you’re a crook?
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lurid
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The newspaper account of the tragedy was quite sensational and filled with … details about the accident.
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umbrage
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Who would have thought he would take … at an e-mail from a friend who wanted only to help?
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jaded
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After watching four TV football games on New Year’s Day, I was … with the pigskin sport for weeks to come.
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provincial
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We cannot know today what sort of accent Abraham Lincoln had, but it may well be that there was a decidedly … twang to his speech.
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approbation
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Popularity polls seem to be based on the mistaken idea that the basic task of a political leader is to win immediate … from the people.
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meritorious
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The most … form of charity, according to the ancient Hebrew sages, is to help a poor person to become self-supporting.
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decadence
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The try to “prove” the … of modern youth by emphasizing everything that is bad and ignoring whatever is good.
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lurid
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I truly dislike the kind of sensational popular biography that focuses solely on the more … or scandalous aspects of a superstar’s career.
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petulant
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On the air the star seemed calm, but privately he sent … notes to those who gave him bad reviews.
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hiatus
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When the … in the conversation became embarrassingly long, I decided that the time had come to serve the sandwiches.
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jaded
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I prefer reading about modest and sympathetic characters rather that those who are contemptuous and …
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coalition
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The American two-party system almost always makes it unnecessary to form a … of minority parties to carry on the government.
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expostulating
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I see no point in … with a person who habitually refuses to listen to reason.
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unctuous
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Apparently mistaking us for the millionaire’s children, the hotel manager overwhelmed us with his … attentions.
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prerogative
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Because she had just received a large bonus, Joan felt it was her … to purchase a luxury convertible car.
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simulated
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To impress her newly made friend. she … an interest in modern art, of which she knew nothing.
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intercede
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If you try to … in a friend’s quarrel, you will only make things worse.

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