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Vocabulary Workshop Level F Unit 14 Completing the Sentence

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supplicate
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Although I ask no special consideration for myself, I am not too proud to ___ on behalf of my children.
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credulous
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The more ____ you are, the easier it will be for swindlers and con artists to hoodwink you.
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criterion
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Usefulness is not the only ____ for including words in this book, but it is a primary one.
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obdurate
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In spite of all our efforts to appeal to whatever human sympathies the kidnappers might have, they remained ___.
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extraneous
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He instructions told me exactly what I wanted to know, without a single _____ detail.
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potpourri
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Our reading program this term is a delightful ____ of stories, essays, poetry, and drama from many different periods.
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depleted
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My last date turned out to be such an expensive affair that my funds were sadly ___ for the rest of the month.
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tortuous
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The steam for a(n) ____ course as it twisted through the broken countryside.
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amendable
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When my stubborn brother proved so ___ to my request, I began to suspect that he had some special reason for wanting to please me.
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turgid
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The simple and austere prose of the Gettysburg address stands in stark contrast to the ____ and overblown rhetoric of a great many other nineteenth-century orations.
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sadistic
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Although he announces piously how much it hurts him to punish people, I think he takes a(n) ____ pleasure in it.
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surfeited
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Wouldn’t you agree that TV has been ___ lately with sitcoms and reality shows?
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sententious
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When I asked him why he wasn’t going to prom, he answered in his usual ____ style, “No dough, no dance!”
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Berated
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You deserve to be severely ____ for your misbehavior during such a solemn ceremony.
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jejune
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“How do you expect your mind to grown when you feed it solely on the ____ pap that comes out of the television?” I asked pointedly.
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carnage
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It is difficult to imagine the ____ that would result from an all-out war fought with nuclear weapons.
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infirmities
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One of the benefits I gained from my summer job in the new hospital was learning to be patient with people suffering from various types of _____.
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expatiate
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It’s painful to have to listen to him ____ on his own virtues when I’m dying to give some fascinating details about my own life and accomplishments.
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precocious
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Any child who can read at the age of three must be considered remarkably _____.
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Inception
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At the very ____ of his administration, the new president announced a lost of the objectives he hoped to accomplish.