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Vocab Workshop – Level C – Unit 1 – Completing the Sentence

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jostled

The cafeteria line was so crowded that I was ________ past the desserts before I could take one.

citadel

After the walls of their city fell to the enemy, the inhabitants withdrew to the _________ and continued the struggle from there.

adage

What is the exact wording of the __________ about early birds and worm-catching?

laggards

The swiftest members of the herd escaped the trappers’ nets, but the _________ were caught.

decree

During his eleven years of "personal rule," King Charles I of England bypassed Parliament and governed the country by royal _________.

collaborate

Our teacher gave the two of us permission to ___________ on our reports because we were investigating related problems.

bonanza

If you will only show a little patience, that business investment may grow into a(n) __________ for you.

precludes

Your silly pride about doing everything on your own ________ your getting the help you need so badly.

servile

The Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 was the first step in releasing African Americans from their _______ bonds.

evolved

As we discussed our coming vacation, we gradually _________ a plan for a bicycle trip through New England.

plaudits

A single word of praise from the coach meant more to me than all the loud but thoughtless _____________ of the crowd.

vigil

With tireless devotion, the ailing child’s parents kept an anxious _________ at her bedside.

discordant

Suddenly the __________ voices of the two quarreling people burst upon my ears and jarred me out of my daydream.

rubble

Before the new housing project could be built, it was necessary to tear down the old houses and remove the ___________.

reverted

For two nights, he did his homework faithfully; then he _________ to his usual lazy ways.

wrangle

They had such a long ____________ over the use of the bicycle that their mother finally forbade either of them from using it.

groped

When the lights suddenly went out, I ___________ my way into the kitchen to find a candle and matches.

hovered

On the ground, teams of paramedics administered first aid to the victims of the accident, while police helicopters __________ overhead.

churlish

You hurt her feelings when you reacted to her comments in such a(n) __________ way, especially since you asked for her advice.

excerpts

Let me read aloud a few ____________ from the newspaper review of the new movie.

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