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Vocabulary Workshop Level D Unit 1 Completing the Sentence

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opinionated

He is so ________ that he won’t even consider the ideas or suggestions offered by other people.

admonish

The nurse rushed into the hospital corridor to ____ the visitors who were creating a disturbance.

spurious

Though all modern scholars accept Macbeth as Shakespeare’s work, one or two of the scenes may be _______.

diffused

I added a few drops of food coloring to the liquid and watched as they slowly _______ through it.

circumspect

Before I make an investment, I study all aspects of the situation in a most methodical and _______ manner.

breach

The water pouring through the ______ in the dam threatened to flood the entire valley.

debris

Many a teenager’s room is strewn with clothing, CDs, and all sorts of ______.

salvage

Though his partner lost everything, he was able to ______ a few dollars from the wreckage of the bankrupt business.

deadlock

The two sides in the lawsuit reached a(n) ______ when neither was willing to meet the other partway.

brigand

The idea of a(n) ________ like Robin Hood who helps the poor appeals strongly to the popular imagination.

muddle

The records of our club were in such a(n) ______ that we couldn’t even determine which members had paid their dues.

commandeered

In order to capture the fleeing criminals, the police _______ our car and raced after the vanishing truck.

spasmodic

Some people are subject to sudden seizures, during which their heads and legs may jerk about in a wild and _______ manner.

effaced

Though my memory is getting dimmer and dimmer with the slow passage of time, I doubt that the exciting events of my childhood will ever be totally ______.

predispose

The doctor become more and more fearful that her patient’s weakened condition would ______ him into pneumonia.

cumbersome

The rug made such a(n) ________ bundle that it took four of us to carry it up the stairs.

unbridled

A man of towering pride and _______ ambition, he stopped at nothing to achieve his goals as quickly and directly as possible.

relinquished

Once Great Britain had given up her vast overseas empire, she found that she had also _______ her position as a world power.

perennial

Since we do not want to replace the plants in our garden every year, we favor _______ over annuals.

dilemma

If I don’t get a job, I won’t have the money to do what I want; and if I do get a job, I won’t have the time. What a(n) __________!

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