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Vocabulary Workshop Level E Unit 1 Completing the Sentence

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bereft

What a tragedy that in the twilight of her life the unfortunate woman should be _______________ of all her loved ones!

stolid

We learned that beneath his ____________ exterior there was a sensitive, highly subtle, and perceptive mind.

warily

Having learned to respect the power in his opponent’s fists, the boxer moved ____________ around the center of the ring.

intimation

Her unchanging facial features and controlled voice as she receive the news gave no _________________ of her true feelings.

deployed

An experienced baseball manager _______________ his outfielders according to the strengths and weaknesses of the opposing batters.

reiterate

At the risk of being boring, let me ___________________ my warning against careless driving.

insidious

To this day, historians are still debating whether or not Aaron Burr was guilty of a(n) _________________ plot to break up the United States.

verbatim

Since I need the speaker’s exact words for my report, I have asked the stenographer to take down the speech __________________.

dour

The ____________ expressions on the jurors’ faces as they grimly filed back into the courtroom did not bode well for the defendant.

ambidextrous

Many ballplayers can bat from either side of the plate, but they cannot throw well with each hand unless they are __________________.

unkempt

Why would someone who is usually so neat and tidy appear in public in such a(n) _________________ state?

gaped

As the magician’s assistant seemed to vanish into thin air, the entire audience _______________ in amazement.

opulent

Perhaps I would be bored with the ________________ lifestyle of a milllionaire, but I’m willing to try it.

adulterated

How can you tell whether the chopped-meat patty you ate for lunch had been _________________ with artificial coloring and other foreign substances?

fortitude

America’s earliest settlers faced the hardships of life on the frontier with faith and _________________.

augment

The company commander called his troops together and asked for more volunteers to __________________ the strength of the raiding party.

pliable

The twigs that were to be woven into the basket were soaked in water to make them more _________________.

guise

In Shakespeare’s famous tragedy "Othello," in the ____________ of a friend but proves to be a deadly enemy.

gibes

Why should I be the object of all those ____________ just because I’m wearing a three piece suit on campus?

tentative

Since his acceptance of the invitation was only ________________, the hostess may be one man short at the dinner party.

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