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Vocabulary Workshop Level F Unit 1 Completing the sentences

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Provincial

In an age when the United States has truly global responsibilities, we cannot afford to have leaders with … points of view.

umbrage

I take no … at your personal remarks, but I feel you would have been better advised not to make them.

unctuous

Forever humbling himself and flattering others, Dicken’s Uriah Heep is famously …

hiatus

During the brief … in the music, someone’s ringing cell phone split the air.

intercede

If you cannot meet the college’s entrance requirements, it will be futile to have someone … on your behalf.

decadence

Weakened military, and with a large part of the population living on free "bread and circuses," the once and mighty Roman Empire now entered a period of …

lurid

The midnight fire in our apartment building cast a .. unearthly light on the faces of the firefighters struggling to put it out.

innuendo

The managers expressed her unfavorable opinion of the job application by … rather than by direct statement.

transcends

The issue of good faith that your conduct raises far … the specific question of whether or not you are responsible for the problem.

hackneyed

If you take pride in expressing yourself with force and originality, you should not use so many … phrases

meritorious

I certainly appreciate your praise, but I must say that I can see nothing so remarkably … in having done what any decent person would do.

approbation

His confidence grew as he received clear signs of the … of his superiors.

prerogative

I feel that, as an old friend, I have the … of criticizing your actions without arousing resentment.

simulating

Various insects have a marvelous capacity to protect themselves by … the appearance of twigs and other objects in their environment.

petulant

Of course you have a right to ask the waiter for a glass of water, but is there any need to use the … tone of a spoiled child?

coalition

The only way to defeat the party in power is for all the reform groups to form a … and back a single slate of candidates.

expostulated

Since I don’t like people who play favorites in the office, I have frequently … against such behavior with my superiors.

assuage

Although we tried to express our sympathy, we knew that mere words could do nothing to … her grief.

elicit

In the question and answer session, we tried to … from the candidates some definite indication of how they proposed to reduce the nation’s debt.

jaded

Their tastes have been so … by luxurious living that they seen incapable of enjoying the simple pleasures of life.

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