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Vocabulary Workshop Level F Unit 8 Completing the Sentence

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Dispassionate

We have had enough of high-powered, excited oratory; what we need now is a(n) ______ examination of the facts.

Bovine

Although she seems rather plodding in her behavior and rarely becomes excited, I think it is unfair to call her "______."

Ignoble

She is a person of such fine moral standards that she seems incapable of a(n) ______ act.

Dissipated

Instead of using their forces in one concerted attack on the enemy, they ______ their strength in minor engagements.

Relegated

The job of cleaning up the field and the stands after the big game was ______ to the freshmen.

Hypothetical

Our discussion that day was a(n) _____ one, based on the possibility – still far from definite – that I would take the job.

Dissention

Far from presenting a unified front, the party is torn by all kinds of strife and ______.

Impugn

I am not trying to ______ his truthfulness, but I still do not see how the facts support his claims.

Disavow

Now that these ugly facts about his business dealings have come to light, I must _____ my support of his candidacy.

Acrimonious

Vigorous debate is fine, but is there any real need for such unrestrained and ______ name-calling?

Susceptible

He is so ______ to flattery that with a few complimentary words I can get him to do almost anything I want.

Intemperate

Though her overall position seemed to be sensible, her language was so unrestrained and ______ that people wouldn’t support her.

Squemish

Anyone as ______ as that trainee will have trouble accustoming himself to the sights, sounds, and smells of hospital work.

Perfidy

Because Vidkun Quisling cooperated with the Nazis, his name has become a symbol of ______ in his home country of Norway.

Odium

The ______ for this tragic failure does not belong to any individual or small group but to the community as a whole.

Consternation

To the ______ of the people in the stands, the lion leaped out of the cage and bounded toward the exit.

Expurgated

Thomas Bowdler ______ certain words from Shakespeare’s plays because he felt that they were unfit to "beread aloud in a famity."

Subservient

Under the American form of government, all branches of the military are cleary ______ to the civilian authority.

Gauntlet

The bold candidate threw down the ______ and dared her opponent to face her in a televised debate.

Corpulent

People with a tendency toward being ______ must wage a lifelong struggle against rich foods.

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