While a weight lifter generally has a muscular build, a gymnast typically is slim and _______. The burly linebacker was as _______ and agile as a ballet dancer.
The bite of the rattlesnake and the sarcatic words of a supposed friend can be equally _______. It was only after we had rushed the child to the emergency room that we learned he'd been bitten by a _______ spider.
Only when the new drug was administered did the patient begin to show _______ signs of improvement. The injured woman lost an _______ amount of blood before the paramedics arrived.
The years had _______ the auburn from her hair, which now resembled a crown of snowy white. Even the veteran rescue worker _______ upon seeing the crash site.
The _______ scout leader hoisted the canoe on his shoulders and carried it up the steep hill. In Arthurian legend, one _______ knight after another tries to pull the sword Excalibar from the stone, but none succeeds.
Our climb up the mountain was so _______ that we had to take a long rest before starting to back down. After cleaning the gutters, we moved on to the ______ task of raking and bagging the leaves.
Some people were amused and others were outraged by the speaker's lighthearted, _______ attitude toward the institutions of government. The student's _______ comments show a lack of respect for people in authority.
Some _______ fibers are actually better that natural materials for certain purposes. Sometimes only a jeweler can detect the difference between an expansive _______ gem and a natural stone. Nylon, rayon, and polyester are all ______ that have revolutionized the textile industry.
We learned too late that the _______ fox had escaped our trap by doubling back on its own track. The fur trapper of colonial North America were known to be ______ traders.
Students joined with faculty in a(n) _______ effort to increase the school's involvement in community affairs.Teenagers and adults, northerners and southerners alike participated in a _______ drive to register new voters.
The suspect was charged with writing and printing pamphlets that were considered _______ by the government. The underground movement circulated ______ pamplets that criticized the government. The Alien and Sedition Acts enacted in 1798 gave the U.S. president the power to deport any noncitizen deemed a _______.
In 1875 New York State instituted child protection laws that made it criminal to _______ children. The candidate pledged to shut down any factory or manuracturing plant found to ______ workers.
Mexico City is located deep in the tropics, but because of the altitude, its climate is _______. It's possible to have a ______ discussion with a hotheaded person.
The mountain climbers had to _______ with unfavorable weather and with the fatigue brought on by high altitude. I enjoy watching the four major tennis tournaments in which brilliant players _______ for the "grand slam" titles.
When I said that the famous rock star was singing off-key, his devoted fans seemed to think I was guilty of _______. Galileo was accused of _______ for asserting that the sun, and not the earth, is the center of the universe.
I resented the _______ manner in which he told us--without even asking for our opinion--what we should do to improve our situation. For many years, the island was under the _______ control of a dictator.
I needed the job badly, but the working conditions in that company were so _______ that I finally had to quit. To a perfectionist, mediocrity is more than unacceptable; it is simply _______.
Instead of trying to accomplish something worthwhile on her own, she spends her time boasting about her _______ ancestors. As a student of world politics, I would be thrilled to meet an ______ member of Parliament.
Despite his image as a "hard-boiled businessman," he is notably _______ in his dealings with all of his employees. The ______ legal code of Hammurabi, king of Babylonia, was ahead of its time in seeking justice for the weak and the oppressed.
"Once upon a midnight dreary, while I _______ weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore--". I need time to ______ all of my options before deciding how to spend the summer.