|voracious|| desiring or consuming great quantities|
Ex.After skiing, I find that I have a _______ appetite.
|Indiscriminate|| choosing at random without careful selection|
Ex. Modern warfare often results in the ________ killings of combatants and innocent civilians alike.
|eminent|| of high reputation, outstanding|
Ex. The _______ author received the Nobel Prize for literature.
|steeped|| soaked, drenched, saturated|
Ex. I so ______ in schoolwork that my friends call me a bookworm.
|replete|| completely filled or supplied with|
Ex. The football game was _________ with excitement and great plays.
|abound|| to exist in great numbers|
Ex. The western plains used to________ with bison before those animals were slaughtered by settlers.
|prognosticate||to predict or foretell a future event|
|automaton||a robot; a mechanical "person"|
|matron||an older married woman|
|paradox||a statement that at first seems to be absurd or self-contradictory but which may in fact turn out to be true.|
|realm|| special field of something or someone; kingdom|
Ex. The cruel king would not allow the prince to enter his _______, restricting him to the forest, which abounded with wild animals.
|annals|| historical records|
Ex. The _______ of sports are replete with the names of great black athletes.
|compound||to increase or add to|
|tinge|| a trace, smattering, or slight degree|
affect as in thought, feeling
Ex. His gloom was not _______ by the failing mark on his geometry test.
|badger|| to pester, nag, annoy persistently|
Ex. The teacher continually__________ the pupil for the missing assignments.
|implore|| to plead urgently for aid or mercy|
Ex. The sick child's mother ________ the doctor to come immediately.
|perceive||to understand, know, become aware of|