America gained their autonomy after they won the war against England
The security guards besieged, or surrounded, the celebrity's mansion.
I was in devastation when my dad had to go to Israel for a month.
The inclement weather destroyed the houses.
A lot of African Americans didn't have that much latitude, or freedom, because they were under slavery.
Thanks to his perseverance, he kept running although he was tired, and won 1st place in the marathon.
I was in a precarious, or dangerous, situation when the gray wolves were about to attack me.
After my friend's boyfriend dumped her, she was very vulnerable, or emotionally hurt.
The food portion at the restaurant waned, or became smaller, when I ate their again compared to the last time.
I would wreak the chip bag if it tore at the bottom of the bag.
I was able to appease my baby cousin by giving him his toys back so he can stop crying.
I would like to use this archaic, or old, machine but sadly no one uses this anymore.
The balmy breeze blew in my face which felt soothing and pleasant.
I didn't pass the test so I beguiled, or tricked, the teacher into giving me a A.
My sister commenced, or began, the problem which lead into a bigger problem thanks to her whining.
There was some espionage, or spying, on the cute new student in the cafeteria from my friends because they adored him.
I have a facsimile tape of the robber caught in action just in case I lose the other one.
My fear of spiders is invincible because I haven't had help for my whole life so they can't overcome my fear.
My friend tried giving her parents pretexts, or excuses, to cover up for her mess.
My vigilant parents are very watchful about where I go on the internet.