... though ___, does not necessarily gain in wisdom over the teenager who is more selective in his reading choices.
But books are ___ with so many wonders that it is often discouraging to see bright young people limit their
Modern warfare often results in the __________ killing of combatants and innocent civilians alike.
A British scientist has ___ that within ten years every suburban ___ will have her own robot servant.
A British scientist has prognosticated that within ten years every suburban ??? will have her own robot servant.
One task this domesticated ___ will not have to contend with will be scouring the oven because even today the newest ranges can be "programmed" to reduce their own baked-on grime to easily disposed of ashes.
The western plains used to __________ with bison before those animals were slaughtered by settlers.
Yet modern ___ progresses so rapidly that what may be today's wild dream may be next year's kitchen appliance.
Cooking would clearly seem to be a field that lies exclusively within women's realm, yet the ___ of cookery are replete* with masculine names.
To ___ the puzzle, there has rarely been a tinge of rumor or scandal casting doubts on the masculinity of these heroes of cuisine.
To compound the puzzle, there has rarely been a ___ of rumor or scandal casting doubts on the masculinity of these heroes of cuisine.
Cooking would clearly seem to be a field that lies exclusively within women's realm, yet the ___ of cookery are replete* with masculine names.
One of the great __________ of American life is that though minority groups have suffered injustices, nowhere in the world have so many varied groups lived together so harmoniously.
The cruel king would not allow the prince to enter his __________, restricting him to the forest, which abounded* with wild animals.
a statement that at first seems to be absurd or self-contradictory but which may in fact turn out to be true
The child who begs his mother to "get off his back" when she ___ him for some assistance with the household drudgery,
The child who begs his mother to "get off his back" when she implore him for some assistance with the household ___,
may very well plead ___ for some special privilege when he wants something for himself.
She does her homework on Fridays to save herself from the __________ of having to do it during the weekend.
He has only a ___ knowledge of the game, and since I am steeped in it, I enjoy explaining its intricate details to him.
It certainly does enhance your appreciation of football when you are aware of every ___ of the sport.
It will __________ your enjoyment of an opera if you know what the plot is about in advance.
In reading the satires of Jonathan Swift, one must be vigilant* in order to catch each __________.
When interviewed by the director, he had to ___ a tale of his medical experience, but he was so ___ at lying that he got away with it.
It was not until the phony "doctor" began to ___ wildly with his scalpel, that a ___ nurse was able to detect the fraud.
Calvin Coolidge, our thirtieth president, was named "Silent Cal" by reporters because of his ___ speech.
One Sunday, after Mr. Coolidge had listened to an interminable* sermon, a ___ of newsmen gathered around him.
An ___ reporter ___ the Chief Executive: "Mr. President, we know that the sermon was on the topic of sin. What did the minister say?"
Casting a ___ glance over his shoulder, the ___ slipped out the main prison gate to be swallowed up in the British fog.
To compound their problems, the officials were badgered by ___ citizens who accused the guards of accepting bribes from convicts whose motto was: "Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage."
When the teacher asked why the homework had not been done, he was greeted by a __________ of incredible alibis.
He had good reason to ??? us at half-time, because the scoreboard revealed that we were losing, 4520.
Our ??? performance indicated to him that we had forgotten the rudimentary* aspects of basketball.
His ??? remarks fired us up, however, and we dashed out, ... determined to wrest control of the game from our rivals.
With the help of his brothers he was able to __________ the leadership of the company from his partner.
Slippery Eddie, the ??? pickpocket, was back at work, and every detective had to be especially vigilant.*
Eddie's technique was to ??? a victim toward a confederate who would then slip the man's wallet out of his back pocket while Eddie was stammering an apology to the confused dupe.
Eddie's technique was to jostle a victim toward a confederate who would then slip the man's wallet out of his back pocket while Eddie was stammering an apology to the confused ???.
Within a week the ??? crime wave came to an end when Slippery Eddie inadvertently chose the chief of police for his victim.
Within a week the ??? crime wave came to an end when Slippery Eddie ??? chose the chief of police for his victim.
He explained in a tremulous voice what had led him to
repudiate his confession made at the police station on the night of the crime.
The audience began to buzz excitedly until the judge demanded a cessation of the noise.
Although the district attorney bristled with anger, the defendant kept insisting that his rights had been violated because he had not been told that he could see a lawyer before confessing.
The general attempted to __________ the testimony of the lieutenant, claiming that the young officer was not an authority on low level bombing.
There are any number of people who try to find more respectable or glamorous titles for the ??? jobs they hold.
It may seem ??? to call an undertaker a "condolence counselor," or to refer to a taxi driver as a "transportation expediter," but some prefer those titles.
As a matter of fact, our butcher has ??? that from now on he wants to be known as a "meat coordinator."
He sprang from his stool and charged across the ring, showing ___ for the champion's strength.
Although this ___ attitude impressed the referee, it failed to ___ the champ.
Y2K concerns of the January 1, 2000 problems with computers failed to __________ our company.
The Germans were duped* by the Allies' __________ toward the south, leaving the way open for the Normandy invasion.
When the curtain came down, the critic's face registered the __________ she felt for the lackluster* play.
jab, cross, hook, slip, uppercut
@@ He learned the English vocabulary of boxing: jab, cross, hook, slip, uppercut.
When the champ's manager saw the ___ announcement, he accosted Mullins, who was surrounded by a throng of newsmen.
The manager openly ___ at Mullins and ___ his fighting ability. Mullins then lost his temper and fearlessly punched the manager, knocking him from his wheelchair.
We implored the faculty adviser to __________ the requirements for the presidency of the club.
Although Ralph can't play, he doesn't hesitate to __________ the efforts of our football team.
The irate 80-year-old manager pressed charges against K.O. Mullins, suing him for assault. As ___ evidence of the attack, he pointed to a deep ___ over his eyebrow that had required ten stitches.
When the case was brought before the court, the judge
___ Mullins for the ___ incident.
In addition to a costly financial settlement, Mullins was required to make a public apology to the ___.
When the teenager announced her engagement to the __________, the public suspected it to be a publicity stunt.
Once a highly respected ___ for the lightweight crown, he now found himself associating with the ___ of Skid Row.*
He would work himself into an alcoholic ___ in which he would trumpet ___ attacks on the champ, the old manager, and the judge.
The publisher scoffed at the reports that he was an __________ for the job of Secretary of State.
In trying to offer __________ to the pilot's wife, the reporter inadvertently* made the situation worse.
I had always considered it rather ___ to cheat on a test because of my code of ___, and because so much was at stake.
The spies thought their meeting was a __________ one, but a throng* of F.B.I. agents gathered outside the building.
Mr. Dorsey, our new principal, determined to do something about the ___ cheating at our high school.
Several crib sheets were turned in as tangible* evidence of the cheating. Mr. Dorsey's ___ campaign against the wrong-doers seemed to be paying off.
The cheating scandal came to a head when Art Krause, our football captain, made the ___ mistake of getting caught cheating
on a midterm exam.
If Art were suspended for his part in that sordid affair, our chances for winning the city championship would go up in smoke. The ___ coach asked the principal to overlook Art's ___,
but Mr. Dorsey replied in an ___
fashion that the players had been given ''a plethora" of athletic instruction but a ___ of moral guidance."
Although it was a creative writing class, the teacher complained about the __________ of talent there.
Mr. Dorsey summoned a representative group of teachers and student leaders to his office in order to __ their reactions to the suspension of the football captain.
He loathed having to discipline Art Krause so severely, but unless strict measures were taken, the student body would __ the
incident as an open invitation to cheat with ___. "
She hoped that we would not __________ her decision to run for office as a thirst for power.
Our neighbor is an ___ inventor whose latest brainstorm, a __ umbrella substitute, has been featured in many magazines.
discern, strip (!)
As simply as the eye can ___, it is a hard plastic ___, about the size of a ruler, which fits comfortably into a woman's handbag or a man's suit jacket.
To the ___ of the umbrella manufacturers, it has been enjoying a brisk sale, especially among commuters.
To the __________ of the sergeant, there was a paucity of volunteers for the dangerous mission.
It's __________ to build an electric auto, but wouldn't you need a terribly long extension cord?
My buddy Verne, a ___ automotive wizard, and I were inspired to do some inventing on our own.
After a ___ glance at our plans, to our ___ Ed snorted that our idea was inane, but we decided that he was just jealous of our brilliance.
Tomorrow we are going to start on a computer that will enable us to measure the intelligence of ___ automobile dealers who like to ___ the efforts of junior geniuses.
The children in Shakespeare's plays are so __________ that they all sound like grandparents.
Edith gave only __________ attention to the new millennium, skipping our New Year's Eve party.
When I correct my kid brother's math errors, he is __________ enough to insist that he is right.
To the __________ of many taxpayers, some citizens seem to cheat the government with impunity.
I hate to ___ such a ___ achievement, but to me it seems like a most objectionable discovery.
Rather than a scientific triumph, I'd be inclined to label it as an egregious blunder, a scientific disaster, a laboratory ___.
Is there anyone in his right mind who thinks that a pill can replace the pleasures of devouring hot corn bread, ___ on a thick steak, biting into crisp french fries, or attacking a chocolate sundae?
The paradox is that Javert's inexorable pursuit of Jean Valjean was both __________ and despicable.
The affluent store owner __________ the efforts of his small competitor, saying that he could always tolerate that kind of rivalry.
I guess we'll never be able to ___ those persistent rumors about the invention of auto tires that will never wear out, stockings that
cannot tear, and pens that won't run dry.
No," my ___ whispered, "it's part of their scheme of planned ___ to sell you merchandise with a limited life span in order
to keep you coming back for more.
The __________ built into many products could be regarded as a flagrant insult toward the duped* consumer.
Two honor students, Ron Harris and Len Chester, were sent to the principal by their French teacher, an ___ foe of
nonconformists, who went into a ___ of anger when she spied the boys in the hall.
The school would reprimand the boys for their ___ appearance and order them to cut their hair or be suspended.
But the boys' parents decided that the school had overstepped its ___; they took their case to the newspapers.
"These are not delinquents or hoods," one reporter wrote, "but clean-cut American
boys who are being ___ by a ___ school system."
* A false story even circulated about the boys being rock-'n-roll performers whose ___ families needed their salaries.
Finally, the Civil Liberties Union jumped into the ___ with a court order stipulating that the principal be required to show cause
why the boys should not be allowed to return to class.
The __________ client was surprised when she was accosted by her social worker in the elegant restaurant.
If anonymous telephone callers __________ you, the phone company will give you an unlisted number.
Suddenly it had taken on the appearance of a nightmare in which the principal was either hanged in ___ or
pictured in cartoons making a villainous swipe at the two innocent Samsons.
Members of the school board concurred with the principal's action but they were ___ of the popular support for the boys.
Following an executive session, the school board ordered the principal to ___ the suspension and to send the boys back to class ___.
It was a bitter pill to swallow for the principal whose irritation was ___ by the ruling.
Just as things were about to ___ to normalcy, however, the same French teacher then demanded that a girl be ___ from
school for wearing a mini skirt.
Dr. Dooley had already distinguished himself by caring for a half-million sick and ___ Vietnamese refugees.
When fighting broke out in the divided country of Viet Nam, the northern Communist Viet Minh forces ___ southward, scattering thousands of refugees before them.
At the time, Dr. Dooley was a lieutenant, assigned to a ___ naval hospital in Yokosuka, Japan.
Forthwith* he volunteered for duty on a navy ship that had been chosen to transport the refugees to ___ in Saigon.
The __________ residents of the Warsaw Ghetto managed to win several skirmishes* from the Nazis.
When Richard III violated the __________ of the church to seize the princes, he exceeded his jurisdiction.*
Chicago put its heaviest players up front, but they were helpless as the Giants' line __________ toward them.
He became painfully cognizant* of the ___, disease, ignorance, and fear that ___ the natives.
Tom Dooley pitched in to build shelters in Haiphong, and to comfort the poor Vietnamese there before that ___ city fell to the powerful Viet Minh forces.
He told the story of this exciting experience in Deliver Us from Evil, a best seller that alerted America to the plight of the Vietnamese as well as to the ___ menace of communism.
By running up a white flag, the __________ troops indicated their desire to withdraw from the fray.*
Citizens of several Kentucky mountain communities are __________ by the worst poverty in the nation.
ubiquitous, remote, thwart
Next year, despite a growing illness, the ___ Dooley turned up in the ___ village of Muong Sing, attempting to ___ his traditional enemies: disease, dirt, ignorance, starvation, and hoping to quell* the spread of communism.
But his trained medical eye soon told him that the pain in his chest and back was a ___ of a ___ cancer.
Ben's reprehensible* table manners led his fraternity brothers to seat him in a __________ corner of the dining room.
In an attempt to __________ the voracious* ants, he surrounded his house with a moat of burning oil.
The surgeon finally located the __________ tumor that had afflicted* his patient for many months.
From August, 1959 until his death in January, 1961, Dooley suffered almost continuous, ___ pain.
Knowing that he did not have long to live, Dr. Dooley worked without ___ on behalf of MEDICO, the organization he had founded to bring medical aid and hope to the world's sick and needy.
The lines of Robert Frost kept ___ in his mind during those ___ days: "The woods are lovely, dark and deep/ But I have promises to keep/ And miles to go before I sleep."
When he finally ___, millions throughout the world were stunned and grief-stricken by the tragedy.
P. T. Barnum, the great circus ___, was once accosted by a woman who showed him a scurrilous manuscript about himself, and said that unless he paid her, she would have the book printed.
Barnum's philosophy suggests that we might do well to review the plethora of publicity given to rabble-rousers and ___.
When the business manager was accused of __________, his colleagues sought to oust* him from the firm.
President Clinton hoped to be an __________ in his wife's campaign for the U.S. Senate position.
It was excruciatingly painful for the actors to read the __________ reviews that their performances had received.
blatant, entourage, virulent
Today, the ___ bigot, the leader of a lunatic fringe, and the hate-monger, each with his tiny ___, find it relatively easy to attract publicity. Newspapers give space to the ___ activities of those agitators on the grounds that they are newsworthy.
Some civic-minded organizations have answered, however, that the hosts are not always equipped to demolish those guests, and even if they were, the audience would still be exposed to the ___ they ___ forth.
1. The visiting dictator's ubiquitous __________ of bodyguards disturbed our tranquil city.
Since we cherish freedom of speech, we are ___ to
deny the request, even if he preaches hatred.
As a result, hate-mongers are given the opportunity to rent halls, conduct meetings, publish abusive literature, and ___ contributions.
What can be done about them? One ___ observer, Prof. S. Andhil Fineberg, ___ the "quarantine method."
Without the warmth of the spotlight, he feels that the bigot will freeze and become ___.
scrutinize, nefarious, amicable
The quarantine method for handling bigots implies more than giving them the silent treatment. Prof. Fineberg urges community-relations organizations to ___ the ___ activities of hate-mongers and to be prepared to furnish information about them to ___ inquirers.
Bigger than the ___ immediate problem is the need to find out the cause for such bigotry and to counteract this sinister ___ that afflicts a segment of our society.
1. The __________ buzzing of the mosquitoes as they surged* about our heads nearly drove us insane.
Just as some people can predict the onset of ___ weather because of an aching in their bones, so could Jerry detect incipient* disaster.
The gnawing at his insides, the tinge of uneasiness, the ___ of calamity that besieged him would not ___.
When the phone rang, he ___ with fear it was his
wife and she was hysterical. Their son had been bitten by a mad dog!
3. The pickets promulgated a warning that they would not __________ in their efforts to enhance their standard of living.
5. She blamed her absence from the game on the __________ weather, but we knew that was sour grapes.*
As soon as Jerry Hart could get the ___ facts from his wife, he dashed out of the office on his way home.
Little Bobby was on his bed, surrounded by a doctor, a policeman, Jerry's ___ wife, his two daughters, and a half-dozen ___ neighbors.
4. During the trial the astute lawyer was able to elicit the __________ information from the key witness.
Mrs. Hart said that a neighbor who had seen the dog claimed that it had been foaming at the mouth, barking, and growling constantly all ___ of rabies.
But the policeman ___ that there hadn't been a case of a mad dog in the county in over twenty years;
3. Saying that he would not tolerate her __________, the director fired the temperamental actress.
"Give me some of the rudimentary* information about the disease, Doc," said Jerry, glancing toward the ___ figure of his son. "
Once the ___ characteristics appear (ten days to six months) then death is imminent.
2. When his __________ partner complained about a lack of ethics,* the businessman laughed at his innocence.
3. __________ in his crossword puzzle, he failed to notice the paucity* of customers in the restaurant.
Meanwhile, the Harts had notified the local radio stations to broadcast a ___ appeal for the dog's owner to come forward.
3. After a __________ attempt to wrest control of the government, the traitors were incarcerated.*
5. Because the malignancy had gone unchecked, the surgeons were not __________ about the patient's chances.
Twenty-four hours had passed without result, and even if the rabies could not be ___, Jerry was determined to see that his son received the vaccine.
At the suggestion of some friends, he organized a ___ search party, ___ fanning out in circles around the supermarket.
Although the Harts were sick with worry (they had to be ___ into going to sleep), little Bobby seemed to be in great spirits. The excruciating vigil continued.
2. The fund raiser was so __________ that he solicited money from a Salvation Army Santa Claus.
3. In order to get the job, you had to go through the drudgery of filling out a ten-page __________ questionnaire.
By ___ checking the registrations of every red station wagon in the neighborhood and then cross-checking dog licenses, the police narrowed the search to four owners.
After a few telephone calls, the apologetic owner was located and directed to bring her muzzled German shepherd to the Hart ___.
The ___ owner, Mrs. McGraw, admitted that the dog had a ___ mean streak, but she scoffed at the idea of rabies.
The Harts were greatly relieved to learn that the ___ ___ about the dog was not true.
"What kind of dog was that?" his secretary asked. "Oh, his bark was worse than his bite," ___ Jerry.
1. It was sheer __________ on the detective's part but it led to the arrest of the vexatious counterfeiters.
In the winter of 1941, Enrico Fermi and a number of other distinguished scientists ___ President Franklin Roosevelt for authorization to begin an all-out effort in atomic energy research.
The scientists were alarmed by __ evidence of ___ German experiments, and they asked for speedy approval.
Fermi had found a ___ from the Fascists (his wife was Jewish) and he knew that if the Germans
were the first to develop an atomic bomb it would mean that Hitler could ___ the entire world.
1. Although Eddie was not sanguine* about his chances, he continued to __________ his boss for a winter vacation.
2. After two years of confinement in a __________ dungeon, the prisoner was thin and wan.*
3. The mayor issued a diatribe* against companies whose smokestacks __________ poisonous fumes.
His pace accelerated because they were proceeding on the ___ that the Germans were close to atomic success.
Three brave young men ___ their lives by ascending the pile, ready to cover it with liquid cadmium if anything went wrong.
1. Acting on the __________ that there were no burglars around, the police became quite lax.*
2. After I had perused* the Yankee lineup, I was __________ about their chances of winning.
4. A terrible odor that was impossible to expunge* __________ the skunk handler's clothing.
After twenty-eight minutes he ___ the
experiment, giving the signal to replace the control rod.
The normally reserved scientists, unable to ___ their excitement, let out a tremendous cheer and gathered around Fermi to shake his hand.
the news of Fermi's achievement was relayed in a ___ telephone message. The Atomic Age was ___ but truly here!
2. Although his remarks appeared __________ at first, we began to see how really pertinent* they were.
4. Edna had __________ that she would be charged a nominal* sum and so she was outraged when she got the bill.
After Mr. Foy realized that Monte was obsessed* with the idea, he became quite serious, launching into a ___ on the importance of responsibility in the younger generation.
Monte confessed that he had been developing ulcers as an accountant, and when his psychiatrist suggested that the sickness was a result of ___, Monte agreed.
Now a ___ opportunity to get into show business required Monte to make an immediate decision.
Mr. Foy stormed out of the office, muttering ___ about hippies, beatniks, and others of that ___.
1. When a large expenditure is imminent,* my father goes into a long __________ on the need for economy.
3. Since the patient's speech was garbled and __________, we could only conjecture as to his message.
4. The meeting was a __________ one, but the jealous husband construed it as prearranged and clandestine.
The need for a decision came about when Monte was invited to join a ___ summer stock company, starting in mid-June.
He would be required to take tickets, paint scenery, prepare ___, assist with lighting, costumes, and props, and carry an occasional spear in a walk-on role.
In addition, he would be attending the drama classes that were an ___ part of the summer theater.
The ___ would be ___ but at last Monte Ziltch would be fulfilling a life-long ambition.
2. A salient* feature of the __________ company's success was its fair treatment of employees.
3. Derek Jeter's __________ from the New York Yankees made him a millionaire many times over.
4. For allowing his ferocious mastiff* to appear on a commercial, the trainer was paid a __________ sum.
5. She seemed to be an unimportant member of the president's entourage* but actually she played an __________ role in White House affairs.
He had ___ all traces of debits and credits from his mind, burying himself in the more ___ world of the theater.
anathema, schism, utopia
Accounting became ___ to him as the ___ between his present ___ and his former drudgery* widened.
4. Our theatrical pages were inundated* with press releases from the __________ producer.
5. After having made the rash* statements, the senator wished that he could __________ them from the record.
He had played the ___ Lion in a ___ version of ''The Wizard of Oz," which the apprentices had staged.
Monte, who by now had adopted the stage name of Monte Merryweather, read for the producers, hoping to get the part of the hero's ___ landlord.
Unfortunately, the competition was too rough but the director assigned Monte to a less ___ part.
5. Roger's __________ behavior compounded* the bad relationship he had already had with his partner.
Dorie was black, and the highest job to which he could then ___ in the U.S. Navy was that of messman.
While Dorie was technically a member of a great fighting fleet, he was not expected to fight. Most Army
and Navy officers ___ against blacks as fighting men.
nettle, overt, relegate
Although blacks were ___ by such ___ prejudice,
Dorie Miller apparently accepted being ___ to the role of a messhall servant.
1. Although the comic's quips* seemed to be mild, they began to __________ the nightclub's owner.
Jumping up from his ___ position, the powerfully built messman from Waco, Texas, headed for the deck.
Overhead dozens of Japanese dive bombers
controlled the skies without a U.S. plane to ___ their attack.
Dorie joined a team that was feeding ammunition to a machine gunner who was making an ineffectual* attempt to protect their battleship from being ___ by the torpedo planes.
scurry, incisive, precipitate
The enemy ___ away, having struck the ___ blow that ___ U.S. entrance into World War II.
4. A quarrel was __________ among the relatives after they heard the terms of the reprehensible* will.
stentorian, singular, valor
In ___ tones the Admiral presented Miller with the prestigious* Navy Cross, commending him for a ___ act of ___ and "disregard for his own personal safety."
Although he could have accepted a ___ at a U.S. naval base, Dorie chose to remain in the combat zone where he was killed in action in December, 1943.
2. In his customary __________ tones, the sergeant reprimanded those who thought the army was a haven for incompetents.
Danny had confessed to ___ in the killing of his brother-in-law after the police had refused to allow him to see his lawyer.
Actually, Danny was tricked into blaming a friend for the ___ of his sister's husband, thereby establishing himself as an ___.
1. Proceeding on the premise that the broker was guilty of __________ in the swindle, the detective followed him surreptitiously.
2. After the __________ of the gang leader, a mammoth conflict arose among his ambitious lieutenants who aspired to be boss.
3. Once the incontrovertible evidence was offered, the servant was held __________ in the theft of the jewels.
4. When the clergyman refused to __________, his superiors were so nettled that they relegated him to an isolated parish in Alaska.
5. Although he was judged as a minor __________, the driver had actually played an integral* part in planning the crime.
alleged, access, invalidate
Since the ___ accomplice, Escobedo, had been denied ___ to an attorney, Kroll asked the courts to
___ the conviction.
He proposed that lawyers be entitled to sit in when the police question a suspect but the Illinois courts rejected that on the grounds that it would effectively ___ all questioning by legal authorities.
1. The manager was distraught* when he realized that the slugger's sickness would __________ a World Series victory.
2. It is symptomatic* of some newspapers that an __________ criminal is regarded in print as guilty.
4. The general was sure to __________ the court-martial's decision once he learned of the flagrant bias of the presiding officer.
5. Once the druggist had been duped into opening the store, the addict gained __________ to the pep pills.
he case was argued before the Supreme Court, and in 1964, in a ___ decision, the Court reversed Danny's conviction.
"A system of law enforcement that comes to depend on the confession," one Justice declared, "will, in the long run, be less reliable than a system that depends on ___ evidence independently secured through skillful investigation."
A Justice who ___ against the decision said, however, "I think the rule is ill-conceived and that it seriously ___ perfectly legitimate methods of criminal enforcement."
3. The Battle of Midway was a __________ victory in the U.S. campaign for ultimate victory over the Japanese in World War II.
5. The senator inveighed* against the policy because he felt it would __________ our Air Force.
Although the Escobedo case was a ___ one, most agree that it inspired better police training, better law enforcement procedures, and improved scientific crime detection.
3. Some school principals attempt to repress the publication of __________ editorials.
5. A bitter quarrel was precipitated* when both politicians hurled vile __________ at each other.
One of the most interesting inhabitants of our world is the bee, an insect that is ___ to all parts of the globe except the polar regions.
The honeybee is a ___ insect whose ___ is a colony that he shares with as many as 80,000 bees.
A ___ study of the activities of these insects reveals an orderliness and a social structure that is truly amazing.
For example, bees in a particular hive have a distinct odor; therefore, when an ___ seeks access they can identify him quickly and repulse his invasion.
1. Sherlock Holmes took a __________ glance at the cryptic* message and decoded it instantly.
5. At the party, the __________ hostess scurried from group to group, making friends and influencing people.
The ___ worker builds and maintains the nest, collects and stores the honey, and is the ___ of the lazy drone, or male honeybee, who does not work and has no sting.
1. The usually __________ novelist was frustrated by her failure to come up with a good plot.
3. The typist shook off the fetters* of her __________ life and joined a mountain climbing expedition.
5. Some feel that the United States should be a __________ to the inchoate* democracies around the world.
Meanwhile, other workers have been cleaning cells, caring for the young, and guarding the precious ___ of nectar.
Dedicated to the welfare of the queen and the entire insect community, all of these workers display a complete absence of ___.
2. We warned him that his reprehensible _________ would eventuate in a loss of all his friends.
5. Everytime the irate* motorist told about the accident he had a tendency to __________ the story.
After she kills any rivals who have the ___ to challenge her, an ___ note is injected.
When her ___ ___ the hive, scouts are dispatched to find a new location, and the bees swarm after their leader to begin the amazing cycle again.
2. The eminent* artist, famous for his __________, was admired by classicists and beatniks alike.
4. For having the __________ to declaim against the majority leader, the freshman senator was given the worst committee assignments.
One of the truly remarkable stories of World War II concerns a ruse* that was ___ with such ___ skill that it saved the lives of many Allied troops and helped to shorten the war.
The simple, bold, and ingenious ___ which British officers ___ is the subject of Ewen Montagu's classic, The Man Who Never Was.
In short, the idea was to plant ___ documents concerning the Allied invasion of Europe upon a dead officer
1. Because the inspector had given only cursory attention to the reports, I surmised that his conclusion would be __________.
2. Johnny Cochrane, the famous and controversial* lawyer, gave __________ attention to the preparation of every case.
3. It was necessary for the interloper to __________ a convincing story in order to gain access* to the exhibit.
4. In order to __________ the swindle, the jaunty confidence man adopted an amorous approach toward the wealthy widow.
5. The experienced teacher realized that Ricky's stomachache was merely a __________ to keep him from taking the French test.
After Commander Montagu and his colleagues had been given official approval for their dangerous escapade, they encountered ___ problems.
First, they conducted an ___ search for a body that looked as though it had recently been killed in an airplane disaster.
Then, a detailed history of the man had to be invented that would be so ___ that the enemy would accept its authenticity.
1. Burdened by her __________ responsibilities, the young executive was precluded from enjoying her new wealth.
2. Fear permeated the crippled airplane as the passengers realized that their situation was __________ with danger.
4. The store owner was __________ enough to run a sale the day after his building had been razed by the flames.
5. Florence Nightingale was a paragon of mercy in her __________ care for the wounded soldiers.
Then, "Major Martin," the man who never was, was slid into the ___ Atlantic waters off the coast of Huelva, Spain.
The secret information was transmitted to the German High Command, through a ___ of underground networks, to be ___.
2. A good motion picture producer should be skilled in all the manifold __________ of film-making.
3. After wandering through the __________, the young hero came face to face with the dragon who was indigenous to the caves.
4. When I asked the English teacher to __________ my plan for the term paper, her incisive* comments were very helpful.
5. The __________ quality of the artist's latest painting is the antithesis* of her former style.
The conspirators had reason to ___, for all evidence ___ to the fact that the German High Command was ___ about "Major Martin."
Their defense troops were moved away from the true invasion sites and ___ to areas that were inconsequential.
1. Explaining that the bookkeeper was merely a __________ dupe, the judge freed him from complicity* in the crime.
2. As the audience watched the master __________ his chess pieces, they applauded his virtuosity.*
3. An expert was summoned to __________ to the authenticity of the Rembrandts found in the Nazi cache* of stolen masterpieces.
5. I could not solve the __________ of why an altruistic person should exhibit such cupidity.
Following a number of ___ attempts to teach French, German, or English to chimps, the researchers persevered* until they hit upon the American Sign Language system that is often used by deaf persons.
modify, accommodate, spontaneous
They have had to ___ the language somewhat in order to ___ the animals' ___ gestures.
With a mixture of ___ movements and learned ones, some laboratory chimps now have an extensive vocabulary.
In addition, she can make signs for "I'm sorry," "I hurt," "Hurry," ''Give me," and a ___ of other terms that are familiar to young children.
This ___ animal can indicate that she ___ more dessert by putting her fingers together ("more") and then placing her index and second fingers on top of her tongue ("sweet").
The chimpanzees are ___ by scientists to be the closest to man of all the living apes; consequently, they are fairly easy to train.
Cinema ___ who have seen Tarzan's clever monkey ___ through the jungle also recognize the ___ intelligence of those animals.
Chimps in the laboratory have demonstrated their ability to find their way out of the most ___ maze.
With the aid of his long, powerful hands he can swing rapidly from tree to tree and cover considerable ground in his ___.
Chimps are loyal in their ___ relationships, taking only one mate at a time. That may be another ___ of these animals' superior intelligence.
3. Because Phil refused to __________ his philosophy, the directors were forced to invalidate* his appointment.
4. My English teacher admonished me: "I realize that the speech was to be __________, but it was not supposed to be incoherent or fraught with fallacious statements."
5. A quarrel was precipitated when the dietician refused to __________ the patient's special needs.
3. The defendant was alleged to have been an army deserter, but the judge said that was __________ to the case.
4. By embellishing* her work with __________ humor, the sophisticated playwright succeeded on Broadway.
5. The lieutenant confessed to a __________ of ignorance in order to properly evaluate his corporal's resourcefulness.*
2. The firemen did not have to cajole* the enthusiastic __________ into helping them extinguish the blaze.
3. When the intercity competition began, our team was supposed to __________ over our hapless* rivals.
5. Certain mice have an __________ alertness that enables them to conquer the researchers' labyrinths.*
1. The other drivers were nettled about the ease with which our car ascended the __________ road.
4. Signs were posted in the lobby to prevent __________ beggars and others of that ilk* from entering.
5. The warmth of Mr. Smythe's greeting each morning may be construed* as an excellent __________ of his health.
King Andre of Ruritania was afflicted* with ___, and the people of his country suffered, as a result.
After ten years of his ___ rule, the treasury was bankrupt, unemployment was rampant, domestic ___ was mounting, and the number of the king's
opponents who were incarcerated were ___.
Prince Schubert's first move was to declare an ___ for political prisoners and to invite home all Ruritanian ___.
The young leader announced that he would abrogate* all of the oppressive ___ that his predecessor had promulgated.
Things began to look up temporarily for the citizens who perceived in Prince Schubert the sincerity, idealism, and honesty that had been lacking in the ___ King Andre.
In order to improve Ruritania's financial position, an astute* but ___ treasurer was installed and given wide ___ powers.
He tried to get the little country back on its feet by slashing all waste from its budget, ___ King Andre's ___ palaces, and firing all incompetents.
In addition, Prince Schubert was able to get the United States to ___ a substantial loan that would enable him to start a program of public works.
Speaking on radio, the young reformer explained the reasons for higher taxes and food rationing; he was ___ when he stated the need for personal sacrifices.
Nevertheless, the resistance to reform was great, and ___ for the "good old days" of King Andre began to grow.
The people admitted that graft and corruption had been ___ under Andre, but at least "everybody got his slice of the pie."
1. With a singular disregard for his family, the __________ husband spent his salary on alcohol.
4. The necessity for executing the leaders of the abortive __________ was obviated when they committed suicide.
4. One cannot govern by __________, the sedentary* mayor quickly learned; it is necessary to get out and meet the citizens if you want their cooperation.
5. We recognized the dictator's __________ as an obvious feint* that would be withdrawn after Christmas.
3. Unless my boss modifies his __________ attitude, a fractious picket line is going to be erected.
5. When our rivals agreed to __________ the cost of our trip, a myriad of suspicions began to form in my mind.
1. The rebel's innate hatred of __________ decrees led him to crave freedom all the more.
3. Although the former farm girl pretended to be urbane, a feeling of __________ always came over her when she heard country music.
4. Criticism of the author was __________ among the coterie of intellectuals who used to praise him.
Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry are replete with ___ references to these ubiquitous bugs.
Public health officials are quick to ___ the insects as carriers of viruses that cause yellow fever and polio.
Although past evidence has been somewhat ___, recent studies also show that an allergy to roaches may contribute significantly to asthma.
Upon entering a cellar that is ___ with their aroma, you are not likely to forget the odor.
And when you spy the foul culprits creating havoc in your sugar bowl or in ___ atop your chocolate cake, your disposition may be exacerbated.
Roaches are ___ and will feast upon such ___ items as wallpaper, upholstery, nylon stockings, and beer.
Cockroaches are the oldest ___ winged insects, having been traced back over 350 million years.
They reside comfortably in caves in South America, in transcontinental airplanes, on mountain tops, in Park Avenue ___, and in television sets.
In fact, a ___ analysis made the point that
any forthcoming nuclear war will be won by roaches, not Russians, Chinese, or Americans.
Surprisingly, some sentimental souls become ___ as they consider the persecution of the insects.
A writer noted for his ___ made a ___ plea for a crash program of aid for the cockroach, calling him "a victim of his slum environment."
4. Every time his accountant called with __________ pecuniary problems, Ben was very blunt with him.
3. The __________ scent that came from the bakery created in Eloise a sense of nostalgia for her grandmother's bread.
5. Regardless of how __________ their crimes were, all the prisoners were freed by the general amnesty.
1. Hundreds of __________ copies of Shakespeare's signature came from the same prolific forger.
4. When he learned that the movie was to be replete with __________ scenes, the cautious banker refused to underwrite its cost.
3. The plague continued __________, and the hapless Friar John was unable to deliver the note to Romeo.
4. A good barometer of the reunion's success was the number of __________ songs that the alumni sang.
Growing up in an atmosphere of ___, the young prince was constantly shielded from the cruel realities of the world.
An army of ___ servants and tutors catered to his every desire, providing Siddhartha with instruction in riding, fencing, dancing, and painting while lavishing ___ praise upon him.
One day, Prince Siddhartha expressed the desire to leave his ___ surroundings and ride out among his people.
He was profoundly shaken by the misery, ___, disease, and excruciating pain with which his people were constantly afflicted.
Retiring to his room to ___ over what he had seen, he remained there for several days, deaf to the ___ of those who pleaded with him to come forth.
It seemed to Siddhartha that his life had been redolent with ___, and he was determined to make amends.
Siddhartha exchanged his sumptuous* garments for a monk's yellow robe and went out into the world to do ___ for what he considered to be his previous life of sin.
First he would cleanse himself by becoming an ___; then he would study Hindu wisdom in order to be prepared to help his suffering people.
After six years of ___ wandering and attracting only a handful of ___, Siddhartha came to a huge tree near the Indian city of Gaya.
bona fide, salvation
Buddha outlined the three paths that men might travel: worldly pleasure, self-torment, and the middle path. Only through the middle path could man achieve ___ peace and ___.
One had to repudiate* ___, keep his self-control, restrict speech, be open-minded, never lie or steal, reject selfish drives, ___ goodness, etc.
1. It was not until the wreckers began to dismantle the old edifice that they discovered its real __________.
2. As the __________ of a family of wealthy bankers, Rothschild never had to face the vicissitudes* of life.
4. In order to __________ the captive, his jailers repeatedly reviled* capitalism while praising communism.
5. The actress received __________ compliments from her friends but trenchant criticism from the reviewers.
3. As the traveler followed the tortuous path up the Kentucky mountain, he was sickened by the __________ which he saw.
3. Following a lengthy diatribe against mendacity, the priest imposed __________ upon the sinner.
4. The cave of the __________ lacked the opulence and lush decoration of his former mansion.
5. Larry's compositions proceed in a __________ manner despite the supplication of his English teacher.
1. In order to __________ good will, the management will do anything to accommodate its guests' special needs.
2. When we saw the hundreds of __________ petitions, we realized that the number of people who supported the candidate was legion.*
4. Rosalie found solace in the conviction that one day mankind would reach Shangri-la, Utopia, __________.
However, the ___ of America's several million female alcoholics is rapidly increasing in intensity.
But the statistics are inexact because it is estimated that there are nine ___ alcoholics for every one under treatment.
Although frequently ___, she can ___ a story skillfully and thus conceal her true physical condition.
Most female drinkers would ___ at the ___ of "alcoholic"and that makes their treatment all the more difficult.
Aside from the reasons offered earlier, doctors have other interesting reasons for the ___ in female drinking.
They also indict social acceptance and ___ to alcohol's ___ danger as contributory factors.
If women realized the harmful extent of the ___ effect of alcohol, they might taper off in their public and ___ drinking.
If in evaluating* her drinking, a woman ___ that several of the danger signals applied to her, she should see a physician.
1. If we were to __________ our philosophies, your materialism* would conflict with my idealism.
3. Just how our club's president is able to __________ with so many disparate personalities is something I'll never understand.
4. The __________ of the refugees who wandered about in a desultory fashion moved us to tears.
1. Dave's metamorphosis from an honest person to one who could __________ an alibi so adroitly was amazing.
3. I will have to __________ even if I receive a bona fide invitation to run for the G.O. council.
4. Because he was the scion of the richest family on our block, Lenny was given the __________ of "Rockefeller."
1. Many derogatory statements were heard from those who were opposed to further __________ of the conflict.
2. With complete __________ toward his personal safety, Lt. Regan openly challenged the puissant forces of the enemy.
4. The __________ effect of the summer's sultry* weather was to shorten everyone's temper.
1. Monte refused to __________ the extrinsic* pressures that were causing him to do poorly in his sophomore year.
5. The scheme sounded __________, but we were indoctrinated* to believe that it could work.
In most schools the classes are alphabetically ___, with youngsters'
names running the ___ from Adams to Zilch.
Mr. Sloane, a ___ teacher, began to perceive differences between the two groups: while their reading scores and I.Q.'s were roughly ___, it was apparent that Biology 128 was replete with ___ students, while Biology 121 had the normal ones.
As Mr. Sloane pursued his investigation of the ___, he discovered that a Dr. Trevor Weston of the British Medical Association had corroborated* his findings.
Dr. Weston had studied British ___ rates over a ___, finding that people whose names began with letters ranging from "S" to "Z" had a life expectancy that averaged twelve years fewer than the rest of the population.
Furthermore, those at the bottom of the alphabet tended to contract more ulcers, were more ___ to heart attacks, and were more likely to be ___ than those at the top of the alphabet.
As they are the last to recite, these youngsters feel frustrated* because what they had to say had usually been ___ earlier.
The ___ amount of waiting that this group has to do causes them to become ___ and jittery.
"S" to "Z" people also become quite ___, convinced that they are inferior to those at the top of the alphabet.
Mr. Sloane did not want to ___ the disorders that stemmed from the alphabetical arrangement.
Not only did he reverse the seating in his other classes, but he began to badger* the school's administration for a ___ to bring about such changes throughout the building.
He called it a ___ factor to ___ the ___ effects of the traditional policy.
2. Our algebra class is a __________ one in which bright students are juxtaposed with slower ones.
3. Senator Thorpe was __________ enough to realize that the scurrilous charge would have little effect upon the voters.
4. Although the lawyer acknowledged that the two cases were hardly __________, he still felt that he had a good precedent on his side.
5. The actress ran the __________ of emotions in a poignant* performance that thrilled the audience.
2. After a __________ of connubial acrimony, the couple decided to consult with a marriage counselor.
3. If a miner were to ponder over the high __________ rate in his occupation, he might want to quit.
4. Ethan Frome soon learned that his querulous wife was __________ to a variety of ailments.
1. Reporters were expecting the candidate to __________ his policy on the escalation of the war.
3. Since Alice is so gregarious it surprised me to learn that she is also an __________ girl.
5. In an attempt to show how assiduous he was, the executive spent an __________ amount of time on his report.
1. Don Ricardo hoped that his son would __________ the family business, but Manuel was too involved with chimerical* schemes to want to run a restaurant.
2. If the draconian regulations are to continue unabated, they will have __________ results.
3. Dr. Meyers prescribed medication to __________ the acid condition that had incapacitated my uncle.
4. As a prelude to his victory speech, the mayor announced that he considered the large vote to be a __________ from the people.
In the course of their studies of other cultures, ___ have reported numerous customs and practices that seem ___ to the average American.
Many primitive people believe that certain ___ objects have a will of their own and possess some magical powers.
The ___ might have derived its power, according to members of some tribes, from a god who lives within the object and has changed it into a thing of magic.
Fetishes need not only be natural objects, however. An ___ such as a sculpture or carving is also believed to possess supernatural powers.
Whereas the gods or supernatural powers merely inhabit an object that is a fetish and lend it magic, they will punish the ___ native who violates their ___ of an act or use of an object or word that has become taboo.
In many cases, however, the ___ on the community may be removed after the priests have performed a special ceremony.
Although it is probably ___ human behavior to be ___ of the bizarre superstitions practiced by inhabitants of unfamiliar cultures, it seems to be somewhat imprudent to laugh at others before one takes a good, hard look at the ___ taboos and fetishes one accepts as part of one's everyday life.
Isn't it somewhat absurd when the "dyed-in-the-wool" ___, who illogically fears the taint* of close association with blacks (behavior that resembles fear of a taboo), spends most of the summer lying in the sun trying to acquire the color he claims to ___?
During the Middle Ages most people believed that the devil could enter our bodies when we sneezed, because at that propitious moment we left our bodies ___.
However, this catastrophic event could be avoided if another person immediately made an ___ to God.
2. It has been suggested that the man who builds a better mousetrap will find the world beating a path to his door to possess this __________.
3. The explorers saw the golden statue and thought of how much money it would bring them. But their lives would be in danger if they moved it because it was a powerful __________ to the natives.
4. Margaret Mead, the famous __________, fascinated thousands of readers with her studies of South Seas islanders.
1. Unsanitary conditions in the bottling factory caused hundreds of cases of soda to be __________ by dirt and foreign objects. The health department refused to allow the soda to be sold.
2. Although a New Jersey high school principal placed a __________ on boys wearing their hair long, one student fought in the courts and won his case.
3. It is considered __________ to give your computer code word to anyone not fully known to you.
5. In the nuclear age it has become __________ for the nations of the world to learn to live in peace.
2. The teacher felt like laughing after he heard Sally's __________ excuse for not having done her homework.
3. One politician, a notorious __________, hopes to get support as a presidential candidate on the basis of his prejudices and intolerance.
4. I __________ some one who is constantly changing channels with a remote while I'm trying to read in the same room.
5. Would relations between countries be simpler if a __________ language were spoken rather than hundreds of separate ones?
3. Despite the inexorable torture, 007 kept the __________ secret of the labyrinth leading to the underground headquarters.
4. It appears that many computers are __________ to "viruses" that can cause great damage.
There are few sights that are more impressive and ___ than the eruption of an active volcano.
There are few natural events that so singularly dwarf man's ___ attempts to control his environment.
Perhaps the greatest volcanic ___ of modern times took place in 1883 when the island of Krakatoa in Indonesia blew up as the result of a volcanic explosion.
New islands were formed by the lava that poured out, and ___ was scattered across the Indian Ocean for hundreds of miles.
Volcanic material, ___ seventeen miles into the atmosphere, created startlingly beautiful sunsets for years afterwards.
We are now faced with the ___ prospect of new weapons that can cause destruction of life and property on a scale far beyond our imagination.
No matter who takes the first step to ___ a conflict, the possibility exists that the ___ will spread and envelop the world.
Some consider it mandatory that the nuclear powers seek agreement on methods of limiting and controlling these weapons, for in the absence of such an agreement, we may ___ the day atomic energy was made practical.
Under the ___ of the Water Commissioner, citizens were encouraged to develop habits that would save water.
The continued imprudent waste by each of us of this most basic resource will work to the ___ of all.
Frequently, the answer concerns the fact that the ancient one liked to ___ regularly of some hard liquor.
Smoking a pipe, or sewing on some garment, these rare specimens of hardy humanity are far from the ___ folk we expect to see.
1. Fred had been known for his gentle ways, so his friends were stunned by the __________ of angry words that issued from him.
2. We were surprised by the __________ resistance put up by the voracious tiger to its capture.
3. After her house had burned to the ground, Mrs. Wiley searched through the __________ for her valuable jewelry.
4. Many of those who witnessed the first atomic explosion reported that it was an __________ sight.
1. Who could imagine a more bizarre* story than the one having to do with a cow causing the __________ in Chicago?
2. No matter how one tries to delete material from a computer, it is almost impossible to __________ it.
4. She could not imagine how she was going to get him to __________ a conversation about marriage.
3. The tree in front of my house has the dubious honor of being the spot voted the most __________ by the dogs of the neighborhood.
4. It was fortuitous that at the last moment the mayor offered the __________ of his office in finding a solution to the problem.