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voracious

The youngster who reads ___,

indiscriminate

... though ___, does not necessarily gain in wisdom over the teenager who is more selective in his reading choices.

eminent

A young man who has read the life story of every ___ athlete of the twentieth century

steeped

or a coed who has ___ herself in every social-protest novel she can get her hands on,

replete

But books are ___ with so many wonders that it is often discouraging to see bright young people limit their
own experiences.

replete

The football game was __________ with excitement and great plays.

eminent

The __________ author received the Nobel Prize for literature.

steeped

My cousin is so __________ in schoolwork that his friends call him a bookworm.

voracious

After skiing, I find that I have a __________ appetite.

indiscriminate

Modern warfare often results in the __________ killing of combatants and innocent civilians alike.

eminent

of high reputation, outstanding

replete

completely filled or supplied with

indiscriminate

choosing at random without careful selection

voracious

desiring or consuming great quantities

steeped

soaked, drenched, saturated

abound

The worlds of science-fiction ___ with wonders.

prognosticated, matron

A British scientist has ___ that within ten years every suburban ___ will have her own robot servant.

matron

A British scientist has prognosticated that within ten years every suburban ??? will have her own robot servant.

automaton

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.

prognosticate

The mayor refused to __________ as to his margin of victory in the election.

automaton

The time is approaching when human workers may be replaced by __________.

matron

A clever salesman will always ask a __________ if her mother is at home.

abound

The western plains used to __________ with bison before those animals were slaughtered by settlers.

technology

Man may be freed from backbreaking labor by the products of scientific __________.

matron

an older married woman

technology

branch of knowledge dealing with engineering, applied science, etc.

automaton

a robot; a mechanical "person"

abound

to exist in great numbers

prognosticate

to predict or foretell a future event

technology

Yet modern ___ progresses so rapidly that what may be today's wild dream may be next year's kitchen appliance.

paradoxical

How ___ that the world's greatest chefs have all been men!

annal

Cooking would clearly seem to be a field that lies exclusively within women's realm, yet the ___ of cookery are replete* with masculine names.

masculine

qualities and things relate to or are considered typical of men, in contrast to women.

compound

To ___ the puzzle, there has rarely been a tinge of rumor or scandal casting doubts on the masculinity of these heroes of cuisine.

tinge

To compound the puzzle, there has rarely been a ___ of rumor or scandal casting doubts on the masculinity of these heroes of cuisine.

compounded

His gloom was now __________ by the failing mark on his geometry test.

realm

Cooking would clearly seem to be a field that lies exclusively within women's realm, yet the ___ of cookery are replete* with masculine names.

annals

The __________ of sports are replete* with the names of great black athletes.

paradoxical

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.

tinge

A __________ of garlic is all that's necessary in most recipes.

realm

The cruel king would not allow the prince to enter his __________, restricting him to the forest, which abounded* with wild animals.

tinge

a trace, smattering, or slight degree

paradoxical

a statement that at first seems to be absurd or self-contradictory but which may in fact turn out to be true

compound

to increase or add to

annals

historical records

realm

special field of something or someone; kingdom

badger

It is difficult to change someone's opinion by ___ him.

implore

The child who begs his mother to "get off his back" when she ___ him for some assistance with the household drudgery,

drudgery

The child who begs his mother to "get off his back" when she implore him for some assistance with the household ___,

interminable

may very well plead ___ for some special privilege when he wants something for himself.

perceive

How paradoxical* that neither is able to ___ that no one likes being nagged.

drudgery

She does her homework on Fridays to save herself from the __________ of having to do it during the weekend.

badger

The teacher continually __________ the pupil for the missing assignments.

percieve

The eminent scientist __________ difficulties in putting the invention into practice.

implore

The sick child's mother __________ the doctor to come immediately.

interminable

I listened to the boring lecture for what seemed an __________ fifty minutes.

drudgery

unpleasant, dull, or hard work

interminable

unending

implore

to plead urgently for aid or mercy

perceive

to understand, know, become aware of

badger

to pester, nag, annoy persistently

avid

As an ___ football fan, I try to see every game the Jets play.

cajole

Whenever I can ___ my father into accompanying me, I try to do so.

rudimentary

He has only a ___ knowledge of the game, and since I am steeped in it, I enjoy explaining its intricate details to him.

nuance

It certainly does enhance your appreciation of football when you are aware of every ___ of the sport.

avid

eager

nuance

light variation in meaning, tone, etc.

rudimentary

elementary

cajole

coax

rudimentary

Since my grasp of algebra is __________, I cannot solve the problem.

cajoled

The parakeet refused to be __________ into entering her cage.

enhance

It will __________ your enjoyment of an opera if you know what the plot is about in advance.

nuance

In reading the satires of Jonathan Swift, one must be vigilant* in order to catch each __________.

avid

Bill Clinton is an __________ reader of mystery stories.

pretext

Under the ___ of being a surgeon he gained entry to the hospital.

fabricate, adroit

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.

gesticulate, vigilant

It was not until the phony "doctor" began to ___ wildly with his scalpel, that a ___ nurse was able to detect the fraud.

scalpel

a thin straight surgical knife used in dissection and surgery

vigilant

The shootings at Columbine High School made educators much more __________,

adroit

My nephew is quite __________ at making model airplanes.

fabricate

Most fisherman can __________ a story about the size of the one that got away.

pretext

Her __________ of being tired did not fool us for an instant.

gesticulate

I often marvel as I watch the traffic officer __________ at the onrushing cars.

marvel

be amazed at

fabricate

to lie; to construct

adroit

skillful

pretext

an excuse

vigilant

watchful

gesticulate

move the arms energetically

laconic

Calvin Coolidge, our thirtieth president, was named "Silent Cal" by reporters because of his ___ speech.

throng

One Sunday, after Mr. Coolidge had listened to an interminable* sermon, a ___ of newsmen gathered around him.

intrepid, accost

An ___ reporter ___ the Chief Executive: "Mr. President, we know that the sermon was on the topic of sin. What did the minister say?"

reticent

"He was against it," the ___ Coolidge replied.

laconic

His speech was usually rambling, but this time I found it brief and __________.

accost

If a surly panhandler should ______ you, keep on walking.

reticent

Even under repeated questioning, the witness remained __________.

throng

A howling __________ of teenage girls surrounded the rap artists.

intrepid

The corporal received the Silver Star for his __________ deeds in combat.

laconic

expressing much in few words

intrepid

brave

accost

to approach and speak to

throng

crowd

reticent

slient

furtive, felon

Casting a ___ glance over his shoulder, the ___ slipped out the main prison gate to be swallowed up in the British fog.

plethora,hapless

A ___ of escapes from supposedly secure prisons embarrassed the ___ wardens.

irate

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."

irate

angry, incensed

felone

a person guilty of a major crime

hapless

unfortunate

plethora

excess

furtive

secret, stealthy

hapless

The __________ contest winner was unable to locate the lucky ticket.

irate

My uncle was __________ when the drunken driver swerved in front of us.

furtive

In a __________ manner she removed her shoes and tiptoed up to her room.

plethora

When the teacher asked why the homework had not been done, he was greeted by a __________ of incredible alibis.

felon

Since the boss learned that Bob associated with a known __________, he fired him.

loathe

"If there's one thing I ???," the coach said, "it's a quitter."

reprimand

He had good reason to ??? us at half-time, because the scoreboard revealed that we were losing, 4520.

lackluster

Our ??? performance indicated to him that we had forgotten the rudimentary* aspects of basketball.

caustic

His ??? remarks fired us up, however, and we dashed out, ... determined to wrest control of the game from our rivals.

wrest

... determined to ??? control of the game from our rivals.

wrest

With the help of his brothers he was able to __________ the leadership of the company from his partner.

lackluster

Speaking in a monotone, the politician was booed for his __________ address.

caustic

In a __________ article, the drama critic slaughtered the hapless* actors.

loathe

I __________ spinach but I love other green vegetables.

reprimand

When Ed arrived late, he knew that the grocer would __________ him.

infamous

Slippery Eddie, the ??? pickpocket, was back at work, and every detective had to be especially vigilant.*

jostle

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.

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 ???.

incipient

Within a week the ??? crime wave came to an end when Slippery Eddie inadvertently chose the chief of police for his victim.

inadvertently

Within a week the ??? crime wave came to an end when Slippery Eddie ??? chose the chief of police for his victim.

incipient

By telling the truth, we stopped the __________ rumor from spreading.

infamous

The bombing of Pearl Harbor was referred to as an __________ deed.

dupe

The wealthy __________ consented to buy the often-sold Brooklyn Bridge.

jostle

When he attempted to __________ the old lady, she struck him with her umbrella.

inadvertent

Through an __________ error, the guided missile sped out of control.

ominous jittery

There was an ominous silence when the jittery defendant rose in court.

tremulous repudiate

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.

buzz cessation

The audience began to buzz excitedly until the judge demanded a cessation of the noise.

bristled

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.

ominous

After the weatherman had seen the __________ clouds, he prognosticated* rain.

repudiate

The general attempted to __________ the testimony of the lieutenant, claiming that the young officer was not an authority on low level bombing.

bristle

Upon seeing the snake, the cat began to __________ with fear.

tremulous

The widow's __________ hands revealed her nervousness.

cessation

The __________ of the bombing in Yugoslavia was urged by the Pope.

ominous

threatening

tremulous

quivering

repudiate

to reject, decline

cessation

stopping