shameless boldness: General Zaroff had the ___ to suggest that Rainsford would enjoy hunting for humans.
the choice members or best of a group: Only the ___ players get elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
to produce; to make happen: Good study habits ___ good grades.
to draw or bring out: Despite Mayella Ewell's unwillingness to cooperate, Atticus Finch _____d responses from her that showed she was lying about Tom Robinson.
to collect bit by bit; to gather with patient labor: After the plane crash, investigators sorted through the wreckage, hoping to ___ clues about the cause of the mishap.
to wear or irritate, often through rubbing or friction: If you don't wear gloves while using a shovel, the handle might begin to ___ your hands and cause blisters.
to drink (especially alchohol): Unless he ____s five cups of coffee during breakfast, the salesman can't start his work day.
to pretend: On the bus ride home, Joe ___s being asleep so that no one will talk to him.
to stop; to discontinue: Visits from the spirits motivated Ebenezer Scrooge to ___ from being cold and heartless.
to hint at, to refer to indirectly: In Dickens' day, it was considered improper to write the name of the Devil's domain, so Dickens only ____s to the "h" word.