Myron _________to the wishes of his colleagues when he stopped smoking in the office.
Although Cicely was not from an _________family, she could attend an excellent but expensive school because of the scholarship she had won.
Mrs. Winn's ____________is due to oil being discovered on her land.
Even though our choice of restaurant was __________, the food was delicious.
____________working with leather, yarn, and clay displayed their products at the local crafts fair.
Bert helped Matt ___________the engine so they could begin work on the repair.
To prepare the salad, Genevieve first blanched the vegetables by ____________them in boiling water.
Sophie, ___________in her book, did not notice when Jaime boarded the bus and sat down beside her.
All the steps preliminary to painting the ceiling--scraping, patching, and sanding---were ____________to Samantha who wanted to finish the job quickly.
This silver pocket watch is my __________from Grandfather Gomez.
Catholicism and the Spanish language are ______________of Spanish rule in Guatemala.
The Amish shun _________furnishings for their homes.
In one bedroom of the old mansion, the four walls had been painted with a lively _____________of Chesapeake Bay.
One course my aunt teaches at the university is a ___________of civil rights law in the United States.
The ___________of the Tan family has provided the money for his cancer research center.
Andrew Carnegie, a renowned _________, established many public libraries in the early 1900's.
Winning the Nobel Prize brings much ___________.
An Oscar is the most _________award in the movie industry.
Although Robert Graves was a _______poet, he is remembered primarily for his few novels.
When we asked her about her parents, Adriana grew _________.
Karl's __________about his plans for the summer made us even more curious.
Blithewold, once the summer residence of a coal-mining_____________, is now open to tourists.
A panorama is
a complete view in all directions.
A prolific poet is one who
produces a large body of work.
A reticent person
is quiet and says little.
An artisan is
a worker skilled at a trade or craft.
To immerse something is to
cover it with liquid.
making contributions to those in need.
A legacy is
a sum of money left to a person.
An irksome position
is one that is annoying.
An ostentatious review
is one designed to draw much attention.
To accede to something
is to agree to it.
The objects excavated from the ruins of Pompeii suggest that many people who lived there had been (in possession of great wealth).
Dora recommends this book because it provides a (complete and unbroken view) of Polish history.
Blanca's (tendency to keep her thoughts to herself) makes it difficult to get to know her.
My bicycle is easy to (break down into its separate parts) if I want to take it on the plane.
Giselle was (completely absorbed) in her science project when the phone rang.
Umpire Heller denied that his call was (based on personal whim).
Mount Helos Hospital is the most (respected because of its high standing) in the state.
In the 1940s the Lee family, local (people who gave to those in need), built this concert hall, which still serves the community.
This book suggests that one (of the things handed down as a result) of the 1960s was a greater awareness of equal rights for all Americans.
A (rich and powerful businessperson) from Brazil is interested in buying this jewelry factory.
benign, prudent, spontaneous
These describe the actions of a "philanthropist."
a coin collection, a democratic government, a savings bond
These might be a "legacy".
winning a scholarship, beating a track record
These might earn you "prestige".
a sewing machine
This might be "dismantled".
a conversation, a movie, water
One could be "immersed" in these.
a stonemason, a basket weaver
These are "artisan".
an oil billionaire
These might be considered a "tycoon".
owning expensive jewelry, flying on one's own jet
These suggest "influence".