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Though most of our players were equals of theirs, the awesome size of their ____ center filled us with apprehension.

redoubtable

I became desperately tired of listening to him ____ about how important he was, how much money he had, and so forth.

prate

Who can ever forget those pictures showing the ____ faces of the people who had been in concentration camps!

cadaverous

Whenever she serves as a chairperson, she is so ____ that she insists on observing every fine point of parliamentary procedure.

punctilious

I found that beneath his rather ____ manner and appearance there was a warm, sympathetic person.

austere

An official who is responsible for shaping vital national policies whould not waste time and energy on such ____matters.

inconsequential

Even a so-called minor ____ of the traffic laws may lead to a serious accident.

infraction

At a time when we need a modest, low-cost housing program, how can we be expected to accept such a ____ scheme?

grandiose

His work on behalf of the homeless was merely the latest in a long line of ____ undertakings.

beneficent

Is there any way that we can make ____ for the terrible wrong we have done them?

restitution

Fond remembrances of happy days of family life intensified rather than ____ her grief.

mitigated

They ____ the funeral service by talking loudly during the ceremonies, laughing, and generally showing a complete lack of respect.

desecrated

Before they arrived home from the party, they ____ an elaborate story that they hoped would excuse their being two hours late.

concocted

It is hard to forgive the ____ selfishness with which they took most of the food supplies for their own use.

crass

Our democracy, I believe, is more ____ to decay from within than it is to attack from the outside.

vulnerable

Though she looked rather frail, her ____ spirit made her a tireless crusader for women's rights.

stalwart

We are, I trust, long past the time when it was considered quite "natural" for newly elected officials to ____ the city treasury.

pillage

She has ____ her considerable talents by writing books that are designed to appeal to the lowest tastes.

debased

I'm telling you this not to ____ you for having made a mistake but to prevent the mistake from being repeated.

reprove

He went right on with his speech, refusing to be ____ by the heckling of a few loudmouths.

disconcerted

S not PERTURBED by the noise

disconcerted

S VULGAR appeal for money

crass

S to CHATTER boringly about the weather

prate

S COMPENSATION for his misdeeds

restitution

S DIMINISH the horror of the crime

mitigate

S FABRICATE an excuse

concoct

S exaggerating TRIVIAL flaws

inconsequential

S a BREACH of our agreement

infraction

S EXPOSED to wind and high water

vulnerable

S LOOT the museum of valuables

pillage

S to DEMEAN our group's reputation

debase

S an INTREPID and faithful sidekick

stalwart

S an ASCETIC life of plain food and little sleep

austere

S was REPROACHED for his mistakes

reproved

S happy results from MAGNANIMOUS choices

beneficent

A a ROBUST specimen

cadaverous

A her UNAFFECTED delivery of Shakespeare's lines

grandiose

A HONOR this ritual of the tribe

desecrate

A LAUGHABLE as a challenger

redoubtable

A NEGLIGENT in filling out the form

punctilious

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