Although John is in the navy, his _______________prevents him from serving in submarines.
On her birthday, Mom's _________surprised her by taking her out to lunch.
Once he became president of the company, Mr. Rose never _______________ to travel in any way but first class.
During rehearsals, the star of the show never _______________to join the rest of the cast for lunch; instead he ate alone in his dressing room.
Lucinda's ________________ attitude is not what we want in our elementary school tutors.
Tanya's plans for attending the university are ____________on receiving a scholarship.
The Ethiopian _________________led the parade of Olympic athletes into the stadium.
Learning that she needed a bone-marrow transplant did not _________Miranda, but instead gave her hope for her future.
Expelled from Massachusetts Bay Colony in the winter of 1636, Roger Williams began a ____________journey south to find a place to settle.
Opening the dam just north of the Grand Canyon sent a _______________to dry river beds in the canyon.
When the Millers advertised their new car for such a low price, they received a ________________of offers to buy.
As she convalesced from her surgery, Delia's friends ________________ her with cards, phone calls and visits.
I wanted Linda to reassure me, but her letter, instead of ________________my fears, increased them.
His fans ____________Babe Ruth, "the Sultan of Swat."
The audience is alerted to the entrance on-stage of Hamlet's mother, Queen Gertrude, by a loud ______________.
The props manager, working behind the scenes without _____________, was estential to the overall effect of the play.
The ______________swallows took short trial flights over the yard from their nest on the porch.
The reporter, a _________, forgot to get the eyewitness's name.
Susan, bored by the _____________chatter of her classmates, walked on down the hall.
Hearing the ________________of his own response made Bruno understand how exhausted and in need of sleep he really was.
In spite of the soldiers' threats, the children showed their __________by refusing to tell them anything about their friend.
The team's mistakes in the final tournament were _____________, having no affect on the result.
Our trip was ______________unnecessarily by driving right past the correct exit.
A ________________of the Statue of Liberty stood on my grandmother's shelf, a reminder of her first glimpse of her new country.
A colleague is
a coworker with equal status.
fear of enclosed spaces.
A deluge of something is
a large amount of it.
A contingent is
a part of a larger group.
A condescending actor
is one who treats others as inferior.
A fanfare is
a flourish of trumpets.
To be daunted is to
be afraid or intimidated.
A fledgling is
a young bird.
An inane remark is
one that is foolish.
If an argument is protracted,
it is drawn out in time.
Your salary will be (dependent to some extent) on how many years of experience as a nurse you have had.
A (somewhat smaller copy) of Philadelphia's Liberty Bell hangs in our town museum.
(Young and inexperienced) fencers need close supervision at first, so that they do not hurt each other with their foils.
The cost of an oil change for the car was (small enough that we thought nothing of it).
With very little (display intended to gain attention), the owner announced that he would continue to pay his workers while the burned factory building was repaired.
When Brad and Tom got caught in a blizzard with the herd of horses they were drivng over the mountain, they had plenty of opportunities to show their (ability to bear up under difficult circumstances).
The sudden (downpour of rain) caused the crowd at the racetrack to run for shelter.
On summer mornings, the ocean breeze soon (gets ride of) the morning mist.
Last summer the lifeguard at our pool was (given the name) Hercules because he loved to show off his muscles.
The way to deal with the (silly foolishness) of daytime talk shows is to turn off the television.