Vocab Unit 5 Completing the Sentence

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reputed

The man is ____ to have mob connections, but so far no one has actually substantiated the allegation

fiat

During the eleven years of his "personal rule", King Charles I bypassed Parliament and ruled England by royal _______

fecund

The phonograph is but one of the wonderful new devices that sprang from the ____ mind of Thomas Edison, our most prolific inventor

ubiquitous

American-style fast-food shops have gained such popularity all over the world that they are now truly _______

idiosyncrasy

His constant use of the word fabulous, even for quite ordinary subjects is a(n) _____ that I could do without

acuity

The passing years lessened her physical vigor but in no way diminished the ____ of her judgment

enervated

I was so ______ by the oppressive heat and humidity of that awful afternoon that I could barely move

nuance

Music can often express a(n)_______ of mood or feeling that would be difficult to put into words

hallowed

The ground in which those soldiers are buried was _______ by the blood they shed on it

sophistry

Analysis will show that his "brilliant exposition" of how we can handle the pollution problem without cost to anyone is the merest ________

overweening

His________ sense of superiority dominated his personality in much the same way as his beetling brow dominates his face

garnered

The marathon not only brought in huge sums of money for Africa's starving masses but also ______ much sympathy for their plight

mundane

May I interrupt this abstruse discussion and turn your attention to more ____ matters-like what's for dinner?

penchant

You may have many good traits, but I do not admire your____ for borrowing things and failing to return them

delineate

The artist's sketch not only _____ the model's appearance accurately, but also captured something of her personality

figment

"Your suspicion that I am constantly making fun of you behind you back is a mere____ of your overheated brain," I replied

sumptuous

There is quite a difference between the austere furnishings of my little apartment and the _________ accommodations of a luxury hotel.

ignominy

He was a changed young man after he suffered the ________ of expulsion from West Point for conduct unbecoming a gentleman

esoteric

Most people I know are so busy dealing with the ordinary problems of life that they have no time for ________ philosophical speculation

depraved

Beneath the man's cultivated manner and impeccable grooming there lurked the ____ mind of a brutal sadist

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