In spite of Miriam's ________praise of Walter, I was not convinced of his ability.
Romeo's __________led him to take great risks to see his beloved Juliet.
Critics __________the book when it first appeared but the reading public loved it.
Feelings of remorse __________Lord Jim for his single act of cowardice.
The late Mr. Kim's ______include a valuable stamp collection.
Height can be a great ________in a basketball player.
Money was of little use in Plymouth Colony so the Pilgrims __________with the Native Americans for the things they needed.
Commerce was conducted by _________when Iraq's currency collapsed after the 2003 invasion.
The musical "Cats" was a __________for the estate of T. S. Eliot, as he wrote the book of poems on which it was based.
They say that laughter is __________.
Einstein ___________the relationship between matter and energy.
Yesterday's rough seas __________the divers from exploring the sunken ship.
A "Keep Off" sign acts as a __________against trespassers.
Jimmy Doo's _______for bantering with audience members made him a popular entertainer.
If you leave the stadium before the end of the concert, you ___________the right to return.
You have to pay a _________if you can't answer the question.
Adding sound to movies was an ___________that transformed the film industry.
Companies succeed by beng _____________and keeping up with the latest technology.
The trendy new video game system caused a ___________in toy stores.
Attempts to make super-conductive materials were _________by the extremely low temperatures required.
The company boasts that its name is ___________with quailty.
Sue and Mario __________over whose turn it was to cut the grass.
To contemplate something
is to consider it.
An innovation is
a new method or improvement.
To by stymied
is to be thwarted.
A deterrent is
anything that discourages or prevents.
intensity of feeling.
To assail something
is to attack it.
A bonanza is
a source of riches.
To forfeit something
is to have to give it up.
To be contagious is to be
passed easily to others.
To wrangle is to
quarrel or argue.
To Sid's mom, motorcycles and danger are (closely related in her mind).
Maisie is (making plans for) six months of travel in Bolivia before resuming her studies.
"I don't understand this (intense and uncontrollable desire) for shopping," said Grandpa crossly.
Don't let a minor setback (keep) you from doing what is best for you.
The twins began to (quarrel in a noisy manner) over whose turn it was.
The ability to identify with voters' concerns is a great (quality that can be used to advantage) when running for public office.
The society had no need of money as it survived economically by (exchanging goods an services with others).
The poet has many admirers, and they are all (full of passionate intensity) in their support.
If the defendent does not show up, the money he paid to the court is (kept by those who were holding it).
When it comes to making friends, Pam has a real (ability that seems to come naturally to her).
These were at one time considered an "innovation".
threats of punishment, fear of failure
These might be a "deterrent" to someone.
an advocate, a painting, a fanatic, a connoissseur
These might exhibit "ardor".
a problem, a riddle, an equation
These might "stymie" someone.
One might have a "flair" for this.
doubts, blows, fears, threats
These could "assail" someone.
money, good health, a gold watch, knowledge
These could be an "asset"
food, labor, a table
This items could be "bartered"