Vocabulary Workshop Level F Unit 8 Choosing the Right Word

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Dissension

A certain amount of disagreement is healthy in any organization, but in our club ______ has almost become a way of life.

Subservient

I noticed with some distaste how her usually overbearing manner became ______ when our employer joined the group.

Expurgated

If we are going to be required to perform a(n) ______ version of the play, then I think it is not worth doing.

Consternation

Imagine our ______ when the brakes failed and we headed full speed toward the busy intersection!

Susceptible

Students who have been well trained in the social sciences should not be ______ to the cheap fallacies of racism.

Dissipated

The estate he had inherited from his father was ______ in a long series of impractical and/or mismanaged business enterprises.

Dispassionate

Try your best to subdue your natural reluctance and make a ______ decision that will be in your son's best interests.

Odium

My Spanish friend finds it hard to understand the ______ attached to bullfighting in most non-Hispanic countries.

Bovine

Their ______ stares and obvious inability to understand the seriousness of the situation made me doubt their mental capacity.

Intemperate

Though I was annoyed by the child's behavior, the father's outburst of anger seemed to me deplorably ______.

Squeamish

I am not ordinarily a ______ person, but the sight of that terrible automobile accident haunted me for weeks.

Hypothetical

By reference to ______ cases, you may be able to clarify the difference between "murder" and "manslaughter" for the law students.

Impugn

It is not for me to ______ his motives, but how could anyone except an overambitious scoundrel have misled his friends in that way?

Perfidy

Aren't you going a little far when you accuse me of ______ because I didn't vote for you in the beauty contest?

Gauntlet

The retiring coach said he no longer had the stomach to run the ______ of critics who assailed him after every loss.

Acrimonious

There is often a thin line between the kind of debate that is spirited and useful and that which is ______ and nonproductive.

Corpulent

Not too long ago in our society, a ______ body was generally admired as a sign of prosperity and physical vigor.

Relegated

When Mr. Kummer saw my pathetically inept efforts to prepare a banana split, I was ______ to the ranks of the unemployed.

Disavow

The prisoner attempted to ______ his confession on the grounds that he had not been informed of his legal rights.

Ignoble

Far from being ______, her failure after making a valiant effort may serve as an inspiration to young people.

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