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wordly wise book 11 lesson 19 sentences

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aegis
noun.
protection; sponsorship;
The peacekeeping force entered the area under the __________ of the United Nations.
bauble
noun.
a showy, ornamental object with little practical use; a trinket;
When returning from his travel abroad, Father usually brought a colorful ____________ for each child.
complaisant
adjective.
willing to please; agreeable;
Jared was _________ toward his boss, carrying out her orders with alacrity and always speaking respectfully to her.
consolidate
verb.
to join together; to unite;
The meeting was convened to discuss _____________ the multifarious companies into a single large corporation.
consolidate
verb.
to strengthen or make firm;
The candidate's primary victories ______ed her position as presidential front-runner.
depredation
noun. the act of plundering or destroying; also, the loss or damage that results;
Though no lives were lost, the _____________ inflicted by the hurricane were severe.
epiphany
noun.
a sudden understanding of the meaning, essence, or reality of something;
After many days of agonizing introspection, Gabrielle had an __________ in which the choice to make became unexpectedly clear.
moratorium
noun.
a waiting period or temporary ban on activity;
Hoping to ease the hostility developing between the two countries, the diplomats requested a one-month _______ on troop movements.
pendulous
adjective.
hanging loosely or swinging freely;
The __ branches of the weeping willow grazed the ground.
portend
verb.
to be a sign of; to indicate what will happen;
The high election turnout __________s a renewed interest in town government.
portent
noun.
an omen; ominous significance;
The radical new car design may be a ___ of things to come.
portentous
adjective.
of momentous or ominous significance; foreboding;
There are still those who think that the alignment of the planets is a ___________ event.
pragmatic
adj. concerned with practical solutions rather than abstract theory;
Always ___________, Dorothy was more interested in how she could use the new machine than in the theory behind its design.
reprieve
verb.
to delay or suspend punishment;
The condemned man will be executed unless ____________ by the governor.
reprieve
noun.
a relief or respite, especially when temporary;
Commuters were relieved when the rail line due to be shut down was granted a ____________.
stentorian
adjective.
extremely loud or powerful in sound;
The principal was a charismatic speaker whose ___________ voice commanded instant attention.
tenure
noun.
the condition of holding property, and office, or a position; also the period during which it is held;
The professor's __________ at the college ended when she was fired.
unilateral
adjective.
done or carried out by one of two or more parties rather than in concert with others;
Instead of consulting with other countries, France made a ___________ decision to resume nuclear testing in the Pacific.
viable
adjective.
capable of living, growing, or developing;
Less than half of last year's corn seed turned out to be ____________; the rest did not produce any plants.
viable
adjective.
capable of success; workable;
Although Young-sook's strategy for recycling the city's refuse seemed the most __________ one, it received only a modicum support.