the government and the public failed to give ___ to the reports of an impending water shortage.
every arm of government and every educational institution should ___ bigotry in all its forms.
the crowd did not ____ any signs of panic but moved in an orderly fashion to the nearest exits.
brutus and cassius hatched a ___ plot to assassinate julius caesar on the steps of the roman senate
the chef was an expert in making those ___ dishes that are characteristic of south indian cooking.
the ____ of the two cities has created a greater metropolitan are that in effect is one city.
the listless student answered with ____ spirit when the subject of military tactics was raised.
a number of american religious groups like the shakers have built seperate communities based on _____ schemes.
the tourists on safari traveled over the ___ grasslands of Kenya in search of native wildlife.
the assembly speaker couldn't be understood because he mumbled his words instead of ___ them clearly.
for as far as the eye could see, ____ fields of unripe corn swayed gently in the morning breeze.
an educated citizenry will not give ___ to wild charges of extremists seeking to undermine our political and economic system.
how could we draw any clear ideas from a talk that was so disorganized, confused in language, and generally ____?
sadly, the ____ schemes of high-minded idealists usually founder on the rocks of practical realities.
i believe there is an overall design to the universe that has been visible ever since the first thing crawled out of the ____ ooze.
in the hands of our hopelessly ___ producer, what hsould have been a surefire hit turned into a resounding fiasco.
when new evidence turned up in the case, the court ordered the coroner to ____ the victim's body and reexamined it.
though diesel fuels are not as thick as motor oil, they are a good deal more ____ than regular gasoline.
though i prefer to be as open and aboveboard as possible, i have learned that it is sometimes wiser or more tactful to ____.
when bill told that he had made the varsity wrestling team, he began to ____ around the gym like a young colt.
the ncaa has in recent years cracked down hard on such _____ practices as "shaving points."
he clothes his puny ideas in such highfalutin _____ that they resemble gnats in top hats and tails.
the new chairman ____ that she called the "deplorable tendency of so many Americans to try to get something for nothing."
when new sot he school fire ran through town, ____ parents rushed to the scene of the blaze.
every memorial day, the mayor delivers an ____ extolling the selfless devotion of those who have died in defense of this country.
i have always regarded the man as something as a daredevil, but on this occasion he approached the problem with _____ caution.
far from being unpleasant, her slight foreign accent added an extra dash of spice to her already ____ personality.
an accomplised hypocrite usually finds it very easy to ____ his or her true feelings as circumstances dictate.
the book has an interesting plot, but the author has practically smothered it in the endless ____.
though the work hadn't seen the light of day for over a century, a daring impresario ___ and staged it to great public acclaim.
not surprisingly, the address was a notably evenhanded affair in which the speaker cleverly mixed ___ with admonition.
the investigating committee ___ the use of substandard materials and slovenly workmanship in the housing project.
one of the duties of a president is to ___ the policies and programs of his administration in a forceful and convincing way.
the united states is cooperating with the other nations of the world in an effort to check the ____ trade in narcotics.
despite all the reports of "miraculous" cures, you would be well advised to withhold ____ until the drug has been fully tested.
the behavior of armies in wartime often evinces the ____ blood lust that civilized people have not yet fully overcome.
when life was easy he was all dash and confidence, but in times of trouble his essentially ____ character came to the fore.
the ____ of our ideas on handling the problem made it very easy for my colleague and me to produce the report in record time.
fromt he bridge,t he rescue team could just make out the blurred image of a car beneath the ___ waters of the river.
unfortunately, the ____ hopes and aspirations of my youth have been somewhat blighted by the icy blasts of reality.
from the deck of our luxury liner, we occasionally caught sight of schools of porpoises ___ playfully in the waves.