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Into the Wild Vocab 1 Sentence Completions

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mawkish
While Jack loved his family, he was not one to get _____ and put on lavish displays of sentiment.
amiable
Despite Amanda's warm and _____ personality, she still had very few friends.
contumacious
The judge was quick to have ____ defendants removed from his courtroom for their bad behavior.
futile
Although the dog chewed and chewed on his leash, his efforts to break free were ____ as his owner had purchased a very sturdy leash.
emaciated
After being kidnapped and held without much food for 324 days, the young woman was extremely ____ and could barely stand.
primoridal
Man's first language was ___ and consisted of only a few words.
atavistic
The bird's unusually large beak was a(n) ____ mutation that had previously only been seen in primitive bird species.
terse
Now, she was edgy and ____ with him, responding in only short, clipped sentences.
idealistic
Max was always an ___ kid, thinking that the world could be better than it actually is.
convivial
The atmosphere in the restaurant was truly ___, as all had gathered to celebrate the holiday.
recalcitrant
Since his ____ client was stubbornly not following instructions, the lawyer had a hard time preparing a solid defense.
autonomous
America fought for its independence from Great Britain because the citizens wished to be ____.
surfeit
Because Katie ate a(n) ____ of candy bars, she now has a stomach ache.
cryptic
My husband's ____ comment left me confused.
rancor
There was a great deal of ___ between the two feuding families.
wanderlust
Even though I have a bad case of ____ , I cannot afford to do much travelling.
anomaly
Since my son has a history of failing classes, his good grades are a welcome ____.
itinerant
Mrs. Smith is a(n) ___ teacher who travels between schools teaching special education students.