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American Consumerism Vocabulary Sentence Completions

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After gutting the deer, the hunters disposed of the __________.
offal
The ________ of the company meant many lost their jobs.
dissolution
America is the __________ of many states working together as one.
aggregate
The ________ puppy learned tricks easily.
docile
Compared to his usual _______ manners, his behavior tonight was rather pleasant.
crass
Carol created a(n) ________ plot to steal her best friend's husband.
insidious
Mike's inability to deal with his anger issues seems to be an ________ problem he has had since birth.
inherent
The _____ family owned four Mercedes and a penthouse on Central Park.
affluent
The doctors feared the virus could become _________, killing millions in days.
pandemic
Because Jared was a(n) _________ and dared to question the company's mission, he was fired from his job
iconoclast
Shelley's angry retort was an _________ from her normally quiet demeanor.
aberration
The _________ between the two candidates has not been friendly.
discourse
Fran must be a(n) _________ person because she spends endless hours clipping coupons.
frugal
The defense attorney knew his client would need a(n) ________ alibi to stay out of jail.
tenable
After being dumped by his girlfriend, Boris felt great ____ about dating other women.
cynicism
As long as the two countries remain ______, there will never be a treaty between them.
inimical