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Into the Wild Vocab 2 Sentence Completion

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indolent
Jackson lost his job because he was a(n) ____ employee who did nothing but sleep at his desk all day.
anachronistic
In today's computer world, a floppy disk is ____/
ascetic
The ___ man gave away his fortune and moved into a tiny one-bedroom apartment.
histrionic
Everyone wanted to know why the actor performed the dramatic role in a(n) ____ way, completely over-acting the part.
recondite
Santa Claus is rumored to live in a(n) ____ location, far away where no one can find him.
banality
The ___ of Professor Hamm's lectures causes me to fall asleep.
paucity
Because of the ____ of our oil supply, we need to seek out other fuel resources.
arcane
Because it is no longer taught in some schools, people are concerned that cursive writing will become ___.
mercurial
As my sister has ___ moods; we never know how she will be feeling from one moment to the next.
obsequious
The princess had ___ servants who showered her with attention.
sanctimonious
Even though the minister had been arrested for shoplifting, he still had the nerve to act ___ in front of the congregation.
extemporaneous
Although he had not planned to speak, the senator gave a(n) ____ speech to the growing crowd, hoping to calm their fears.
lambaste
My mother will ____ me if I get a poor grade on my next vocabulary quiz!
castigate
"We will ____ those of you who cut school," said the principal.
pellucid
Sophie's ____ writing style was unlike that of her sister, whose writing was always confusing and disorganized.
demarcate
"Will you ____ the dangerous area, so none of us will accidentally hike there?" asked the camper.
recumbent
Ben's ____ position suggested that he was going to take a nap, not go for a jog.
rueful
Aunt Elba's ___ expression told us she had some sad news.
bulwark
Barbara erected a(n) emotional ___ to protect herself from being hurt by others.
onerous
Grading 120 papers is a(n) ____ task, which is why not many people want to become English teachers.
ruminate
My father advised, "Don't merely ____ over your losses; get up and try again."
munificent
The Gates Foundation is very ____, as they have given millions of dollars to charity.
precarious
The vase rested in a(n) ____ position on the shelf, which is why it fell so easily when the cat leaped onto the bookcase.