vocabulary From the list below, supply the words needed to complete the paragraph. Some words will not be used. Charisma, efface, advocate, mesmerize, gist, bandy, ogre. Joan, who _____ the cleanup of the James River, is always trying to gain supporters for her cause. The usual _____ of her speech focuses on the effects of the river's pollution on future generations. Her eloquent speech _____ audiences, and her ______ helps her to win the hearts of people who are not even affected by the pollution. Joan hopes someday to ______ the consequences of the irresponsible dumping practices that continue to foul the James River. vocabulary From the list below, supply the words needed to complete the paragraph. Some words will not be used. renown, forte, confute, brinkmanship, dynasty, recumbent, tribulation. Damian mounted his new _____ bicycle, but he immediately crashed into a light pole because he was not used to sitting back while riding a bike. After a few minutes of _____, though, he was able to ride around in the parking lot without falling down. Damian's friends _____ his decision to spend a lot of money on what they called a novelty item, but Damian was _____ for wasting money on things that sat in the basement and collected dust when he tired of them. His credit card sprees would stop eventually. Damian was bound to lose his game of financial _____, in which he waited to pay his bills until he received threatening notices from the bank.