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Night Vocabulary Quizlet - Sentence Completion

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Technology has made it possible for an individual to carry a _____ album collection on his phone.
veritable
Because John is a(n) __________person, he has decided to spend two years of his life volunteering in Africa.
altruistic
When her ex-husband tried to start a fight by using a(n) ______, she simply walked away from him.
invective
Because the drug company made a(n) _____ decision to ignore test results, it is being sued for selling harmful medications.
imprudent
The pope gave his _____ before leaving the crowd.
benediction
"Moana" is a(n) __________ film about following your dreams and remembering your ancestry; it made me cry.
poignant
Many people wish to seek ____________ for their sins before they die.
atonement
Each _____ was small, so that there was enough food to go around for everyone.
ration
The building was consumed by the ______; only ashes remained.
conflagration
The dog has his __________ways of stealing table scraps behind my back.
surreptitious
Most religions believe in the ____ of human life, and therefore forbid murder.
sanctity
In _____, it is believed a person can communicate with a spiritual entity by engaging in intense reflection.
mysticism
Some people see miracles as acts of divine ___ from tragedy.
deliverance
Boris sat at his desk like a(n) ____, stiffly going through the motions at his computer without much thought.
automaton
After eating some bad fruit in Mexico, the Smith family found themselves all sick with ____.
dysentery
The ____ cries of puppy alone in his cage made me wish to release him.
plaintive
Even though the members of the church were falling asleep, the minister continued his ____ on the evils of society.
harangue
The purpose of the film was to describe how the ___ of war leaves so many children without parents.
iniquity
When Margot lost all her money gambling, her family was forced to live in ____.
penury
We waited in the ____ for the governor to come down and meet with us.
antechamber
At the movie's conclusion, there was a(n) ____ scene that ended with the beheading of the bad guy.
bestial
The _______ was given extra food for reporting on the activities of other Jews in his cell.
kapo
A number of men who want to avoid ____ insist their religious views prevent them from serving in the military.
conscription
With only a(n) ____supply of weapons, the villagers were worried they would not survive the attack.
sparse