Combo Sentence Set 6-10
Terms in this set (50)
The conceited rap star relished the _____ he received from his groupies and yes-men.
When you place a phone call from an airplane, _____ is essential; you are charged for every minute.
Because she was a firm believer in old-fashioned courtesy, Miss Post _____ the modern tendency to address new acquaintances by their first names.
The mayfly is an _____ creature; its adult life lasts little more than a day.
Paradoxically, _____ reasoning does not always produce incorrect results; even though your logic may be flawed, the conclusion you reach may still be correct.
Towering over the nearby houses, the MacMansion looked wholly _____ in the historic neighborhood of small Craftsman bungalows.
The museum curator placed the Eskimo-carved wooden totem pole in _____ with two contemporary stone masks from Africa, creating a stunning effect.
Josh is such a greedy _____ that, as soon as the earthquake struck, he tripled the price of bottled water at his store.
You had better _____ your accounting errors before the auditors arrive.
Because Sal once had fallen asleep while reading War and Peace, he thought that all Russian novels were _____.
In providing college scholarships for economically disadvantaged youths, Eugene Lang performed a truly _____ deed.
Tina was still angry despite Tony's soft and _____ words.
Even the best-mannered students have trouble behaving with _____ on the last day of school.
In a brief essay, describe a person you admire, someone whose virtues and achievements you would like to _____.
Noticing the _____ glance the customer gave the diamond bracelet on the counter, the clerk wondered whether he had a potential shoplifter in the store.
Judy's great fear was that she might _____ omit a question on the exam and mismark her entire answer sheet.
Although Eric knew the boss had no sense of humor, he couldn't resist making one _____ remark.
Compared to Jo, who was perfectly ready to chat with anyone about anything, Beth was _____ about what she considered personal matters.
I am a _____ about the proposed new health plan; I want some proof that it will work.
Warned of _____ weather conditions ahead, the pilot told the passengers to fasten their seat belts.
Dirt poor and out of work, she did not give up but continued to fight against _____.
The attorney came up with several far-fetched arguments in a vain attempt to _____ his weak case.
Although her early poetry was clearly _____ in nature, the critics thought she had promise and eventually would find her own voice.
Though his fellow students considered him a gifted scholar, Paul knew he would have to spend many years in serious study before he could consider himself truly _____.
Because the student body at their daughter's prep school was so _____, they decided to send her to a school that offered greater cultural diversity.
The special prosecutor determined that the attorney general, though inept, had not intentionally set out to _____ the progress of the investigation.
Jealous of Cinderella's beauty, her _____ stepsisters expressed their spite by forcing her to do menial tasks.
Although Georgia O'Keeffe painted many subjects over the years, she had a definite _____ for painting flowers.
This alleged fiscal crisis is no crisis at all. it is based on _____ claims about financial institutions and on scare stories about impending economic ruin.
Youth's beauty is _____; it quickly fades with age.
Denying that she advocated total _____, Katya maintained she wished only to change our government, not to destroy it utterly.
The inquisitors used both physical and psychological _____ to force Joan of Arc to deny that her visions were sent by God.
A doting mother, Emma was more likely to praise her son's childish finger paintings than to _____ them.
When acacias are in bloom, the increase of pollen in the air _____ Richard's hay fever.
My Uncle Henry can out-talk any three people I know. he is the most _____ man in Cayuga County.
An occasional glass of wine with dinner is relatively _____ and should have no ill effect on you.
The rich new student tried to attract friends by making an _____ display of his wealth.
Even though she knew she would be burned at the stake as a witch, Joan of Arc refused to _____ her belief that her voices came from God.
Whenever Sue was angry, she tried to avoid raising her voice because she had no wish to sound _____.
The stereotypical cowboy is a _____ soul, answering lengthy questions with a simple "yep" or "nope."
We made an _____ choice to eat at the first restaurant we saw.
Because a _____ examination of the ruins indicates the possibility of arson, we believe the insurance agency should undertake a more thorough investigation of the fire's cause.
After medical school, the two doctors took widely _____ paths, one becoming a wealthy plastic surgeon, the other joining the nonprofit Doctors Without Borders.
A pragmatic politician, he was guided more by what was _____ than by what was right.
Typically, partygoers are _____; hermits are not.
There's no point to what you're saying. Why are you bothering to make such _____ remarks?
Her wealthy suitors wooed her with _____ gifts.
After Ralph dropped his second try of drinks that week, the manager swiftly _____ him to a minor post behind the bar.
Through the comments of the characters in his cartoon strip, Doonesbury, Gary Trudeau ridicules political corruption; his humor is _____ in nature.
There is a fine line between speech that is _____ and to the point and speech so abrupt that it verges on rudeness.