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The Bluest Eye Vocabulary 2 Sentence Completion Quizlet

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ambiance
The _____ of the restaurant was very romantic for a first date.
internalize
Unfortunately, many children who are bullied ______ the cruel words of their abusers, and they begin to lose their self-esteem.
fastidious
Constantly cleaning themselves, cats are _____creatures.
solicitude
After her boyfriend was in a car accident, she showed her ______ by visiting him every day until he was out of the hospital.
fabricate
The journalist got fired when his editor learned of his plan to ______ a story about the president.
sullen
After being dumped by her boyfriend, Ellen was _____for days.
litany
When I listened to my mother's _______ of criticisms about the nursing home staff, I was shocked by some of her accusations.
belligerent
While the members of the president's cabinet wanted him to take a(n) ______stance against a neighboring country, the president sought a peaceful compromise.
misanthrope
The old man was a(n) _____who surrounded his entire yard with barbed wire to keep his neighbors away.
antipathy
The teenagers expressed their _____ for the school by vandalizing the gym.
insurgent
After taking up arms against his government, the man knew he would forever be a(n) ________.
indolent
Lisa lost her job because she was a(n) ______ employee who did nothing but sleep at her desk all day.
predilection
Since Bernice has a sizable art collection, her ______ for art is apparent.
acquiescence
Because Donna was known as strong-willed and stubborn, I was surprised at her quick _____ to her boss's demands.
shorn
The director gave us an abridged version, ____ of dialogue and several scenes, but still essentially the play as it was written.
acquisition
The college library celebrated a(n) _____ of works by famous authors.
frivolous
My mother often spends her monthly pension on _____ purchases she never uses.
colloquial
While my father always speaks formally at work, he addresses us in _____ terms at home.
colloquialism
It is best to avoid using that _____ in your formal essay.
trivialize
After the crash, the driver tried to _____ the accident by calling it a "fender bender."
condone
While Americans believe in free speech, we do not _____slander.
depravity
After having been in operation for over sixty years, the prison is now being closed because of the guards' ______ towards the inmates.
fallacy
Having money makes you happy is a(n) _____ because happiness has nothing to do with wealth.
fallacious
Some consumers harbor the _____ belief that credit card spending will never catch up with them.