VOCABULARY In the following exercise, the first sentence describes someone or something. Infer information from the first sentence, and then choose the word from the Word Bank that best completes the second sentence. sardonic, emulated, impounded, decorum, austere, collaborated, droll, ambivalent. When out on the range for weeks at a time, the cowboy sleeps in a 4-by-8-foot shack, cooks over an open fire, and works every day, no matter what the weather is like. From this sentence, we can infer that the cowboy works in _____ conditions. VOCABULARY From the list below, supply the words needed to complete the paragraph. Some words will not be used. ardor, rote, jaundiced, ascribe, proclivity, occlude, divulge. Many spectators _____ Chris's ability to natural talent, but Chris is the first to claim that years of ____ were necessary to develop the skill to strike pennies thrown into the air with his arrows. A sportsman and Olympic hopeful, Chris discovered his _____ for archery at the early age of three. The secret of his success, he claims, is to compete with the same level of _____ at every event, no matter how small the prize, and to never allow previous victories to _____ the vision of your immediate goal.