Level D: Unit 2: Choosing the Right Word
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We all experience fear and panic, but the leader of a great nation must be able to ______________ such emotions.
Though a veteran soldier is often a well-tuned fighting machine, a raw recruit must be trained to avoid becoming cannon ______________.
His behavior is so ______________ that we never know what to expect from him.
When I first noticed how ______________ my roommate's handwriting was, I suggested that he sign up immediately for a course in penmanship.
I would be unwilling to vote for the ______________ of club members just because they are behind in their dues.
The desire to force everyone to accept the same set of ideas is completely ______________ to the spirit of democracy.
After the formal dinner was over, we ______________ to the den in order to continue our conversation in a more relaxed atmosphere.
At one point in our fencing match, my opponent unexpectedly ______________ to the left and threw me completely off guard.
"The Rake's Progress" paints a grim and uncompromising picture of some of the more ______________ and degrading aspects of human behavior.
In my opinion, his writing is so bad that he will have to improve a great deal just to reach the level of ______________.
To keep my self-respect, I must stand ______________ before the authorities and tell them the truth as I see it.
For centuries people have turned to the support of their friends and family to ______________ themselves against the shocks of daily life.
"No," she said, "I won't ______________ your ears by repeating those mean and nasty rumors.
All great athletes should know that the same fans who are cheering them today may be ______________ them tomorrow.
As soon as I entered that charming little cottage, I noticed that everything in it was neat and ______________.
Over the years I've noticed one thing about rumors: Where the facts are few, fictions ______________.
A best-selling book that is then made into a movie may be more ______________ than the proverbial pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Even though I must work hard for a living, I feel that the company I'm with amply ______________ me for my time and effort.
Instead of all those long, flowery passages, why don't you try to write more in the ______________ and direct style of a good newspaper reporter?
I can understand how ordinary people sometimes feel ______________ by the wealth and luxuries they see displayed on television programs.
When I asked my mother why she wouldn't let me borrow the car, she ______________ explained that she needed it for herself.
The ______________ two-headed and covered with green scales, was grateful that the local people had welcomed him in spite of their misgivings.
The basketball team's uncharacteristic losing streak made the ______________ echoing throughout the arena sting even more.
The detective was frustrated by the ______________ of the letter, which made it difficult to determine who had written it.
The little girl wanted to see her brother flinch, so she made a sudden ______________.