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Lord of the Flies Vocabulary 2 Sentence Completion

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supplant
The warlord wished to ___ the democratically elected president.
futile
It is ___ to try and stop a fire without the necessary equipment; it's better just to evacuate.
demagogue
Joseph Stalin's emotional appeals to the people of Russia made him a true ___.
depravity
Hitler's desire to exterminate people for their disabilities was truly an act of ____.
veneer
Beneath his ___, Lennie was truly a good and honest person; he didn't need to put on show to impress us.
epaulette
The placement of the ___, its color and the length and diameter of its fringe are used to signify the soldier's rank.
inimical
Mark's pugnacious nature was ___ to his career.
truculent
Elena's ___ nature often got her suspended from school.
talisman
I clasped the ___ in my hands, hoping it would bring me good luck on the test.
quavering
It was difficult to keep from ___ when I stood up to the school bully amidst the entire cafeteria crowd.
sniveling
"But I want ice cream!!" the child whined, and continued ___ for the rest of the trip.
myopia
"Do world leaders suffer from ____, or can't they see that global warming is a real threat?" Darla asked.
luminous
The room appeared ___ from all the candlelit chandeliers.
deride
People should never ___ others for their disabilities.
derision
Constructive criticism can be helpful, but ___ never is.
saunter
I could tell from her ___, that she was confident and comfortable in her surroundings.
corpulent
Eating too many Twinkies is sure to make you ____.
sanctity
When visiting houses of worship, it is important to remember their ____, and keep one's decorum.
fervor
After the election, a political ___ swept throughout the nation, as many people felt impassioned by the outcome.
demure
Norton wanted a sweet, ___ wife who would acquiesce to his demands.
glower
The disgruntled woman began to ___ at the waiter when he accidentally brought her iced tea instead of soda.
impervious
Although she acted as though she were ___ to his derisive comments, Lana later went home and cried.
crestfallen
The boy was ___ when he did not get the role in the school play.