VOCABULARY From the list below, supply the words needed to complete the paragraph. Some words will not be used. culinary, pernicious, artful, inert, latent, jocose, frugal, circumvent, myriad. Like a[n] _____ saboteur hiding in plain sight in enemy territory, waiting for the go-ahead signal, the tiny microorganism infiltrated the deepest, most vulnerable parts of its host and remained in a dormant state. Waves of red blood cells knocked the _____ bacterium about, tossing its _____, suspended form from one membrane to the next. The germ waited, as it had for days, until the host's chemistry was perfect for waking from its slumber and unleashing its _____ poison in the host's body: In a few hours, the single microbe would multiply into _____ bundles of destruction, and then the tiny legion would seize control of the host's nervous system. Not even the best research scientists could find a way to _____ the deadly effects of the microscopic villains. VOCABULARY From the list below, supply the words needed to complete the paragraph. Some words will not be used. magnanimous, impeccable, impound, contrite, expatriate, emulate, collaborate. "Don't _____ me, kid-unless you want to spend time in the slammer, too," Buddy laughed as he put his hands in the air and glanced around. "But if you're really interested, maybe we can _____ on helping' you pick the winning horse." Lucas didn't return his uncle's smirk, and Buddy became _____. Lucas never really adapted to conversing through a sheet of Plexiglas, and the tinny sound of Buddy's musing through the two-way intercom made him uncomfortable. Lucas came to the prison only because the police were going to _____ Buddy's car if no one removed it from the credit union parking lot, and Lucas thought that he was being _____ by mentioning that he, like Buddy, had an interest in horse racing.