Daniel A. Reed
1st EditionHolt, Rinehart, Winston
1st EditionDaniel A. Reed
VOCABULARY From the list below, supply the words needed to complete the paragraph. Some words will not be used. cliche, extol, adamant, rancor, ostensible, clement, disparity. A. I wish that i could ____ your recent work, but as the ___ goes, workers like you are a dime a dozen. I've been____ by keeping you on the payroll despite your recent incompetence, but it must end now. The president is ____ about cutting unnecessary costs, so I'm afraid that I'm going to have to let you go. VOCABULARY From the list below, supply the words needed to complete the paragraph. Some words will not be used. postulate, heinous, evoke, impeccable, expatriate, unctuous. Jordan sat at the helm and surveyed the broken radio before speaking to Candace. "This is not going to be easy. You're going to have to _____ all the strength you have in order to succeed." In her typical sarcastic manner, Candace responded to Jordan in a[n] _____ tone. "Oh, really? Thank goodness you told me; I had _____ that swimming two miles through an oil slick would be easy!" Candace walked over to the porthole and looked at the horizon. The line where the earth met the sky was tilted by at least seven or eight degrees; the Nittany was definitely taking on water. The wounded tanker in the distance wasn't doing much better; from the Nittany's bridge, Jordan could tell where the tanker's hull had ruptured by a black swirl slowly meandering through the crystal clear water. "Do you remember what you're doing?" "Piece of cake," said Jordan. "Be sure to give him the proper coordinates; I'm not going down with the ship." "Oh, don't worry," snapped Candace. "Any shark that eats you will immediately spit you back out." "Ha-ha. Thanks for the _____ image of my certain death." "Oh, relax. Once we get out of this, I'll treat you to a[n] _____ lobster dinner on Maui. See ya later!" With that, Candace walked out of the bridge and jumped over the handrail. Jordan didn't even hear the splash.