Vocabulary Workshop Level F 7-9
Terms in this set (100)
We have had enough of high-powered, excited oratory; what we need now is a(n) ______ examination of the facts.
Although she seems rather plodding in her behavior and rarely becomes excited, I think it is unfair to call her "______."
She is a person of such fine moral standards that she seems incapable of a(n) ______ act.
Instead of using their forces in one concerted attack on the enemy, they ______ their strength in minor engagements.
The job of cleaning up the field and the stands after the big game was ______ to the freshmen.
Our discussion that day was a(n) _____ one, based on the possibility - still far from definite - that I would take the job.
Far from presenting a unified front, the party is torn by all kinds of strife and ______.
I am not trying to ______ his truthfulness, but I still do not see how the facts support his claims.
Now that these ugly facts about his business dealings have come to light, I must _____ my support of his candidacy.
Vigorous debate is fine, but is there any real need for such unrestrained and ______ name-calling?
He is so ______ to flattery that with a few complimentary words I can get him to do almost anything I want.
Though her overall position seemed to be sensible, her language was so unrestrained and ______ that people wouldn't support her.
Anyone as ______ as that trainee will have trouble accustoming himself to the sights, sounds, and smells of hospital work.
Because Vidkun Quisling cooperated with the Nazis, his name has become a symbol of ______ in his home country of Norway.
The ______ for this tragic failure does not belong to any individual or small group but to the community as a whole.
To the ______ of the people in the stands, the lion leaped out of the cage and bounded toward the exit.
Thomas Bowdler ______ certain words from Shakespeare's plays because he felt that they were unfit to "beread aloud in a famity."
Under the American form of government, all branches of the military are cleary ______ to the civilian authority.
The bold candidate threw down the ______ and dared her opponent to face her in a televised debate.
People with a tendency toward being ______ must wage a lifelong struggle against rich foods.
Though most of our players were the equals of theirs, the awesome size of their ______ center filled us with apprehension.
I became desperately tired of listening to him ______ about how important he was, how much money he had and so forth.
Who can ever forget those pictures showing the ______ faces of the people who had been in concentration camps.
Whenever she serves as chairperson, she is so ______ that she insists on observing every fine point of parliamentary procedure.
I found that beneath his rather ______ manner and appearance there was a warm, sympathetic person.
An official who is responsible for shaping vital national policies should not waste time and energy on such ______ matters.
Even a so-called minor ______ of the traffic laws may lead to a serious accident.
At a time when we need a modest, low-cost housing program, how can we be expected to accept such a(n) ______ scheme?
His work on behalf of the homeless was merely the latest in a long line of ______ undertakings.
Is there any way that we can make ______ for the terrible wrong we have done them?
Fond remembrances of happy days of family life intensified rather that ______ her grief.
They ______ the funeral service by talking loudly during the ceremonies, laughing, and generally showing a complete lack of respect.
Before they arrived home from the party, they ______ an elaborate story that they hoped would excuses their being two hours late.
It is hard to forgive the ______ selfishness with which they took most of the food supplies for their own use.
Our democracy, I believe, is more ______ to decay from within that it is to attack from the outside.
Though she looked rather frail, her ______ spirit made her a tireless crusader for women's rights.
We are, I trust, long past the time when it was considered quite "natural" for newly elected officials to ______ the city treasury.
She has ______ her considerable talents by writing books that are designed to appeal to the lowest tastes.
I'm telling you this not to ______ you for having made a mistake but to prevent the mistake from being repeated.
He went right on with his speech, refusing to be ______ by the heckling of a few loudmouths.
(adj.) performing acts of kindness or charity; conferring benefits, doing good
(v.) to prepare by combining ingredients, make up (as a dish); to devise, invent, fabricate
(adj.) coarse, unfeeling; stupid
(v.) to commit sacrilege upon, treat irreverently; to contaminate, pollute
(n.) a breaking of a law or obligation
(v.) to rob of goods by open force (as in war), plunder; (n.) the act of looting; booty
(v.) to talk a great deal in a foolish or aimless fashion
(adj.) very careful and exact, attentive to fine points of etiquette
(adj.) inspiring fear or awe; illustrious, eminent
(adj.) open to attack; capable of being wounded or damaged; unprotected
(adj.) severe or stern in manner; without adornment or luxury, simple, plain; harsh or sour in flavor
(adj.) pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse
(v.) to lower in character, quality, or value; to degrade, adulterate; to cause to deteriorate
(v.) to confuse; to disturb the composure of
(adj.) grand in an impressive or stately way; marked by pompous affection or grandeur, absurdly exaggerated
(adj.) trifling, unimportant
(v.) to make milder or softer, to moderate in force or intensity
(v.) to find fault with, scold, rebuke
(n.) the act of restoring someone or something to the rightful owner or to a former state or position; making food on a loss or damage
(adj.) strong and sturdy; brave; resolute; (n.) a brave, strong person; a strong supporter; one who takes an uncompromising position
(adj.) stinging, bitter in temper or tone
(n.) dismay, confusion
(adj.) impartial; calm, free from emotion
(v.) to cause to disappear; to scatter, dispel; to spend foolishly, squander; to be extravagant in pursuit of pleasure
(v.) to remove objectionable passages or words from a written text; to cleanse, purify
(adj.) based on an assumption or guess; used as a provisional or tentative idea to guide or direct investigation
(adj.) immoderate, lacking in self-control; inclement
(n.) hatred, contempt; disgrace or infamy resulting from hateful conduct
(v.) to place in a lower position; to assign, refer, turn over; to banish
(adj.) open to; easily influenced; lacking in resistance
(adj.) resembling a cow or ox; sluggish, unresponsive
(adj.) fat; having a large, bulky body
(v.) to deny responsibility for or connection with
(n.) disagreement, sharp difference of opinion
(n.) an armored or protective glove; a challenge; two lines of men armed with weapons with which to beat a person forced to run between them; an ordeal
(adj.) mean, low, base
(v.) to call into question; to attack as false
(n.) faithlessness, treachery
(adj.) inclined to nausea; easily shocked or upset; excessively fastidious or refined
(adj.) subordinate in capacity or role; submissively obedient; serving to promote some end
(n.) praise or flattery that is excessive
(adj.) shrewd, crafty, showing practical wisdom
(adj.) tending to delay or procrastinate; not prompt; intended to delay or postpone
(v.) to speak or act in a way that allows for more than one interpretation; to be deliberately vague or ambiguous
(adj.) unable to make up one's mind, hesitating
(adj.) cloudlike, resembling a cloud; cloudy in color, not transparent; vague, confused, indistinct
(n.) extreme poverty; barrenness, insufficiency
(v.) to review a series of facts; to sum up
(adj.) untidy, dirty, careless
(n.) something that is assumed or taken for granted without conclusive evidence
(v.) to make less in amount, degree, etc.; to subside, become less; to nullify; to deduct, omit
(n.) an object of intense dislike; a curse or strong denunciation (often used adjectivally without the article)
(n.) a greedy desire, particularly for wealth
(adj.) deserving blame, worthy of condemnation
(adj.) conspicuous, standing out from the mass (used particularly in an unfavorable sense)
(adj.) vanishing, soon passing away; light and airy
(n.) one who is just a beginner at some activity requiring skill and experience (also used adjectivally)
(adj.) done for show, striving to make a big impression; claiming merit or position unjustifiably; ambitious
(v.) to revive, bring back to consciousness or existence
(adj.) inactive, sluggish, dull