VOCABULARY From the list below, supply the words needed to complete the paragraph. Some words will not be used. paean, aphorism, impermeable, affliction, palpable, lax, daub. Justin began to have second thoughts about his summer job when the temperature rose to ninety degrees. For the third day in a row, he stood on a flimsy ladder and _____ maroon paint onto the side of Mrs. Bailey's house. He wore no gloves today; yesterday, he discovered that the cheap cotton painter's gloves were not _____ when he removed them and found his hands stained maroon. To make matters worse, Mrs. Bailey frequently came outside to ensure that Justin hadn't become _____ on the job. The old _____, "time flies when you're having fun," couldn't have been more applicable to Justin, because each ten-hour day of painting felt like an eternity. If hard work builds character, thought Justin, then he should have a[n] _____ amount of character after this job. VOCABULARY From the list below, supply the words needed to complete the paragraph. Some words will not be used. quell, prowess, linguistics, purloin, vindictive, pugnacious, rabble. "Your _____ on the field does not excuse your _____ behavior at school. This is the second time that you've been in trouble for fighting," said the principal. She hated this situation; she knew what to do, but in the way the school perceived her, it would be a lose-lose decision. Punishing Isaac before the district championship game would surely draw a[n] _____ of angry students and parents to her office. Being lenient with Isaac would fuel the already _____ attitudes of second-offenders throughout the school. The turbulent aftermath of either decision would be difficult to _____. VOCABULARY From the list below, supply the words needed to complete the paragraph. Some words will not be used. divulge, gregarious, abet, coerce, temerity, jaundiced, insipid. Jasmine had thought that her irresponsible days of _____ were far behind her until Kayla showed up at her door. After only three days of freedom from the county correctional facility, Kayla had begun her old scheming again. She went to the house to _____ Jasmine into helping her move a truckload of stolen goods to another state-an easy job, she claimed, and virtually no risk. It would even be fun, she claimed. "Let me get this straight. You've been out of jail for three days, and you already want me to _____ you in your scheme to commit a crime? Are you crazy?" Jasmine still had a[n] _____ attitude toward her sister because Kayla, prior to her first sentence, "borrowed" Jasmine's car for a robbery and nearly got Jasmine arrested as a result. "Sorry, Kayla, but I'm quite happy with my _____ , uneventful life. Please leave, and don't come back."