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Vocabulary Workshop Level B Unit 2- Sentences

Use this set to help you choose the word that best completes each sentence.
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Bean sprouts and bean curd are ______in the Chinese market on Main Street.
cater
Our grandmother cared for the twins all summer, but she refused to _____ to their every whim.
customary
The _______ tip given to a waiter for service is 15-20 percent of the bill.
dissuade
Despite offering big raises and bonuses, the boss was unable to ______ workers from quitting.
entrepreneur
In the first year of business, an ______ often assumes losses for the sake of future profits.
firebrand
A rash young ______ the new editor of the newspaper strove to expose corruption in the mayor's office.
hazard
Snow tires can help eliminate the ______ of driving on icy roads.
hinder
The all-day rain predicted for tomorrow will definitely _____ our plans for a picnic at the lake.
homicide
It did not take the jury members too long to find the drifter guilty of ______.
indifference
The outcome of the rugby match between the two teams is a matter of complete ______ to me.
indignant
Angered by the editorial in the newspaper, my mother wrote an ______ letter to the editor.
indispensable
Oxygen is a gas that is ______ to life processes on this planet.
lubricate
The workers had to ______ the equipment regularly so that production would not suffer.
mutual
During the course of the summer, the adoring couple formed a _______ admiration society.
pelt
The children resisted the urge to ____ the cars with snowballs.
plague
In the 14th century, a ______ spread by infected rats wiped out about one-fourth of the population of Europe.
poised
The captain and other members of the crew were ______ to takeoff.
regime
The present ______ in that country came to power through democratic elections.
transparent
The students could see the other class through the ______ glass door.
unscathed
Remarkably, the captain and the entire crew emerged from the wreck unscathed.
hazard
When asked to predict when the long drought would end, the meteorologist would not _____ a guess.
plague
Mosquitoes will _____ the campers if they forget to wear insect repellent on the hike.
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