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LEAF Spanish Vocabulary: World Religions
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From the list below, supply the words needed to complete the paragraph. Some words will not be used. fluent, pariah, desecrate, ensue, fiat, rambunctious, melee. Community outrage _____ when the groundskeeper reported that a group of _____ teenagers had _____ the cemetery. "What kind of _____ sinks so low as to destroy that which can-not be defended?" asked the mayor when told of the crime. "These are memorials to our forefathers, our families." The mayor, forced to take some type of action to prevent such outrageous crimes, issued a[n] _____ mandating a curfew on the small town.
Revise and rewrite the paragraph below. The tadpole goes through a fascinating metamorphosis as it grows up, or change in shape. It also changes from an aquatic purely animal to one that can live on land as well. At first the tadpole has a small round body and a long tail. In its early development, it grows large feathery gills. The gills extract oxygen from the water. Inside the tadpole, however, lungs are developing, however. Once the tadpole can breathe air with these lungs. Gills are gradually absorbed by the body. The tadpole’s back legs develop. When all four legs are present, the tail begins shrink. The tadpole now emerges from the water for longer and longer periods. Once the tail is gone, the young toad leaves. My little sister loves to catch tadpoles in a nearby creek. As an adult the toad it returns to the water only to breed.
From the list below, supply the words needed to complete the paragraph. Some words will not be used. gadfly humility arduous affable grandiloquent harangue grimace sycophant explicit agrarian A. "All the king's horses and all the king's men showed up tonight," mused Wyston to himself as he snatched another glass of champagne from the server's tray. He hated the governor's cocktail parties; it was always a[n] ___ task to maintain a friendly, ___ demeanor around so many obvious ___ seeking favors from the administration. After two hours, Wyston had to struggle to prevent his tired, polite smile from turning into a ___. It took all he had to pretend to listen and nod at the ___ stories of the wannabe rich and famous. There was also the annoying babble of the ____ single attendees who lacked the____ required to be seen alone. They forced themselves into conversations and then held the listeners captive by withholding any opportunities to escape. When Wyston could no longer tolerate the pestering, he stepped outside and waited for the Governor to arrive and deliver his ___ to the idiotic crowd.
Read the following passage and then choose the best revision for the underlined portions of the paragraph. The questions will require you to make decisions regarding the revision of the reading selection. Some revisions are not of actual mistakes, but will improve the clarity of the writing. We don't have sharp claws or long teeth to catch food or defend ourselves from predators. Sure, we have the most biggest brains, but our average eyesight and hearing are still likely to get us into situations in which those mammals having claws, teeth, and an abundance of muscle make short work of us. Their is only one thing that human beings can do better than the wild mammals: run. And not fast, either-certainly any bear or leopard will catch you before you even turn around; though animals will outrun humans in a sprint, however, they tire very quickly, and that's when humans gain the advantage. It's the long run at which we excel, mainly because we are built for it. Which of the following sentences would be the most appropriate introductory sentence for this paragraph? A. No one can question the ability of long distance runners in comparison to most predators. B. In comparison to the average mammal, a person's physical ability may not seem especially impressive. C. In a comparison between humans and other mammals, people are not especially impressive. D. Modern footwear, some runners attest, is conducive to foot injury over long distances.