VOCABULARY From the list below, supply the words needed to complete the paragraph. Some words will not be used. credence, torpor, condone, jaunty, nuance, enigma. Though she was a hostess at the restaurant, Rolinda remained seated, even as customers entered the waiting area. Revealing her _____ over hungry suburbanites, Rolinda confined herself to a sigh and let younger servers greet the new potential tippers at the door. She knew that her manager would not _____ her behavior so she took her place in front of the main table. Rolinda also wondered why, even though she hadn't been sick, she had been so tired for the last month. If she didn't solve this _____ soon, she would more than likely lose her job. For another day, she would just have to put on a fake smile and affect a[n] _____ manner until the end of her shift. VOCABULARY From the list below, supply the words needed to complete the paragraph. Some words will not be used. concur, dilemma, intrepid, ambivalent, sardonic, destitute, culmination. One year after the _____ of the second Mineral War, the surviving inhabitants of the Europa mining colony were _____ and malnourished. The chief engineer tried her best to restore the food reprocessing system, but, owing to the lack of replacement parts, the unit could produce only thirty percent of the colony's nutritional needs. Captain Keith remained _____ about leading a few _____ miners on a necessary but dangerous expedition to the old generation plant in the Nova Crater to salvage parts for the rapidly declining life support system. Most of the miners were making _____ quips about their fate at the colony, and Captain Keith would have been lying if he said that he didn't _____ with their pessimistic opinions. VOCABULARY From the list below, supply the words needed to complete the paragraph. Some words will not be used. limpid zeitgeist proliferate stipulate tenet insouciant ruminate static accolade dissident A. Thirty years of saving money finally paid off when Vernita found the cottage of her dreams on the coast of Maine-or so she thought. Despite a handful of local ____, the Clifftown Historical Society approved the sale of the property, but not before they ____ one important factor: the new owner must keep the windmill in operating condition because it had been a landmark of the town for generations. Shrugging of the windmill as a minor concern, Vernita seized the opportunity to purchase the lot. Six months later, Vernita learned why the ____ of the cottage's original era included a rigorous work ethic. The problem began when she walked outside on a breezy morning and noticed the ____ blades of the windmill despite the considerable breeze. The shaft to the millstones had broken, and its repair required nearly two thousand dollars and three weeks of toiling for her and two paid workman. Two days after completing the repairs, the well began to pump a muddy, undrinkable liquid instead of the usual cool, ____ spring water. While contractors dug a new well, Vernita discovered that mold and insects had ___ in the dank basement. The unending problems caused Vernita to ____ on why she had ever bought the house. She had always harbored the ____ that sometimes people just have to know when to quit, and Vernita also missed the ____ life that she had while renting someone else's property. Three months later, Vernita moved back into a condominium.