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Vocabulary 4-3: She's Crafty -- Go With the Flow
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Kevin is financially _____; he never falls for the tricks that credit card companies play.
The spies planned a _____ maneuver that depended on its secrecy to work.
A brilliantly executed plan
It was quite a _____ when I talked the salesperson into selling me this valuable cuckoo clock for five dollars.
Not straightforward; crafty
Mr. Gelman was rather _____; although he seemed to be simply asking about your health, he was really trying to figure out why you'd been absent.
A crafty trick
The offer of a free cruise was merely a _____ to get people to listen to their sales pitch.
A clever trick used to deceive or outwit
Planting microphones in the gangster's home was a clever, but illegal, _____.
Done by secretive means
Matt drank the cough syrup _____ because he didn't want anyone to know that he was sick.
My father becomes _____ whenever a salesman calls him on the phone; he knows that many crooks use the phone so that they cant be charged with mail fraud.
Each year, a new batch of _____ campers devised new ways to torture the cabin leader.
Open to more than one interpretation
His eyes were an _____ color: Some thought they were brown, and some thought they were green.
Simultaneously having opposing feelings; uncertain
She had _____ feelings about her dance class: On one hand, she enjoyed the exercise, but on the other hand, she thought the choice of dances could be more interesting.
Feeling or showing little emotion
When the defendant was found guilty on all charges, her face remained expressionless and she appeared to be entirely _____.
Determined by impulse rather than reason
The principal made the _____ decision that students could not wear hats in school without offering any logical reason for the rule.
Impulsive and unpredictable
The referee's _____ behavior angered the players because he was inconsistent with his calls; he would call foul for minor contact, but ignore elbowing and kicking.
To avoid making a definite statement
On critical reading questions, I choose answers that _____; they use words such as could or may that make them difficult to disprove.
Not caring one way or the other
The old fisherman was completely _____ to the pain and hunger he felt; his only concern was catching the enormous marlin he had hooked.
Unplanned; naturally occurring
Dave is such a good musician that he can create a song _____, without having to stop and think about it.
Subject to erratic behavior; unpredictable
Egbert rarely behaved as expected; indeed, he was a _____ soul whose every decision was anybody's guess.
The cost of the meal was _____ to Quentin because he wasn't paying for it.
Concerned only with what is on the surface or obvious; shallow
The wound on his leg was only _____, even though it looked like a deep cut.
Having little substance or strength; shaky; unsure, weak
Her grasp on reality is _____ at best; she's not even sure what year it is.
Of little importance or significance
Alex says he doesn't like trivia games because the knowledge they test is _____; he prefers to spend his time learning more important things.
Spending hours in the hot sun diffing out every tiny weed, Sidney tended her garden with _____ attention.
Forceful; urgently demanding attention
By ignoring the problems in the city, the mayor gave people a very _____ reason to vote him out of office.
Marked by painstaking effort; hard-working
With a lot of _____ effort, they were able to finish the model airplane in record time.
Her first attempts resulted in failure, but her _____ efforts ultimately ended in success.
To put up with; to survive a hardship
It was difficult to _____ the incredibly boring lecture given in class the other day.
The _____ young soldier scaled the wall and attacked the enemy forces despite being outnumbered 50 to 1.
One who is independent and resists adherence to a group
In the movie Top Gun, Tom Cruise was a _____; he often broke the rules and did things his own way.
Leanna was so _____ that she was unable to change her way of thinking on even the most minor issues.
Stubbornly adhering to an opinion or a course of action
Even though he begged them constantly, Jeremy's parents were _____ in their refusal to buy him a Wii.
To grow or increase rapidly
Because the number of cell phones has _____ in recent years, many new area codes have been created to handle the demand for phone numbers.
With his overwhelming _____, Clark was finally able to interview Zac Efron for the school newspaper.
Energy; power to survive
After a few days of rest, the exhausted mountain climber regained his usual _____.
To absorb; to make similar
The unique blend of Mexican culture was formed by the _____ of the cultures of the Native Americans and the Spanish.
After much debate, the committee came to a _____, although they differed on minor points.
Circumstances of a situation; environment
The senator complained that his statements had been taken out of _____ and were therefore misleading; he said that if the newspaper had printed the rest of his speech, it would have explained the statements in question.
Copied or adapted from a source
Many AP English Language and Composition questions are _____ from older questions--the details may have been changed, but the same basic concept is being tested.
Imposed as a duty; obligatory
Since you are the host, it is _____ upon you to see that everyone is having fun.
Certain to happen, unavoidable
Gaining a little extra weight during the wintertime is _____, especially after the holidays.
Easily shaped or formed; easily influenced
Gold is _____; it is easy to work with and can be hammered into very thin sheets.
To restrain; to hold back
It took four officers to _____ the fugitive because he fought like a madman.
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