VOCABULARY From the list below, supply the words needed to complete the paragraph. Some words will not be used. incognito, lethargy, feasible, balk, dour, omniscient, fiasco, harry, metier. "Hey, Jye; I think you've found your _____." "Could be." Jye glanced up only long enough to catch a glimpse of Neve. Typing rapidly, Jye intermittently glanced at the stack of printed matrixes next to the keyboard. Usually a[n] _____ person who remained hidden in his software-engineer cubicle all day, Jye adopted a manner bordering on cynicism and _____-getting him to do tech support beyond his cubicle walls was often a[n] _____ that created more trouble than it solved. Neve was caught completely off-guard when Jye didn't _____ at the company's request that he test the system's network security by hacking into the company database. Though Jye had his ways, everyone knew that he was the _____ office authority when it came to network security protocol. It simply wouldn't have been _____ to use anyone else to test the integrity of Pentacode's newest software. Additionally, Jye's newfound energy changed his manner so much that he might as well have been _____ to those who didn't see him every day; when his attitude changed, his wardrobe and hairstyle changed as well. VOCABULARY From the list below, supply the words needed to complete the paragraph. Some words will not be used. mitigate, macabre, adjunct, farcical, impervious, filial, nadir. Frank thought that a camping trip might be a good way to improve his _____ standing with his son and daughter, whom he rarely saw due to his long work hours. He planned a hike through the _____ of a canyon and then picked out a nice spot on the map where they could pitch tents for the night and tell _____ stories around the campfire. Frank thought that the kids would jump at the idea; unfortunately, they did not. "Dad," moaned Tim, "you know that I'm busy this weekend." Frank looked as if he were listening to his son, but he was actually _____ to the protest. "Oh, come on," said Frank, automatically. "We'll have a great time. I used to be a[n] _____ counselor for a camp-" "A basketball camp," interrupted Lisa. "And everyone knows that basketball camps are exactly where people go to learn wilderness survival skills." VOCABULARY From the list below, supply the words needed to complete the paragraph. Some words will not be used. static invidious accolade demur vigilant derivative petulant stipulate B. "Keep your ____ comments to yourself," said Kyle. "They're not going to help matters. We needed a pilot, and Brad was the only team member who even came close." Lee Ann stopped complaining, but she thought again of how she originally ____ to Logan's half-witted escape plan; grab the canisters, sneak out of the compound, run through the jungle, and steal one of the two old cargo planes on the dirt runway. Two team members had already been wounded, and Brad wasn't about to win any ____ for his abilities to get the dilapidated machine off the ground. "This plane's no good!" screamed Brad. "The left engine mus need maintenance!" "Let's try the other plane before the alarm sounds!" yelled Lee Ann. The team grabbed what little gear they had left, exited the plane, and hurried across the tarmac. Knowing that Benedito;s security force would soon descent on them, the keen operatives remained ____ even as they scrambled to the other plane with their gear. While boarding, Kyle flinched when he looked beyond the flaps and caught the ____ sight of motorcycles entering the runway from the access road to the compound. "Fire it up! Now!" yelled Kyle as he crawled over the team and landed with a thud in the primitive cockpit. "And check the canisters!" Lee Ann checked. Luckily, the two quart-sized stainless steel canisters were intact and sealed; after all, one milligram of Prenitite would be more of the Prentonica seed, Prenitite was the number one item on every insane dictator's grocery list.