VOCABULARY From the list below, supply the words needed to complete the paragraph. Some words will not be used. Nepotism, declaim, imbue, enmity, begrudge, cadence. The ______ between Mike and Brad showed in the way they argued over the most trivial company decisions. Weeks before, Brad had been promoted to regional manager in an obvious act of ______, since his uncle is a member of the board of directors. Mike ______ Brad for the promotion because it had taken fifteen years for Mike to become a regional manager, and Brad had walked into the job with almost no experience at all. Now, during any argument with Brad, Mike was sure to ______ about how "fifteen years of seniority and experience make my decisions virtually infallible." VOCABULARY From the list below, supply the words needed to complete the paragraph. Some words will not be used. ominous, expedient, exhort, implacable, galvanize, incisive, hyperbole, hue. "What are you doing, you guys? I shouldn't have to _____ you at this point in the game!" _____ by Liza's scream, the four workers picked up their sanders and returned to their unfinished portions of drywall. "We're two days overdue! That means we're paying them now!" The worker closest to Liza turned a[n] _____ of red as she screamed. He knew that Liza's lecture was not merely _____ to get the team to work faster; the contractors really were beyond their deadline. Liza was worried for good reason; if the company couldn't prove that it was capable of _____, short-notice refurbishing, it would more than likely lose its contract with the city. Myron, the site foreman, appreciated Liza's _____ comments. At least she took the time to explain why the workers needed to labor more quickly. Such practice reminded the workers of just how small the degree of separation was between the company's success and their paychecks. It also prevented the workers from classifying Liza as a[n] _____ manager who just wanted to make a profit. If the workers knew that the company was suffering, they knew that their jobs were in jeopardy. VOCABULARY From the list below, supply the words needed to complete the paragraph. Some words will not be used. enunciate evoke expatriate unctuous heinous impeccable C. Jordan sat at the helm and surveyed the broken radio before speaking to Candace. "This is not going to be easy. You're going to have to _____ all the strength you have in order to succeed." In her typical sarcastic manner, Candace responded to Jordan in a[n] ____ tone. "Oh, really? Thank goodness you told me; I thought that swimming to miles through oil slick would be easy!" "That's enough," snapped Candace as she walked over to the porthole and looked at the horizon. The line where the earth met the sky was tilted by at least seven or eight degrees; the Nittany was definitely taking on water. The wounded tanker in the distance wasn't doing much better; from the Nittany's bridge, Jordan could tell where the tanker's hull had ruptured by a black swirl slowly meandering through the crystal clear water. "do you remember what you're doing?" still annoyed, Candace ____ the directions as though she were reciting letters in an elementary school spelling bee: "Swim to the reef, walk to the shore, find the radio house, neutralize the guard, and call Boswell. Right?" "Right," said Jordan. "Be sure to give him the proper coordinates; I'm not going down with the ship." "Oh, don't worry," snapped Candace. "Any shark that eats you will immediately spit you back out." "Ha-ha. Thanks for the ____ image of my certain death." "Oh, relax. Once we get out of this I'll treat you to a[n] ____ lobster dinner on Maui. See ya later!" With that, Candace walked out of the bridge and jumped over the handrail. Jordan didn't even hear the splash.