VOCABULARY From the list below, supply the words needed to complete [he paragraph. Some words will not be used. Laggard, entice, gambit, obsequy, denizen, fealty, gratify. The king knew that his plan for a surprise attack would be a[n] ______ that would test the _____ of his soldiers, but it was the only chance he had of thwarting the invading fleet. Speed would be the key to success; one ______ in the ranks could jeopardize the entire operation if the soldier were not in place at the right time, As an incentive to fight well, the king promised to each soldier with twenty acres of land after the battle. The promise was unprecedented, but on the other hand, if the army should fail, then the soldiers would be lucky to receive proper _____ because the invaders did not plan to take prisoners. VOCABULARY From the list below, supply the words needed to complete the paragraph. Some words will not be used. deluge, pall, careen, fester, modicum, martial, beneficiary. Everyone anticipated the opening of the new state park, but not the strict, almost _____ rules and prohibitions that imposed fines for camping, cooking, swimming, or walking in unauthorized areas. Immediately after the park opened, the Department of Parks and Recreation received a[n] _____ of letters questioning who, exactly, the _____ of the new park were supposed to be, since the people who paid for the park apparently were not. Without at least a[n] _____ of freedom to explore the old forest, people complained, the park was simply private property. Most agreed that the park would be wonderful without the _____ of restrictions hanging over it.