VOCABULARY From the list below, supply the words needed to complete the paragraph. Some words will not be used. mezzanine, dynasty, tribulation, kleptomania, botch, meritorious, ineffable. During preparation for his twenty-first burglary, Simon wondered if, perhaps, he suffered from a type of _____. He had already amassed a small fortune from the sale of stolen art, but he always seemed to need to pull off "just one more job" before he retired permanently. He almost retired involuntarily when he _____ the last job by dropping a statuette of _____ beauty from the _____ of the art museum while fumbling with his night-vision goggles. The relic, which dated back to the Ming _____, shattered when it struck the floor far below. VOCABULARY From the list below, supply the words needed to complete the paragraph. Some words will not be used. charlatan levity naive bask enraptured fickle hoax mundane amicable A. When the ___ citizens of Reynoldsville finally realized that their forty-cent bottles of miracle sap contained nothing more than licorice extract and whiskey, they formed a lynch mob and searched for the ___ who had sold the fake elixir. Fortunately, Colonel Britton, the quack they were looking for, had already taken his wagon and quietly left town before down. He rode nonstop for a full day until, in his usual routine, he pulled far off the trail and spent a day restocking his miracle sap, occasionally breaking to partake of some himself. ___ by the beautiful scenery of the Black Hills, Britton didn't waste his opportunity to ___ in the low autumn sun for the reminder of the afternoon. While most of his clientele were desensitized to the beauty of nature after spending harsh lives in it, Britton never once considered his private outings to be ___; if he didn't spend at least a few hours enjoying nature every week, he had trouble maintaining his ___ demeanor whenever he rolled into a new town. If Britton didn't at least appear to be happy, people were not going to purchase his tonic, whether it was a[n] ___ or not. His customers were very ___ about spending their money; if they had even the slightest notion that Britton's product was a scam, they would not buy it.