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Before we could repaint the walls of our living room, we had to remove an ________________ layer of wallpaper.
(adj.) resembling an angel portrayed as a little child with a beautiful, round, or chubby face; sweet and innocent
How well those photographs of the month-old twins capture the _______________ expressions on their faces!
Our parents have always made it crystal clear to us that they do not _______________ rude behavior.
SYNONYMS: ignore, wink at, turn a blind eye to
ANTONYMS: censure, condemn, disapprove, deprecate
Justices have an option to ______________ from a ruling issued by a majority of the Supreme Court.
Some people give voice to their ______________ on issues of public policy by writing letters to newspapers.
We must do all we can to ______________ the evils of hatred and prejudice from our society.
Threads from the cocoons of caterpillars called silkworms are used to _______________ silk.
SYNONYMS: put together, devise, contrive, concoct
ANTONYMS: take apart, undo, destroy, demolish
Long delays caused by bad weather are likely to make even the most unflappable travelers _____________.
Edgar Allen Poe's story "The Gold Bug" concerns treasure buried by the ______________ Captain Kidd.
SYNONYMS: serious overweight, extreme corpulence
ANTONYMS: emaciation, gauntness, scrawniness
During the Great Depression, many people were reduced to leading the desperate lives of _______________.
Despite a bad case of stage fright, I tried to maintain a _______________ of calm as I sang my solo.
SYNONYMS: appearance, air, aura, veneer, facade
ANTONYMS: dissimilarity, contrast, total lack
Wilma Rudolph ________________ childhood illness and physical disabilities to win three Olympic gold medals.
If you fail to perform your job satisfactorily, your boss may ________________ your employment.
When you write an essay or a story, be especially careful to avoid using ______________ expressions.
The thieves who _______________ with several of the museum's most valuable paintings have never been found.
_________________ to information on a seemingly unlimited number of topics is available over the Internet.
Athletes in certain sports may complain that judges are ______________ toward particular competitors.
Despite all its inherent dangers, space flight did not _______________ the Mercury program astronauts.
Rescuers worked for hours to ________________ a whale from the fishing net wrapped around its jaws.
The tragic outcome of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is ________________ from the play's very first scene.
Many sweepstakes offers ______________ people into thinking they have already won big prizes.
Although fossils are ______________, they hold many clues to life on Earth millions of years ago.
SYNONYMS: lifeless, dead, inert, spiritless
ANTONYMS: living, alive, energetic, lively, sprightly
Because of environmental concerns, many cities and towns no longer _______________ their garbage.
_______________ Polynesian sailors in outrigger canoes were the first humans to reach the Hawaiian Islands.
SYNONYMS: valiant, courageous, audacious, daring
ANTONYMS: timid, cowardly, craven, pusillanimous
Someone who steals property that is worth thousands of dollars commits grand ______________.
The ______________ branches of the sapling sagged but did not break under the weight of the heavy snow.
SYNONYMS: supple, flexible, elastic, plastic
ANTONYMS: rigid, stiff, inflexible, set in stone
During the Cuban missile crisis, the world hovered on the ________________ of nuclear war.
The senators debated a series of measures designed to _______________ the nation's trade imbalance.
A vacation is a kind of ______________ from the cares and responsibilities of everyday life.
The enraged King Lear ______________ the daughter who have cast him out into a fierce storm.
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