Vocabulary Workshop Level F Unit 12 Study Guide
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In the Lincoln-Douglas debates, Lincoln asked a few (incisive, prosaic) questions that showed up the fatal weaknesses in his opponent's position.
The commander expected (ostentatious, implicit) obedience from his troops.
Rumors of "easy money" and "lush profits" to be made in the stock market aroused the (clangor, cupidity) of many small investors.
The proposed advertisement was supposed to be "dynamic" and a "real eye-catcher," but I found it utterly (politic, prosaic).
My five-year-old nephew enjoys telling (inimical, ostentatious) stories about his travels to strange lands in a giant balloon.
Broccoli, considered by dietitians to be a (cupidity, paragon) among vegetables, is packed with calcium and antioxidant properties.
As long as we are (enthralled, extenuated) by the idea that it is possible to get something for nothing, we will not be able to come up with a sound economic program.
The severe drought and locust infestation proved to be a (deleterious, ostentatious) effect on the harvest.
What we do now to remedy the evils in our society will determine whether or not we are to be (absolved, enthralled) of blame for injustices of the past.
When he demanded that I immediately "return back" the money I owed him, I found him not merely unpleasant but (redundant, winsome).
I will try to tell the story in a balanced way, without either exaggeration or (scintillating, extenuating) his responsibility for those sad events.
Words about "tolerance" are empty and (sanctimonious, contiguous) when they come from one who has shown no concern about civil liberties.
The aspiring salesperson stood in front of the mirror for hours, practicing a (winsome, prosaic) smile.
I've heard that if you sprinkle cinnamon into coffee, it (enthralls, enhances) the flavor and diminishes the bitterness.
She delivered her lines with such artistry and verve that she made the rather commonplace dialogue seem (scintillating, deleterious).
"In seeking to discredit me," I replied, "my opponent has deliberately (absolved, caricatured) my ideas, making them seem simplistic and unrealistic."
We thought it best to buy a house that was close to my parents' home, but not (prosaic, contiguous) to it.
My parents set up my older brother as such a (caricature, paragon) that I despaired of ever being able to follow in his footsteps.
Isn't it rather (ostentatious, redundant) to wear a Phi Beta Kappa key on a chain around your neck?
A fresh coat of paint and some attention to the lawn would greatly (enhance, absolve) the appearance of our bungalow.
Isn't it logical to conclude that because poor eating habits have a (prosaic, deleterious) effect on one's health, you should not make snack foods the cornerstone of your diet?
It is hardly (politic, clangorous) for someone who hopes to win a popularity contest to go about making such brutally frank remarks.
I realized I was being kept awake not by the (paragon, clangor) of the city traffic but by a gnawing fear that I had done the wrong thing.
Any conduct that is (inimical, sanctimonious) to school policy, including violation of state laws, is grounds for immediate dismissal.
Our astute professor gave an (incisive, implicit) lecture on literary symbolism.
Synonym: bought lots that we ADJOINING
Synonym: to INTENSIFY the taste of the sauce
Synonym: an EXEMPLAR of team spirit
Synonym: a TRECHANT report
Synonym: a LIVELY play of wit
Synonym: the COMMONPLACE routines of housework
Synonym: a PARODY of his behavior
Synonym: a book with the power to ENCHANT
Synonym: a SMUG accusation
Synonym: an ENGAGING smile
Antonym: a person filled with GENEROSITY
Antonym: a SELF-EFFACING character
Antonym: charges AGGRAVATED by circumstances
Antonym: issuing SUCCINCT instructions
Antonym: battling ISOLATED forest fires
How can anyone be so foolish as to develop a smoking habit when it has been proven that cigarettes are ____ to health?
The fact that he had hungry children at home does not justify what he did, but it does ____ his crime.
In most contracts there are ____ duties and obligations that must be fulfilled even though they aren't expressed in so many words.
The ____ of the fire bells as they echoed through the night filled our hearts with terror.
Because the gym is ____ to the library, it is easy for me to shift from academic to athletic activities.
Because we had been told the new TV series was original and witty, we were disappointed by the obvious and ____ situation comedy that unfolded on our screen.
Her new hairstyle greatly ____ her appearance.
Until he rose to speak, the meeting had been dull, but he immediately enlivened it with his ____ wit.
The jury may have found him not guilty, but the "court of public opinion" will never ____ him of responsibility for the crime.
We resented his ____ self-assurance that he was morally superior to everyone else.
Detective stories seem to ____ her to such a degree that she reads virtually nothing else.
She did her work so quietly that it took us time to realize that she was a veritable ____ of efficiency and diligence.
Though ranking officials on both sides hoped to reach a truce and prepare a peace treaty, fringe groups refused to suspend their ____ activities.
His long nose and prominent teeth give the candidate the kind of face that cartoonists love to ____.
There are some situations in life when it is ____ to remain quiet and wait for a better opportunity to assert yourself.
Marie's engaging personality and charming manner make her quite ____.
With that one ____ comment, she brought an end to all the aimless talk and directed our attention to the real problem facing us.
Over the years, his normal desire for financial security was gradually distorted into a boundless ____.
"Evening dress is far too ____ for such an informal occasion," I thought to myself as I tried to decide what to wear that night.
To characterize the literary style of Edgar Allan Poe as "unique and one of a kind" is certainly ____.
Something that has been enhanced has been:
A - improved
If something is ostentatious, it is:
C - flamboyant
A clangor is a(n):
a) pleasant tone
b) loud noise
c) angry announcement
d) simple gesture
B - loud noise
Energy that is redundant is NOT:
D - limited
If something enthralls people it:
a) enchants them
b) sickens them
c) saddens them
d) angers them
A - enchants them