VOCABULARY From the list below, supply the words needed to complete the paragraph. Some words will not be used. genial, novice, enraptured, juggernaut, nocturnal, marital, obstreperous, levity. Despite her position as regional manager for Tyndall Systems, Shawna felt like a[n] _____ every time she attended the monthly sales meeting at Tyndall corporate headquarters. Perhaps she was just getting old, she reasoned, but she knew that few could endure her ____ schedule six days out of the week. Tyndall was a[n] _____ in the information technology arena, buying and consolidating other corporations and firing dissenters with impunity. Shawna told her husband that she would retire in two years; she hoped in time to mitigate their rapidly multiplying _____ problems. She was no longer the hard worker that Tyndall wanted for managing a regional hub, and the stress from trying to meet the demand had caused her once _____ manner to reverse-not that she needed it any more at the office. District sales meetings were not a place for _____; the twelve other managers spoke and carried themselves like assertive robots, rarely allowing jokes or laughter to interrupt their lengthy meetings. The single and most recent show of emotion at the meeting occurred when the vice president fired one of the managers on the spot, and the security guards had to drag him, _____ and screaming, out of the conference room. VOCABULARY From the list below, supply the words needed to complete the paragraph. Some words will not be used. dastardly, gist, entity, jaded, ogre, bandy, charisma. The _____ athlete, accustomed to winning first place, wanted to be happy with her third-place trophy, but deep down, she felt that months of intensive training had gone to waste. On the bus ride home, she refused to _____ compliments or even joke about the race with her teammates. She could think only about the _____ runner who intentionally tripped her early in the race and likely cost her the win. Myra could not believe that such an unsportsmanlike _____ was allowed to compete in track meets. Myra didn't see the other girl after the race, but merely thinking of that horrid _____ would haunt Myra for weeks to come.