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Comp 11A Vocab Unit 7

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Though most of our players were equals of theirs, the awesome size of their ____ center filled us with apprehension.
redoubtable
I became desperately tired of listening to him ____ about how important he was, how much money he had, and so forth.
prate
Who can ever forget those pictures showing the ____ faces of the people who had been in concentration camps!
cadaverous
Whenever she serves as a chairperson, she is so ____ that she insists on observing every fine point of parliamentary procedure.
punctilious
I found that beneath his rather ____ manner and appearance there was a warm, sympathetic person.
austere
An official who is responsible for shaping vital national policies whould not waste time and energy on such ____matters.
inconsequential
Even a so-called minor ____ of the traffic laws may lead to a serious accident.
infraction
At a time when we need a modest, low-cost housing program, how can we be expected to accept such a ____ scheme?
grandiose
His work on behalf of the homeless was merely the latest in a long line of ____ undertakings.
beneficent
Is there any way that we can make ____ for the terrible wrong we have done them?
restitution
Fond remembrances of happy days of family life intensified rather than ____ her grief.
mitigated
They ____ the funeral service by talking loudly during the ceremonies, laughing, and generally showing a complete lack of respect.
desecrated
Before they arrived home from the party, they ____ an elaborate story that they hoped would excuse their being two hours late.
concocted
It is hard to forgive the ____ selfishness with which they took most of the food supplies for their own use.
crass
Our democracy, I believe, is more ____ to decay from within than it is to attack from the outside.
vulnerable
Though she looked rather frail, her ____ spirit made her a tireless crusader for women's rights.
stalwart
We are, I trust, long past the time when it was considered quite "natural" for newly elected officials to ____ the city treasury.
pillage
She has ____ her considerable talents by writing books that are designed to appeal to the lowest tastes.
debased
I'm telling you this not to ____ you for having made a mistake but to prevent the mistake from being repeated.
reprove
He went right on with his speech, refusing to be ____ by the heckling of a few loudmouths.
disconcerted
S not PERTURBED by the noise
disconcerted
S VULGAR appeal for money
crass
S to CHATTER boringly about the weather
prate
S COMPENSATION for his misdeeds
restitution
S DIMINISH the horror of the crime
mitigate
S FABRICATE an excuse
concoct
S exaggerating TRIVIAL flaws
inconsequential
S a BREACH of our agreement
infraction
S EXPOSED to wind and high water
vulnerable
S LOOT the museum of valuables
pillage
S to DEMEAN our group's reputation
debase
S an INTREPID and faithful sidekick
stalwart
S an ASCETIC life of plain food and little sleep
austere
S was REPROACHED for his mistakes
reproved
S happy results from MAGNANIMOUS choices
beneficent
A a ROBUST specimen
cadaverous
A her UNAFFECTED delivery of Shakespeare's lines
grandiose
A HONOR this ritual of the tribe
desecrate
A LAUGHABLE as a challenger
redoubtable
A NEGLIGENT in filling out the form
punctilious