VOCABULARY From the list below, supply the words needed to complete the paragraph. Some words will not be used. gadfly, harangue, humility, grimace, arduous, sycophant, affable, explicit, grandiloquent, agrarian. "All the king's horses and all the kings men showed up tonight!" mused Wyston to himself as he snatched another glass of champagne from the server's tray. He hated the governor's cocktail parties; it was always a[n] _____ task to maintain a friendly, _____ demeanor around so many obvious _____ seeking favors from the administration. After two hours, Wyston had to struggle to prevent his tired, polite smile from turning into a _____. It took all he had to pretend to listen and nod at the _____ stories of the "wannabe rich and famous." There was also the annoying babble of the _____-single attendees who lacked the _____ required to be seen alone. They forced themselves into conversations and then held the listeners captive by withholding any opportunities to escape. When Wyston could no longer tolerate the pestering, he stepped outside and waited for the Governor to arrive and deliver his _____ to the idiotic crowd. VOCABULARY From the list below, supply the words needed to complete the paragraph. Some words will not be used. zaftig, genocide, quintessential, foray, faux, conjecture, manifesto. Few outsiders knew for sure the condition of the city in the days following the violent revolution, but most _____ described a place of rampant looting and lawlessness after the rebels' _____ on the capital city. Winston, the nearest correspondent, traveled to the city to report the situation, and what he found shocked him. Poor-quality copies of the revolutionaries' _____ hung on bullet-riddled walls next to posters of a smiling, _____ woman advertising a chain of fitness clubs. Orphaned children and distraught mothers roamed the streets as remnants of the near-_____ that had occurred in the weeks leading to the uprising.