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GACS lclab - English 8 - Wordly Wise 3000 - Book 8, Lesson 19 - Applying the Meanings

GACS lclab - English 8 - Wordly Wise 3000 - Book 8, Lesson 19 - Applying the Meanings
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bulwark
A wall of sandbags acted as a _______________against the rising floodwaters.
bulwark
The Bill of Rights of our Constitution is a _____________of our individual liberties.
culminated
On the Boston Common, the Four of July celebrations ____________in a spectacular fireworks display.
culmination
Winning three Olympic gold medals was the _______________of Florence Griffith Joyner's brilliant athletic career.
engulfed
During Hurricane Danny, a huge wave _____________the boat and almost swept the crew overboard.
feasible
Building a new library is ____________provided that the town allots sufficient funds for it.
glut
A ___________of office space in downtown buildings resulted in a sharp drop in Boston's rents.
glutted
The weather was so ideal that California's growers _________the market with strawberries.
glutted
Sitting under the heavily laden branches, we _________ourselves on ripe peaches.
havoc
This morning we warily surveyed the ___________caused by yesterday's storm.
havoc
When the rabbits escaped from their cages, they created _________in Ms. Sweeney's classroom.
impregnable
The citadel was ___________because of its hilltop location and strong defenses.
indefatigable
Rescuers at El Teniente were _________in their all-night efforts to reach the trapped copper miners.
onslaught
The Union ____________at Gettysburg stopped General Robert E. Lee's invasion of Pennsylvania.
phenomenon
The aurora borealis, or nothern lights, is a ________visible in the night sky in the far north.
phenomenon
Publishing her first novel when she was eighty-five made her a _______.
phenomenal
You must have a _____________memory to remember all those names after hearing them just once.
picturesque
My favorite painting was of a _________________old cottage with roses climbing its walls.
simultaneous
When the thunder and lightning are almost ____________, the storm is very close to you.
stipulates
My lease _________that the landlord cannot raise the rent without giving thirty days notice.
susceptible
Because I have hay fever, I am very _____________to ragweek pollen.
wrested
Tom ______________the ball from the player on the opposing team.
wrested
The military leaders _______________control of the government of Chile from President Allende.
Simultaneous events are those
that occur at the same time.
An onslaught is
a fierce attack.
To be susceptible is to
be easily affected by something.
A picturesque place is one that
is as pleasing as a picture.
To create havoc is to
cause large-scale destruction.
To wrest something is to
obtain it with force.
A bulwark is
something that offers protection.
A glut of something is
an oversupply of it.
To stipulate something
is to insist on it.
A phenomenon is
something unusual or extraordinary.
culminated
The disagreements between players and management (reached the point of greatest intensity) in the 1994 baseball strike.
feasible
The Parents' Council's plan to raise scholarship money seems (likely to work) if everyone helps with the event.
bulwark
Massive stones around the base of the shack made a (wall-like structure used for defense) against the shifting sand.
indefatigable
My grandmother was (unwilling to give in to exhaustion) in her efforts to earn enough money to send me to camp.
phenomenon
Rain in the desert is a (very unusual event) that shocks and pleases nomads.
engulfed
Martina was such a strong swimmer that she escaped the wave that (swept over) her.
wrested
Ravi's little brother (took by force) the remote control from my hand.
glutted
Strawberry growers (produced more than met the need of) the market, so we got strawberries for dessert in our school lunches.
havoc
The sudden Red Sox defeat caused (a great amount of confusion) in the bleachers.
impregnable
Peter's position on the chess board was (so strong that defeat was impossible).