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86-88 (1-5) Sentences
Terms in this set (23)
The bubonic plaque brought __________ to Europe in the fourteenth century to a degree we can hardly imagine today; it's little wonder the phrase "the Black Death" came to be used as a synonym for this plague.
The ________ actions of the disgruntled employee were at first merely annoying, but when the "poison pen" letters turned into death threats, his boss knew he had to go to the police.
"May a _________ light upon you for the unhappiness you've brought upon my family," muttered the powerless cottager as his cruel landlord rode by.
Today we don't regard the "flu" as a very serious condition, but __________ influenza in the early 20th century was fatal to a large number of people.
"If the unemployment epidemic in this country is not to become a _______, we must act now to decrease the number of jobs being outsourced to other countries."
"The strain of pneumonia afflicting patient this winter is a particularly ______ one," noted Dr. Siegel.
"Okay, you didn't like my book," wrote the author piteously to the reviewer, "but did your review have to be so ________?"
Perhaps everything lies in the eye of the beholder: Europeans refer to Genghis Khan as "the _______ of Asia," while to his own people he was considered a great leader.
Hamlet saw himself as sent to be both "________ and minister"; in other words, he would both inquire and heal.
Lavinia felt sure that water in all foreign countries, including Canada, was not _______, so only bottles water touched their lips while she was on the road.
In addition to the huge platter of shrimp and crabs, Brenda and Bob offered their guests a wide array of ________, some adorned with tiny paper parasols.
The Viking warriors hoisted the flagons of mead into the air and then simultaneously ___________ them.
The narrator of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" longs to _________ a potion that will blot out his torturing memories.
Mr. Switters longed for a _________ of some bracing potion, something that would give him strength and courage for his ordeal.
The neighborhood children spent long summer days sitting on the Milhorns' porch playing endless games of Monopoly and ______ pitchers of lemonade.
Even two months of _______ gracious manners in Charleston, South Carolina, have not served to cure Barry's tendency to be rude.
Although the knight longed to pause and _______ his thirst as the well, he pressed on on, hoping to reach Daffydown Hall by nightfall.
An hour of detailing his complaints against his boss serves not to _______ Ritchie's unhappiness with his job to increase it.
Fiona sat down to the ____________, hoping that Me. Beebe would sit down next to her when tea was served.
The living room of Mrs. Carrington's country cottage was filled with knick-knacks and frilly decorations to protect her furnishings. There were dollies on the table, ______________ on the sofa and chairs, and lacquer coasters scattered on the end tables.
Harrison entered the drawing room, sat down in a brown, crushed velvet armchair, placed his feet up on the leather __________, and rang for the butler.
Millicent placed the large platter of turkey on the _____________ in order to leave
room on the table for the various side dishes and trimmings.
Since John Steinbeck's house in Salinas has opened as a museum and contains
much of its original furniture, there is likely to be a large ______________ in the
front parlor that was originally used for seating visitors.
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