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Vocab Unit 5 Completing the Sentence

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reputed
The man is ____ to have mob connections, but so far no one has actually substantiated the allegation
fiat
During the eleven years of his "personal rule", King Charles I bypassed Parliament and ruled England by royal _______
fecund
The phonograph is but one of the wonderful new devices that sprang from the ____ mind of Thomas Edison, our most prolific inventor
ubiquitous
American-style fast-food shops have gained such popularity all over the world that they are now truly _______
idiosyncrasy
His constant use of the word fabulous, even for quite ordinary subjects is a(n) _____ that I could do without
acuity
The passing years lessened her physical vigor but in no way diminished the ____ of her judgment
enervated
I was so ______ by the oppressive heat and humidity of that awful afternoon that I could barely move
nuance
Music can often express a(n)_______ of mood or feeling that would be difficult to put into words
hallowed
The ground in which those soldiers are buried was _______ by the blood they shed on it
sophistry
Analysis will show that his "brilliant exposition" of how we can handle the pollution problem without cost to anyone is the merest ________
overweening
His________ sense of superiority dominated his personality in much the same way as his beetling brow dominates his face
garnered
The marathon not only brought in huge sums of money for Africa's starving masses but also ______ much sympathy for their plight
mundane
May I interrupt this abstruse discussion and turn your attention to more ____ matters-like what's for dinner?
penchant
You may have many good traits, but I do not admire your____ for borrowing things and failing to return them
delineate
The artist's sketch not only _____ the model's appearance accurately, but also captured something of her personality
figment
"Your suspicion that I am constantly making fun of you behind you back is a mere____ of your overheated brain," I replied
sumptuous
There is quite a difference between the austere furnishings of my little apartment and the _________ accommodations of a luxury hotel.
ignominy
He was a changed young man after he suffered the ________ of expulsion from West Point for conduct unbecoming a gentleman
esoteric
Most people I know are so busy dealing with the ordinary problems of life that they have no time for ________ philosophical speculation
depraved
Beneath the man's cultivated manner and impeccable grooming there lurked the ____ mind of a brutal sadist