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Vocab Unit 7

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A pacifist is someonewho ____ violence in all its forms.
Abhor
If you are not doing well in a particular subject, you may want to ____ your way of studying it.
Amend
Blinding snowstorms ____ the barren landmass of Antartica for months on end.
Buffet
Few figures in history or literature are as severely tested by fortune's ____ as Job in the Old Testament.
Buffet
A great many people lost their fortunes and even their lives in the ____ brought on by the French Revolution
Chaos
No one would expect a tiny studio apartment to have particularly ____ closets
Commodious
Sulfuric acid is one of the most ____ substances known to chemistry.
Corrosive
It is a jury's job to ____ the truth by carefully evaluating all the evidence presented at trail.
Discern
The paintings of animals and human hands in Spain's Altamira caves are among the odlest ____ specimens of Stone Age art.
Extant
Jewels and other objects once ____ with Egypt's pharaohs can now be seen in numerous museums all over the world.
Inter
The suspects never stood trial because there was no solid daring series of robberies
Implicate
When it came to drilling troops, the Revolutionary War general Baron Friedrich von Steuben was something of a ____
Martinet
Many a writer has been labeled a ____ for refusing to conform to society's conventions
Renegade
____ senators from the President's own party joined the opposition to defeat the bill
Renegade
Stalin elimintated many potential ricals by accusing them of all sorts of ____ acts that they did not commit
Reprehensible
The atmosphere in the locker room of the losing team could best be described as ____
Somber
Many laws prohibit the types of ____ working conditions found in sweatshops
Squalid
Letters and diary entries may reveal a person's lifelong struggle to gain some control over ____ emotio
Tubulent
Relief agencies regularly make ____ appeals for aid for victims of wa, terrorism, and natural disasters
Vociferous
The task of summarizing the ___ reports issued by government agencies may fall to members of a legislator's staff.
Volumionous
The senator agred to ____ opposition to the proposed bill if some of its more controvesial provisions were substantially modified.
Waive
A person who has been ____ about by many dreadfulmisfortunes will either become stronger or suffer a complete breakdown.
Buffeted
In a natural history museum, we can see physical remains of many species of animals that are no longer ____
Extant
In our frantic search for the missing papers, we overturned everything in the room, leaving it in a complete ____
Chaos
Shakespeare tells us that "the evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft ____ with their bones."
Interred
Let me say frankly that I ____ predjudice in anyone, even a member of my own family
Abhor
We are petitioning the council to ____ its procedures so that all citizens will have a chance to express their opinions
Amend
It is particularly ____ for citizens to fail to vote in national elections and then complain about the government
Reprehensible
The American writer Dorothy Parker was celebrated for her sharp tongue and ____ wit
Corrosive
Are we justified in showing visitors only the most attractive and interesting sections of our cities, towns, or villages while keeping them away from the ____ neighborhoods where so many people live?
Squalid
Getting a good education will do much to ____ the problem of finding a job that pays well
Obviate
Those accused of crimes are sometimes willing to ____ their accomplices in return for immunity from prosecution
Implicate
Who would not feel depressed on entering that ____ old courtroom, with its dim lighting and dark, massive fournishings!
Somber
Confident that she could present the case effectively to a judge, the lawyer advised her client to ____ his right to a jury trial
Waive
A person who changes from one politcal party to another on the basis of honest conviction should not be regarded as a ____
Renegade
The trunk of the car was so ____ that it held all our skiing equipment as well as our other luggage
Commidous
The recordds of the school board meeting on the proposed bond issue are so ____ that it would take me a week to read them
Voluminous
One of the signs of maturity is the ability to ____ the difference between things that are secondary and things that are truly important
Discern
We Americans are proud that each change of the national administration, far from being ____ , is carried out in a peaceful and friendly manner
Turbulent
I didn't expect you to like my suggestion, but I was shocked by your bitter and ____ criticism of it
Vociferous
Although our drill instructor went by the book, he was by no means an overbearing ____
Martinet