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2014 Pagtakhan Sem. 2 Vocab Sentences
Terms in this set (75)
The _____ between the two former friends was obvious; they scowled at one another whole spewing constant insults.
While I may have lost the game, I took _____ in the fact that my team and I truly enjoyed a fabulous season.
I cannot believe the _____ price of American Girl dolls; they cost over $100 for simple rubber and cloth doll!
censure (verb form)
The senator was _____d for taking bribes; his punishment was to lose his seat, and he went home in shame.
censure (noun form)
When the teacher showed an inappropriate film in his classroom, he faced _____ from his principal; he nearly lost his job and had to sit through a hearing with the school board.
When Soren ate his candy without asking, I _____ed him by telling him he was not being a good listener and sending him to his room.
Coach Jeffrey was frustrated with his team's _____ effort; they barely even tried, and they played sluggish and lazy.
The _____ dancer may have completed all the moves perfectly, but she lacked that bounce in her step that gives a routine true spunk and liveliness.
Some people say typewriters are simply _____; even though they are rarely used and old, I still like to use them to write poetry.
My _____ Aunt Kathy is so obsessed with manners that my cousins get grounded for a week if they get caught chewing with their mouth open!
It is good to have a _____ secretary because there is no such thing as being to attentive to detail when it comes to office work.
I am frustrated with the _____ behavior from some of my students; their disrespect is ruining things for all the other kids who are in class to learn something.
This wicked _____ will destroy my career; I cannot believe Juila started such a slanderous and false rumor!
I may have been a bit too _____ when I told Marcia her shoes were flashy; while I was telling the truth, I may have hurt her feelings.
Soren can be so _____ due to his youth; one day he loves something and the next day he screams the he hates it!
Sometimes toddlers can behave like _____s, yelling orders at people and bossing them around.
Her shirt was pretty, but because it was _____, she had to wear another shirt underneath so that people could not see her bra.
Although the party was long over, the _____ remained; I was picking up pizza boxes, popcorn kernels, and soda cans for hours.
Criminals often talk in circles; they _____ their interrogators in order to avoid being caught.
Gloria Steinem was an _____ who championed women's rights by fighting against the traditional, male dominated authority.
Sadly, Sandy's mental illness was never treated and she ended up a _____, begging on the streets for food and money, never truly aware of who or where she was.
I found the play prosaic; its _____ plot was nothing new because its dull story has been told so many times in the same repetitive way.
My desire to save the drowning boy was _____; I wasn't thinking about my own safety or the possible failure of my reckless endeavor, and I nearly got us both killed.
I cannot believe she showed up to build house for Habitat for Humanity driving that _____ yellow Ferrari!
The _____ plant was only a little bud and still needed to develop into a full flower.
Many people think Soren is quiet because he can be so shy, but he is actually rather _____ and never stops talking once you get to know him.
My _____ brother cannot hammer in a nail, let alone build a bookshelf from scratch!
While he did write the story himself, the _____ plot is trite and has been told far too many times.
After I saved the kittens from the burning house, the ASPCA showered me with _____s, giving me a plaque and medal of honor.
The massive amounts of _____ people in Haiti made the effects of the earthquake all the more devastating; they lacked the necessities of life as it was, and such destruction only made it worse.
After I pleaded with the judge, she _____d my sentence, lowering it from one week in jail to a $500 fine.
When my own sister lied to the cops, blaming me for the crime she committed, I could not believe her _____; I never thought my own flesh and blood would betray me like that!
The cruise ship tried to _____ the problem of flooded bathroom passes by offering free airline tickets to every passenger; the captain thought it would lessen the passenger's anger at the wet mess.
Warm cookies and milk are the perfect _____ for a long and hard day; they always make me feel calm and well.
Once the _____ of the hill become too steep to hike, I had to pick up Soren to help him make it up the trail, but he had no problem coming down along the declivity.
Once the acclivity of the hill become too steep to hike, I had to pick up Soren to help him make it up the trail, but he had no problem coming down along the _____.
The _____s of the belly dancer were both beautiful and seductive.
After I threw the rock into the pond, the water rippled in _____s larger than I expected, rocking the boat to a dangerous level.
The results of the scientist's experiments were so strong this his findings were considered entirely _____ and are now simply facts that cannot be argued.
Having studied at length for the exam and spoken to my teacher in advance, I entered the test completely _____, happy that I knew I would succeed.
I was shocked at the _____ of the pilot during the extreme turbulence; he stayed calm and didn't even break a sweat, which helped ease the fears of the passengers.
Although she loves chocolate and flowers, her response to his Valentine's gift was _____, for she simply did not share his romantic feelings; seeing him only as a friend, she was very unenthused.
I stood in front of the candy counter for nearly fifteen minutes because Søren _____d between a Twix bar and gum; he just couldn't make up his mind!
The movie completely _____d the horrible crime; it made it seem as though burning a building after robbing it was no big deal by making a joke of such a serious offense!
Because the deadline for my college application is this Monday, the need to fix the error on my transcript is _____.
Despite the valid arguments contradicting his argument, Mitch's _____ has not changed; he still fervently argues his position to point of even screaming!
Sonja is always trailed by her little _____s; they copy nearly everything she does and look up to her so much.
I hope the fact that I forgot to properly fill out the paperwork does not _____ my win; I worked on to earn that medal, and I do not want it taken away on a technicality!
The Pleasanton Weekly has stopped becoming a place for news; rather, it is now only a forum to _____ teachers, as nearly every article about the budget crisis includes insults to educators.
The disease appears to be _____ to the Northern area of town, as only the people there are exhibiting symptoms.
I was surprised to see my aging dog move with such _____ after that cat; I didn't realize she could still move that fast!
While some find his humor funny, I just find that it's _____; his angry bitterness outweighs any wit he tries to convey.
I thought it was just a house that nobody lived in, but it turned out to be a _____ for weapons; there were over a thousand guns and rounds of ammunition in the garage alone!
This constant rain has brought me into a dull _____ that I just can't pull out off; I am so sluggish and depressed from these wet, gray skies!
His speech was nothing more than veiled _____; he claimed it was a speech to promote the nation's values, but he was really just trying to start a revolution!
My _____ cousin is just so great to have around; he always brings a warm smile and a positive attitude.
After the accident with Sally, there was a total _____ on the team; nobody could find the will to play because they felt so saddened by Sally's injury.
Though he committed a heinous crime, the convict was _____; therefore, the committee granted him parole for his cooperation and clear indication that he had changed his ways.
I do not like this preacher; his comments are not uplifting, but rather his sermons are _____, invoking anger and unrest instead warmth and community.
The weather in the Bay Area is so _____; one day it can be freezing rain and the very next it can be scorching sun!
When my little brother stole the candy, I made him go back to the store to _____ his offense; he had to pay for the candy and apologize to the owner.
Our communication was entirely _____; we had never actually spoken and only sent letters to one another.
The _____s shared between Griffen and Sabine convey a beautiful love affair and friendship; the letters are tender and sweet, and I am glad they were published in their original form.
After the massive hurricane, the citizens fell into a state of total _____; it's as though they'd forgotten right from wrong as they robbed, looted, and vandalized.
Her _____ behavior undermined her credibility; I just couldn't take her seriously as she wailed and sobbed through the entire interview.
Even though she wasn't as physically attractive as many of her peers, Jeanine was still voted Homecoming Queen because she carried herself with such _____ and grace, that nobody could ignore her beauty.
Jack London's repeated allusions to the man ignoring warnings about the cold _____d the traveler's eventual death.
Jackie Robinson was at the _____ of his career when he tragically died; his death was all the more sad given he perished at the height of his glory.
A good night's sleep is my _____ against getting sick; a healthy body is a well rested body, and sleep keeps me safe from illness.
I tried to _____ my mother into allowing me to stay out late through giving her subtle & consistent compliments just before asking for her permission; by the 7th time, it worked!
In The Crucible, Abigail misleads an entire town through her vicious _____; her lies cause death and destroy Salem.
Sadly, his time on earth was _____, for my puppy passed away within months of his birth.
His _____ speech did not impress the audience; instead, his big words and lofty style came off as annoying and snobby.
Finding a $20 bill on my way to school was a _____ of things to come; by the end of the day, I'd won a raffle, earned a promotion, and found a lost earring!
Romeo is so _____; he doesn't think before he acts and he is so melodramatic, gushing out emotions everywhere he goes!
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