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LA Vocab. Unit 10 Completing the Sentence

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We have seen her accept victory with grace; now can she face defeat with ___________?
equanimity
My opponent's last speech was filled with such acrimonious language & bitter __________ that I walked out of the room without even trying to reply.
invective
It will be helpful if you can state the ___________ of his argument in a few sentences.
gist
Our meeting seemed at the time to be entirely ___________, but I learned later that it was the result of a careful plan.
fortuitous
It is up to the courts to decide how far police authorities may go in making use of __________ means of surveillance to catch criminals.
covert
The kinds of books I enjoy reading range from light & airy comedies to ___________ studies of social & philosophical problems.
recondite
In view of the fact that I have been driving for many years without having a single accident, his advice on how to handle a car seemed entirely ____________.
gratuitous
Anyone who ___________ when the opportunity to make a very profitable deal presents itself is not going to be notably successful in the business world.
procrastinate
Think of the great advantages that will _________ for all of us if we can carry out a truly effective program to conserve & maintain our natural resources.
accrue
His elegant appearance was matched by the __________ ease & polish of his manners.
debonair
No sooner had the incorrigible old ___________ gotten out of jail than he returned to the wicked ways that had landed him there in the 1st place.
reprobate
Next day, the instructor returned my thesis with a number of comments, queries, & other __________ penciled in the margin.
annotation
As the British writer W. Somerset Maugham once observed, human nature is a(n) _________ collection of strengths & weaknesses, foibles, & follies.
motley
This research program is entirely devoted to developing a drug that will be ___________ in the treatment of arthritis.
efficacious
Daily exercise is recommended particularly for people whose occupations are, for the most part, __________.
sedentary
She is a leader who can command loyalty and instant obedience without resorting to abusive language, threats, or a(n) __________ manner.
imperious
Although their language was deliberately __________, I did not allow it to cause me to lose my self-control.
provocative
If you resent being _________ by tradespeople, why not try paying your bills on time?
dun
The __________ gift of the Mellon family made it possible to set up the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
munificent
__________ broke out in the meeting hall as the speaker tried vainly to be heard over the angry shouting of the audience.
bedlam