VOCABULARY From the list below, supply the words needed to complete the paragraph. Some words will not be used. laggard, entice, gambit, obsequy, denizen, fealty, gratify. The king knew that his plan for a surprise attack would be a[n] _____ that would test the _____ of his soldiers, but it was the only chance he had of thwarting the invading fleet. Speed would be the key to success; one _____ in the ranks could jeopardize the entire operation if the soldier were not in place at the right time. As an incentive to fight well, the king promised to _____ each soldier with twenty acres of land after the battle. The promise was unprecedented, but on the other hand, if the army should fail, then the soldiers would be lucky to have proper _____ because the invaders did not plan to take prisoners. VOCABULARY From the list below, supply the words needed to complete the paragraph. Some words will not be used. extradite, mercenary, ostracize, bacchanalian, furtive, bastion, avarice, copious. Hired to combat an increase in drug trafficking, the _____ silently crawled through the fence line of the kingpin's plantation and found a good hiding place. For two days, Manco sat in the patch and observed the mansion-supposedly an impenetrable _____ from which the criminal operated his international cartel. Manco was relieved to see that the rumors were false; the kingpin's _____ lifestyle of nightly parties would make Manco's job simple because of the _____ noise and inadequate light beyond the cocktail area. After a[n] _____ infiltration of the mansion, Manco would have an easy time arresting the man, handcuffing him, sneaking him out, and then _____ him to the States, where he would face trial on a number of charges. The drug lord was about to become a victim of his own _____; had he kept his illegal business small and untraceable, no one would have hired Manco to deal with him.