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Vocabulary workshop level c unit 6 Completing the Sentence

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aloof
Good citizens don't try to remain _____________ from the problems and troubles in their communities.
defects
Although every form of government has its ____________, democracy has more pluses and fewer mnuses than any other.
scapegoat
I criticize him not because he makes mistakes but because he constantly looks for a(n) _________________ to take the blame for them.
ostracized
The defendent was found not guilty at his trial, but his punishment came when he was _____________ by all his friends.
genial
We learned that beneath the old man's quiet and witdrawn manner, there was a charming and ______________ personality.
abashed
Although Hal was the only boy at the party wearing sneakers and an old sweatshirt, he did not seem at all ________________.
forthright
Instead of a(n) _________________ answer, all we got from her was, "In one sense, yes, but on the other hand, perhaps no."
purge
It took four years of civil war to _______________ this nation of the curse of slavery.
flaunt
Since we all know that you sing and play the piano beautifully, what need is there for you to ________________ your musical talents?
finesse
I have learned over the years that it is often possible to accomplish more by _______________ than by brute force.
premonition
Even though I assured my dying grandfather that I would visit him soon, I had a strange ___________________ that I would never see him again.
pseudonym
I think you will know who William S. Porter was if I tell you that he used the __________________ O. Henry.
basked
The star basketball player _______________ in the admiration of every small child in the neighborhood.
retentive
She has such a(n) ________________ mind that she seems able to master complicated details without even taking notes.
articulating
The speaker could not be understood easily because he swallowed his words instead of ___________________ them clearly.
instill
By the example of their own conduct, our parents ______________ in us a deep respect for people of all races, nationalitites, and religions.
repercussions
In recent years, pollution of our waterways has had serious and sometimes fatal ___________________ on the wildlife that inhabits them.
rehabilitate
The city planner said that in addition to building new housing, we should plan to _________________ many old buildings.
anguish
Can anything equal the overwhelming ________________ of a mother at the death of her child?
resolute
After the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor, the American people were _______________ in their determination to defeat the fascist powers.