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Vocabulary Workshop Level C unit 9 Completing the Sentence

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renown
Even before Martin Luther King Jr., won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, his ________________ had spread throughout most of the world.
awry
The Scottish poet Robert Burns reminds us that no matter how carefully we plan, things may still go ______________.
mien
As the jurors filed back into the courtroom, their stern _____________ alarmed the defendants.
chafe
Shoes that will not ____________ your feet are the most important part of the equipment you will need for a hike.
encroach
The couple's parents promised that they would not be the kind of meddling in-laws who ______________ on the privacy of their married children.
fend
When his efforts to __________ off the angry bill collectors proved unsuccessful, my uncle was forced to declare bankruptcy.
endow
It is up to you to make good use of the talents with which nature has seen fit to _______________ you.
capitulated
The brave soldiers defending the fort ________________ only when they realize that further resistance was useless.
disgruntled
Even though you are ___________________ because the candidate you favored did not win the nomination, you should still vote in the election.
pertinent
In your answers, try to limit yourself to giving us only the details that you know are _________________ to this investigation.
penal
Do you believe that the crime rate will go down if the _____________ code is made more severe?
impunity
We were amazed that the large, fierce-looking dog allowed the child to pull its tail with ______________.
bludgeon
Some people have a decidedly unpleasant habit of using facts and figures like a(n) _______________ to beat down their opponents in an arguement.
recluse
To carry out his great work, he chose to separate himself from society and live the solitary life of a(n) _______________.
dire
Let us hope that scientists are wrong in their __________ predictions that there will be a major earthquake in our region.
predominant
True, I wanted to make some money, but my ____________________ reason for taking the job was that I needed practical work experience.
prodigies
Sideshow exhibits at the circus usually include mermaids, wolf-men, and other so-called _________________ of nature.
disarming
We were prepared to make an angry complaint to the salesclerk, but her ___________________ manner soon put us in a friendlier mood.
apt
There's an old saying which tells us that if you walk like a duck and talk like a duck people are ____________ to take you for a duck.
defiled
In my opinion, the countryside is _______________ by billboards that block our view of the beauties of nature.