VOCABULARY From the list below, supply the words needed to complete the paragraph. Some words will not be used. incognito, lethargy, feasible, balk, dour, omniscient, fiasco, harry, metier. "Hey, Jye; I think you've found your _____." "Could be." Jye glanced up only long enough to catch a glimpse of Neve. Typing rapidly, Jye intermittently glanced at the stack of printed matrixes next to the keyboard. Usually a[n] _____ person who remained hidden in his software-engineer cubicle all day, Jye adopted a manner bordering on cynicism and _____-getting him to do tech support beyond his cubicle walls was often a[n] _____ that created more trouble than it solved. Neve was caught completely off-guard when Jye didn't _____ at the company's request that he test the system's network security by hacking into the company database. Though Jye had his ways, everyone knew that he was the _____ office authority when it came to network security protocol. It simply wouldn't have been _____ to use anyone else to test the integrity of Pentacode's newest software. Additionally, Jye's newfound energy changed his manner so much that he might as well have been _____ to those who didn't see him every day; when his attitude changed, his wardrobe and hairstyle changed as well. VOCABULARY From the list below, supply the words needed to complete the paragraph. Some words will not be used. archetype, epicurean, verdant, mellifluous, attrition, coup, confluence. Tonia closed her eyes to concentrate better on the _____ sounds of the mambo orchestra playing at Anconia's Night Club. She heard only what emanated through the rear wall. She would stand next to the wall, close her eyes, and imagine that she was a member of the _____ clientele feasting at the glass tables in Anconia's impressive ballroom. Just a week earlier, Tonia had met Anconia's doorman after the club had closed for the night, and he was nice enough to allow her inside for a look. The walls around the dance floor and dining area were _____ with dangling, subtropical plants, and the dance floor sparkled even though the club was fifty years old. Impressed, Tonia realized how Anconia's provided a place for the _____ of the wealthy and the famous. VOCABULARY From the list below, supply the words needed to complete the paragraph. Some words will not be used. mitigate, macabre, adjunct, farcical, impervious, filial, nadir. Frank thought that a camping trip might be a good way to improve his _____ standing with his son and daughter, whom he rarely saw due to his long work hours. He planned a hike through the _____ of a canyon and then picked out a nice spot on the map where they could pitch tents for the night and tell _____ stories around the campfire. Frank thought that the kids would jump at the idea; unfortunately, they did not. "Dad," moaned Tim, "you know that I'm busy this weekend." Frank looked as if he were listening to his son, but he was actually _____ to the protest. "Oh, come on," said Frank, automatically. "We'll have a great time. I used to be a[n] _____ counselor for a camp-" "A basketball camp," interrupted Lisa. "And everyone knows that basketball camps are exactly where people go to learn wilderness survival skills."