VOCABULARY From the list below, supply the words needed to complete the paragraph. Some words will not be used. concur, dilemma, intrepid, ambivalent, sardonic, destitute, culmination. One year after the _____ of the second Mineral War, the surviving inhabitants of the Europa mining colony were _____ and malnourished. The chief engineer tried her best to restore the food reprocessing system, but, owing to the lack of replacement parts, the unit could produce only thirty percent of the colony's nutritional needs. Captain Keith remained _____ about leading a few _____ miners on a necessary but dangerous expedition to the old generation plant in the Nova Crater to salvage parts for the rapidly declining life support system. Most of the miners were making _____ quips about their fate at the colony, and Captain Keith would have been lying if he said that he didn't _____ with their pessimistic opinions. VOCABULARY From the list below, supply the words needed to complete the paragraph. Some words will not be used. limpid zeitgeist proliferate stipulate tenet insouciant ruminate static accolade dissident A. Thirty years of saving money finally paid off when Vernita found the cottage of her dreams on the coast of Maine-or so she thought. Despite a handful of local ____, the Clifftown Historical Society approved the sale of the property, but not before they ____ one important factor: the new owner must keep the windmill in operating condition because it had been a landmark of the town for generations. Shrugging of the windmill as a minor concern, Vernita seized the opportunity to purchase the lot. Six months later, Vernita learned why the ____ of the cottage's original era included a rigorous work ethic. The problem began when she walked outside on a breezy morning and noticed the ____ blades of the windmill despite the considerable breeze. The shaft to the millstones had broken, and its repair required nearly two thousand dollars and three weeks of toiling for her and two paid workman. Two days after completing the repairs, the well began to pump a muddy, undrinkable liquid instead of the usual cool, ____ spring water. While contractors dug a new well, Vernita discovered that mold and insects had ___ in the dank basement. The unending problems caused Vernita to ____ on why she had ever bought the house. She had always harbored the ____ that sometimes people just have to know when to quit, and Vernita also missed the ____ life that she had while renting someone else's property. Three months later, Vernita moved back into a condominium. VOCABULARY From the list below, supply the words needed to complete the paragraph. Some words will not be used. divulge abet temerity insipid gregarious coerce jaundiced. Jasmine had thought that her irresponsible days of _____ were far behind her until Kayla showed up at her door. After only three days of freedom from the county correctional facility, Kayla had begun her old scheming again. She went to the house to ____ Jasmine into helping her move a truckload of stolen goods to another state—an easy job, she claimed, and virtually no risk. It would even be fun, she claimed. "Let me get this straight. You've been out of jail for three days, and you already want me to _____ you in a crime? Are you crazy?" Jasmine was still ____ toward her sister because Kayla, prior to her first sentence, "borrowed" Jasmines car for a robbery and nearly got Jasmine arrested as a result. "Sorry, Kayla, but l'm quite happy with my ____, uneventful life. Please leave, and don't come back."