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As the committee worked together on a draft of the document, there were numerous _________________ about minor details of the wording.Because of his great size, a scowling expression, and the prominent scar on one cheek, John had a rather appearance.Once the floodwaters had _________________, the engineers were able to evaluate the extent of the damage.Wearing a helmet while riding a bicycle can _________________ the risk of injury.Watkins’ argument before the high court was remarkable for both its passion as well as its _________________.This particular corporation has a nasty tendency to _________________ its clients at every opportunity.Unscramble each of the following words.Use the hints below as needed.Draw a line between words that have the same meaning.Key vocabulary words can be confused with each other when they differ in just one sound.For example, consider the verbs gouge and gauge. As used in Unit 4, gouge means to extort or cheat.For example, an emergency medical technician who is examining an injured person may need to gauge the size of a gouge in the person’s arm.We can do this, he said to the council fatuously.A propensity is a tendency to do something.If you have a propensity for eating chips, then your desire for chips is, so to speak, hanging forward and pulling you toward them.The Latin root pendere can also be seen in other English words as well.A pendant is a hanging object, such as a piece of jewelry attached to a necklace.A pendulous object is [ one] [ that] [ is] [ hanging] [ or] [ drooping.Alicia] [ had] [ a] [ propensity] [ for] [ wearing] [ expensive] [ jewelry.One] [ day,] [ as] [ she] [ wandered] [ through] an antique store, a large pendant caught her eye.It was a jade elephant that hung pendulously from a thin gold necklace.Our pricing structure varies from project to project, but our company would never _________________ a client.The invading army was a dark and _________________ presence in the daily lives of the villagers.Matthias was a great leader because he handled all situations, whether urgent, frightening, or complex, with the same _________________ and poise.I believe that the conflict in our schedules is _________________ and thus easily remedied.My father was raised in a conservative household, and so he considers tattoos, piercings, and other forms of body art to be _________________.Fill in the blank in each sentence below with one of the words from the following list.You may have to change the grammatical form of each word in order for it to fit into a sentence.Once Robbie loses his temper, very little can be done by way of _________________ him.Given the extent of her _________________, it is no surprise that their foreign minister refused to renegotiate our original trade agreement.The social studies teacher was impressed by how clearly organized and _________________ Tim’s paper turned out to be.Liz was capable of exceptional _________________, pouting and complaining whenever someone disagreed with her or failed to do things her way.Although his wife was gravely ill, Gerald continued to be preoccupied with improving his golf game, reducing his waistline, and otherwise behaving _________________.Our disagreement about the third item of the contract is merely a _________________ rather than representing a fundamental difference.Prior to describing the new semiconductor technology, the engineering professor made some comments to the class that _________________ any confusion about what would be covered on the next test.Not until her anger _________________ will Francine be able to approach her brother about his indiscretions.He used to think that brushing and flossing one’s teeth regularly _________________ the need for regular visits to the dentist.In the following sentences, note whether the underlined word is used correctly or not.I wish my younger son were more cooperative instead of being so minatory about every little detail and doing things his own way.Sheila met every crisis with admirable equanimity and poise.By treating the wound yourself, you will mollify the need for a doctor.It is obviate that Rita loves algebra.Farley is not a refractory person, even though he has strong opinions and is quite capable of standing up for them.Draw a line between words that have the same meaning.Read the following excerpt from Outcasts in Salt Lake City, by James Weldon Johnson, and use contextual information to guess the meanings of the underlined words.He glanced at us furtively, but kept himself occupied.It grew obvious that he was protracting his time.Finally, he could delay no longer and came to the desk.As he came his expression revealed the lie he was to speak.It was then about eleven o’clock, and I sought the eyes of the clerk and asked if he expected any rooms to be vacated at noon.Draw a line between each fragment in the left column and one fragment in the right column to create a word.If you listen to the tape closely, you can hear Tammy and Cyndi whispering _________________ in the background.Once the tenants had _________________ the apartment, the landlord was able to replace the carpeting.The two committee members kept on quibbling over a trivial point, thereby _________________ the meeting.Much to her _________________, Melissa realized that her comment had deeply offended their host.The witness was clearly intimidated by the atmosphere of the courtroom and consequently _________________ through most of his testimony.Unscramble each of the following words.Use the hints below as needed.Draw a line between words that have the same meaning.Read the following passage and use contextual information to guess the meanings of the underlined words.Not long before the Jackson family’s annual camping trip, Hal Jackson slipped on a patch of ice and sprained his ankle.Hal concealed the injury from his family and tried to take care of it himself, but his efforts were stymied by the fact that he was a construction worker and had to be on his feet all day.Soon he became cognizant of the fact that the ankle was seriously damaged and wouldn’t heal in time for the trip.He divulged the details of his injury at a family dinner two days before they were scheduled to leave, then he announced that, regretfully, he would not be able to join them this year.You old sissy, exclaimed one of his brothers, trying to goad Hal into changing his mind, have you gone soft on us? Hal vacillated for a few moments, wondering if he might be able to manage.