telepathy, sallow (adj), solicitous, peevish, neurosis, trivial, rigmarole
blasphemy, caper(v), visage, lineage,
delusion, relish (v - not the food), propagate, naive, aesthetic, cynical
One of the signs of liver disease is
when your skin gets somewhat ________ in color.
To build an addition onto their house,
the Smiths had to go through a lot of ___________ with the city in order
to get the right permits and such.
Even though we had had arguments in
the past, he was very _______ when we saw each other, asking after my family
and my health.
His annoying behavior was making the
teacher quite ___________.
The game _________ Pursuit has lots
of questions about relaively meaningless shtuff.
It is almost like my mom is capable
of _____________. She can almost literally read my mind.
He a had a little _________ about being
tidy. He couldn't leave a room without cleaning it up.
He made an almost ___________ movement
with his head, but his teammate picked up on it.
His handwriting was almost like __________(s).
The teacher had to make him "translate."
1. "I'm not speaking, I'm thinking," she
2. Mr. K was "reading
from a metal book with raised _________(s) over which he brushed his hand,"
much like a blind person would read Braille.
3. (2) My mom knew
I was up to something when I suddenly went from being __________ to being
__________. I was never that nice without wanting something in return.
4. He didn't get outside
much, so he had sort of a __________ complexion.
5. (2) Being _______(ic)
might lead to ___________ if you couldn't filter out other people's thoughts
from your own. You'd go crazy!
6. The change in the
room was almost __________; if you didn't look very discerningly, you wouldn't
7. The Earth man thought
that his muddy boots were a _________ thing, that the fact that he had
come from another planet was much more important.
8. The Earth men are
going through a lot of _________ to try to get someone to pay attention
1. There are the ________(s)
of four presidents on Mount Rushmore.
2. The candidate's
___________ was impressive; two of his grandparents, and three of his uncles
3. Apparently, second
period was under the __________ that it was OK to interrupt the teacher.
4. Dally was very
_________ about life; he saw nothing good in it, and looked on the bad
side of everything.
5. Spender thought
that littering on Mars would be like _________; the ultimate disrespect.
6. The kindergarteners
__________(ed) around the playground.
7. In addition to
being very functional and useful, the machine was also ___________(ally)
8. excited : disappointed
:: savvy : _________
9. The rumor seemed
to __________ itself all over the school, until everyone had heard it.
10. I really ___________
my time with my son.
1. She scraped her knee _________(ing) around
on the blacktop.
2. Spender admired
how the Martian culture was able to blend the _______ and the practical
sides of life.
3. In order for a
species to survive, it must ___________ itself.
4. One of the crimes
Joan of Arc was burned for was ___________ against the church.
5. He ate his hamburger
with great ___________, savoring every bite.
6. naive : savvy ::
optimistic : _________
7. During WWII, giant
posters with Hitler's ____________ loomed from almost every wall in Germany.
8. His family's ___________
here in the U.S. was very long, stretching all the way back to the Mayflower.
9. (3) Some people
say that it is only a __________that there is life after death, that we
are being _________ to think that we are anything but worm food. But someone
who is deeply religious might say that kind of talk is _________.
grotesque, cadence, aromatic, metamorphosis,
censor, ruminate, elixir, transfixed, scapegoat, interim
1. The Marine drill
seargent counted the ___________ for the soldiers, "Left, right! Left,
2. The bed and bath
store had many ______________ candles and soaps to choose from.
3. The half-time show
is the _____________ between the two halves.
4. Supposedly Ponce
de Leon was looking in the swamps of Florida for an __________ of youth.
5. He wore a rather
_____________ mask for Halloween.
6. My little brother
is often the _____________ for my misdeeds.
7. Franz Kafka wrote
a story called "The ______________," where a man wakes up to find he has
become a huge cockroach.
8. The Adventures
of Tom Sawyer is one of the top fifty books of all time as far as being
________(ed), for its use of the word "nigger."
9. The old man sat
long hours on the front porch, rocking and _______________(ing) on
10. He stood, ___________
by the sight, unable to even blink.
1. pretty : grotesque
:: hero : ________
2. (2) As the crowd
moved closer, the Martian's face went through a ___________ __________,
as he changed rapidly into the many different people the crowd was thinking
3. "through nailed"
4. The wicked witch
gave Sleeping Beauty a strange _________ that made her fall asleep.
5. (2) As he slowly
__________(ed), he ___________(ed) on what a fine day it had been.
6. The rain on the
metal roof had a __________ like a tin drum.
7. The "Three Wise
Men" supposedly brought the baby Jesus gifts of gold, frankincense, and
myrrh. The last two were _________ resins (dried tree sap), used to make
8. The First Amendment
to the Constitution is a guard against _________(ship) by the government.