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Lev F Unit 2 Context

Practice using the words in context

They have a great deal to say on the subject, but unfortunately most of it is meaningless ______. drivel
The Vice President of the United States, the Secretary of State, and the Secretary of Defense are _____ members of the National Security Council. ex officio
That dancer is very talented, but it isn't it going rather far to call her "the very ______ of feminine beauty and grace"? epitome
Representing an organization of senior citizens, the rally's keynote speaker _____ vehemently against conditions that rob the elderly of their dignity and independence. inveighed
"The rash and _______ actions of that young hothead almost cost us the battle, to say nothing of the war," the general remarked sourly. precipitate
The mere fact that we cannot explain at the present time how she was hurt doesn't mean that she was a victim of some _____ power. occult
After completing those long, grueling exams, I was overwhelmed by a(n) _____ so great that I felt I would never be able to study again. lassitude
We do not know what her motives were, but we may ______ that she was mainly concerned for the child's well-being. surmise
A good definition of freedom is: "The right to do anything you wish as long as you do not ______ on the rights of others." infringe
The prophets of old fervently ______ the people to amend their lives. exhorted
The people trying to "crash" our dance may think of themselves as merry pranksters, but they are really ______ who would prevent us all from having a good time. interlopers
This old necklace has little _____ value, but it means a great deal to me because it belonged to my mother. intrinsic
How can we have any respect for people who try to _____ themselves with their superiors by flattery and favors? ingratiate
I refuse to accept the idea that conditions in this slum have deteriorated so far that nothing can be done to ______ them. ameliorate
Though fossils show that human beings have been on earth a very, very long time, the earliest written records of their activities date back only about five _____ . millenia
The voters of this city are looking for practical answers to urgent questions and will not respond to that kind of ______ and pretentious claptrap. bombastic
He tries to give the impression of being a true man of the world, but his conduct clearly shows him to be a)n) _____ and somewhat feckless youth. callow
We looked up hungrily as the delightful odor of broiled steack and fried onions _____ the room. permeated
"If you think my training rules are too _____ and confining," the coach said, "then you probably shouldn't be a candidate for the team." stringent
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