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Vocabulary Workshop Level H Unit 10 Choosing the Right Word Answers

 
anachronism
the main character in the comedy is a bumbling inventor who has accidentally transported himself into the past, there to suffer the misadventures of a hapless _____.
 
dissimulation
when you say that your rival has a talent for ____, what you really mean is that he is an out-and-out phony.
 
apocryphal
the story about Bunker Hill and ¨Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes¨”may be ____, but I like it, and I’m going to continue believing it.
 
nihilistic
while I agree that there are imperfections in our society, I simple cannot accept your _____ belief that the entire heritage of the past must be discarded.
 
fulsome
there seemed no point in the author’s gratuitous use of such_____ language other than to offend the taste of the reader.
 
mot juste
she is so concerned with words that she seems to think the only thing that is needed to deal with a problem is to find the _____ to describe it.
 
patrician
there is probably nothing worse than having ____ tastes on an income better suited to the lifestyle of a pauper.
 
immolate
people who engage in self-destructive behavior seem to have a desire to _____ themselves.
 
disparity
there is often a _____ between what people aspire to do and what they are equipped to do by natural endowment and training.
 
lackey
it’s no wonder he’s got such a swelled head when all those _____ that tag along after him do nothing but sing his praises.
 
propitiate
those solemn religious ceremonies are intended to protect the tribe from disasters by _____ the gods who control natural phenomena.
 
sublimate
some psychologists theorize that genius in any field represents a special kind of _______ of capacities, drives, and needs that are in all of us.
 
flamboyant
American voters may be amused by a _______ personality, but they seem to prefer more sober types when making their choice for high public office.
 
imperceptible
because deadly carbon monoxide gas can be neither seen nor smelled, its presence is practically_______.
 
sic
in a campaign speech the candidate said, ¨My opponent has flaunted [___] all of the principles of sound fiscal management.¨
 
liaison
we are not suggesting that students should run the school, but we believe that the administration should maintain a ______ with the students.
 
acumen
no country can survive the combined threat of foreign invasion and domestic insurrection unless it is governed by leaders possessing extraordinary political ______.
 
empirical
though Plato’s approach to philosophy often seems somewhat mystical, Aristotle’s is decidedly _____.
 
monolithic
in a pluralistic democracy, such as the US, there is little chance that a _______ public opinion will ever develop on any controversial issue.
 
adjudicate
when a small sum is involved, the cost of _________ can exceed the amount of the award.

Vocabulary Workshop Level H Unit 10 Completing The Sentence Answers

 
acumen
the company’s profits increased remarkably last year, thanks mainly to the new presidents exceptional business ___
 
apocryphal
although these stories have been widely accepted for many years, we now have ample evidence to show that they are completely ___
 
sic
then she leaned toward me and said confidently, “Between you and i [__], i didn’t believe a word he said.”
 
lackeys
as the duke’s coach drew up, two ___ in splendid livery stepped forth to open the carriage door
 
adjudicated
the fate of individuals accused of war crimes may be ___- by an international court
 
imperceptible
the able auctioneer acknowledged bids from the audience that were so discreet as to be ___ to the untrained eye
 
immolate
what a chock it was for her to discover the unworthiness of the cause for which she had ___- her youth, her talents, and her hopes of happiness
 
propitiate
we need not try actively to ___ the opponents of our candidate, but we can certainly take reasonable precautions to avoid antagonizing them
 
liaison
during the campaign in West Virginia in 1861, Robert E Lee acted as the ___between the commanders of the two independent Confederate brigades operating in the area
 
disparity
though i believed their promises at first, i soon came to realize the great ___ between their words and their deeds
 
empirical
it is one thing to spin out ingenuous theories; it is quite another to find __ confirmation for them
 
fulsome
i know you’re trying to curry favor with the boss, but must you greet each and every one of his bright ideas with such ___ flattery?
 
mot juste
in calling them “stinkers”, i may not have been to refined; but in view of their disgraceful conduct , i think i applied the ___
 
sublimate
the aggressive drive can be channeled into antisocial forms of behavior or ___ into loftier, more worthwhile endeavors
 
monolithic
a major political party in the United States represents a coalition of many different views and interests, rather than a(n) _____ structure
 
dissimiulate
his efforts to ___ his feelings of inadequacy by pretending to be bored and indifferent are a sign of immaturity
 
anachronism
having the civil war general sign documents with a ballpoint pen struck me as the most ludicrous ____ in the whole ministries
 
patrician
during the early years of the Roman Republic, plebeans vied bitterly with ___ for political dominance
 
nihilism
their blanket rejection of the standards and values on which our society is founded seems to be little short of senseless ____
 
flamboyant
one would expect such ____ behavior from an attention-seeking celebrity, not from a normally shy, unassuming person

Vocabulary Workshop Level H Unit 10 Synonyms and Antonyms Answers

 
acumen
perspicacity, shrewdness, acuity
 
adjudicate
arbitrate, referee, mediate
 
anachronism
chronological error
 
apocryphal
fictitious, mythical, spurious, bogus
 
disparity
discrepancy, incongruity
 
dissimulate
pretend, misrepresent, dissemble
 
empirical
observed, pragmatic, experiential
 
flamboyant
ostentatious, florid, garish
 
fulsome
inordinate, repulsive
 
immolate
kill, slay
 
imperceptible
minimal, undetectable
 
lackey
toady, flunky, hanger-on
 
liaison
intermediary, channel
 
monolithic
undifferentiated, massive, dense
 
mot juste
right word
 
nihilism
extreme skepticism
 
patrician
aristocrat, peer, highborn, noble
 
propitiate
mollify, placate
 
sic
thus so
 
sublimate
elevate, rechannel

Vocabulary Workshop Level H Unit 10 Vocabulary in Context Answers

1: d. gap

2: c. ridiculous

3: d. potential

4: b. outrageous

5: b. redemption

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