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Vocabulary Workshop Level H Unit 9 Answers

Question Answers
Another word for yes-man is: sycophant
The needless repetition of an idea by using different but equivalent words is called a: tautology
Which of the following is the opposite of parochial? ecumenical
You might refer to someone or something that you especially dislike, dread, or avoid as your: bête noire
In sentence 5, dank means: damp
Which of the following words could not be used to replace fetid (sentence 5)? fragrant
An incubus (sentence 6) is a kind of: demon
If something does not bode well (sentence 8), it: is a bad sign
Something gargantuan (sentence 10) is: gigantic
In sentence 11, inveigled means: enticed

 

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The Hindu god Vishnu is most often associated with 10 _______
avatars
In all the great philosophies, we find common standards that must be regarded as __________
ecumenical
Our goal as a nation and as a society must be to free ourselves completely of the _______
incubus
Surely you can make an honest effort to please your employer w/o _________
truckling
You did nothing to help me, but now I have achieved some success, you have the gall to claim me as your _______
protege
We can now recognize that many institutions that seemed, at a particular time, to be in their ______
heyday
When I saw the beautiful girl you had brought to prom, I understood the reasons for your smile of ________
beatific
The lowering clouds and mounting winds did not ____
bode
I have no desire to be known as a nonconformist, but I am not going to allow fear of public disapproval to become my ____ _____
bete noire
My criticism of his statement is not merely that it is ______
prolix
The emergency room nurse is the very ______
avatar
His zest for life and his boundless optimism were expressed perfectly, it seemed to me, in his __________
gargantuan
In the twilight of her long career, she began to receive the _____
kudos
Her composition was seriously weakened by ___________
tautologies
Scientists have for some time been correlating the functions of human consciousness with the neural ______________
infrastructure
The corporate _________
sycophant
I was paid generously for my work, but the kind smile and gracious words were a delightful _________
lagniappe
I felt that I could not continue to live any longer in that ____
dank
She was such a ________
beatific
When the sanitation strike continued into a 2nd week, people began to complain about the _____
fetid
After a long investigation, detectives arrested 2 con artists who had _________
inveigled
The crashing thunder and piercing lightening seemed to summon an _______
incubus
Surrounded from childhood by flattering courtiers, the monarch grew to adulthood unable to distinguish a friend from a _________
sycophant
the reporter _________
inveigled
to choose giving over receiving is to receive eternal _________
beatitude
avatar
an embodiment (as of a concept or philosophy) often in a person
beatitude
a state of perfect happiness or blessedness
bete noire
someone or something that one especially dislikes
bode
to be an omen of
dank
unpleasantly damp or wet
ecumenical
worldwide or universal in influence or application

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