Vocabulary Workshop Level F Unit 12 Completing the Sentences

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Enhances
Her new hairstyle greatly ______ her appearance.
Absolve
The jury may have found him not guilty, but the “court of public opinion” will never ______ him of responsibility for the crime.
Enthrall
Detective stories seem to ______ her to such a degree that she reads virtually nothing else.
Scintillating
Until he rose to speak, the meeting had been dull, but he immediately enlivened it with his ______ wit.
Sanctimonious
We resented his ______ self-assurance that he was morally superior to everyone else.
Paragon
She did her work so quietly that it took us time to realize that she was a veritable ______ of efficiency and diligence.
Paraphrased
His higly technical discussion will have to be ______ if it is to be understood by most readers.
Deleterious
How can anyone be so foolish as to develop a smoking habit when it has been proven that cigarettes are ______ to health?
Prosaic
Since we had been told the new TV series was original and witty, we were disappointed by the obvious and ______ situation comedy that unfolded on our screen.
Extenuate
The fact that he had hungry childrean at home does not justify what he did, but it does ______ his crime.
Incisive
With that one ______ comment, she brought an end to all the aimless talk and directed our attention to the real problem facing us.
Ostentatious
“Evening dress is far too ______ for such an informal occasion,” I thought to myself as I tried to decide what to wear that night.
Implicit
In most contracts there are ______ duties and obligations that must be fulfilled even though they aren’t expressed in so many words.
Politic
There are some situations in life when it is ______ to remain quiet and wait for a better opportunity to assert yourself.
Redundant
To characterize the literary style of Edgar Allan Poe as “unique and one of a kind” is certainly ______.
Clangor
The ______ of the fire bells as they echoed through the night filled our hearts with terror.
Caricature
His long nose and prominent teeth give the candidate the kind of face that cartoonists love to ______.
Winsome
Marie’s engaging personality and charming manner make her quite ______.
Contiguous
Since the gym is ______ to the library, it is easy for me to shift from academic to athletic activities.
Cupidity
His normal desire for financial security was eventually distorted into a boundless ______.
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