Vocabulary Workshop Level G Unit 8 Answers
On the Western Front in August 1994, the French army steeled itself against the oncoming (badinage/juggernaut) that was the German Second Army.
Not surprisingly, the committee’s final report was an incongruous mixture of the astute and the (irrefutable/fatuous).
By (portending/sloughing) off the artificiality of her first book, the novelist arrived at a style that was simple, genuine, and highly effective.
What possible purpose will be served by setting up yet another hamburger stand in an area already (saturated/sloughed) with fast food shops?
Our excitement at visiting the world-famous ruins was dampened by the (lackadaisical/arrant) attitude of the bored and listless guide.
The authority of the student council is not absolute because the principal can (countermand/exacerbate) any of its decisions.
It is a good deal easier to (raze/allege) an old building than it is to destroy a time-honored social institution.
I never ask anyone, “How are you?” anymore because I am afraid I will be treated to an endless (litany/badinage) of symptoms and ailments.
His debating technique is rooted in the firm belief that anything bellowed in a loud voice is absolutely (saturnine/irrefutable).
The views of the two parties involved in the dispute are so diametrically opposed that it will be almost impossible to (conciliate/saturate) them.
Only a(n) (arrant/macabre) knave would be capable of devising such incredibly underhanded and treacherous scheme.
In earlier times, people whose views conflicted with “received opinion” often had to (recant/portend) their ideas or face the consequences.
Stephen King’s book Danse (Macabre/Lackadaisical) surveys popular and obscure horror fiction of the twentieth century.
Over the years, hard work and unstinting devotion to duty have raised me from one (echelon/paucity) of company management to the next.
She excused herself from lending me the money I so desperately needed by (conciliating/alleging) that she had financial troubles of her own.
By denying your guilt without offering any explanation of your actions, you will only (recant/exacerbate) an already bad situation.
Economists believe that the drop in automobile sales and steel production (countermands/portends) serious problems for business in the future.
His attempts at casual (badinage/echelon) did not conceal the fact that he was acutely embarrassed by his blunder.
We have many capable and well-meaning people in our organization, but it seems to me that there is a (paucity/juggernaut) of real leadership.
Someone with such a (fatuous/saturnine) outlook on life wouldn’t make an agreeable traveling companion, especially on a long journey.
With incredible unconcern, the nobles of Europe immersed themselves in social frivolities as the fearful (juggernaut/litany) of World War I steamrolled ineluctably toward them.
Ever a bit of a melancholic, Mr. Smithers sank into a (litany/slough) in the wintertime.
The defense attorney succeeded in portraying the genial witness as a(n) (arrant/saturnine) liar, whose testimony was never credible.
The dog’s owner (exacerbated/razed) the situation when he flagrantly encouraged the terrier to romp in the neighbor’s petunias.
A plunge in atmospheric pressure (conciliates/portends) an oncoming storm.
seemed in a [sullen] mood
[claimed] that a crime had been committed
[foreshadows] dangers to come
an idea that [permeates] all aspects of society
will [aggravate] tensions between the rivals
a long [rigmarole] of questions and answers
a [listless] response from voters
the upper [levels] of power
tried to [placate] both sides in the dispute
wore a very [grotesque] mask
a growing [abundance] of cheap labor
given to [lighthearted] predictions
known for his [sensible] opinions
has [reaffirmed] her support for free trade
[deny] involvement in a burglary
The breaking news story concerned corruption among the highest _____________ of politics.
We object to the policy of _____________ historic old buildings to make way for unsightly parking lots.
Ms. Ryan’s warnings to the class to “review thoroughly” seemed to me to ____________ an unusually difficult examination.
The seriousness of the matter under discussion left no room for the type of lighthearted ____________ encountered in the locker room.
At first I thought it would be easy to shoot holes in their case, but I soon realized that their arguments were practically ____________.
As a snake ____________ off its old skin, so he hoped to rid himself of his weaknesses and develop a new and better personality.
Though some “home remedies” appear to alleviate the symptoms of a disease, they may in fact _____________ the condition.
After he made that absurd remark, a(n) _____________ grin of self-congratulation spread like syrup across his face.
The men now being held in police custody are ______________ to have robbed eight supermarkets over the last year.
Only someone with a truly ____________ sense of humor would decide to use a hearse as the family car or a coffin as a bead.
My shirt became so _____________ with perspiration on that beastly day that I had to change it more than once during the match.
You are not going to do well in your job if you continue to work in such a(n) ______________ and desultory manner.
No sooner had the feckless tsar decreed a general mobilization than he ______________ his order, only to reissue it a short time later.
Her friendly manner and disarming smile helped to ______________ those who opposed her views on the proposal.
The enemy’s lines crumpled before the mighty ____________ of our attack like so much wheat before a harvester.
“I find it terribly depressing to be around people whose dispositions are so _____________ and misanthropic,” I remarked.
His four disastrous years in office were marked by a plenitude of promises and a(n) ___________ of performance.
The service in honor of the miners trapped in the underground collapse include prayers and ____________.
However much it may cost me, I will never _____________ the principles to which I have devoted my life.
“It seems to me that such ______________ hypocrisy is indicative of a thoroughly opportunistic approach to running for office,” I said sadly.