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Read the sentences and select the correct option.
1. She hadn’t eaten all day, and by the time she got home she was _____ .
2. The movie offended many of the parents of its younger viewers by including unnecessary _____ in the dialogue.
3. His neighbors found his _____ manner bossy and irritating, and they stopped inviting him to backyard barbeques.
4. Steven is always _____ about showing up for work because he feels that tardiness is a sign of irresponsibility.
5. Candace would _____ her little sister into an argument by teasing her and calling her names.
6. The dress Ariel wore _____ with small, glassy beads, creating a shimmering effect.
7. Being able to afford this luxury car will _____ getting a better paying job.
8. Levina unknowingly _____ the thief by holding open the elevator doors and ensuring his escape.
9. Shakespeare, a(n) _____ writer, entertained audiences by writing many tragic and comic plays.
10. I had the _____ experience of sitting next to an over-talkative passenger on my flight home from Brussels.
11. Prince Phillip had to choose: marry the woman he loved and _____ his right to the throne, or marry Lady Fiona and inherit the crown.
12. If you will not do your work of your own _____, I have no choice but to penalize you if it is not done on time.
13. After sitting in the sink for several days, the dirty, food-encrusted dishes became _____.
14. Giulia soon discovered the source of the _____ smell in the room: a week-old tuna sandwich that one of the children had hidden in the closet.
15. After making __ remarks to the President, the reporter was not invited to return to the White House pressroom.
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- c. Ravenous (adj.) means extremely hungry.
- a. Vulgarity (n.) means offensive speech or conduct.
- b. Magisterial (adj.) means overbearing or offensively self-assured.
- c. Punctual (adj.) means arriving exactly on time.
- b. To provoke (v.) is to incite anger or resentment; to call forth a feeling or action.
- c. To scintillate (v.) means to emit or send forth sparks or little flashes of light, creating a shimmering effect; to sparkle.
- d. To necessitate (v.) means to make necessary, especially as a result.
- c. To abet (v.) means to assist, encourage, urge, or aid, usually an act of wrongdoing.
- d. Prolific (adj.) means abundantly creative.
- c. Galling (adj.) means irritating, annoying, or exasperating.
- c. To abdicate (v.) means to formally relinquish or surrender power, office, or responsibility.
- d. Volition (n.) means accord; an act or exercise of will.
- a. Malodorous (adj.) means having a foul-smelling odor.
- e. Fetid (adj.) means having a foul or offensive odor, putrid.
- e. Irreverent (adj.) means lacking respect or seriousness; not reverent.