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topic: SAT/Grade 12 vocabulary 5

Which of the three words best completes each of the following sentences?


1. The manager ________________ the workers for doing their job so poorly.
  cavorted
  alleviated
  chastised

2. She was taking care of the ________________ cats that were living in the cave next to her house.
  pithy
  scurrilous
  feral

3. He wanted more and more money. Nothing could ________________ his greed.
  repose
  satiate
  interject

4. You should come up with something more original instead of just rehashing that old ________________.
  vocation
  platitude
  linchpin

5. Her kids are quite ________________. They do almost everything she asks them to do.
  amenable
  solipsistic
  forlorn

6. The measures were supposed to ________________ drivers from drinking and driving.
  foil
  deter
  disavow

7. The ________________ of the crowd was too much too bear. She found herself wishing they would all shut up.
  clamor
  kudos
  cobbler

8. Unlike Jim's chaotic, confusing statement, Maria's statement was concise and ________________ .
  stolid
  discordant
  coherent

9. Many of the disciples failed to complete the master's ________________ assignments.
  onerous
  jubilant
  orthodox

10. A writer of great ________________, he has sold over three million books worldwide.
  blemish
  renown
  absolution


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