Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level D Answers

The level D vocabulary workshop consists of 15 units. Each unit consists of 4 sections: Complete the Sentence (20 questions), Synonyms/Antonyms (20 questions). Choose the Right Word (20 questions) and Vocab in Context (6 questions).

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Level D Answers

Unit 1 Answers

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Unit 1 Answers

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  1. Complete the Sentence
    1. opinionated
    2. admonish
    3. spurious (an odd use of spurious)
    4. diffused
    5. circumspect
    6. breach
    7. debris
    8. salvage
    9. deadlock
    10. brigand
    11. muddle
    12. commandeered
    13. spasmodic (a cheery subject!)
    14. effaced (I learnt a new word)
    15. predispose
    16. cumbersome
    17. unbridled
    18. relinquished
    19. perennials
    20. dilemma
  2. Synonyms/Antonyms
    1. commandeer
    2. diffuse
    3. predispose
    4. effaced
    5. unbridled
    6. cumbersome
    7. brigands
    8. deadlock
    9. salvage
    10. spasmodic
    11. dilemma
    12. perennial
    13. muddle
    14. breach
    15. debris
    16. spurious
    17. circumspect
    18. opinionated
    19. relinquished
    20. admonished
  3. Choose the Right Word
    1. predisposed
    2. unbridled
    3. deadlock
    4. dilemma
    5. relinquish
    6. circumspect
    7. perennial
    8. brigand
    9. commandeer
    10. muddled
    11. spurious
    12. efface
    13. diffused
    14. breach
    15. cumbersome
    16. admonished
    17. debris
    18. opinionated (I think I'd feel the same)
    19. salvage
    20. spasmodic
  4. Vocab in Context
    1. problem
    2. inclined
    3. unwieldy
    4. get by (I muddle through with a little help from my friends)
    5. abandon

A fairly straightforward unit, this one. You should have had no problems with this.

Unit 2 Answers

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  1. Complete the Sentence
    1. subjugate
    2. aliens
    3. proliferate
    4. unflinching
    5. lucrative
    6. terse
    7. fodder
    8. sullied
    9. tantalize
    10. feint (odd use of the word feint, here. I would have thought that ruse would have been better)
    11. erratic
    12. illegible
    13. adjourn
    14. comely
    15. dissolute
    16. expulsion
    17. jeer
    18. fortify
    19. mediocre
    20. compensate
  2. Synonyms/Antonyms
    1. alien
    2. compensate
    3. subjugate
    4. erratic
    5. expulsion
    6. feinted
    7. fodder
    8. illegible
    9. adjourn
    10. lucrative
    11. proliferate
    12. sullies
    13. tantalized
    14. unflinching
    15. jeered
    16. comely
    17. fortified
    18. terse
    19. dissolute (I love this word! Lax in moral standards)
    20. mediocre
  3. Choose the Right Word
    1. fodder
    2. unflinching
    3. adjourned
    4. comely
    5. feinted
    6. terse
    7. tantalized
    8. erratic
    9. illegible
    10. expulsion
    11. alien
    12. subjugate
    13. mediocrity
    14. sully (well, sully my ears!)
    15. jeering
    16. fortify
    17. compensates
    18. dissolute
    19. proliferate
    20. lucrative
  4. Vocab in Context
    1. attractive
    2. made up for
    3. profitable
    4. raw material (inspiration might be a better fit, given the context, but raw material is for a more literal explanation)
    5. foreign
    6. resolute

Unit 3 Answers

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  1. Complete the Sentence
    1. semblance
    2. adherents (there's a few new words for me in this unit, and adherent is one. I know what adhere means, so adherent is easy to work out the meaning of)
    3. cherubic (I thought there's be an exorcism here!)
    4. dissent
    5. altercation
    6. terminate
    7. irate
    8. pilfer
    9. paupers
    10. condone
    11. fabricating
    12. eminent
    13. surmount
    14. obesity (never a truer word)
    15. exorcise
    16. trite
    17. usurped
    18. abridge
    19. marauders
    20. rift
  2. Synonyms/Antonyms
    1. marauder (I have never seen the word freebooter before! I'm thinking that pilferer also fits)
    2. exorcise
    3. semblance
    4. paupers
    5. adherents
    6. pilfered
    7. condone
    8. irate
    9. usurped
    10. cherubic
    11. altercation
    12. fabricate
    13. rift
    14. surmounted
    15. abridged
    16. eminent
    17. dissent
    18. obesity
    19. terminated
    20. trite
  3. Choose the Right Word
    1. terminate
    2. dissent
    3. eminent
    4. marauders
    5. usurp (odd isn't the word! How dare you usurp that role!)
    6. semblance
    7. pauper
    8. pilfering (harsh words)
    9. irate
    10. fabricate
    11. adhering
    12. altercation
    13. cherubic
    14. surmount
    15. condone
    16. rifts
    17. abridge
    18. obese
    19. trite
    20. exorcise
  4. Vocab in Context
    1. incensed
    2. concocted
    3. pirates
    4. overcome
    5. ended

Unit 4 Answers

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  1. Complete the Sentence
    1. anarchy
    2. absconded
    3. reprieve
    4. hoodwink
    5. arduous
    6. inanimate
    7. precipice
    8. incinerated (would you like your steak rare, medium, or positively incinerated?! LOL)
    9. access
    10. larceny
    11. fated
    12. auspicious
    13. disentangling
    14. intrepid
    15. reviled
    16. pompous
    17. rectify
    18. pliant
    19. biased
    20. daunted
  2. Synonyms/Antonyms
    1. fated
    2. absconded
    3. reviled
    4. access
    5. larceny
    6. intrepid
    7. hoodwinked
    8. reprieve
    9. rectify
    10. precipice
    11. incinerated
    12. anarchy
    13. pliant
    14. daunt
    15. disentangling
    16. pompous
    17. arduous
    18. trite
    19. inanimate (I wouldn't use inanimate for prose. I would have thought that insipid might be better, but there you go)
    20. auspicious
  3. Choose the Right Word
    1. reprieve
    2. fated
    3. daunt
    4. anarchy
    5. rectify (though dodgy accountants might be more likely to incinerate!)
    6. disentangle
    7. auspicious
    8. precipice
    9. larceny
    10. access
    11. hoodwinked
    12. biased
    13. pompous
    14. absconding
    15. intrepid
    16. pliant
    17. arduous
    18. revile
    19. inanimate
    20. incinerate me (steady on old chap!)
  4. Vocab in Context
    1. run off
    2. robbery
    3. fearless
    4. entry
    5. difficult
    6. discourage

Unit 5 Answers

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  1. Complete the Sentence
    1. paramount
    2. rebut
    3. incorrigible
    4. reprimand
    5. militant (I thought for a moment it might be brazen, but militant is better here)
    6. brazen
    7. servitude
    8. stagnant
    9. slapdash (teachers can be so hurtful!)
    10. facilitate
    11. succumb
    12. annihilate
    13. arbitrary
    14. accomplices
    15. exodus
    16. prattle
    17. opaque
    18. latent
    19. morose
    20. catalysts
  2. Synonyms/Antonyms
    1. opaque
    2. annihilated
    3. exodus
    4. reprimanded
    5. stagnant
    6. servitude
    7. slapdash
    8. accomplices
    9. succumbed (I have never seen succumb used to mean to die)
    10. militant (I don't think that militant is a good equivalent of activist, but it's the closest word in this unit)
    11. catalyst
    12. incorrigible
    13. brazen
    14. prattled
    15. paramount
    16. morose
    17. rebut
    18. latent
    19. facilitated
    20. arbitrary
  3. Choose the Right Word
    1. latent
    2. prattling
    3. succumb
    4. catalyst
    5. paramount
    6. exodus
    7. opaque
    8. arbitrary
    9. incorrigible
    10. annihilated
    11. slapdash
    12. reprimand
    13. rebut
    14. brazen
    15. morose
    16. accomplices
    17. facilitate
    18. servitude
    19. stagnant
    20. militants
  4. Vocab in Context
    1. aggressive
    2. obliterate
    3. supreme
    4. spur
    5. yield

Unit 6 Answers

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  1. Complete the Sentence
    1. hamper
    2. impoverished
    3. diligent
    4. hew
    5. bondage
    6. taunts
    7. ghastly
    8. lucid
    9. superfluous
    10. credible
    11. prim
    12. tenacious
    13. doleful
    14. posthumous
    15. sardonic
    16. intricate
    17. incessant
    18. supplant
    19. atone
    20. defray
  2. Synonyms/Antonyms
    1. hamper
    2. ghastly
    3. defray
    4. bondage
    5. intricate
    6. posthumous
    7. sardonic
    8. lucid
    9. tenacious
    10. supplanted
    11. hews (I was only aware of the "hewn out of rock" interpretation of hew. To use it like to adhere to seems really weird)
    12. doleful
    13. credible
    14. atoned
    15. taunts
    16. diligent
    17. superfluous
    18. prim
    19. impoverished
    20. incessant
  3. Choose the Right Word
    1. incessant (I've been rumbled!)
    2. superfluous
    3. hampered
    4. hew
    5. bondage (you just don't use bondage liek this!)
    6. doleful
    7. lucid
    8. sardonic
    9. intricate
    10. prim
    11. tenaciously
    12. credible
    13. defray
    14. diligent
    15. atone
    16. impoverished
    17. supplanted (get used to it buddy!)
    18. taunts
    19. ghastly
    20. posthumously
  4. Vocab in Context
    1. grisly
    2. destitue (not quite the right use of the word, but the closest one we have!)
    3. rational
    4. careful
    5. persistent
    6. constant

Unit 7 Answers

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  1. Complete the Sentence
    1. assimilate
    2. surly
    3. tirade
    4. meanders
    5. pensive
    6. obstreperous
    7. adieu
    8. momentous (I think the question was wrong here as momentous was actually a part of the sentence)
    9. inundated
    10. malign
    11. sprightly
    12. apex
    13. exorbitant
    14. shoddy
    15. vagrants
    16. perilous
    17. interim
    18. advent
    19. metropolis
    20. bogus
  2. Synonyms/Antonyms
    1. advent
    2. shoddy
    3. pensive
    4. tirade
    5. sprightly
    6. apex
    7. meandered
    8. momentous
    9. inundated
    10. assimilated
    11. vagrants
    12. malign
    13. interim
    14. adieu
    15. obstreperous
    16. surly
    17. perilous
    18. exorbitant
    19. bogus
    20. metropolis
  3. Choose the Right Word
    1. metropolis
    2. perilous
    3. surly
    4. maligned
    5. obstreperous
    6. meandered
    7. bogus
    8. exorbitant ( a little exorbitant? LOL)
    9. apex
    10. assimilate
    11. shoddy
    12. interim
    13. tirade
    14. sprightly
    15. vagrant
    16. momentous
    17. advent
    18. adieu
    19. pensive
    20. inundated
  4. Vocab in Context
    1. hazardous
    2. reflective (not shiny!)
    3. important
    4. city
    5. flooded

Unit 8 Answers

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  1. Complete the Sentence
    1. realm
    2. assurance
    3. remunerate
    4. venture
    5. sparse
    6. rejuvenate
    7. dwindled
    8. dross
    9. rabid (rabid sports enthusiast LOL!)
    10. dilated
    11. warped (Random Answer Boy has been at this unit, too, and pencilled in weird answers everywhere)
    12. immunity
    13. preposterous
    14. sterling
    15. institute
    16. asylum
    17. console (I feel your pain)
    18. flippant
    19. liability
    20. pugnacious
  2. Synonyms/Antonyms
    1. rejuvenate
    2. asylum
    3. liability
    4. dross
    5. immunity
    6. pugnacious
    7. console
    8. warped
    9. remunerate
    10. dilate
    11. institute
    12. realm
    13. flippant
    14. venture
    15. rabid
    16. assurance
    17. preposterous
    18. dwindle
    19. sparse
    20. sterling
  3. Choose the Right Word
    1. rejuvenated
    2. preposterous
    3. dross
    4. pugnacious
    5. sparse
    6. warped
    7. immunity
    8. asylum
    9. rabid
    10. sterling
    11. consoled
    12. realm
    13. remunerate
    14. assurance
    15. liability
    16. dilate (I have never seen dilate used this way - and I'm sure I'll never use it like this!)
    17. dwindles
    18. institute
    19. ventur
    20. flippant
  4. Vocab in Context
    1. pledge (ambiguous alternative answers here!)
    2. bent
    3. decreased
    4. sanctuary
    5. comforted
    6. gamble

Unit 9 Answers

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  1. Complete the Sentence
    1. horde
    2. auxiliary
    3. heterogeneous
    4. repugnant (I think Random Answer Boy would have had a field day here, but thank God he's gone!)
    5. candid
    6. escalate
    7. drudgery (not at all like this unit)
    8. flair
    9. expedient
    10. impel
    11. incredulous
    12. inscribed
    13. cubicle (sophisticated humour. Not)
    14. feign
    15. prognosis
    16. monologue
    17. rasping
    18. grievous
    19. envoy
    20. scuttle
  2. Synonyms/Antonyms
    1. impelled
    2. drudgery
    3. feign
    4. scuttle
    5. envoy
    6. rasping
    7. auxiliary
    8. flair
    9. escalate
    10. incredulous
    11. monologue
    12. prognosis
    13. inscribed
    14. horde
    15. expedient
    16. candid
    17. cubicle
    18. hetergeneous
    19. grievous
    20. repugnant
  3. Choose the Right Word
    1. feign
    2. drudgery
    3. cubicles
    4. candid
    5. envoy
    6. auxiliary
    7. prognosis
    8. grievous
    9. monologue
    10. scuttle
    11. horde
    12. incredulous
    13. escalate (somebody stole the cookies)
    14. impelled
    15. repugnant (you should meet her sister!)
    16. rasping
    17. flair
    18. expedients
    19. inscribed
    20. heterogeneous
  4. Vocab in Context
    1. masses
    2. enclosures
    3. diverse
    4. toil
    5. scurry

Unit 10 Answers

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  1. Complete the Sentence
    1. slipshod
    2. chide
    3. skeptical
    4. bleak
    5. erroneous
    6. languid (how these questions make you feel)
    7. exploit
    8. diminutive
    9. aspire
    10. mire
    11. invincible
    12. impair
    13. rugged
    14. extemporaneous (good word! Just when I was thinking we needed another word for spontaneous, extemporaneous comes along!)
    15. adept
    16. rendered
    17. obtrusive (that's not how I'd describe it!)
    18. preamble
    19. despicable
    20. emancipated
  2. Synonyms/Antonyms
    1. despicable
    2. mire
    3. skeptical
    4. impair
    5. emancipate
    6. aspire (I've never seen aspire used to mean seek. You live and learn.)
    7. adept
    8. obtrusive (obtrusive means impudent? Hmmmm...)
    9. exploit
    10. slipshod
    11. preamble
    12. bleak
    13. chide
    14. render
    15. rugged
    16. erroneous
    17. invincible
    18. diminutive
    19. languid
    20. extemporaneous
  3. Choose the Right Word
    1. rendered
    2. skeptical
    3. impaired
    4. chide (I know, but it's very satisfying!)
    5. erroneous
    6. bleak (the answer really depends on the meaning the writer was trying to convey, as noth alternatives fit. This is an ambiguous question).
    7. adept (you don't often see adept used as a noun)
    8. diminutive
    9. languid (bet this guy doesn't get invited to parties)
    10. obtrusive
    11. mired
    12. extemporaneous (this is going to be my word for the week. After butthole.)
    13. preamble
    14. slipshod
    15. aspire
    16. exploits
    17. rugged
    18. emancipate
    19. invincible
    20. despicable
  4. Vocab in Context
    1. deed
    2. desolate
    3. proficient
    4. rough
    5. striving
    6. suspicious (skeptical doesn't mean suspicious, but it's a better fit than opposed)

Unit 11 Answers

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  1. Complete the Sentence
    1. proponents
    2. quavered
    3. comport
    4. demure
    5. depreciation
    6. reek
    7. divulged
    8. recoup
    9. deteriorated
    10. relentless
    11. enlightened (I don't even understand this sentence)
    12. brevity
    13. staccato
    14. forestall
    15. squander
    16. statute
    17. garbled
    18. recoiled
    19. rivulet
    20. concise
  2. Synonyms/Antonyms
    1. depreciation
    2. relentless
    3. rivulet
    4. staccato
    5. statute
    6. enlightened
    7. reek
    8. comport
    9. quaver
    10. garble
    11. brevity
    12. forestall
    13. recoil
    14. concise
    15. divulge
    16. proponent
    17. squander
    18. recoup
    19. demure
    20. deteriorate
  3. Choose the Right Word
    1. demure
    2. rivulets
    3. garbled
    4. staccato
    5. quavered
    6. divulge
    7. recoup
    8. statute
    9. squander
    10. forestall
    11. relentless (what a cheery soul. We're all going to die!)
    12. proponent
    13. comport
    14. deteriorated
    15. depreciation
    16. reeks
    17. recoil
    18. concise
    19. brevity (jeez, what's with the doom and gloom in this unit?! Ah, the brevity of life...)
    20. enlightened
  4. Vocab in Context
    1. behave
    2. shy
    3. revealed
    4. shortness
    5. persistent
    6. advocate

Unit 12 Answers

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  1. Complete the Sentence
    1. lithe
    2. venomous
    3. appreciable
    4. blanched
    5. brawny
    6. laborious
    7. irreverent (not irrelevant!)
    8. synthetic
    9. wily
    10. concerted
    11. subversive
    12. maltreat
    13. temperate
    14. contend
    15. blasphemy
    16. autocratic
    17. intolerable
    18. illustrious
    19. humane
    20. pondered
  2. Synonyms/Antonyms
    1. subversive
    2. concerted
    3. appreciable
    4. irreverent
    5. ponder
    6. contend
    7. temperate (I've known temperate to mean moderate, but not fair. It's just not fair!)
    8. blasphemy
    9. wily
    10. venomous (ha - venomous slander: you'd better get to the hospital with that)
    11. brawny
    12. maltreat
    13. intolerable
    14. lithe
    15. blanch
    16. synthetic
    17. autocratic
    18. humane
    19. laborious
    20. illustrious
  3. Choose the Right Word
    1. brawny (a brawny style of writing...?)
    2. irreverent
    3. autocratic
    4. synthetic
    5. venomous
    6. contend
    7. concerted
    8. intolerable
    9. blanched (doesn't mean parboiled, here!)
    10. wily
    11. ponder (and then there are those who just like to get drunk)
    12. appreciable
    13. temperate (I'm a temperate eater? Phooey. You just wouldn't say that)
    14. subversives
    15. humane
    16. laborious
    17. blasphemy
    18. maltreat
    19. lithe (a goat?)
    20. illustrious (like Gomez?)
  4. Vocab in Context
    1. outrageous
    2. eminent
    3. compassionate
    4. cooperative
    5. considerable
    6. harm

Unit 13 Answers

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  1. Complete the Sentence
    1. congenial
    2. lofty (although perverse could also work :))
    3. buoyant (hold on, it's not the water that's buoyant, it's the bodies floating in it...)
    4. clique
    5. apportioning
    6. rustic
    7. vindicated
    8. perceive
    9. migration
    10. untenable
    11. sordid (there are so many alternatives to every question in this unit!)
    12. concede
    13. versatile (and wealthy parents...?)
    14. ad infinitum
    15. sever
    16. rancid (Rank. Rancid. Are they linked?)
    17. perverse (so she's a pervert for wanting to eat now? That's a tad harsh)
    18. bona fide
    19. prelude
    20. waned
  2. Synonyms/Antonyms
    1. lofty
    2. congenial
    3. ad infinitum
    4. perceive
    5. buoyant
    6. concede
    7. apportion
    8. migration
    9. clique
    10. perverse
    11. wane
    12. untenable
    13. versatile
    14. rustic
    15. vindicated
    16. bona fide
    17. sordid
    18. rancid
    19. prelude
    20. sever
  3. Choose the Right Word
    1. buoyant
    2. sordid
    3. clique
    4. congenial
    5. wanes
    6. apportion
    7. ad infinitum (she's a woman. Get used to it. Joke.)
    8. prelude
    9. sever
    10. rustics
    11. versatile
    12. untenable
    13. bona fide
    14. migration
    15. rancid
    16. perceive
    17. lofty
    18. perverse (yes, it's called "having fun")
    19. vindicated
    20. concede
  4. Vocab in Context
    1. animated (I would have thought buoyant in the context of a sea crature would mean floaty floaty. Not in this unit!)
    2. observes
    3. mass movement
    4. very high
    5. certified

Unit 14 Answers

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  1. Complete the Sentence
    1. reconcile (a cheery start to unit 14!)
    2. embroiled
    3. haphazard
    4. devitalized
    5. glib
    6. cornerstone
    7. pedigree
    8. threadbare
    9. exonerated
    10. improvised
    11. debacle
    12. influx
    13. cleave
    14. profuse
    15. cordial
    16. shackles
    17. pallor
    18. incite
    19. annexed
    20. precipitous
  2. Synonyms/Antonyms
    1. embroiled
    2. precipitous
    3. influx
    4. annex
    5. cleave
    6. cornerstone
    7. glib
    8. reconcile
    9. threadbare (not the best fit for trite - meaning overused)
    10. pedigree
    11. debacle
    12. improvize (I had to look extemporize up)
    13. pallor
    14. shackles
    15. incite
    16. devitalized
    17. profuse
    18. exonerated
    19. haphazard
    20. cordial
  3. Choose the Right Word
    1. cordial
    2. precipitous
    3. devitalize
    4. pallor
    5. exonerate (tough crowd!)
    6. cornerstones
    7. incited
    8. improvises
    9. annex
    10. influx
    11. shackles
    12. cleave
    13. embroil (hindsight is a wonderful thing)
    14. debacle
    15. threadbare (weird use of threadbare)
    16. profusely
    17. glib
    18. haphazard
    19. pedigree
    20. reconcile
  4. Vocab in Context
    1. provoking
    2. foundation
    3. disappointment (these questions are so ambiguous - overwhelming defeat would also fit here. If you get the question wrong, it's not because your vocabulary is bad, it's because the author wasn't clear with their question)
    4. appropriate
    5. inpouring (ha - they just joined two words to make a new one! I'll just make my onw words up now)
    6. involve

Unit 15 Answers

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  1. Complete the Sentence
    1. legion
    2. combatants
    3. harangue
    4. dubious (I would have said it's of no value)
    5. knaves
    6. subterfuge (damn those fainting subterfuges!)
    7. protracted (oops, nearly put averted, but they're already there so it must be protracted)
    8. doemant
    9. actuated
    10. probe
    11. abase
    12. brunt
    13. spurned
    14. plaintiff (the only lawyer related word!)
    15. impenitent
    16. harried (though probed makes for a more perverse image!)
    17. avert
    18. liberality
    19. quarry
    20. boorish
  2. Synonyms/Antonyms
    1. brunt
    2. protracted
    3. subterfuge
    4. harangue
    5. actuate
    6. liberality (had to look up largesse)
    7. quarried
    8. knave
    9. averted
    10. legion
    11. probe
    12. dubious
    13. abase
    14. harry
    15. combatants (combatant doesn't really equate with disputant, but it's the closest match here)
    16. spurned
    17. impenitent
    18. dormant (dormant minds LOL)
    19. boorish
    20. plaintiff
  3. Choose the Right Word
    1. subterfuge
    2. plaintiff
    3. abased
    4. combatants
    5. quarry
    6. probe
    7. harried
    8. actuate (yes but you would never say that using these words!)
    9. spurn (look in the mirror, baby)
    10. impenitent
    11. knave
    12. brunt
    13. protracted
    14. liberality
    15. avert
    16. dubious
    17. dormant
    18. boorish
    19. harangue
    20. legion
  4. Vocab in Context
    1. quiescent (wow - I have never used this word before. Had to look it up)
    2. hordes
    3. doubtful (bogus value could work at a stretch, but doubtful is definitely better)
    4. rejected
    5. prevent