Elite Vocab

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Elite Vocab
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2013-08-26 02:40:55
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  1. Cicero's first speech against Catiline was a masterpiece of (           ), and in fact provoked Catiline to flee Rome despite the fact that Cicero had no real proof against him.
    invective
  2. For someone who went to an Ivy League school, he has astounding (                 ) in his education.
    lacunae
  3. The stock price has declined sharply since the company's (            ) in the early 1980s.
    heyday
  4. To keep the ship from sinking from a single tear in the hull, its underside has been divided into hundreds of  (               ) chambers, ensuring that most of it will remain buoyant.
    discrete
  5. As an operator taking hotel reservations, it's her job to sound upbeat, as though no one with such work could ever be (          -ed).
    dispirited
  6. The thought of using a typewriter seems increasingly (            ) in today's computer-dominated age.
    quaint
  7. The executive board expected a clear and fully articulated plan of action, so when they were presented with nothing more than a vague, (         ) idea they rejected it immediately. 
    inchoate
  8. The (           ) death of the film's main character from cancer had the entire audience weeping by the end of the movie.
    poignant
  9. Advertisers are more interested in younger viewers, whose preferences may still be (       ), than in older ones, whose preferences are often fixed.
    malleable
  10. Sean has the body of a linebacker, which makes people think he must be an (         ), but in fact he's a Rhodes scholar.
    imbecile
  11. Tina's only (             ) of her summer vacation in Rome is cheap t-shirt.
    memento
  12. The police officer chuckled to herself, convinced that my claim to have been abducted by aliens must be a (      ) of my imagination.
    figment
  13. He was too (      -ed) with her beauty to fault her for her impatience and rudeness.
  14. I'll construe your silence as (        ) approval for what I'll about to do.
    tacit
  15. When business was bad, Mr. Hidalgo hated to fire people; instead he would reduce his payroll through (           ), as those who were retiring or quitting would leave without being replaced.
    attrition
  16. As secretary of the committee, Alfred had the duty of preparing a (               ) of each meeting for the benefit of those who could not attend
    compendium
  17. It's a bad habit to (     ) your screaming four-year-old by jamming a candy bar into his mouth.
    placate
  18. Hopelessly lost, she steered an (           )course through, the one-way streets and dead ends of the downtown district. 
    erratic
  19. Keith was too (        ) to realize that the look s the woman was giving him meant that she was interested in him
    obtuse
  20. Since no one seemed brave enough or smart enough to break the inertia, the local people continued to tolerate their hardships, for want of a (       ).
    firebrand
  21. The unhappy customer (        -ed) the salesman for providing her with shoddy goods.
    berate

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