Level H: Unit 1 Sentences

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  1. If you think that literature of earlier ages was always staid and proper, take a look at some of the ______ stories in theĀ Decameron, written more than 600 years ago.
    Ribald
  2. Failure in itself is no disgrace, but the ______ acceptance of failure certainly is.
    Supine
  3. Taking advantage of the young man's naive idealism, they sought to make him a ______ to serve in their wild revolutionary plots.
    Proselyte
  4. Their youthful enthusiasm for literature had degenerated over the years into an _______ preoccupation with quibbling criticism and minor details.
    Effete
  5. I detected an undertone of hostility and ridicule in the remarks, which were ostensibly no more than good-natured ______.
    Raillery
  6. The local Parents' Association has on many occasions served as a willing _____ to the administration and staff of our school.
    Adjunct
  7. Since the Smithsonian Institution is only partly under the control of the United States government, it is considered a ______.
    Quasi
  8. The newspaper published a series of charming _______ by my Aunt Alice-brief sketches of the town she grew up in.
    Vignettes
  9. I regret Fred's resignation as much as anyone, but i think that we must regard it as a _________ and find someone to take his place.
    Fait Accompli
  10. I think that the critic was a little harsh when he observed that the band's lead vocalist did not sing so much as ________.
    Caterwaul
  11. A handful of self-appointed "leaders" served as the _____ who induced the mob to surge through the barriers.
    Bellwethers
  12. Cynic may say that the goal of universal and lasting peace is no more than a _____, but we must continue to hope and strive for it.
    Mirage
  13. As late as the seventeenth century, researchers called "alchemists" devoted their lives to the pursuit of ______ schemes for turning iron into gold.
    Chimerical
  14. She used talent, charm, energy and determination to fight her way up the corporate _______ until she attained the highest position in the company.
    Hierarchy
  15. Don Quixote dismissed as a mere ______ anyone who refused to join in his crusade against the forces of evil.
    Poltroon
  16. Polluted by the spill from a nearby chemical plant, the once beautiful lake had become a foul pool, ______ and hideous.
    Noisome
  17. Advocates of equal rights maintain that we must reject the ______ prejudices that bar the physically impaired from many occupations.
    Hidebound
  18. The use of English rather than traditional languages in religious ceremonies is evidence of efforts to modernize and revitalize the _______ of various denominations
    Liturgy
  19. Ever since she learned of the failure of her project, she has been mired in a _______ of disappointment and self-recrimination.
    Morass
  20. As a rule, I am not a particularly proud or combative person, but I cannot be ________ to the act that you have deliberately insulted me.
    Oblivious
  21. Overly sensitive to any suggestion of ridicule, young Rogers seemed to be hurt even by a friend's good-natured _____.
    Raillery
  22. The lyrics of the song, presented as though they were devastation wit, were in my opinion no more than course and _____ jest.
    Ribald
  23. They have confronted us not with a theoretical possibility but with a ____; now we must decide what we can do about it.
    Fait Accompli
  24. With penetrating insight and a marvelous ear for dialogue, the author gave us in a few words an unforgettable ______ of a confused but hopeful adolescent.
    Vignette
  25. After a brief period of popularity, their and vulgar novels lost their appeal and sank into well-deserved _______.
    Oblivion
  26. Failure to stand up for your rights is not being "prudent" or "moderate"; it is the behavior of a ________.
    Poltroon
  27. Although the old Senator no longer holds any public office, her fame and prestige are so great that she is still regarded as a _______ public figure.
    Quasi
  28. Martin Luther King, Jr. appealed to his countrymen to abandon the ________ stereotypes of racism and rise to anew level of understanding.
    Noisome
  29. Financial analysts carefully watch the performance of certain stocks, which they regard as _______ for indications of economic trends.
    Bellwethers
  30. How can you expect a prompt response from an agency that is bogged down in a veritable ______ of unnecessary red tape?
    Morass
  31. By late imperial times, centuries of soft living had turned the once hard Romans into an _______ and indolent people.
    Effete
  32. We have lived to see the acceptance and enactment of reform programs that, when first proposed, were dismissed as absolutely ________.
    Chimerical
  33. The great historian Edward Gibbon sought to explain how and why the __________ efforts of the early Christian church met with such extraordinary success.
    Proselytizing
  34. As I listened to the talk of those unlettered folk, suffused with love and reverence, I felt that their simple words were a _______ worthy of respect.
    Liturgy
  35. A superintendent is at the head of the ______ of educators responsible for the schooling of our children and young people.
    Hiearchy
  36. I am willing to listen to any reasonable grievances you may have, but this constant ________ about trivia has exhausted my patience.
    Caterwauling
  37. He is so ________ in his political views that he won't even listen to opinions that differ from his own.
    Hidebound
  38. Her unfailing courtesy to others is not a mere ______ of her personality; it reflects the essential values and standards by which she lives.
    Adjunct
  39. Almost incredibly, a formidable resistance movement had been organized by people whom we had always associated with ______ submission to authority.
    Supine
  40. Your serene confidence that "everything will come out all right in the end" may be reassuring, but it is no more than a _____.
    Mirage

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