Unit 5

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Unit 5
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2011-04-25 13:24:38
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Unit 5 Sadlier-Oxford vocabulary
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  1. Throughout the trial and the lengthy appeal process that followed, the defendant_____________ed her innocence.
    asserted
  2. New developments in medicine often lead to discussions of important ____________ questions.
    ethical
  3. Some high-frequencey sounds are _____________ to even the keenest human ear.
    inaudible
  4. Cases involving robbery and asssault are usually tried under the ______________ of the state courts.
    jurisdiction
  5. Their story didn't sound _______________ to me.
    plausible
  6. We had to laugh at her _________ remarks.
    facetious
  7. The _________ slaughter of right whales brought that species to the brink of extinction.
    indiscriminant
  8. We have a tight budget, but we make an exception for ______________ celebration on family birthdays.
    prodigal
  9. At many old mills in Vermont, granite stones were used to ______________ the grain.
    pulverize
  10. A person who is usually calm and collected may nevertheless somethimes behave in a ____________ manner.
    volatile
  11. Most people never stop to consider the words that might one day appear as their own ___________.
    epitaph
  12. People were _______ at the senseless brutality of the crime.
    agahast
  13. Thanks to the wet spring weather, birds and other animals will have an _____________ supply of food for the rest of the year.
    ample
  14. The tiny kittens ____________ in the corner, obviously frightened by the huge, growling dog.
    cowered
  15. Fair-minded people have only _________ for racism in all its forms.
    disdain
  16. Investigators uncovered a shocking network of lies and international ______________.
    intrigue
  17. The vivid _________ seemed so real that it completely unnerved me.
    apparition
  18. Readers are eagerly awaing the ________ to the latest bestseller.
    sequel
  19. Despite the couple's enormous weatlh, their taste in cars and houses is surprisingly __________.
    plebeian
  20. People who have children often choose a house due to its _____________ to good schools.
    proximity

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