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Level A Unit 15 Choosing the Right Word Answers

 
epic
Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote a series of children’s books that describe the (*celestial, epic*) story of Western migration.
 
retaliate
Is it right to (*retaliate, confiscate*) against an evil act by performing evil acts of one’s own?
 
beacon
The youth center was a (*precaution, beacon*) to young people seeking help and guidance.
 
encounter
My first (*encounter, data*) with the new neighbors was amicable, and I believed we were all going to become good friends.
 
pantomime
As I watched through the soundproof hospital window, the skaters on the pond seemed to be carrying out a colorful (*pantomime, epic*).
 
punctured
The news that I had been dropped from the football squad (*detracted, punctured*) my dream of becoming a great gridiron hero.
 
chasten
Parents who fail to (*chasten, detract*) their children for rude, impolite behavior may regret their lenient attitude later.
 
wistful
My grandmother becomes (*wistful, detracted*) when she recalls her childhood in the Swiss Alps.
 
wholesome
Marie is not really pretty, but her sparkling personality and (*berserk, wholesome*) charm make her very attractive.
 
celestial
She had such a (*celestial, sham*) expression on her face that I thought she’d seen a vision of heaven.
 
uncouth
I, for one, was extremely offended by the teen’s (*underscored, uncouth*) behavior and foul language.
 
sham
Many a perfectly healthy employee has been known to (*retaliate, sham*) illness to avoid going to work.
 
detract
It does not (*prosecute, detract*) in the least from his reputation as a great player to say that all the team members deserve equal credit.
 
berserk
For some strange reason, the photocopier suddenly went (*beserk, wistful*) and started spewing vast quantities of paper all over the floor.
 
precaution
Although I do not get seasick, I am going to take some anti-motion sickness medication just as a (*precaution, puncture*).
 
underscored
The report that he sent to the president of the company (*underscored, retaliated*) the need for better planning and more careful use of funds.
 
encounter
I knew that it would be difficult to raise funds for the recycling program, but I never expected to (*chasten, encounter*) so many tough problems.
 
prosecute
During the long years of defeat, Lincoln searched for a general who would (*prosecute, underscore*) the war fearlessly until the Union was saved.
 
pessimist
The trouble with being a(n) (*underscore, pessimist*) is that you are so taken up with what is going wrong that you are unaware of what is going right.
 
data
Before we can plan properly for the upcoming school year, we must have accurate (*beacons, data*) on the results of last year’s programs.
 
confiscate
If you try to smuggle goods in this country without paying the customs duties, the inspectors may (*puncture, confiscate*) the goods and fine you.
 
precaution
Our driving instructor has emphasized that the use of seat belts is not a “silly” (*encounter, precaution*) but a surefire way of saving lives.
 
wistfully
The child gazed (*wistfully, wholesomely*) at the shiny toys in the store window.
 
uncouth
Her writing style is a little (*pessimistic, uncouth*), but what it lacks in polish and refinement is more than made up for by its wonderful humor.
 
wholesome
When I want a(n) (*epic, wholesome*) snack, I eat a handful of almonds.

Level A Unit 15 Completing The Sentence Answers

 
encountered
Little did I realize when I _________ that old man on a lonely beach that this chance meeting would change my life.
 
chasten
In the old days, whippings and other forms of physical punishment were used to ______ student misbehavior, even in college.
 
uncouth
In polite society, it is considered ______ to balance peas on your knife at the dinner table.
 
precaution
Before we use the blowtorch in our industrial arts class, we are required to take the _______ of wearing goggles.
 
underscore
The workbook directions instruct the user to ______ the subject of each sentence in red and predicate in blue.
 
pessimist
My definition of a(n) ______ is someone who worries about the hole in the doughnut and forgets about the cake surrounding it.
 
beacon
Over the years, a great many ships have been saved from destruction by that tall _______ standing on the rocky coast.
 
wholesome
Though many people doubted that the new program would do any real good, I thought it was a very ______ development.
 
data
Now that we have gathered a vast number of _______, it is up to us to draw some useful conclusions from all this information.
 
retaliate
When she said she would “turn the other cheek,” she simply meant that she would not _______ for the injury done to her.
 
puncture
So there I was with a(n) ________ in one of my rear tires, on a lonely road, on a dark night, and during a violent rainstorm.
 
prosecute
The police have done their job in arresting the suspect; now it is up to the district attorney to ________ him and prove his guilt.
 
berserk
Late that afternoon, one of the inmates went ________ and totally wrecked the infirmary.
 
wistful
With a(n) ________ expression on his face, the prisoner looked through his cell window at the patch of sky that meant freedom to him.
 
pantomime
Although he could speak no English, he made us understand by the use of _______ that he was extremely thirsty.
 
epic
Isn’t it remarkable that a(n) ________ poem such as The Illiad, written almost 3,000 years ago, still has interest for readers today?
 
detract
Nothing can ______ from the fact that he stood by us in our hour of greatest need.
 
confiscated
After the war, all the property that had been _______ by the government was turned back to its former owners.
 
celestial
In ancient times, people gazed at the sky and studied the planets and other ________ bodies to predict the future.
 
sham
Freedom of speech is a(n) ______ and a mockery if it does not apply to people whose opinions are very unpopular.

Level A Unit 15 Synonyms and Antonyms Answers

 
pessimist
(Synonym) such a NAYSAYER
 
berserk
(Synonym) a crowd that is OUT OF CONTROL
 
underscore
(Synonym) should EMPHASIZE its safety features
 
pantomime
(Synonym) crowds enjoying the CHARADE
 
data
(Synonym) sure to certify the NUMBERS
 
sham
(Synonym) a convincing, yet MADE-UP excuse
 
puncture
(Synonym) a small PINPRICK in the leather
 
retaliate
(Synonym) with a strong desire to AVENGE
 
wistful
(Synonym) staring with such HEARTBREAKING eyes
 
confiscate
(Synonym) might IMPOUND our property
 
berserk
(Antonym) anticipated your SENSIBLE behavior
 
pantomime
(Antonym) to convey ideas through TALKING
 
wistful
(Antonym) the greeter’s CHEERFUL demeanor
 
pessimists
(Antonym) IDEALISTS who always share their views
 
confiscate
(Antonym) forced to RESTORE the leather case

Level A Unit 15 Vocabulary in Context Answers

  1. C
  2. B
  3. D
  4. B
  5. A

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