Vocabulary Workshop Level B Unit 9 Answers

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Level B Unit 9 Choosing the Right Word Answers

 
Bystander
In a democracy, the average citizen should be an active participant in public affairs, not just a quiet ___.
 
Parched
After weeks of no rain, the __ earth turned to dust that was blown away by the strong winds.
 
Ratified
The soundness of the basic ideas of the U.S. Constitution has been ___ by the experience of more than 200 years.
 
Persist
In spite of all the setbacks we have had, we must ___ in our efforts to achieve the goal we have set for ourselves.
 
Downtrodden
“How can you compare a union employee,” the factory owner asked, “to the ___ serfs and slaves of earlier times?”
 
Graphic
Aided by diagrams on the chalkboard, she gave a summary of her plan so clear and ___ that it won the full support of the audience.
 
Puny
It is hard to believe that this sturdy, six-foot basketball star was a ___ 100-pounder only a few years ago.
 
Accelerate
If you press the gas pedal just a little, this car will ___ like a racing vehicle.
 
Stifled
Wearing that thick scarf and ski mask, as well as a heavy coat over layers of clothing, he must have felt hot and ___ even in the chilly air.
 
Gruesome
I think it showed bad judgment on your part to tell such a ___ story to a child who is so easily frightened.
 
Regal
With her ___ bearing and imperious manner, Elizabeth I looked every inch the queen she in fact was.
 
Flounder
Instead of continuing to ___, we must decide on a goal and start to move toward it.
 
Casual
You will never do well in school as long as your attitude toward your studies remains ___ and unconcerned.
 
Parched
In the heat of the desert afternoon, we felt ___ despite drinking from our canteens every few minutes.
 
Canvassed
The assistant principal ___ the faculty for ways of improving the educational standards of the school.
 
Ordeal
If you have prepared properly for the exams, there will be no reason to regard them as a terrible ____.
 
Eroded
No doubt he has our best interests at heart, but my faith in him has been ___ by repeated evidence of his poor judgment.
 
Vital
She made what proved to be a ___ mistake when she gave the job to one of the applicants without checking his references first.
 
Melancholy
In spite of the bright sunshine and the happy crowds, a strange mood of ___ seemed to take possession of me.
 
Quibble
“This case is much more than a mere ___ between former friends,” said the lawyer during the closing remarks.
 
Accelerate
Do her efforts to ____ our departure mean that she is trying to help us, or just get rid of us?
 
Enticing
I find your offer most ___, but my better judgment tells me to have nothing to do with it.
 
Stifle
The dictator used fear and violence to ___ discontent among the people he ruled.
 
Quibbling
When I asked you what you meant by those words, I wasn’t ___ but trying to discover what the problem was.
 
Melancholy
Sunset on a cold autumn day can be a wistful, ____ sight.

Level B Unit 9 Completing The Sentence Answers

 
parched
After an hour of trudging along the dusty road under the hot sun, we were so _____ that all we could think of was cold water.
 
bystander
He now claims that he was just an innocent _____, but I saw him actually taking part in the fight.
 
puny
Though the new halfback looked a little _____ to us, he managed to hold his own against players twice his size and build.
 
persist
How can he ____ in denying that he was at the scene of the crime when several people saw him there?
 
quibble
If you were spending your own money, rather than mine, you would be more inclined to _____ over the price of the repairs.
 
vital
Regular visits to the dentist are _____ if you wish to have healthy, good-looking teeth.
 
casual
Since the twins’ birthday party is by no means a formal affair, I feel assured in saying that _____ clothing is in order.
 
ordeal
At that tender age, I was so shy that I found it a(n) _____ to be introduced to people I’d never met before.
 
downtrodden
Although these workers were _____ in their native land, in the United States they are entitled to a fair wage and safe working conditions.
 
accelerated
The sled _____ with alarming speed as it went down the steep slope.
 
flounder
When the inexperienced swimmer realized that he was in very deep water, he panicked and began to ____ about wildly.
 
entice
According to Greek mythology, the Sirens used their remarkable singing voices to _____ unwary sailors to watery graves.
 
canvass
A group of reporters from the local TV station _____ our district for reactions to the proposed changes in the law.
 
gruesome
The _____ sight that greeted my eyes at the scene of that awful traffic accident gave me nightmares for weeks.
 
graphic
She gave us a clear, detailed, and _____ graphic picture of what is likely to happen if we fail to come to grips with the pollution problem.
 
erode
In our environment class, we learned that in much of the United States, the topsoil has been badly _____ by natural forces.
 
melancholy
Some poets write best about happy events, while others seem to prefer the more _____ side of life.
 
stifled
As we fought the forest fire, we were practically _____ by the extreme heat and heavy smoke.
 
regal
As soon as he learned that he was to play the king in the play, his whole personality took on an almost _____ air.
 
ratify
The president’s powers in foreign affairs are limited by the fact that any treaty he may negotiate must be _____ by a two-thirds vote of the Senate.

Level B Unit 9 Synonyms Answers

 
graphic
realistic
 
parch
desiccated
 
casual
accidental
 
gruesome
grisly
 
ratify
uphold
 
entice
beguile
 
bystander
spectators
 
quibble
nitpick
 
canvass
poll
 
ordeal
test

Level B Unit 9 Antonyms Answers

 
canvass
ignore
 
ratify
repeal
 
parch
waterlogged
 
quibble
serious matter
 
casual
intentional

Level B Unit 9 Vocabulary in Context Answers

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

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