• Answer key for vocab sentences:


    1 Again, within reason: I may view my less-than-200 IQ as a mental defect to be fixed but, again, that simply may not be possible.


    2 For three years and a half he held his own and issued coins in the name of Simon, which  the liberation of Jerusalem.


    3 A closed stove acts mainly by convection; though when heated to a high temperature it gives out radiant heat.

    4 "Much as I detest the man, we shouldn't jump to conclusions just because I find him disgusting." Cynthia said.

    5 Since the sides of the pit consist of loose sand they afford an insecure foothold to any small insect that inadvertently ventures over the edge.

    6 Though I detest getting back to a city, business calls and I respond.

    9 Dinner and a movie did nothing for his sullen mood - except maybe make it worse.

    11 The water is so crystal clear that one inadvertently steps into it.

    12 In this character she pursues with vindictive hatred the heroines who had caused her pain.

    13 A diminished supply of water at the root is requisite, so as to check energy of growth, or rather to divert it from leaf-making.

    16 Martha sat at her cereal bowl—oatmeal, an unseasonable but favorite treat—eating slowly, red-eyed and sullen, her new suitcase next to her chair.

    17 This was built to commemorate a victory over the Quadi and Marcomanni, by the Roman emperor Severus (A.D.

    18 Maybe the job requires athletic ability or beauty or poise or diplomacy or trustworthiness or loyalty or kindness or cheerfulness.

    19 But neither earthquakes nor the plague, to which it was also peculiarly liable, could divert trade and prosperity from it.


    20 "Vereshchagin is a renegade and a traitor who will be punished as he deserves," said he with the vindictive heat with which people speak when recalling an insult.


    21 Kiera looked at Evelyn, astonished by her brutal, allous words.


    24 The state of sullen dislike which followed was after a while succeeded by more active evidences of hostility.


    26 I imagine if there are aliens, they've been discreet for a reason.

    27 Dusty's conviction was on his face- he felt very strongly that their actions were wrong.

    28 She is a very admirable young woman and you always liked her, but now suddenly you have got some notion or other in your head.

    29 He had another defect besides the want of popular power.


    30 And giving her no further reply, he began thinking of the glad vindictive moment when he would meet Kuragin, who he knew was now in the army, and right the many wrongs.

    32 He specializes in discreet, highly contained domestic counter insurgency and counterterrorism operations.