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Complete Advanced Sentences

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1. The glitter and _____ of the ballroom took Cinderella's breath away.

2. The Beatles expressed themselves through capricious - flip humor and _____ displays of carefree abandon.

3. Though Huck was quite willing to _____ Tom's story - Aunt Polly knew better than to believe either of them.

4. Suppose you are accepted by Harvard - Stanford - and Yale. Which one would you attend? Remember - this is only a _____ situation.

5. Because Ann felt no desire to marry - she was _____ to Carl's constant proposals.

6. In the film Funny Face - the bookish heroine _____ fashion models for their lack of intellectual interests.

7. A pragmatic politician - he was guided more by what was _____ than by what was right.

8. You can _____ your chances of being admitted to the college of your choice by learning to write well.

9. Josh is such a greedy _____ that - as soon as the earthquake struck - he tripled the price of bottled water at his store.

10. Because she was a firm believer in old-fashioned courtesy - Miss Post _____ the modern tendency to address new acquaintances by their first names.

11. _____ to his downtrodden existence - the day laborer was too meek to protest his supervisor's bullying.

12. When acacias are in bloom - the increase of pollen in the air _____ Richard's hay fever.

13. Seeking the end of slavery - the abolitionists _____ freedom for the slaves.

14. The uncrowned queen of the fashion industry - Diana was famous for her _____ taste.

15. Because Carmen believed in Juan's fidelity - she _____ the notion that he might be having an affair.

16. Without additional funding - it may not be _____ to build a new stadium for the team on the city's highly developed West Side.

17. Towering over the nearby houses - the MacMansion looked wholly _____ in the historic neighborhood of small Craftsman bungalows.

18. The boss prefaced his speech by telling a pointless _____ about an encounter he'd had with former President Bush.

19. Judy's great fear was that she might _____ omit a question on the exam and mismark her entire answer sheet.

20. When you place a phone call from an airplane - _____ is essential; you are charged for every minute.

21. To revise a textbook properly - you must do more than make a few _____ changes to the manuscript.

22. The reviewers heaped _____ on the novice playwright - ridiculing his pretentious dialogue - flat characters - and simple-minded plot.

23. Katya's _____ love of justice moved her to champion the cause of anyone she considered unfairly treated by society.

24. Rejecting the candidate's _____ comments on tax reform - the reporter pressed him to state clearly where he stood on the issue.

25. A doting mother - Emma was more likely to praise her son's childish finger paintings than to _____ them.

26. After medical school - the two doctors took widely _____ paths - one becoming a wealthy plastic surgeon - the other joining the nonprofit Doctors Without Borders.

27. Since both interpretations seemed possible - the judge could not decide which way to interpret a particularly _____ passage in the law.

28. The conceited rap star relished the _____ he received from his groupies and yes-men.

29. Drinking alcohol can _____ your ability to drive safely; if you're going to drink - don't drive.

30. The reviewers praised the new restaurant's _____ selection of dishes - which ranged from Asian stir fries to French ragouts and stews.

31. By their use of the Internet - propagandists have been able to _____ their pet doctrines to new audiences around the globe.

32. In Tibet today - the common people still _____ their traditional spiritual leader - the Dalai Lama.

33. In providing college scholarships for economically disadvantaged youths - Eugene Lang performed a truly _____ deed.

34. The doctor assured the boy's parents that his fever would eventually _____.

35. Shrewdly purchasing valuable plots of land for small sums - John Jacob Astor gained a reputation as an _____ investor.

36. Although her _____ smile and gentle bearing made Miss Marple seem to be a sweet little old lady - in reality she was a tough-minded - shrewd observer of human nature.

37. 'Judicial activism' is the alleged tendency of some judges to _____ the power of elected legislatures by making the law rather than merely interpreting it.

38. The governor's appointment of his brother-in-law to the State Supreme Court was a _____ violation of the state laws against nepotism.

39. The infant Mozart's parents quickly realized that their son had an _____ gift for music.

40. We could tell we were in serious trouble from the _____ of the principal's expression.

41. Because Sal once had fallen asleep while reading War and Peace - he thought that all Russian novels were _____.

42. These endorsements written by satisfied customers _____ our claim that Barron's SAT is the best SAT-prep book on the market.

43. A firm believer in democratic government - she could not understand the _____ of people who never bothered to vote.

44. Con artists take advantage of the _____ of inexperienced Internet users to gain access to their credit card information.

45. The inquisitors used both physical and psychological _____ to force Joan of Arc to deny that her visions were sent by God.

46. Compared to Jo - who was perfectly ready to chat with anyone about anything - Beth was _____ about what she considered personal matters.

47. An occasional glass of wine with dinner is relatively _____ and should have no ill effect on you.

48. Because a _____ examination of the ruins indicates the possibility of arson - we believe the insurance agency should undertake a more thorough investigation of the fire's cause.

49. Although Alfred _____ in fulfilling his duties at work - he is less conscientious about meeting his obligations at home.

50. Unlike Widow Douglas - who _____ Huck's minor offenses - Miss Watson did nothing but scold.