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Complete Advanced Sentences

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

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

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

4. Icebreakers were needed to _____ the trapped whales from the icy floes that closed them in.

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

6. A miser hoards money - not because he is _____ - but because he is stingy.

7. The classic cowboy hero is a _____ figure - someone generally described as the strong - silent type.

8. In a fiery speech - Mario _____ his fellow students to go out on strike to protest the university's anti-affirmative action stand.

9. After a decade of popularity - Hurston's works had fallen into _____; no one bothered to read her novels and short stories any more.

10. Tourists are urged not to _____ the sanctity of holy places by wearing immodest garb.

11. Times of economic hardship inevitably encourage the _____ of countless get-rich-quick schemes.

12. The recent corruption scandals have _____ many people's faith in the city government.

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

14. The defense lawyer confidently listened to the prosecutor sum up his case - sure that she could answer his arguments in her _____.

15. The attorney came up with several far-fetched arguments in a vain attempt to _____ his weak case.

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

17. When you send a message on Twitter - be _____; a tweet cannot be more than 140 characters long.

18. Don't bore your audience with excess verbiage; be _____.

19. The store manager tried to _____ the angry customer by offering to replace the damaged merchandise or return her money.

20. Despite Tom's _____ of innocence - Aunt Polly suspected he had eaten the pie.

21. Looking for any inconsistency in the testimony that might exonerate his client - the defense lawyer pounced on a _____ between the two witnesses' versions of what had occurred.

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

23. Cool - calm - and collected - James Bond shows remarkable _____ in the face of danger.

24. Although Eric knew the boss had no sense of humor - he couldn't resist making one _____ remark.

25. Everyone waited to see which one of the rival candidates for city council the mayor would _____.

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

27. All things change over time; nothing is _____.

28. Despite airing her clothes for several hours - she could not rid them of the _____ odor of mothballs that clung to them.

29. Although Georgia O'Keeffe painted subjects over the years - she had a definite _____ for painting flowers.

30. Through the comments of the characters in his cartoon strip - Doonesbury - Gary Trudeau ridicules political corruption; his humor is _____ in nature.

31. Although defeat appeared inevitable - the general was _____ in his refusal to surrender.

32. Matilda thought it was somewhat _____ of the young man to have addressed her without first having been introduced. Perhaps manners were freer here in the New World.

33. After the quarrel - Gina said nothing could _____ her to talk to Pedro again.

34. To John - who had never missed a meal - hunger was an _____ concept - one he understood only in theory.

35. This alleged fiscal crisis is no crisis at all. it is based on _____ claims about financial institutions and on scare stories about impending economic ruin.

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

37. The stereotypical cowboy is a _____ soul - answering lengthy questions with a simple 'yep' or 'nope.'

38. Stories in The New York Times often include _____ allusions to obscure people and events.

39. The senator was _____ for behavior inappropriate to a member of Congress.

40. Uninterested in philosophical or spiritual discussions - Max talked only of _____ matters - such as the daily weather forecast or the latest basketball results.

41. The coming trip to France should provide a _____ test of the value of my conversational French class.

42. Although Georgia O'Keeffe painted many subjects over the years - she had a definite _____ for painting flowers.

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

44. The legendary athlete Jim Thorpe - who _____ all his competitors at the 1912 Olympic Games - made a name for himself in baseball - football - and track.

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

46. Instead of delivering a spoken _____ at Genny's memorial service - Jeff sang a song he had written in her honor.

47. The architect realized that her design for the new school had to be in _____ with the local building code.

48. The wealthy - self-indulgent young man felt oddly drawn to the strict - _____ lifestyle practiced by members of some monastic orders.

49. As far as I'm concerned - Apple's claims about its new computer are pure _____; no machine is that good!

50. You had better _____ your accounting errors before the auditors arrive.