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Complete Advanced Sentences

Subjects : english, grammar
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1. Acetone is an extremely _____ liquid: it vaporizes instantly.

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

3. It is _____ that his success came when he least wanted it.

4. After Ralph dropped his second try of drinks that week - the manager swiftly _____ him to a minor post behind the bar.

5. Psychoanalysts must maintain their professional _____ and stay uninvolved with their patients' personal lives.

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

7. Because Webster's dictionary had grown so large and unwieldy - the publishers decided to _____ it and bring out a condensed version.

8. The president _____ the astronauts - whom he called 'the pioneers of the Space Age.'

9. Even though she knew she would be burned at the stake as a witch - Joan of Arc refused to _____ her belief that her voices came from God.

10. No wonder Ted doesn't think straight! His mind is so cluttered with _____ information that he can't concentrate on the essentials.

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

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

13. Rather than live in the crowded city center - we chose to buy a house in one of the _____ suburbs ringing the metropolis.

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

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

16. The young wrestler struggled to defeat his formidable _____.

17. Though his fellow students considered him a gifted scholar - Paul knew he would have to spend many years in serious study before he could consider himself truly _____.

18. The defense called several respectable witnesses who were able to _____ the lying testimony of the prosecution's sole witness.

19. The Head Start program attempts to _____ prekindergarten children so that they will do well when they enter elementary school.

20. The bottle of wine I brought to Sharon's party was certainly _____: how was I to know that Sharon owned a winery?

21. Even the best-mannered students have trouble behaving with _____ on the last day of school.

22. On certain issues of principle - the senator refused to take a _____ stand - but let her conscience be her guide.

23. Denying that she advocated total _____ - Katya maintained she wished only to change our government - not to destroy it utterly.

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

25. After separating from Tony - Tina announced that she would _____ all debts incurred by her soon-to-be-ex-husband.

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

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

28. Using only a few descriptive phrases - Austen manages to _____ the character of Mr. Collins so deftly that we can predict his every move.

29. Paradoxically - _____ reasoning does not always produce incorrect results; even though your logic may be flawed - the conclusion you reach may still be correct.

30. Though Glenn was devout - he was no _____; he never tried to force his beliefs on friends.

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

32. Torn between loving her parents one minute and hating them the next - she was confused by the _____ of her feelings.

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

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

35. Blind people sometimes develop a compensatory ability to sense the _____ of objects around them.

36. The winter storm was ______; it changed course constantly.

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

38. With its worn-out dialogue and predictable plot - the sitcom struck me as unbearably _____.

39. Every time Ermengarde made a mistake in class - she was terrified that she would receive a harsh _____ from Miss Minchin.

40. Government agents have been known to use wiretapping and other _____ methods to spy on suspected terrorists.

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

42. We made an _____ choice to eat at the first restaurant we saw.

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

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

45. When the boys first met their new stepmother - they felt some _____ - but eventually they lost that initial awkwardness and talked with her comfortably.

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

47. I am a _____ about the proposed new health plan; I want some proof that it will work.

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

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

50. There is a fine line between speech that is _____ and to the point and speech so abrupt that it verges on rudeness.