Grade 10 Unit 6 – Choosing the Right Word
Was Oscar Wilde being (*IRONIC, DEFT*) when he said that he could resist everything except temptation?
There’s a world of difference between a helpful research assistant and an (*EXPLICIT, OFFICIOUS*) one!
She has the kind of (*SUPPLE, VENAL*) personalty that can easily adapt itself to a wide variety of needs and conditions.
During the darkest hours of defeat, their only (*SOLACE, PINNACLE*) was the knowledge that they had fought hard to the very end.
If the law is intended to limit nonessential use of gasoline and heating oil, it should state this (*EXPLICITLY, IRONICALLY*).
He is in for a rude awakening if he thinks that as the son of a rich family, he will simply (*ACCEDE, SUPPRESS*) to a position of wealth and power.
No matter how ticklish the situation, the hero of the cartoon always devised some (*DEFT, RAMPANT*) maneuver to avoid capture.
The actress felt that she had reached the (*PINNACLE, SOLACE*) of fame when the principal of her former school asked for her autograph.
They tried to explain away their racial slur as a slop of the tongue, but in my opinion it was deliberate and (*PREMEDITATED, OMINOUS*).
Coming at a time when I was flat broke, your suggestion that we have a bit to eat and go to the movies was highly (*OFFICIOUS, INOPPORTUNE*).
Even in the concentration camps, some basic feelings of decency and humanity were not completely (*BRANDISHED, EXTIRPATED*).
We were prepared for a sharp scolding but not for the (*OMINOUS, INOPPORTUNE*) silence with which the principal greeted us.
His speech at first seemed highly dramatic and impressive, but we soon realized that he was quite (*DESTITUTE, MUSTY*) of new ideas.
The way he (*BRANDISHES, COMPRISES*) his facts and figures reminds me of a butcher swinging a meat cleaver.
Someone who insists that everyone has a price believes that human beings are (*PREMEDITATED, VENAL*) BY NATURE.
No doubt there are some dishonest officials, but it is a gross exaggeration to say that graft and corruption are (*RAMPANT, EXPLICIT*) in our government.
Eliza Doolittle was a poor flower seller but she learned to conduct herself with the (*SUPPLE, STATELY*) bearing of a princess.
The only sure way to (*SUPPRESS, BRANDISH*) social unrest is to make possible a decent, secure life for all people.
Let’s prepare a joint statement what will (*ACCEDE, COMPRISE*) the various objections of all civic groups to the freeway plan.
I have no patience with (*MUSTY, STATELY*) old ideas about family roles based on gender.