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obsession
NOUN: a dominating concern
John's _____________ with gambling cost him his house and family.
equivocate
VERB: speak ambiguously; avoid telling the truth
People who __________ are often afraid to tell the truth.
hieroglyphics
NOUN: picture writing
Ancient Egyptians used ____________ to record events.
decathlon
NOUN: athletic competition with 10 events
The Olympic ______________ is a very difficult event.
larceny
NOUN: theft or robbery
The bank robbers were charged with __________ and sent to jail.
brawny
ADJ: big and strong
Two _____________ men lifted the heavy furniture.
timorous
ADJ: nervous; lacking confidence
The girls stood _____________ly waiting to do their presentation.
ponderous
ADJ: slow moving; awkward; dull
He wrote a long, _______________ paper on a subject that was not interesting.
retention
NOUN: preservation; withholding
______________ of students in that high school is low; most of the kids go on to the next grade.
adamant
ADJ: not willing to change one's opinion; stubborn
She is ____________ about not seeing her old boyfriend anymore.