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The man is _____ to have mob connection, but so far no one has actually substantiated the allegations.
reputed
During the eleven years of his "personal rule," King Charles I bypassed Parliament and ruled England by royal _____.
fiat
The phonograph is but one of the wonderful new devices that sprung from the _____ mind of Thomas Edison, our most prolific inventor.
fecund
American-style fast-food shops have gained such popularity all over the world that they are now truly ______.
ubiquitous
His constant use of the word fabulous , even for quite ordinary subjects, is a(n) ______ that I coulkd do without.
idiosyncrasy
The passing years lessened her physical vigor but in no way diminished the _____ of her judgement.
acuity
I was so ______ by the oppressive heat and humidity of that awful afternoon that I could barely move.
enervated
Music can often express a(n) _____ of mood or feeling that would be difficult to put into words.
nuance
The ground in which those soldiers are buried was _____ by the blood they shed on it.
hallowed
Analysis will show that his "brilliant exposition" of how he can handle the pollution problem without cost to anyone is the merest _____.
sophistry
His _____ sense of superiority dominates his personality in much the same way as his beetling brow dominates his face.
overweening
The marathon not only brought in huge sums of money for Africa's starving masses, but also garnered much sympathy for their plight.
garnered
May I interrupt this abstruse discussion and turn your attention to more _____ matters - like what's for dinner.
mundane
You may have many good traits, but I do not admire your _____ for borrowing things and failing to return them.
penchant
The artist's sketch not only _____ the model's appearance accurately, but also captured something of her personality.
delineated
Your suspicion that I am constantly making fun of you behind you back is a _____ of your overheated brain.
figment
There is quite a difference between the austere furnishings of my little apartment and the _____ accommodations of luxury hotel.
sumptuous
He was a changed young man after he suffered the ____ of expulsion from West Point for conduct unbecoming a gentleman.
ignominy
Most people I know are so busy dealing with the ordinary problems of life that they have no time for _____ philosophical speculation.
esoteric
Beneath the man's cultivated manner and impeccable grooming there lurked the _____ mind of a brutal sadist.
depraved