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The longer i study this country's history, the more ____ i become of my rich heritage of freedom
cognizant
some historians question whether benedict arnold really deserves all the ____he has been accorded as america's arch-traitor.
opprobrium
at the rick of appearing a trifle _____, i would like to raise a few small objections to the wording of this proposal
captious
after the battle, camp followers began the _____ process of stripping the dead of whatever valuable they possessed.
ghoulish
some teachers are able to present the most _____ subjects in terms that are crystal-clear to even the dulest of students.
abstruse
the ______ of the unscrupulous wheeler-dealers involved in that unsavory scandal boggle the imagination
machinations
i didn't really believe that he was sorry for what he had some until i saw the _____ expression on his sad little face
contrite
the pages of the old book were so _____ that they began to crumble as soon as we touched them.
desiccated
there is not a vast body of evidence that supports the idea that poverty tends to _____ crime.
engender
to be the _____ of all eyes could be the joyous fulfillment of a dream or the unhappy realization of a nightmare.
cynosure
the only surefire way to establish the _____ of a new drug in treating a disease is to test it "in the field".
efficacy
for more than five minutes she stared at the telegram containing the bad news, as is she were _____.
mesmerized
his fantastic stories about his academic, athletic, financial, and romantic achievements are a(n) ______ to common sense.
affront
am i supposed to feel honored simply because that arrogant lout sometimes _____ to nod vaguely in my direction?
deigns
except for a balcony built during the truman administration, the _____ of the shite house has remained virtually unchanged since it was constructed.
facade
what could be more _____ than the 6 foot, 7 inch center on the basketball team dolled up in a baby clothes for the class play?
incongruous
no one knows for sure who really wrote the scene, but shakespeare is generally regarded as its _____ author.
putative
only a thoroughly naive and gullible person would actually believe every preposterous _____ that circulates in this school.
canard
the child's condust during the ceremony may not have been appropriately ______, but it wasn't horrendous either.
decorous
the cherubic faces and _____ voices of the choristers alomost mabe me believe that the music they were singing was coming from heaven.
ethereal