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However much I may dispute your views, i will never _____ your right to hold them.
gainsay
Just when it seemed that defeat was inevitable, she pulled off a dazzling _____ that totally discomfited her opponent.
coup
when it became clear just how shamelessly he had treated his brother, he became a virtual ______ in his own family.
pariah
in a touching ceremony, the soldiers _____ the body of their fallen leader to the grave and his memory to their hearts.
consigned
On the first play, our diminutive quarterback was "sacked" by a veritable _____ of a linebacker, ominously nicknamed "Bone Crusher".
behemoth
When the swollen river threatened to overflow its banks, a devastating flood seemed _____.
imminent
Since i was brought up in a sleepy country town, i found it very hard to adjust to the _____ pace of big-city life.
febrile
You may be, as you say, "_____ to leave such a fascinating book," but i'm telling you right now to take out the garbage!
loath
if you spend all your time on _____, you won't have any left for really important matters.
minutiae
the nation's economic ill call for a variety of remedies; they cannot be cured by any single, miraculous _____.
nostrum
suddenly i was overcome be such a feeling of _____ peace that i began to wonder whether i was on earth or heaven.
beatific
oe way to bring relief to small farmers who cannot meet their mortgage payments is to declare a temporary _____ on foreclosure
moratorium
before you dismiss him as just another impractical _____, think of how many great inventors were once regarded as mere "cranks"
visionary
though the ability to paint is probably a(n) _____ gift, it can certainly be improved by training and practice.
innate
some civil war generals weren't professional soldiers and got their jobs through wire-pulling and others forms of political _____
chicanery
though her body had become bent and _____with age, her mind was as alert and active as ever.
wizened
no matter what _____ you use to describe his conduct, you can't disguise the fact that he betrayed his best friend.
euphemism
some people enjoy the type of atonal music written by such composers as Arnold Schoenberg; others find it _____
cacophonous
we were all surprised that someone with the reputation of a frivolous playboy could _____ such courage and determination.
manifest
only a fool would have succumbed to the cloying _____ of that smooth-talking rascal!
blandishment