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Young girls _____ their prior education by getting pregnant and dropping out of school.
eradicate
(ih-RA-dih-cate)
verb
to destroy, get rid of, or do away with entirely
"One of Mr. Cohen's favorite demands is that we move in an _____ fashion to our next class.
expeditious
(eck-spuh-DIH-shuss)
adjective
speedy, prompt, and efficient
People _____ the national anthem when they do not stand while it is being sung.
flout
(FLOUT)
verb
to show contempt by opnly breaking a law, rule, of tradition
It is common of _____ families to know which fork it is proper to use at each course during dinner.
genteel
(jen-TEEL)
adjective
refined, good-mannered:typical of high social standing
People who _____ others into fighting are known as instigator.
goad
(GODE)
verb
to provoke, invie, stimulate, urge, or prod for a specific, usually negative, action
Theifs and tricksters must have the quality of being _____.
guile
(GILE)
noun
cunning, deceitful, and treacherous quality or type of behavior
Monday-morning quarterbacking is also known as _____.
hindsight
(HYND-syte)
noun
the realization or analysis of an event after it happened
Students who are motivated by _____ means usually excel in their schoolwork.
intrinsic
(in-TRIN-zik)
adjective
belonging to something as a basic or essential element
My sister has a _____ personality.
jocular
(JAH-kyoo-lur)
adjective
having a playful, joking disposition
Someone who is always smiling and cheerful has a _____ personality.
jovial
(JOV-vee-uhl)
adjective
cheerful in moof or disposition
A _____ job is a coroner.
macabre
(muh-KAHB)
adjective
using death as a subject, as in movies, books, or conversation
_____s are often used in Shakespearean poetry and plays.
malapropism
(MA-la-prah-pi-zuhm)
noun
misuse of a word through confusion of another word in a humerous effect