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A good library is _____ with many different kinds of books.
replete
completely filled or supplied with
The _____ author received the Nobel Prize for literature.
eminent
of high reputation, outstanding
My cousin is so _____ in schoolwork that his friends call him a bookworm.
steeped
soaked, drenched, saturated
After skiing, I find that i have a _____ appetite.
voracious
desiring or consuming great quantities
Modern warfare often results in the _____ killing of combatants and innocent civilians alike.
indiscriminate
choosing at random without careful selection
The mayor refused to _____ as to his margin of victory in the election.
prognosticate
to predict or foretell a future event
The time is approaching when human workers may be replaced by _____ .
automatons
a robot; a mechanical "person"
The western plains used to _____ with bison before those animals were slaughtered by settlers.
abound
to exist in great numbers
His gloom was now _____ by the failing mark on his geometry test.
compounded
to increase or add to
The _____ of sports are replete with the names of great Negro athletes.
annals
historical records
One of the great _____ of American life is that though minority groups have suffered injustices, nowhere in the world have so many varied groups lived together so harmoniously.
paradoxes
a statement which at first seems to be absurd or self-contradictory but which may in fact turn out to be true
A _____ of garlic is all that's necesary in most recipes.
tinge
a trace, smattering, or slight degree
She does her homework on Fridays to save herself from the _____ of having to do it during the weekend.
drudgery
unpleasant, dull, or hard work
The teacher continually _____ the pupil for the missing assignments.
badgered
to pester, nag, annoy persistently
The sick child's mother _____ the doctor to come immediately.
implored
to plead urgently for aid or mercy
I listened to the boring lecture for what seemed an _____ fifty minutes.
interminable
unending