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subservient
slavishly polite
The subservient student always made sure her work was done on time.
pert
too forward or free in speech, saucy, bold
The pert girl was full of lively actions.
qualm
a sudden feeling in the mind, uneasiness, misgivings
I don't have a qualm about you going to the party as long as there will be a parent present.
contempt
disobedience to or open disrespect for the rules of a court of law.
They were found in contempt of court for fighting with the judge.
idiosyncrasy
a personal peculiarity of taste, behavior, opinion
Ms. Kohler's computer has an idiosyncrasy in that it always freezes when you first try to print something.
precedent
action that may serve as an example or reason for a later action.
That law decision set a precedent for all other cases like it.
superlative
the highest kind, above all others
The boy did a superlative job in his science fair project, and he won first place.
subordinate
lower in rank, lower in importance, person lower in rank.
The teacher would be a subordinate to the principal.
forewarned
warn beforehand
The weather report forewarned us of the tornado.
affluence
great abundance of material goods, wealth, riches.
Their affluence was shown by the fancy cars they drove and their huge mansion.
The ____________ of the horse was very fast.
gait or meander
gait
The stream will _____________ through the hilly country.

mirth or meander
meander
The kids showed great ____________ at the birthday party.

mirth or copious
mirth
If you didn't study for the test, it is probably ____________ that you will fail.
copious or inevitable
inevitable
There was a ___________ amount of food at the company picnic.
mirth or copious
copious
They were __________ when they learned their pet had died.
inconsolable or vivacious
inconsolable
Mr. Birkway would be described as a ___________ teacher.
vivacious or mirth
vivacious
The teacher did not appreciate the ___________ attitude of the student when he said he didn't study for the test.

mirth or frivolous
frivolous