RDNG 052. Thursday, June 23, 2011. Nadia’s ___________ ability in basketball became apparent when she turned 12. Her movements had once been clumsy, but now they were smooth and controlled. Cursory Latent Interim Shun Latent (present, but hidden or inactive).
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Thursday, June 23, 2011
Nadia’s ___________ ability in basketball became apparent when she turned 12. Her movements had once been clumsy, but now they were smooth and controlled.
Latent (present, but hidden or inactive)
Presidents __________ as Supreme Court justices people who share their political views.
Designate (to name to an office or duty)
I hear Andy dropped out of college. What caused him to __________ from his plan to get his degree?
Deviate – to turn aside from a path or direction
Because his story about a flat tire sounded ______, my parents allowed the stranger to use our telephone.
Credible - believable
In the _____ between applying to college and getting the letter of acceptance, I spent a lot of time worrying.
Interim – the period of time in between
Margo couldn’t identify the driver of the car that had hit her. She’d given him only a(n) _______ glance at the time of the accident.
Cursory – done quickly & without attention to detail
The chorus is known for its gospel music, but it also performs _______ compositions, including show tunes.
Secular – not directly related to religion
When the actor forgot his lines, he was forced to _______ some dialog until the stage manager whispered to him from offstage.
Improvise – to invent
Tony found the hardest part of overcoming his addiction was learning to ______ people and places that would tempt him to use drugs again.
Shun – to keep away from, avoid consistently
The zoo’s exhibits ______ the natural environments of animals. The orangutans, for example, live in a space that looks much like an Asian rain forest.
Simulate – to act or look like; imitate
Quiz next Tuesday on vocabulary words from ch. 21 sheets & on critical thinking and organizing (outlines)