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Standard Week 10 Voca b. English II. Repugnant. Offensive to taste and feeling This alien was so \_\_\_\_\_ that the FBI decided not to let anyone know about these hideous-looking creatures because they were just too gross. CANDID. Straightforward, Honestly frank

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repugnant
Repugnant
  • Offensive to taste and feeling
  • This alien was so _____ that the FBI decided not to let anyone know about these hideous-looking creatures because they were just too gross.
candid
CANDID
  • Straightforward, Honestly frank
  • I thought I could be _____ with my friend, Gretchen, when she tried to make the phrase “fetch” happen, because “fetch” was never, ever going to happen.
envoy
ENVOY
  • A Representative of a government who is sent on a special diplomatic mission
  • I was sent as a(n) _____ to Israel with the sole intention of clearing up any racial tension that existed.
feign
FEIGN
  • To give a false appearance of; To make up, Fabricate
  • The boxer would _____ a punch and when you flinched, she would come in with a sucker-jab.
flair
FLAIR
  • A natural talent or aptitude; a knack
  • Some say I have a(n) _____ for juggling, although I have never tried to juggle with chainsaws.
escalate
ESCALATE
  • To increase, enlarge, or intensify
  • The fight _____ quickly when Brick, our newscaster from Channel 4, killed a man with a Trident.
incredulous
INCREDULOUS
  • Skeptical; Expressive of disbelief, unbelievable.
  • After I said I was a millionaire, she looked at my cheap sneakers from K-Mart and gave me a(n) _____ stare.
horde
HORDE
  • A gathered multitude of human beings; A crowd (people or things)
  • They tried to cram a(n) _____ of people into the main street of Disneyland for the 100 year celebration, which made it very hard to walk around.
scuttle
SCUTTLE
  • To run hastily; To dash
  • At the repugnant restaurant, I saw a tiny mouse _____ across the floor and then hide behind a plant.
prognosis
PROGNOSIS
  • A prediction of the probable course and outcome of a disease
  • The doctor's _____ was that I should be rid of the embarrassing rash within a week
grievous
GRIEVOUS
  • Causing sorrow; serious
  • The nuclear technician made sure he didn't make any _____ mistakes, because the consequences of these errors could be a disaster.
heterogeneous
HETEROGENEOUS
  • Consisting of dissimilar elements; Assorted
  • It looks like you have a(n) _____ mixture of candy from Halloween, so why not trade with me so you can build up your supply of peanut butter cups?
monologue
MONOLOGUE
  • A story or drama told or performed by one person; A long speech
  • As an actor, you must be able to perform alone on stage, so I'm making you perform a(n) _____ in front of the entire class.
impel
IMPEL
  • To drive or urge forward
  • My football captains are trying to _____ the whole team to victory by bringing us together.
expedient
EXPEDIENT
  • Something that is a means to an end; Contributing to personal advantage, beneficial
  • Running 2 miles each day is supposed to be _____ toward one's health but I find walking just as practical.
drudgery
DRUDGERY
  • Hard and consistent work in any menial or dull occupation
  • Her workload was so boring that she finally gave up and slipped away from the _____ at the office to go on a much-needed break.
cubicle
CUBICLE
  • A small compartment, as for work or study
  • Dilbert is famous for working in a small _____ that looks like a tiny box.
inscribe
INSCRIBE
  • To enter in a book, or on a list, roll, or document, by writing
  • The first draft of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ was _______ on a piece of parchment for Shakespeare to see all written out.
auxiliary
AUXILIARY
  • An individual or group that offers assistance or support
  • I felt like I could serve as a(n) _____ bouncer for the club because they were short on muscular men.
rasping
RASPING
  • A harsh, grating sound; Unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound
  • Her _____ voice sounded like she had been a smoker for years, but the scratchy sound made me shudder nonetheless.
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