1. cadaverous-adj- corpselike; pale and ghastly; thin and gaunt; haggard

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Week 18
1. cadaverous—adj— corpselike; pale and ghastly; thin and gaunt; haggard
2. consign--v--to deliver; to deliver as goods to be sold; to send; to hand over; to assign to an undesirable position or place
3. elocution--n--the art of public speaking; a style or manner of public speaking or reading
4. incorrigible--n--a person who will not be reformed

adj-- incapable of being corrected or reformed; persistently bad

5. maim--v--to wound or injure seriously; to disable in some way; to mutilate; to cripple
6. profuse--adj--giving freely; extravagant; plentiful
7. promulgate--v--to make known to the public, declare; to make widespread
8. strident--adj--having or making a harsh sound; shrill
9. subversion--n--the overthrowing or undermining of something established, such as a government
10. virulent--adj--very poisonous or harmful; deadly; intensely bitter or spiteful
11. apologetically
12. bibliography
13. devastation
14. financier
15. kerosene
16. marriageable
17. siege
18. suppress
19. tortoise
20. vaudeville

Week 18 Practice

1. “Anyone convicted of ______ was severely punished. The British government was wary of Nazi sympathizers attempting to undermine its plans.”

2. “I was ______ to a base near the English Channel,” he said. “When France fell to Germany in 1940, Britain was left exposed to attack. I often wished that I had not been sent to such a dangerous place.”
3. “Even people who were initially sympathetic to the Germans for having to pay heavy compensation to the rest of the world after World War I now ______ the idea that Hitler had to be stopped,” he said. “Most people supported the ending of Hitler’s regime.”
4. Uncle Derek pulled out a letter from a friend who had been accused of treason. “As you can imagine, Joe was extremely upset by the ______ accusation,” said Uncle Derek. “It was a bitter and spiteful attack on his character.”
5. Uncle Derek showed me pictures of himself during the war. He looked so ______ in the pictures that I barely recognized the gaunt, pale man as my great-uncle. “We had to learn to do without a lot things,” he told me.
6. “The British had fresh and ______ memories from the previous war, but when Hitler invaded Poland and then Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and France, they realized it would be necessary to fight again.”
7. “Luckily,” he continued, “Winston Churchill became Britain’s prime minister after France fell to Germany. His inspiring ______ kept our morale up. His style of public speaking helped convince us that we could defeat the Nazis.”
8. “I still remember the ______ voice of my commander, harshly calling out orders. Our forces along the English Channel were assigned to eliminate the French navy to keep it from falling into German hands.”
9. “At first,” he said, “most of the British were against the war. Millions of people had been ______ or killed in World War I, and the images of wounded soldiers were still fresh in the minds of many British citizens.”
10. “Unlike the previous prime minister, Neville Chamberlain, Churchill realized that Hitler was ______: Churchill knew that Hitler was driven by ruthless ambition and would not honor treaties.”

consign incorrigible profuse strident virulent
cadaverous elocution maim promulgate subversion

Week 18—Test Form A
Write a sentence demonstrating each of the following patterns:

11. S V

12. Adjective, S V
Determine whether each sentence is correct or incorrect.
13. Stop talking!

14. Frantic the young mother rushed out the door with the baby in her arms.

15. Suddenly, the woman hung up the phone and rushed out the door.


1. subversion

2. consigned

3. promulgated

4. virulent

5. cadaverous

6. profuse

7. elocution

8. strident

9. maimed

10. incorrigible

11. S V

12. Adjective, S V

13. correct

14. incorrect

15. incorrect

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