Vocabulary Workshop Level F Unit 8 Answers

The (consternation, dissension) between Athena and Poseidon led to a contest between two immortals, in which they bestowed gifts to Athenians.
dissension

Though I was annoyed by the child’s behavior, the father’s outburst of anger seemed to me deplorable (intemperate, bovine).
intemperate

The retiring coach said he no longer had the stomach to run the (gauntlet, odium) of critics who assailed him after every loss.
gauntlet

After the sunset, red and purple hues lingered in the sky for several minutes before the colors (relegated, dissipated).
dissipated

If we are going to be required to perform a(n) (relegated, expurgated) of the play, then I think it is not worth doing.
expurgated

I always look for exit signs in the theater because, (hypothetically, intemperately) speaking, one should always be prepared to act in an emergency.
hypothetically

My Spanish friend finds it hard to understand the (odium, perfidy) attached to bullfighting in most non-Hispanic countries.
perfidy

When Mr. Krummer saw my pathetically inept efforts to prepare a banana split, I was (impugned, relegated) to the ranks of the unemployed.
relegated

Far from being (ignoble, dispassionate), her failure after making a valiant effort may serve as an inspiration to young people.
ignoble

The immediate success of my book caused great (perfidy, consternation) to my sister, who thinks she is the writer in the family.
consternation

Students who have been well trained in the social sciences should not be (susceptible, ignoble) to the cheap fallacies of racism.
susceptible

Try your best to subdue your natural reluctance and make a (squeamish, dispassionate) decision that will be in your son’s best interests.
dispassionate

Aren’t you going a little far when you accuse me of (consternation, perfidy) because I didn’t vote for you in the beauty contest?
perfidy

Their (bovine, susceptible) stares and obvious inability to understand the seriousness of the situation made me doubt their mental capacity.
bovine

I am not ordinarily a (corpulent, squeamish) person, but the sight of that horrible automobile accident haunted me for weeks.
squeamish

A certain amount of disagreement is healthy in any organization, but in our club (dissension, perfidy) has almost become a way of life.
dissension

It is not for me to (expurgate, impugn) his motives, but how could anyone, except an overambitious scoundrel, have misled his friends in that way?
impugn

The prisoner attempted to (disavow, dissipate) his confession on the grounds that he had not been informed of his legal rights.
disavow

There is often a thin line between the kind of debate that is spirited and that which is (acrimonious, hypothetical) and nonproductive.
acrimonious

Not too long ago in our society, a (corpulent, bovine) body was generally admired as a sign of prosperity and physical vigor.
corpulent

The estate he had inherited from his father was (dissipated, disavowed) in a long series of impractical and/or mismanaged business enterprises.
dissipated

Imagine our (consternation, dissension) when our brakes failed, and we headed full speed toward the intersection!
consternation

By reference to (hypothetical, ignoble) cases, you may be able to clarify the difference between “murder” and “manslaughter” for the law students.
hypothetical

I noticed with some distaste that her usually overbearing manner became (susceptible, subservient) when our employer joined the group.
subservient

I refuse to ride a rollercoaster; fast rides make me (squeamish, acrimonious).
squeamish

Synonym: their MINDLESS, faithful devotion
bovine

Synonym: to DISOWN any credit for herself
disavow

Synonym: his CAUSTIC way of speaking
acrimonious

Synonym: TAKE ISSUE WITH his credentials
impugn

Synonym: setting aside her CONJECTURAL motive
hypothetical

Synonym: the brutal CONTEST he endured
gauntlet

Synonym: a DISHONORABLE end to a shady life
ignoble

Synonym: feeling WOOZY at the very thought
squeamish

Synonym: DOWNGRADED to coach seating
relegated

Synonym: not a hint of DUPLICITY in him
perfidy

Antonym: a FRIENDLY game of basketball
acrimonious

Antonym: one of the king’s GALLANT knights
ignoble

Antonym: a gesture of COMMITMENT
perfidy

Antonym: listening to a LIVELY speech
bovine

Antonym: feeling ROBUST in the face of adversity
squeamish

Far from presenting a unified front, the party is torn by all kinds of strife and _________.
dissension

People with a tendency towards being _________ must wage a lifelong struggle against rich foods.
corpulent

Although she seems rather plodding in her behavior and rarely becomes excited, I think it’s unfair to call her “_________.”
bovine

Because Vidkun Quisling cooperated with the Nazis, his name has become a symbol of _________ in his home country of Norway.
perfidy

Our discussion that day was a(n) _________ one, based on the possibility – still far from definite – that I would take the job.
hypothetical

Under the American form of government, all branches of the military are clearly _________ to the civilian authority.
subservient

We have had enough high-powered, excited oratory; what we need now is a(n) _________ examination of the facts.
dispassionate

Anyone as _________ as that trainee will have trouble accustoming himself or herself to the sights, sounds, and smells of hospital work.
squeamish

Now that these ugly facts about his business dealings have come to light, I must _________ my support of his candidacy.
disavow

The job of cleaning up the fields and the stands after a big game was _________ to the freshman.
relegated

She is a person of such high moral standards that see seems incapable of a(n) _________ act.
ignoble

The bold candidate threw down the _________ and dared her opponent to face her in a televised debate.
gauntlet

Thomas Bowdler _________ certain words from Shakespeare’s plays because he felt that they were unfit to “be read aloud in a family.”
expurgated

Instead of using all their forces in one concerted attack on the enemy, they _________ their strength in minor engagements.
dissipated

He is so _________ to flattery that with a few complimentary words I can get him to do almost anything I want.
suscpetible

Vigorous debate is fine, but is there any real need for such unrestrained and _________ name-calling?
acrimonious

The _________ for his tragic failure does not belong to any individual or small group but to the community as a whole.
odium

Though her overall position seemed to be sensible, her language was so unrestrained and _________ that people wouldn’t support her.
intemperate

To the _________ of the people in the stands, the lion leaped out of the cage and bounded toward the exit.
consternation

I am not trying to _________ his truthfulness, but I still do not see how the facts support his claims.
impugn

A ignoble gesture is NOT:
a) repugnant
b) dignified
c) shameful
d) dishonorable
B – dignified

The act of disavowing involves:
a) renouncing
b) confirming
c) conjecturing
d) describing
A – renouncing

A person with susceptibilities is most likely to be:
a) argumentative
b) serene
c) confident
d) vulnerable
D – vulnerable

A person in a state of odium feels:
a) happiness
b) acceptance
c) boredom
d) loathing
D – loathing

A person who is relegated has been:
a) judged
b) consigned
c) promoted
d) assisted
B – consigned

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