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Level F Unit 14 One more to go!!!! Your Task: Think of the most sententious phrase that your parents or teachers ever taught you. Circle the correct form effective/affective Fix the Pronoun error in one sentence of BERATE. Tell Jerome what you think of his mistake on the lines beside the slide. (get it? Berate him). Complete the RPS
Amenable They will be ____ to your instructions as long as what you say makes sense. Many students feel that our dean is a strict disciplinarian, but I have always found her _______ to reasonable requests. When my stubborn younger brother proved so _____ to the request, I began to suspect his motives.
berate He removed the dog from obedience school when he discovered that they had ______ it too sharply. Fix the Pronoun error in this sentence. You deserve to be severely _____ for your misbehavior during such a solemn ceremony. Instead of constantly _______ the children, why don’t you try to explain quietly and clearly how you expect them to behave?
carnage Until television broadcast film footage of it, the ______ of war was rarely made real for the far-off civilians. (fix the S/V error). The _____ caused on our streets and highways each year by careless driving has become a major national scandal. It is difficult to imagine the _____ that would result from an all out war fought with nuclear weapons.
credulous Though he was no dolt, his _____ nature and desire to believe the best in people made him easy to deceive. Vic is so _____ that he actually believed me when I said that I had invented an automatic composition-writing machine. The more _______ you are, the easier it will be to swindle, con, and hoodwink you.
criterion She was disturbed to discover that the _____ for the award was based on style, not substance. Usefulness is not the only ______ for including words in this book, but it is the primary one. The sales manager said she would apply only one _____ to my plan for a new advertising campaign, “Will it sell more mouthwash?”
deplete Dwelling on all that could go wrong with your project will _____ your energy and courage. My last date turned out to be such an expensive affair that my finds were sadly ______ for the rest of the month. The prolonged drought has so ______ the supplies in our reservoir that we may have to consider rationing water.
expatiate We would like you to ____ on the interesting matters you only touched upon earlier today. Although he ______ fluently on the need for a new community action program, I have yet to see him do anything to bring it about. It’s painful to have to listen to him _______ on his own virtues when I’m dying to give some fascinating details about my own life and accomplishments.
extraneous One handy way to dodge a difficult question is to earnestly begin talking about something ________ to it. Her instructions told me exactly what I wanted to know, without a single ______ detail. My rules for (effective/affective) writing are, “Emphasize what is essential, play down what is secondary, eliminate what is ________.”
inception He has worked here quietly and steadily since the firm’s ______, and knows how to do everyone’s job. At the very _____ of my career, I set the goals and adopted the basic strategies that were to guide me through many years of outstanding success. At the very ____ of his administration, the new President announced a list of the objectives he hoped to accomplish.
infirmity Was his deafness an _____ of old age, or a lack of interest in the conversation? One of the many benefits that I derived from my summer job in the new hospital was learning to be patient with people suffering from various types of ______. Few things are more tragic than to see a great mind fall victim to a serious _______.
jejune My favorite teacher turned history from a _____ study of the distant past to a relevant topic of discussion. You cannot dismiss everything he says as _____ simply because he is young and lacks the experience of the world. “How do you expect your mind to grow when you feed it solely on the ______ pap that comes out of the boob tube?” I asked him pointedly.
obdurate Vincent Van Gogh was ______ in painting whatever he wished, despite of what sold at the time. What disturbs the coach is not that Tom called the wrong play but he refuses _____ to admit that he made a mistake. In spite of all our efforts to appeal to whatever human sympathies the kidnappers might have, they remained ________.
potpourri The furniture was a _____ of hen-me-downs from my father’s parents and my stepmother’s uncle and aunt. Our reading program this term is a delightful ______of stories, poetry, and drama for many different periods. I think the class show will be much more effective if it has a constant theme running through it, instead of being just a _____ of songs, dances, and sketches.
precocious She showed a ________ talent for science. Any child who can read at the age of four must be considered remarkably ________. Given the kinds of tools the ancient Egyptians had to work with, the raising of the pyramids was an extraordinarily ______ work of engineering.
sadistic The Geneva Convention of 1949 outlawed torture and _______ treatment of prisoners of war. Although he announces piously how much it hurts him to punish people, I think he takes a _______ pleasure in it.
sententious The _______ advice, though wise, was too general to help their particular situation. When I asked him why he wasn’t going to the prom, he answered in his usual _____ style, “No dough, no dance!” In his efforts to impress moral principles on the children, he made use of _____ formulas, such as, “To be good, do good”.
supplicate He chose to _________ for mercy not on his own account, but so that his wife would not suffer. Although I ask no special consideration for myself, I am not too proud to ______ on behalf of my children. “The Lord hath heard my ____; the Lord will receive my prayer” --PSALMS
tortuous The cameras had to be portable in order to follow the athletes up the narrow and ______ path to the summit. The stream followed a ________ course as it twisted through the broken countryside. She tried to justify lies she had told us, but I was unable to follow her _______ explanation.
turgid The heavy rains turned the fields swampy and the river ________. The simple and austere prose of the Gettysburg Address stands in start contrast to the _____ and overblown rhetoric of many other 19 th century orations. His _____ conversation, with its exaggerated adjectives and far-fetched figures of speech, made me realize once and for all the virtues of simplicity in language.
surfeit A _______ of food, drink, and clowning puts Falstaff in disgrace with the king. Wouldn’t you agree that television has been _______ lately with sitcoms and soap operas? I have had my _____ of excuses and evasions; now I want action.