2Pretest 3: “Commonsense” Contexts Admonished means warned or scolded.Repast means meal.Replenished means refilled.Insomnia means sleeplessness.Rendering means giving.Score means 20.Decade means 10 years.Sutures means stitches.Gullible means easily deceived.Confined means imprisoned.Probe means investigation.Haggle means argue.Lapse means mistake.Ephemeral means short-lived.Abhorrent means hateful.Snub means insult.Unwittingly means unintentionally.Detonated means exploded.Immersed means placed in liquid.Ambrosial means delicious.
3Exercise 2.14 Their fame was ephemeral. She is an insomniac. The shoppers were haggling.Were the stitches removed?No one likes confinement.He is very gullible.Unwittingly, I snubbed you.We abhor their behavior.Has your policy lapsed?The offenders were admonished.
4Exercise 2.18 We respected them, but they treated us with __________. If yellow is __________ to you, choose another color.Many windows were shattered by the __________.Liz read the poem beautifully, but your __________ was even better.Gregg was so __________ in his book that he didn’t see us enter.A team of experienced __________ is investigating the crash.If you are king or queen for a day, your glory will be __________.Most authors are soon forgotten, but a few achieve __________ fame.The rebellious inmate was put into solitary __________.It was his first warning. Never before had he been __________.