2 Matching words with definitions Insight or understanding gained through observation; impressionHaving a tendency; inclinedPersistent; continuousThe underlying reasons for something; logical basisDisrespectful and not serious enoughAgreeable or pleasant in character; friendlyTo urge into actionThe paying back of one injury or bad deed with anotherA situation with no way out; dead endRelationship, especially one that is close, trusting, or sympathetic
3 Sentence check one congenial flippant impasse perception prompt prone rapport rationale relentless repriseRaquel is _____ to accidents, so her car insurance rates are quite high.You will get along better in life if you are _____ to other people, rather than unpleasant.My brother hides his lack of confidence by being _____. He rarely treats anything seriously.It took his best friend’s heart attack to _____ my dad to start exercising and eating right.There was instant _____ between Duke and Otis. They talked as if they had known each other for years.At the movie’s turning point, the bad guys reached a(n) _____. On one side of them was the police; on the other was a steep cliff.During April and May, the rain was so _____ that swe thought we might have to start building an ark.Floyd’s _____ of human nature is strongly colored by some bad experiences. He thinks everyone is basically selfish.When Lacey and John divorced, she tried to get over half his imcome. In _____, he tried not to give her any of his income at all.The _____ behind encouraging pregnant women to gain about twenty pounds is that low weight gain can lead to dangerously low birth weight.
4 Sentence check onecharisma contemporary contend conversely extrovertpoignant prevalent proponent quest traumaticFelipe is a(n) _____ of exercising for good health. He even encourages his young children to swim or cycle every day.Certain movie stars may not be great actors, but they have a(n) _____ that makes people want to see their films.Abby didn’t like the apartment with the old-fashioned tub and radiators. She preferred a more _____ place.Repeating third grade was _____ for my brother. It still pains him to think about it, even though he is a successful businessman now.Over the past three hundred years, several people have gone on a(n)_____ for Noah’s ark. Some have looked for it in northeastern Turkey, on Mount Ararat, sixteen thousand feet above sea level.
5 Sentence check Twocongenial flippant impasse perception promptprone rapport rationale relentless reprise1-2. Because Wade is so _____ and easy to talk to, we established a warm _____ the first day we met.3-4. Although the company president explained the ______ behind the pay cuts, his announcement _____(e)d an employee protest. However, once it was learned that the president was also taking a big pay cut, the employees’ dissent died down.5-6. The waitresses in out local diner are _____ to be funny and not always polite. If a customer says, “I’m ready to order now,” he may get a _____ response such as, “And I’m ready to retire, but you don’t hear me making a big deal about it.”7-8. My _____ of situation is that talks between the factory management and union officials reached a(n) _____ because neither side would compromise on salaries. In such situations, flexibility is a prerequisite to progress.Abby could put up with occasional kidding, but her brother’s teasing was often _____, going on for weeks at a time. Sick of it all, she finally planned a(n) _____ that would embarrass him in front of his friends.
6 Study five minutes for ch. 16 test. congenialflippantimpasseperceptionpromptpronerapportrationalerelentlessreprise