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Monday, June 23, 2014
Test your higher-level English vocabulary ----> 5 tough words
to adumbrate something - to outline something vaguely, to express in a shadowy or not perfectly clear way
to decry something - to verbally attack something, to openly and strongly criticize something
fecund - capable of producing a lot, fertile
indefatigable - unbeatable, refusing to quit or give up
manifold - many, various, a bunch of
Answers are below the exercise:
The female Ocean Sunfish is especially _______________. She carries more eggs than any other vertebrate - and can release hundreds of millions at a time.
Many conservatives are using the recent immigration crisis at our Mexican border as an opportunity to ____________ the immigration policies of the Obama administration. They claim that this administration has welcomed people to engage in illegal immigration.
The reasons Bob gave for the policy failure were ________________ but not one of them was satisfying.
When Richard Nixon ran for the presidency in 1968, he did not even _______________ a plan to end the Vietnam War; he simply lied and said he had a fully articulated plan prepared and ready to go should he be elected.
The West German national soccer team (from 1954 to 1990) had a reputation for being _________________. Over and over again they would come back from behind and tie or win games. They never seemed to stop striving.