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Vocab Matching #1

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Directions: Match the vocab word below to the sentence in which it fits by placing the letter on the blank at the left.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a.

oblivious

b.

garnish

c.

ruthless

d.

groped

e.

menacing

f.

genesis

g.

furtive

h.

alcove

i.

decadent

j.

aversion

k.

morbid

l.

obscure

m.

contemporaries

n.

identical

o.

wrenching

p.

reproach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

The men were ______ to the customers while robbing the bank by separating children from mothers.

 

 

 

 

2.

When a broken lamp was found, the babysitter had to ________ the toddler she was taking care of.

 

 

 

 

3.

When police found the body three years later, it was so ______ that no DNA evidence was taken from it.

 

 

 

 

4.

The two rival teams had an ________ for each other that made the contest more volatile than ever.

 

 

 

 

5.

My father was completely ______; he had no idea how much trouble I was causing at school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

The twins were completely ____. Even their clothes were the same!

 

 

 

 

7.

Jane ____ for the light switch in the darkened room only to feel a slimy practical joke awaiting her fingers.

 

 

 

 

8.

Jay walked over to the small library ______ that led to the dining area.

 

 

 

 

9.

A _______ cloud formation above my head hinted of hail in an upcoming storm.

 

 

 

 

10.

Some people love Halloween for its _____ nature. This usually makes their costumes pretty creepy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.

A small mint leaf was put on top of my soup, mostly likely there to _______ the dish.

 

 

 

 

12.

One _______and confusing sentence written in The New York Times caused a deluge of letters to the editor.

 

 

 

 

13.

In the assembly hall, I sat with my _________, while the older 8th graders sat in front of us.

 

 

 

 

14.

The spy was quite _______, but of course, that was what the job application called for.

 

 

 

 

15.

My baby nephew has just been born; this is the ____ of a new life.

 

 

 

 

16.

Trying to extricate himself from my grasp, the little puppy was ______ and twisting.