Complete the sentence stems by filling in the blanks with one of the following words: aberrant, abridge, abrade, abstruse, abate, bent, bask, befriend, belabor, belie(s), benevolent, benign, bacterium, ballad, and base.
Questions and Answers
Alvin's meanness made him naturally capable of being ____________________ on destroying those that angered him.
The fact that Congress has allowed the government to shut down _________________ what the American people want them to do, which is to compromise.
Our dogs are often bark at first but soon _______________ our guest.
The Evans family owned a local grocery store and were considered ____________________ employers that cared about their employees.
Once Stephanie realized that the non-cancerous growth was a ______________ tumor, she felt somewhat relieved.
Tetanus is caused by a __________________.
Most people don't recognize a _______________ as a song, but these simple poems have been sung for centuries.
Nate's ________________ actions reflected his low moral standards.
Irene dreamt of being able to ___________________ in the sun on the tropical beaches of Brazil during her spring break.
After spending numerous hours coming up with a solution to their problem, the board did not _____________ the issue once a decision had been voted upon.
The sand on the pyramid's surface began to _______, removing its once smooth covering.
Mr. Dean was so ________________ in his presentations that none of us learned anything.
The school principal warned the unruly student that her suspension would become an outright expulsion if she kept up her ________________ behavior.
The author plans to make his novel into a film, but will have to __________________ much of the story so that it can be told in less than two hours.
When the weekly television series first came out, everyone loved it, but now enthusiasm for the show has started to ________________.