Vocabulary Test on "The Purpose of Marriage"
In the numbered space, write the ONE word that BEST fits in ALL blanks in the sample sentences.
Unless you give me __ directions to your house, I'll get lost.
The syllabus makes my grading standards __.
The creature's gigantic size and hideous ugliness frightened people, so no one ever discovered its gentle __.
The serenity of Marcia's __ was never clouded with the least shadow of anger or dismay.
Andrew Carnegie believed the rich to be __ed to perform acts of public charity like founding libraries.
Showering guests with gifts was designed to __ them to the host in the future.
The purpose of the American Revolution was to __ the bands tying the states to Great Britain.
By making it difficult to __ a marriage, the legislators force married people to reconsider before divorcing.
__ societies tend to exhibit the values of nurturing, tolerance, and diplomatic resolution of disagreements.
Queen Victoria's __ mixture of authority, dignity, and affection won her the adoration of her people.
Moral and humane tendencies normally __ over the sadistic strain in human nature."—Alfred Cobban
You can find hardwoods in these forests, but maple and pine __.
Clare and John didn't want to raise a family; their relationship was full enough without any __ component.
Luckily the McCoys were a very __ family, for their feud with the Jamisons cost them one son after another.
The lemming provides a good example of how migration instincts __ long after they cease to be beneficial.
If the cough should __ after a day's treatment, call the doctor again.
It almost goes without saying that the __ goods stocked by a hardware store should include nails and screws.
"The __ diet of all true Mexicans . . . is the tortilla."—Green Peyton
Nightingales are __ to England but are never heard in America.
The Japanese beetle is so called because it is __ to Japan; unfortunately it has been imported into the USA.
The young man wrote in a highly __ style, with flourishes and curlicues.
Lucia's granddaughters loved her in spite of her strict and __ ideas of how "young ladies" should behave.
You are taxed by the state in which you __, not by the one in which you are employed.
"The buck stops at the Captain" means that ultimate responsibility for the ship's safety __s in him.