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1

Because I was not even born when The Beatles were at the height of their popularity, their albums do not fill me with (duplicity, nostalgia).

nostalgia

2

It was rude of you to (retrogress, grimace) so obviously when the speaker mispronounced words and made grammatical errors.

grimace

3

Though it may appear rather ordinary to the casual reader, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address is to me the (impetus, quintessence) of eloquence.

quintessence

4

Some civil engineers believe that someday it may be (feasible, averse) to derive a large part of our energy directly from the sun.

feasible

5

Providing a powerful defense force for our nation does not mean that we are taking a (belligerent, meticulous) attitude, toward any other nation.

belligerent

6

Though the peace talks began with an exchange of lofty sentiments, they soon (grimaced, retrogressed) into petty squabbling and backbiting.

retrogressed

7

(Extolling, Scrutinizing) other people's achievements is fine, but it is no substitute for doing something remarkable of you own.

extolling

8

Anyone who is (averse, cursory) to having a girls' hockey team in our school doesn't know what's been happening in recent years with women's sports.

averse

9

News of famine in various parts of the world has given added (nostalgia, impetus) to the drive to increase food production.

impetus

10

It made me very uncomfortable to see the suspicion with which the wary customs officer (scrutinized, extolled) my passport.

scrutinized

11

After shouting at each other rather angrily, the participants in the roundtable discussion calmed down and parted (feasibly, amicably).

amicably

12

When I saw my sister land in a tree on her first parachute jump, my interest in learning to skydive became decidedly (tepid, adroit)

tepid

13

The lawyer's (adroit, belligerent) questioning slowly but surely revealed the weakness in his opponent's case.

adroit

14

Carelessness in even minor details may (extol, jeopardize) the success of a major theatrical production.

jeopardize

15

Do you think you are being fair in passing judgment on my poem after such a (cursory, benevolent) reading?

cursory

16

His parents tried to encourage an interest in literature, music, and art, but he seemed (amicable, impervious) to such influences.

impervious

17

The nightmare that continues to haunt all thoughtful people is a nuclear (jeopardy, holocaust) in which our civilization might be destroyed.

holocaust

18

In the Sherlock Holmes stories, we read of the evil Professor Moriarty, whose (duplicity, quintessence) was almost a match for Holmes's genius.

duplicity

19

On the morning of the picnic, the sky was gray and overcast, but suddenly the sun came out and smiled on us (benevolently, adroitly).

benevolently

20

I knew you would be (impervious, meticulous) in the caring for my plants, but I did not expect you to water them with a medicine dropper.

meticulous

21

After the dictator walked out of the peace talks, the visiting diplomats tried to carry on (amicable, belligerent) negotiations between the two nations.

amicable

22

Many people become (nostalgic, meticulous) when they watch black and white movies and old serial reruns on television.

nostalgic

23

How many people actually enjoy drinking (impetus, tepid) milk before bedtime even though it is highly recommended to ease digestion?

tepid

24

(Impervious, Duplicitous) to everything except a rare radioactive isotope found deep in the earth, the superhero battled the giant aliens to save the world.

impervious

25

Those who are (adroit, averse) to seafood may enjoy the many other menu options.

averse