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1

Inundate

To flood

Even though his boat was almost inundated, the skipper was loath* to radio for help.

2

Fruitless

Useless

After a fruitless attempt to wrest* control of the government, the traitors were incarcerated.

3

Poignant

Moving, painful to the feelings

The sermon was poignant enough to bring tears to the brash* delinquent's eyes.

4

Garbled

Confused, mixed up

Although the message was garbled, its salient* points were clear enough.

5

Sanguine

Optimistic

Because the malignancy* had gone unchecked, the surgeons were not sanguine about the patient's chances.

6

Phlegmatic

Calm, hard to rouse to action

Harriet's egregious* error disturbed even her phlegmatic employer.

7

Corroborate

Confirm, support

Even the swindler's nefarious* accomplice refused to corroborate his alibi.

8

Comprehensive

Thorough

In order to get the job, you had to go through the drudgery* of filling out a ten-page comprehensive questionnaire.

9

Zealous

Enthusiastic

The fund raiser was so zealous that he solicited* money from a Salvation Army Santa Claus.

10

Coerce

To force

The elusive* fugitive was coerced by his attorney into surrendering.

11

Elapse

To slip by

Inadvertently*, Emma had allowed two months to elapsed before paying her rent.

12

Meticulous

Careful

The meticulous musician had nothing but disdain* for his disorganized friends.

13

Domicile

Home

A man's domicile is his castle.

14

Lax

Careless, negligent

Because the watchman was lax, thievery was rampant* at the warehouse.

15

Sporadic

Occasional

The lackluster* battle was punctuated by sporadic mortar fire.

16

Rash

Adj. too hasty, reckless

It was exceedingly rash of lightweight to insult the belligerent* longshoreman.

17

Conjecture

Guess

It was sheer conjecture on the detective's part but it led to the arrest of the vexatious* counterfeiters.

18

Obviate

Do away with, eliminate

The necessity for preparing sandwiches was obviate when the picnic was postponed.

19

Lurid

Sensational

The newspaper switched from mundane* coverage to lurid reporting.

20

Quip

Joke

Hamlet remembered that Yorick was always ready with a lusty quip.