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September 18, 2014

Homework Help: English (Checking please)

Posted by Jazy on Monday, May 26, 2014 at 7:07pm.

Write the letter for the choice that best defines the italicized word.

1.) When training for the marathon, Edgar had to run every day to increase his *stamina*

health

invincibility

strength

endurance <-----


2.) No one doubted Mariaís *mettle* after she rushed into the burning house to rescue her pet hamster

courage <----

power

intelligence

concentration


3.) The Roman Empire believed itself to be *invincible* for hundreds of years, but it eventually fell to invaders in the fifth century.

assaulted

unconquerable <----

a symbol of safety

a fortress


4.) In order to control the city, the army knew that it would be necessary to establish a base in the *citadel.*

region of safety

wall or embankment

fortress <----

home

5.) Kenny was a *stalwart* friend; he refused to abandon Jim in Jimís hour of need.

dependable <-----

recovering

unconquerable

mentally tough


6.) Though disappointed by losing to their biggest rivals, the team showed themselves to be ________ by winning four of their next five games.

invincible

bulwarks

resilient <----

assailants


7.) Wrongly imprisoned for a crime he did not commit, Todd showed incredible _________ for over ten years while fighting for his freedom.


asylum

fortitude <----

invincibility

bulwarks


8.) When the countryís government fell apart and vicious military leaders assumed control, many citizens feared for their safety and sought ________ in neighboring nations.

asylum <------

assailants

bulwarks

citadels

9.) When the river levels began to rise, the townspeople quickly built a _______ to keep their homes from flooding.

citadel

mettle

stalwart

bulwark <-----

10.) The general knew that if his soldiers were to ________ the ships that were bringing food to the enemy, it might be possible to win the battle without a full-scale invasion.

mettle

assail <----

stalwart

resilience

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