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Can you help me with the following sentences?

1-2. Although Jenny chose the songs from her __ that she knew best, she wasn't complacent about being prepared. Afraid she would __ the night of the concert, she practiced the song over and over.

3-4. The __ of the lecture was that although the United States encourages free trade, some other countries__ it.

5-6. Unfortunately, forming a committee wasn't __ to alleviating the company's parking problem. No one could think of a __ plan to increase the number of parking spaces.

7-8. Bruno is so prune to changing his mind that his rapid shifts of opinion sometimes make me irate. Once, in a __ of anger, I shouted this __: "You're always the same-always changing your mind!"

9-10. My mother took me aside at the party and said, "That looks more like a strange costume than a dress. It's bad enough your clothing looks so__, but do you have to mortify me and __ it in front of all my friends?"

1. repertoire
2. hamper
3. gist
4. falter
5. variable
6. conducive
7. frenzy
8. paradox
9. bizarre
10. flaunt

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    You need to look up each word at one of these websites, and then let us know what YOU THINK goes in each blank.

    http://www.dictionary.com

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  • Reading -

    1. repertoire
    2. hamper
    3. gist
    4. falter
    5. variable
    6. conducive
    7. frenzy
    8. paradox
    9. bizarre
    10. flaunt

  • Reading -

    1, 3, 9, & 10 are correct.

    Use those dictionaries and don't guess!

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