[Esc] (1) /'ɒbfʌskeɪt/ v. Syn. confuse; muddle confuse; muddle; cause confusion; make needlessly complex Was the president's spokesman trying to clarify the Whitewater mystery, or was he trying to [___] the issue so the voters would never figure out what went on?.
[Esc] (2) /ɒ'stɛnsɪb(ə)l/ a. Syn. apparent put forth or held out as real, actual, or intended; proper or intended to be shown Although the [___] purpose of this expedition is to discover new lands, we are really interested in finding new markets for our products.
[Esc] (3) /'peɪθɒs/ n. Syn. pity tender sorrow; pity; quality in art or literature that produces these feelings The quiet tone of [___] that ran through the novel never degenerated into the maudlin or the overly sentimental.
[Esc] (4) /pə'fɪdɪəs/ a. Syn. treacherous; disloyal tending to betray; disloyal; faithless When Caesar realized that Brutus had betrayed him, he reproached his [___] friend.
[Esc] (5) /pə'nɪʃəs/ a. Syn. deadly very destructive; tending to cause death or serious injury; deadly Crack cocaine has had a [___] effect on urban society: it has destroyed families, turned children into drug dealers, and increased the spread of violent crimes.
[Esc] (6) /'prʊərɪənt/ a. having or causing lustful thoughts and desires; having eager desire for something Aroused by his [___] impulses, the dirty old man leered at the sweet young thing and offered to give her a sample of his "prowess.".
[Esc] (7) /'kwɒgmaɪə(r)/ n. soft wet boggy land; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself Up to her knees in mud, Myra wondered how on earth she was going to extricate herself from this [___].
[Esc] (8) /'kwɛrʊləs/ a. Syn. fretful; whining habitually complaining; expressing complaint or grievance Even the most agreeable toddlers can begin to act [___] if they miss their nap.
[Esc] (9) /kwɪk'sɒtɪk/ a. idealistic without regard to practicality Constantly coming up with [___], unworkable schemes to save the world, Simon has his heart in the right place, but his head somewhere in the clouds.
[Esc] (10) /rɪ'kælsɪtrənt/ a. obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority Which animal do you think is more [___], a pig or a mule?.