[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) /əb'tju:s/;/əb'tu:s/ a. Syn. stupid lacking in insight or discernment; stupid What can you do with somebody who's so [___] that he can't even tell that you're insulting him?.
[Esc] (3) /pænə'sɪə/ n. remedy for all diseases, evils, or difficulties; a cure-all The rich youth cynically declared that the [___] for all speeding tickets was a big enough bribe.
[Esc] (4) /'pɑrsɪmənɪ/;/-moʊnɪ/ n. extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily Because her father wouldn't let her buy a new iPhone, Annie accused him of [___].
[Esc] (5) /pɪ'dʒɒrətɪv/ a. tending to make or become worse; disparaging or belittling Instead of criticizing Clinton's policies, the Republicans made [___] remarks about his character.
[Esc] (6) /'plɛθərə/ n. Syn. excess; overabundance excess; over-fullness in any respect; superabundance She offered a [___] of excuses for her shortcomings.
[Esc] (7) /prə'pɪʃəs/ a. Syn. favorable; fortunate; advantageous presenting favorable circumstances; fortunate; advantageous Chloe consulted her horoscope to see whether Tuesday would be a [___] day to dump her boyfriend.
[Esc] (8) /'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] (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) /'rɪbəld/ a. Syn. wanton; tasteless coarse or indecent; humorously vulgar or offensive He sang a [___] song that offended many of the more prudish listeners.