[Esc] (1) /'ɒbdjʊrɪt/;/'ɑbdərɪt/ a. Syn. stubborn; inflexible hardened in wrongdoing or wickedness; not giving in to persuasion He was [___] in his refusal to listen to our complaints.
[Esc] (2) /ə'fɪʃəs/ a. marked by excessive eagerness in offering unwanted services or advice to others Judy wanted to look over the new computer models on her own, but the [___] salesman kept on butting in with "helpful" advice until she was ready to walk out of the store.
[Esc] (3) /'pɔ:sɪtɪ/ n. Syn. scarcity scarcity; smallness of number; fewness They closed the restaurant because the [___] of customers made it uneconomical to operate.
[Esc] (4) /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] (5) /'pɪθɪ/ a. Syn. concise precisely meaningful; forceful and brief While other girls might have gone on and on about how un-cool Elton was, Liz summed it up in one [___] remark: "He's bogus!"
[Esc] (6) /prə'klɪvɪtɪ/ n. Syn. inclination inclination; natural tendency; readiness; facility of learning Watching the two-year-old boy voluntarily put away his toys, I was amazed by his [___] for neatness.
[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) /'pjʊəraɪl/;/-rəl/ a. Syn. childish childish; belonging to childhood; immature His [___] pranks sometimes offended his more mature friends.
[Esc] (9) /rɪ'bju:k/ v. Syn. admonish; scold scold harshly; criticize severely No matter how sharply I [___] Huck for his misconduct, he never talks back but just stand there like a stump.
[Esc] (10) /'rɛstɪv/ a. impatient under restraint or opposition; resisting control; difficult to control Waiting impatiently in line to see Santa Claus, even the best-behaved children grow [___] and start to fidget.