[Esc] (1) /pə'fʌŋktərɪ/ a. Syn. superficial done routinely and with little interest or care; acting with indifference; showing little interest or care I introduced myself, and at my name his [___] manner changed; I knew he heard me before.
[Esc] (2) /proʊ'zeiɪk/ a. Syn. factual dull and unimaginative; matter-of-fact; factual Though the ad writers came up with an original way to publicize the product, the head office rejected it for a more [___], ordinary slogan.
[Esc] (3) /'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] (4) /'ræŋkə(r)/ n. Syn. enmity; hatred bitter, long-lasting resentment; deep-seated ill will; hatred Thirty years after the war, she could not let go of the past but was still consumed with [___] against the foe.
[Esc] (5) /rɪ'pli:t/ a. filled to brim or to point of being stuffed; abundantly supplied The movie star's memoir was [___] with juicy details about the love life of half of Hollywood.
[Esc] (6) /sə'gæsətɪ/ n. quality of being sagacious; quickness or acuteness of sense perceptions; keenness of discernment; shrewdness She was half sorry her [___] had miscarried, and half glad that Tom had stumbled into obedient conduct for once.
[Esc] (7) /'sæŋgwɪn/ a. Syn. cheerful; hopeful; ruddy cheerfully confident; optimistic; of healthy reddish color; ruddy Let us not be too [___] about the outcome; something could go wrong.
[Esc] (8) /sɛrən'dɪpɪtɪ/ n. gift for finding valuable or desirable things by accident; accidental good fortune or luck Many scientific discoveries are a matter of [___].
[Esc] (9) /'spjʊərɪəs/ a. Syn. false; counterfeit; forged; illogical false; counterfeit; forged; illogical Natasha's claim to be the lost heir of the Romanoffs was spurious: the only thing Russian about her was the vodka she drank!.
[Esc] (10) /'sɪkəfænt/ n. Syn. bootlicker; flatterer one who attempts to win favor by flattering influential people; bootlicker; yes man Fed up with the toadies and flunkies who made up his entourage, the star cried, "Get out, all of you! I'm sick of sycophant!"