[Esc] (1) /əb'si:kwɪəs/ a. slavishly attentive; attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery Helen liked to be served by people who behaved as if they respected themselves; nothing irritated her more than an excessively [___] waiter or a fawning salesclerk.
[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) /'pælɪd/ a. Syn. pale; wan abnormally pale; lacking intensity of color or luminousness Because his job required that he work at night and sleep during the day, he had an exceptionally [___] complexion.
[Esc] (4) /'pærɪə/ n. Syn. untouchable social outcast; person who is rejected from society or home Shortly Tom came upon the juvenile [___] of the village, Huckleberry Finn, son of the town drunkard.
[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) /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) /rɪ'kælsɪtrənt/ a. obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority Which animal do you think is more [___], a pig or a mule?.
[Esc] (8) /raɪf/ a. Syn. current excessively abundant or numerous; in widespread existence, practice, or use In the face of the many rumors of scandal, which are [___] at the moment, it is best to remain silent.
[Esc] (9) /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] (10) /sʌrəp'tɪʃəs/ a. Syn. secret; furtive; sneaky; hidden secret; done or made by stealth, or without proper authority; made or introduced fraudulently Hoping to discover where his mom had hidden the Christmas presents, Timmy took a [___] peek into the master bedroom closet.