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Unformatted text preview: arm. Our teacher’s ominous suggestion that we should get a good night’s sleep before our next test scared us into studying harder. 9. pompous. Puffed up with vanity and pretending to be grand and elegant. The political candidate lost the race because of his huge promises and pompous speeches that voters felt were insincere. 10. sadistic. Finding pleasure in being cruel. Billy, our class bully, was feared because of his sadistic delight in making fun of weaker boys. 11. sardonic. Ironically humorous; sarcastically mocking. Homer Simpson is a sardonic husband, making fun of his wife and kids all the time. 12. sophisticated. Worldly wise, educated, and experienced. A student with a sophisticated vocabulary is assured easier essay writing as well as higher grades. P R AC T I C E 1 : I D E N T I F Y I N G P OW E R F U L A D J E C T I V E S
Fill in each blank with the adjective from this lesson that ﬁts the description. The ﬁrst letter of each correct answer has been provided. 1. John always se...
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