Directions: Choose the best words to complete each sentence. Use each word once.

 allow  base  doubt  enjoy hint  jail  least  new  pop  prior  rate  slight  stuff  threat  weird  

1. Our neighbors bought a brand ___________ car.

2. A ___________ cut on her arm didn’t require a bandage.

3. Those bright blue and yellow neon colors really ___________ out.

4. A serious ____________ to airline passengers resulted in a delay.

5. The postal ___________ for stamps is expected to go up soon.

6. Ed’s old man* had to spend a night in __________ for public indecency and drunkenness. How embarrassing!

7. White primer provides a good __________ coat before the first coat of paint is applied.

8. We couldn’t get close enough to shake President Obama’s hand at the rally, but at ___________ we got some pictures of him smiling at us.

9. The city won’t __________ us to raise chickens in our backyard.

10. ___________ to moving to Minnesota, Alice and Victor lived in Russia.

11. What’s all this white __________ on my shoulders?

12. You should never ___________ his determination to be successful.

13. They guy who works in this cubicle is really __________. No one really talks to him.

14. What do you __________ doing on your day off?

15. I don’t know what the answer is. Can you give me a ___________?


*old man = father


Answers are available at the bottom of this page.