Dave's Choice Words: Exercise #164

  1. anchorite
  2. atavism
  3. bandog
  4. bruited
  5. cenobite

Put the correct word's number in each box:

The busybodies and backstabbers at corporate headquarters made sure the rumors of Joe's demotion were about every cubicle and meeting room.

"Yes, your baby has what appears to be a tail," the neonatal nurse told the pale, trembling parents. "It's a genetic defect, but you don't need to be overly concerned about it. We call it an . It's a throwback to the time when our ancestors were born with tails. The doctor is convinced it can be corrected with a surgical procedure."

"Well, I could sell you a cross between a pit bull and a Rottweiler," the kennel owner told the potential buyer. "Got a son-of-a-bitch with a real chip on his shoulder. Don't think no one will burglarize your store with a like that on the property."

Both boys became men of the cloth but of contrastable temperaments. Far from the bustle of town, the reclusive Joseph spoke to no one after becoming an in a distant monastery. Paul, in contrast, loved to jawbone with the masses; he became a , remaining in the city, preaching among the growing population.

 

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