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:

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.

"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."

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

 

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