1.After a brief and violent ______ that ousted the president ,General Monsanto declared himself the dictator of the country.
2.The movie offended many of the parents of its younger viewers by including unnecessary ______ in the dialogue.
3.Over the years the Wilsons slowly ______ upon the Jacksons’property, moving the stone markers that divided their lots farther and farther onto the Jacksons’ land.
4.Kendrick’s talent ______ under the tutelage of Anya Kowalonek,who as a young woman had been the most accomplished pianist in her native Lithuania.
5.The mock graduation ceremony—with a trained skunk posing as the college president—was a complete ______ that offended many college officials.
6.The governor-elect was hounded by a group of ______ lobbyists and others hoping to gain favor with her administration.
7.The curious crowd gathered to watch the irate customer ______ about the poor service he received in the restaurant.
8.The high-profile company CEO was given an ______ for speaking at the monthly meeting of the area business leaders’ society.
9.Calvin reached the ______ of his career in his early thirties when he became president and CEO of a software company.
10.Through ______, the chef created a creamy sauce by combining brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon in a pan and cooking them over medium-high heat.