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Advanced Vocab List 12

allege

coverage

sensationalism

scrutiny

humiliate

devastate

steadily

dramatically

subject to

rectify

disregard

disrupt

compensate

penalty

provided that

suspect

charge

convicted

acquitted

exaggerate

 

1. Johnny! Please stop singing! You’re _______________ the class!

2. That man was _______________ with murder, but he was eventually acquitted.

3. The death _______________ is very controversial.

4. Celebrities and politicians are _______________ constant scrutiny by the paparazzi.

5. Typhoon Morakot _______________ southern Taiwan.

6. Johnny! Why did you tell your friends that we have 20 houses? That’s not true! Don’t _______________! We only have three!

7. After I complained to the company, they said they would _______________ the error as soon as possible.

8. The politician _______________ that the company tried to bribe him to pass a new law.

9. You can go to graduate school in the UK, _______________ you get a score of at least 6.5 on the IELTS test.

10. If you help me work on Saturday, I will _______________ you for your time.

11. The police said that Johnny is the main _______________ in the murder case, but they haven’t arrested him.

12. My company’s stock price rose _______________ yesterday; I made a ton of money!

13. I don’t read tabloids because I’m not interested in _______________.

14. The American election got a lot of _______________ in the international media.

15. I was _______________ when the teacher caught me sleeping in class!

16. The Earth’s temperature has risen _______________ over the past few decades.

17. Please _______________ the homework assignment I gave you; that was the wrong assignment. I’ll give you a new assignment tomorrow.

18. OJ Simpson’s maid had to move out of the country because of the constant _______________ she received from the media.

19. There was not enough evidence that Johnny committed the crime, so he was _______________ by the jury.

20. The jury decided that his brother, Jimmy, was guilty, and Jimmy was eventually _______________ of murder.

 


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