Sep 22, 2006

This man should be (censured, pelted with squills) [LINK]

From a vocabulary test given last fall by Bret Chenkin, an English teacher at Mount Anthony Union High School in Bennington, Vermont:

It is frightening the way the extreme right has (balled, arrogated) aspects of the Constitution and warped them for their own agenda.

The fact that Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Bush have lied consistently about their role in Iraq has been (substantiated, largessed).

I wish Bush would be (coherent, eschewed) for once during a speech, but there are theories that his everyday diction charms the below-average mind, thus ensuring him Republican votes.

The many hateful programs initiated by the Bush Administration have been so (substantiate, invidious) that the country is now bitterly polarized.

Bush often likes to (temporize, ramify) rather than get involved in actual debates.

The governor should have been (excoriated, coherent) by the press for calling Democrats “girlie-men” but instead was invited to speak at the Republican convention; it only goes to show what kind of people they are.

Note that the first sentence should read: "...warped them for its own agenda," since the subject is singular: "the extreme right." Otherwise: "members of the extreme right have..."

(via Harper's)

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