Vocabulary for the ambitios school students
Fill in the blanks with suitable words, a list of which is given at the bottom.
The head master of our school had been to a high school in a far off place where he saw students enthusiastically learning martial arts under a Buddhist monk’s ———-. Highly impressed with the newly acquired ———– of the students to fend off attacks, he wanted to ——— the same program in his school, but he lacked a suitable expert. So, he requested the monk to come to his school to start the coaching.
Quite sadly for our head master, the monk showed only ——— interest in the offer. When pressed further, the monk cited a number of reasons for his declining the request. To the amazement and distress of our head master, the monk cited a —-of complaints against out school. These included the —— salary our school management pays to our teachers, the high drop-out rate of students, the absence of toilets for girls, and most shamefully, the recent media reports of girl students by male teachers. All these left our head master red-faced. The monk, obviously, was very well-informed about schools in the district.
Our head master, however, persisted in his effort to ——– — the venerated monk, whose ——– as a martial art coach was well known. Unnerved by the monk’s adverse observations, our head master tried to ——- the guru’s negative perception about our school. He narrated how our school had won the state-level football tournament, got at least one berth in the top ten in the final examination results for last three years consecutively, and had won the Chief Minister’s award for planting the highest number of saplings.
The monk heard everything quietly. His face remained ———– for a long time making our head master wonder if the monk was ready to reconsider his stand. After a while, with a broad grin in his face, he looked into the eyes of our head master and said, “A good teacher must never disappoint a good learner.” Without, saying anything more, he begged leave of our head master and went into his room. Our head master took the one-line comment of the monk as his willingness to come to our school. ‘Although, the message was ———, it surely was positive,’ assumed our teacher. On his way home, our head master pondered his interaction with the monk. He thought perhaps Buddhism teaches its disciples to be —– with the words.
Cryptic, Miser, Tutelage, Replicate, Lukewarm, Prowess, Litany, Frugal, Rope in, Dispel, Attributes, Impassive
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