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Sportsmanship - Vocabulary Cloze

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Vocabulary
to gloat - to feel or express great, often malicious, pleasure or self-satisfaction
a – a player in baseball who swings a bat to hit the ball that the pitcher throws
an – an end result, a consequence, an effect
- Conduct and attitude considered as befitting participants in sports, especially fair play, courtesy, striving spirit, and grace in losing.
- The use in a sport or game of aggressive, often dubious tactics, such as psychological intimidation or disruption of concentration, to gain an advantage over one's opponent.
to the rules - to violate the basic laws of a sport
- a person whose conduct and attitude exhibit sportsmanship.
– ambition, desire
- the disposition, character, or fundamental values peculiar to a specific person, people, culture, or movement
for its own – for a purpose, motive, benefit, interest (not for money in this example)
– objective; free from self-interest or preference in judgment
self- – the ability to control one's feelings, emotions, reactions
– a set of principles of correct conduct.
- A close association of friends or equals sharing similar interests.
– to hold responsible
– in a silly, childish way
– irregular, inconsistent with the norms
to make – to give weak explanations
conditions – disadvantageous or difficult circumstances
issues – trivial problems
conduct - Not displaying the qualities or behavior befitting a good sport.
fashion - Lacking depth of intellect, emotion, or knowledge
to – to criticize, tease or mock in an insulting, humiliating or contemptuous manner
to something in the face – to humiliate, to ridicule
- of questionable, doubtful character
run to - run in the opposite direction.
to – to express feelings of dissatisfaction or discontent
– an observer of an event such as a basketball game
- extremely important:
to gain an over – to achieve a more favorable position over
to break the – to interrupt the steady, easy and graceful continuity
– characterized by repeated impressive successes
injury – pretending to be hurt
to – to postpone till a later time
- without knowledge or intention;
to – to violate accepted rules
- an open level area marked with appropriate lines, upon which a game, such as tennis, handball, or basketball, is played.
- an official supervising a game
to - to move with the ball directly through the opponents
scoring – an unbroken series of points scored
– a formal pause or break from playing a match
– opposite (regarding one’s opponents)
to -think – to think too much
a self- prophecy - a prediction that indirectly causes itself to become true due to psychological reasons
– prohibited
– the level of quality at which an athlete functions
to – to improve
– taking drugs or blood product to improve athletic performance
- to irritate or torment persistently.
to the game – to intentionally lose a game
to – to violate rules deliberately
– having extreme disregard for morality
to place – to happen
to – to take away
– a deficiency that prevents one from doing normal functions
- soon
– usually referring to secret agents or police investigators who work in secret
to – to make known, disclose, uncover
to – to experience or suffer
to – to make sure, to make certain
– dishonest, unethical
- not displaying the qualities or behavior befitting a good sport.
to – to pretend to be knocked down by an opponent in athletic competition
loss – to lose the qualifications necessary to participate in a tournament or race
to – to move in a twisting or snake-like or wormlike fashion
– the front of the head (the part directly over the eyes and eyebrows)
- a device consisting of a combination of explosives and combustibles, set off to generate colored lights, smoke, and noise for amusement.
the - the bleachers at a playing field or stadium, the area where spectators sit or stand
to - to burn with little smoke and no flame.
– being covered with blood
- a fellow member of a team.
to – to state (assert or maintain) to be true, especially when open to question
self- – done by oneself to oneself
blade – a sharp-edged cutting instrument similar to a knife used especially for shaving the face
– an item of clothing that one wears on one’s hand
– occurring over a large area
– by or because of which
to re- – to give an injection again
– a baseball player who is mostly important because he throws the ball
to – to alter, to modify, to falsify
- a brand of petroleum jelly based products. In baseball, it is placed on the baseball to alter the aerodynamics of the ball.
a bat - a specially modified baseball bat that has been filled with cork or other lighter, less dense substances to make the bat lighter without losing much power.
- The art or sport of using a long thin foil, a type sword, in attack and defense.
– sword
a – a button that activates a device
a (struck) – a hit
– after that
to – to condemn openly
– intentional, done with full consciousness and careful consideration
figure – one who skates on ice in choreographed sequences
– infamous, famous in a negative way
to – to plan together secretly to commit an illegal or wrongful act
a – an assassin or professional murderer
to – to think, believe, conclude or predict
to – to overwhelm, shock, confound, stun
to out – to quit, to withdraw from participation in a sport
– a person who places a bet or wager on the outcome of a game or race
– under other circumstances, differently
to (to wager) – to risk money on the outcome of a game or race
– a standard, usual or regular way of happening
to – to illegally prearrange an outcome