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Approximately one-third of the world's population lives in ___ poverty and goes to bed hungry every night. Has to do with # 2
a) 1 salient b) 2 abject c) 3 voluble d) 4 discourse
The hot-air balloon launched by the Montgolfier brothers in 1783 was the ___ of the modern airplane. Has to do with # 1
a) 1 precursor b) 2 conglomeration c) 3 valor d) 4 celerity
In his novel The Jungle, Upton Sinclair ___ the filth of meat-packing plants in Chicago, an attack that led to the Pure Food and Drug Act. Has to do with # 3
a) 1 availed b) 2 abjected c) 3 assailed d) 4 discoursed
The tortoise wins the race against the hare in Aesop's fable, proving that persistence is more important than ___. Has to do with # 3
a) 1 conglomeration b) 2 discourse c) 3 celerity d) 4 precursor
jacere : interject is similar to # 2
a) 1 volvere : avail b) 2 valere : convalesce c) 3 salire : accelerate d) 4 currere : care
concur : agree is similar to # 1
a) 1 evolve : develop b) 2 interject : dusturb c) 3 prevail : argue d) 4 conjecture : mix
desultory : thorough is similar to # 4
a) 1 valorous : heroic b) 2 prevalent : obvious c) 3 abject : miserable d) 4 inflexible : resilient
exult : victory is similar to # 2
a) 1 race car : celerity b) 2 prevail : triumph c) 3 incursion : anger d) 4 evolution : change
Which word has a root not related to movement? Has to do with # 4
a) 1 celerity b) 2 precursor c) 3 salient d) 4 volubility
Which word does not describe the feelings of a victorious hero or heroine? Has to do with # 1
a) 1 prevalent b) 2 exultant c) 3 resilient d) 4 valorous
Which word is not related to the thinking process? Has to do with # 2
a) 1 concur b) 2 conglomeration c) 3 conjecture d) 4 exult
In 1889, Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr established Hull House in Chicago, where they offered ___ to immigrants. Has to do with # 3
a) 1 celerity b) 2 concurrence c) 3 succor d) 4 valor
Which word is not related to speaking? Has to do with # 1
a) 1 avail b) 2 discourse c) 3 interjection d) 4 voluble
Those who fall ill with tuberculosis ___ slowly, recovering after many weeks or months of treatment. Has to do with # 2
a) accelerate b) convalesce c) exult d) interject
Be careful not to ___too much debt by overusing credit cards. Has to do with # 3
a) assail b) avail c) incur d) prevail
A bright red nose is the ___ feature of the Old World monkey, the mandrill. Has to do with # 4
a) abject b) desultory c) resilient d) salient
Barbara McClintock won the Nobel Prize in 1983 when her ___ that genes in corn kernels could jump proved correct. Has to do with # 1
a) 1 conjecture b) 2 discourse c) 3 interjection d) 4 prescursor
Audie Murphy's demonstrations of ___ resulted in his becoming the most decorated soldier in World War II. Has to do with # 2
a) 1 discourse b) 2 valor c) 3 salient d) 4 voluble
Madeleine Albright's ability to ___ in five languages helped make her an international diplomat. Has to do with # 4
a) 1 assail b) 2 abject c) 3 avail d) 4 discourse
Gertrude Stein, patron of the arts, was a(n) ___ conversationalist when artists and writers visited her Paris apartment in the 1920s and 1930s. Has to do with # 2
a) 1 salient b) 2 voluble c) 3 abject d) 4 precursor
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