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Fill in the blank: You can feast on that sentimental rubblish all you like; frankly, the merest taste of it is enough to _______ me.
a) habituate b) delve c) nauseate d) engross
Fill in the blank: You may excuse their shenanigans as high spirits, but I think it is an outrage to display such ___________ on so solemn an occasion.
a) levity b) trepidation c) rue d) accord
Fill in the blank: With that _________ appetite of his he need never fear the judgment, 'He eats like a bird.'
a) pert b) voracious c) shiftless d) conventional
Fill in the blank: The student of history soon learns that in the pursuit of truth it is not always an easy task to distinguish fact from _____________.
a) embargo b) trepidation c) fallacy d) accord
Fill in the blank: When I go into a card store, I generally go directly to the section labeled '_________ Greetings,' since I seldom remember a birthday until it has passed.
a) Veritable b) Belated c) Pivitol d) Oulandish
Fill in the blank: The planning team _______ a campaign strategy to meet every conceivable contingency--except the one that eventually tripped up their candidate
a) appease b) regaled c) engrossed d) devised
Fill in the blank: Some military transport planes are so __________ they can easily accommodate battle tanks and other armored vehicles.
a) capacious b) pivitol c) dexterous d) tractable
Fill in the blank: One officer acted as a _______ while a back-up team stood ready yo apprehend any thug who might try to rob the helpless 'victim'.
a) ferret b) decoy c) recipient d) tenet
Fill in the blank: The orderly transfer of power that marks the ________ from one administration to the next is one of the great achievements of the American political system.
a) barter b) ruse c) milieu d) transition
Fill in the blank: The soldier was awarded a medal for heroism in recognition of the selfless ________ he displayed in rescuing his fallen comrade.
a) transition b) gallantry c) quirk d) fallacy
ANALOGIES: naive is to sophistication as
a) wry is to humor b) arrogant is to pride c) kindred is to relatives d) haughty is to humilty
ANALOGIES: dovetail is to clash as
a) adapt is to receive b) exasperate is to mollify c) gratify is to please d) embody is to encompass
ANALOGIES: abyss is to deep as
a) valley is to long b) bottom is to full c) apex is to low d) acme is to high
ANALOGIES: fiasco is to triumph as
a) armistice is to cease-fire b) heritage is to birthright c) foreboding is to optimism d) stricture is to regulation
ANALOGIES: loiter is to aimless
a) estrange is to hopeless b) embody is to senseless c) malinger is to shiftless d) amplify is to speechless
COMPLETE THE SENTENCE, WORD PAIRS: The treasurer should have been keeping tabs on the membership fund, but he was so _______ in his duties that someone managed to ______ the account of all but a few dollars without anyone being aware of the robbery.
a) tedious...villify b) negligent....plunder c) irascible...dovetail d) reciprocal...exasperate
COMPLETE THE SENTENCE, WORD PAIRS: As a survivor of the concentration camps, the woman could personally _____ to the _____, unprecedented in scale and unequaled in horror, that were perpetrated against the innocent victims of the Nazis.
a) attest...enormities b) embody...epochs c) estrange...strictures d) adapt...impediments
COMPLETE THE SENTENCE, WORD PAIRS: The ____ on some tombstones in that cemetery are deadly serious; others are wryly _____, even snide.
a) niches....bland b) epitaphs...facetious c) bolsters...pallid d) pseudonyms....durable
COMPLETE THE SENTENCE, WORD PAIRS: I'd call the author's style ______ because she manages to ______ a great deal of meaning in very few words.
a) wry...preclude b) naive...evolve c) tedious...proclaim d) pithy...convey
COMPLETE THE SENTENCE, WORD PAIRS: It was difficult to tell from his air of ______ detachment whether he had deliberately set himself apart from the group or had for some reason been ______ by its members.
a) aloof...ostracized b) plausible...flaunted c) inaudible....basked d) volatile...sustained
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