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The lost campers SWELTERED in the heat of the desert sun.
a) ate b) burned c) slept d) sunbathed
Congress put a TARIFF on overseas goods so the price would not be lower than domestic products.
a) stamp b) prohibition c) ad d) tax
The scared rock climber balanced PRECARIOUSLY on the edge of the cliff.
a) gracefully b) lazily c) dangerously d) hopefully
We often travel to New England in the autumn to see the bright colors of the fall FOLIAGE.
a) hurricane b) plays c) snow d) leaves
Each student was ALLOTTED two tickets to the dance.
a) allowed b) joyful c) taken d) fed
The mood was SOMBER at the funeral of the former president.
a) shyly b) serious c) hungry d) plenty
The country cottage was just outside the quaint and PICTURESQUE town.
a) charming b) running c) ruined d) perhaps
When he didn't understand the instructions, the student asked the teacher to CLARIFY them.
a) remove b) call c) explain d) stop
The IMPUDENT boy was rude to the policeman.
a) handsome b) carefully c) poor d) bold
Cold rain fell all day, making it a DISMAL Saturday afternoon.
a) gloomy b) red c) shining d) fun
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