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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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