1. Those two countries are often on the brink of war.
2. The new novel enjoys a brisk sale.
3. She bristled up at the remark.
(A) got angry
(B) felt pleased
(C) became blithe
(D) grew jovial
4. Mr. Young has a brittle temper.
(D) easily angered
5. They had a broil over who was at fault.
6. The widow never ceased to brood over her lost husband.
(A) sit on to hatch
(B) dwell on in thought
(C) stand by to await
(D) run to meet
7. A great man often cannot brook a rival.
8. The student browsed through the book looking for illustrations.
(A) delved into
(B) dug into
(C) pored over
(D) leafed through
9. He got an ugly bruise when he fell.
10. Don't be shocked if you are greeted with a brusque welcome.