Thursday, May 31, 2007

001. Nothing could ever abash him

1.Nothing could ever abash him.

(A) please
(B)delight
(C)embarrass
(D) infuriate

2. The doctor gave him some medicine to abate his pain.
(A) increase
(B)reduce
(C) augment
(D)revive

3. The king abdicated the throne in order to marry a commoner.

(A) grabbed
(B) usurped
(C)abandoned
(D) retained

4. A rich kid was abducted yesterday.
(A) rescued
(B)kidnapped
(C) killed
(D)betrayed

5. The young man stole the money in a moment of aberration.

(A)deviation
(B) conformity
(C) anecdote
(D) sanity

6. We abhor a traitor.
(A) admire
(B)scorn
(C) respect
(D) revere

7. A good citizen abides by law.

(A) violates
(B) removes
(C) shifts
(D)adheres to

8. We don't force anyone to abjure his religion.

(A) adopt
(B)give up
(C) cherish
(D) abduct

9. Grace has abominable taste in clothes.

(A) graceful
(B)detestable
(C) delightful
(D) classy

10. His garden abounds in beautiful flowers.

(A)teems with
(B) lacks
(C) abhors
(D) abdicates

002 .It never pays off to abrogate the defense treaty

1. It never pays off to abrogate the defense treaty.

(A) establish
(B) uphold
(C) annul
(D) bolster

2. Beware of the abrupt turn in the road ahead.

(A) laggard
(B) easy
(C) sudden
(D) leisurely

3. The doctor advised the patient to abstain from smoking.

(A) do without
(B) be absorbed in
(C) go with
(D) admit of

4. No one could solve such an abstruse problem.

(A) complex
(B) lucid
(C) abstemious
(D) absurd

5. Defeated, the ex-champion fell into the abyss of despair.

(A) firmament
(B) ecstasy
(C) gulf
(D) paradise

6. To accelerate growth, they work harder than ever.

(A) speed up
(B) retard
(C) accede
(D) hamper

7. Without an accomplice the burglar could not have broken into the house.

(A) foe
(B) confederate
(C) servant
(D) trivia

8. The gentleman was accosted by a beggar who demanded money.

(A) greeted
(B) overlooked
(C) shunned
(D) outraged

9. The manager has reached the acme of his career.

(A) ebb
(B) apex ; peak
(C) base
(D) downfall

10. All the members acquiesced in his resignation.

(A) assented to
(B) disagreed with
(C) balked at
(D) dissented from

003. Are we living in an acquisitive society?

1. Are we living in an acquisitive society ?

(A) charitable
(B) self-denying
(C) greedy ; covetous
(D) developed

2. The tonic had an acrid aftertaste.

(A) palatable
(B) delicious
(C) savory
(D) bitter

3. The dispute was renewed with increasing acrimony.

(A) civility
(B) bitterness
(C) urbanity
(D) curiosity

4. The merchant is noted for his business acumen.

(A) keenness
(B) honesty
(C) stupidity
(D) obtusity

5. A bad tooth may cause acute pain.

(A) blunt
(B) sharp
(C) dull
(D) obtuse

6. According to an old adage on Wall Street, the stock market can deal with good news and bad, but it cannot tackle uncertainty.

(A) saying ; proverb
(B) time
(C) novice
(D) neophyte

7. The stoic was adamant to temptations.

(A) unyielding
(B) pliable
(C) bending
(D) vulnerable

8. The boy is addicted to stealing.

(A) given up
(B) weaned from
(C) detached from
(D) adapted to

9. The reporter is adept in newswriting.

(A) poor
(B) skilled
(C) maladroit
(D) numb

10. The brothers built on adjacent lots.

(A) distant
(B) remote
(C) neighboring
(D) permanent

004. They voted to adjourn the meeting

1. They voted to adjourn the meeting.

(A) further
(B) advance
(C) expedite
(D) postpone

2. John admonished his brother against being late.

(A) tolerated
(B) commended
(C) warned
(D) approved

3. We all adore Charlie Brown.

(A) execrate
(B) loathe
(C) abominate
(D) love

4. Robin Hood was said to wear a hat adorned with feathers.

(A) embellished
(B) disfigured
(C) spoiled
(D) maladjusted

5. The workman is adroit in handling machinery.

(A) green
(B) dexterous ; skilled
(C) awkward
(D) clumsy

6. The politician enjoys public adulation.

(A) flattery
(B) abuse
(C) denunciation
(D) reverence

7. The advent of spring makes the birds hilarious.

(A) detriment
(B) arrival
(C) benediction
(D) joviality

8. A courageous man smiles in the face of adversity. (A) misfortune ; distress

(B) felicity
(C) affluence
(D) feat

9. Some parents advocate keeping the children at school as long as possible.

(A) disfavor
(B) dissent
(C) recommend
(D) advert

10. An affable countenance is pleasing to everybody.

(A) avaricious
(B) surly
(C) taciturn
(D) amiable

005. The gambler was afflicted with debts...

1. The gambler was afflicted with debts.

(A) consoled
(B) agonized
(C) buoyed
(D) solaced

2. America is an affluent nation.

(A) abject
(B) impoverished
(C) acquisitive
(D) wealthy

3. The boy affronted the teacher by making a face at her.

(A) impressed
(B) offended
(C) delighted
(D) gladdened

4. All he desired was to aggrandize his estate.

(A) expand
(B) diminish
(C) dwindle
(D) swindle

5. Grief aggravated her illness.

(A) appeased
(B) tranquilized
(C) extenuated
(D) intensified

6. The ill-intentioned aggregation was dispersed by the police.

(A) gathering
(B) disintegration
(C) solo
(D) constituent

7. The new teacher stood aghast at the students' lack of discipline.

(A) acceptant
(B) tolerant
(C) lenient
(D) horrified

8. One needs an agile mind to solve the puzzles.

(A) lively
(B) sluggish
(C) lethargic
(D) inert

9. The mind of man is agitated by various emotions.

(A) lulled
(B) quieted
(C) soothed
(D) provoked

10. Will Durant is an agnostic.

(A) deist
(B) pagan
(C) ascetic
(D) one who believes that nothing is known about the existence of God

006. The patient is in agony...

1. The patient is in agony.

(A) suffering
(B) repose
(C) rest
(D) peace

2. Sometimes agrarian disputes are hard to settle.

(A) industrial
(B) political
(C) of land
(D) academic

3. It's simply a minor ailment.

(A) mistake
(B) blunder
(C) question
(D) disease

4. Pity is often akin to love.

(A) related to
(B) different from
(C) alien to
(D) foreign to

5. The retarded child moved with alacrity.

(A) quickness
(B) slowness
(C) hesitation
(D) dilatoriness

6. The dog is always alert.
(A) listless
(B) lively
(C) languid
(D) indolent

7. The troops aligned.

(A) attacked
(B) retreated
(C) triumphed
(D) lined up

8. Her fears were allayed by her mother's consolation.

(A) aggravated
(B) worsened
(C) mitigated
(D) aroused

9. To become a citizen, you must swear allegiance to the United States

(A) disaffection
(B) treason
(C) loyalty
(D) infidelity

10. Heat often alleviates pain.

(A) intensifies
(B) augments
(C) cures
(D) mitigates

007. Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc...

1. Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc.

(A) fission
(B) fuss
(C) separation
(D) mixture

2. Rewards allure men to confront danger.

(A) elude
(B) attract
(C) allude
(D) estrange

3. We heard some remarks in allusion to his misconduct.

(A) slight mention
(B) illusion
(C) praise
(D) ailment

4. The plane is flying at a great altitude.

(A) speed
(B) alacrity
(C) stability
(D) height

5. To give away alms is an altruistic deed.

(A) selfish
(B) egoistic
(C) niggardly
(D) charitable

6. To amble along the willow bank is an incomparable delight.

(A) alight
(B) gallop
(C) joy
(D) saunter

7. The government is trying to ameliorate workers' condition.

(A) impair
(B) improve
(C) mar
(D) deteriorate

8. The amenity of his manners is irresistible.

(A) hostility
(B) agreeableness
(C) antagonism
(D) amigo

9. The meeting ended on an amiable note.

(A) surly
(B) crabbed
(C) impetuous
(D) agreeable

10. The negotiators joined in amicable discussion.

(A) bellicose
(B) belligerent
(C) pugnacious
(D) friendly

008. There is amity between the two nations...

1. There is amity between the two nations.

(A) good-will
(B) animosity
(C) strife
(D) contention

2. It is controversial whether amnesty should be granted to those criminals.

(A) penalty
(B) punishment
(C) reward
(D) pardon

3. You have ample time to do your job.

(A) meager
(B) sufficient
(C) sparse
(D) scant

4. The amplitude of the parking lot in front of the supermarket is amazing.

(A) straitness
(B) size
(C) compression
(D) narrowness

5. Born centuries too late, the scholar was anachronism in modern urban society.

(A) misdated person
(B) fop
(C) snob
(D) chic

6. It is risky to argue by analogy.

(A) similarity
(B) dissimilarity
(C) distinction
(D) disparity

7. Complete anarchy followed the breakdown of communications.

(A) order
(B) felicity
(C) stability
(D) chaos

8. Most children enjoy listening to anecdotes of great men's childhood.

(A) catastrophes
(B) disasters
(C) tales
(D) accidents


9. To administer anesthetic requires utmost caution.

(A) anodyne
(B) penicillin
(C) addiction
(D) animation

10. The patient's whole frame quivered with anguish.

(A) pain
(B) pleasure
(C) ecstasy
(D) elation

009. The soul animates body...

1. The soul animates body.
(A) curbs
(B) curtails
(C) thwarts
(D) enlivens

2. Little animosity exists between classes in our society.

(A) friendship
(B) amity
(C) goodwill
(D) enmity

3. Matter cannot be annihilated
(A) renewed
(B) invigorated
(C) destroyed
(D) fortified

4. The contract was annulled.
(A) renewed
(B) announced
(C) annunciated
(D) abrogated

5. Time is an anodyne of grief.
(A) soothing agent
(B) irritant
(C) stimulant
(D) energizer

6. Scientists often make anomalous findings.
(A) logic
(B) abnormal
(C) customary
(D) natural

7. Writing an anonymous letters is an irresponsible deed.
(A) identified
(B) unnamed
(C) anointed
(D) black-mailing

8. The two royal families are antagonistic.
(A) hostile
(B) friendly
(C) amiable
(D) auspicious

9. An anthology of sacred music was recently published.
(A) prose
(B) essay
(C) dissertation
(D) collection

10. All the children were amused by the clown's antics.
(A) songs
(B) laughters
(C) pranks
(D) griefs

010. Milk can serve as an antidote for some poisons...

1. Milk can serve as an antidote for some poisons.
A) anthem
B) remedy
C) anthropology
D) antecedent

2. Some people have a strong antipathy to modern art.
A) affection
B) predilection
C) aversion
D) preference

3. These antiquated notions should be erased.
A) radical
B) premature
C) old-fashioned
D) modernistic

4. Don't be apathetic toward people's suffering.
A) alert
B) insensible
C) vigilant
D) receptive

5. The manager has reached his apex of career.
A) ebb
B) acme
C) bottom
D) downfall

6." The style is the man himself " is an aphorism not always true.
A) sarcasm
B) warning
C) maxim
D) zenith

7. An expert in one field will often show an appalling ignorance in other fields.
A) fondling
B) glorifying
C) culminating
D) shocking

8. That publication was said to be a Communist espionage apparatus.
A) tool
B) aperture
C) antithesis
D) apothecary

9. When spring comes, gay apparels are every seen.
A) birds
B) animals
C) leaves
D) clothes

10. Appeasement often brings blackmail.
A) exasperation
B) conciliation
C) aggravation
D) vexation

011. King Alexander was given the appellation " the Great. "...

1. King Alexander was given the appellation " the Great. "
(A) praise
(B) stigma
(C) name
(D) loyalty

2. Forestry appertains to geography, to botany, and to agriculture.
(A) yields
(B) belongs
(C) appoints
(D) succumbs

3. A personnel manager should be able to appraise ability and character.
(A) denounce
(B) estimate
(C) deny
(D) degrade

4. The mother had the strongest apprehension about her son's health.
(A) omen
(B) fear
(C) apprentice
(D) confidence

5. You should apprise the office of your temporary leave.
(A) appraise
(B) inform
(C) request
(D) cherish

6. The parents ought to know how to express their approbation of their children's progress.
(A) censure
(B) commendation
(C) irritation
(D) reprehension

7. It is apt to be cool late in the evening.
(A) likely
(B) inept
(C) indisposed
(D) disinclined

8. Here is Taiwan we use our arable land intensively
(A) barren
(B) sterile
(C) bleak
(D) cultivatable

9. You had better correct your arbitrary attitude.
(A) legitimate
(B) despotic
(C) circumspect
(D) judicious

10. The scholar uses a lot of archaic words.
(A) antiquated
(B) novel
(C) fashionable
(D) academic

012. He found many an interesting fact in the family archives.

1. He found many an interesting fact in the family archives.
(A) films
(B) anecdotes
(C) documents
(D) tales

2. It is hard for the students from Taiwan to stand the arctic weather.
(A) cold
(B) hot
(C) torrid
(D) sultry

3. Young as the boy is, he has an ardent longing for knowledge
(A) apathetic
(B) eager
(C) impartial
(D) nonchalant

4. Mining is an arduous job.
(A) difficult
(B) easy
(C) light
(D) lucrative

5. The executive gave a very arid speech.
(A) drab
(B) appealing
(C) vivid
(D) stimulating

6. Many people enjoy the aroma of coffee.
(A) bitterness
(B) acridity
(C) acrimony
(D) fragrance

7. The troops were formed in battle array.
(A) order
(B) commotion
(C) benevolence
(D) chaos

8. The salesgirl is arrogant toward customers.
(A) supercilious
(B) humble
(C) courteous
(D) charitable

9. There is a naval arsenal in the neighborhood.
(A) base
(B) foundation
(C) battlefield
(D) armory

10. A main road is sometimes called an artery of traffic.
(A) way
(B) arson
(C) artifice
(D) artifact

013. Jane is the most articulate of the sisters.

1. Jane is the most articulate of the sisters.
(A) dumb
(B) equivocal
(C) eloquent
(D) shy

2. Doubts and fears can assail the strongest.
(A) beat
(B) encourage
(C) buoy up
(D) hearten

3. Our soldiers made an assault upon the enemy's trenches.
(A) retreat
(B) tie
(C) attack
(D) truce

4. She learned to speak English by assiduous practice.
(A) haphazard
(B) slovenly
(C) slothful
(D) industrious

5. Food is assimilated and converted into organic tissues through a process known as metabolism.
(A) absorbed
(B) burdened
(C) sniffed
(D) abdicated

6. The incident assuaged his passions.
(A) alleviated
(B) aggravated
(C) augmented
(D) exacerbated

7. He performed an astounding feat of magic.
(A) pleasing
(B) astonishing
(C) miserable
(D) dumping

8. Many a lawyer is astute.
(A) ingenuous
(B) obtuse
(C) arid
(D) shrewd

9. You should atone for hurting her feelings.
(A) forget about
(B) make amends for
(C) remember
(D) awaken

10. The atrocity of the Nazis will long be remembered.
(A) cruelty
(B) policy
(C) blitz
(D) blizzard

014. Science has somewhat attenuated illusions.

1. Science has somewhat attenuated illusions.
(A) expanded
(B) augmented
(C) swelled
(D) deflated

2. The child's good health attests his mother's loving care.
(A) warps
(B) proves
(C) belies
(D) garbles

3. The queen wore rich attire.
(A) slacks
(B) sweater
(C) clothes
(D) stockings

4. Pebbles become smooth by attrition.
(A) friction
(B) contrition
(C) contriteness
(D) remorse

5. Audacious behavior will be frowned upon.
(A) wary
(B) discreet
(C) circumspect
(D) reckless

6. His income has been augmented
(A) attenuated
(B) atrophied
(C) thwarted
(D) increased

7. His father looks august.
(A) feeble
(B) imposing
(C) emaciated
(D) weak

8. The trade exhibition was held under the auspices of the city government.
(A) sponsorship
(B) opposition
(C) objection
(D) affray

9. Her father is an austere person.
(A) benign
(B) bland
(C) severe
(D) flamboyant

10. The document bears an authentic signature.
(A) genuine
(B) flat
(C) fleeting
(D) spurious

015. The actress received an avalanche of letters

1. The actress received an avalanche of letters.
(A) a few
(B) a great many
(C) not too many
(D) several

2. His avaricious disposition led him to downfall.
(A) proud
(B) slothful
(C) greedy
(D) gluttonous

3. The child has a strong aversion to hard work.
(A) liking
(B) predilection
(C) propensity
(D) antipathy

4. Young people tend to be avid of new experiences.
(A) averse to
(B) desirous of
(C) indisposed to
(D) indifferent to

5. The merchant said that he could avouch for quality.
(A) renounce
(B) denounce
(C) guarantee
(D) impugn

6. It is axiomatic that a whole is greater than any of its parts.
(A) ludicrous
(B) self-evident
(C) oblique
(D) wrong

7. The azure lake is so poetic.
(A) green
(B) blue
(C) drab
(D) anachronistic

016. Silly people often babble on about trivia.

1. Silly people often babble on about trivia.
(A) affirm
(B) confirm
(C) conform
(D) talk nonsensically

2. A babel of voices was heard from a schoolroom window.
(A) clamor
(B) singing
(C) harmony
(D) reticence

3. The soldier's scar on his forehead is a badge of courage.
(A) emblem; token
(B) stigma
(C) disgrace
(D) shame

4. The puzzle baffled everybody.
(A) illuminated
(B) confused
(C) enlightened
(D) delighted

5. The small industry will be bailed out by the government's timely loan.
(A) baited
(B) extricated from difficulties
(C) backbitten
(D) abandoned

6. We don't like his baleful looks.
(A) sinister
(B) auspicious
(C) benign
(D) propitious

7. The police balked the gangster's plan.
(A) thwarted
(B) ignored
(C) overlooked
(D) capitulated

8. The ignorant voter spoiled his ballot.
(A) vote
(B) banknote
(C) certificate
(D) diploma

9. We felt fine when a balmy breeze brushed by.
(A) irksome
(B) vexatious
(C) pleasant
(D) annoying

10. What he said was simply a banal remark.
(A) original
(B) trite
(C) zesty
(D) stimulating

017. Drink has become the bane of his life.

1. Drink has become the bane of his life.
(A) badge
(B) ruin
(C) bandit
(D) benediction

2. She was advised to banish fear a anxiety.
(A) cherish
(B) cast out
(C) bind
(D) harbor

3. The pilferer started to run away and barged into a passer-by.
(A) bumped
(B) buzzed
(C) jumped
(D) bantered

4. The announcement was met with a barrage of protests.
(A) barn
(B) burst
(C) barometer
(D) baroque

5. What is the use of such a barren discussion.
(A) arable
(B) verdant
(C) unfruitful
(D) fertile

6. Ancients used to barter one thing for another.
(A) buy
(B) sell
(C) exchange
(D) banister

7. Taiwan is one of the strongest anti-communism bastions in the world.
(A) bulwarks
(B) batches
(C) batons
(D) pools

8. The baby bawled and kicked when its bottle was taken away.
(A) cried
(B) bit
(C) struck
(D) chuckled

9. There is a beacon on the hill to warn of danger.
(A) cesspool
(B) beak
(C) bead
(D) lighthouse

10. The merchant sent his ships wherever profit beckoned.
(A) signaled
(B) anguished
(C) abdicated
(D) agitated

018. His pleasant ways beguiled everyone...

1. His pleasant ways beguiled everyone into thinking he was a good man.
(A) confirmed
(B) belated
(C) begrudged
(D) deceived

2. The volcano belched smoke and ashes.
(A) behested
(B) erupted
(C) battered
(D) bated

3. President Carter has been beleaguered with problems at home and abroad.
(A) behooved
(B) besieged
(C) pleased
(D) straightened

4. He is in a bellicose mood.
(A) gentle
(B) moderate
(C) temperate
(D) quarrelsome

5. The minister made a belligerent reply to a diplomatic note.
(A) pacific
(B) bellicose
(C) amicable
(D) conciliatory

6. When summer comes, the sun is no benediction here.
(A) disaster
(B) catastrophe
(C) cataclysm
(D) blessing

7. All the children in the neighborhood will be the beneficiaries of the new playground.
(A) benefactors
(B) profiteers
(C) receivers
(D) belles

8. They organized a benevolent club to help the underprivileged.
(A) malevolent
(B) malicious
(C) charitable
(D) niggardly

9. Everybody likes the benign old lady.
(A) kind
(B) acrid
(C) acrimonious
(D) malignant

10. One age bequeaths its civilization to the next.
(A) destroys
(B) hands down
(C) annihilates
(D) decimates

019. The councilman berated the mayor in the meeting...

1. The councilman berated the mayor in the meeting.
(A) acclaimed
(B) tongue-lashed
(C) commended
(D) lauded

2. Nothing can bereave us of such sweet memories.
(A) increase
(B) deprive
(C) appeal
(D) invoke

3. The criminal finally besought mercy.
(A) begged
(B) forsook
(C) abdicated
(D) abjured

4. For ten years the Greeks besieged the city of Troy for the sake of Helen.
(A) surrounded
(B) besmeared
(C) besmirched
(D) bespattered

5. She deserved all the praises bestowed upon her.
(A) donated
(B) conferred
(C) bereft
(D) attested

6. Coffee, tea, wine, beer, and milk are beverages.
(A) ambrosia
(B) nectar
(C) drinks
(D) junk

7. Almost every author has a biased estimate of his own book.
(A) impartial
(B) prejudiced
(C) fair
(D) neutral

8. Man and wife tend to bicker over small things.
(A) argue
(B) negotiate
(C) concur
(D) harmonize

9. The employee wanted to ask a raise but bided his time until the right moment.
(A) overlooked
(B) awaited
(C) hastened
(D) dawdled

10. John is a bigoted young man.
(A) broad-minded
(B) narrow-minded
(C) liberal
(D) berserk

020. They met with a problem that posed a bilateral difficulty...

1. They met with a problem that posed a bilateral difficulty.
(A) single-sided
(B) two-sided
(C) insoluble
(D) tough

2. The frost made bizarre figures on the windowpanes.
(A) normal
(B) mangy
(C) strange
(D) regular

3. A bland smile is always welcome.
(A) pungent
(B) gentle
(C) brusque
(D) blank

4. The boys blandished their parents into taking them out.
(A) brandished
(B) coaxed
(C) besought
(D) threatened


5. The trumpet blared, announcing the King's arrival.
(A) sounded
(B) blazed
(C) glowed
(D) glared

6. Cursing God is blasphemous.
(A) sophisticated
(B) irrelevant
(C) joking
(D) sacrilegious

7. He made a blatant error.
(A) trivial
(B) modest
(C) obvious
(D) inconspicuous


8. This year they'll have a bleak winter.
(A) balmy
(B) austere
(C) agreeable
(D) mild

9. One single evil deed may blemish a good name.
(A) blend
(B) blink
(C) injure
(D) bleach

10. All his hopes were blighted.
(A) shattered
(B) enflamed
(C) restored
(D) rekindled

021. They call the scenic spot Blithe Dale.

1. They call the scenic spot Blithe Dale.
(A) cheerful
(B) cheerless
(C) bleak
(D) despondent

2. Blizzard is expected this winter.
(A) hail
(B) snowstorm
(C) tornado
(D) frost

3. The prospective promotion has bloated his ego to an alarming degree.
(A) blighted
(B) swelled up
(C) blinked
(D) reduced

4. A blockade was enforced as soon as an accident took place.
(A) bane
(B) bandage
(C) barricade
(D) banister

5. His involvement in the corruption has become a blot on his character.
(A) blow
(B) blush
(C) stain
(D) blister

6. The cop holding a bludgeon was walking down the street.
(A) cudgel, club
(B) stick
(C) helmet
(D) whistle

7. The grocer bluffed the robber with a unloaded gun.
(A) deceived; fooled
(B) killed
(C) bled
(D) blemished

8. To avoid making social blunders, you have to be familiar with norms and mores.
(A) boors
(B) bums
(C) bulwarks
(D) errors

9. Time blunts the edge of sorrow.
(A) dulls
(B) sharpens
(C) poises
(D) pokes

10. Bias blurred him to the truth.
(A) dimmed
(B) brightened
(C) illuminated
(D) ascribed

022. In his anger, he blurted out the whole story.

1. In his anger, he blurted out the whole story.
(A) blatted ; uttered
(B) hid
(C) concealed
(D) buried

2. A cowardly bully often blusters.
(A) blunders
(B) intimidates
(C) fusses
(D) budges

3. The cart was stuck in the bog.
(A) lake
(B) brook
(C) well
(D) swamp

4. Look at those boisterous children.
(A) sober
(B) somber
(C) sedate
(D) noisily cheerful

5. The children bolstered their morale by singing.
(A) buoyed up
(B) deflated
(C) annulled
(D) abrogated

6. The market is booming.
(A) declining
(B) reclining
(C) waning
(D) prospering

7. Parks are a great boon to people living in big cities.
(A) blessing
(B) nuisance
(C) urbanity
(D) rigor

8. John is proud of his vocabulary boost.
(A) increase
(B) bust
(C) control
(D) request

9. Bootlegging is against law.
(A) robbery
(B) crime
(C) stealing
(D) smuggling

10. She is a woman of bounteous nature.
(A) niggardly
(B) scant
(C) sparse
(D) generous

023. Her friend sent her a bouquet of spring flowers

1. Her friend sent her a bouquet of spring flowers.
(A) boulevard
(B) bounce
(C) bosom
(D) nosegay

2. You ought to brace yourself for the task.
(A) give up
(B) strengthen
(C) braid
(D) break

3. The voters don't think very much of the braggart politician.
(A) boastful
(B) selfish
(C) egotistic
(D) self-centered

4. He who brandishes the sword will perish by the sword.
(A) flourishes
(B) sells
(C) breeds
(D) brews

5. The brash adolescent has a long way to go to learn lessons.
(A) ignorant
(B) reckless
(C) naive
(D) green


6. Windows and furniture were broken in the barroom brawl.
(A) bawl
(B) bowl
(C) brat
(D) fight

7. The blacksmith has brawny arms.
(A) muscular
(B) lanky
(C) skinny
(D) scrawny

8. His behavior was a gross breach of good manners.
(A) violation
(B) observance
(C) expectation
(D) bribe

9. To live in a more harmonious society, everyone has the obligation to bridle his temper.
(A) restrain
(B) ventilate
(C) vent
(D) advent

10. That magazine is brimful of good ideas.
(A) drained
(B) exhausted
(C) stark
(D) full

024. Those two countries are often on the brink of war.

1. Those two countries are often on the brink of war.
(A) verge
(B) fledge
(C) field
(D) fiasco

2. The new novel enjoys a brisk sale.
(A) lively
(B) torpid
(C) sluggish
(D) hoary

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.
(A) easy-going
(B) happy-go-lucky
(C) merry-making
(D) easily angered

5. They had a broil over who was at fault.
(A) brawl
(B) brink
(C) brim
(D) bridal

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.
(A) tolerate
(B) defeat
(C) hurt
(D) conquer

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.
(A) leak
(B) lease
(C) bunch
(D) injury

10. Don't be shocked if you are greeted with a brusque welcome.
(A) curt
(B) warm
(C) enthusiastic
(D) ardent

025. Once he reaches a decision, he won't budge.

1. Once he reaches a decision, he won't budge.
(A) make up his mind
(B) change his mind
(C) follow suit
(D) stay

2. The box was so full that the sides bulged.
(A) swelled
(B) sank
(C) hollowed
(D) hallowed

3. The student living away from home often received bulky parcels his parents sent him.
(A) large
(B) small
(C) petty
(D) puny

4. Don't try to bully him into doing anything he doesn't like to do.
(A) coax
(B) cajole
(C) deceive
(D) intimidate

5. The enemy's bulwark was woefully undermanned.
(A) bastion
(B) dugout
(C) dam
(D) bungalow

6. The two cars bumped with a great crumpling of fenders.
(A) bundled
(B) buckled
(C) bubbled
(D) collided

7. He is so clumsy that he bungles anything he does.
(A) botches
(B) buffets
(C) fixes
(D) repairs

8. She buoyed up his hopes with promises.
(A) deceived
(B) encouraged
(C) deflated
(D) discouraged

9. The number of people moving to big cities is burgeoning.
(A) increasing
(B) decreasing
(C) waning
(D) declining

10. Dick is a burly fellow.
(A) surly
(B) sturdy
(C) studious
(D) frail

026. Rabbits usually live in burrows.

1.Rabbits usually live in burrows.
(A) bushes
(B) groves
(C) brush woods
(D) holes

2. There is always a bustling crowd at the station.
(A) hustling
(B) leisurely
(C) ambling
(D) dawdling

3. The queer boy becomes the butt of his friends' jokes.
(A) snoop
(B) target
(C) butler
(D) burglar

4. The reasoning he presented was not strong enough to buttress up his argument.
(A) banish
(B) support
(C) calculate
(D) categorize

5. The taxi driver bypassed the main street.
(A) rushed through
(B) detoured
(C) chagrined
(D) chuckled

027. We all enjoyed the melody with beautiful cadence

1.We all enjoyed the melody with beautiful cadence.
(A) poetry
(B) prose
(C) verse
(D) rhythm

2. It is difficult to cajole such a stubborn person into consent.
(A) coax
(B) defend
(C) bully
(D) intimidate

3. The manager is a man of caliber.
(A) merit
(B) demerit
(C) defect
(D) drawback

4. Only a callous person like him could see suffering without trying to relieve it.
(A) unfeeling
(B) emotional
(C) compassionate
(D) sympathetic

5. They camouflaged the ship by painting it gray.
(A) disguised
(B) hinted
(C) revealed
(D) campaigned

6. A candid assessment is sometimes offensive.
(A) frank; sincere
(B) subjective
(C) evasive
(D) selfish

7. Boswell accepted Johnson's pats and insults with canine fidelity.
(A) dog-like
(B) feline
(C) brusque
(D) curt

8. Money, when corruptly used, can be a canker.
(A) blessing
(B) felicity
(C) tool
(D) disease

9. You are dealing with a canny businessman
(A) honest
(B) clever
(C) asinine
(D) blockheaded

10. The candidate was canting brotherly love.
(A) talking insincerely about
(B) promoting
(C) praising
(D) denouncing

028. Children like to engage in all kinds of capers.

1.Children like to engage in all kinds of capers.
(A) charities
(B) capacities
(C) capsules
(D) pranks

2. A mature person will not act from caprice.
(A) constancy
(B) stability
(C) conscience
(D) change of mind

3. This is a matter of cardinal significance.
(A) trivial
(B) petty
(C) cankerous
(D) essential

4. The party degenerated into an ugly carousal.
(A) sobriety
(B) awakening
(C) drunken revel
(D) fight

5. He used to carol in the morning when he was happy.
(A) sing joyously
(B) feel downcast
(C) take a shower
(D) become moody

6. We could not appreciate the beauty of the many cascades as we were forced to make detours around each of them.
(A) abyss
(B) lakes
(C) small waterfalls
(D) canvasses

7. A cataclysm such as World War II affected all the countries in the world.
(A) casualty
(B) cask
(C) censor
(D) violent upheaval

8. The major catalyst in the English-language explosion was war.
(A) stimulus
(B) catalog
(C) castle
(D) catacomb

9. The rain cataracted down the windowpanes.
(A) poured
(B) drizzled
(C) seized
(D) duped

10. The flood was a catastrophe.
(A) calamity
(B) cavalier
(C) cavity
(D) cavil

029. It is said that our TV programs are designed to cater to low taste.

1.It is said that our TV programs are designed to cater to low taste.
(A) discourage
(B) gratify
(C) censor
(D) cease

2. According to Aristotle, poetry served as catharsis.
(A) reflection
(B) agony
(C) ecstasy
(D) purification

3. The critic's caustic remarks angered the unlucky actors who were the subjects of his sarcasm.
(A) cordial
(B) urbane
(C) biting
(D) bland

4. Some people don't like his cavalier attitude.
(A) humble
(B) lofty
(C) modest
(D) casual

5. He ceded his stock holdings to his children.
(A) retained
(B) withheld
(C) kept back
(D) transferred

6. Celerity is the soul of warfare.
(A) caution
(B) speed
(C) unexpectedness
(D) celebrity

7. We enjoyed the celestial music from the angelic choir.
(A) heavenly
(B) mundane
(C) terrestrial
(D) earthly

8. He was censured for his misconduct.
(A) commended
(B) applauded
(C) supported
(D) criticized

9. The workers threatened a cessation of all activities if their demands were not met.
(A) stopping
(B) continuation
(C) certitude
(D) expansion

10. His refusal to go with us filled us with chagrin.
(A) riddance
(B) pleasure
(C) relief
(D) vexation

030. The Christians chanted the praise of God.

1.The Christians chanted the praise of God.
(A) sang
(B) prayed
(C) characterized
(D) blasted

2. The typhoon left chaos behind it.
(A) mess
(B) catastrophe
(C) calamity
(D) disaster

3. Political commentators have explored the importance of a candidate's charisma in these days of television campaigning.
(A) caliber
(B) intelligence
(C) charm
(D) wit

4. Some professions are overrun with charlatans and rogues.
(A) technicians
(B) mechanics
(C) quacks
(D) prodigies

5. They could not see the bottom of the chasm.
(A) captivation
(B) cannibalism
(C) calumniation
(D) abyss

6. The mother is going to chastise her son for his misdemeanor.
(A) reward
(B) eulogize
(C) punish
(D) cede

7. We should cherish no resentment toward those who decline our request.
(A) scorn
(B) nurse
(C) repudiate
(D) abandon

8. Grandma chided Junior for his lying.
(A) endorsed
(B) sanctioned
(C) commended
(D) scolded

9. Look at those sparrows chirping on the tree.
(A) singing
(B) hopping
(C) flying
(D) hiding

10. The artist was chiseling a statue from the marble.
(A) overreaching
(B) billing
(C) defrauding
(D) sculpturing

031. A chivalrous man is hard to find nowadays

1.A chivalrous man is hard to find nowadays.
(A) knightly
(B) churlish
(C) stingy
(D) meanly

2. His flushed, angry face indicated a choleric nature.
(A) placid
(B) serene
(C) nonchalant
(D) irascible

3. Mark Twain's mother was a chronic invalid.
(A) fatal
(B) habitual
(C) capacious
(D) capricious

4. The chubby baby is the pearl to the family.
(A) round
(B) slim
(C) lanky
(D) smart

5. She was chuckling to herself over what she was reading.
(A) chopping
(B) giggling
(C) meditating
(D) sobbing

6. Dismayed by his churlish manners at the party, the girls vowed never to invite him again.
(A) funny
(B) rude
(C) ludicrous
(D) mild

7. Although I don't wish to circumscribe your activities, I must insist that you complete this assignment before you start anything else.
(A) circulate
(B) confine
(C) chew
(D) churn

8. You must be circumspect in your decision.
(A) unbending
(B) limited
(C) resolute
(D) cautious

9. In order to circumvent the enemy, they will make two preliminary attacks in other sections before starting their major campaign.
(A) conform
(B) baffle
(C) succumb to
(D) yield to

10. The citadel overlooked the city like a protecting angel.
(A) canopy
(B) fortress
(C) lark
(D) eagle

032. They were clamoring for war, but it was simply a bluff.

1. They were clamoring for war, but it was simply a bluff.
(A) shouting
(B) retreating
(C) riding
(D) planning

2. The gangsters had a clandestine meeting.
(A) open
(B) forthright
(C) straightforward
(D) secret

3. The Japanese people are said to be very clannish
(A) self-centered
(B) tribe-centered
(C) egoistic
(D) selfish

4. The judge was noted for his clemency toward first offenders.
(A) sternness
(B) cruelty
(C) strictly
(D) leniency

5. High school compositions are often marred by such clichés as " strong as an ox. "
(A) worn-out expressions
(B) creative phrases
(C) amusing remarks
(D) new words

6. Some people use patriotism as a cloak for making money.
(A) method
(B) client
(C) camouflage
(D) clarion

7. The machinery was clogged with thick oil and dirt.
(A) hampered
(B) flowed
(C) glowed
(D) flooded

8. The playboy was cloyed with pleasure.
(A) whetted
(B) excited
(C) provoked
(D) satiated

9. Fingerprints are the best clues for the investigation.
(A) hints
(B) chunks
(C) cliques
(D) findings

10. Harry is a clumsy boy constantly stumbling over his own feet.
(A) comely
(B) handy
(C) awkward
(D) deft

033. Some flowers grow in clusters.

1. Some flowers grow in clusters.
(A) singles
(B) groups
(C) coaches
(D) coalitions

2. She coaxed her friend to help her with mathematics.
(A) forced
(B) coerced
(C) bullied
(D) cajoled

3. Mothers tend to coddle their children who are in poor health.
(A) pamper
(B) ruin
(C) circumvent
(D) churn

4. Don't coerce him into doing anything he has aversion to.
(A) beg
(B) force
(C) convince
(D) ignite

5. He presented cogent arguments to the jury.
(A) impotent
(B) feeble
(C) convincing
(D) ineffective

6. Please cogitate on this problem; the solution will come up.
(A) think over
(B) clinch
(C) clump
(D) clutch

7. Solids have a greater tendency to cohere than liquids.
(A) separate
(B) isolate
(C) stick together
(D) alienate

8. Two writers collaborated in preparing that text book.
(A) collated
(B) collapsed
(C) worked together
(D) coincided

9. If the aims of two countries collide, there may be war.
(A) conflict
(B) parallel
(C) soar
(D) hike

10. I enjoy our colloquy, but I hope it could be made more searching and formal next time.
(A) informal discussion
(B) conference
(C) regime
(D) lyceum

034. Radio City Music Hall has a colossal stage.

1. Radio City Music Hall has a colossal stage.
(A) huge
(B) miniature
(C) tiny
(D) colorful

2. He is a colt in his field.
(A) old hand
(B) novice
(C) rogue
(D) rascal

3. The man lay in a coma for five hours.
(A) animation
(B) unconsciousness
(C) asylum
(D) clinic

4. Combustible materials should be stored away from open fire.
(A) flameproof
(B) fire-resistant
(C) combustive
(D) fire-retardant

5. He would rather have a comely wife than a rich one.
(A) attractive
(B) plain
(C) ugly
(D) virtuous

6. A spirit of comity should exist among nations.
(A) enmity
(B) competition
(C) antagonism
(D) courtesy; goodwill

7. Your reward will be commensurate with your effort.
(A) equal in extent to
(B) contrary to
(C) different from
(D) commemorable to

8. We commiserate with him on his recent bereavement.
(A) feel sympathy
(B) expand
(C) repay
(D) communicate

9. The found their hotel room commodious.
(A) cramped
(B) narrow
(C) spacious
(D) strait

10. The city was in commotion during the electric blackout.
(A) serenity
(B) placidity
(C) confusion
(D) relaxation

035. The students enjoyed his compact speech.

1. The students enjoyed his compact speech.
(A) pithy
(B) slack
(C) tenuous
(D) loose

2. We should be compassionate toward the miserable.
(A) relentless
(B) sympathetic
(C) adamant
(D) inexorable

3. Health and hard work are often compatible.
(A) inconsistent
(B) disagreeable
(C) harmonious
(D) incongruous

4. The philanthropist looks upon all men as his compatriots.
(A) fellow countrymen
(B) opponents
(C) foes
(D) competitors

5. He writes with a compendious style.
(A) gaudy
(B) verbose
(C) concise
(D) complex

6. The boss found his assistant very competent.
(A) slow
(B) shoddy
(C) shabby
(D) able

7. The upstart has a complacent air of superiority that often mars an ignorant self-made man.
(A) intelligent
(B) benign
(C) diffident
(D) self-satisfied

8. The courtier obeyed the king's orders in a complaisant manner.
(A) rigorous
(B) masterful
(C) obliging
(D) disobedient

9. Your story puts a different complexion on the matter.
(A) complexity
(B) companion
(C) appearance
(D) conformity

10. He was compliant and ready to conform to the pattern set by his parents.
(A) complacent
(B) complaisant
(C) submissive
(D) capable

036. A chemist can separate a medicine into its components

1. A chemist can separate a medicine into its components.
(A) admixtures
(B) mixtures
(C) elements
(D) complexities

2. She is cool, composed, mistress of herself and her destiny.
(A) agitated
(B) worried
(C) eager
(D) poised

3. Have you no compunction when you see the result of your act ?
(A) brazenness
(B) callousness
(C) grudge
(D) remorse

4. He lost a lot of money in a con game.
(A) cheating
(B) fair
(C) equitable
(D) competitive

5. They finally conceded defeat.
(A) gainsaid
(B) denied
(C) admitted
(D) gave up

6. His constant boasting is an indication of conceit.
(A) self-importance
(B) modesty
(C) self-depreciation
(D) humility

7. We must take concerted action.
(A) isolated
(B) individual
(C) independent
(D) combined

8. John tried to conciliate her with a gift.
(A) alienate
(B) estrange
(C) provoke
(D) appease

9. The essay is concise and explicit.
(A) redundant
(B) verbose
(C) terse
(D) voluble

10. Do you concur with the speaker in his viewpoint ?
(A) agree
(B) contend
(C) altercate
(D) argue

037. Some male chauvinists never condescend to help their wives with housework.

1. Some male chauvinists never condescend to help their wives with housework.
(A) sneer
(B) stoop
(C) culminate
(D) deprecate

2. The widow's friends condoled with her at the funeral.
(A) expressed sympathy
(B) conceived
(C) concealed
(D) wept

3. We cannot condone his recent criminal cooperation with the gamblers.
(A) reward
(B) consent
(C) forgive
(D) forsake


4. Wealth does not always conduce to happiness.
(A) reduce
(B) contribute
(C) assent
(D) counter

5. The conduit got clogged.
(A) trench
(B) ditch
(C) creek
(D) channel

6. The robber was arrested, but his confederate was still at large.
(A) crony
(B) accomplice
(C) master
(D) leader

7. The university conferred an honorary degree upon him.
(A) confided
(B) granted
(C) confined
(D) confronted

8. If you try to smuggle goods into this country, they may be confiscated by the government authorities.
(A) seized
(B) conserved
(C) preserved
(D) confirmed

9. A conflagration destroyed a lot of buildings.
(A) fire
(B) epidemic
(C) plague
(D) contagion

10. He confronted his accusers with perfect aplomb.
(A) evaded
(B) eluded
(C) shirked
(D) faced

038. The speaker confuted his opponents by facts and figures.

1. The speaker confuted his opponents by facts and figures.
(A) concurred with
(B) disproved
(C) cursed
(D) confused

2. His passion for the actress soon congealed.
(A) boiled
(B) rose
(C) soared
(D) froze; cooled

3. The free system of government is congenial with reason and common sense.
(A) antipathetic
(B) incompatible
(C) antagonistic
(D) harmonious

4. He is a congenital liar.
(A) acquired
(B) corrigible
(C) nurtured
(D) innate

5. The congregation of sightseers increases in summer.
(A) dispersal
(B) gathering
(C) departure
(D) conjugation

6. These clothes are congruous with her military bearing.
(A) compatible
(B) inconsistent
(C) conjectural
(D) contradictory

7. When he failed to arrive on time, she conjectured that he was drinking again.
(A) complained
(B) scolded
(C) reprimanded
(D) surmised

8. The magician could conjure a pigeon out of an empty hat.
(A) connote
(B) connate
(C) conceal
(D) summon

9. A policeman should not connive at gambling.
(A) frown
(B) repudiate
(C) spurn
(D) tolerate

10. Mr. Smith is a self-claimed connoisseur of fine wines.
(A) amateur
(B) critical judge
(C) dabbler
(D) tyro

039. Foreigners frequently are unaware of the connotations of the words they use

1. Foreigners frequently are unaware of the connotations of the words they use.
(A) explicit meanings
(B) implied meanings
(C) syntax
(D) phonetics

2. The boy felt happy because he had done a conscientious piece of work.
(A) upright ; honest
(B) conscious
(C) conjugal
(D) reckless

3. We had better consecrate our lives to noble purposes.
(A) save
(B) rescue
(C) dedicate
(D) profane

4. It rained for five consecutive days.
(A) prior
(B) successive
(C) preceding
(D) antecedent

5. The consensus indicates that we will not enter into this pact.
(A) in harmony
(B) general agreement
(C) disagreement
(D) bickering

6. Say something, or he will take your silence for consent.
(A) decline
(B) refusal
(C) assent
(D) balk

7. Kissinger used to be a consequential man in the field of international diplomacy.
(A) shrewd
(B) tricky
(C) crafty
(D) important

8. Energy should be conserved.
(A) squandered
(B) dissipated
(C) preserved
(D) frittered

9. We'll consign the goods by express.
(A) keep
(B) dispatch
(C) store
(D) sell

10. Time is said to be able to console anyone's grief.
(A) comfort
(B) agitate
(C) perturb
(D) discompose

040. His performance was seldom consonant with his very real ability.

1. His performance was seldom consonant with his very real ability.
(A) accordant
(B) discrepant
(C) incompatible
(D) incongruous

2. We frequently judge people by the company with whom they consort.
(A) contemn
(B) associate
(C) congeal
(D) condole

3. A traffic sign should be conspicuous.
(A) covert
(B) secret
(C) striking
(D) ordinary

4. Events seemed to be conspiring to bring about his downfall.
(A) unifying
(B) plotting
(C) constructing
(D) booming

5. Ursa Major is the most conspicuous of the constellations in the northern sky.
(A) pebbles
(B) cobbles
(C) colts
(D) groups of stars

6. The lightning threw the boy into consternation.
(A) excitement
(B) composure
(C) horror
(D) equanimity

7. Flour, liquid, salt, and yeast are constituents of bread.
(A) components ; ingredients
(B) aggregates
(C) amalgams
(D) compounds

8. If I construe your remarks correctly, you disagree with the theory already advanced.
(A) expand
(B) explain
(C) concede
(D) concuss

9. The difficult allegro passages displayed her consummate skill.
(A) perfected
(B) uncouth
(C) callow
(D) green

10. Enthusiasm is often contagious.
(A) repelling
(B) infectious
(C) poisonous
(D) tainted

041. The sewage system of the city so contaminated

1. The sewage system of the city so contaminated the water that swimming was forbidden.
(A) consorted
(B) constrained
(C) polluted
(D) construed

2. All day she did nothing but contemplate her plan.
(A) roam
(B) drift
(C) coalesce
(D) ponder

3. This is not a time for contention.
(A) concurrence
(B) accord
(C) agreement
(D) argument

4. You must set aside some money for contingent expenses.
(A) unanticipated
(B) regular
(C) fixed
(D) definite

5. The clown contorted his face.
(A) smoothed
(B) ironed
(C) twisted
(D) powdered

6. The contour of the Atlantic coast of America is very irregular.
(A) thread
(B) length
(C) width
(D) outline

7. Her contrite tears did not influence the judge when he imposed sentence.
(A) sympathetic
(B) concerted
(C) remorseful
(D) diffident

8. He contrived a useful camp store from a few bricks and a piece of screen.
(A) controverted
(B) contravented
(C) conspired
(D) devised

9. The nobles used to treat the peasants with contumely.
(A) benevolence
(B) charity
(C) insult
(D) courtesy

10. The patient is convalescing.
(A) dying
(B) getting worse
(C) weakening
(D) recuperating

042. The council convened at 10 o'clock.

1. The council convened at 10 o'clock.
(A) ended
(B) assembled
(C) dispersed
(D) adjourned

2. The main streets converge on a central square.
(A) meet
(B) divide
(C) fork
(D) spray

3. Mr. Brown is thoroughly conversant with modern painting.
(A) ignorant of
(B) familiar with
(C) contemptuous of
(D) fond of

4. Chinese missionaries converted many Japanese to Buddhism.
(A) induced
(B) convoked
(C) convoluted
(D) correlated

5. Words often fail to convey our feelings.
(A) divert
(B) communicate
(C) erode
(D) huddle

6. The convivial celebrators of the victory sang their college song.
(A) jovial
(B) emotional
(C) eminent
(D) convincing

7. The merchant ship was convoyed by a destroyer.
(A) attacked
(B) assailed
(C) assaulted
(D) accompanied

8. That regime is undergoing a political convulsion.
(A) stability
(B) upheaval
(C) conciliation
(D) reshuffling

9. The company is trying to secure the closest coordination of effort from its employees.
(A) concord
(B) disparity
(C) variance
(D) strife

10. She had copious reasons to reject the proposal.
(A) meager
(B) sparse
(C) slim
(D) plentiful

043. We received the guest with a cordial welcome.

1. We received the guest with a cordial welcome.
(A) frigid
(B) taciturn
(C) detached
(D) sincere

2. He is interested only in corporeal matters.
(A) spiritual
(B) psychic
(C) mental
(D) material

3. The corpulent man resolved to reduce.
(A) fat; obese
(B) thin
(C) lanky
(D) slender

4. A satire should expose nothing but what is corrigible.
(A) correctable
(B) incurable
(C) fatal
(D) vital

5. Rust has corroded the steel rails.
(A) tarnished
(B) embellished
(C) worn away
(D) corresponded

6. Cosmic forces produce stars and meteors.
(A) universal
(B) earthly
(C) terrestrial
(D) mundane

7. A real philosopher usually has a thoroughly cosmopolitan outlook on life.
(A) tunnel-visioned
(B) world-wide
(C) local
(D) provincial

8. Go and counsel him to wait for a more propitious occasion.
(A) force
(B) coerce
(C) advise
(D) repeal

9. Nature has given the Indian a hard and stern countenance.
(A) temperament
(B) disposition
(C) quality
(D) look

10. He was arrested for using counterfeit money.
(A) bona fide
(B) genuine
(C) authentic
(D) fake

044. Night and day are counterparts.

1. Night and day are counterparts.
(A) complements
(B) antidotes
(C) cosmos
(D) assignments

2. They drafted a covenant to defend their religion.
(A) contract
(B) epic
(C) elegy
(D) prologue

3. The shy boy took a covert glance of her.
(A) stealthy
(B) overt
(C) candid
(D) open

4. The covetous eye of the avid collector never left the curio.
(A) abstemious
(B) desirous
(C) liberal
(D) austere

5. The frightened child cowered in the corner of the room.
(A) shrank
(B) swaggered
(C) strutted
(D) bristled

6. She was coy in her answer to his offer.
(A) brash
(B) brazen
(C) impudent
(D) shy

7. Reading in a cozy room is an incomparable pleasure.
(A) chilly
(B) comfortable
(C) bleak
(D) astute

8. The crabbed old man was avoided by the children because he scolded them when they made noise.
(A) complaisant
(B) benign
(C) genial
(D) sour; peevish

9. The politician is as crafty as a fox.
(A) dignified
(B) gallant
(C) cunning
(D) elegant

10. She crammed all her clothes into the bag and had to sit on it to close it.
(A) tapped
(B) stuffed
(C) withdrew
(D) bared

045. The secretary is working in a cramped cubbyhole of an office.

1. The secretary is working in a cramped cubbyhole of an office.
(A) narrow
(B) commodious
(C) spacious
(D) huge

2. The philosopher deplored the crass commercialism.
(A) refined
(B) grossly insensible
(C) high-minded
(D) decent

3. Most young people nowadays crave a college education.
(A) reject
(B) repudiate
(C) spurn
(D) desire

4. The prisoner crawled through a hole and escaped.
(A) stalled
(B) crept
(C) skipped
(D) skimmed

5. Skateboarding is the latest craze in the United States.
(A) fad
(B) tournament
(C) gamble
(D) trade

6. The old man is living in a creaky old house.
(A) renovated
(B) rejuvenated
(C) shaky
(D) restored

7. The bachelor is always wearing a badly creased suit.
(A) leveled
(B) ironed
(C) crabbed
(D) wrinkled

8. Don't place any credence in his promises.
(A) fidelity
(B) falsehood
(C) treachery
(D) belief

9. Her academic credentials were excellent.
(A) references
(B) promises
(C) designs
(D) devices

10. The witch doctor took advantage of the credulity of the superstitious natives.
(A) readiness to believe
(B) mistrust
(C) suspicion
(D) wariness

046. In any loyal American's creed, love of democracy must be emphasized.

1. In any loyal American's creed, love of democracy must be emphasized.
(A) statement of faith
(B) standard
(C) criterion
(D) creek

2. The boys went wading in the creek.
(A) ocean
(B) bar
(C) riverlet
(D) beach

3. The national emblem of Turkey is a crescent.
(A) shape of the moon in its first or last quarter
(B) well
(C) barrel
(D) barrage

4. We were surprised at his reaction to the failure of his project; instead of being crestfallen, he was engaged in new plans.
(A) complacent
(B) compliant
(C) complaisant
(D) dejected

5. The mountain climbers found footholes in the tiny crevices in the mountainside.
(A) cracks
(B) gorges
(C) cliffs
(D) creeds

6. Their banner is crimson in color.
(A) navy blue
(B) deep red
(C) light green
(D) sable

7. Business was crippled by the strike.
(A) prospered
(B) boomed
(C) paralyzed
(D) boosted

8. She gave us a crisp reply.
(A) clear-cut
(B) limp
(C) flaccid
(D) shabby

9. Success in money-making is not always a good criterion of real success in life.
(A) standard
(B) calumniation
(C) covenant
(D) justice

10. Frogs begin to croak when it gets warmer.
(A) make a deep, hoarse sound
(B) scream
(C) shriek
(D) bellow

047. It is everybody's knowledge that Bert is Jimmy's crony.

1. It is everybody's knowledge that Bert is Jimmy's crony.
(A) foe
(B) buddy; chum
(C) opponent
(D) counterpart

2. Being a stranger in town, he inadvertently took a crooked road.
(A) straightforward
(B) undeviating
(C) winding
(D) direct

3. The bushman crouched behind a rock and watched the white men.
(A) crawled
(B) stooped
(C) scuttled
(D) strutted

4. During the stagflation, the company was undergoing a crucial test.
(A) chronic
(B) trivial
(C) invalid
(D) critical

5. Their nation has stood the crucible of war.
(A) severe test
(B) crucification
(C) agony
(D) anguish

6. I wonder if he understands the crux of the matter.
(A) crumble
(B) core
(C) crunch
(D) crumple

7. The mother cuddled her baby in her arms.
(A) fondled
(B) squeezed
(C) raved
(D) ravished

8. The cop beat the mad dog with a cudgel.
(A) branch
(B) bar
(C) short, thick stick
(D) whip

9. The stranger took his cue from the actions of the natives.
(A) hint
(B) note
(C) demand
(D) command

10. Chinese cuisine is known all over the world.
(A) culture
(B) virtue
(C) ethics
(D) style of cooking

048. Many chefs attribute their culinary skills to the wise use of spices.

1. Many chefs attribute their culinary skills to the wise use of spices.
(A) sewing
(B) cooking
(C) pleasing
(D) serving

2. Every month the farmer culls the nonlaying hens from his flock and sells them tot he local butcher.
(A) kills
(B) cooks
(C) picks out
(D) stews

3. The manager has reached the culmination of his career.
(A) ebb
(B) flow
(C) wane
(D) apex; acme

4. Corrupt politicians who condone the activities of the gamblers are equally culpable.
(A) meritorious
(B) blameworthy
(C) cunning
(D) shrewd

5. The culprit of the mess deserved punishment.
(A) guilty person
(B) defender
(C) egoist
(D) egotist

6. Buddhism includes many cults.
(A) creeds
(B) limitations
(C) follies
(D) reasons

7. You'd better travel light; you will find your luggage very cumbersome.
(A) expedient
(B) convenient
(C) unhandy
(D) futile

8. The defeated people could not satisfy the cupidity of the conquerors.
(A) revenge
(B) avarice
(C) demand
(D) requirement

9. Please curb your passions.
(A) spur
(B) restrain
(C) release
(D) emancipate

10. Terror curdled her blood.
(A) steamed
(B) stirred
(C) thickened
(D) exhausted

049. All the courtiers tried to curry the favor of the king.

1. All the courtiers tried to curry the favor of the king.
(A) confer
(B) seek
(C) refuse
(D) overlook

2. A cursory glance revealed no trace of the missing book.
(A) painstaking
(B) attentive
(C) meticulous
(D) casual

3. The salesgirl gave us a curt answer.
(A) detailed
(B) rudely brief
(C) scrupulous
(D) prudent

4. During the oil shortage, we had to curtail our use of this vital commodity.
(A) reduce
(B) curfew
(C) curl
(D) peddle

5. The orphan was placed in the custody of his uncle.
(A) guardianship
(B) caprice
(C) mercy
(D) whim

6. They turned pale upon hearing a cyclone nearby.
(A) blizzard
(B) tornado
(C) hail
(D) slush

7. A cynic at all times, he was suspicious of all altruistic actions of others.
(A) sardonic person
(B) pessimist
(C) convict
(D) comet

050. The newspaper reported that a gangster was stabbed ...

1. The newspaper reported that a gangster was stabbed with a dagger by another gangster.
(A) short, pointed weapon
(B) ax
(C) hatchet
(D) spear

2. The violet is a dainty spring flower.
(A) coarse
(B) vulgar
(C) delicate
(D) gross

3. Leartes told his sister Ophelia that Prince Hamlet could only dally with her affections.
(A) rush
(B) trifle
(C) scurry
(D) hasten

4. Almost no one likes damp weather.
(A) arid
(B) dry
(C) wet
(D) sultry

5. The leaves dangled in the wind.
(A) hung and swung
(B) rushed
(C) flooded
(D) deluged

6. The snake darted out its tongue.
(A) shrank
(B) shot and threw
(C) munched
(D) flinched

7. Despite the dangerous nature of the undertaking, the dauntless soldier volunteered for the assignment.
(A) hesitant
(B) reluctant
(C) courageous
(D) timid

8. Inasmuch as we must meet a deadline, don't dawdle over this work.
(A) loiter
(B) rally
(C) stir
(D) expedite

9. The bright sunlight dazed him.
(A) heightened
(B) alerted
(C) dazzled
(D) deadened

10. The dearth of skilled labor compelled the employers to open trade schools.
(A) superfluity
(B) scarcity
(C) lavishness
(D) profusion

051. America's debacle in Vietnam will long be remembered...

1. America's debacle in Vietnam will long be remembered.
(A) defeat
(B) victory
(C) triumph
(D) restoration

2. Overindulgence debilitates character as well as physical stamina.
(A) fortifies
(B) reinforces
(C) rejuvenates
(D) weakens

3. The debonair youth was liked by all who met him.
(A) suave
(B) gloomy
(C) grim
(D) austere

4. The street was covered with debris from the explosion.
(A) debauchery
(B) scattered fragments
(C) debit
(D) dean

5. The actress' debut on the stage was a success.
(A) first public performance
(B) acting
(C) farewell party
(D) deceit

6. The oak is a deciduous tree.
(A) deceased
(B) deceptive
(C) decadent
(D) shedding leaves annually

7. Her decorous behavior was praised by her teachers.
(A) indecent
(B) blatant
(C) proper
(D) clamorous

8. They found his conduct quite lacking in decorum.
(A) propriety
(B) spirit
(C) deduction
(D) decoy

9. Many people still believe in decree of fate.
(A) debility
(B) debacle
(C) dearth
(D) directive

10. The decrepit car blocked traffic on the highway.
(A) hale
(B) worn-out
(C) sturdy
(D) stalwart

052. Don't attempt to increase your stature by decrying the efforts of your opponents.

1. Don't attempt to increase your stature by decrying the efforts of your opponents.
(A) depreciating
(B) appreciating
(C) extolling
(D) eulogizing

2. The members decided to defer voting until the next meeting.
(A) put off
(B) advance
(C) expedite
(D) promote

3. Do you treat your parents with deference ?
(A) disobedience
(B) insolence
(C) rudeness
(D) great respect

4. The clerk assumed a defiant attitude toward his employer.
(A) defensive
(B) deceitful
(C) decent
(D) disobedient; rebellious

5. The hoodlums defiled the church with their scurrilous writing.
(A) cleansed
(B) profaned
(C) purified
(D) defrauded

6. The pianist has extremely deft fingers.
(A) blundering
(B) bungling
(C) dexterous
(D) awkward

7. It is a pity that liberty often degenerates into lawlessness.
(A) uplifts
(B) regenerates
(C) deteriorates
(D) justifies

8. Will such an important person deign to answer your letter ?
(A) stoop
(B) honor
(C) refuse
(D) recline

9. The Chang sisters and brothers are delectable companions.
(A) loathsome
(B) delightful
(C) repulsive
(D) offensive

10. If you delete this paragraph, the composition will have more appeal.
(A) add
(B) induce
(C) strike out
(D) delegate

053. Workers in nuclear research must avoid the deleterious effects of radioactive substances.

1. Workers in nuclear research must avoid the deleterious effects of radioactive substances.
(A) harmful
(B) salubrious
(C) salutary
(D) inevitable

2. A statesman should be deliberate in his speech.
(A) desultory
(B) scrupulous
(C) impetuous
(D) casual

3. The writer is well versed in delineating social customs.
(A) deifying
(B) deflating
(C) flaring
(D) portraying

4. Parents minding their own business without giving time to their children are delinquent.
(A) deranged
(B) disrespectful
(C) negligent
(D) sensible

5. The boy was delirious from the fever.
(A) composed
(B) unconscious
(C) rational
(D) sane

6. Don't delude yourself into believing that he will relent.
(A) elucidate
(B) illuminate
(C) enlighten
(D) deceive

7. The lowlands were completely deluged.
(A) flooded
(B) drained
(C) parched
(D) shriveled

8. The scholar has delved into the subject for a long time.
(A) dented
(B) explored
(C) delivered
(D) nullified

9. We don't need demagogues; we already have had too many.
(A) vendors
(B) curators
(C) statesmen
(D) rabble-rousers

10. His sober demeanor quieted the noisy revelers.
(A) action
(B) bearing
(C) activity
(D) deformity

054. Each person has his merits and demerits.

1. Each person has his merits and demerits.
(A) virtues
(B) imperfections
(C) strong points
(D) strengths

2. Upon the demise of the dictator, a bitter dispute about succession to power developed.
(A) survival
(B) death
(C) purgation
(D) illness

3. He majors in demography.
(A) zoology
(B) biology
(C) ornithology
(D) statistical study of human populations

4. A hurricane demolished many a house.
(A) framed
(B) destroyed
(C) reared
(D) raised

5. The demon of avarice ruined his own happiness.
(A) god
(B) goddess
(C) devil
(D) angel

6. Don't demur at her request.
(A) concur with
(B) comply with
(C) object to
(D) brace up

7. The little girl looked demure.
(A) innocent
(B) naive
(C) serious
(D) hilarious

8. Don't go near the den if you are not well armed.
(A) river
(B) brook
(C) crevice
(D) lair

9. The child's pulse is too quick; it denotes fever.
(A) indicates
(B) denominates
(C) defies
(D) devises

10. The denouement of the play is a happy ending.
(A) outcome
(B) prologue
(C) plot
(D) characterization

055. The city of Taipei has a very dense population.

1. The city of Taipei has a very dense population.
(A) dissipated
(B) sparse
(C) tenuous
(D) compact; crowded

2. In that book, the author depicts the slave owners as kind and benevolent masters.
(A) praises
(B) scorns
(C) discovers
(D) portrays

3. We must wait until we deplete our present inventory before we order replacements.
(A) use up
(B) augment
(C) bolster
(D) import

4. They deplored the death of their capable and magnanimous leader.
(A) denounced
(B) rejoiced
(C) bemoaned
(D) vaunted

5. His is gentlemanly deportment.
(A) deposition
(B) depot
(C) vulgarity
(D) bearing

6. Rumors tend to deprave the morale of the troops.
(A) corrupt
(B) elevate
(C) exalt
(D) ennoble

7. I must deprecate your negative attitude.
(A) endorse
(B) disapprove
(C) comment
(D) favor

8. The derelict ship was a menace to navigation.
(A) newly-built
(B) nuclear
(C) stupendous
(D) abandoned

9. His colleagues derided his grandiose scheme.
(A) lauded
(B) denied
(C) derailed
(D) ridiculed

10. We can barely descry the vessels in the distance.
(A) attack
(B) assail
(C) assault
(D) see

056. Don't desecrate the temple.

1. Don't desecrate the temple.
(A) build
(B) destroy
(C) profane
(D) dedicate

2. The island was desolate.
(A) inhabited
(B) deserted
(C) cultivated
(D) ploughed

3. Just ignore his despicable remarks.
(A) contemptible
(B) graceful
(C) decent
(D) reputable

4. A great number of cities of Greece and Asia were despoiled of their most valuable ornaments.
(A) restored
(B) plundered
(C) reputed
(D) nourished

5. The young man is despondent about his health.
(A) happy
(B) buoyant
(C) depressed
(D) consolable

6. The people rebelled against the despotic king.
(A) pathetic
(B) tyrannical
(C) decrepit
(D) deleterious

7. The father's death left the family destitute.
(A) sad
(B) despondent
(C) extremely poor
(D) disconsolate

8. What is the use of their desultory research ?
(A) aimless
(B) purposeful
(C) hard-working
(D) assiduous

9. Numerous obstacles in the way of a real detent remain to be seen.
(A) relaxing of tension
(B) peace
(C) detention
(D) detergent

10. This chemical is used to deter rot.
(A) abet
(B) prevent
(C) instigate
(D) provoke

057. The road quickly deteriorated into a bumpy path.

1. The road quickly deteriorated into a bumpy path.
(A) ameliorated
(B) worsened; degenerated
(C) enhanced
(D) heightened

2. Violence is a detestable means.
(A) adorable
(B) abominable
(C) commendable
(D) effective

3. We had to make a detour because the main road was jammed.
(A) short cut
(B) roundabout way
(C) straight road
(D) slippery path

4. The famous artist still has his detractors.
(A) chums
(B) sponsors
(C) slanderers
(D) patrons

5. Smoking is detrimental to health.
(A) conducive
(B) helpful
(C) beneficial
(D) deleterious

6. A devastating war has impoverished Vietnam.
(A) developing
(B) ravaging
(C) detractive
(D) desultory

7. No deviation from traditional methods was permitted in preparation for the banquet.
(A) accordance
(B) departure
(C) correspondence
(D) conformity

8. He was suspected to have become rich by devious ways.
(A) crooked
(B) honest
(C) worthwhile
(D) affable

9. The social worker was devoid of any personal desire for gain.
(A) full
(B) replete
(C) furnished
(D) empty

10. The hungry man was devouring his food.
(A) eating up greedily
(B) swallowing slowly
(C) chewing
(D) digesting