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Question #1: In the four chapels of Santa Croce, Giotto painted frescoes and they portrayed the lives of the saints.
Frescoes that portrayed Frescoes and they portrayed Frescoes, being portrayals of Frescoes, they portrayed Frescoes because they portrayed
Question #2: The debate coach, together with the members of the winning team, is traveling to Washington for the awards ceremony
Together with the members of the winning team, is traveling Along with the members of the winning team, they are traveling Along with the members of the winning team, are traveling Together with the members of the winning team, are travelling Together with the members of the winning team, are to travel
Question #3: By establishing strict rules of hygiene in maternity wards, Ignaz. Semmelweis saved many women from dying of childbed fever, this was a fate that many expectant mothers feared.
Fever, this was a fate that many expectant mothers feared Fever, since many expectant mother feared this was their fate Fever, it was a fate of which many expectant mothers were afraid Fever, a fate that many expectant mothers feared Fever, because many expectant mothers feared this fade
Question #4: Veterans of World War II received greater support from the public than the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
Than Than did Than did of veterans of Than from the support of Than from the
Question #5: Nowadays airport security guards have the right to search people’s bag who act in a suspicious manner.
People's who act Person's bags who act The bags of people who act The bag of person that act Personal bags which act
Question #6: The clipper ship was the fastest ocean going vessel of its time; it ruled the waves only briefly, however, before the faster and more reliable steamship took its place
Time, for it ruled the waves only briefly Time; it rule the waves only briefly, however, Time; however, ruling the waves only briefly Time, having ruled the waves only briefly, however Time, but was ruling the waves only briefly, however,
Question #7: The real estate reporter maintained that housing prices in San Francisco were higher than any other city in the country
Higher than any other city Higher than every other city The highest of those of any other city Higher than any city Higher than those of any other city
Question #8: During the eighteenth century, inoculations against smallpox became increasingly popular among the English upper classes although to the lower classes it remained mysterious and therefore threatening.
Although to the lower classes it Because to the lower classes it Although to the lower classes such inoculations However, to the lower classes such inoculations Although among the lower classes it
Question #9: With the rift between the two sides apparently widening, analysis said that they considered the likelihood of a merger between the two corporations to be negligible
Considered the likelihood of a merger between the two corporations to be negligible Considered it was likely a merger between the two corporations being negligible Considered the two corporations merger likely to be negligible Considered the likelihood of the two corporations merging between them to have been negligible Considered between the two corporations such a merger to be negligible
Question #10: Gold was discovered at Sutter’s Mill in 1848, and prospectors who flocked to the gold fields are known not as the forty fighters but as the forty niners.
Gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill in 1848, and They discovered gold at Sutter's Mill in 1848, and Upon the discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill in 1848 Although gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill in 1848 Because gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill in 1848
Question #11: Once a leading light of the Harlem Renaissance, the revived interest in African-American literary pioneers rescued Zora Neale Hurston from decades of obscurity
The revived interest in African- American literary pioneers rescued Zora Neale Hurston from decades of obscurity Though the revived interest in African-American literary pioneers, Zora Neale Hurston was rescued from decades of obscurity Zora Neale Hurston's rescue from decades of literary obscurity was due to the revived interest in African- American literary pioneers Zora Neale Hurston was rescued from decades of literary obscurity by the revived interest in Africans-American literary pioneers Zora Neale Hurston was rescued from decades of literary obscurity by reviving the interest in African-American literary pioneers
Question #12: The historians of geography and cartography seem more interested in their maps in the explorers who went into the field, often at great risk, to get the information that these maps contain.
Explorers that went into the field, often at great risk, to get the information these map containing Explorers who went into the field, often at great risk, to get the information that this map contains Explorers going into the field, often greatly risking, and they got the information that these maps contain Explorers who went into the field to get the information that these maps often contain a greater risk
Question #13: Employment statistics indicate that the percentage of workers who found jobs in the fall quarter is lower than the spring
Worker who found jobs in the fall quarter is lower than the spring Workers that found jobs in the fall quarter is lower than the percentage in the spring Worker who found jobs in the fall quarter is lower than the equivalent percentage in the spring Worker who had found jobs in the fall quarter is lower than the spring Worker finding jobs in the fall quarter is lower than the spring quarter
Question #14: Most of the free libraries founded by Andrew Carnegie were located in communities where there were hardly no other cultural institutions available to the members of the working classes.
Most of the free libraries founded by Andrew Carnegie were locates in communities where there were hardly no other cultural institutions Of the free libraries founded by Andrew Carnegie, most were located in communities in where there were hardly no other cultural institutions Most free libraries that were founded by Andrew Carnegie he located in communities where hardly any other cultural institutions were Andrew Carnegie founded mostly free libraries located in communities where were hardly any other cultural institutions Most of the free libraries founded by Andrew Carnegie were located in communities where there were hardly any other cultural institutions
Question #15: By the time we arrive in Italy, we have traveled through four countries.
We have traveled through four countries We had traveled through four countries We will have traveled through four countries Four countries will have been traveled through We through four countries shall have traveled
Question #16: To say “My lunch was satisfactory” is complimentary; to say “My lunch was adequate” is not.
Complimentary, to say Complementary, to say Complimentary, but to say Complementary, however to say Complementary to saying
Question #17: When one debates the merits of the proposed reduction in our tax base, you should take into consideration the effect it will have on the schools and the other public services.
You should take into consideration the effect You should consider the effect One should take the effect One takes into consideration the effect One should take into consideration the effect
Question #18: We were afraid of the teacher’s wrath due to his statement that he would penalize anyone who failed to hand in his term paper on time.
Wrath, due to his statement that Wrath due to his statement that, Wrath, inasmuch as his statement that, Wrath because his statement that Wrath and his statement that,
Question #19: Because the sport industry has become so popular is the reason that some universities have created new courses in sports marketing and event planning.
Popular is the reason that some universities have created new courses in sports marketing and event planning Popular, some universities have created new courses in sports marketing and event planning Popular, there have been new courses in sports marketing and event planning created by some universities Popular is the reason that new courses in sports marketing and event planning have been created by some universities Popular, they have created new courses in sports marketing and event planning atsome universities
Question #20: I have discovered that the subways in New York are as clean as other city I have visited.
As clean as any other city I have visited As clean as those in any other city I have visited As clean as those in any city I visited Cleaner than any city I have Cleaner than any other city I have visited
Question #21: Roger had just walked into his office and that was when he was told that his plan had finally approved.
And that was when he was told And then he learned When it was learned by him When he learned And then they told him
Question #22: Burdened with three pieces of luggage and pair of skis, Sarah’s search for a baggage cart was desperate.
Sarah's search for a baggage cart was desperate Sarah's desperate search was for a baggage cart A baggage cart was what Sarah desperately searched for A baggage cart for which Sarah desperately searched Sarah searched desperately for a baggage carter
Question #23: Karen, James and Sam were hiking when, stumbling over a rock, he fell down a steep embankment.
When, stumbling over a rock, he fell down a steep embankment And then he fell down a steep embankment after he stumbled over a rock When Sam fell down a steep embankment, after stumbling over a rock When Sam fell down a steep embankment, since he stumbled over a rock
Question #24: By attracting new industry when the old factory closed, the council kept the economy of the town from collapsing, this was a disaster many workers had feared.
This was a disaster many workers had feared Because many workers had feared a disaster The fear many workers had would be a disaster A disaster that many workers had feared It was feared by many workers as a disaster
Question #25: A healthy economy can be measured not only by the growth of business but it has a psychological effect on people.
It has a As well in the Also by the Also the In the way of having a
Question #26: Today’s political candidates may reach wide audiences by appearing on television, but old-fashioned barnstorming still has value because it allows the electorate to meet candidates face-to-face.
Television, but old-fashioned barnstorming still has value because it allows Television, but old-fashioned barnstorming still would have value because of allowing Television; however, there is still value in old-fashioned barnstorming by allowing Television, old-fashioned barnstorming still having value because it allows Television, when old-fashioned barnstorming still has value in allowing
Question #27: Linguistic research often requires fieldwork where they can study and record the spoken dialects of a region.
Where they Through which they And the linguist Which they During which the linguist
Question #28: The primatologist has argued that sustained observation of a animals provides better behavioral data than does intermittent observation of many animals.
Provides better behavioral data than does intermittent of many animals Provides better behavioral data than many animals are observed intermittently Providing better behavioral data than does intermittent observation of many animals Do provide better behavioral data than intermittent observation of many animals do In contrast to intermittent observation of many animals, provides better behavioral data
Question #29: Geroge Orwell’s term “doublespeak” referring to the intentional use of language to confuse or to mislead of “tax increase.”
Referring to the intentional use of language Referring to language which is intentionally used Which refers to intentionally using language Refers to the intentional use of language Is when it refers to language used intentionally
Question #30: Trees are able to collect large amounts of water from fog- in some areas as much as thirty inches annually.
In some areas as much as thirty inches annually In some areas having thirty inches per years In some places collecting about thirty inches per year annually Collecting the equal of thirty inches annually in some places Which in some areas amounts to thirty inches collected annually
Question #31: Prized for their rarity, gourmets will spend a small fortune on wild truffles rather than settle for common mushrooms.
Prized for their rarity, gourmets will spend a small fortune on wild truffles rather than settle for common mushrooms. Prized as rare, gourmets will spend a small fortune on wild truffles as opposed to setting for common mushrooms. Prized for their rarity, wild truffles command a small fortune among gourmets unwilling to settle for common mushrooms. As prized for rarity, wild truffles, being costly, command a small fortune for gourmets unwilling to settle for common mushrooms Wild truffles prized for their rarity by gourmets who will spend a small fortune but not to settle for common mushrooms.
Question #32: Evidence from surveys and interviews show friendship made in high school tends to last longer than those made in college.
Show friendships made in high school tends to last Show high school friendships that tend to last Is showing high school friendships tending to last Shoes that friendships made in high school tend to last Shows friendship in high school tends to last
Question #33: Growing up in a family where music was a daily part of life, Steve and Rick shared a determination to become singing duos known nationwide.
To become singing duos To became a singing duos Of becoming singing duos That they would become singing duos Of becoming a singing duos
Question #34: Before reading the front page of the newspaper, my sister reads the sports section, my brother reads the comics first.
Before reading the first page of the newspaper my sister reads the sports section, my brother reads the comics first My sister reads the sports section before reading the front page of the newspaper and my brother, he reads the comics first Before reading the front page of the newspaper, my sister reads the sports section; my brother reads the comics first My brother reads the comics first with my sister reading the sports section before reading the front page of the newspaper Before reading the front page of the newspaper, my sister reads the sports section, my brother reads the comics first
Question #35: Jacob Lawrence is best known for his depictions of modern urban life, and his celebrated painting forward presents a rural scene from the life of abolitionist Harriet Tubman.
Jacob Lawrence is best known for his depictions of modern life, and Jacob Lawrence is best known for his depictions of modern urban life, Jacob Lawrence is best known for his depictions of modern urban life, however Although Jacob Lawrence is best known for his depictions of modern urban life, Inasmuch as Jacob Lawrence is best known for his depictions of modern urban life.
Question #36: Although the theory that widespread lead poisoning contributed to the decline of the Roman Empire has gained ________, the evidence is still ________.
Credence------irrefutable Disrepute-----dubious Acceptance-----convincing Momentum------systematic Currency------inconclusive
Question #37: The fashion designer favored fabrics that were so _______ as to be virtually transparent.
Palpable Diaphanous Luxurious Anomalous
Question #38: Professor Williams disdained traditions: she regularly attacked cherished beliefs and institutions, earning a reputation as_______.
An egalitarian A dowager A dilettante An iconoclast A purveyor
Question #39: The movie’s pilot was________; once you knew what befell the hero, you could________ the fate of the villain.
Convincing-------- misinterpret Misleading----- anticipate Predictable------foresee Ironic------endorse Spellbinding-------ignore
Question #40: A certain additive put in gasoline to reduce air pollution is actually________ ground water, a finding that shows that even the most well-intentioned fixes can sometimes_________.
Liquefying-------founder Contaminating-----backfire Purifying------- boomerang Saturating--------reciprocate Polluting------prevail
Question #41: The biologist’s description of the wolf pack was true________, devoid of any emotion or personal prejudice.
Dispassionate Insubstantial Esoteric
Question #42: No longer considered __________, the belief that all of Puerto Rico’s indigenous Taino people perished centuries ago appears to be a ___________ now that modern Taino descendants have come forward.
Conclusive--------reality Tenable-------misconception Mythical--------possibility Erroneous------- delusion Hypothetical-------digression
Question #43: Although easily angered by our mischievous behavior, our mother could be immediately ________ by our expression of remorse.
Substantiated Impugned Protected United Mollified
Question #44: Scientists wonder that to do with the dead satellites, jettisoned rockets, drafting paint flrcks, and other________ orbiting Earth.
Flotsam Reconnaissance Decimation Decimation Rainment Sustenance
Question #45: Although aging brings about profound physiological changes, it does not often alter an individual’s ________: an irascible thirty year old will probably still be _________ at seventy.
Disposition-------cantankerous Anatomy---------churlish Outlook-------benevolent Personality------laconic Stature-------robust
Question #46: The commentator characterized the electorate as_________ because it was unpredictable and given to constantly shifting moods.
Mercurial Corrosive Disingenuous Phlegmatic
Question #47: Geoffrey’s corrupt dealings earned him such disgrace that any possibility of his being reelected to the city council was completely ¬¬¬¬¬_________.
Ensured Approved Belittled Eliminated Defended
Question #48: The professor’s presentation was both ________ and ________: through brief, it was instructive.
Verbose--------mundane Concise------elaborate Comprehensive------edifying Succinct--------enlightening Provocative---------technical
Question #49: With its large circulation, Essence magazine has enjoyed _________ only recently challenged by new publications aggressively seeking female African American readers.
An aggressive An inclination A prognosis A retrenchment A preeminence
Question #50: The judge’s published opinions, though sophisticated and subtle, were undeniably_______: they left no doubt of her intentions.
Unequivocal Effusive Incorrigible
Question #51: Although the editors were reputed to be very_______, the uneven quality of the material they put into the anthology suggests they were too _________.
Amateurish----------professional Lax----- harsh Selective------inclusive Judgmental------- discriminating Sensitive------insightful
Question #52: Many painting of the American southwest convey the feeling of isolation and loneliness that mirrors the ________ landscape they depict.
Lush Sprawling Desolate Gaudy Monumental
Question #53: Only recently created, this orchid is a ________, a plant produced by deliberately crossbreeding two different varieties of flowers.
Misnomer Hybrid Vector Curative Precursor
Question #54: The pharmaceutical company insisted that its testing of new drugs was quite_______, more rigorous than the industry standard.
Stringent Dispersive Conditional Recessive Obtrusive
Question #55: Freedom of expression is not necessarily a ________ force: communities that encourage it often feel less threatened by social unrest than do those in which dissent is_________.
Revolutionary--------promoted Positive--------prohibited Successful------protested Divisive-------restricted Militant--------fostered
Question #56: Thomas Hardy’s novels are described as ________because of their preoccupation with daily life in rural and agricultural settings.
Bucolic Prolific Lugubrious Sundry Metaphorical
Question #57: Some skeptics consider the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) to be ________, even foolish; others go so far as to accuse SETI scientists of outright_______ in applying skewed data.
Misguided---------remonstrance Absurd--------erudition Plausible-------lassitude Painstaking-------fabrication Wrongheaded-------chicanery
Question #58: Extensive travel afforded Langston Hughes a ________ perspective, but it was Harlem that served as the creative__________ for his writing.
Cosmopolitan---------defense Worldly-------inspirations Moral-------obligation Stunted---------condition Limited------center
Question #59: One requirement of timeless art is that it deepen and _______ our awareness, not that it merely conform what ew already know,
Hinder Reconcile Control Soothe Extend
Question #60: Despairing that the performance of the chief executive would ever improve, the corporation’s board of directors took decisive action and_______ him.
Coddled Taunted Prodded Ousted Chided
Question #61: The discovery of the fossil was __________ and _________, surprisingly scientist and undermining accepted theories about plant distribution.
Exhilarating------banal Shocking------prophetic Startling-------revolutionary Appalling-------groundbreaking Unanticipated--------irrelevant
Question #62: Citing the __________of the Asian American community, the scholar argued that Asian Americans constituted the region’s fastest-growing population.
Digression Proximity Expansion Stabilization Correlation
Question #63: Far from being_________, bears in some national parks are surprisingly_________ when approached by humans; still, visitors must exercise caution.
Benign---------cantankerous Reticent--------bellicose Complacent---------docile Aggressive-------placid Playful-------frisky
Question #64: Before becoming the stockbroker, Victoria Woodhull had a career as a _______, someone believe to have insights about events beyond ordinary human perception.
Mentor Profiteer Counterfeiter Clairvoyant Propagandist
Question #65: The judges for the chili competition were ________, nothing subtle differences between dishes that most people would not detect.
Obscure Deferential Discriminating Sanctimonious Unrelenting
Question #66: Although the archaeologist _________ the symbol on the cave wall, she was unable to _______ then because they were too faint.
Replicated-------ignore Perused--------discard Obliterated-------translate Recollected------conceal Scrutinized----------decipher
Question #67: Popular interest in music performed by folk singer Jean Ritchie acted as a __________because it __________ a wider interest in the music of Ritchie’s native Kentucky
Deterrent--------launched Panacea------overcame Barrier---------awakened Catalyst------stirred Provocation----------mitigated
Question #68: Oceanographers have identified more than 50 “dead zones” around the world: areas of seas that various forms of pollution have rendered _______ life.
Conducive to Invaluable to Imperative to Bereft of Indistinguishable form
Question #69: The few female physicians practicing at the end of the nineteenth century might be considered _______ because they constituted a very small percentage of all physicians.
Miscreants Revisionists Anomalies Pacifists Extremists
Question #70: Rose smiled approvingly but gave neither written nor spoken permission to proceed with the project: her consent, in short, was ________.
Tacit Fervent Unqualified Impetuous Conditional
Question #71: Paradoxically, during the French Revolution, the very leaders who proclaimed _________ philosophies sometimes also engaged in ______ practices.
Regal--------imperial Simplistic--------neutral Liberating------repressive Totalitarian----------absolutist Scandalous-------compromised
Question #72: Despite his brilliant career, Gerald was plagued by doubts and could not _______ his feelings of ____________.
Imagine---------worthless Reconcile-----------superiority Embrace----------insecurity Dispel----------inferiority Fathom----------levity
Question #73: Jane was both ______ and __________ : she was blatantly proud and offensively bold.
Haughty----------impudent Irresolute----------insolent Presumptuous----------loquacious Arrogant-------------articulate Reverential---------contemptuous
Question #74: New Zealand and Spain can accurately be described as ___________ because they are diametrically opposite one another on the globe.
Satellites Antipodes Reversals Bifurcations Dichotomies
Question #75: Ken took his __________obligations seriously, patiently caring for his mother throughout her long recuperation.
Filial Symbiotic Avuncular Convivial Funerary
Question #76: The sound produced by the youth orchestra was so ________ that even its least experienced members were abashed.
Cacophonous Syncopated Harmonic Collaborative Mellifluous
Question #77: To avoid being _______, composer Stephen Sondheim strives for an element of surprise in his songs.
Erratic Informal Elaborate Predictable Idiosyncratic
Question #78: Because the pandas had already been weakened by disease and drought, a harsh winter would have had __________ consequences for them.
Preventive Regressive Catastrophic Unforeseen Moderate
Question #79: For many of the villagers, marriage was a practical _______, one not necessarily ___________ of love but nevertheless grounded largely in economic advantage.
Arrangement---------devoid Entertainment----------disparaging Attitude---------consisting Bargain----------worthy Misfortune--------trusting
Question #80: Maggie is a procrastinator, naturally inclined to ________and to __________discussion.
Meddle----------scoff at Temporize----------prolong Misbehave---------disrupt Sneer---------terminate Withdraw----------intrude in
Question #81: Just as glass windows offer building both light and insulation, certain atmospheric gases ______ incoming sunlight and __________ heat radiated from the ground, preventing warmth from escaping
Conduct------release Deflect----------transmit Admit--------contain Absorb---------dispense Resist----------trap
Question #82: The speaker, praised for her style yet ridiculed for her vacuity, often moved naive listeners with __________ along and led them to believe that her speech had __________.
Reason----------dalliance Infelicity--------conviction Rhetoric-------substance Pragmatism---------futility Boorishness---------integrity
Question #83: The actor was noted for his ________ behavior: he quickly became irritated if his every whim was not immediately satisfied.
Fastidious Sedulous Vindictive Petulant Mercenary
Question #84: Hayley Mill’s films have called __________, although most of them are not so sentimental as to deserve that description.
Cursory Treacly Prosaic Meticulous Consecrated
Question #85: Predictably, detail-oriented workers are __________keeping track of the myriad particulars of a situation.
Remiss in Adept in Humorous about Hesitant about Contemptuous of
Question #86: The controversial tax fueled sustained __________ that could not be ________by the prime minister’s impassioned speeches.
Rebellion----------challenged Interrogation----------fortified Conflagration---------fostered Denial-----------restrained Uprising--------quelled
Question #87: In breeding can promote the expression of _________genes, those that make an animal subject to disease or impair reproductive efficiency.
Ineffable Articulated Consummate Presumptive Deleterious
Question #88: The doctor _________ so frequently on disease-prevention techniques that his colleagues accused him to __________.
Vacillated---------inconsistency Sermonized----------fidelity Wavered-----------steadfastness Experimented------------inflexibility Relied---------negligence
Question #89: A judicious biography must be __________represented that depicts both the strengths and the weakness of the subject, avoiding the two extremes of __________ an indictment
A polarized------------vindication An imaginative----------discernment A holistic--------censure A complimentary------------animosity An equitable----------eulogy
Question #90: Though Luis eagerly sought her _________, he subsequently chose not to heed that advice.
Secretiveness Corporation Understanding Counsel Concord
Question #91: As a young physics instructor, Richard Feynman discovered that he had the gift of sharing his ___________his subject and making that excitement __________.
Passion for---------contagious Knowledge of-----------inaudible Contempt for----------praiseworthy Propensity for------------futile Commitment to-----------impersonal
Question #92: As ________ as the disintegration of the Roman Empire must have seemed, that disaster nevertheless presented some __________ aspects.
Momentous----------formidable Decisive----------unavoidable Unexpected-----------ambiguous Advantageous-----------beneficial Catastrophic----------constructive
Question #93: The beauty of the Mount Mckenley is usually cloaked: clouds ___________ the summit nine days out of ten.
Release Elevate Entangle Shroud Attain
Question #94: Madame C.J. Walker introduced her first hair-care product just as demand was reaching its peak; this __________marketing made her a millionaire.
Opportune Instantaneous Intermittent Dubious Extravagant
Question #95: .a scientist should not automatically reject folkways that might at first seem silly or superstitious; scientific qualifications are not a license for ______, nor do they __________ prejudice or bias
Experimentation---------elimination Arrogance-----pursue Humility-------advocate Smugness--------legitimate Rigidity------console
Question #96: For a long time, most doctors maintained that taking massive doses of vitamin was relatively harmless; now, however, some are warning that excessive dosages can be _______.
Healthy Expensive Wasteful Toxic Inane
Question #97: In Jamaica Kancaid’s novel lucky, the West Indian heroine _______ her employer’s world, critically examining its assumptions and values.
Idealizes Avoids Beautifies Scrutinizes Scrutinizes
Question #98: The frequent name changes that the country has undergone _________the political turbulence that has attended its recent history.
Argue against Contrast with Testify to Jeopardize Sustain
Question #99: Brachiopods, calm like bivalves of prehistoric times, were one of the most _________forms of life on the Earth: more than 30,000 species have been _________from fossil records.
Plentiful--------subtracted Ornate-------retrieved Multifarious--------catalogued Scarce---------extracted Anachronistic--------extrapolated
Question #100: Some interactive computer games are so elaborately contrived and required such __________strategies that only the most __________player can master them.
Byzantine---------adroit Nefarious---------conscientious Devious-----------lackadaisical Onerous--------slipshod Predictable-------compulsive
Question #101: Commerce on the remote island was conducted exclusively by __________, exchanging goods for goods.
Credit Loan Faith Patronage Barter
Question #102: The existence of environmental contamination is no longer a point of _________; government, industry, and the public agree that it is a serious problem.
Concern Concern Urgency Relevance Dispute
Question #103: In rock climbing, survival depends as much on ___________, the ability to perceive without conscious reasoning, as on physical strength.
Autonomy Incoherence Institution Sophistry Receptivity
Question #104: Using computer labs to _________ classroom instruction is most effective when the curriculum ________ lab exercises and classroom teaching in a coordinated manner.
Supplement---------integrates Substantiate-------undermines Remedy--------compromise Disparage--------reinforce Foster----------curtails
Question #105: Many ________ of the style of painting exemplified by Marcel Duchamp’s work focused on Duchamp’s nude descending to staircase as the _________of what they detested about modern art.
Critics--------epitome Proponents----------realization Advocates---------embodiment Debunkers---------rejection Belittlers----------reversal
Question #106: Johnson’s writing is considered _________ and __________ because it is filled with obscure references and baffling digression.
Deceiving--------ingenuous Arcane---------abstruse Spare--------didactic Lucid--------definitive Concise-------esoteric
Question #107: Because the congresswoman has been so openhanded with many of her constituents, it is difficult to reconcile this _________ with her private _________.
Selfishness---------inattention Insolence---------virtue Magnanimity---------pettiness Opportunism---------ambition Solicitousness---------generosity
Question #108: As sea urchins becoming scarcer, drivers are __________ to more dangerous depth to retrieve them, __________ the potential for driving injuries.
Swimming--------lessening Descending---------increasing Removing-----------avoiding Returning----------seeing Climbing---------creating
Question #109: Anne mentioned John’s habitual boasting about his wardrobe as in example of his ______ways.
Erratic Egotistical Flexible Tactful Inconspicuous
Question #110: Because our supply of fossil fuel has been sadly _______, we must find __________ sources of energy.
Stored--------hoarded Compensated---------significant Exhausted---------inefficient Increased---------available Depleted----------alternative
Question #111: He is much too _______ in his writings: he writes a page when a sentence should suffice.
Devious Lucid Verbose Efficient Pleasant
Question #112: The abundance and diversity of insects is the cumulative effect of an extraordinary low _________ rate: bugs endure.
Metabolic Density Extinction Percentage Standard
Question #113: Pre-Spanish art in Mexico is not a ________ art; they are mistaken who see in its bold simplifications or wayward conceptions an inability to _________ technical difficulties.
Formal----------ignore Graphic---------understand Primitive----------nurture Crude -----------overcome Revolutionary---------instigate
Question #114: Are we to turn into spineless __________, afraid to take a __________ stand, unable to answer a question without pussy footing.
Disciples---------positive Hedonists--------compromising Criminals--------defiant Critics---------constructive Equivocators------- forthright
Question #115: In apologizing to the uncredited photographer, the editor said that he _________ that this _______ use of copyrighted photographs had taken place.
Deplored-----------legitimate Conceded----------inevitable Regretted--------unauthorized Admitted----------warranted Acknowledge------appropriate
Question #116: The herb Chinese parsley is an example of what we mean by an acquired taste: Westerners who originally ________ it eventually came to ________ its flavor in Oriental foods.
Relish-----enjoy Dislike------welcome Savor--------abhor Ignore------detest Discern------recognize
Question #117: Because he was ________ in the performance of his duties, his employers could not ______ his work.
Derelict----------quarrel over Dilatory----------grumble at Undisciplined---------object to Assiduous-------complain about Mandatory---------count on
Question #118: British __________ contemporary art has been an obstacle even for modern artists now revered as great, such as Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud, who were ________ for years before winning acceptance.
Veneration of----------eulogized Indifference to-----------dismissed Disdain of-----------lauded Ignorance of---------studied Intolerance of--------vindicated
Question #119: The biochemistry instructor urged that we take particular care of the ________ chemicals to prevent their evaporation.
Insoluble Superficial Extraneous Volatile Insipid
Question #120: It is said that the custom of shaking ahds originated when primitive men held out empty hands to indicate that they had no ________ weapons and were thus ________disposed.
Lethal----------clearly Concealed-------amicable Hidden------- harmfully Murderous---------ill Secret---------finally
Question #121: Archaeologists are involved in _________Mayan temples in Central America, uncovering the old ruins in order to learn more about the civilization they represent.
Demolishing Incapacitating Excavating Worshiping Adapting
Question #122: Afraid that the __________ nature of the plays being presented would corrupt the morals of their audience, the puritans closed the theaters in 1642.
Mediocre Fantastic Profound Lewd Witty
Question #123: The governor’s imposition of martial law on the once-peaceful community was the last straw, so far as the lawmakers were concerned: the legislature refused to function until martial law was _______.
Reaffirmed Reiterated Inaugurated rescinded
Question #124: The sergeant suspected that the private was _______ in order to avoid going the ______ march scheduled for that morning.
Malingering----------arduous Proselytizing--------interminable Invalidating--------threatened Exemplary---------leisurely Disgruntled---------strenuous
Question #125: The incidence of smoking among women, formerly _______, has grown to such a degree that lung cancer, once a minor problem, has become the chief ________ of cancer-related deaths among women.
Negligible--------cause Minor---------antidote Preeminent-------cure Relevant-------modifier Pervasive------opponent
Question #126: The columnist was almost ________ when he mentioned his friends, he was unpleasant and even _____ when he discussed people who irritated him.
Recalcitrant------laconic Reverential---------acrimonious Sensitive-------remorseful Insipid------militant Benevolent--------stoical
Question #127: An experienced politicians who knew better than to launch a campaign in troubled political waters, she intended to wait for a more ________ occasion before she announced her plans.
Propitious Provocation Unseemly Questionable Theoretical
Question #128: In one instance illustrating Metternich’s consuming ________,he employed several naval captions to purchase books abroad for him, eventually adding an entire oriental liberary to his __________ collection.
Foresight--------indifferent Altruism------eclectic Bibliomania--------burgeoning Avarice-------inadvertent Egocentricity-------magnanimous
Question #129: The civil right movement did not emerge from obscurity into national prominence overnight; on the contrary, it captured the public’s imagination only _______.
Fruitlessly Unimpeachable Momentarily Expeditiously Gradually
Question #130: The seventeenth-century writer Mary Astell was a rate phenomenon, a single women who maintained and even ______ a respectable reputation while earning a living by her pen.
Eclipsed Impaired Decimated Avoided Enhanced
Question #131: An optimistic supporter of the women’s movement, Kubota contends that recent ________ by Japanese women in the business world are meaningful and indicative of ________ opportunity to come.
Advances---------diminished Strides----greater Innovations-------marginal Retreats------theoretical Failures-----hidden
Question #132: The _________ ambassador was but __________ linguist; yet he insisted on speaking to foreign dignitaries in their own tongues without resorting to a translator’s aid.
Eminent ------an indifferent Visiting-----a notable Revered-----a talented Distinguished-----a celebrated Ranking--- a sensitive
Question #133: Nowadays life models-men and women who pose in the nude for articles – seem curiously _________, relics of a bygone age when art students labored amid skeletons and anatomical charts, learning to draw the human body as painstakingly as medical students learn to _______ it.
Anachronistic------sketch Archaic-----dissect Contemporary-----diagnose Stereotyped-----examine Daring-----care
Question #134: Most of the settlement that grew up near the logging camps were ________ affairs, thrown together in a hurry because people needed ti live on the job.
Protracted Unobtrusive Nomadic Ramshackle Banal
Question #135: Quick-breeding and immune to most pesticides, cockroaches are so ________ that even a professional exterminator may fail to ________ them.
Vulnerable----eradicate Widespread-----discern Fragile-----destroy Heady-----eliminate Numerous------detect
Question #136: The patient bore the pain _________, neither wincing nor whimpering when the incision was made.
Histrionically Stoically Sardonically Poorly Marginally
Question #137: The actor’s stories of backstage feuds and rivalry might be though _______were there not so many corroborating anecdotes from other theatrical personalities.
Pantomime Ambiguity Approbation Hyperbole Vainglory
Question #138: Wemmick, the soul of kindness in private, is obliged in ________ to be uncompassionate and even _____ on behalf of his employer, the harsh lawyer Jaggers.
Conclusion--------careless Principle-----contradictory Theory--------esoteric Court------judicious Public------ruthless
Question #139: Although Roman original contributions to government, jurisprudence, and engineering are commonly acknowledged, the artistic legacy of the Roman world continues to be judged widely as __________ the magnificent Greek traditions that preceded it.
An improvement on An echo of A resolution of A precursor of A consummation of
Question #140: Although in publicity has been _______, the film itself is intelligent, we-acted, handsomely produced, and altogether ___________.
Tasteless-------respectable Extensive----------moderate Sophisticated------------amateur Risqué---------crude perfect--------spectacular
Question #141: The selection committee for the exhibit was amazed to see such fine work done by a mere __________.
Connoisseur Artist Amateur Entrepreneur Exhibitionist
Question #142: The teacher suspected cheating as he noticed the pupil’s __________ glance at his classmate’s paper.
Futile Sporadic Furtive Cold Inconsequential
Question #143: Known for his commitment to numerous worth causes, the philanthropist deserved ______ for his __________.
Recognition------folly Blame----hypocrisy Reward-----modesty Admonishment-----wastefulness Credit-------altruism
Question #144: Miss Waston termed Huck’s behavior ________ because in her opinion nothing could excuse his deliberate disregard of her commands.
Devious Intolerant Irrevocable Indefensible Boisterous
Question #145: Either the surfing at Maui is _____, or I went there on an off day.
Consistent Thrilling Invigorating Overrated Scenic
Question #146: Your __________ remarks spoil the effect of your speech; try not to tray from your subject.
Innocuous Digressive Derogatory Persistent Enigmatic
Question #147: The fundraising ball turned out to be a __________; it started late, attracted to few dancers, and lost almost a million dollars.
Debacle Blockbuster Deluge Gala Milestone
Question #148: She was pleased by the accolades she received; like everyone else, she enjoyed being __________.
Entertained Praised Playful Vindicated Charitable
Question #149: The stereotypical image of masculinity assumed that weeping is _________ “unmanly” behavior, and not may be _______ by either sex.
Inexplicably-------repented Excessively----------discerned Essentially---------defined Inherently-----------adopted Intentionally------exaggerated
Question #150: The tapeworm is an example of __________ organism, one that lives within or on another creature, deriving some or all of its nutriment from its host
A hospitable An exemplary A parasitic An autonomous A protozoan
Question #151: There was a hint of carelessness about her appearance, as though the cut of her blouse or the fit of her slacks was a matter of __________ to her.
Satisfaction Aesthetics Indifference Significance Controversy
Question #152: Many educators argue that a ___________grouping of students would improve instruction because it would limit the range of student abilities in the classroom.
Heterogeneous Systematic Homogenous Sporadic Fragmentary
Question #153: The younger members of the company resented the domineering and _______ manner of the officer manager.
Urbane Prudent Convivial Imperious Objective
Question #154: What most __________ the magazine’s critics is the manner in which its editorial opinions are expressed-too often as if only an idiot could see things any other way.
Belies Impedes Placates Riles Identifies
Question #155: I regret that my remarks seemed ________; I never intended to belittle you.
Inadequate Justified Unassailable Disparaging shortsighted
Question #156: A ________ glance pays ________ attention to details.
Furtive---------meticulous Cursory--------little Cryptic---------close Keen----------scanty Fleeting---------vigilant
Question #157: With its elaborately carved, convoluted lines, furniture of the Baroque was highly _______.
Functional Primitive Liner Spare Ornate
Question #158: With its elaborately carved, convoluted lines, furniture of the Baroque was highly _______.
Functional Primitive Liner Spare Ornate
Question #159: His overweening pride in his accomplishments was __________ : he had accomplished little if anything at all
Unjustified Innocuous Systematic Rational Critical
Question #160: A _________ relationship links the rhinoceros and the oxpecker (or rhinoceros bird), for the two are mutually dependent.
Monolithic Superficial Symbiotic Debilitating Stereotypical
Question #161: When we saw black smoke billowing from the wing of the plane, we were certain that disaster was _________.
Unlikely Opportune Imminent Undeserved Averted
Question #162: I can touch for his honesty; I have always found him _________ and carefully observant of the truth.
Arbitrary Plausible Volatile Veracious Innocuous
Question #163: This well-documented history is of importance because it carefully ________ the ________ accomplishments of Native American artist who all too little known to the public at large.
Recognize-------negligible Overlooks--------purported Scrutinizes---------illusory Distorts-----------noteworthy Substantiates-------considerable
Question #164: Perhaps because he feels ________ by an excess of parental restrictions and rules, at adolescence the repressed child may break out dramatically.
Nurtured Appeased Confined Fascinated Liberated
Question #165: Sue felt that Jack’s _______in the face of the compelling evidence which she had presented was an example of his _________ mind.
Truculence---------unbiased Skepticism-------open Incredulity-----------closed Acquiescence----------keen Reluctance---------impartial
Question #166: As a girl, Emily Dickinson was __________ but also _________: exceptionally inhibited socially.
Zealous---------gregarious Rash-----------intrusive Impulsive----------dedicated
Question #167: The good night’s sleep had ________ effect on the weary climber, who woke refreshed and eager to resume the ascent.
An innocuous A tonic A minor An enervating A detrimental
Question #168: She is an interesting __________, an infinitely shy person who, in apparent contradiction, possesses an enormously intuitive _________ for understanding person.
Aberration--------disdain Caricature----------talent Specimen---------loathing Phenomenon---------disinclination Paradox---------gift
Question #169: The coach’s harsh rebuke deeply wounded the star quarterback, who had never been __________ like that before.
Summoned Reprimanded Stimulated Placated Ignored
Question #170: At the present time, we are suffering from ________ of stories about the war; try writing about another subject.
A calumny A death An insurgence A plethora An inhibition
Question #171: Because he was __________, he shunned human society.
A misanthrope An oligarch An anomaly A stereotype A nonentity
Question #172: Ernest Hemingway’s prose is generally esteemed for it’s ________; as one critic puts it, Hemingway “cut out unneeded words.”
Sensitivity Economy Gusto Breath Intricacy
Question #173: Crows are extremely ________: their harsh cries easily drown out the songs of neighboring birds.
Fickle Swarthy Raucous Cordial Versatile
Question #174: After Bob has broken the punch bowl, we sensed the extent of his _________ from the way he shamefacedly avoided meeting his hostess’s eye.
Composure Perspicacity Discomfiture Forbearance Benevolence
Question #175: Crowther maintained that the current revival was the most fatuous and ________ production of the entire theatrical season.
Gripping Inane Prophetic Memorable Salubrious
Question #176: His olfactory sense was so highly developed that he was often called in to judge ________.
Productivity Colors Litigation Perfume Acoustics
Question #177: Jean Georges was famous for his _________ cuisine, which brought together ingredients from many cooking traditions — Thai, Chinese, French and combined them in innovative ways.
Aesthetic Clandestine Homogenous Eclectic Conventional
Question #178: Believing that all children possess a certain natural intelligence, the headmaster exhorted the teachers to discover and _________ each student’s _______ talents.
Suppress----------unrecognized Develop---------intrinsic Redirect----------specious Belittle---------dormant Cultivate------------gratuitous
Question #179: Micawber’s habit of spending more than he earned left him in a state of perpetual _______, but he hoping to see a more affluent day.
Indigence-----------preserved in Confusion-----------compromised Enervation-------------retaliated by Motion----------responded by Opulence-------insisted on
Question #180: The __________ of such utopian nations is reflected by the quick disintegration of the idealistic community at Brooke Farm.
Timeliness Creativity Impracticability Effervescence Vindication
Question #181: We were amazed that a man who had been heretofore the most __________ of public speakers could, in a single speech, electrify an audience and bring them cheering to their feet.
Enthralling Accomplished Pedestrian Auspicious Masterful
Question #182: Despite the mixture’s __________ nature, we found that by lowering its temperature in the laboratory we could dramatically reduce its tendency to vaporize.
Resilient Volatile Homogenous Insipid Acerbic
Question #183: Her novel published to universal acclaimed, her literary gifts acknowledged by the chief figures of the Harlem Renaissance, her reputation as yet ________ of her career.
Undamaged--------ebb Untarnished--------zenith Untrained---------extremity Blackened--------mercy Unmarred--------brink
Question #184: Fitness expert claim that jogging is __________; once you begin to jog regularly, you may be unable to stop, because you are sure to love it more and more all the time.
Exhausting Illusive Addictive Exotic Overrated
Question #185: Although newscasters often use the terms Chicano and Latino _________, students of Hispanic-American culture are profoundly aware of the __________ the two.
Interchangeably-----------dissimilarities between Indifferently----------equivalence of Deprecating----------controversies of Unerringly---------significance of Confidently---------- origins of
Question #186: She maintained that the proposed legislation was ________ because it simply established an affirmative action task force without making any appropriate provision to fund such a force.
Inevitable Inadequate Prudent Necessary Beneficial
Question #187: The faculty senate warned that, if its recommendations were to go unheeded, the differences between the administration and the teaching staff would be _______ and eventually rendered irreconcilable.
Rectified Exacerbated Imponderable Eradicate Alienated
Question #188: Paradoxically, Helen, who had been a strict mother to her children, proved ________ mistress to her cats.
A harsh An indolent An ambivalent A cautions A lenient
Question #189: Famed athlete Bobby Orr was given his first pair of skates by a ________ Canadian women who somehow “knew” he would use them to attain sporting greatness.
Prosperous Prescient Notorious Skeptical Fallible
Question #190: The supervisor’s evaluation was ________, foe she noted the employee’s strong points and limitations without overly emphasizing either.
Equitable Laudatory Practicable Slanted Dogmatic
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