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2 Unit One Unit Two Unit Three Unit Four Unit Five Unit Seven Unit Eight Unit Nine Unit Ten Unit Eleven Unit Twelve Unit Thirteen Unit Fourteen Unit Fifteen Unit Sixteen Unit Seventeen Unit Eighteen Unit Nineteen Unit Twenty Introduction Unit Six Unit Twenty-One Unit Twenty-Two TABLE OF CONTENTS

3 INTRODUCTION Each single word exercise is contained on a three-part slide. The first slide provides a context for the word Examine the context and think of words that would fit. Click to identify the correct choice. Back to Table of Contents

4 UNIT ONE Back to Table of Contents

5 Unit One The _____ debate between the two senators bored some people, but also led to some important reforms. (A) invincible (B) protracted (C) intractable (D) retracted (E) deduced Back to Table of Contents

6 The _____ debate between the two senators bored some people, but also led to some important reforms. (B) protracted

7 Unit One I hardly expected a grown man to become so _____ when I awakened him at three in the morning. (A) petulant (B) impetuous (C) protracted (D) conducive (E) provincial Back to Table of Contents

8 I hardly expected a grown man to become so _____ when I awakened him at three in the morning. (A) petulant

9 Unit One Harry may be a good chess player, but he’s not _____. (A) petulant (B) impetuous (C) intractable (D) conducive (E) invincible Back to Table of Contents

10 Harry may be a good chess player, but he’s not _____. (E) invincible

11 Unit One When I realized I was wrong, I decided to _____ everything I had said. (A) protract (B) intractable (C) evince (D) retract (E) induce Back to Table of Contents

12 When I realized I was wrong, I decided to _____ everything I had said. (D) retract

13 Unit One When Mike saw Hugh and Lena talking and laughing together, he _____ that they were no longer fighting. (A) evinced (B) deduced (C) induct (D) conducive (E) impetuous Back to Table of Contents

14 When Mike saw Hugh and Lena talking and laughing together, he _____ that they were no longer fighting. (B) deduced

15 Unit One Certain kinds of soil are more _____ to growing prize roses. (A) conducive (B) impetuous (C) petulant (D) protracted (E) invincible Back to Table of Contents

16 Unit One Wasn’t it kind of _____ to volunteer for a job you knew nothing about? (A) conducive (B) petulant (C) impetuous (D) protracted (E) intractable Back to Table of Contents

17 Unit One The relationship between the two characters _____ the main themes of the novel. (A) impetus (B) protracted (C) retracted (D) evinced (E) deduced Back to Table of Contents

18 Unit One After the accident with the horse, nothing could ever _____ Albert to go back to the farm. (A) retract (B) impetus (C) induce (D) deduce (E) evince Back to Table of Contents

19 Unit One Laughing at someone for having a different accent than yours makes you seem _____. (A) petulant (B) invincible (C) provincial (D) induced (E) conducive Back to Table of Contents

20 Unit One The _____ for his decision to play the violin was his early love of symphonic music. (A) invincible (B) impetus (C) retraction (D) induction (E) petulant Back to Table of Contents

21 Unit One Jamie was so _____ that she refused to move her car from the sidewalk even when ordered to do so by the police. (A) impetuous (B) intractable (C) petulant (D) protracted (E) invincible Back to Table of Contents

22 UNIT TWO Back to Table of Contents

23 Unit Two Discipline at the school is so strict that even minor _____ bring severe punishment. (A) excise (B) epitome (C) infractions (D) tomes (E) compunctions Back to Table of Contents

24 Unit Two A(n) _____ certainly exists between the material world and the spiritual world. (A) dichotomy (B) infraction (C) tome (D) anatomy (E) incisive Back to Table of Contents

25 Unit Two Your _____ wit seems to cut through all the unnecessary information and get right to the heart of the matter. (A) pungent (B) impetuous (C) incisive (D) fractious (E) concise Back to Table of Contents

26 Unit Two The author’s exhaustive writing on French history took up several weighty _____. (A) excise (B) impetus (C) tomes (D) epitome (E) infractions Back to Table of Contents

27 Unit Two By looking at the _____ of a creature, scientists can see how it has adapted. (A) tome (B) conducive (C) excise (D) anatomy (E) infraction Back to Table of Contents

28 Unit Two If Danielle feels any _____ at all for lying about her homework, she should go to her teacher and apologize. (A) tome (B) compunction (C) anatomy (D) epitome (E) impetus Back to Table of Contents

29 Unit Two Carol’s constant arguing and yelling made her seem so _____ that I wondered how anyone could stand to be around her. (A) petulant (B) intractable (C) fractious (D) punctilious (E) pungent Back to Table of Contents

30 Unit Two The right to free speech is guaranteed to all Americans, and no one should _____ upon it. (A) induce (B) incite (C) deduce (D) infringe (E) evince Back to Table of Contents

31 Unit Two A(n) _____ summary of the day’s events will be enough for me. (A) concise (B) conducive (C) intractable (D) incisive (E) punctilious Back to Table of Contents

32 Unit Two Cedric’s friends were always telling him to loosen up and not be so _____ about details. (A) provincial (B) punctilious (C) protracted (D) pungent (E) fractious Back to Table of Contents

33 Unit Two Only a special kind of surgery can _____ the tumor from the body. (A) retract (B) infringe (C) concise (D) excise (E) tome Back to Table of Contents

34 Unit Two The _____ scent of frying onions competed with the many other smells that filled the restaurant. (A) petulant (B) fractious (C) impetuous (D) pungent (E) incisive Back to Table of Contents

35 Unit Two Grace is the _____ of a type of student known as “well-rounded.” (A) impetus (B) epitome (C) petulant (D) infraction (E) excise Back to Table of Contents

36 UNIT THREE Back to Table of Contents

37 Unit Three There was a heated debate over whether the cabinet official had been _____ in his duties when he did not report the accounting error. (A) dismissive (B) motive (C) dejected (D) remiss (E) impulse Back to Table of Contents

38 Unit Three I felt so _____ when I did not get admitted to the university that I did not leave my room for days. (A) punctilious (B) dejected (C) intractable (D) dismissive (E) pungent Back to Table of Contents

39 Unit Three Although the champion golfer was _____ of his caddy’s suggestions at first, he eventually gave them a try. (A) provincial (B) fractious (C) dismissive (D) remiss (E) dejected Back to Table of Contents

40 Unit Three Suddenly, Henry was seized by the _____ to leap from the boat. (A) impulse (B) compel (C) conjecture (D) epitome (E) motive Back to Table of Contents

41 Unit Three During the negotiations, the vice-president of one company was sent as a(n) _____ to the other company. (A) abject (B) emissary (C) infraction (D) impetus (E) motif Back to Table of Contents

42 Unit Three The _____ for the theft of the statue has not yet been determined. (A) induce (B) tome (C) motive (D) excise (E) impulse Back to Table of Contents

43 Unit Three The baby birds, motherless and unprotected from the rain, looked _____ and pathetic. (A) abject (B) fractious (C) remiss (D) protracted (E) invincible Back to Table of Contents

44 Unit Three If you _____ the student from school for simply stating her beliefs, you will set a bad example. (A) excise (B) abject (C) deduce (D) expel (E) evince Back to Table of Contents

45 Unit Three Some of the children in the play _____ too much, while others read their lines with no emotion at all. (A) evoked (B) deduced (C) expelled (D) emoted (E) excise Back to Table of Contents

46 Unit Three Since the critic has not read the book, anything he says about it must be considered pure _____. (A) compunction (B) impetus (C) abject (D) motif (E) conjecture Back to Table of Contents

47 Unit Three The high winds and cold rain _____ us to postpone the picnic. (A) compelled (B) emoted (C) conjecture (D) abject (E) motif Back to Table of Contents

48 Unit Three The central _____ of despair over lost love in the opera is introduced when the heroine takes the stage. (A) motive (B) impetus (C) impulse (D) motif (E) tome Back to Table of Contents

49 UNIT FOUR Back to Table of Contents

50 Unit Four Maddie seemed _____ to the insults she received in the press. (A) dismissive (B) impervious (C) fractious (D) purported (E) punctilious Back to Table of Contents

51 Unit Four Frank showed his _____ to his boss by allowing him to speak first. (A) inference (B) conjecture (C) conference (D) dismissive (E) deference Back to Table of Contents

52 Unit Four The _____ you have drawn from the suspect’s story is supported by new evidence we have just received. (A) comportment (B) epitome (C) induction (D) inference (E) deduction Back to Table of Contents

53 Unit Four If the basketball team members work on their passing, they can _____ some of the problems they have encountered in the past. (A) obviate (B) invincible (C) deviate (D) infringe (E) retract Back to Table of Contents

54 Unit Four A(n) _____ was constructed to carry the train over the river. (A) impulse (B) aqueduct (C) tome (D) impetus (E) viaduct Back to Table of Contents

55 Unit Four The _____ prize employee was discovered loading his bag with computer equipment from the supply closet. (A) inference (B) dejected (C) purported (D) conference (E) conjecture Back to Table of Contents

56 Unit Four The doctors decided to _____ the surgery until the patient was strong enough to withstand it. (A) deviate (B) proffer (C) defer (D) retract (E) confer Back to Table of Contents

57 Unit Four If the polluting corporations, already great in number, continue to _____ in this area, the ecosystem could be severely damaged. (A) impetus (B) protract (C) proliferate (D) excise (E) motif Back to Table of Contents

58 Unit Four When I _____ with the other members of the team, I found we all had different ideas about what to do. (A) proffered (B) conferred (C) deviate (D) comportment (E) obviate Back to Table of Contents

59 Unit Four If the travelers decide to _____ from their original schedule, they may add several days to the trip. (A) defer (B) deviate (C) proffer (D) excise (E) obviate Back to Table of Contents

60 Unit Four The tax attorney _____ several documented transactions to the officials who were investigating. (A) purported (B) obviated (C) proffered (D) induced (E) conferred Back to Table of Contents

61 Unit Four Dr. Jones’ _____ in the operating room is never less than completely dignified. (A) epitome (B) compunction (C) conjecture (D) comportment (E) deference Back to Table of Contents

62 UNIT FIVE Back to Table of Contents

63 Unit Five The city council does not _____ making any changes to the existing law. (A) introspective (B) arrogant (C) civility (D) sycophant (E) envisage Back to Table of Contents

64 Unit Five George was _____ by nature and would spend hours alone, lost in thought. (A) incisive (B) introspective (C) retrospective (D) deference (E) perspicacious Back to Table of Contents

65 Unit Five The exhibit takes us on a _____ journey through all the films made by the director in the past thirty years. (A) retrospective (B) retract (C) invincible (D) fractious (E) introspective Back to Table of Contents

66 Unit Five One _____ that has repeated itself is the revolt of young people against their parents’ music. (A) epiphany (B) phenomenon (C) motif (D) invincible (E) apparition Back to Table of Contents

67 Unit Five King William’s _____ was peaceful in death, but also bore the lines of many years of worry. (A) impetus (B) visage (C) aspect (D) anatomy (E) motif Back to Table of Contents

68 Unit Five Lilah’s _____ evening dress was thought by some to be too slinky and revealing. (A) punctilious (B) apparition (C) impervious (D) provincial (E) diaphanous Back to Table of Contents

69 Unit Five Several _____ of the current financial crisis are misunderstood by the majority of the population. (A) anatomies (B) epitome (C) aspects (D) phenomena (E) impetus Back to Table of Contents

70 Unit Five Was this lovely figure before me a dream, a(n) _____, or a human being? (A) epitome (B) visage (C) tome (D) apparition (E) motive Back to Table of Contents

71 Unit Five Suddenly, Rachel was struck by a(n) _____ about why we lost the game. (A) epitome (B) envisage (C) sycophant (D) compunction (E) epiphany Back to Table of Contents

72 Unit Five Ashley believes that saving every penny is _____, because it will protect her from hard times in the future. (A) perspicacious (B) conducive (C) provincial (D) impervious (E) remiss Back to Table of Contents

73 UNIT SIX Back to Table of Contents

74 Unit Six The witness could not _____ exactly where he was on the night of the murder. (A) resolute (B) inherent (C) diligent (D) incoherent (E) recollect Back to Table of Contents

75 Unit Six Although he was many times smaller than his opponent, the little dog faced the bear with _____ toughness. (A) diligent (B) impetuous (C) resolute (D) dissolute (E) concise Back to Table of Contents

76 Unit Six Amy’s dance teacher recommended her as a person who was _____ enough to practice several hours each day. (A) impervious (B) perspicacious (C) sacrilege (D) diligent (E) dissolute Back to Table of Contents

77 Unit Six Andrew often wondered if the desire to fight was _____ in his character, since he always seemed to be arguing with someone. (A) inherent (B) adherent (C) tome (D) aspect (E) incoherent Back to Table of Contents

78 Unit Six Some legal documents would be more clear if the _____ language were made concise. (A) disparate (B) punctilious (C) diffuse (D) profuse (E) insoluble Back to Table of Contents

79 Unit Six Do you think selling goods and services in a holy place is a(n) _____? (A) comportment (B) conjecture (C) epiphany (D) sacrilege (E) infraction Back to Table of Contents

80 Unit Six The medicine made Sean talk so fast he was _____; none of his friends could understand what he was saying. (A) impervious (B) incoherent (C) dissolute (D) inherent (E) perspicacious Back to Table of Contents

81 Unit Six The birds regularly eat seemingly _____ material like tough bark and stones. (A) effusive (B) insoluble (C) incoherent (D) imperative (E) dissolute Back to Table of Contents

82 Unit Six DJ was never a(n) ______ of the “every man for himself” philosophy; he always tried to help others. (A) tome (B) aspect (C) emissary (D) adherent (E) sacrilege Back to Table of Contents

83 Unit Six While one of the twins was quiet and thoughtful, the other was _____ and energetic. (A) effusive (B) diaphanous (C) profuse (D) incoherent (E) imperative Back to Table of Contents

84 Unit Six Before anyone could say that I was leading a reckless, _____ existence, I had an experience which forced me to sober up. (A) resolute (B) sacrilege (C) insoluble (D) dissolute (E) disparate Back to Table of Contents

85 Unit Six Ben expressed _____ regret for hitting the fence with his car, but he still had to pay for it. (A) profuse (B) diligent (C) impulsive (D) effusive (E) resolute Back to Table of Contents

86 UNIT SEVEN Back to Table of Contents

87 Unit Seven The basic _____ of the community may be undermined by the prolonged garbage collectors’ strike. (A) proficient (B) restitution (C) infrastructure (D) construe (E) constructive Back to Table of Contents

88 Unit Seven When Avram learned he was responsible for the damage to the store, he offered his services there as _____. (A) stature (B) restitution (C) excise (D) impetus (E) retrospective Back to Table of Contents

89 Unit Seven Until you become a _____ marksman, you shouldn’t go shooting outside the range. (A) proficient (B) facile (C) constructive (D) diligent (E) resolute Back to Table of Contents

90 Unit Seven Many experts _____ the Prime Minister’s remarks as meaning he will make changes in his economic policy. (A) deviate (B) construe (C) infringe (D) emote (E) expound Back to Table of Contents

91 Unit Seven Tim’s essay impressed his teacher because it was complex rather than _____. (A) remiss (B) resolute (C) facile (D) proficient (E) destitute Back to Table of Contents

92 Unit Seven Though Maggie has not been in our club for a year, her high _____ in our opinion has not changed. (A) infrastructure (B) epitome (C) impulse (D) stature (E) motif Back to Table of Contents

93 Unit Seven If he had an audience, Alton could _____ for hours upon the glories of ancient Rome. (A) expel (B) induce (C) deduce (D) expound (E) resolute Back to Table of Contents

94 Unit Seven The painter specializes in cheap _____ of great masterpieces. (A) aspects (B) motives (C) apparitions (D) statures (E) facsimiles Back to Table of Contents

95 Unit Seven The new hockey coach insists that our comments to each other be _____ and positive, rather than vicious and insulting. (A) constructive (B) facsimiles (C) destitute (D) factotum (E) proponent Back to Table of Contents

96 Unit Seven The tornado left many members of the impoverished community completely _____. (A) dejected (B) remiss (C) destitute (D) facile (E) incoherent Back to Table of Contents

97 Unit Seven Although I am no _____ of raising taxes, I don’t see any other way of obtaining money for our schools. (A) proponent (B) emissary (C) motif (D) detractor (E) sycophant Back to Table of Contents

98 UNIT EIGHT Back to Table of Contents

99 Unit Eight My _____, good-natured little brother is a favorite of his teachers. (A) docile (B) complacent (C) tempered (D) placebo (E) ingratiate Back to Table of Contents

100 Unit Eight Rather than trying to _____ herself with her new coworkers, Maxine earned their respect by doing excellent work. (A) construe (B) indoctrinate (C) infer (D) ingratiate (E) intemperate Back to Table of Contents

101 Unit Eight Lester was just beginning to grow _____ about his grades when he encountered the most difficult math test he had ever seen. (A) placid (B) intemperate (C) diligent (D) complacent (E) gratuitous Back to Table of Contents

102 Unit Eight Although many children find the first day of school scary, their nervousness is _____ by the excitement of new people, sights, and sounds. (A) expounded (B) ingratiated (C) tempered (D) intemperate (E) complicated Back to Table of Contents

103 Unit Eight Awarding an “A” in math to everyone would only be a(n) _____ for the students; it wouldn’t lead to real academic improvement. (A) placebo (B) adherent (C) ingrate (D) visage (E) tome Back to Table of Contents

104 Unit Eight Penny didn’t follow a particular religious _____ because she couldn’t decide which one was right. (A) tome (B) doctrine (C) docile (D) placebo (E) excise Back to Table of Contents

105 Unit Eight Since he had no opponent in the election, the candidate’s campaign ads seemed rather _____. (A) intemperate (B) gratuitous (C) remiss (D) complacent (E) placid Back to Table of Contents

106 Unit Eight If the political party cannot _____ its youngest members with its core values, how will it win the election? (A) intemperate (B) ingratiate (C) indoctrinate (D) infer (E) destitute Back to Table of Contents

107 Unit Eight I was amazed at the _____ Theo showed when faced with all kinds of temptations. (A) temperance (B) temper (C) doctrine (D) placebo (E) stature Back to Table of Contents

108 Unit Eight Mary didn’t want to seem like a(n) _____, so she graciously thanked her aunt for the sweater. (A) placebo (B) docent (C) emissary (D) motif (E) ingrate Back to Table of Contents

109 Unit Eight The _____ expression of the moose as it stared into the window was very different from the hysterical expression of the human staring back. (A) destitute (B) gratuitous (C) placid (D) docile (E) resolute Back to Table of Contents

110 Unit Eight The _____ conditions on the top of the mountain made it difficult for anyone to survive. (A) remiss (B) indoctrinate (C) docile (D) gratuitous (E) intemperate Back to Table of Contents

111 UNIT NINE Back to Table of Contents

112 Unit Nine With the help of my friends, I not only got through a(n) _____ situation, but I also learned from it. (A) insoluble (B) inflexible (C) voluble (D) inherent (E) adverse Back to Table of Contents

113 Unit Nine When the new computer system crashed because of a virus, we had to temporarily _____ to an old one. (A) subvert (B) evolve (C) retrospective (D) revert (E) introspective Back to Table of Contents

114 Unit Nine Rather than using the appropriate legal channels, Sid tried to _____ information from members of the city council. (A) facile (B) retort (C) docile (D) adverse (E) extort Back to Table of Contents

115 Unit Nine One of the more _____ teachers kept talking even after the bell rang, and his students were forced to stay and listen. (A) vocative (B) tortuous (C) voluble (D) adverse (E) intemperate Back to Table of Contents

116 Unit Nine The audience had the pleasure of watching a good opera _____ into a truly spectacular one. (A) extort (B) revert (C) evolve (D) deflect (E) subvert Back to Table of Contents

117 Unit Nine I try to be open-minded rather than _____ when it comes to the subject of love. (A) intemperate (B) tortuous (C) inflexible (D) remiss (E) adverse Back to Table of Contents

118 Unit Nine A quick, sarcastic _____ silenced the journalist who had asked an inappropriate question. (A) revert (B) evolve (C) extort (D) subvert (E) retort Back to Table of Contents

119 Unit Nine Our small, agile boat could easily navigate the _____ curves of the river. (A) adverse (B) tortuous (C) evolve (D) facile (E) docile Back to Table of Contents

120 Unit Nine By varying the _____ on a particular word or note, a singer can bring many different meanings out of the same song. (A) intemperance (B) placebo (C) inflection (D) voluble (E) doctrine Back to Table of Contents

121 Unit Nine The reasoning behind the budget disaster was so _____ that no one could begin to untangle it. (A) convoluted (B) sacrilege (C) inflexible (D) introspective (E) tortuous Back to Table of Contents

122 Unit Nine In an attempt to _____ the election results, the crooked politician threw away several boxes of ballots. (A) retort (B) subvert (C) evolve (D) revert (E) extort Back to Table of Contents

123 Unit Nine You will not always be able to _____ criticism away from yourself. (A) subvert (B) evolve (C) deflect (D) revert (E) extort Back to Table of Contents

124 UNIT TEN Back to Table of Contents

125 Unit Ten When Josie’s mother _____ her for coming home late, Josie hung her head in shame. (A) exonerate (B) reproved (C) culprit (D) onerous (E) approbation Back to Table of Contents

126 Unit Ten I was given the _____ job of dealing with a huge crowd of impatient and complaining customers. (A) approbation (B) onerous (C) criminal (D) culpable (E) adverse Back to Table of Contents

127 Unit Ten The _____ in the cookie theft is probably between three and six years old. (A) mea culpa (B) tome (C) incriminate (D) onus (E) culprit Back to Table of Contents

128 Unit Ten Do the defendant’s lawyers hope the new testimony will _____ their client? (A) decriminalize (B) incriminate (C) extort (D) reprove (E) exonerate Back to Table of Contents

129 Unit Ten Some people argue that we should _____ speeding, but others think we should make the laws tougher. (A) incriminate (B) decriminalize (C) recrimination (D) exonerate (E) culpable Back to Table of Contents

130 Unit Ten The principal felt that the boys were habitual _____ and should be expelled from school. (A) reprove (B) recriminations (C) reprobates (D) approbation (E) decriminalize Back to Table of Contents

131 Unit Ten Jesse refused to state publicly what _____ he had included in the angry letter to his boss. (A) decriminalize (B) exonerations (C) approbations (D) recriminations (E) mea culpas Back to Table of Contents

132 Unit Ten The _____ of the judges’ panel meant a lot to the nervous young dancer. (A) solicitation (B) incrimination (C) approbation (D) reprobation (E) exoneration Back to Table of Contents

133 Unit Ten Just being present when an accident occurs doesn’t make you _____ for that accident. (A) incriminate (B) onerous (C) diligent (D) culpable (E) reprove Back to Table of Contents

134 Unit Ten Philip now carries the _____ of defending his brother’s good character. (A) onus (B) reprobate (C) tome (D) reprove (E) motive Back to Table of Contents

135 Unit Ten My father said that my guilty expression _____ me more than anything else. (A) onus (B) incriminated (C) mea culpa (D) culpable (E) reprobate Back to Table of Contents

136 Unit Ten When I saw that my actions had caused a fight between my friends, I thought to myself, “____.” (A) culpable (B) mea culpa (C) onus (D) incriminate (E) reprobation Back to Table of Contents

137 UNIT ELEVEN Back to Table of Contents

138 Unit Eleven Although she looked _____ when I suggested climbing the fence, Lizzie went along with the plan. (A) incredulous (B) indubitable (C) dubious (D) credulous (E) fallacious Back to Table of Contents

139 Unit Eleven The _____ you displayed when your friends were in danger shows me how loyal you really are. (A) fidelity (B) redoubtable (C) dubious (D) confide (E) diffident Back to Table of Contents

140 Unit Eleven I hope that Andrew will not _____ in Jeff, since Jeff has a reputation for spreading other people’s secrets around. (A) credit (B) exonerate (C) infringe (D) confide (E) reprove Back to Table of Contents

141 Unit Eleven The army was facing its most _____ foe, a force almost three times bigger than itself. (A) redoubtable (B) fallacious (C) credible (D) indubitable (E) diffident Back to Table of Contents

142 Unit Eleven That the evidence was falsified now seems _____. (A) resolute (B) diffident (C) fallacious (D) credulity (E) indubitable Back to Table of Contents

143 Unit Eleven Dr. Leary’s more _____ patients are sometimes too shy or nervous to ask questions about their health. (A) dubious (B) fallacious (C) onerous (D) incredulous (E) diffident Back to Table of Contents

144 Unit Eleven The _____ which you showed to the car salesman will make him think he can overcharge you. (A) credible (B) indubitable (C) redoubtable (D) incredulous (E) credulity Back to Table of Contents

145 Unit Eleven Do not try to undermine my point with _____ logic and unreliable evidence. (A) credible (B) incredible (C) redoubtable (D) incredulous (E) fallacious Back to Table of Contents

146 Unit Eleven The detective thought the witness’ story was _____ enough. (A) diffident (B) fallacious (C) dubious (D) indubitable (E) credible Back to Table of Contents

147 Unit Eleven Until I fell in love with someone who was totally uninterested in me, I really didn’t think I was _____. (A) fidelity (B) fallacy (C) fallible (D) credence (E) credible Back to Table of Contents

148 Unit Eleven How much _____ do you give to the flashy stories you see on the local news? (A) credence (B) motive (C) fallacy (D) fidelity (E) aspect Back to Table of Contents

149 Unit Eleven Although the salesman’s pitch was convincing, it was based on a _____. (A) fallible (B) credible (C) credence (D) dubious (E) fallacy Back to Table of Contents

150 UNIT TWELVE Back to Table of Contents

151 Unit Twelve The microscope was so powerful that it allowed us to see things of an almost _____ size. (A) infinitesimal (B) infinite (C) penultimate (D) primal (E) novel Back to Table of Contents

152 Unit Twelve The _____ surprise came when we found our dog was going to have puppies, but the final shock was that our cat was going to have kittens at the same time. (A) penultimate (B) ultimate (C) infinitesimal (D) innovative (E) primeval Back to Table of Contents

153 Unit Twelve I felt a surge of raw, _____ anger when I saw that my house had been destroyed. (A) primeval (B) primal (C) novel (D) innovative (E) infinite Back to Table of Contents

154 Unit Twelve Early astronomers argued over whether the universe was _____ or had limits. (A) infinite (B) primal (C) penultimate (D) innovative (E) infinitesimal Back to Table of Contents

155 Unit Twelve Percy still needs help with his free throws because he is a basketball _____. (A) novice (B) primal (C) novel (D) emissary (E) diffident Back to Table of Contents

156 Unit Twelve The general issued a(n) _____ to the enemy soldiers: they could lay down their weapons or be fired upon. (A) fallacy (B) ultimate (C) onus (D) ultimatum (E) novel Back to Table of Contents

157 Unit Twelve The minister warned that the _____ of spiritual laws cannot be forgotten, even when day-to-day life becomes difficult. (A) primacy (B) primal (C) definitive (D) primeval (E) infinitesimal Back to Table of Contents

158 Unit Twelve One _____ solution to the arguments that broke out at every meeting was to give each club member a speaking time in advance. (A) novice (B) innovative (C) novel (D) ultimate (E) primeval Back to Table of Contents

159 Unit Twelve Because Julio is so shy, public speaking seems like the _____ torture to him. (A) ultimate (B) onerous (C) primal (D) primeval (E) penultimate Back to Table of Contents

160 Unit Twelve The _____ book on how to make pizza was written by a man who owned a pizza parlor for many years. (A) innovative (B) definitive (C) dubious (D) infinite (E) credible Back to Table of Contents

161 Unit Twelve One of the most _____ uses of technology that I saw at the computer showcase was a program that helps blind children learn to read. (A) primacy (B) ultimate (C) innovative (D) novice (E) infinite Back to Table of Contents

162 Unit Twelve The statue in the museum was a representation of a(n) _____ god of fire. (A) innovative (B) primal (C) novel (D) primeval (E) ultimatum Back to Table of Contents

163 UNIT THIRTEEN Back to Table of Contents

164 Unit Thirteen If the _____ bullet had not hit a wall, someone could have been seriously injured. (A) aberrant (B) errant (C) egress (D) circumvent (E) cursory Back to Table of Contents

165 Unit Thirteen If we meet their demands, the hostage-takers will give the hostages _____. (A) degrade (B) egress (C) recourse (D) digress (E) congress Back to Table of Contents

166 Unit Thirteen Even a(n) _____ glance at the room told the detective that something had gone horribly wrong. (A) erroneous (B) errant (C) aberrant (D) cursory (E) onerous Back to Table of Contents

167 Unit Thirteen Is there any way to _____ the floods that come in the spring? (A) convene (B) circumvent (C) digress (D) incur (E) egress Back to Table of Contents

168 Unit Thirteen A small _____ of local merchants had appeared on the village green. (A) congress (B) incur (C) cursor (D) regress (E) egress Back to Table of Contents

169 Unit Thirteen When the sacred _____ between a ruler and his or her people is broken, the consequences can be severe. (A) congress (B) precursor (C) covenant (D) tome (E) errant Back to Table of Contents

170 Unit Thirteen The reviewer went so far as to personally _____ many actors, calling them “unfit to take the stage.” (A) egress (B) convene (C) convolute (D) expound (E) degrade Back to Table of Contents

171 Unit Thirteen A(n) _____ into the camp of the enemy helped the soldiers gain valuable information and supplies. (A) err (B) egress (C) incursion (D) recourse (E) congress Back to Table of Contents

172 Unit Thirteen When the medical tests showed that Ron was severely ill, he felt sure the results were _____. (A) egress (B) precursor (C) err (D) convene (E) congress Back to Table of Contents

173 Unit Thirteen Compared to the rest of the cells we have collected, this cell, which is much bigger, seems _____. (A) aberrant (B) cursory (C) convoluted (D) recourse (E) onerous Back to Table of Contents

174 Unit Thirteen The judge _______ the court session by pounding her gavel. (A) precursor (B) erroneous (C) convened (D) recourse (E) aberrant Back to Table of Contents

175 Unit Thirteen The horse and buggy was a(n) _____ to our modern automobile. (A) egress (B) precursor (C) err (D) convene (E) congress Back to Table of Contents

176 Unit Thirteen Harriet felt she had no _____ but to go to the police with her information. (A) congress (B) recourse (C) placebo (D) fallacy (E) precursor Back to Table of Contents

177 UNIT FOURTEEN Back to Table of Contents

178 Unit Fourteen It would be unfortunate if money were able to _____ a group that has worked so hard to avoid endorsing a candidate. (A) politicize (B) virtue (C) virtuoso (D) pandemic (E) civilize Back to Table of Contents

179 Unit Fourteen If I cannot _____ my rowdy dogs within a few weeks, my neighbors are going to start complaining. (A) innovate (B) politicize (C) civilize (D) virile (E) recourse Back to Table of Contents

180 Unit Fourteen Patience was a _____ that my grandmother had in abundance. (A) virtue (B) credible (C) civic (D) apolitical (E) errant Back to Table of Contents

181 Unit Fourteen The speaker said that greed, like a disease, is _____ in the Western world. (A) civic (B) virile (C) cosmopolitan (D) virtuous (E) pandemic Back to Table of Contents

182 Unit Fourteen Do you think the President is charming and charismatic, or is he a(n) _____ who might eventually abuse the power he gains? (A) politician (B) demagogue (C) virtuoso (D) novice (E) diffident Back to Table of Contents

183 Unit Fourteen To what _____ group is this political campaign appealing? (A) pandemic (B) cosmopolitan (C) virile (D) demographic (E) civilize Back to Table of Contents

184 Unit Fourteen To prove that he is _____, a male gorilla will beat his chest and tear leaves from the trees. (A) civil (B) virile (C) pandemic (D) virtuous (E) political Back to Table of Contents

185 Unit Fourteen Oliver, who once considered himself _____, is now campaigning for governor. (A) politicize (B) civil (C) demagogue (D) apolitical (E) pandemic Back to Table of Contents

186 Unit Fourteen To Libbie, taking a limousine uptown felt very glamorous and _____. (A) apolitical (B) pandemic (C) demographic (D) cosmopolitan (E) virile Back to Table of Contents

187 Unit Fourteen Roger felt it was his _____ responsibility to pick up litter and sweep the sidewalk in the town. (A) voluble (B) apolitical (C) civic (D) demographic (E) cosmopolitan Back to Table of Contents

188 Unit Fourteen Rather than trying to prove she was a ballet _____, Amelia decided to show the audition judges the passion she felt for her art. (A) virtue (B) emissary (C) demagogue (D) virtuoso (E) civilian Back to Table of Contents

189 Unit Fourteen If Liam and Jane could show _____ to one another for even a minute, there would be no more fighting in the house. (A) virile (B) pandemic (C) political (D) cosmopolitan (E) civility Back to Table of Contents

190 UNIT FIFTEEN Back to Table of Contents

191 Unit Fifteen If you have ever learned a foreign language, you know that _____ speech is very different from formal, correct speech. (A) colloquial (B) emotive (C) virile (D) clamorous (E) evocative Back to Table of Contents

192 Unit Fifteen The hockey league let the temperature of the ice _____ the game schedule. (A) exclaim (B) equivocate (C) declaim (D) dictate (E) advocate Back to Table of Contents

193 Unit Fifteen While I think the writer has some talent, his language is not _____ of the places he describes. (A) colloquial (B) evocative (C) introspective (D) clamorous (E) eloquent Back to Table of Contents

194 Unit Fifteen Having uttered a powerful _____ against his evil uncle, the prince departed the kingdom. (A) malediction (B) covenant (C) evocation (D) exclamation (E) benediction Back to Table of Contents

195 Unit Fifteen Carla gave a(n) _____ speech in honor of the bride, and everyone applauded. (A) equivocate (B) colloquial (C) eloquent (D) emotive (E) virile Back to Table of Contents

196 Unit Fifteen Miss Hutchins, my second grade teacher, never allowed her students to _____; she wanted a yes-or- no answer. (A) clamor (B) evoke (C) declaim (D) equivocate (E) advocate Back to Table of Contents

197 Unit Fifteen Tommy’s _____ reveals that he is a trained Shakespearean actor. (A) exclamation (B) locution (C) benediction (D) declamation (E) malediction Back to Table of Contents

198 Unit Fifteen While composing the _____ for the ceremony, the leader thought carefully about what he wanted to say. (A) malediction (B) declamation (C) vocation (D) proclamation (E) benediction Back to Table of Contents

199 Unit Fifteen I am a(n) _____ of child safety, but I also think children should be given some freedom. (A) equivocate (B) advocate (C) exclaim (D) dictate (E) declaim Back to Table of Contents

200 Unit Fifteen Lisa heard the _____ wailing of the babies long before she reached the nursery. (A) colloquial (B) clamorous (C) exclamatory (D) evocative (E) eloquent Back to Table of Contents

201 Unit Fifteen On what dull topic must we listen to the professor _____ today? (A) evoke (B) declaim (C) locution (D) dictate (E) advocate Back to Table of Contents

202 Unit Fifteen The radio host’s remarks always struck me as overly energetic and _____. (A) declamatory (B) colloquial (C) provocative (D) exclamatory (E) evocative Back to Table of Contents

203 UNIT SIXTEEN Back to Table of Contents

204 Unit Sixteen The _____ of the problem is that my friend and I fight constantly. (A) indolent (B) dolorous (C) crux (D) excruciating (E) fervent Back to Table of Contents

205 Unit Sixteen I know that, being _____, you just want to sit around and eat potato chips, but you should get some exercise instead. (A) fervent (B) crucial (C) acrimonious (D) indolent (E) doleful Back to Table of Contents

206 Unit Sixteen It is George’s _____ hope that his favorite actress will answer his letters. (A) excruciating (B) dolorous (C) acrimonious (D) effervescent (E) fervent Back to Table of Contents

207 Unit Sixteen The critic found the film so awful that just sitting through it caused her_____ pain. (A) fervent (B) excruciating (C) acrimonious (D) acerbic (E) crucial Back to Table of Contents

208 Unit Sixteen The gloomy colors of the room seemed to _____ the sadness that Joyce felt. (A) effervescent (B) declaim (C) indolent (D) fervor (E) exacerbate Back to Table of Contents

209 Unit Sixteen The twins had a really _____ fight, and they hurt each other’s feelings deeply. (A) indolent (B) clamorous (C) dolorous (D) acrimonious (E) excruciating Back to Table of Contents

210 Unit Sixteen When Francoise heard the _____ whistle of a lonely train, she began to weep. (A) excruciating (B) dolorous (C) acrid (D) doleful (E) crucial Back to Table of Contents

211 Unit Sixteen If you are less _____ to the children when they ask questions, they won’t think of you as grumpy. (A) acerbic (B) virile (C) fervent (D) eloquent (E) doleful Back to Table of Contents

212 Unit Sixteen Hilda was amazed at the _____ Tim displayed when talking about his beloved model trains. (A) epitome (B) cosmopolitan (C) fervor (D) locution (E) crux Back to Table of Contents

213 Unit Sixteen It is _____ that we reach the trapped skiers before the temperature drops. (A) colloquial (B) cursory (C) crucial (D) indolent (E) crux Back to Table of Contents

214 Unit Sixteen If the fumes of the factory are so _____ that your eyes burn, you should stay out of that area. (A) acrimonious (B) acrid (C) punctilious (D) indolent (E) dolorous Back to Table of Contents

215 Unit Sixteen I felt such _____ happiness that I seemed to be floating instead of walking. (A) acrimonious (B) crucial (C) excruciating (D) effervescent (E) acrid Back to Table of Contents

216 UNIT SEVENTEEN Back to Table of Contents

217 Unit Seventeen A(n) _____ chapter explained some of the medical terms used in the book. (A) conscientious (B) rationale (C) annotated (D) disputed (E) prescient Back to Table of Contents

218 Unit Seventeen My _____ for cutting class and going to the beach was that it was the first really warm day of the year. (A) decriminalize (B) rationale (C) evoke (D) dictate (E) ingratiate Back to Table of Contents

219 Unit Seventeen Fred insisted that the property line ended at the tree, but his neighbor might _____ the claim. (A) declaim (B) congregate (C) dispute (D) impute (E) annotate Back to Table of Contents

220 Unit Seventeen Many people later called the police chief _____ for beefing up the force prior to the major crime wave. (A) phenomenon (B) connotation (C) impetuous (D) prescient (E) rational Back to Table of Contents

221 Unit Seventeen My father believed that even a(n) _____ man could redeem himself by doing good deeds. (A) unconscionable (B) disreputable (C) clamorous (D) irrational (E) rationale Back to Table of Contents

222 Unit Seventeen Natasha feels that if she is _____ about doing her job, she will make very few mistakes. (A) conscientious (B) prescient (C) irrational (D) unconscionable (E) rational Back to Table of Contents

223 Unit Seventeen Some citizens _____ the rougher winds in our town to the destruction of trees that served as wind blocks. (A) denote (B) rationalize (C) dispute (D) impute (E) annotate Back to Table of Contents

224 Unit Seventeen Although I know my fear of spiders is _____, I can’t go near them. (A) unconscionable (B) prescient (C) irrational (D) disreputable (E) rationale Back to Table of Contents

225 Unit Seventeen The dictionary’s _____ of the word surprised me, since I’d always thought it had a different meaning. (A) denotation (B) epitome (C) motif (D) connotation (E) annotation Back to Table of Contents

226 Unit Seventeen It can be easy to _____ a bad decision if you do not think about all the consequences. (A) repute (B) impute (C) rationalize (D) dispute (E) denote Back to Table of Contents

227 Unit Seventeen It was _____ of Dina to injure a man with her car and then leave the scene. (A) unconscionable (B) irrational (C) conscientious (D) disreputable (E) prescient Back to Table of Contents

228 Unit Seventeen If you know the _____ of that term, you know it is actually a compliment. (A) denotation (B) malediction (C) annotation (D) benediction (E) connotation Back to Table of Contents

229 UNIT EIGHTEEN Back to Table of Contents

230 Unit Eighteen The _____ of Chris’ situation certainly made me feel pity for him. (A) pathos (B) anesthetic (C) tangible (D) tactile (E) sentient Back to Table of Contents

231 Unit Eighteen As _____ beings, we have the power to understand the world around us. (A) empathetic (B) presentiment (C) apathetic (D) sentient (E) prescient Back to Table of Contents

232 Unit Eighteen The changes the new boss made in the company were both abstract and _____. (A) tangible (B) tactile (C) apathetic (D) presentiment (E) sentient Back to Table of Contents

233 Unit Eighteen We explore our environment not only through vision and hearing, but in a(n) _____ way. (A) tactile (B) intact (C) sentient (D) pathos (E) anesthetic Back to Table of Contents

234 Unit Eighteen Although I had a(n) _____ of disaster, I stepped onto the plane. (A) prescient (B) presentiment (C) tactile (D) pathos (E) empathy Back to Table of Contents

235 Unit Eighteen Because Gina has suffered greatly, she can feel _____ for other people in pain. (A) sentient (B) intact (C) empathy (D) fervent (E) sympathy Back to Table of Contents

236 Unit Eighteen My arm was bruised but _____, and I walked off the ski slope basically unhurt. (A) tactile (B) tangible (C) intact (D) doleful (E) fractious Back to Table of Contents

237 Unit Eighteen The drug had a(n) _____ effect, and Del began to lose feeling in his leg. (A) exclamatory (B) sympathetic (C) pandemic (D) apathetic (E) anesthetic Back to Table of Contents

238 Unit Eighteen Drew is anything but _____ about democracy; he has voted in every local, state, and national election for ten years. (A) sentient (B) empathetic (C) apathetic (D) intact (E) sympathetic Back to Table of Contents

239 Unit Eighteen The _____ began to shout that he saw the enemy’s torches in the distance. (A) advocate (B) demagogue (C) sentinel (D) civilian (E) emissary Back to Table of Contents

240 Unit Eighteen The _____ I had for Kip only increased when he started insulting my friends. (A) dolorous (B) anesthetic (C) tangible (D) aesthetic (E) antipathy Back to Table of Contents

241 Unit Eighteen Even though the beautiful old piano doesn’t work, it has a(n) _____ value. (A) presentiment (B) aesthetic (C) anesthetic (D) sentiment (E) evocation Back to Table of Contents

242 UNIT NINETEEN Back to Table of Contents

243 Unit Nineteen Although some people feel it is dangerous to be too _____, others think you should seek knowledge constantly. (A) precarious (B) acquisitive (C) despondent (D) requisition (E) inquisitive Back to Table of Contents

244 Unit Nineteen The priest found himself in a(n) _____ position; he did not know whom to trust, but he could not keep the information secret. (A) despondent (B) precarious (C) arrogant (D) acquisitive (E) inquisitive Back to Table of Contents

245 Unit Nineteen When France chose to _____ the treaty with Britain, the British were outraged. (A) deprecate (B) correspond (C) abrogate (D) dispute (E) interrogate Back to Table of Contents

246 Unit Nineteen I am afraid that if the police decide to _____ me, I will not be able to answer their questions. (A) deprecate (B) interrogate (C) correspond (D) abrogate (E) inquisitive Back to Table of Contents

247 Unit Nineteen If you would stop screaming _____, maybe we could talk like civilized people. (A) imprecations (B) requisition (C) despondent (D) espouse (E) acquisitive Back to Table of Contents

248 Unit Nineteen When Trina learned that she would not graduate, she became _____. (A) arrogant (B) acquisitive (C) despondent (D) precarious (E) inquisitive Back to Table of Contents

249 Unit Nineteen The relief organization needed to _____ more food for the hungry refugees. (A) requisition (B) correspond (C) deprecation (D) inquisition (E) acquisition Back to Table of Contents

250 Unit Nineteen Marty claims to _____ the founding principles of an independent political party. (A) deprecate (B) correspond (C) abrogate (D) espouse (E) implicate Back to Table of Contents

251 Unit Nineteen Because of her rather _____ nature, Jill tends to accumulate goods and possessions. (A) acquisitive (B) despondent (C) requisition (D) inquisitive (E) precarious Back to Table of Contents

252 Unit Nineteen In what many considered a(n) _____ gesture, the senator refused to meet with any members of the committee. (A) derogatory (B) inquisitive (C) precarious (D) despondent (E) arrogant Back to Table of Contents

253 Unit Nineteen I demanded an apology for a comment I thought was _____. (A) derogatory (B) despondent (C) restitution (D) acquisitive (E) precarious Back to Table of Contents

254 Unit Nineteen It was Fred’s habit to _____ the achievements of his noble family because he didn’t want to seem vain. (A) deprecate (B) interrogate (C) equivocate (D) imprecation (E) abrogate Back to Table of Contents

255 UNIT TWENTY Back to Table of Contents

256 Unit Twenty I could not _____ Parker from entering the beauty contest, no matter how hard I tried. (A) admonition (B) dissuade (C) conciliatory (D) pungent (E) counsel Back to Table of Contents

257 Unit Twenty Do you think Peter’s gift of his favorite toy to KC was a(n) _____ act, meant to win back his brother’s favor? (A) conciliatory (B) incautious (C) inquisitive (D) precarious (E) cautionary Back to Table of Contents

258 Unit Twenty Having given Lionel a(n) _____ about being more careful, the teacher let him go. (A) cautionary (B) epitomize (C) premonition (D) persuasion (E) admonition Back to Table of Contents

259 Unit Twenty If you _____ Reed to seek help with his homework, he will probably take your advice. (A) deprecate (B) reconcile (C) espouse (D) persuasion (E) counsel Back to Table of Contents

260 Unit Twenty I had a terrible _____, and decided to stay home instead of going to work. (A) cursory (B) premonition (C) pandemic (D) prescient (E) admonition Back to Table of Contents

261 Unit Twenty Be _____ when it comes to your personal finances; try to save money. (A) dissuasion (B) tangible (C) conciliatory (D) cautious (E) precautionary Back to Table of Contents

262 Unit Twenty If you can _____ these two opinions, which are so different, I will be amazed. (A) correspond (B) reconcile (C) persuasion (D) counsel (E) dissuade Back to Table of Contents

263 Unit Twenty As a _____, always wear a helmet when you ride your bike. (A) premonition (B) admonition (C) intact (D) precaution (E) dissuasion Back to Table of Contents

264 Unit Twenty I am of the _____ that likes to stay in and read books; my sister is the sort of person who likes to go to parties and movies. (A) counsel (B) tome (C) persuasion (D) admonition (E) arrogant Back to Table of Contents

265 Unit Twenty A _____ story about not judging people made all of us rethink our values. (A) cautionary (B) tacit (C) admonition (D) rationale (E) premonition Back to Table of Contents

266 UNIT TWENTY-ONE Back to Table of Contents

267 Unit Twenty-One The personal ad read, “Looking for another _____ golfer to share many hours on the golf course.” (A) sapient (B) insipid (C) palatable (D) avid (E) bibulous Back to Table of Contents

268 Unit Twenty-One Jay is a(n) _____ fellow who can often be found cheerfully ordering a round of drinks for a group of complete strangers. (A) gusto (B) avarice (C) sapient (D) avid (E) bibulous Back to Table of Contents

269 Unit Twenty-One Lisa found few friends who matched her intellectual ability, and often despaired of ever coming across anyone _____. (A) sapient (B) conducive (C) invincible (D) provincial (E) petulant Back to Table of Contents

270 Unit Twenty-One After the pep talk, the basketball players went back to their work with new _____. (A) benediction (B) placebo (C) gusto (D) crux (E) onus Back to Table of Contents

271 Unit Twenty-One I remember so much about Paris—the sights, the sounds, and especially the _____ pleasures. (A) imperative (B) palatable (C) abject (D) gustatory (E) impetuous Back to Table of Contents

272 Unit Twenty-One The hiring manager complained that a _____ of workers made it difficult to find jobs for everyone. (A) epiphany (B) glut (C) imprecation (D) pathos (E) sentinel Back to Table of Contents

273 Unit Twenty-One Imagine my surprise when my date turned out to be exciting and intelligent rather than a(n) _____ drone. (A) gluttonous (B) disreputable (C) avid (D) insipid (E) inherent Back to Table of Contents

274 Unit Twenty-One Because of television, citizens of one country may now _____ freely of the cultures of another. (A) infringe (B) defer (C) imbibe (D) induce (E) retract Back to Table of Contents

275 Unit Twenty-One The most important vow a monk takes involves giving up the pleasures of the world, so Brother John’s _____ was confusing to everyone. (A) motif (B) aspect (C) glut (D) avarice (E) tome Back to Table of Contents

276 Unit Twenty-One Are the candidates’ speeches _____ to you, or do you find them disagreeable? (A) credible (B) derogatory (C) palatable (D) punctilious (E) insipid Back to Table of Contents

277 Unit Twenty-One I was horrified to hear the mistress of the orphanage call the rail-thin child a _____. (A) adherent (B) glutton (C) culprit (D) novice (E) ingrate Back to Table of Contents

278 Unit Twenty-One Teresa traveled the world to develop her _____ and see what she liked. (A) palate (B) motif (C) demagogue (D) fallacy (E) credulity Back to Table of Contents

279 UNIT TWENTY-TWO Back to Table of Contents

280 Unit Twenty-Two I was surprised when Suha claimed to find the odor of _____ milk delightful. (A) rancid (B) purported (C) acerbic (D) acrid (E) avid Back to Table of Contents

281 Unit Twenty-Two Contrary to popular belief, pigs are not _____ creatures. (A) malodorous (B) insoluble (C) stagnant (D) precarious (E) abject Back to Table of Contents

282 Unit Twenty-Two We hoped our fruit would last for months, but it began to spoil and _____ in the hot, moist air. (A) exacerbate (B) annotate (C) diffuse (D) abrogate (E) putrefy Back to Table of Contents

283 Unit Twenty-Two Brian was afraid that the water gathered in the sewer would _____ and breed disease. (A) obviate (B) proliferate (C) excise (D) stagnate (E) incriminate Back to Table of Contents

284 Unit Twenty-Two The doctors specializing in _____ disorders were confused by the patient’s inability to smell anything at night. (A) olfactory (B) odoriferous (C) adherent (D) gustatory (E) sapient Back to Table of Contents

285 Unit Twenty-Two Anna said that the scuffle in the street was hardly _____ of the major brawls that had rocked the town years before. (A) remiss (B) provincial (C) bibulous (D) diffident (E) redolent Back to Table of Contents

286 Unit Twenty-Two When peeled, the fruit has a(n) _____ odor, like that of old socks. (A) palatable (B) fetid (C) fractious (D) placid (E) diaphanous Back to Table of Contents

287 Unit Twenty-Two Scientists studying decomposition delight in _____ matter that other people find disgusting. (A) fervent (B) dissolute (C) sapient (D) dolorous (E) putrid Back to Table of Contents

288 Unit Twenty-Two Paul showed the _____ he had felt for years when he refused to shake my hand. (A) infraction (B) dispute (C) rancor (D) recrimination (E) compunction Back to Table of Contents

289 Unit Twenty-Two Our _____ economy seems unable to “wake up,” no matter what major events occur. (A) fetid (B) odoriferous (C) putrid (D) rancor (E) stagnant Back to Table of Contents

290 Unit Twenty-Two Jackson hated having to drink the _____ concoction of vitamins that his mother prepared. (A) olfactory (B) odoriferous (C) adherent (D) gustatory (E) sapient Back to Table of Contents


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